Jamaica had a creditable showing at the Men’s World Team Squash Championships finishing 18th out of 23 as the tournament concluded over the weekend in Washington DC in the United States.

Competing against the best players on the planet, the Jamaican Team, which included 9-time national and regional champion, Chris Binnie, Lewis Walters, Bruce Burrowes and Tahjia Lumley, improved on the country’s performance in the previous championships in 2017 when the team finished 21st.

The week-long campaign got off to a challenging start with 3-0 losses to Hong Kong, the number 6th ranked team and Australia, who were seeded at 7; as well as a 2-1 defeat at the hands of rising global stars, Kuwait.  The results landed Jamaica in the playoff for places 13 to 23.

The playoff round brought brighter moments with the highlights being a surprise 2-0 win over South American stalwarts, Colombia and a 2-1 victory against Singapore.  However, a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the US and a 2-0 loss to Ireland landed Jamaica in 18th place overall.

“We are extremely proud of our performance at the World Team Championships, we improved on our position from the last tournament, two years ago, we finished ahead of higher-ranked teams like South Africa and a powerhouse like Colombia who we actually beat in the playoffs,” said the Jamaica Squash Association’s President, Chris Hind.

“We are extremely proud of our performance at the World Team Championships, we improved on our position from the last tournament, two years ago, we finished ahead of higher-ranked teams like South Africa and a powerhouse like Colombia who we actually beat in the playoffs.

“There were great wins along the way from our number one and two players; Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters and there was a hard fight from our other players Bruce Burrowes and Tahjia Lumley and it’s onwards and upwards for Jamaican squash in 2020.”

Jamaica's men were swept by the United States in quarter-final-round play at the World Men’s Team Championships in Washington on Thursday.

Jamaica celebrated their first win at the 2019WSF Men’s World Team Championships in Washington in the United States on Wednesday.

Defending champion, Chris Binnie, won an eighth consecutive All-Jamaica Senior Squash title after posting at the Liguanea Club in Kingston over the weekend. Binnie, who was winning his ninth title overall, defeated second seed Bruce Burrowes 11-6, 11-4, 11-3.

Chris Binnie, Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s number-one player, began the hunt for his ninth title at the All Jamaica Senior Squash Championships which began on Monday, November 25 and conclude on the 29th at the Liguanea Club in Kingston.

Guyana defeated Jamaica in a closely contested final to win the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s Senior Championships wrapped up over the weekend.

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 Jamaican girls’ squad took a silver medal in the team competition at the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships, which buoyed Team Jamaica to a third-place finish overall, behind three-peat winners, Barbados and runners-up Guyana, as the tournament wrapped up over the weekend in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamaica won a silver and two bronze medals in the individual age-group competition at the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago.

Lewis Walters and Bruce Burrowes have qualified for Jamaica’s senior national squash team that will represent Jamaica at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11.

First-time entrants, the Adams Family, wrote the perfect ending to their Cinderella story when they beat the Power Bolts 3-0 to win the 2019 KPMG Squash League, which wrapped up at the Liguanea Club in Kingston, Jamaica, over the weekend.

In a series of hard-fought matches, the Adams Family overcame the determined Power Bolts, with smart selection strategy and solid on-court play.  

First up was Allan Roper who had to fight for every point against Mia Todd in a battle that had spectators on the edge of their seats to the very last point.  After Todd took the first game, Roper came back to win the next two only to have Todd rally to take the fourth.

The fifth game was a slugfest but Roper held off his opponent to take a 15-21, 21-19, 21-17, 20-21, 21-20 win and put his team in the lead.

However, it looked like the Power Bolts would pull even when Dylan Vaz appeared to have Adam Hugh on the ropes after firing his way through the first two games of the second match. But, by the third game, Hugh managed to adjust his game plan, turned the tables on his opponent and rallied to win 14-21, 14-21, 21-16, 21-16, 21-18 and secure the championship for the Adams Family.

Although the overall outcome had already been decided, former All Jamaica Under-13 champion, Aman Dhiman, fought hard against Adam Lee as he tried to win one for the Power Bolts.  But Lee’s experience and dexterity proved too much for the youngster and saw Lee winning 21-18, 21-19, 21-19 to secure the sweep for the Adams Family. 

Third place went to Tech-A-Chance who beat three-time champions, the Milex Eagles with wins from Rhys Greenland who dispatched Akelia Wiltshire 21-12, 21-9, 21-14 and Derrian Barrant, who battled and eventually prevailed over Shane Slater 21-14, 18-21, 21-17, 17-21, 21-19.

 The award for most improved player went to Rhys Greenland.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more exciting end to the tournament, with two first time entrants going all the way to the finals and then giving us a great showdown,” said Chris Hind President of the Jamaica Squash Association.

“The Adams Family gave a solid display of clinical and competitive squash and although the Power Bolts didn’t come through they fought like lions and did themselves proud.”

Debutants Power Bolts and the Adams Family will play for the 2019 KPMG Squash League title after emerging victorious in two hotly contested semi-finals at the Liguanea Club in Kingston on Tuesday night.

.President of the Jamaica Squash Association Chris Hind said it was encouraging to see Jamaica’s junior players rise to the challenge during the All Jamaica Junior Championships that concluded on Saturday at the Liguanea Club in Kingston.

The 20th staging of the KPMG League, one of the most highly anticipated events on the local squash calendar, will serve off on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Reigning All Jamaica Junior Squash Champions, Tobias Levy and Savannah Thomson, started the 2019 season on a winning note at the year’s first age-group tournament held at the Liguanea Club in Kingston over the weekend.

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