Canary Wharf Classic 2019

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Round One





Images from 2018 Event




Canary Wharf Classic
03-07 March 2019
London, UK
, $109k
Round One
03/04 Mar
05 Mar
06 Mar
Qualifying at Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club, London, England:

Entry List
1) Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
2) Simon Rösner (GER)
3) Tarek Momen (EGY)
4) Paul Coll (NZL)
5) Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
6) Max Lee (HKG)
7) Fares Dessouky (EGY)
8) Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
9) Raphael Kandra (GER)
10) James Willstrop (ENG)
11) Omar Mosaad (EGY)
12) Daryl Selby (ENG)
13) Tom Richards (ENG)
14) Declan James (ENG)
15) Joel Makin (WAL)
16) Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
17) Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
18) Cameron Pilley (AUS)
19) Greg Lobban (SCO)
20) Gregoire Marche (FRA)
21) Borja Golan (ESP)
22) George Parker (ENG)
23) Mazen Hesham (EGY)
Wildcard) Sam Todd (ENG)


ElShorbagy to Defend Canary Wharf Classic Crown

World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy will return to London’s stunning East Wintergarden between March 10-15 as he aims to defend his Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic title.

ElShorbagy, the reigning men’s World Champion, prevailed in a marathon five-game battle with compatriot Tarek Momen in last year’s final to mark his first appearance at the tournament in five years and the pair will once again return to battle for the PSA World Tour Gold title in March.

A top-class draw will compete for the prestigious title, including Germany’s World No.3 Simon Rösner and New Zealand’s World No.7 Paul Coll, the latter of whom reached the semi-finals of this tournament in 2016.

Also involved is World No.8 Marwan ElShorbagy, Hong Kong’s Max Lee, Egypt’s Fares Dessouky and Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly, who complete the top eight seedings.

England No.1 James Willstrop heads up the home interest and will look to add to his four Canary Wharf Classic titles, with the most recent of those coming in 2013.

The 35-year-old will be joined by fellow Englishmen Daryl Selby, Tom Richards, Declan James and rising Yorkshireman Sam Todd. Todd takes the wildcard spot and the 15-year-old will look to build on a runner-up finish at the British Junior Open last week.

FX Counsellor and Captain of the Citi ‘A’ squash team in the Citigold Wealth Management Corporate Squash Challenge, Alex O’Mahony, said: "We are really looking forward to watching such a strong line-up compete for the title and are proud to be sponsoring the prestigious Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic."

A best-of-three games scoring format will be trialled at the tournament for a second year in succession. First round, second round and quarter-final matches will be played using the format, while the semi-finals and finals will revert to the traditional best-of-five games scoring.

More information on the Citigold Canary Wharf Classic can be found on the tournament website or by following the event on Twitter.

Tickets are now sold out, but action from every match will be shown live on SQUASHTV (Rest of World) and Eurosport Player. The semi-finals and final will also be broadcast on BT Sport, Fox Sports Australia, Astro and more.

2019 Citigold Canary Wharf Classic to Continue Best of Three Trial

A best-of-three games scoring format will be trialled for a second successive year at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic when the PSA World Tour Gold tournament takes place between March 10-15, 2019 at London’s illustrious East Wintergarden.

The 2018 edition of the prestigious tournament became the first ranking PSA Tour event to be played using the best of three format and saw World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy beat World No.4 Tarek Momen in the final.

This year’s tournament will see a best-of-three games format used in the first round, second round and quarter-finals, while scoring for the semi-finals and final will revert to the traditional best of five format, similar to last year.

"We’re excited to once again trial the best-of-three games format in Canary Wharf and are confident that it will contribute to an explosive week of action," said PSA Chief Operating Officer Lee Beachill.

"Last year’s tournament proved to be one of the most exciting instalments of the Canary Wharf Classic ever, with the early rounds showcasing some incredible drama and high-intensity matches.

"The best of three format gives players more recovery time between matches and this was evidenced by the fact that we had three terrific matches across the semi-finals and final last year, with those fixtures averaging over 75 minutes in length."

Tournament Director Tim Garner said: "The best-of-three games format fits our tournament perfectly. Not only was the on-court action just as eye-catching and dynamic as ever, the format gave us more flexibility when it came to scheduling the matches, which resulted in capacity crowds for every single fixture.

"The Canary Wharf Classic has been a hotbed of innovation for the sport in recent years and we are pleased to continue along that vein as we trial the best of three format once again."


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