World Airline Squash Tournament
Lambs Squash And Racquets Club, London, 18-22
WAST Final Evening
final evening was a great success, with a fine doubles exhibition
match from Peter Nichol, Nick Matthew, Phil Barker and Ben Garner,
followed by a fine singles match with Peter and Nick, our thanks to
The tournament was a wonderful success and was won by Singapore
Airlines, our congratulations to them and thanks to all the
participating teams for there enthusiasm and contribution.
On behalf of myself and Pete, thank you to our host club Lambs and Tim
Garner and his team, and of course Squashsite for your great coverage.
See you all next year in Dubai with our hosts Emirates Airlines.
Matthew on a roll
New British Open Champion Nick Matthew beat Peter Nicol 3/1 in an
exhibition match to round off the World Airline Squash Tournament at
The crowd of 100+ people really enjoyed the old master battle with the
man in form. Earlier on the doubles was the Retired Pros (Peter Nicol
& Phil Barker) v the Current Pros (Nick Matthew & Ben Garner) with the
latter winning a match that was great fun, and the crowd were dazzled
by the array of shots and the speed of the players' reflexes.
British Open Champion(s)
We can now confirm that there are only 30 tickets left for the
exhibition match this Friday evening the 22nd, at Lambs Squash And
The evening will commence with a doubles exhibition, Peter Nicol,
Nick Matthew, Ben Garner and Phil Barker, this will be followed by
a singles exhibition with Peter and Nick, this is expected to start
around 1900 after the conclusion of the Airline Tournament.
What a great opportunity to see the new British Open Champion and of
course the squash legend that is Peter Nicol.
Tickets are priced at £20 pounds and are available from the club
reception on 0207 638 3811, a buffet is included.
WAST UPDATE ...
can now confirm that Peter Nicol and Nick Matthew have
kindly given up their time to play an exhibition match on the last
night of the tournament, Friday the 22nd.
This is a great opportunity to see the highly respected Peter and the
current National Champion Nick, and we are very grateful for their
contribution to the event.
It is anticipated that the match will take place around 1900 after the
tournament finals, and the exhibition game is likely to be made
available to public admission, details will be posted later ...
LAMBS FOR 2006
The world airline tournament will take place at
Lambs in London in
British Airways are the host airline, and First Officer Pete
Mahon and Purser Mike Hancock, are the tournament
Pete is a former county player and Mike is a coach, you may well know
from the Manchester event team, they both carry a great enthusiasm for
This is a completely amateur event bringing together players from the
world's airlines, who share the same enthusiasm for the game.
Through their connections in the game, both Mike and Pete are
confident that a very strong exhibition match will take place on the
final evening, and when details are finalised, may well be made
available to the public.
Tournaments - History
Emirates, Qatar Airways,
Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific,
Air Canada, Qantas, and hosts