Chris Binnie wins record ninth Carib squash singles title

By August 21, 2019

Jamaica’s Chris Binnie surged to his record-breaking ninth singles title at the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Senior Championship currently in Guyana.

The victory was even sweeter as he won with without dropping a single game.

In the final, Binnie squared off against his long-time regional rival, Cameron Stafford of the Cayman Islands, who was looking for revenge having lost in the finals to the Jamaican on several previous occasions.

However, Stafford would fall to the Jamaican once again 11-8, 11-2, and 11-5.

With the win, the Jamaican further distances himself from his regional peers having not lost a match at the prestigious championships for the last eight years. It is among the reasons why he believes his ninth title was special.

“Winning the Caribbean Championships this year is particularly sweet for me because I was sidelined with an injury earlier this summer so there were doubts that I would be able to defend my title but thankfully I am fit and healthy and I was able to get the job done,” he said afterwards.

Senior National Team Manager Douglas Beckford said Binnie demonstrated his superior qualities during the final.

“In the final, Chris was tested briefly by Cameron in the first game but once he asserted himself he won the next two games easily. He has lifted his game above the standard of most players in the region and that is why he has been able to do what no other player in the entire Caribbean has ever done,” he said.

There was more good news for Team Jamaica as former national champion, Dane Schwier won the consolation category of the men’s competition, beating Barbadian Zaki Williams 11-5, 11-7, 2-11, 2-11, 11-7.

Next up, the players will contest the team competition where Jamaica is among the favourites to take the men’s title.  That segment of the tournament got underway on Wednesday, August 21, and is scheduled to wrap up on Saturday, August 24.

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