2019 Linear Logistics Bankers Hall Club Pro-Am


Jan. 12, 2019


 

The Bankers Hall Club Pro-Am squash tournament is one of the premier squash tournaments each squash season in Canada.  This season’s Pro-Am squash tournament will be held February 6 to 10, 2019.  The tournament will once again be a part of Men’s PSA International pro circuit and the 16 players will be competing at the $11,000 US prize level.  Most of the players that have competed in this event over the years have gone on to have successful pro careers with some rising to top 10 in the world rankings including Miguel Rodriguez, Omar Mosaad, Simon Roesner, Peter Barker, and Max Lee to name a few.  In fact, 23 of the current top 50 in the men’s world rankings have played in the Pro-Am here. 

As well as the highlighted Men’s PSA event there is a full slate of amateur events for Men and Women to enter into. Entry fee includes a Sunterra dinner on Friday night, Saturday night banquet and party at Local Public Eatery on 8th Avenue, a tournament souvenir, and of course a beverage ticket.  There is also an Early Bird Draw for all participants that enter by January 13th they will be put into a draw for a Head Prize package valued at over $300 which includes a top of the line Head racquet as well other Head product.  To enter the tournament please follow this link  http://www.r2sports.com/website/event-website.asp?TID=30128   Space is limited to 130 entrants and as of Saturday January 12th there is only 25 spots left.

To view the PSA draw and the PSA players list as well as complete tournament information please follow this link https://bankershallclub.com/services/squash/pro-am/

A few PSA players to take note of in our event this year:

  • Chris Gordon (USA) is the #1 seed and has been on tour since January of 2002.  Chris is currently ranked #78 in the world and achieved a career high ranking of #44 in May of 2013.  His only appearance here was in 2008 where he lost to Pakistan’s Majid Khan who then lost in the final.
  • Sebastien Bonmalais of France is the #2 seed and is fairly new on tour having joined the PSA in January 2016.  He currently sits at #85 in the world rankings which is also his career high.  His only appearance here was last year where he lost in the first round to eventual finalist Alfredo Avila of Mexico.
  • There is four Canadians in the draw this year, David Baillargeon of Montreal is the #8 seed, Calgary’s own Andrew Schnell is the #10 seed, Thomas King of Toronto is the #14 seed, while Brock Janzer of Calgary received the wild card spot in the draw. 
  • Andrew Schnell will face a tough first round match as he has draws #3 seed Mohd Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia who is ranked at 86 in the world.  Schnell is the current and two-time Canadian champion who is playing some of the best squash of his career despite where his world ranking sits.

 

  

 

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