RESULTS: PSA International 35 Calgary Winter Club Rocky
Mountain Open, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 David Palmer (AUS) bt  Laurens Jan Anjema
(NED) 11-7, 5-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6
Palmer Powers To Rocky Mountain Success
Veteran Australian David Palmer notched up the 27th Tour
title of his illustrious squash career when he upset favourite
Laurens Jan Anjema in the final of the Calgary Winter
Club Rocky Mountain Open in Canada.
The 34-year-old from Lithgow in New South Wales reached the
final of the PSA World Tour International 35 event at
Calgary Winter Club in Calgary after holding off the
challenge of rising Swiss star Nicolas Mueller in four
Dutchman Anjema, ranked 12 in the world, had to overcome Omar
Mosaad in the other semi, beating the world No16 from Egypt
also in four games.
But the final was the standout match of the championship in its
second year - in which Palmer, a four-time British Open
champion and twice World Open champion, recovered from
2/1 down to topple Anjema 11-7, 5-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6.
"It was a phenomenal final and the highlight of our event,"
exclaimed event spokesman Ian Park. "The two players had
a fiercely competitive match, but above anything else it was the
classiest match that I have ever seen.
"These two players, along with player referees, were amazing
representatives of the game and promoted squash in the best
It was a sensational conclusion to his Calgary campaign for the
now US-based Palmer, who had already extended his record as the
current player with the most appearances in PSA Tour
finals by reaching his 54th.