Paderborner in Bid To extend Bundesliga record

London, April 25, 2013: German club Paderborner SC will be bidding for a record tenth title in the 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 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. —- WSF

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