The Can-Am Cup is a biannual doubles squash competition between the United States and Canada. Referred to as the “Ryder Cup of Squash” the first such event was held in Boston, MA in October of 2008 with the Americans winning in convincing fashion. In 2010 the Canadian’s won the Men’s division with the US winning the Women’s and overall titles. It is an event that brings together the best men and women’s doubles squash players from across North America in a team format where players represent their country. This year’s event will be held in Buffalo, NY.
Their respective Captains based upon a player/teams ranking using the North American Rankings put out by Squash Canada and US Squash choose Can-Am teams. Those players who win the US National Doubles Tournament as well as those players ranked #1 in their age group on their respective walls are automatically invited to play.
Each team selected for the event shall play two matches as well as a lightning round match.
This year’s Captains are Mike McGorry/Lenny Bernheimer (Men’s) and Lee Belknap/Molly Pierce (Women’s). If you think you might qualify or be chosen for this year’s team pencil in the weekend of October 26th in your calendars. Given Buffalo’s proximity to Canada and Toronto Canada will most assuredly be fielding a strong team. We need our best players to defend our Cup!