For the first time in five years, the battle for doubles squash supremacy between Canada and the United States has arrived as the Can-Am Cup starts this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Maryland Club. From October 27 to 29, top-ranked teams from each age group will compete to bring home the title.
Teams compete in the following ages groups:
- Men: Open, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+
- Women: Open, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+
“The Can-Am is special because those players who qualify or are selected to the team have the honour of representing Canada at the peak of our sport in their respective age categories,” shared Bart Sambrook, Chair of the Squash Canada Hardball Doubles Committee. “The event pits the very best from the USA against our top pairs in a format that makes each match the virtual equivalent of a national championship final. Everyone involved is looking forward to Baltimore hosting an incredible event with intense competition on court. Go Canada!!”
The Can-Am Cup is a bi-annual doubles squash event between the two countries, taking turns with hosting duties, and is referred to as the “Ryder Cup of Squash”. The tournament is broken down into three divisions with the men competing for the Bernheimer-Bell Trophy, the women competing for the Gillen-Pierce Trophy, and the country winning the overall points total receiving the Can-Am Cup.
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