One week after winning their first U.S. Open Squash Doubles title, Paul Price & Clive Leach handed joint world No. 1’s Damien Mudge & Ben Gould their first loss of the season to win their first Briggs Cup as partners—the largest prize money purse tournament on the 2013-2014 calendar held biannually at the Apawamis Club in Rye, New York.
Beginning with Saturday’s Quarterfinals, SquashTV’s inaugural coverage of a Squash Doubles Association tournament ended fittingly with a mammoth five-game, two and a half hour final broadcasted to a global audience live and free on YouTube.
Leading up to the tournament, Mudge & Gould had yet lose a match this season with five titles to show for it and their last defeat as partners dating back to January’s North American Open when they lost to Price & Leach in a four game semifinal.
Mudge & Gould’s start to the tournament indicated they were on their way to a sixth title as they comfortably dispatched Carl Baglio & Randy Lim, eight seeds Imran Khan & Mark Chaloner and four seeds Manek Mathur & Yvain Badan in three games. Continue reading