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Century Doubles Celebrates Tenth Year With Largest Field

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The 2015 Open final, l-r: Andrew Slater, Steve Scharff, Albert Tierney, Ed Chilton.

Century Doubles Draws
Club Locker Live Scores
New York City hosts the tenth anniversary and largest U.S. Century Doubles Championships presented by Jefferson’s Small Batch Bourbon—featuring ninety-nine teams—this weekend at the tournament’s perennial headquarters at the University Club of New York.

Matches will also be played at New York Athletic Club, Racquet & Tennis Club and Union Club.

The ‘tournament of the century’ requires that the combined age of each team to be 100 years or greater, and has grown to include Open, A, Women’s, Mixed, Grand Champions (80+), Masters (70+) and Legends (60+) draws.

2015 open division finalist Andrew Slater partners with fellow Massachusetts native Chris Spahr as the top seeds, and are predicted to meet Jeff Stanley & William Ullman in the final.

2015 women’s champions Margaret Rux & Susan Greene return to defend their title as two seeds, and are predicted to meet top seeds Sara Luther & Alicia McConnell in the final.

Brothers Ed and Court Chilton lead the nineteen-team A draw—the largest draw of the tournament—and are seeded to meet two seeds and 2015 finalists Greg Zaff & Amrit Kanwal in the final.

Dana Betts & Gordon Anderson are top seeds in the seventeen-team mixed draw, and are seeded to meet the father-daughter duo of Meredeth & Taylor Quick in the final.

Once again, the tournament partners with sponsors Jefferson’s Small Batch Bourbon, which provides each division championship team with a complimentary bottle for their squash efforts.

Kit Tatum, tournament founder, has said: “The original intention of the tournament was very selfish: the older I got, I thought we needed to create something that I had a hope of winning…The other intention was that we were just trying to find a vehicle to bridge the generations.”

US Squash Live and Pro members can follow live scores on www.clublocker.com. Matches begin Friday morning at 8am ET.

For more information see the U.S. Century Squash Doubles Championships official tournament page.

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