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

 

 

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League round 4

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Following the results of round 3 where both DMS and AON Red Tornadoes held footing at the top of the leaderboard, round 4 proved to be a very contentious evening of squash. DMS were missing their stalwart and A player Neil Stone-wigg, which put a put a serious kink in their side, that said they managed to attain a respectable 7 points from a fired up UBS side narrowly losing 3 matches to 2. David Finch took full advantage in the A position for UBS and cleaned up Jorge Vera of DMS 3-0, B & C matched went DMS’s way both 3-1 leaving the D string and doubles to decide the outcome. Taka Hamilton of UBS outplayed Jeff Jones for a 3-1 win and the Doubles match showed that UBS had better communication than DMS on this occasion and comfortably cruised to victory.
AON Red Tornadoes were flying, although it has to be said they had more horsepower than usual! Contraversial team line up was mumbled throughout the crowd who were witnessing an assassination at A and B positions against the cold blooded KPMG Kobras. Gabe Rabess played A and Steve Smith B for AON, when previously only 1 have played at anytime in the A spot, with very little difference between players abilities. KPMG’s Erik Fell took the brunt of Rabess’s firepower whilst Patrick McConvey got caught in the exhausts of Smith, both losing 3-0. Eddie Nolons at C for the Kobras claimed 2 games from Robert Tate in the tightest contest of the evening. The D match went to Alexandra Artuch for AON, against Gautham Ganeshan, who is full of confidence after claiming the Cayman National under 17 girls title last weekend. AON Red Tornadoes achieved maximum points which took them 3 points clear at the top of the table.
The Undecided moved up from 5 to 3 with a solid 4-1 victory over RBC Lions and Baker Tilly claimed a respectable 7 points from KPMG Kman to take them off the bottom of the table.
Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Table after round 4
1 AON Red Tornadoes 41
2 KPMG Kman 38
3 Undecided 37
4 DMS 35
5 KPMG Kobras 29
6 UBS 28
7 Baker Tilly 19
8 RBC Lions 16

 

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League is well under way!!

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

The Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League is well underway now. KPMG Cobras came into this new league as defending champions, but got themselves off to a rocky start with a 3 match to 2 defeat by DMS. 2 of the matches went the full distance and could have tipped the balance in KPMG’s favor, but it wasn’t to be on the night with DMS’s captain and A player Neil Stone-wigg closing out Erik Fell in a craftily played 5th game which twisted and turned the younger Fell and eventually brought him to his knees 11/9. Aon red Tornadoes, were very decisive against the league sponsor Baker Tilly dropping only 4 games in total and gaining 11 themselves. KPMG Kman were the most aggressive team on the night though, against league newcomers RBC Lions, claiming the maximum 13 points whilst dropping 3 games. The team captains, Samantha Hennings(KPMG Kman) and Alistair Cowper(RBC Lions) were the A players who had the longest game of the night lasting well over an hour with Hennings just getting the better of Cowper 13/11 in the fifth and final game of tremendous squash.
The top 5 positions after the first round saw KPMG Kman out in front with 13, followed by DMS and AON Red Tornadoes both on 11, with Undecided in 4th place and defending champions KPMG Cobras in 5th.
Round 2 provided more intense matches than round 1, however it was DMS who have stamped their feet on this league so far and taken over the top spot. Claiming all the available points with a crushing victory over Baker Tilly 13 points to 1. Baker Tilly’s Richard Reading showed great determination and court coverage against Neil Stone-wigg of DMS with the highest scoring game of the league so far pushing Stone-wigg to the limit, but narrowly missing out on the game 14/16, this proved too tough to replicate for the next two games. We were entertained by a KPMG head to head with the newly named  KPMG Kman taking a relaxed stance against the tightly coiled KPMG Kobras. It seems that even though the Kobras claimed a 3 match to 2 victory, the Kman crew had the perfect antidote by gaining more games in the matches they lost and came away with a higher point tally overall 10 to 7. This places the KPMG Kman team just 1 point shy of DMS at the top. RBC Lions and UBS battled it out  for the bottom 2 spots, this was a very tight match up and they were stood neck and neck at 2 matches apiece going into the deciding doubles match. Both teams put their best 2 players out there and it showed with a very intense and nail biting game which was only decided by 2 points at the end, RBC Lions took a gamble at 13 all and went for a winner, which paid off giving them the first match ball. This proved to be a difficult point to win as it had to be replayed 3 times due to let decisions by the referee, on the 4th occasion UBS were pinned into a corner and RBC Lions forced an error with a very tight shot deep into the back corner giving the lions the win and taking them off the bottom spot to equal 6th alongside UBS.
The Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Standings after round 2:
1 DMS 24
2 KPMG Kman 23
3 AON Red Tornadoes 18
4 Undecided 17
5 KPMG Kobras 14
6= UBS 10
6= RBC Lions 10
8 Baker Tilly 5

 

 

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league is getting closer…

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Its time to sign up your teams again! email alexfrazersquash@gmail.com or mark@squash.ky to enter your team of 4 players consisting of an A, B, C and D standard player.

The league will run on Thursday nights from 12th February for approx 10 weeks.

We have the following teams already signed up and ready to go… KPMG Racketeers, KPMG Kobras, Baker Tilly, UBS….Looking forward to hearing from you guys….

Harvard and Brown universities love SSSC!

Brown University Pic Brown University Squash team had an amazing time here in Cayman and loved the facilities we are spoilt with, here at SSSC. These universities have the ability to travel abroad once every 4 years for a training week mid season and both Brown and Harvard chose Cayman this time round.

They really did put some hours in on court too, both teams training for at least 3hrs per day for 6 of the 7 days they were here. They mixed in some yoga, beach runs and team bonding exercises too. Also it wouldn’t be a complete trip without visiting the Stingrays, which they all loved and showed them who were comfortable with the Rays and who were not!!

It was great to have SSSC full of people, which created a tremendous buzz around the club..we aim for this to continue and look forward to more activities happening on a regular basis. Look out for the upcoming Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League starting feb 12th. If you want to enter a team email mark or Alex on mark@squash.ky or alexfrazersquash@gmail.com to register.

 

 

KPMG Kobras win the Baker Tilley corporate squash league

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

KPMG trophyThe final evening of the Baker Tilly Corporate squash league got underway with the top 2 teams going head to head to determine who claims this seasons top honors! KPMG had an 9 point advantage going into then tie against S & M Mixed Breed. S & M’s young Kali Maclean cleaned up KPMG’s Gautam Ganeshan 3/0 in the D position, then Deliah Canham kept the domination going with a 3-1 victory over Jarydd Moore. This put serious pressure on KPMG’s captain Samantha Hennings playing B against Cayman junior Jasun Sairsingh. She handled it well and managed to squeeze an early lead for the first game 11/7, the second was a little closer right up to 7 all, when Hennings edged away again and secured a 2-0 lead 11/8. The third game proved too much for Sairsingh and he tried his heart out, but couldn’t change the tide and Hennings took the 3rd also 11/8. This left Erik Fell of KPMG to seal the deal against another Cayman junior Isaiah Robinson, the first game went to fell 11/6, the second saw some great attritional rallies and again fell kept on top and squeezed it 11/6. Robinson’s confidence was waining and he was unable to turn his game around eventually going down 11/3 in the 3rd. This win gave KPMG the title, and Samantha Hennings was ecstatic, she said “KPMG have supported and taken part in the Baker Tilly corporate squash league for a few years now and I am delighted that we were able to finally get our name on the Golden Trophy!”
There were some other very notable wins on the night, with Sea Elements coming up against Digicel Diehards and gaining enough points to leapfrog S & M Mixed Breed and claim the 2nd spot. This was achieved by wins from more Cayman Juniors, Marc Nelson and Charlie Riker at D and C positions and both taking ruthless 3-0 victories against Nick Manning and Mark Mimnagh. It was Digicel’s B player, Jody Jervis who claimed some glory with a 3-1 win over Tony Riker with some fantastic ball striking and shot making. Then came the match up of the night, digicels Julian Jervis against Alex Frazer of Sea elements, These guys have just returned from representing Cayman at the recent CAC games and were doubles partners. On paper Jervis got the nod through his previous victories over Alex in the lead up to the CAC Games and he also represented Cayman at #2 and Alex at #3 in the team event, however Frazer had a difference of opinion on the night. The match began with Frazer taking an early lead going 8-4 up in the first only for the lead to be clawed back by Jervis who claimed first blood 11/9, the second game began the same way as the first, but this time Frazer didn’t make the same errors and held onto ta lead closing the game out 11/6. Things were getting much more tense at this point and both players were so fired up, the fist pumping began early in this game after some tremendous rallies where both players had covered the court from corner to corner eventually squeezing an error from each other. They eventually found themselves at 9-9, this time Jervis pulled off 2 fantastic shots to win the game 11/9. The 4th was tight, literally point for point, then at 6all frazer seemed to be putting more work into the younger Jervis and managed to out maneuver him sufficiently to gain 2 well earned points, this kept his nose ahead and after trading the next few rallies he claimed the 4th game 11/8 to level things up for a 5th and final game. The crowd were on the edge of their seats and getting very vocal now, which seemed to help Frazer as it gave him real encouragement, the level of squash was superb and the court coverage was better than in the first few games, it really started to come down to consistency and choice of shot, this is where, perhaps to his surprise, Frazer was slightly more effective especially at the sharp end of the game. Once again they were sat at 9-9 in the fifth game and neither wanted to be on the wrong end of this result, Frazer managed to keep his cool and deliver some well timed shots and deft touches to expose Jervis and force him deep into the 4 corners of the court, this proved too much in the end and the final 2 points went to Alex Frazer giving him the win 11/9.
It was a fantastic finish to the Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league and everyone is very happy to be involved. All teams are looking forward to getting back at it in the new year. The New Baker Tilly corporate squash league will begin in feb 2015.
Final positions:

1 KPMG Kobras 88
2 Sea Elements 81
3 DMS 80
4 S & M Mixed Breed 78
5 UBS 64
6 Digicel Diehards 61
7 Baker Tilly 58
= The Directors 58
9 KPMG Racketeers 55
10 Harmonic Hitters 38

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Round 8

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Round 8 of the Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league provided some strong competition with a late surge from Sea Elements who drowned out their opponents UBS without dropping a single game, claiming the maximum points on offer and bumping them up to 3rd spot. S & M mixed breed consolidated their 2nd position with a win over Digicel Diehards and KPMG Kobras have kept up their fine form on the top of the pile taking out Harmonic Hitters  and stretching their lead to 9 points with only one match remaining in the league and its a match up between the top 2 teams, KPMG Kobras against S & M Mixed Breed.
Erik Fell of KPMG Kobras stumbled, but regained his footing to overcome Sean Murphy of Harmonic Hitters in a close 3-1 in the A position, this was followed by Samantha Hennings(Kobras captain) getting the better of Gavin McMaster in a 3-0 win. Cayman Junior and C player for KPMG, Emma Turnbull performed very well against Harmonics captain Clare Lazenby taking the match 3-0. The D match up was the tightest contest of the night, Tony Attenborough of Harmonic got a great start to take the first 2 games from Guatam Ganesh, the 3rd game went to a tie break and Guatam manage to edge out Tony 12-10. The momentum was certainly in Guatam’s favor and he held onto a 3 point lead throughout the game closing it out 11-8. The 5th game started much the same as the 4th with Guatam winning 3 early rallies and giving him the upper hand, Tony rallied well but couldn’t seem to close the gap and eventually the result went to Guatam 11-8 and 3 games to 2.

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Table

1 KPMG Kobras 81
2 S & M Mixed Breed 72
3 Sea Elements 71
4 DMS 67
5 UBS 62
6 Digicel Diehards 55
= Baker Tilly 55
8 The Directors 49
9 KPMG Racketeers 41
10 Harmonic Hitters 38

Marlene and Cameron Claim CAC Games GOLD Medal!!!!

Marz & Cameron CAC Gold Marlene West and Cameron Stafford win against the odds. The pair claim the CAC Games Gold Medal for the mixed doubles here in Veracruz, Mexico. Caymans first medal of the games! They over came the number 1 seeds from Colombia( Miguel Rodriguez World Rank 13 and Catalina Pelaez) in the semi final 2/1 with the final point at 10-10 in the 3rd being decided by Cameron rolling out a dead nick! The final was against mexico and the number 2 seeds, who they lost to in the pan American festival 2 months ago. this match was much the same last he previous one, except for some terrible referring by 3 colombian refs, who in my opinion either hadn’t a clue what the difference was between singles and doubles refereeing or were simply biased towards their neibours – which made the win even more sweet. Again Marlene was solid on the forehand side and Cameron came up with some of his wizardry and at 10-10 in the 3rd and final game he hammered another out right winner into the side wall nick to claim the title and shut the partizan crowd up! :)

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League round 7

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League   

Both DMS and KPMG Cobras were on fire for the 6th Round of the Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League each claiming the maximum 13 points against their respective opponents. DMS overcame Baker Tilly and KPMG Kobras ousted The Directors in similar fashion. S & M Mixed breed managed to jump into joint pole position alongside KPMG Cobras with a convincing win over the former top spot holders Sea Elements, the only point claimed for Sea Elements by their A player Alex Frazer against S & M’s Marlene West, both of whom will be representing Cayman in the CAC Games currently being played in Mexico.
Round 7 of the Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league saw KPMG Kobras clash against their colleagues KPMG Racketeers, it was a ruthless affair with the Kobras having quicker reactions and ultimately sinking their teeth into the Racketeers claiming their 2nd maximum points in a row 13 and securing their lead by 7 points ahead of S & M mixed Breed going in to the last 2 rounds. One of the notable performances of the evening was by Kali Maclean(14yrs old and Cayman Junior Representative) at D position where she over came the athleticism of Eddie Noyers in a very close match 3 games to 1. Baker Tilly bounced back from a crushing defeat last week to outplay The Directors this week claiming 12 of a possible 13 points and only allowing the Directors 4, this moves them up 2 spots to 7th in the table. UBS have continued with their solid performances claiming 10 points from the previous hotshots S & M Mixed Breed with their wins coming from the A, B & D positions Steve Smith, Aaron Manflu and Paul Broderick 3/2, 3/0, 3/0. UBS Captain Corbus Pietersen took a game off the in form Deliah Slater of S & M, never the less he was very happy with his teams performance and their progress to equal 2nd place in the table. Sea Elements surprised DMS with a 3 matches to 2 defeat, 2 of which came at the hands of Charlie Riker(13yrs old at C) and Marc Nelson(13 yrs old at D), Charlie took out Jeff Jones 3-0 and Marc outplayed James Osbourne 3-1. The A string battle was won by Alex Frazer over Neil Stone-wigg of DMS, leaving Jorge Vera at B for DMS to pick up some slack, which he managed to do 3-0 against Mike Nelson. This result sees Sea Elements switch places with DMS in the 4th and 5th positions.
Just 2 more rounds to go with KPMG Kobras looking strong in pole position and they come up against Harmonic Hitters, whilst S & M mixed breed are pitted against Digicel Diehards and UBS against Sea Elements.

Table after round 7.

1 KPMG Kobras 69
2 S & M Mixed Breed 62
= UBS 62
4 Sea Elements 58
5 DMS 57
6 Digicel Diehards 53
7 BakerTilly 46
8 The Directors 43
9 KPMG Racketeers 38
10 Harmonic Hitters 34

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League, round 5

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

The Baker Tilly corporate squash league round 5 was a very lively evening at SSSC. S & M Mixed Breed showed DMS who’s boss by dominating them with an 11-4 game win, ultimately pushing them from pole position down to 6th and stabilizing their 2nd placing. Dave McGrath made his first appearance in his team at D string and the first game for 5 years, despite this he still ‘has it’ and controlled Jeff Jones of DMS claiming a 3-0 victory. Marlene West on the other hand had just come from claiming the Women’s A SSSC Championships title the prior evening, but couldn’t hold off the wily old Neil Stone-wigg(SSSC Championships 50+ winner) who snatched a 3/2 win from the younger West! Sea Elements took full advantage of their tie against Harmonic Hitters and came away with the maximum score of 13 points which boosted them to the top of the leader board for the first time. KPMG Kobras raised their game against Baker Tilly taking the match 12 points to 4 and elevating them into 4th spot. Digicel Diehards and The Directors had a much closer affair with Digicel winning the matches 3 to 2. Their number 1 player Julian Jervis was flying high after claiming the SSSC Championships Men’s A title less than 24hr before, so to even things up he was awarded a scoring handicap of negative 7 points per game against The Directors Chris Bailey. Jervis won the first game 13/11 and lost the second 9/11, but managed to keep up the pressure on the less mobile Bailey to win the 3rd and 4th both 13/11. The top 5 positions are now separated by just 1 point each, going into round 6 from 9. The tension is certainly building and everyone is looking forward to doing battle to see who is going to come out on top.

1 Sea Elements 46
2 S & M Mixed Breed 45
3 UBS 44
4 KPMG Kobras 43
5 Digicel Diehards 42
6 DMS 39
7 The Directors 36
8 Baker Tilly 33
9 KPMG Racketeers 27
10 Harmonic Hitters 20

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