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25/01/2018
Bankers Hall Club Pro Am 2018

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Bankers Hall Club Pro Am 2018
25 - 28 Jan
Calgary, Canada, $10k
Round ONE
25 JAn
Quarters
26 JAn
Semis
27 JAn
Final
28 JAn
(1) Shawn Delierre (CAN)
v
(WC) Jake Hooker (CAN)
     
Ondrej Uherka (CZE)
v
(7) Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
(8) Eric Galvez (MEX)
v
Victor Crouin (FRA)
 
Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
v
(4) George Parker (ENG)
(3) Alfredo Avila (MEX)
v
Reiko Peter (SUI)
   
Israr Ahmed (PAK)
v
(6) Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
(5) Andrew Schnell (CAN)
v
Juan Camilo Vargas (COL)
 
Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA)
v
(2) Nick Sachvie (CAN)
Qualifying

Qualifying finals:
 

 
REPORTS
Preview

The Bankers Hall Club Pro-Am squash tournament is one of the premier squash tournaments each squash season in Canada. This seasonís Pro-Am squash tournament will be held January 24 to 28, 2018 and we are pleased to announce that our title sponsor is once again Linear Logistics.

The tournament will once again be a part of Menís PSA International pro circuit and the 16 players will be competing at the $10,000 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 21 of the current top 50 in the menís world rankings have played in the Pro-Am here.

Past Champions
As well as the highlighted Menís PSA event there is a full slate of amateur events for Men and Women to enter into. Entry fee includes an Orchid Room dinner on Friday night, Saturday morning Continental Breakfast, Saturday night banquet at Local Pubic 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 7th 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 see complete tournament information including the draws for the amateur events.

Charity
This year the Bankers Hall Club Pro-Am is pleased to be associated with the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of Canada. Part of the tournament proceeds will be directed to this charity to support medical research to help find a cure.

Venues
The 2018 Bankers Hall Club Pro-Am squash tournament is once again hosted by Bankers Hall Club. The club is a premier, private, adult-only facility located on the fourth floor of Bankers Hall Retail on Stephen Avenue Mall, conveniently located in the downtown core of Calgary.

We are also using courts at another club in downtown Calgary, Western Canadian Place Fitness Centre. Located just a ten-minute walk from our host club at 707-8th Ave SW, P1 Level. Phone: (403) 662-2240.

A big thanks to Western Canadian Place Fitness Centre and their staff for being a part of this tournament.

 

A Note to Amateurs from Bob Ballinger

Some of the best up and coming squash players in the world are again soon to hit Calgary, Canada for the 17th version of the Linear Logistics Bankers Hall Club Pro Am. This event is the second longest running PSA event in Canada and one of the longest on tour. A strong field has been confirmed now for the event. To view the draw and to see complete tournament information please click here https://bankershallclub.com/services/squash/pro-am/ 

Some names to note on PSA players list....first of all is Calgary's own Andrew Schnell is the defending champion of the tournament after winning his first ever PSA10 Level here in thrilling fashion last January. Two of his Canadian team mates will also be here.....Shawn DeLierre is no stranger to our tournament and has been tabbed as the #1 seed here as well as the #2 seed Nick Sachvie who lost out to Schnell in a great match last year. Two Mexican players who have played at this tournament over the years will be here as Alfredo Avila comes in as the #5 seed while long time crowd favorite here Eric Galvez returns once again. Two names to watch out for are Swiss player Reiko Peter who has been playing very well the last few months after recovering very well from major surgery and also 19 year old French player Victor Crouin is already at #118 in the world rankings at such a young age. Lastly Calgary's Jake Hooker was given the wild card spot in the PSA event as a reward for his continued improved play, hard work on court, and his all around great sportsmanship....best of luck to him as well.

Bob Ballinger
Head Squash Professional
Bankers Hall Club
403.298.4764
bballinger@bankershallclub.com

 

 

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