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REPORTS & RESULTS BY ROUND 

Preview

Qualifying

Round One

Quarters

Semis

Final

   

East Wintergarden Venue

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DRAW

Canary Wharf Classic 2020
08 - 13 Mar
London, UK
, $109k
Round two
09/10 Mar
Quarters
11 Mar
Semis
12 Mar
Final
13
Mar
 

 


 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 
 
 Round one
2020 St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic – Draw
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) [bye]
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [9/16] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Tom Richards (ENG)
[5] Simon Rösner (GER) [bye]
[6] Diego Elias (PER) [bye]
[WC] Richie Fallows (ENG) v [9/16] James Willstrop (ENG)
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) v Daryl Selby (ENG)
[3] Tarek Momen (EGY) [bye]
[4] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) [bye]
Greg Lobban (SCO) v [9/16] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
[9/16] Omar Mosaad (EGY) v Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
[7] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) [bye]
[8] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) [bye]
Raphael Kandra (GER) v [9/16] Fares Dessouky (EGY)
[9/16] Adrian Waller (ENG) v Declan James (ENG)
[2] Ali Farag (EGY) [bye]
 
 

 REPORTS

World Champion Momen Handed Tricky Fixtures as Canary Wharf Classic Draw is Released

World Champion Tarek Momen has been handed a tricky second round tie against either the in-form Joel Makin or local favourite Daryl Selby after the draw for the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic - taking place March 8-13 in London’s iconic East Wintergarden - was released today.

Momen has finished as runner-up at this tournament on two occasions, first to World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy in 2018 and then to New Zealand’s Paul Coll last year. However, the World No.3 avenged that defeat to Coll in November 2019 as he got his hands on the biggest trophy in men’s squash - the PSA World Championship - and he will look to make it third time lucky this time around at the PSA World Tour Gold tournament.

Momen is predicted to come up against World No.11 Makin in round two and will need to end a two-match losing streak to the Welshman after defeats in November’s CIB Egyptian Squash Open and in December’s WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship.

The winner of that match is seeded to play the dangerous World No.7 Diego Elias in the quarter-finals, while ElShorbagy could lie in wait in the semi-finals.

The bottom half of the draw sees World No.2 Ali Farag pitted against the winner of an all-English battle between Adrian Waller and Declan James.

He will need to come through a field that contains former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad, 2017 World Championship runner-up Marwan ElShorbagy and 2018-19 PSA World Tour Finals runner-up Mohamed Abouelghar if he is to reach a first Canary Wharf Classic final.

There are six Englishman involved in the draw, with three-time World No.1 James Willstrop taking on tournament wildcard Richie Fallows in round one, while Tom Richards lines up against Saurav Ghosal of India.

"The draw has thrown up some blockbuster matches right from day one, with the world’s best set to go head-to-head in front of a packed house at East Wintergarden," said Tournament Director Tim Garner.

"The Canary Wharf Classic spectators are amongst the most knowledgable and passionate on the PSA World Tour, and East Wintergarden is transformed into a cauldron of noise whenever these top-class athletes do battle on court.

"With a plethora of current and former World Champions and World No.1s in attendance, I expect this year to be no different and I’m looking forward to watching the drama unfold next month."

The Canary Wharf Classic will use a best-of-three games scoring format up to and including the quarter-finals for a third year in succession. The semi-finals and final will revert to traditional best-of-five scoring.

All of the action from East Wintergarden will be streamed live on SQUASHTV (rest of world), Eurosport Player (Europe only) and the official PSA World Tour Facebook page (excluding Europe & Japan), while the semi-finals and final will also be shown live on multiple mainstream broadcasters around the globe.

Fans can stay up-to-date with the latest news on the tournament by visiting the event's official website or by following the Canary Wharf Classic on Twitter

2020 St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic – Draw
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) [bye]
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [9/16] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Tom Richards (ENG)
[5] Simon Rösner (GER) [bye]
[6] Diego Elias (PER) [bye]
[WC] Richie Fallows (ENG) v [9/16] James Willstrop (ENG)
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) v Daryl Selby (ENG)
[3] Tarek Momen (EGY) [bye]
[4] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) [bye]
Greg Lobban (SCO) v [9/16] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
[9/16] Omar Mosaad (EGY) v Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
[7] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) [bye]
[8] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) [bye]
Raphael Kandra (GER) v [9/16] Fares Dessouky (EGY)
[9/16] Adrian Waller (ENG) v Declan James (ENG)
[2] Ali Farag (EGY) [bye]
 
World-Class Draw Confirmed for Canary Wharf Classic

World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy headlines a stellar draw for the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic, which will take place at London’s stunning East Wintergarden between March 8-13.

Now in its 17th year, the PSA World Tour Gold tournament continues to attract the world’s leading players with World Champion Tarek Momen and former World No.1s Ali Farag and Karim Abdel Gawad also featuring alongside 2018 winner ElShorbagy.

ElShorbagy bowed out at last year’s tournament at the semi-final stage to eventual runner-up Momen and will be looking to go further this season after reclaiming his place at the top of the World Rankings this month.

Also involved is Germany’s World No.6 Simon Rosner, Peru’s World No.7 Diego Elias, Egypt’s World No.8 Marwan ElShorbagy and World No.9 Mohamed Abouelghar.

Wales’ World No.11 Joel Makin heads up the British contingent at the event following an impressive season. The 25-year-old will be joined by Englishmen James Willstrop, Adrian Waller, Declan James, Daryl Selby and Tom Richards, while London-born Richie Fallows takes the wildcard spot.

“This is the strongest draw in the history of the tournament," said Tournament Director Tim Garner.

"Having four world champions at the top of the list is simply amazing. It's a major bonus all round, and a wonderful way to begin our partnership with our new title sponsors St. James's Place Wealth Management.

"It's also a huge bonus for the thousands of loyal fans who have clamoured for every available ticket months in advance and who generate such a brilliant atmosphere at the East Wintergarden. Everyone is looking forward to an incredible week of drama and entertainment as these titans of the game take to the court."

A best-of-three games scoring format will take place at the event for the third year running. First round, second round and quarter final matches will be played using the format, while semi-finals and the final will revert to the traditional best-of-five games scoring.

Fans can stay up-to-date with the latest news on the tournament by visiting the event's official website or by following the Canary Wharf Classic on Twitter.

2020 St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic – Entry List
1) Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
2) Ali Farag (EGY)
3) Tarek Momen (EGY)
4) Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
5) Simon Rosner (GER)
6) Diego Elias (PER)
7) Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
8) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
9) Joel Makin (WAL)
10) Fares Dessouky (EGY)
11) Saurav Ghosal (IND)
12) Gregoire Marche (FRA)
13) Mazen Hesham (EGY)
14) Omar Mosaad (EGY)
15) James Willstrop (ENG)
16) Adrian Waller (ENG)
17) Declan James (ENG)
18) Daryl Selby (ENG)
19) Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
20) Tom Richards (ENG)
21) Greg Lobban (SCO)
22) Raphael Kandra (GER)
23) Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
Wildcard) Richie Fallows (ENG)
 
 

TICKETS

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.

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