The Cayman Islands were convincing winners of 40th Northern Caribbean Squash Championships (‘Rose Bowl’), which concluded Saturday at the South Sound Squash Club.
The Cayman team dominated the tournament and captured the Men’s A, Men’s B and Ladies division titles with the Vets missing out on the fourth title after having narrowly lost to Bermuda 3-2 on Friday evening.
This was the first international tournament hosted at the South Sound Squash Club since Hurricane Ivan and was undoubtedly one of Cayman’s best performances for several years.
‘This was a spectacle and showcase that will be remembered by players and spectators alike for years to come,’ said Ian Patrick, A Cayman veterans player. ‘The Club was in great shape and so were the Cayman team.’
The Cayman Men’s B had comfortable victories on all three days. The Cayman Men’s A won a crucial match against Bermuda on Friday evening with Dean Watson beating the world ranked Nick Kyme 3-1, which undoubtedly boosted the morale of the whole team and lifted the performance of the other players that night and on into Saturday when they played Jamaica.
Although the current trophy holders, the Cayman ladies were certainly underdogs going into their match against Jamaica on Saturday. However, excellent wins from Emma Patterson and Melissa Evans put Cayman in great shape and even better was to come when Delia Slater, who was 2-1 down to the experienced Gill Binnie, rallied to give Cayman a thrilling victory.