Stéphane Galifi Enters Bobcat Classic and Pittsburgh Open
September 4, 2012 - Italy’s #1 squash player Stephane Galifi has entered Pro Squash Tour’s Bobcat Classic and Pittsburgh Open.
The tournaments mark Galifi’s first appearances in PST action. Galifi, who turned pro in 1999, has reached 13 tournament finals while competing on the PSA World Tour. He has 8 tournament titles to his credit, including the 2010 Phoenix Open.
“I am looking forward to competing,” said Galifi. “I have been to the U.S. on many occasions before. I am looking forward to seeing old friends again.”
PST Commissioner Joe McManus is looking forward to seeing Galifi compete in PST action. “Of course, I am pleased to welcome one of the world’s most talented players to PST,” said McManus.
“Stéphane is one of the rare players on the planet, who is immediately embraced by fans. Americans, who have seen Stéphane play, love him.
"He brings a special and unique style to the court. You simply can’t turn away when he is in the room or on the court.”
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine is hosting the Bobcat Classic beginning October 26. Bates College is one of the nation's fast rising college squash programs.
The Rivers Club is hosting the Pittsburgh tournament this coming November 9-11. Pittsburgh has the distinction of being the first U.S. city to televise a squash tournament.
Squash is played by an estimated 20 million people in 185 countries. Players from across the world compete on the Pro Squash Tour for points and prize money. PST’s top 8 players are invited to a season ending tournament to compete for the PST World Championship.