One of the highest prize money events on the SDA Pro Tour, the biennial $50,000 Kellner Cup, returns to its perennial home in New York City this weekend at the Racquet & Tennis Club, University Club and Union Club.
Four qualifying draws kick off Thursday evening to complete the full sixteen-team main draw, which will be contested over four days at the three host venues. Select matches will be live streaming on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday, and all matches live scoring throughout the weekend on www.sdaprotour.com/live.
The team of the season so far, world No. 1 Manek Mathur & world No. 2 Damien Mudge, lead the draw as the top seeds in search of their eighth title of the season in their ninth tournament. Mudge is in search of his tenth Kellner Cup title since 2000, which would be with his fourth partner.
Two seeds Yvain Badan & Mike Ferreira will hope to earn their third title of the season, which would be their first since November’s PDC Cup. The joint world No. 3’s handed Mathur & Mudge their only loss of the season at the Maryland Club Cup in October.
Australian four seeds Matt Jenson & Scott Arnold are predicted to challenge the top seeds in the semifinals, but face a difficult first-round match against the breakout team of the season, Bobby Burns & James Bamber.
Two weeks after claiming the Tompkins Cup with Bernardo Samper, world No. 10 Chris Callis returns to his partnership with world No. 9 Jonny Smith as the three seeds.
View the full draw on www.sdaprotour.com.