The Bermuda Professional Squash Association (PSA) Open 2019 came to an end at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club in Devonshire.
Canadaís Nick Sachvie and Marina Stefanoni from the USA were crowned the Male and Female Champions.
In the Ladies Final sixteen year old sensation Stefanoni took care of the business to defeat Anna Kimberley also from the USA in a straight game battle 11-8, 11-8, 12-10
In the Menís Final Sachvie defeated Jaymie Haycock from England in three games 11-7, 11-6, 11-9.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Bermuda PSA Open 2019 Semi-Final Day
The Bermuda Professional Squash Association (PSA) Open 2019 Finals are now set after Semi-Final night at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club in Devonshire.
Fans were treated to true battles, with the first two matches going five games and the other two matches decided in four games.
In the Menís Semi-Finals Jaymie Haycocks from England defeated the number one seed Chris Binnie from Jamaica 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 13-11. Binnie who just recently returned to the game after suffering a mini-stroke in December, twice came from a game down but it was Haycocks who would win the fifth and final game by two points.
In the other Semi-Final Nick Shavie from Canada defeated Lyell Fuller from England in another battle, but this match the last of the night needed four games to decide a winner 11-9, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7.
In the first Womenís Semi-Final match, Englandís Anna Kimberley came from two games down and 7-1 down in the third game to defeat Nessrine Arrifin from Malaysia who just last night defeated the number one seed Nicole Bunyan from Canada. Kimberley wearing the biggest grin at the conclusion of the match would advance to the final winning 12-14, 3-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9
Marina Stefanoni from USA the youngest player in the tournament would need four games to defeat her opponent Catalina Pelaez from Columbia. Stefanoni has won the United States Junior Open four times, she has been ranked No. 1 in the USA Under-19 Division since March 2016, when she was just 13. She would advance to the Final winning 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Bermuda PSA Open 2019 Day Two
Romiglio & Binnie action
The Bermuda Professional Squash Association (PSA) Open 2019 continued at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club in Devonshire.
Bermudaís current Professional Tour players Noah Browne and Micah Franklin both went out at the Quarter-Final Stage, while the Womenís No.1 Seed Nicole Bunyan from Canada fall in 5 games to Nessrine Ariffin from Malaysia 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-3.
Menís No.1 seed Chris Binnie from Jamaica defeated Leandro Romiglio from Argentina in straight games 11-9, 11-8, 12-10.
Jaymie Haycocks from England defeated Browne 11-8, 15-13, 11-5 and Nick Sachvie from Canada defeated Franklin 11-6, 14-12, 11-6.
11 11 11 Anna Kimberley (ENG) defeated 07 06 07 Mary Fung-A-Fat (GUY)
11 11 09 03 11 Catalina Pelaez (COL) defeated 07 05 11 11 08 Julia Le Coq (FRA)
11 09 11 11 Marina Stefanoni (USA) defeated 07 11 09 06 Marina De Juan Gallach (ESP)
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Bermuda PSA Open 2019 Day One
Barnes returns a Bunyan shot
The Bermuda Professional Squash Association (PSA) Open 2019 got underway at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club in Devonshire.
Bermudaís current Professional Tour players Noah Browne and Micah Franklin both advanced, but five other players flying the flag would go down.
In the Menís Division Browne defeated Canadian Cory McCartney 11-3, 11-6, 11-4, while Franklin defeated his American opponent David Cromwell 11-4, 11-3, 11-3, but former Professional and Club President Nichols Kyme went down in straight games 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 to Lyell Fuller from England.
On the Ladies Side, number one seed Nicole Bunyan from Canada defeated Bermudaís National Champion Rachel Barnes in straight games 11-6, 11-6, 11-2. Nessrine Ariffin from Malaysia defeated Jayne Craig 11-6, 11-2, 11-1, Guyanaís Mary Fung-A-Fat defeated Alex Furtado 11-1, 11-5, 11-4 and Englandís Anna Kimberley defeated Juliette Ferrari-McComb 11-1, 11-4, 11-2.
PSA Bermuda Open 2019
Menís First Round
11 05 13 11 Chris Binnie (JAM) defeated 09 11 11 03 Tom Walsh (ENG)
Taylor Carrick continues to make his mark in his new Under 19 Age Group Category - finishing 12th in the German Junior Open in Hamburg. Representing Bermuda, he met players from Switzerland, Spain, Israel, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Carrick won his First Round match against Alvaro Gaitan Martin in a comfortable 3 games 11-1, 11-6, 11-4.
Carrick then had a bit of a battle against Israeli, Almog Avizov, eventually winning 13-11, 21-19, 11-6. He then met Yannick Wilhelm from Switzerland. Yannick is currently #2 in Europe while Carrick is ranked #39 following his move up to the new Age Group. Carrick played well and took the Swiss player to 4 games before going down 12-10, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7. Yannick went on to win the Boyís Under 19 Division.
Carrick seeded 9/16 dropped down to meet fellow 9/16 seed Tom Schreurs of the Netherlands - winning 11-8, 11-8, 11-3. Carrick then met Campbell Wells of Switzerland - a 5/8 seed who also got knocked down just before the Quarter-Finals, with Wells defeating Carrick 11-8, 11-5, 11-8.
On the final day, Carrick struggled with shin splints but still put in a respectable finish going down 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 to finish the Super Series tournament in 12th place.