Joe Lee Wins NASH Cup
22 September 2013
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 15 NASH Cup,
London, Ontario, Canada
 Joe Lee (ENG) bt  Shawn Delierre (CAN)
11-3, 11-7, 11-7 (47m)
became the first English winner of The NASH Cup presented by
the Roberts Nash Advisory Group after beating Canada's
former champion Shawn Delierre in the final of the PSA
World Tour Challenger 15 squash event in its sixth year at
London Squash & Fitness Club in London, Ontario,
"Head to head, Joe led Shawn 2-0 on the
PSA Tour, but the last meeting was in 2011," reported event
spokesman Dave Morrish. "This match was another one that
was very hard to call, having seen both players throughout the
week. Joe has been solid throughout the week, but Shawn has been
In the first game, Lee quickly converted a
5-3 lead into 9-3. "Joe went 10-3 up with a drop from a boast
and then Shawn gave Joe the game with a tin," explained Morrish.
"Shawn came out strong in the second game
like a wounded warrior and quickly won the first two points. Joe
responded with two winners to bring it back to 2-2. Joe is doing
something that not many players have done against Shawn until
now - he is dropping from Shawn's working boast and reasserting
the advantage - and this is good."
From seven-all, Lee won four points in a
row to extend his lead to two games.
"It was all Joe at the start of the third
and he built up a 6-2 lead," Morrish continued. "Joe has
definitely got the bit between his teeth, but I know from
talking to him that he is not going to take this for granted. He
knows Shawn is dangerous and has a 'never say die' attitude."
It was on his second match-ball that Lee
finally clinched victory 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 after 47 minutes to
win the second PSA Tour title of his career.
In their speeches, both of the players
acknowledged the hard work that had gone into the tournament,
the phenomenal hospitality of the billets, the organization team
(Jay Nash and Morrish) and how much they appreciated the crowd
Tournament founder and host Jay Nash
added: "We made some changes for 2013 by doubling the purse (we
increased the men's purse by $5K and introduced a $5K WSA) and I
couldn't be happier with the way things have turned out.
"I don't understand why all tournaments
don't include a WSA and a PSA together, as the interaction
between the men and women enhanced our members' experience
immensely. We look forward to many more years of The Nash Cup."