Cayman National is backing the Cayman Squash Open as they compete in the Caribbean Championships.
The regional championships are being hosted by the Cayman Islands who came to the rescue when Trinidad decided to cancel due to concern over the spread of swine flu.
The tournament started on Monday at the South Sound Squash Club and goes on until Friday.
‘The 2009 Caribbean Championships is the pinnacle event for the Caribbean squash calendar,’ said Janet Sairsingh, Director Cayman Island National Squash Association.
‘Cayman is very excited to be chosen as the host nation for this, and with over 100 athletes from around the Caribbean taking part in the tournament we’re sure it’ll be a world class event.
‘Cayman National’s support has been invaluable. We weren’t given much notice to host this event, so Cayman National’s support is crucial in our ability to host a great tournament.’
‘We are please to come on board in support of the squash association in spite of the short notice as they rise to the challenge to allow the event to take place right here at home,’ said Claudia Welds, Corporate Communications Senior Executive of Cayman National. ‘It’s heartening to see Cayman embrace the opportunity and open its doors to bring the championships to our shores in spite of the tough economic times we are experiencing, and wish the squash association every success.’
Teams from Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are competing against Cayman.