The Final night of the 2017 edition of the Legends of Squash took place at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club.
John White won the 3rd-4th place match when he defeated Bermuda’s Micah Franklin in straight games.
White who had Franklin jumping at times out of the way won the first game 11-9, White would then win the second game 11 - 7.
In what will go down as a epic Final Peter Nicol defeated the defending champion David Palmer in straight games.
The first game Nicol won 14 - 12, he then won the second game 14 - 12 to lift the trophy.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bermuda Legends of Squash 2017 Day Three
Micah Franklin in Action
The Legends of Squash resumed at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club, with yet another four matches on the court.
Jonathon Power opened the evening with a commanding performance in defeating Simon Parke 11-8, 11-7, Parke had the unfortunate distinction of not winning a game in the tournament.
Micah Franklin recorded his second win in his first Legends of Squash tournament when with the game level at 1-1 and the score 1-1 in the third match Joe Kneipp retired injured. Franklin had won the first game 11-6, but Kniepp would level the match at 1 - 1 after he won the second game 11-9.
David Palmer needed three games to defeat Nick Taylor 13-15, 11-8, 11-9 and Peter Nicol defeated John White 11-7, 12-10.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bermuda Legends of Squash 2017 Day Two
The Legends of Squash resumed at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club, with another four matches on the court.
World Masters Champion Nick Taylor got back on track after his first night defeat to Micah Franklin when he defeated Joe Kneipp in a three game battle.
Kneipp won the first game 11-4, but Taylor would storm back to win the second game 11-4, Taylor would then close out the match winning the third game 11-5.
Simon Parke suffered his second defeat of the tournament when he went down 2 games to 1 against the always entertaining John White.
White won the first game 11-9, before Parke would fight back to win the second game 11-8. The third and final game would be a seesaw battle that saw White win 11-8.
Micah Franklin could not repeat his massive opening night upset when he fell to former World #1, 2 time World Champion, 4 time British Open Champion and Commonwealth Gold Medalist David Palmer the in straight games 11-7, 11-5.
The night was ended with Peter Nicol defeating Jonathon Power in straight games 11-8, 11-3.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Bermuda Legends of Squash 2017 Day One
The Legends of Squash got underway at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club.
On the opening night two matches needed three games while the other two were over in straight games.
Peter Nicol defeated Simon Parke but he needed three games to do so. Nicol won game one 11-2, but Parke would level the match at 1 - 1 when he won the second game 11-6. Nicol would then close out the match winning the third game 11-7.
Micah Franklin pulled off the upset defeating the World Masters Champion Nick Taylor in straight games 12-10, 11-9.
Jonathon Power defeated John White in a three game battle 11-7, 6-11, 11-9.
David Palmer defeated Joe Kneipp 11-5, 11-7.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Franklin & Browne Move Up PSA Rankings
www.islandstats.com looks at the current World Squash Rankings for Bermuda pair Noah Browne and Micah Franklin.
Franklin and Browne are making progress up the Professional Squash Association World Ranking table.
Twenty-four year old Franklin finished 2016 ranked 167th, but April 1st sees Franklin now ranked inside the top 150 Squash Players in the World as his ranking is now 149th.
Browne ended 2016 ranked 257th, Browne became a Professional in March of last year and was ranked 422nd, a year on and he has steadily moved up the 214th ranking spot.