Team Canada led the way in this year’s Lapham-Grant matches, hosted in London, Ontario, at the London Squash Club, this weekend, April 23-26, cruising to victory over Team USA with a 70-28 overall scoreline.
The annual Lapham-Grant matches take place between four different competitions: the men’s singles competing for the Lapham Cup, men’s doubles competing for the Grant Trophy, women’s singles and doubles competing for the Crawford Trophy, and the legends doubles (encompasses all male players over sixty-five years of age) competing for the Lawrence-Wilkins Trophy.
The Grant Trophy matches were inaugurated in 1945, the Crawford Trophy matches in 1999, and the Lawrence-Wilkins Trophy in 2001.
Team Canada, largely swept by Team USA in last year’s Lapham-Grant, took revenge this year and controlled each division—winning the Lapham Cup 19-3, the Grant Cup 14-5, the Lawrence-Wilkins Trophy 11-3, and the Crawford Trophy 26-17.
Team USA will aim to respond on home soil in 2016, with the matches set to be hosted in New York City.
For more information, historical context and reports from previous tournaments, see the official Lapham-Grant homepage.