Thomson siblings, Walker through to CASA junior finals

By July 10, 2018
Walker had to battle to secure his spot in the U19 Boys final Walker had to battle to secure his spot in the U19 Boys final

Siblings Savannah and Lukas Thomson and rising star, Jonathan Walker, stormed into the finals of the 2018 JN General Insurance Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships after semi-final wins at the Liguanea Club in Kingston on Monday.

Playing in his first regional championship, young Lukas Thomson breezed through his Under 11 semi-final match beating Jayden George of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) 11-4, 11-3, 11-0.  With the win, the feisty youngster has moved to the finals of the competition without dropping a game.  

In the same vein, Lukas’ older sister, All-Jamaica Under 13 Girl’s Champion, Savannah convincingly defeated Rebekah Nichols of Barbados 11-8, 11-4, 11-1 in the semi-finals.   Thomson, who is also contesting her first Caribbean championship, has had an easy run so far, posting straight game wins.

In contrast, Walker had to turn up the firepower to stop the indefatigable, Alexander Cheeks of Guyana.   The reigning All Jamaica Under 19 Boys Champion, took the first game relatively easy, but then Cheeks roared back.  However, with the home crowd cheering him on, Walker prevailed 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 and will now play for the title.

The Thomson siblings will contest the finals in their respective age group, which are scheduled for Tuesday, July 10 at Liguanea Club.  Lukas will face rising star, Jaydon Williams of the OECS while Savannah will be up against Sigourney Williams of Trinidad and Tobago.

“We are really pleased to have three Jamaican players in the finals and they each stand a very strong chance of taking their first regional titles so we’ll be coming out in a show of force to cheer them on,” said tournament organizer Gil Binnie.

 

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