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Squashworks To Host Fourth Successive Salt Lake City Open

14 Jul 2004

The fourth successive Salt Lake City Open will get underway today, hosted by the city's Squashworks Club in association with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Twenty-five players from eleven different countries will compete in the PSA Tour event in the Utah state capital - not only for the $10,000 prize fund, but also for coveted PSA world ranking points.

England's Joey Barrington, son of the legendary six-times British Open champion Jonah Barrington, is top seed in the Squashworks Salt Lake City Open. The 25-year-old from Somerset is seeded to meet Welshman David Evans, British Open champion in 2000, in the final on Sunday 18 July.

Also in action will be Belgium's Stefan Casteleyn, currently the best player who lives in the USA, where he recently won the US Pro Championships in Los Angeles, and Mexican National champion Eric Galvez. Local interest in the event will be led by Preston Quick, the US National Champion from Denver.

1st round draw:
[1] Joey Barrington (ENG) v Qualifier
[8] Eric Galvez (MEX) v Qualifier
[3] Stefan Casteleyn (BEL) v Qualifier
[5] Mark Heather (ENG) v Mikkel Korsbjerg (DEN)
[7] Phillip Barker (ENG) v Qualifier
[4] Bradley Ball (ENG) v Preston Quick (USA)
[6] Matthew Giuffre (CAN) v Karim Yehia (EGY)
[2] David Evans (WAL) v Shawn De Lierre (CAN)