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.