ISS Canary Wharf Classic 2008
WILLSTROP BIDS FOR THIRD TIME LUCKY
AT ISS CANARY WHARF CLASSIC
Englandís James Willstrop will be
bidding for a hat-trick of titles when the world's leading squash stars
return to London, to show off their dazzling skills in the 2008 ISS Canary
Wharf Squash Classic.
This showpiece sports event, now in its fifth year, will take place from
March 10-14, 2008, inside the superb East Wintergarden venue at
Canary Wharf; with action taking place on the all-glass Harris Brushes
Firmly established as the No 1 Squash tournament in London, organisers are
delighted to announce that ISS Facility Services (London) have confirmed a
two-year extension of their Title Sponsorship, and that Canary Wharf Group
PLC will be continuing as Host Sponsor.
Willstrop will be bidding for a third successive title, having won the
inaugural event in 2004 by beating Franceís Thierry Lincou in the final,
and then triumphing against Scotlandís John White earlier this year for a
second Canary Wharf success.
Co-promoter, Peter Nicol is expecting Willstrop to face some fierce
competition. Former world champion Nicol, (who retired last year after 15
years on the pro circuit).
competition at the top level is as tough as ever. There are so many great
players in the world top ten that it is impossible to predict the outcome
of any tournament. However, the Egyptians, Amr Shabana and Ramy Ashour,
have been in amazingly consistent form over the past 12 months and thatís
why they are at the top of the rankings.
Having said that, it was great to see a British triumph at Canary Wharf
this year. James has worked so hard since turning professional that he
deserves every success that comes his way, and he was a very popular
winner. The crowds really got behind him and all the British players and
it was a fantastic atmosphere all week.
Nicol is expecting to see sell-out crowds once again for the 2008 event
and is urging squash fans to book their tickets early to avoid
"We sold every back-wall seat for every night of play in February and the
calibre of squash on show was exceptional. We know there is a great demand
to see that level of entertainment. The Canary Wharf crowds are very
knowledgeable and extremely vocal, so it all adds up to a superb
atmosphere for both players and spectators."
Tickets on sale from
9am Dec 1st
or via the website
for this Five-Star ranking tournament on the PSA world circuit, which once
again guarantees the presence of the worldís top players.