Elshorbagy and Gaultier head up a star-studded field in Cambridge Cup invitation challenge spread across Ontario venues
By Squash Mad Reporter
The best squash on the planet returns to Toronto February 17-19 with the sixth installment of the Merrill Lynch Bank of America Cambridge Cup.
Squash fans witnessed a dominant performance by then-rising star Mohammed El Shorbagy in last year’s edition, who steam-rolled through the field en route to capturing his second consecutive Cambridge Cup trophy
It was a sign of things to come as the young Egyptian, surely leveraging the experience he gained in the Cambridge Cup, would attain the coveted World Number One ranking later in the year and come within a point of winning his first World Open Championship.
El Shorbagy will be back this year seeking a record third consecutive title, along with the best and brightest stars on the Tour. Joining the recently anointed World Number One will be:
Mohamed El Shorbagy: World #1, World Open Finalist (2012, 2014), 2x World Junior Champion, 2x Defending Cambridge Cup Champion
Gregory Gaultier: World #2, 2x British Open Champion (2006, 2014), 4x World Open Finalist
Amr Shabana: World #3, 4x World Champion, World #1 2007-2009, 2010 Cambridge Cup Champion
Peter Barker: World #6, 2013 Colombian Open Champion, 2013 Canary Wharf Classic Finalist
Miguel Angel Rodriguez: World #8, 2x Colombian Open Champion (2008, 2010), Highest-ever Ranked South American
Daryl Selby: World #14, British National Champion (2011), Member of England’s National Team
Laurens Jan Anjema: World #17, Dutch #1, 6x Dutch National Champion
Canadian Contingent: Three local squash pros will share this spot for the chance to upset a squash super-power.
The 2015 Cambridge Cup will be played across eight Ontario clubs. The venue line up includes Adelaide Club, Cedar springs, Mayfair Parkway, Toronto Athletic Club, Toronto Lawn, White Oaks, Valhalla Goodlife and home venue the Cambridge Club. The Cambridge Club will host Finals & 3/4 playoff Feb 19th, Semifinals Feb 18th and the event opening match featuring World #3 Amr Shabana VS World #14 Daryl Selby Feb 17th.
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