German club Paderborner SC will be bidding for a record tenth title in the fotobuch.de Squash Bundesliga, the finals of which will take place in Boeblingen, near Stuttgart, on 9th and 10th May.
The defending champions – led by England’s world No3 James Willstrop and national hero Simon Rosner, the new world No12 – will face hosts and former champions Sport-Insel Stuttgart in the semi-finals.
2011 champions Black & White Worms will line up against Squash Inn Hamborn, 2011 runners-up, in the other semi-final.
Launched in 1980, the fotobuch.de Squash Bundesliga has attracted the world’s top players, competing alongside the country’s best.
French number one Gregory Gaultier, ranked four in the world, leads hosts Sport-Insel Stuttgart, while two-time world champion Nick Matthew, the world No2 from England, will head the Black & White Worms attack.
An Englishman will also spearhead the Squash Inn Hamborn attack – world No15 Tom Richards.
Paderborn born and raised Simon Rosner is making his seventh appearance in the finals since 2006 – and has featured in five successful Paderborner campaigns. The 25-year-old won his seventh successive German National Championship title in February and this month celebrated a career-high world No12 ranking.
“As there will be a number top international stars joining the best German players, the organisers have decided to stream the finals to the international audience via Squash TV,” said tournament promoter Peter Schmidl.
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