Selby stars on the big screen
at Canary Wharf
Alan Thatcher reports
Daryl Selby was a star on the big screen yesterday as he
took on passers-by at Canary Wharf in the new Wii squash game.
The new British National champion took on dozens of opponents as
crowds stopped during their lunch-break to watch the action in
the Jubilee Mall shopping centre, which is sited below the East
Wintergarden, venue for next week's ISS Canary Wharf Classic.
There were plenty of keen gamers who came forward to try their
hand and Daryl didn't have things all his own way on the 65-inch
His first defeat came against Khawaja Jan (pictured).
Daryl also chopped up his younger brother Elliott and
promoters Tim Garner.
I managed just two points in my first go but was pleased to
score seven on my second attempt!
Today, Canary Wharf shoppers will be able to take on former
world champion Peter Nicol and tomorrow it's the turn of
world No.7 Peter Barker to join the fun.
Peter Barker at Canary Wharf
Peter Barker took his turn on the plasma screen today as
Canary Wharf shoppers get a taste of the action that's coming to
the East Wintergarden next week.
world No.7 from London also met up with women's squash legend
Lisa Opie, who is now working as an osteopath at the nearby
Reebok Club at Canary Wharf.
Sadly, a recent cut finger meant Lisa wasn't quite up to her old
During a busy lunchtime session, Peter also had a game with the
Mayor of Brent, who took time out from a luncheon
engagement at the East Wintergarden to tour the Jubilee Mall
Several Wii enthusiasts took up the challenge, with only one
managing to get the better of next week's No.4 seed. It was a
very happy Stefano Diamantini who collected his prize of
two tickets to Tuesday's first round and a super new Prince
racket, presented by Tim Garner.
Peter Barker with the
Mayor of Brent