SQUASH I AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix Draw Announced

SQUASH I AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix Draw Announced
internationalSPORTgroup is delighted to announce the draw for this year’s AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix to be staged at the National Squash Centre in Manchester which sees World Champions Gregory Gaultier and Nick Matthew seeded to meet on the 5th December in a potential title decider.
 
Gaultier, the 2015 World Champion who's recent 2016 World Championship campaign ended prematurely due to injury, will be aiming to make a triumphant return to tournament play as the championship’s top seed. For three-time World Champion Matthew, the AJ Bell British Grand Prix, a title he has already won on three occasions, could be the fitting finish to a difficult year.
 
Matthew will begin his campaign against Joel Makin, the talented and dangerous Welsh National Champion who will be making his debut at the event having received the wildcard following a succession of fine recent performances on the international circuit. Should Matthew overcome his Welsh challenger, the 36 year-old will have to be at his best to go all the way with Hong Kong No.1 Max Lee, 2014 finalist Mathieu Castagnet of France and compatriot Daryl Selby, all in the Englishman’s half of the draw.
 
Gaultier will face England's former World No.12 Tom Richards in round one, while former World No.1 James Willstrop and Australian No.1 Cameron Pilley are seeded to meet in what could be a blockbuster quarter-final. Malaysian No.1 Nafiizwan Adnan, Scottish No.1 Alan Clyne and England’s Chris Simpson however will all be hoping to spring a surprise in the top half of the draw.
 
2016 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Tom Richards (ENG)
Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v [8] Chris Simpson (ENG)
[7] James Willstrop (ENG) v [Qualifier]
Alan Clyne (SCO) v [4] Cameron Pilley (AUS)
[3] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [5] Daryl Selby (ENG)
[6] Max Lee (HKG) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Joel Makin (WAL) v [2] Nick Matthew (ENG)
 
Tickets for the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix - Manchester 2016 can be booked online at www.isportstore.com or by telephone on 0844 8797 949.

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