MAPLES Caribbean Junior Squash Championships 2016 Begins this Sat!

JR.-CASA-2016-LOGOWe have the best junior players from throughout the Caribbean region visiting our shores from 15th – 23rd July. They will be competing in individual age group events from under 11 through under 19 in both boys and Girls. The first round will begin Sat 16th from 10am, with matches all day Sat, all day Sunday and the finals will be on Monday evening from 5pm. Please come down and support Cayman’s youngsters.

There will be a team event starting on Tuesday 19th which will run through until Sat 23rd between the 7 caribbean nations here to take part. These are Bermuda, Barbados, Cayman, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Eastern Caribbean States.

 

EFG Bank National Squash Championships 2016 – Results

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EFG Bank National Squash Championships 2016.

We would like to thank all of the entrants in this years EFG Bank National Squash Championships and congratulate the winners and runners up.

Mens A Winner – Cameron Stafford, Runner Up – Gabe Rabess

Mens B Winner – Jeff Danter, Runner Up – Richard Reading

Mens C Winner – David Pitcairn, Runner Up – Keith Higgins

Mens 40+ Winner – Gabe Rabess, Runner Up – Neil Stone-wigg

Mens 50+ Winner – Neil Stone-wigg, Runner Up – Ashley Gunning

Ladies A Winner – Claire Roscoe, Runner Up – Jade Pitcairn

Ladies B Winner – Emma Turnbull, Runner Up – Ally Artuch

Ladies C/D Winner – Skylar Smith, Runner up – Vanessa Fullerton

Ladies 40+ Winner – Janet Sairsingh, Runner up – Marian Goodall

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Mens A

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Mens B

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Mens C

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Mens 40+

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Mens 50+

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Ladies A

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Ladies B

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Ladies C:D

EFG Bank Senior National Championships 2016 Ladies 40+

Baker Tilly Corporate League Returns!

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

We are now a few weeks in to the latest Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League and the teams have come out swinging!

After two rounds of matches, past champions DMS are sitting top of the table with 20 points. DMS took on Digicel this week claiming a convincing victory. DMS’s Jeff Jones had the match of the night, fighting back from match ball down to clinch the deciding 5th set 14-12 against Digicel’s James.

The biggest match up of the night was the KPMG grudge match with KPMG Kman playing against KPMG Kobras. The Kobras had the firepower on the night claiming a 10 – 5 victory and the bragging rights to go with it. In what was another nail biting match, Samantha Hennings of the Kobras went to the 5th set against Mark Sparg of KPMG Kman. Hennings just had the edge over Sparg taking the last game 11-9 and therefore the match.

League veterans UBS played Sotheby’s this week, with Sotheby’s claiming an 11-4 win. Sotheby’s tactfully employed some of the clubs talented juniors with Mischa Kluyver and Jasun Sairsingh both claiming well-deserved 3-0 wins on the night for the team. Kali MacLean, another up and coming junior, narrowly lost in an exciting 5 set battle after coming back from 1 game down.

League sponsors, Baker Tilly, faced off against relative newcomers Phoenix. Phoenix had an impressive start to the league going into week two at the top of the table but were unable to maintain the momentum, losing 10-4 to the ever strong Baker Tilly team.

The scores on the doors after two weeks are:

 

  • DMS – 20
  • Sotheby’s – 18
  • Baker Tilly – 18
  • KPMG Kobras – 15
  • Phoenix – 14
  • UBS – 13
  • Digicel – 11
  • KPMG Kman – 11

Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout – This weeks results are in!

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

We are now at the halfway point of the Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout and Digicel have really hit their stride, extending their lead at the top of the table by 5 points after claiming the maximum 8 points on the night!

Sitting in second place are The Directors, made up of the South Sound Squash Club’s board of directors. The Directors pulled off two good wins taking down The Lions and then claiming the victory by 1 point against the strong KPMG team.

The Director’s A player, Dan MacLean, took the prize for rally of the night showing off some top level retrieving skills in the sudden death, 1 point game that would decide the winner of the match. Alistair Cowper of The Lions took charge of the rally moving MacLean front to back, corner to corner, but MacLean refused to stop running, ending in a stylish flat out dive to prevent what everyone thought was a clear winner from Cowper and ultimately winning the point.

This wasn’t the only dramatic sudden death finish.  Another Directors vs Lions match saw Sheena Conolly of The Directors expertly using the frame of her racket to spin the ball into the front corner to beat Leon den Exter 3-1 in the final game.

At the end of the night there was only one change to the positions after the first week with Riffraff just edging ahead of the league sponsors Baker Tilly by 1 point putting them in fourth position.

The scores at the end of week 2 are:

1. Digicel – 27

2. The Directors – 22

3. KPMG – 20

4. Riffraff – 19

5. Baker Tilly – 18

6. The Lions – 15

7. UBS – 10

8. Phoenix – 8

 

Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout gets underway!

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

The Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout Squash league got under way last night with strong performances across the board! The format of this 4 week league sees teams playing two shorter matches per evening, best of 3 games, as opposed to the usual best of 5. If a match does end up coming down to the third game it is decided by 1 point sudden death or first to 3 points. This format leads to fast, high tempo matches with some dramatic finishes!

Digicel made a strong return after missing the last league acquiring 11 of the maximum 12 points to put them at the top of the table. Julian Jervis, Cayman’s top junior, lead the Digicel charge claiming fairly comfortable victories in both matches.

Both KPMG and The Directors had a good start to their campaign finishing the night with 10 points a piece, KPMG just squeaking ahead of The Directors on overall points scored in matches to place second in the table. KPMG Captain, Samantha Hennings, had a notable win against Neil Stone-Wigg with the match coming down to the third and final game. Stone-Wigg chose to play 3 points over the 1 point sudden death to decide the match but this seemed to suit Hennings who was able to keep her cool finishing the match off 3-2.

League Sponsors Baker Tilly found themselves placed comfortably in the middle of the table at 4th position after the first round of matches. Both Martin Szaroccki and Josh Gosling were unbeaten on the night claiming 8 points between them.

Just one point behind Baker Tilly is Riffraff consisting of the dangerous mother daughter duo Claire Roscoe and Mischa Kluyver. Kluyver was on fine form claiming 2 wins and 4 points for the team.

The Lions and UBS both ended up with 7 points, with The Lions just finishing on top due to more match points on the night. UBS are a veteran team in the Corporate League and are known for making a late charge as the league progresses.

Sitting in 8th position but certainly not out of the picture are newcomers Phoenix Group. Having a secured a respectable 6 points on the night, only 5 points separate them from the top spot showing how tight this league could end up being! Phoenix certainly has the firepower on their side to rise from the ashes and is a team to be watched.


Scores on the doors after the first week:
1. Digicel – 11

2. KPMG – 10

3. The Directors – 10

4. Baker Tilly – 9

5. Riffraff – 8

6. The Lions – 7

7. UBS – 7

8. Phoenix – 6

 

Randall & Quilter Bermuda Legends of Squash 2015

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Peter Nicol, Mark Chaloner, Lee Beachill, Jonathan Power, Thierry Lincou, David Palmer, John White

 

The Randall & Quilter Legends of squash 2015 has just taken place at the 4 court facility run by Bermuda Squash Association. The event was a sell out with 4 nights of squash and the ‘legends’ taking on the responsibility of coaching session with local juniors and also some individual lessons for sponsors and patrons alike. The match set up was best of 3 games and there were 4 matches per evening. After 3 evenings of tremendous squash there were 2 guys who qualified to play each other in the Grand Final…Thierry Lincou and David Palmer. They took to the court on Saturday night and battled it out to 2 games all…the fifth game is a 1 point winner takes all affair! This year it was Thierry’s turn to end the match with a crushing cross court nick, much to the delight of his family and the crowd who were loving the tension in the match.

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DMS clinch the Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league Spring 2015

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

The Baker Tilly corporate squash league has come to a dramatic end with the top 2 finishers going head to head to see who would claim the title. In the semi finals league leaders AON red tornadoes managed to sneak past KPMG Kobras by just 1 point to take their place in the grand final, largely due to the performance of their young B player Jasun Sairsingh who took 2 games off of the experienced Patrick McConvey which was just enough to tip the balance for Aon to go through. In the other semi final DMS made short work of team undecided claiming a whitewash victory in all matches which showed their intension of wanting to reclaim this title.
So the final stage was set for AON red tornadoes against DMS, it was DMS who came out of the blocks flying with their B string Jorge Vera first one court against young Jasun Sairsingh of AON. The seasoned player, vera, immediately took control of the match and managed to work Sairsingh around the court and squeeze some errors from him, taking the first game 11/7, the 2nd game was a little closer with both players tied up at 9all before the possibility of winning the game crept into the youngsters mind and distracted him just enough to choose the wrong shot to play and open the court up for vera to attack and win the next 2 points. Vera was now on a roll and kept the momentum going to take the 3rd and close out the match 11/5. Next up were the C players, AON’s Robert Tate against Robert O’Callaghan. Whilst both players are similar in stature it was O’Callaghan who seems to be in better shape, this was evident after the first 2 games which were split 1-1. The first was taken by Tate 11/9 and the 2nd O’Callaghan in a tiebreak 12/10, Tate decided he needed to have a lie down to try and recover for the next game. This gave O’Callaghan some confidence, even though he was hurting from the match himself he used this to his advantage and kept the pressure on tate eventually wearing him down 11/8 in the 3rd and taking the 4th easier 11/4. DMS are now sitting pretty with 6 points in the bag needing 9 to secure the win.
The A players AON’s Steve Smith came up against DMS’s captain Neil Stone-wigg. Stone-Wiggs unorthodox shot selection gave him the upper hand in game 1 where he was able to twist and turn Smith more than Smith had wished for and it showed in the 11/8 score, this however spurred on Smith and he changed his tactics, keeping the ball much closer to the walls and didn’t allow Stone-wigg to play as many awkward angles, resulting in Smith taking the next 2 games both 11/7. The 4th game was a last chance effort for Stone-wigg to stay in game and he came out all guns blazing and it appears that he caught Smith off guard cruising to a larger lead and taking the game 11/1. The fifth game was huge as it would determine the league outcome if Stone-wigg could clinch it, but Smith was having none of it and set his stall out early with a 3 point lead, it was then point for point and Stone-wigg just couldn’t close the gap which meant Smith took the 5th game 11/8. So it was down the the D string to seal the deal, needing only 1 game to do so. Jeff Jones for DMS was up against Ade Doherty of AON, Doherty took the first game 11/6 and started well in the 2nd. Jones started to find his groove and even the score at 5all, this proved to be a turning point in Jones level of confidence and he started playing Doherty into the back corner much more forcing weaker returns which he was able to capitalize on, that being said points were traded up to tie-break at 10-10, the teams were on the edge of their seats cheering anything they could to try and give their guy the encouragement they needed, after another 3 tense rallies it was Jones who had the game ball which he converted with a tremendous shot into the front right corner 13/11 with put the immediate match at 1 game all but clinched the title for DMS. This didn’t seem to change the intensity of this match and Doherty bounced back to take the 3rd game 11/9 only to then lose the next 2 game 11/8, 11/6. DMS won the doubles game too which game them a winning score of 12 points to 6 over AON red Tornadoes to take the Baker Tilly corporate squash league tltle.
The 3rd and 4th play off matches between Undecided and KPMG Kobras were very tight and came down to the doubles match to decide the victors, KPMG Kobras took it to finish in 3rd place by 1 point over Undecided.
The 5th and 6th playoff was quite a decisive one with a victory for Baker Tilly over KPMG Kman winning 4 matches to 1.
The 7th and 8th place battle between RBC Lions and UBS showed UBS had the edge on the night just closing out RBC Lions 3 matches to 2.

 DMS claiming title spring 2015

 

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League after round 7

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Round 7 of the Baker Tilly Corporate League saw the last night of league play before moving on to the Playoffs and Finals and every team was hungry for a win, with 3 of the 4 match ups coming down to the doubles match at the end.

UBS took on KPMG Kman securing an 11-4 win overall but Kman really made them work for it. David Finch played Samantha Hennings in the A division with both players leaving it all out on the court. Hennings took the first game but Finch was able to draw on his experience to claim the next 3 games, and the match, winning 3-1.

DMS came head to head with Undecided, which was always going to be a cracker of a match up and the teams didn’t disappoint, delivering excellent performances. In the end it was DMS’s night as they claimed the win 9-8, with it all coming down to the doubles match at the end.  The A game of Neil Stone-Wigg of DMS vs Claire Roscoe of Undecided ended up being one of the matches of the evening. Stone-Wigg took the first game fairly comfortably 11-3 which only fired Roscoe up, who used a combination of a tricky lob serve and deft touch to claim the second game 9/11. The players continued to trade games until Stone-Wigg, using his skill and accuracy, eventually took the fifth game 11/9 and therefore the match. A truly impressive display from both players.

Baker Tilly played the KPMG Kobras in another match up that ended up being decided by the doubles at the end, with the Kobras just squeaking the win 9-8. A special mention has to be given to Matthew Dube and Emma Turnbull, two juniors who filled in for Baker Tilly this week. Matthew Dube secured a solid 3-0 win and Emma Turnbull showed some real grit to come back from 2-0 down and win 3-2.

The RBC Lions have found some form and continued their winning ways with a 9-8 win over AON Red Tornadoes, making it 2 wins in 2 weeks. The best match up of these two teams was Alistair Cowper of RBC vs Jasun Sairsingh of AON. Cowper, eager to get as much Squash out of the evening as possible, had a long 5 setter against Jasun Sairsingh, but managed to keep his cool and beat the junior 11/8 in the fifth.


The playoff matches will be:

AON Red Tornadoes vs KPMG Kobras

DMS vs Undecided

UBS vs Baker Tilly

KPMG Kman vs RBC Lions

 

Baker Tilly Corporate League after Round 6

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

We are now well into the Baker Tilly Corporate League but there’s no sign of the Squash slowing down! Baker Tilly, the league sponsor, faced off against the RBC Lions, who were hungry for points! RBC came out guns blazing and managed to score the maximum 13 points, their best performance this season. A special mention has to be given to Alistair Cowper, the RBC Captain, who pulled of a gutsy 3-2 win against Dwight Dube, with both players fighting right until the end.

Undecided came up against KPMG Kobras losing 5 points to 9 with a strong performance from super sub Daniel Murphy beating Claire Roscoe 3-1. Despite the loss Undecided are still sitting in 3rd place just 9 points separating them from the number 1 spot.

DMS, lead by their A player Neil Stone-Wigg, had another storming victory claiming the full 13 points for the second week in a row. This leaves them in 2 points behind the top team with only 1 week of league matches to go.

Finally, UBS played the top team AON Red Tornadoes. Despite strong performances from UBS, AON just had too much firepower and were the third team of the night to claim the max 13 points keeping them in top position.

The points tally after Week 6 is:
1 AON Red Tornadoes 64

2 DMS 61

3 Undecided 55

4 KPMG Kobras 45

5 KPMG Kman 44

6 UBS 40

7 RBC Lions 30

8 Baker Tilly 24

 

Baker Tilly Corporate League after Round 5

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

During round 5 of the Baker Tilly corporate squash league we witnessed 2 teams gaining maximum points and reasserting themselves on the leaderboard. Both DMS and Undecided claimed the maximum 13 points available against RBC Lions and Baker Tilly respectively. RBC Lions Captain Alistair Cowper was the only lions player to gain any points for his team, narrowly losing 3-1 to Jorge Vera of DMS. Both Richard Reading, Baker Tilly captain, and Josh Gosling managed to claim Baker Tilly’s only points of the evening too, both finishing 3-1 against the family duo of Claire Roscoe and Mischa Kluyver, (Mother and daughter combo) at A and C string respectively. These results moves Undecided up to 2nd and DMS to 3rd with only 3 points separating the top 3. AON Red Tornadoes are still clinging onto their top spot which was secured with a 4 match to 1 victory over last weeks 2nd place team KPMG Kman. AON’s A player Gabe Rabess overcame Jackie Geils 3-1, AON’s B Steve Smith proved too strong for Seb Poznansky winning in 3. But KPMG Kman’s Alex Johnson pulled off a great win in the C spot against the experienced Justin Robinson of AON 3 games to 0, when asked what he thought of his performance Alex responded with ‘I didn’t think I had it in me to play like that….this just makes me want to play more!’ Cayman Junior Alexander Artuch claimed the D string for Aon for the overall match win and just to rub it in the doubles also went AON’s way.
We also saw a middle table clash between KPMG Kobras and UBS, with Kobras sitting ontop of UBS last week, this week it was UBS’s turn to take control. This was the tightest match up of the night with the C string going the full distance and Eddie Nolons for the Kobras closing out the match in the 5th and final game 11/9. A, B and D positions went UBS’s way with 3-1 victories for David Finch over Erik Fell, Aaron Moench over Jarydd Moore and Paul Broderick over Gautham Ganeshan. The doubles was won by KPMG Kobras which gave them 7 points for the evening against UBS’s 11, this allowed UBS to switch places in the leaderboard and move from 6 to 5 going into next weeks round 6.
Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Round 5
1 AON Red Tornadoes 51
2 Undecided 50
3 DMS 48
4 KPMH Kman 42
5 UBS 39
6 KPMG Kobras 36
7 Baker Tilly 21
8 RBC Lions 17

 

 

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