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Lobban looks to seal first Scottish win at British National Championships in 16 years to end English domination


By Will Clark


Greg Lobban is looking to become the first Scottish squash player to win the British National Championships in 16 years.

The 27-year-old from North Kessock, who will be competing in his eighth British Nationals, is bidding to become the first Scot to win the title since John White in 2004.

He is part of a growing number of players attempting to challenge the dominance English players have exerted in the tournament in recent years.

Greg Lobban competes at the British National Championships.
Greg Lobban competes at the British National Championships.

The former Fortrose Academy pupil starts his campaign against England’s George Parker in Nottingham today.

He believes 10 players are in with a shout of winning the tournament

He said: “For a long time, Nick Matthew was always favourite.

“In the last two championships, there are 10 guys that could take the title home.

“There’s no one clear favourite in the event and there are players from Wales and Scotland that are really challenging.”

Read more in today's North Star.



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