COUNTDOWN As the Channel VAS
Championship draws near we'll count down the days ...
7 Days to go ... #4: Marwan Elshorbagy Another player who is well used to
English conditions is Marwan Elshorbagy, the fourth seed
Alexandria, who spent many of his formative years - in squash
and education - in England
to go ... #3: Max Lee Hong Kong number one
Max Lee will be paying a first to St George's, but it's
his first visit to England which he feels is "like a second
9 Days to go ... #2: Daryl Selby Top seed and finalist
last year, Daryl is in a good run of form, which is just as
since he takes on world #1 Mohamed Elshorbagy in the first round
10 days to go ... #1: Chris Simpson
Chris is the tenth-ranked player in
this year's draw - quite something when
you think that he won
last year's event, the CLIC Sargent Classic.
Then again, the
four-fold increase in prize money has a lot to do with the
quality of the entries ...