Simpson Retains Bankers Hall Club Crown
23 January 2012
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Talisman
Energy Bankers Hall Club Pro Am, Calgary, Canada
 Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Leo Au (HKG) 11-3,
11-4, 11-7 (40m)
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.
"The number two seed was clearly the class
of the field this week," said tournament organiser Bob
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