Monday, February 19, 2018

Nku wins CASA plate

 NKU PATRICK captured the plate title when the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Championships continued yesterday in Barbados. After both players had lost in the second round of the main draw the day before, the national under-19 champion defeated Chayse McQuan in an all-Trinidad and Tobago plate final.

Defending and eight-time national champ Colin Ramasra was beaten in the quarterfinals of the main draw on Sunday, while fellow Canada-based professional Kale Wilson reached the “round of 16.”

The team events will serve off today and Don Lee, a top player from the late 1980s and 90s who has been living in Canada for well over ten years, and former national champ Paul Jerome De Verteuil will join Patrick, Wilson and Ramasra on the T&T team after sitting out “individuals.”

Gen Shin, who also did play “individuals”, and fomer national youth skipper Nakita Poon Kong will join forces with top under-17 player Faith Gillezeau and the leading two under-15 players Alexandria Yearwood and Marie Claire Barcant to form the womens’s team,

The veterans’ squad comprises Peter Pirtheesingh (over-40), John Holley (over-50), Glen Massy (over-60), Cathy Martin and Dianne Juline. Teams from Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) and host country Barbados will also be competing until Saturday. —SK