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Alliance Fabricating Simon Warder Memorial 2017
13-18 Nov, Sarnia, Canada, $5k

FINALS:

Nikki Todd (CAN) 3-2 Diana Garcia (MEX)

What an incredible game defined by long rallies and a great rivalry! Garcia was a true warrior, refusing to give up even after Nikki came out with a strong showing in games 1 and 2. Down 2-0, Garcia dug deep and clawed back, forcing the match to a deciding fifth game. Nikki came out strong in game 5, with her signature front-court style pulling her ahead to a 7-2 lead. Garcia, in true form, pushed back hard with some crafty shots, but ultimately with some consistent length and some well-timed boasts, Nikki was able to secure her first ever PSA title.

A special thank you to Summit Insulation for their continued generous support of our PSA W5 draw. And, of course, a heartfelt congratulations to the obvious crowd favourite, Canadian Nikki Todd, on her first ever PSA title. We could not have been happier to celebrate this with you, Nikki.

Ashley Davies (ENG) 3-1 Chris Hanson (USA)

Wow! An incredible showing of fitness and craft as both players fought tooth-and-nail to the finish. The match was defined by some long rallies, with both players attacking and defending well. Davies, coming in as the underdog, came out strong in the beginning of the match, patiently waiting for and creating opportunities to attack the front of the court.

Davies was able to take the pace out of the rally well when needed, forcing Hanson back with some tight lobs. Davies’ punishing forehand volley secured him a win in games 1 and 2. Down 2-0, Hanson, much like Garcia in the women’s match, dug deep and stuck to the basics. He temporarily frustrated Davies and was able to pull out a win in a close game 3.

Davies,determined now, came out strong in game 4. His belief in himself and his game was evident as he relied on his signature style – long reach, speed and patience – to decisively pull ahead in game four and become the second ever men’s champion of the Simon Warder Memorial Tournament.

Many thanks to ANJ Industrial Fabricating for their continued support. And to Ashley, who always believed he had it in him to win this, congratulations and thank you for giving Sarnia a truly incredible showing of fitness and craft!
 

Simon Warder Memorial 2017
13-18 Nov, Sarnia, Canada, $5k
Round One
15 Nov
Quarters
16 Nov
Semis
17 Nov
Final
18 Nov
[1] Chris Hanson (Usa)
11/4, 6/11, 11/2, 11/8 (45m)
Vincent Droesbeke (Fra)
[1] Chris Hanson

11/5, 11/6, 11/4 (22m)

[5] Mark Broekman
[1] Chris Hanson

11/4, 9/11, 11/6, 11/5

[4] Anthony Graham

[1] Chris Hanson

 

11/8, 11/3, 9/11, 11/6

 

[3] Ashley Davies

[5] Mark Broekman (Eng)
11/7, 11/2, 11/6 (32m)
[Q] Moustafa Hamada (Usa)
[7] Leonel Cardenas (Mex)
11/4, 11/4, 7/11, 11/6 (32m)
[WC] Nick Sutcliffe (Eng)
[7] Leonel Cardenas

6/11, 11/7, 11/6, 5/11, 11/9 (45m)

[4] Anthony Graham
[4] Anthony Graham (Eng)
11/4, 13/11, 11/7 (37m)
Joshua Hollings (Can)
  [Q] Albert Shoihet (Can)
11/8, 7/11, 11/7, 12/10 (45m)
[3] Ashley Davies (Eng)
[3] Ashley Davies

11/3, 11/5, 11/5 (25m)

 [Q] Tess Jutte
[3] Ashley Davies

12/10, 11/9, 8/11, 11/3

[2] Adam Murrills

 [Q] Tess Jutte (Ned)
11/5, 11/6, 11/6 (35m)
[8] Jon Geekie (Sco)
  Cameron Seth (Can)
11/8, 4/11, 7/11, 11/6, 11/6 (55m)
[6] Micah Franklin (Ber)
[6] Micah Franklin

8/11, 11/6, 11/4, 11/2 (31m)

[2] Adam Murrills
[Q] Fernando Magdaleno (Mex)
11/8, 11/8, 11/3 (37m)
[2] Adam Murrills (Eng)
Qualifying finals:
Tess Jutte (Ned) 3-0 Rory Bradd (Can)                   11-2, 11-2, 11-2 (20m)
Fernando Magdaleno (Mex) 3-0 Guy Davidson (Usa) 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (45m)
Moustafa Hamada (Egy) 3-0 Jayden Shortt (Can)     11-6, 11-6, 11-6 (25m)
Albert Shoihet (Can) 3-0 Brad Hanebury (Can)       11-9, 11-5, 14-12 (20m)
Simon Warder Memorial 2017
13-18 Nov, Sarnia, Canada, $5k
Round One
15 Nov
Quarters
16 Nov
Semis
17 Nov
Final
18 Nov
[1] Nikki Todd (Can)
11/6, 9/11, 11/6, 11/3 (35m)
Jasmine Hutton (ENG)
[1] Nikki Todd

12/10, 11/4, 11/1 (24m)

[6] Ali Hemingway
[1] Nikki Todd

9/11, 11/4, 11/3, 11/4

[Q] Ingy Hammouda

[1] Nikki Todd

 

11/7, 11/7, 4/11, 9/11, 11/7

 

[3] Diana Garcia

[6] Ali Hemingway (Wal)
11/3, 11/4, 11/6
 [Q] Deirdre Bradd (Can)
 [5] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (Pak)
10/12, 11/9, 11/4, 13/11 (35m)
[Q] Ingy Hammouda (Egy)
[Q] Ingy Hammouda

11/6, 11/5, 11/7 (19m)

[4] Emilia Soini
[4] Emilia Soini (Fin)
11/9, 11/9, 12/10 (25m)
Nessrine Ariffin (Mas)
 [Q] Natasha Seth (Can)
11/3, 11/2, 11/0 (15m)
[3] Diana Garcia (Mex)
[3] Diana Garcia

11/5, 11/7, 11/7 (28m)

[7] Thaisa Serafini
[3] Diana Garcia

11/5, 12/10, 11/4

[2] Nicole Bunyan

Mary Fung-A-Fat (Guy)
11/7, 11/9, 11/9 (25m)
[7] Thaisa Serafini (Bra)
Micaala Seth (Can)
11/8, 11/6, 11/1 (23m)
[8] Tiffany Hau (Usa)
Micaala Seth

11-4, 11-8, 11-6 (20m)

[2] Nicole Bunyan
[Q] Emma Jinks (Can)
11/3, 11/7, 11/7 (18m)
[2] Nicole Bunyan (Can)

Qualifying finals:
Ingy Hammouda (Egy) 3-0 Laura Savage (Can)                 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (15m)
Natasha Seth (Can) 3-1 Paula Jenkins (Can)          11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6 (26m)
Deirdre Bradd (Can) 3-2 Emma Head (Usa) 13-11, 11-3, 10-12, 10-12, 12-10 (45m)
Emma Jinks (Can) 3-0 Holly Delavigne (Can)                     11-7, 11-3, 11-5 (34m)

17-Nov, Semis:

Nikki Todd (Can) 3-1 Ingy Hammouda (Egy)

Hammouda came out strong in the first game keeping the ball tight.

Todd stepped up in the second game find her stride. Hitting crisp drops and tight lengths Todd took control of the match closing it out in 4 games.

Chris Hanson (Usa) 3-1 Anthony Graham (Eng)

Both players started out strong playing a close, intense game right off the bat. The second game was dominated by killer drop shots that won both players multiple points.

Graham managed to pull away with a close victory in game two. By game three both players were still in excellent condition though Hanson was able to edge out Graham.

In the final game both players were bringing out their best with Hanson again winning no small number of points off of great front court plays.

Diana Garcia (Mex) 3-0 Nicole Bunyan (Can)
Guest Blog by Sam Cornett

Garcia came out strong with power and agility in the first game. Bunyan straightened out and gave a strong push in the second causing Garcia to sweat bit. But with good length and great boasts, Garcia was able to squeak out the game 12-10.

Garcia raced ahead 3-0 in the third and played fast paced, with great straight length and straight kills. She wrong footed Bunyan a few times too, and won the third in comfortable fashion 11-4.

Garcia books her place in the final without dropping a game so far.

Ashley Davies (Eng) 3-1 Adam Murrills (Eng)
Guest blog by Micah Franklin


Adam kicked things off playing very positive attacking well taking a fast 10-5 lead in the first. Ashley then seemed to settle his nerves and play smart and steady. He managed to play very disciplined and claw his way back to 10-10 hardly placing a foot wrong.

In the tie-break, Ashley continued his momentum and pulled off the comeback taking a crucial first game. In the second it was much more back and forth with both players exchanging point after point. Adam was attacking to the front much more often rather than Ashley who was moving incredibly well, lifting himself out of trouble to perfection.

Ashley takes that game 11-9. In the third it seemed as though Adam dug deep and learned from his mistakes in the first, attacking quick and playing patiently when in the back of the court. Adam takes the third 11-8.

The last game switched momentum fast when in a matter of minutes Ashley took a 5-0 lead. He seemed a man on the mission and nothing was going to get in his way from the upset taking the match with a confident 11-2 fourth game.

Great match from both players.
 

15-Nov, Round ONE:

Leonel Cardenas (MEX) 3-1 Nick Sutcliffe (ENG)

Cardenas had Sutcliffe on the run for the first two games but Sutcliffe came out determined in game three. He appeared to frustrate Cardenas with some skilled shot-making. Unfortunately for Sutcliffe, he could not maintain this and Cardenas came out with the victory in game 4.

Anthony Graham (ENG) 3-0 Josh Hollings (CND)

Game one began with a slow pace, players settling into play. Near the end of the first the match became more physical. Both players received a conduct warning for dissent. Third game saw Graham executing winning drop shots. Hollings had a few unforced errors. Graham advances after a 3-0 victory.

Graham: “The match became very scrappy which led to me being tired physically and mentally. I don’t feel I played the best but I am happy to have moved on through the first round. I’m hoping to have a
better performance tomorrow”.

Mark Broekman (ENG) 3-0 Mustafa Hamada (USA)

Broekman took control of rallies using his height to play balls early, which put pressure on Hamada. A few unforced errors by Hamada allowed Broekman to take the lead. Broekman advances after 3-0 win.

Broekman: “A bit of a shaky start as I am not used to an all glass court, but was happy to get through the first game and settle into the match a little bit and play more of my style of squash. He is tricky when you give him time and I knew he would fire the ball in so the basic game plan was to keep it simple until he attacked then to counter attack, luckily I didn’t need to divert from that plan too much and am happy to progress to the quarter finals”.

Chris Hanson (USA) 3-1 Vincent Droesbeke (FRA)

Hanson, the number one seed, came out strong, keeping the ball tight to the wall and keeping the pressure on Droesbeke. Hanson advances after 3-1 victory.

Tess Jutte (NED) 3-0 Jon Geekie (SCO)

Tess used his height to his advantage, controlling the T when he could and using his power to keep the ball in the back. Rally’s up front were chaotic with quick gets and re-drops usually being played frequently.

Thaisa Serafini (BRA) 3-1 Mary Fung-A-Fat (GUY)

Both girls looked to ease into the match, not attacking right away. Around the mid point of game one Serafini started playing tight drops up front and forcing her opponent to stretch. Serafini used her power to keep Fung-A-Fat deep and waited for an opening to attack front in games 2 and 3.

Ashley Davies (ENG) 3-0 Albert Shoihet (CAN)

Both players came out hot, and the game quickly lacked rhythm, this suited Albert not Ashley. Albert played great attacking shots, but high risk, some great winners, but also some weak errors. Ashley had a simple game plan to keep the ball out of Alberts reach, keep the ball at the back, and wait for an opening. Albert made some errors at key points in the match, this led to a close match but a loss.

Diana Garcia (Mex) 3-0 Natashia Seth (local)

Seth was in tough from the get go. The experience and skill of Garcia was apparent quickly, and did not let down. Seth made a valiant effort with some great gets, but the pressure created from Garcia lead to her swift victory.

Adam Murrills (ENG) 3-0 Fernando Magdelano (MEX)

Murrills came out with patience and composure, extending rallies and waiting for his opportunity in the first. It was a grind to begin with reaching 8 all before Murrills was able to capitalize on a couple of loose balls and put it away to win the first. Second game followed Murrills plan again, as it was tight until 8 all until Murrills forced a few tough shots on Magdelano to open up an attacking shot for the win. Murrills came out strong in the third and increased the pressure to ensure a quick victory.

Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 3-0 Emma Jinks (CAN)

Bunyan came out focussed and determined. Her shots were crisp and strong, keeping pressure on the young contender. Jinks retrieved well and was able to use her speed to keep in the match but overall the
experience of Bunyan prevailed.

Micah Franklin (BER) 3-2 Cameron Seth (CAN)

Seth was attacking well at the beginning of the game. Micah found his feet though and was able to start pressuring Seth near the end to capture the game. In the second Seth was able to play the ball quick and force Micah to react sooner than expected. This led to numerous unforced errors from Micah, and Seth grabbing game 2. The next three games became a full on battle of attrition. Both players exerting all the energy they had. In the end Micah was able to keep his composure and sneak out the win.

Micaala Seth (CAN) 3-0 Tiffany Hau (USA)

Micaala, despite some few unforced near the beginning, was able to hone in and use her skills to keep pressure on her opponent. Each rally was meticulously set up with good length, eventually transpiring into a nice front court kill shot. Although Hau was able to use her speed to retrieve some of the shots, Micaala was already waiting and set to pounce on the next one.
 

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