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Boston: High Noon shoot-out at Symphony Hall

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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Ramy Ashour gets in front of Nick Matthew. Picture by ANDREAS DIRKES

By COLLEEN TURNER in Boston

“High Noon” is fast approaching…can you guess who will come out ahead at 9/14’s [email protected]?

PSA’s September rankings just came out…a mere 50 points separate no. 1 Nick Matthew of England & 2 Ramy Ashour of Egypt and defending Showdown champ…next stop?  Sept. 14’s “[email protected] II” in Boston.  Ramy is coming on strong and Nick has been consistent through this year…is Boston’s Showdown the unofficial tipping point?

Nick has owned #1 for the first half of the season, but the battle could get smokin’ hot after Showdown as the rivals look forward to the remaining five major tournaments (Manchester, Philadelphia, Qatar, Kuwait, Mumbai) of the year and the 2011 World Open in Rotterdam.

Add to that, Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai is serving as master of ceremonies for this special, action-packed evening of squash.

“Showdown at Symphony II,” presented by First Republic Bank, brings together four star players, the current top two ranked players along with longtime fan-favorites 1999 World Open champion Peter Nicol (England) and 1998 World Open winner Jonathon Power (Canada), to compete in a short match shootout for the sport’s “World Champions Challenge” title.

Tickets: information and sales at www.squashshowdown.com

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