Richard Thomson Squash World Champion!
The Canadian bronze medalist from the Racketlon World
Championships in Vienna last November suddenly, and somewhat
unexpectedly (for a racketlon audience anyway), hits the news
again. And this time as the winner! Together with his partner
Scott Dulmage he emerged as World Champion in the Men's Over 30
Class as the Squash Doubles World Championships were held over
the last weekend in the Toronto Cricket Club.
Multitalented. Richard Thomson, Squash Doubles World Champion, Bronze Medalist at the Racketlon World Championships ...and a scratch golf player (check out his latest golf rounds here.)
Here is an excerpt from a report published on www.squashtalk.com (direct
link to full report):
"The Men's 30's final came down to a rematch of the thrilling five-game Canadian Nationals Open semifinal seven weeks ago, which Scott Dulmage and Richard Thomson, trailing two games to one, had rallied to win 15-12 in the fifth over Paul Deratnay and Taylor Fawcett. This time Dulmage/Thomson fell even further behind (two/LOVE as opposed to two/one) but again managed a successful comeback, improving each game along the way to a 10-15 12-15 15-12 15-10 15-9 victory that represented a solid companion-piece for Dulmage to the Canadian Mixed title that he and Dimauro had annexed in early February."
The North American version of Squash Doubles is played on a court considerably larger than the "international size squash court" that is used on the Racketlon Tour. The World Champs are held biannually and this year's event attracted over 200 pairs - which is a figure comparable to that of the last Racketlon World Champs, which attracted close to 400 players. But the racketlon participants came from 30 nations and all 6 continents - which is a statistic that Squash Doubles will find it hard to compete with; The entry field in Toronto seems to have been very dominated by North Americans (although that remains to be confirmed).