Chris Simpson Wins PSA Challenger 10 Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Pro Am

"The number two seed was clearly the class of the field this week," said tournament organiser Bob Ballinger.
 
In the final against unseeded Leo Au, Simpson was never threatened in either of the first two games - winning them both comfortably. The 24-year-old from Harrogate in Yorkshire was determined not to let his Hong Kong opponent have any opportunity to get in front of him with time to utilise his great front court game.
 
The third game saw the players go point for point until Simpson broke free from five-all to take an 8-5 lead. Upon winning the final rally, a fist pump from Simpson signalled his satisfaction at securing his title here for the second time after an 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 scoreline.
 
"Simpson showed his experience in each match here against younger opponents and his ability to solve the lively altitude-aided conditions left all of them shaking their heads at times as well," added Ballinger.
 
The triumph extends Simpson's distinguished record in PSA Tour finals to five wins out of five!
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Semi-finals:
Leo Au (HKG) bt Charles Sharpes (ENG) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7
[2] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Andrew Schnell (CAN) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3
 
Quarter-finals:
Charles Sharpes (ENG) bt Lewis Walters (ENG) 9-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-8
Leo Au (HKG) bt Scott Arnold (AUS) 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
Andrew Schnell (CAN) bt Graeme Dobson Schnell (CAN) 11-7, 11-7, 11-1
[2] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt David Letourneau (CAN) 11-7, 11-7, 11-6
 
1st round:
Charles Sharpes (ENG) bt [1] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9
Lewis Walters (ENG) bt Matthew Serediak (CAN) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6
Leo Au (HKG) bt Erik Tepos Valtierra (MEX) 11-7, 11-7, 12-10
Scott Arnold (AUS) bt [4] Dick Lau (HKG) 11-5, 12-10, 11-6
Andrew Schnell (CAN) bt [3] Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-13, 12-10
Graeme Dobson Schnell (CAN) bt Alfredo Avila (MEX) 11-9, 12-10, 3-11, 11-8
David Letourneau (CAN) bt Fred Reid (CAN) 11-5, 11-3, 11-4
[2] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Dane Sharp (CAN) 11-5, 11-5, 12-10

PSA Challenger 10 Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Pro Am, Calgary, Canada
Final:
[2] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Leo Au (HKG) 11-3, 11-4, 11-7
 
A masterful performance by Chris Simpson in the Talisman Energy Bankers Hall Club Pro Am saw the Englishman successfully retain the Canadian title after breezing through the established PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at the Bankers Hall Club in Calgary without dropping a game.