Charlie Ufford will be the favorite and varsity captain Dave Watts a leading contender in the University Club of New York Invitation Intercollegiate Squash Racquets tournament set for New York during the holidays.
Ufford is the defending champion in the tourney, generally considered a pre-championships. A Crimson representative has won the trophy four times, while Yale, Princeton, and Haverford players have won three, Traditionally coach Jack Barnaby and his boys drink champagne from the bowl presented a Crimson winner.
Chief competition for Ufford will be Blair Murphy of Yale, Disk Squires of Williams, and, of course, Watts.
Squires lost to Ufford in the finals of this tourney last year, just as he did late in the spring, in the Eastern Intercollegiate League Singles championships.
But Barnaby thinks Watts may be the dark horse. The tall sentor is now, according to Harnaby, good enough to beat anybody in collegiate squash on one of his best days.