[2] James Willstrop

[2] James Willstrop


James Willstrop has contested every Nationals since 1999 and this year will mark his 20th consecutive appearance.

The tall Yorkshireman was champion in 2007 and 2008, beating John White and Pontefract clubmate Lee Beachill – himself a three time champion, including a win over James in the 2005 final.

Since then he has reached five finals, losing each of them to Yorkshire rival Nick Matthew.

Age: 34   County: Yorkshire  Club: Pontefract  Height: 6′ 4″  Plays: Right, Unsquashable