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Denver to Host Largest National Doubles in the West

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The Monticello Associates U.S. Squash Doubles Championships is set to be the largest National Doubles held west of the Mississippi with a field of 123 teams this weekend at the Denver Athletic Club, Denver Club and University Club of Denver in Colorado.

The eighty-second edition of the national championship is the first to be held in Denver since 2009.

Tune into live streaming and Club Locker live scores all weekend on www.ussquash.com/live from Thursday, March 2, at 4pm local time, 6pm ET.

Dunlop has designed a new high-altitude hardball that will make its debut at National Doubles. Denver is one of six cities over 5,000 feet above sea level in North America that uses a special high-altitude doubles hardball in addition to Colorado Springs, Vail, Sante Fe, Calgary and Mexico City.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is competing in the Men’s 65+ division, and playing host to the Saturday night reception at the Governor’s Residence.

After losing in the 2016 Open final on a simultaneous match ball in the fifth game, Preston Quick & Graham Bassett return to the tournament as the top seeds. Connecticut’s Steve Scharff, the 2014 champion, & SDA up and comer Bobby Burns enter the fourteen-team draw as the two seeds.

The women’s Open top seeds are WSDA veterans Meredeth Quick & Suzie Pierrepont, who are predicted to face two seeds Stephanie Hewitt, a defending champion, & Natarsha McElhinny.

For the first time, national doubles includes a women’s 55+ division, which includes seven teams, while the men’s 40+ and 50+ divisions are the largest draws in recent decades.

View all draws on the National Doubles tournament page.

 

 

 

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