Jamaica met its targets at Pan Am Squash Championships

By September 05, 2018

President of the Jamaica Squash Association Chris Hind said Jamaica accomplished what it set out to accomplish at the recently concluded Pan Am Squash Championships that was held in the Cayman Islands.

Their national champion Chris Binnie won a historic silver medal in men’s singles play and Jamaica made it to the quarterfinals and by virtue qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games.

“The boys did exactly what they went to Cayman to do, qualify to play at the Pan American Games next year and earn the right to be counted among the best teams in the Pan-American sporting region,” said Hind, who said Binnie’s silver medal was icing on the cake.

“We have a lot to be proud of with Chris Binnie beating high ranking international players to place second and the team, overall, stepping up their game to have a solid showing in such a competitive arena; and now, we’ll redouble our efforts to ensure we do even better at the Games next year.”

Binnie, Lewis Walters, Bruce Burrowes and Julian Morrison, finished eighth after emerging from a tough competition draw which saw them beating regional rivals Guyana 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals where they lost to 2-0 to eventual champions, Mexico.

Following the loss, Jamaica contested the 5th – 8th place draw but 3-0 to Brazil and 2-0 to Argentina to finish 8th, establishing themselves among the top 12 teams in the Americas and will now do battle at the Pan-American Games scheduled for next July and August in Lima, Peru.

Leighton Levy

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