BSPA Grand Prix Final 2015

World class display by Britain’s top squash players in J.W.Cannon BSPA Grand Prix Final at Roehampton Club

The J.W. Cannon Grand Prix British Squash Professionals Association Finals at Roehampton Club have been a resounding success with world class play from the country's leading players.

The prestigious, three-day tournament reached an exciting climax with top seed Daryl SelbybeatingShaun le Rouxto clinch the Men's Title and Alison Waters triumphing over Millie Tomlinson in the Women's Final.

 

The competition, which attracted an impressive crowd of squash fans, was hotly contested by all of the competitors including the Men's World Number 14 Daryl Selby and Women's World Number 3 player Alison Waters.

Roehampton Club Chief Executive Marc Newey commented, "This was an exclusive opportunity to showcase the cream of squash talent in what has been a superb competition here at Roehampton Club. We would like to thank the players and spectators as well as our sponsors - award-winning builders JW Cannon, who are currently constructing our new, state-of-the-art squash court, incorporating the revolutionary CourtWall system for singles and doubles play. We are delighted to be working with JW Cannon, a family firm, with an excellent reputation and strong local ties."


The new Roehampton Club show court - scheduled to open in September - is being built on the former sixth court and will feature retractable competition seating area for 74 spectators.


JW Cannon has signed a two year sports sponsorship deal with Roehampton Club, which will take in the entire 2016 Grand Prix tournament, from September to May 2016, as well as the BSPA London Under23 Open in January.

In an exclusive deal to celebrate their sponsorship,JW Cannon have offered Roehampton Club Members a discount of 10% on any building work they commission through the company www.jwcannon.com

Daryl's double delight at Grand Prix Title
Daryl Selby took the JW Cannon BSPA Grand Prix Finals with victory over South African international Shaun le Roux at Roehampton Club.
Defending his title Daryl started the first game patiently as he and Shaun exchanged points but from 4/2 up Daryl then took control building a 10/2 lead before closing out the game 11/4. In the 2nd game, Shaun looked to play more shots and was now getting himself into the match but at 8/8 Daryl covered the court exceptionally well retrieving all of Shaun's shots and a mix of wonderful shot making and a Shaun error saw Daryl take the game 11/8 and go 2-0 up. The 3rd game entertained a packed crowd but some unforced errors from Shaun gave Daryl a 6/3 lead with Daryl then seeming more confident hitting some wonderful winners to go 10/4 up and closed out the game and match 11/5 taking the title.

Daryl appropriately thanked those involved in the event at the Roehampton Club, including sponsors JW Cannon, and looked forward to returning next year to defend the title.
Daryl Selby bt Shaun le Roux 3-0, 11/4, 11/8, 11/8 (26mins)

Alison takes Grand Prix Title
Alison Waters was clearly happy with her performance to win the JW Cannon BSPA Grand Prix Finals winning in straight sets over Millie Tomlinson.
A fast start from Ali in the 1st racing to a 5/2 lead gave Millie little time to settle, then 9/6 although Millie was playing well and battling to get back into the game. Millie fought hard to get back to 9/9 but Ali took the first 11/9 with some excellent volleying. The 2nd seemed to be a repeat of the 1st game as Ali led 6/3 and Millie made Ali work for every point. The game became littered with decisions but Ali was too tight at the front of the court and held on to take the 2nd game 11/6. The 3rd mirrored the previous 2 games as Ali raced to a 4/1 lead with both players looking to take control of the 'T'. Ali used her experience to keep her lead despite a spirited fight back from Millie to 9/8, Ali closed out the game and match deservedly 11/8.

Ali was clearly pleased to win thanking the crowd for their support and JW Cannon for the tournament.
Alison Waters bt Millie Tomlinson 3-0, 11/9, 11/6, 11/8 (39mins)

Photos from left to right:

Daryl Selby and Shaun le Roux / Daryl Selby and JW Cannon director Clive Bowden / Alison Waters, Clive Bowden and Millie Tomlinson

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