British National Squash Championships 2016  •  08-14 February  •  Manchester

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06-Feb: Grant out injured, revised draw
Adrian Grant is another withdrawal in the men's draw - Tom Richards moves to 5/8 seed in Grant's spot, Tom Ford moves into the 9/16 spot, Angus Gillams up from qualifying ...

03-Feb: Barker out injured, revised draws

Second seed for the man's event Peter Barker was today forced to withdraw injured, both from this week's Swedish Open and next week's Nationals. We wish the Essex man a speedy recovery.

James Willstrop is the new number two seed, and the revised main draw sees virtually all the seeded players move - it's very much a redraw. Up from qualifying is Mark Fuller, there are only a couple of changes in that draw.

Matthew and Massaro top seeds
for 2015 Nationals

The 2015 edition of the British National Championships head for Manchester once more, with British squash stars battling for the prestigious national titles from 9th to 15th February at the National Squash Centre.

Nick Matthew is top seed in the men’s draw, where the three-time world champion will be bidding for a fourth title in a row and a seventh overall.

The Sheffield star’s tournament starts with a first round match against Adam Murrills, and if all goes to seeding he would then face Declan James, Adrian Grant, and 2011 champion Daryl Selby - who is scheduled to meet Adrian Waller in the quarters - on the way to the final.

Matthew’s opponent in the last three finals, two-time champion James Willstrop, is in the other half of the draw, but having been out for several months following hip surgery the former world number one’s ranking has dropped and he is seeded 3/4, behind Peter Barker.

If Barker is to reach a first Nationals final his scheduled route would be wins over Joel Hinds, Joe Lee, Chris Simpson and Willstrop in the semi-final. Willstrop’s route is equally tough, he’s scheduled to face Ben Coleman, Tom Richards and Alan Clyne to reach the semis.

The women’s draw predicts a final between Laura Massaro and Alison Waters, who between them have won the title for the last five editions.

Massaro, winner in 2011 and 2012, is top seed and faces a qualifier in the first round, followed by scheduled meetings with Emily Whitlock in the quarters and 2014 runner-up Madeline Perry in the semis. Perry, having made the final for the first time last year, would need to get past Victoria Lust and 5/8 seed Emma Beddoes to reach that meeting with Massaro.

Waters, champion four times including the last two events, also starts against a qualifier and will likely face two-time champion Jenny Duncalf, seeded 5/8, in the quarters. The winner of that is scheduled to face 3/4 seed Sarah-Jane Perry - should she get past a quarter-final with 5/8 seed Sarah Kippax - for a place in the final.

Qualifying starts on Mon 9th Feb with the finals set for Sun 15th. The Masters events, from O35 to O75, start on Wed 11th.

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