In the second quarter-final, second seed Alister Walker, one of the UK’s rising squash stars, scored an impressive 11-5 11-4 11-1 win over Italian seventh seed Davide Bianchetti.
Walker, who defeated qualifier John Rooney in his opening match, outplayed his Italian opponent with a combination of high tempo length, subtle changes of pace and attacking angles and drop shots to reach his second semi-final in two years at Wolverhampton.
“I felt really strong today,” said the Botswana born World No.12 after his 32-minute victory. “I was really pleased to win against an opponent who has so much experience. Hopefully, I can keep the momentum going against Beng Hee tomorrow in the semis.”
Top seed Laurens Jan Anjema of the Netherlands won the opening two games in convincing style, 11-5 11-4, before a courageous fight back from Joey Barrington, who went on to take the third and fourth games before eventually losing to the Dutch Champion 11-6 in the fifth in a physical 84-minute battle
The final match of the evening, saw Malaysia’s Ong Beng Hee clinch the remaining semi-final place, defeating Chris Ryder 11-6 12-10 11-8 in a high quality competitive and entertaining 47 minute encounter
Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Wolverhampton, England
 Lauren Jan Anjema (NED) vs.  Joey Barrington (ENG) 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 7-11, 11-6 (84mins)
 Jonathon Kemp (ENG) bt [Q] Campbell Grayson (NZ) 11-4, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6 (38mins)
 Ong Beng Hee (MAS) vs. Chris Ryder (ENG) 11-6, 12-10, 11-8 (47mins)
 Alister Walker (ENG) bt  Davide Bianchetti (ITA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-1 (32mins)
 Lauren Jan Anjema (NED) vs.  Jonathon Kemp (ENG)
 Alister Walker (ENG) vs.  Ong Beng Hee (MAS)
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