Pro Squash World Championship returns to Detroit May 3rd
The Pro Squash Tour (PST) will hold its season finale, the 2013 PST World Championship Tournament, at the Detroit Athletic Club on May 3 through May 5.
The Detroit Athletic Club will serve as the host of this annual world-class squash competition through 2015.
PST’s top eight point leaders at the end of the season are invited to compete in the event and the winner will be crowned the 2013 PST World Champion.
The lineup of players:
David Palmer of Australia, finalist in last year’s world championship
Mohamed El Sherbini of Egypt, winner of the PST Bottini Fuel World Open
Fabian Kalaitzis, 13-time Greek National Champion
Wade Johnstone of Australia, finalist in the PST Bottini Fuel World Open
Stephane Galifi, Italy’s No. 1 player
Bradbury Thompson of the U.S
Shahid Khan of England
Josh Cardwell of Australia.
Tournament favorite Palmer, a four-time British Open Champion and is an icon in the game of pro squash, according to event organizers.
Palmer could face a battle against any of the other competitors, such as Sherbini, formerly Egypt’s 1 junior who exhibits the unique Egyptian style of play, or Cardwell, also from Australia who has competed in more than 70 pro tournaments in 30 countries and comes from a squash family.
Cardwell's mother is a four-time British Open Champion.
Other players to watch are Thompson, a finalist in three PST events this season who hails from the competitive college squash arena as a former captain and No.1 player at Brown University.
The left-handed 6-foot-3-inch Khan, winner of PST’s Siena Open and Pyramid Open, Johnstone, who climbed high in PST’s rankings this season, and Greek star Kalaitzis will provide additional challenges, along with Galifi whose controversial style entertains fans and rattles opponents.