London Squash Classic NEWS

Coll & ElSherbini Lead GillenMarkets London Squash Classic Entry Lists

The entries for the inaugural GillenMarkets London Squash Classic 2024 have been confirmed as 48 players will compete to try and lift the PSA World Tour Gold event titles. The event will take place from 27 March – 01 April with matches at the famous Alexandra Palace from round two onwards. Tickets are available to buy here. The event will also be ...
Paul Coll with the 2023 Canary Wharf Classic

GillenMarkets To Sponsor Inaugural London Squash Classic

Dublin-based wealth management firm GillenMarkets has been named as the title sponsor of the upcoming London Squash Classic, which will make its debut at the spectacular Alexandra Palace between March 27 – April 1. The GillenMarkets London Squash Classic replaces the Canary Wharf Classic on the PSA World Tour calendar, and GillenMarkets will be the headline sponsor for London’s new premier squash tournament having sponsored the ...

Alexandra Palace to host London Squash Classic 2024

The London Squash Classic 2024 will be played at the world-famous Alexandra Palace and will feature both a men’s and women’s draw for the first time ...

Coolhurst Squash Club To Host RD1 Matches At London Classic

The opening round of matches at March’s inaugural London Classic will take place at the Coolhurst Lawn Tennis & Squash Club before play moves over to the spectacular Alexandra Palace from round two onwards. Coolhurst Lawn Tennis & Squash Club is a state of the art complex containing seven squash courts and will host all 16 of the first round ...

2024 London Classic Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the 2024 London Classic are on sale now, with the world-famous Alexandra Palace hosting a top-class field between March 27 – April 1. The Gold-level event replaces the iconic Canary Wharf Classic on the 2023-24 PSA World Tour calendar and will feature a men’s and women’s draw for the first time. Some of the greatest players to have ...

FINAL : It’s a third title for Coll !!!

Paul Coll wins his third Canary Wharf title win an 82-minute win over Joel Makin in four games ... ...

It’s farewell to MC Alan Thatcher

Final shout-out tonight as MC Alan Thatcher retires from Canary Wharf ... ...

Dunlop Legends v Futures Challenge

Nick Matthew has won a record six CW titles, and he will be back in action at one of his favourite venues in a special challenge match on finals night ... ...

SEMIS : Makin and Coll win marathon clashes

Marathon victories for Joel Makin and Paul Coll in two contrasting Canary Wharf semis ... ...

QUARTERS : Makin downs Momen to reach last four

Wins for Makin, Asal, Farag and Coll set up enticing semi-finals in London ... ...

James pushes Mo to the limit

It was a very special night at the East Wintergarden as the Canary Wharf squash family rose to their feet to show their love for four-times champion James Willstrop ...

Day THREE : Quarter-finalists are settled

Quarter-finalists settled as Hesham, Coll, Farag and ElShorbagy win on day three ... ...

Ken and the Refs

Down the years we have been blessed with a loyal team of volunteers doing so many important tasks behind the scenes - as well as 60,000 spectators !! ...

Day TWO : Makin and Masotti stun seeds

Two big upsets on Day Two at Canary Wharf as Makin thwarts Elias's #1 charge and Masotti downs Marwan ... ...

Day ONE : Wildcard Willstrop one of three upsets

The 20th edition of the Canary Wharf Classic kicked off with eight two-nil wins and three seeding upsets including wildcard James Willstrop ... ...

James Willstrop – Twenty Years of Canary Wharf

Now 39, our first Canary Wharf champion in 2004, James Willstrop, is back in action in the 20th anniversary tournament ...

CW Countdown : Memories …

Daryl Selby, Mathieu Castagnet and Nick Matthew recall some of their Canary Wharf Memories ...

Tireless Tim makes everything tick

As we celebrate a milestone anniversary, Tournament Director Tim Garner discusses the formation of the Canary Wharf Classic with joint founder Alan Thatcher ...

Defending Champion Dessouky is out

Our reigning champion Fares Dessouky has pulled out of the 2023 GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Classic ...

CW Countdown : Longest Matches

There have been some epic - and epically long - Canary Wharf matches - we look at the longest in each edition since 2004 ... ...

CW Countdown : Dessouky sets up Elias #1 bid

Fares Dessouky downs Mostafa Asal and Joel Makin stops Paul Coll in Cairo as the stage is set for Diego Elias to become world No.1 ...

Spotlight on Matthew v Willstrop 2010

Spotlight on the greatest match in Canary Wharf history, the magnificent marathon between Nick Matthew and James Willstrop ... ...

World’s Top Ten feature in 2023 CW Classic Draw

The draw for the 2023 GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Classic has been released and the 20th edition of the PSA World Tour Gold tournament will feature the event's strongest draw ever ...

Tickets for 2023 anniversary edition go on sale

Tickets for the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Squash Classic are on sale next week ...

2022 FINAL : It’s Fares in Three

Fares Dessouky beats Moustafa Asal in three games to claim his first Canary Wharf title ... ...

2022 Semi-Finals

Dessouky and Asal win five game marathons to reach the Canary Wharf Final ... ...

2022 Quarter-Finals

Mostafa Asal beats Joel Makin in a marathon battle as Fares Dessouky, Diego Elias and Mazen Hesham reach the semis ... ...

2022 Day THREE

Big battle for Mostafa Asal on his return to action , as the quarter-finalists are settled in London's Docklands ... ...

2022 Day TWO

Huge upset in the top half of the draw as Victor Crouin beats top seed and defending champion Paul Coll ... ...

2022 Day ONE

Stunning wins for Nathan Lake and Mathieu Castagnet as veterans Miguel Rodriguez and James Willstrop light up the opening day ... ...

Sunday Preview

James Willstrop v Miguel Rodriguez the standout tie in a first-round draw with a heavy Anglo-French feel ... ...

Matthew & Gaultier to renew rivalry

Nick Matthew and Gregory Gaultier to renew rivalry in Dunlop Legends Challenge ahead of GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Squash Classic final ... ...

Harvard hero Victor Crouin makes his Canary Wharf debut

French ace Victor Crouin makes his debut appearance in the GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Classic fresh from winning a second US College Individual title ... ...

Rory Gillen – real passion for Squash

A man with a real passion for squash, let’s welcome our new title sponsor Rory Gillen ... ...

Wildcard Masters set to launch 2022 edition

Wild card Josh Masters is looking forward to opening this year’s GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Classic against France's Victor Crouin ... ...

James Willstrop : from 2004 to 2022

The man who won our very first final back in 2004 hopes it will be another Canary Wharf classic - big interview with James Willstrop ... ...

Coll returns as top seed to defend title in 2022

The draw for the 2022 GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Squash Classic features eight of the world's top ten with defending champion Paul Coll the top seed ... ...

GillenMarkets named new Title Sponsors

Dublin-based wealth management firm GillenMarkets has been named as the new title sponsor of the 2022 Canary Wharf Squash Classic .. ...

Tickets for 2022 go on sale !!

Squash fans can grab the ideal festive gift as tickets go on sale this week for the 2022 Canary Wharf Squash Classic ... ...

Coll claims a second CW title

Paul Coll claims a second Canary Wharf title as he beats top seed Ali Farag in the final ... ...

Semi-Finals : Farag and Coll triumph

Top seeds Ali Farag and Paul Coll win inn straight games to reach the final /// ...

Quarter-Finals Roundup

Momen powers past Asal to set up semi-final battle with top seed Farag as Elias and Coll plan for Qatar rematch ... ...

Quarter-Finals Day

Top four seeds Farag, Momen, Coll and Elias through to the semis, check out how they did it ... ...

Day THREE at the 2021 CW Classic

No upsets as Marche, Elias, Coll and Makin book their quarter-final places ... ...

Monday Review : Covid rules lead to some cosy chats on court

Covid restrictions applied at Canary Wharf have helped Alan Thatcher to deliver a new style of player interview after the matches ... ...

Day TWO at the 2021 CW Classic

Wins for Mostafa Asal, Tarek Momen, Ali Farag and Miguel Rodriguez on Day Two in London - results, reports, reaction and photos ... ...

Sunday Roundup

It was like old times as England veteran James Willstrop rolled back the years to achieve a stunning victory on the opening day of the Canary Wharf Classic ... ...

Day ONE at the 2021 CW Classic

The 18th edition of the Canary Wharf Classic kicked off today with eight first round matches ... ...

Thinking inside the Box

A whole page article in City AM featuring an interview with Tournament Director Tim Garner ... ...

Lobban and Parker head for Canary Wharf

Greg Lobban and George Parker head for Canary Wharf after withdrawals by Karim Abdel Gawad and Cesar Salazar ... ...

11 POINTS WITH ALI FARAG

Wide-ranging interview with "on top of the world" World Champion, World #1 and this year's top seed Ali Farag ... ...

Squash legend Selby bows out at Canary Wharf

England squash legend Daryl Selby is aiming to claim as many scalps as possible in his farewell appearance at next week’s Canary Wharf Squash Classic ... ...

11 Points with Daryl Selby

Ahead of Daryl Selby's last Canary Wharf, Alan Thatcher poses the questions ... ...

Daryl Selby : Tributes from the players

Tributes to Daryl Selby from some of his contemporaries and competitors ... ...

Draw Updates

Following the earlier withdrawals of Mazen Hesham and Mohamed ElSherbini, fourth seed Marwan ElShorbagy has withdrawn from this year's Classic ... ...

11 Points with Wildcard Charlie Lee

Fascinating wide-ranging Q&A with this year's wildcard entry Charlie Lee, who plays Miguel Rodriguez in round one ... ...

The 2021 DRAW is here

World No.1 Ali Farag will be the favourite to capture his first Canary Wharf Classic title after the draw was released today ... ...

2021 Tickets now on Sale

Tickets for November's 2021 Canary Wharf Squash Classic have gone on general sale today ... ...

Canary Wharf Classic to be Staged in November

The 18th edition of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic returns to the London's East Wintergarden from 14th to 19th November ... ...

2020 FINAL : ElShorbagy is the Champion

Mohamed ElShorbagy beats Ali Farag in an epic four game match to claim the 2020 Canary Wharf Classic title ... ...

Alexander Wall PREMIERE

Alexander Wall, a squash-loving opera singer, will again be serenading a sell-out crowd packed around the glass court before the final of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic ... ...

CW & Square Mile Corporate Challenge

Lloyd’s of London won the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf & Square Mile Corporate event for the first time in over 20 years ... ...

Semis : World’s top two to contest CW Final

The 2020 Canary Wharf Classic Final will be contested by the world's top two players, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag ... ...

11 Points with Ali Farag

Ali Farag talks to Alan Thatcher about Egyptian Rivals and Team-mates, the US College scene and more ... ...

Quarter-Finals : It’s all Egypt

It's all Egypt on Quarter-Finals night as Mohamed, Tarek, Marwan and Ali reach the semis ..., ...

Day THREE : Lobban and Dessouky gatecrash quarters

Upset wins for Greg Lobban and Fares Dessouky as the quarter-finalists are settled in London's Docklands ... ...

Day TWO : Ghosal scalps Rosner in round two

The 17th edition of the Canary Wharf Classic continues tonight in London with four second round matches ... ...

Day One PSA Roundup

Selby, Castagnet & Lobban cause shocks on opening day in Canary Wharf... ...

Day ONE : Selby rolls back the years

The 17th edition of the Canary Wharf Classic gets under way today in London with eight cracking first round matches ... ...

Pie’s the limit for Fallows as he aims to serve up a big Canary Wharf treat

Richie Fallows, the rising squash star from Stratford, aims to serve up a real treat for his army of fans in the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic on Sunday ... ...

Blockbuster battles set for Sunday

The opening day of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic boasts eight blockbuster battles in Sunday’s first round at the East Wintergarden .. ...

Peruvian Puma hopes Power partnership can lift him to the top

Diego Elias is ready to tackle Egypt’s global domination of the squash scene and bring some glory to his homeland of Peru ... ...

BIG INTERVIEW : 11 Points with Daryl Selby

England's Daryl Selby will be competing in his 15th consecutive Canary Wharf Classic and has a 10th quarter-final appearance in his sights ... ...

BIG INTERVIEW: 11 POINTS WITH JOE LEE

Joe Lee will compete in this year's Wildcard Challenge - here he talks about his extended injury layoff, treatment, and recent return to action... ...

BIG INTERVIEW: 11 POINTS WITH TOM FORD

Wildcard Challenger Tom Ford reveals the physical and mental challenges that he had to deal with as he came to terms with chronic fatigue and injuries ... ...

2020 Wild Card Challenge

Tom Ford and Joe Lee, both returning to action after injury, will contest this year's Canary Wharf Wild Card Challenge ... ...

World Champion Momen handed tough opening

World Champion Tarek Momen has been handed a tricky second round tie against either the in-form Joel Makin or local favourite Daryl Selby in the 2020 draw which was released today ... ...

World Class Draw Confirmed for St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic

World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy headlines a stellar draw for the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic ... ...

St. James’s Place Wealth Management are the new title sponsors

The Canary Wharf Classic, London’s most popular squash tournament, looks forward to a period of renewed growth following the announcement of new title sponsors ... ...

Annual race is on as tickets for Canary Wharf  Squash Classic go on general sale 

Squash is one of the fastest games on the planet – and squash fans need to be up to speed to grab the hottest tournament tickets in London ... ...

2020 Tournament Info

2020 Event Dates and early ticketing information ... ...

2019 Final : Coll is the CW Champion

A new Canary Wharf Classic Champion was crowned as Paul Coll beat Tarek Momen in straight games ... ...

Six is Forever

Six Time champion Nick Matthew gets to keep the original Canary Wharf Classic trophy ... ...

Day FIVE : Semi-Finals

Tarek Momen avenges last year's final defeat as Paul Coll reaches a first Canary Wharf final ... ...

Day Four : Quarter-finals

Castagnet upsets Dessouky to join top three seeds in the semi-finals ... ...

Day THREE : Quarter-finalists settled

Castagnet downs Rosner as the quarter-finalists are settled on Day Three at Eastwintergarden ... ...

Canary Wharf Media Challenge

We had some great fun yesterday morning with a Media Competition on the glass court during the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic ... ...

Day TWO : Declan downs Marwan

The seeds came into play on Day Two at Eastwintergarden, all four matches going the distance with a big upset to finish ... ...

PSA Day Two Roundup

England’s James upsets ElShorbagy to reach Quarters ... ...

11 Points with Tarek Momen

Tarek talks about his amazing Egyptian rivals, his delight at another major tournament coming to the Pyramids, and his thoughts on squash’s latest Olympic setback ... ...

Day ONE: English quartet progress on People’s Sunday

The 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic begins today with an action-packed programme at the East Wintergarden ... ...

Day One PSA Roundup

The opening day of action at the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic saw a quartet of Englishmen claim victories on 'People's Sunday' ... ...

PEOPLE’s SUNDAY : Match Previews

Don’t be late for Sunday lunch – the starter looks tasty, says Alan Thatcher as he looks at Sunday's matches ... ...

Opera Choice : You Decide

As last year we'll be having an operatic performance from Alexander Wall before the Grand Final, but this year you get the chance to vote for your preferred song ! ...

Willstrop looking forward to best of three

Four-time Canary Wharf Champion James Willstrop is a fan of the best of three format being trialled in the early rounds ... ...

11 Points with Sam Todd

Our 2019 wild card Sam Todd will become the youngest player to appear in the tournament at just 15 years of age ... ...

11 Points with Richie Fallows

Richie Fallows is looking forward to appearing at the East Wintergarden for the first time in his career when he plays Josh Masters in the Wild Card Challenge on Finals Night ... ...

Fallows Fancies chances in Wildcard Challenge

Two of England’s rising stars, Josh Masters and Richie Fallows, will clash in the Wildcard Challenge next week at the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic ...

Flashback: 2010 Matthew v Willstrop semi

Flashback to the epic 2010 semi-final between Nick Matthew and James Willstrop ... ...

Rising star Todd set to feature at Canary Wharf Classic

British U23 Open champion Sam Todd has been named as the wildcard at the upcoming Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic ... ...

Win a hit with a Pro Player

Win a hit on the glass court with World class player ... ...

Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic Main Draw Released

Mohamed ElShorbagy set to begin his title defence against either fellow Egyptian Omar Mosaad or Spain’s Borja Golan ... ...

Deloitte Gatecrash Corporate Challenge Quarters

Deloitte have gate crashed the Quarter Finals to join the last 8 in contention for the coveted Corporate Challenge title ... ...

World #1 to defend Canary Wharf crown

World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy will return to London’s stunning East Wintergarden in March as he aims to defend his Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic title ... ...

Corporate Challenge under way

The first round of the Citigold Wealth Management Corporate Squash Challenge has concluded ... ...

Best of Three trial to continue

A best-of-three games scoring format will be trialled for a second successive year at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic ... ...

Tickets on General Sale

Tickets on general sale today as the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic heads for another sell-out ... ...

People’s Sunday added for 2019

Tickets go on sale next week for the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic ... ...

Citigold Wealth Management Named Lead Partner

Eventis Sports Marketing has announced its partnership with Citigold Wealth Management, for its 2019 Canary Wharf Squash Classic tournament, held in Canary Wharf ... ...

2018 FINAL : First CW title for ElShorbagy

Mohamed ElShorbagy becomes the first ever Egyptian winner of the prestigious Canary Wharf Classic ... ...

2018 SEMIS : Mo & Tarek win all-Egyptian five-setters

Egyptian duo Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen will compete in their maiden Canary Wharf Classic finals ... ...

2018 QUARTERS : It’s all Egypt

The Canary Wharf Classic will have its first ever Egyptian winner after a quartet of Egyptian players won tonight ... ...

2018 DAY TWO : Winning start for Willstrop

The second day’s play on the Glass Court at the Eastwintergarden saw the remaining seeds win through to the quarter-finals ... ...

2018 DAY ONE: ElShorbagy brothers in opening wins

Egyptian brothers Mohamed and Marwan ElShorbagy claimed wins on the opening day of the 15th edition of the Canary Wharf Classic ... ...

2017 FINAL: Six for Matthew

England’s Nick Matthew claims a record sixth Canary Wharf Classic title ... ...

2016 Final : Castagnet goes all the way

Mathieu Castagnet capped off a brilliant week in London as the French third seed toppled top seed Omar Mosaad to become the 13th CW Champion ... ...

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