World Squash Doubles Championships

The World Squash Doubles Championship has been held in North America since 1981 when it was sanctioned by the International Squash Racquets Federation. It has been held bi-annually since 1994 where it has alternated with the World Softball Doubles. Under the WSF rules, double pairs must be made up of two players from the same country. The WSF event has been held since 1997, being Australia 2019 last edition.

World Squash Doubles Championships
Logo World Squash.jpg
LocationCarrara, Australia (2019)
VenueCarrara Squash Centre
Date(s)ISDA (1981–1987/1994–present)
WSF (1997–present)
Website
Official website (WSF)
Official website (SDA)

FormatEdit

In its most recent format, teams enter through their national governing body and the event is sanctioned by the WSF.

The championships are played on courts measuring 32 feet (9.75 metres) by 25 feet – a court size approved by the World Squash Federation in 1992 for the international doubles game. This court size is the same depth as courts for the singles game, but appears to be slightly wider (singles courts are 21 feet wide).

A separate world championship event, known as the World Hardball Doubles Squash Championships (organised by the Squash Doubles Association), is also held once every two years for players of the hardball version of doubles squash (which is played with a different type of ball, on courts measuring 45 feet by 25 feet).

CompetitorsEdit

Countries who have competed include Australia, Canada, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland and U.S.A.

Past WinnersEdit

Under ISRF & ISDAEdit

Year Men's Women's Mixed Location
1981 Mo Khan & Clive Caldwell   Toronto
1982 Michael Desaulniers & Maurice Heckscher, II   Toronto
1983 Michael Desaulniers & Maurice Heckscher, II   Toronto
1986 Todd Binns & Gordon Anderson   Buffalo
1987 Todd Binns & Thomas E. Page   Buffalo

Under ISDAEdit

Year Men's Women's Mixed Location
1994 Jamie Bentley & Kenton Jernigan Demer Holleran & Alica McConnell   Toronto
1996 Jamie Bentley & Gary Waite Demer Holleran & Alica McConnell Demmer Holleran & Keen Butcher   Philadelphia
1998 Gary Waite & Mark Talbott Demer Holleran & Alica McConnell Jessie Chai & Gary Waite   Toronto
2000 Jamie Bentley & Willie Hosie Karen Jerome & Jessie Chai Jessie Chai & Gary Waite   Philadelphia
2002 Gary Waite & Damien Mudge Demer Holleran & Alica McConnell Jessie Chai & Gary Waite   Toronto
2004 Gary Waite & Damien Mudge Demer Holleran & Alica McConnell Jessie Chai & Viktor Berg   Philadelphia
2006 Preston Quick & Chris Deratney Narelle Krizek & Stephanie Hewitt Preston Quick & Narelle Krizek   Toronto
2009 Ben Gould & Paul Price Jessica Dimauro & Stephanie Hewitt   San Francisco
2011 Ben Gould & Damien Mudge Stephanie Hewitt & Seanna Keating   Toronto
2013 Ben Gould & Damien Mudge Natalie Grainger & Amanda Sobhy Narelle Krizek & Paul Price   New York City
2015 John Russell & Clive Leach Suzie Pierrepont & Carrie Hastings Stephanie Hewitt & Viktor Berg   Chicago
2017 John Russell & Clive Leach Georgina Stoker & Suzie Pierrepont Natalie Grainger & Chris Callis   St. Louis

Under WSFEdit

Year Men's Women's Mixed Location
1997   England
Chris Walker/Mark Cairns
  New Zealand
Leilani Rorani/Philippa Beams
  Australia
Liz Irving/Dan Jenson
  Hong Kong
2004   Australia
Byron Davis/Cameron White
  Australia
Natalie Grinham/Rachael Grinham
  Australia
Rachael Grinham/David Palmer
  Chennai
2006   Australia
Anthony Ricketts/Stewart Boswell
  New Zealand
Shelley Kitchen/Tamsyn Leevey
  Australia
Rachael Grinham/Joseph Kneipp
  Melbourne
2016   Scotland
Alan Clyne/Greg Lobban
  New Zealand
Joelle King/Amanda Landers-Murphy
  New Zealand
Joelle King/Paul Coll
  Darwin
2017   Australia
Ryan Cuskelly/Cameron Pilley
  New Zealand
Joelle King/Amanda Landers-Murphy
  New Zealand
Joelle King/Paul Coll
  Manchester
2019   Australia
Ryan Cuskelly/Cameron Pilley
  Australia
Donna Lobban/Christine Nunn
  Australia
Donna Lobban/Cameron Pilley
  Carrara

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