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British Virgin Island Champs 2015
24-27 Jun, Tortola, $5k

27-Jun, Final:
Creed completes Tortola defence

Top seed Peter Creed retained his BVI Open title with a fourth consecutive straight-games win, beating surprise finalist Jesus Camacho in the climax in Tortola.

The Welshman was pretty much in command throughout, going 7-0 up in the first and moving Jesus around the court with great lengths and control.

Jesus, who had beaten the second and third seeds on his way to the final, was very sore from two physical encounters in the quarters and semis and hung in there with a lot of spirit.

Jesus took 2-0 leads in both the second and third games but Peter continued to pile on the pressure and in the end it was all done in three.

"I have been on the road for seven weeks now so what a great way to end the season, winning my second BVI Open," said Creed after winning his second PSA title of the year and the fifth of his career.

"Boat trip tomorrow to look forward to and relax!"

BVI Champs 2015
24-27 Jun, Tortola, $5k
Round One
25 Jun  10
25 Jun
26 Jun
27 Jun
[1] Peter Creed (Wal)
11/7, 11/8, 11/7
Mauricio Sedano (Gua)
[1] Peter Creed
11/8, 11/5, 11/1
[Q] Dylan Cunningham
[1] Peter Creed

11/9, 11/8, 11/7

Cameron Stafford

[1] Peter Creed


11/3, 11/4, 11/3


[8] Jesus Camacho

[5] Kale Wilson (Tri)
11/7, 11/3, 11/8
[Q] Dylan Cunningham (Usa)
[7] Antonio De La Torre (Gua)
11/7, 11/8, 11/7
[Q] Jules Snagg (Bvi)
[7] Antonio De La Torre
11/8, 11/5, 11/5
Cameron Stafford
[4] Micah Franklin (Ber)
11/8, 8/11, 11/7, 11/7
Cameron Stafford (Cay)
[wc] Mike Adamson (Bvi)
11/4, 11/3, 11/3
[3] Joe Green (Eng)
[3] Joe Green
12/14, 1/7, 11/3, 11/2
[8] Jesus Camacho
[8] Jesus Camacho

7/11, 11/7, 11/7, 11/3

[2] Joe Chapman

[Q] Rory Thornton (Bvi)
11/1, 11/4, 11/1
[8] Jesus Camacho (Mex)
Italo Bonatti (Gua)
11/8, 11/4, 12/10
[6] Anthony Graham (Eng)
[6] Anthony Graham
6/11, 11/9, 11/8, 4/11, 11/6
[2] Joe Chapman
[Q] Winston Findlay (Bvi)
11/2, 11/5, 11/2
[2] Joe Chapman (Bvi)
24 Jun, Qualifying Finals:

Dylan Cunningham (Usa) 3-0 Dion Anselm (Bvi)          11-4, 11-8, 11-8
Winston Findlay (Bvi) 3-0 Richard Taylor (Bvi)           11-4, 11-2, 13-11
Rory Thornton (Bvi) 3-0 Tatenda Gotosa (Bvi)             11-7, 11-9, 11-3
Jules Snagg (Bvi) 3-0 Stefan Joseph (Bvi)                  11-8, 11-2, 11-2

24 Jun, Qualifying Round One:

Dylan Cunningham (Usa) 3-0 Paul Cowland (Bvi)      11-7, 11-5, 11-2
Dion Anselm (Bvi) 3-0 Bradford Beltzner (Bvi)          11-4, 11-5, 11-7
Winston Findlay (Bvi) 3-1 Jonathan Addo (Bvi)  11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9
Stefan Joseph (Bvi) 3-0 Neville Sorrentino (Bvi)       11-7, 11-5, 12-10
    plus four walkover wins

             Lots more photos on the tournament site
Day Three: Creed on course in Tortola

Top seed and defending champion Peter Creed stayed on course for another BVI victory as he beat Cayman's Cameron Stafford in the semi-finals, ann will meet Jesus Camacho in the final after the eight-seeded Mexican came from a game down to beat home favourite Joe Chapman.

Mark Chapman reports

Peter Creed 3-0 Cameron Stafford

Cameron hit a lot of outrageous volley-nicks, many off serve, to stay in the game but Creed was steady and patient throughout and never looked in danger, his speed and mobility allowing him to cruise through to victory in three straight.

Creed "Played within myself today and happy to be in the final again tomorrow."

Jesus Camacho 3-1 Joe Chapman

In a physical encounter, Joe took the first game which lasted almost 30 minutes, playing steady squash, but it took a lot out of him. Jesus still seemed fresh and he took the next three games to advance to his first PSA final.

Camacho “A long hard game and pleased to make the final against Peter tomorrow”.

Day Two: Joe keeps home hopes alive

Second seed Joe Chapman kept hopes of a first home winner alive as he reached the semi-finals, courtesy of a straight-game first round win over Winston Findlay followed by a tough five-game quarter-final against Anthony Graham - although top seed and defending champion Peter Creed is still in the mix ...  

Mark Chapman reports

First round

Peter Creed (WAL) 3 - 0 Mauricio Sedano (GUA)
Mauricio started strongly and competed throughout. It was head to head in each of the games but Peter’s experience and fitness enabled him to take charge midway through each of the three games.

Creed “It was good to get on and off in three, especially with 2 matches on the first day.”

Dylan Cunningham (USA) 3 - 0 Kale Wilson (TRI)
Dylan’s reach and consistency were too much for Kale today as he took the match in three straight. Kale kept Dylan honest and played well but in patches.

Cunningham “It was tough today especially in the heat, even just three games. Excited to be in last 8 tonight against Creed.”

Antonio De La Torre (GUA) 3 - 0 Jules Snagg (SVG)
Antonio had too much firepower for the young qualifier Jules from St Vincent who put a great effort keeping each game close.

De La Torre “I worked hard this morning and happy to be playing Cameron in the quarters.”

Cameron Stafford (CAY) 3 - 1 Micah Franklin (BER)
Cameron and Micah have met many times as both play in Caribbean tournaments but today it was Cameron on top as he worked Micah up and down the line. Micah came back strongly to take the second game and kept pushing but Cameron was just too consistent in the last two games.

Stafford “It was bouncy and very hot today. Micah played well but I just kept working him front and back, hung in there and hoped for the best.”

Joe Green (ENG) 3 - 0 Mike Anderson (IVB)
A relatively easy win for Joe, who was just too accurate against the BVI’s wild card Mike, but Mike battled it out right to the end.

Green “It was tough getting used to the heat but I settled after game 1 and just got better and more comfortable as the match progressed.”

Rory Thornton (IVB) 0 - 3 Jesus Camacho (MEX)
Rory, a qualifier from BVI put up a valiant attempt against Jesus who was a step quicker on to the ball and kept Rory on the defensive throughout.

Camacho “My first quarter final so thrilled to be there.”

Anthony Graham (ENG) 3 - 0 Italo Bonatti (GUA)
Italo fought hard throughout and had a couple of game balls in the third but Anthony’s greater experience prevailed, though he was not playing his best squash.

Graham “Annoyed really as I did not play well this morning but happy to be through.”

Winston Findlay (IVB) 0 - 3 Joe Chapman (IVB)
Aged over 60, qualifier Winston was on court to have fun and he did just that taking a few points here and there from Joe as the two had a quick on and off.

Chapman “Great to get to play another BVI player in the first round. Felt comfortable and enjoying the really good exposure for BVI, with four of us from here in the main draw.”

Quarter Finals

Peter Creed (WAL) 3 - 0 Dylan Cunningham (USA)
A solid first game by Dylan keeping it close. But Peter’s change of pace and consistency made it hard for Dylan to compete particularly under the grueling heat.

Creed “It was a good tussle – Dylan played well in the first and it was close up to 8-8. I think I handled the heat a bit better than him and he tired noticeably in the third game so I went for a quick finish.”

Antonio De La Torre (GUA) 0 -3 Cameron Stafford (CAY)
Cameron was in charge throughout and was just a bit quicker across the court. Both played well to keep the gallery enthralled.

Stafford “Antonio and I had a good match in Costa Rica a few weeks back, so my plan was to carry on where I left off. I played much quicker today and found a good length early on so kept him under pressure throughout. My first PSA semi-final.”

Joe Green (ENG) 1- 3 Jesus Camacho (MEX)
Very close first game that Joe took after 20 minutes on court. Jesus than quickened the pace and was lethal from the front. The conditions were very warm and Jesus used these to his advantage with his speed and volleys to take the last two games quite easily.
Camacho “The first game was long and hard and I think it took more out of Joe than me. Thereafter I played faster and stronger with a lot of cross court volleys that Joe had trouble picking up. Am pleased to reach the last four.”

Anthony Graham (ENG) 2 - 3 Joe Chapman (IVB)
Billed as the match of the day, this was a torrid clash between two players not prepared to give an inch. Joe led early in the first but Anthony powered back to take game one quite easily. Joe fought tooth and nail to take the second and third but relaxed in game four as Anthony prepared his comeback.

At 5-5 in the fifth it was anyone’s game but Joe stole a lead that he hung on to. Anthony’s blocking and Joe’s pushing made it very scrappy but the crowd were thrilled, mesmerized by the squash as the local boy booked his place in the semi’s.

Joe “This was a very rough match, many lets called and lots of blocking and pushing. One could say it was messy throughout but I was happy to hang in there and once I had a lead in the fifth, I knew I had the match. I’m very happy to make the semis.”

Three players booked their places in their very first PSA semifinals – Cameron Stafford, Jesus Camacho and Joe Chapman- congratulations to the three of them and to Peter Creed the #1 seed and reigning champion.

Qualifying complete in Tortola
Mark Chapman reports

With four late qualifier withdrawals, the first day of competition progressed smoothly, with Dylan Cunningham, the only PSA player in the draw, taking two good 3-0 wins from the top local BVI players. Tomorrow he meets Trinidadian Kale Wilson in what should be a close match.

OECS and St Vincent champion Jules Snagg took a first round walkover and a nice 3-0 win over BVI’s Stefan Joseph and meets the highest ranked Guatemalan Antonio De la Torre in the first round tomorrow.

The other two qualifiers to get through to the main draw were home grown, Rory Thornton beating Tatenda Gotosa and Winston Findlay with a win over Tom Chapman. They meet Mexican Jesus Camacho and BVI’s Joe Chapman respectively.
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