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Selby & Kemp In All-English Manitoba Final

15 Mar 2009

Top seeds Daryl Selby and Jonathan Kemp will meet in an all-English final of the Winnipeg Building & Decorating Ltd Manitoba Open after celebrating straight games wins in the semi-finals of the $15,000 PSA Tour squash event at Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club in Winnipeg, Canada.

Selby, the world No25 from Essex, despatched New Zealand's No7 seed Martin Knight 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 to reach the eighth PSA Tour final of his career - and the second in Canada this year.

Second seed Kemp, currently ranked 13 places lower in the world than his national rival, also faced a surprise last four opponent when he defeated local hope David Phillips, the eighth seed from Montreal, 11-9, 11-7, 12-10.

Kemp is celebrating his seventh appearance in a Tour final - and, like Selby, has previously only finished as runner-up once before in his career!

Quarter-finals:
[1] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [6] Robbie Temple (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-1
[7] Martin Knight (NZL) bt [3] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-5, 7-11, 5-1 ret.
[8] David Phillips (CAN) bt [4] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6
[2] Jonathan Kemp (ENG) bt [5] Bradley Hindle (AUS) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7