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Raphael Kandra lifted his 11th PSA World Tour title in Calgary

Kandra Downs Home Hope Delierre to Capture Bankers Hall Club Pro Am Crown


Germany’s Raphael Kandra secured his first ever Bankers Hall Club Pro Am, PSA M10 title at the third attempt after a fine 3-0 victory over Canadian No.1 Shawn Delierre in the final.

Kandra, who lost out in both the 2013 and 2014 finals, was in imperious form in the build-up to his clash with Delierre and dropped a single game as he scythed through to the final. Delierre, meanwhile, had to negotiate an extremely difficult quarter-final clash against Eric Galvez and, after coming through it in five games, benefitted from an injury to top seed Shaun Le Roux in the last four to reach final.

World No.49 Kandra was incredibly precise and meticulous in his play in the opening exchanges of the encounter, keeping his error count low and his drives tight to build up a two-game advantage.

Backed on by the crowd on home soil, Delierre attempted to mount a fightback in the third and pushed Kandra all the way but ultimately fell short as 25-year-old Kandra prevailed courtesy of an 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 scoreline.

Kandra’s victory in Calgary has given him his 11th career PSA World Tour title and has also propelled him into the world’s top 50 players having been ranked at World No.51 before the title win.

Results – Final: Bankers Hall Club Pro Am 2016
[2] Raphael Kandra (GER) bt [4] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 (37m)

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