Pommies get bashed in squash challenge

Squash enthusiasts took to the South Sound Squash Club courts last week for the annual Pommies’ Challenge, sponsored by Cayman Contractor Store.

Nearly 100 participated. The tournament format has the English and Canadian squash players teaming up against the rest of the world. In past events the English and Canadian team have won comfortably, with last year’s score being a whitewash of 777 to 608.

This event was much closer. The tournament came down to the last match, with club champion Marlene West only required to win eight points off club coach Dan Kneipp.

West steered her team to a dramatic victory. Tournament sponsor Mark Hennings from Cayman Contractor Store was happy with the outcome.

“We had a great turnout and some spectacular matches,’ he said. ‘We had tried to make sure the teams were as even as possible and the result shows we did a great job. Last year the Pommies won, so it’s great to have a home victory.”

The final score was 866 for the World team and 833 for the Pommies.

The next squash event is a handicapped tournament on May 23. For more information email Dan Kneipp [email protected]