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CDSRA Chicago Championships 1937

CDSRA Chicago Championships 1937  Chicago Button Museum
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CHICAGO CHAMPIONSHIPS C D S R A LAKE SHORE A. C. PLAYER MAR. 6-13, 1937
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Made by AMERICAN BADGE CO. CHICAGO, ILLS.

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In March of 1937, the Chicago District Squash Racquets Association (CDSRA) held its seventh annual tournament, a week-long event held at the Lake Shore Athletic Club in Chicago. 1937 saw the largest number of top-ranking players to date compete in the tournament, a number of which were sent to compete in a national tournament. This was also the first year the CDSRA hosted a Veteran’s Championship, for which all participants had to be over the age of forty.

Squash racquets, or squash, at it is now commonly known, is still a popular sport in Chicago. Each year, the city holds the Windy City Open, in which men and women compete for a place at the Professional Squash Association’s World Tour. 

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Chicago Squash Players Start Tourney Today. (1937 March). Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/image/354890981/?terms=chicago%2Bdistrict%2Bs...

First Round in District Squash Racquets Opens. (1937 March). Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/image/354891438/?terms=chicago%2Bdistrict%2Bs...

Kowalski WIns Squash Title in Veteran’s Meet. (1937 April). Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from https://chicagotribune.newspapers.com/image/355086048/?terms=kowalski%2B...

Windy City Open. (n.d.) Windy City Open. Retrieved from http://windycityopen.com/.

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CH0286
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