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BTMI Barbados International 2016
29 Jun - 02 Jul, Barbados, $5k

02-Jun, Final:

[3] Joe Green
(Eng) 3-1 [4] Micah Franklin (Ber) 11/9, 10/12, 11/9, 11/6
 

Joe breaks his duck in Barbados

Joe Green, the third seeded 21-year old from London, England duly proved he was the best player in this event with an impressive four game victory in the final over the gallant Bermudian, Micah Franklin, who is two years his senior.

The match itself was a classic; one of the very best ever seen in Barbados, and was played with wonderful sportsmanship by two excellent players who made every effort to get to and play the ball in every pulsating rally.

The 17 minute first game was played at a fast and furious pace, with long punishing rallies and with both players retrieving apparent winners from their opponent with ease. The left-handed Englishman led nearly all the way, but allowed Franklin to recover from a 5-9 deficit to 9-all before closing it out 11-9.

A similar pattern was established in the second game as the frenetic pace dropped somewhat as both players tried slowing things down by using high court court lobs to catch their breath. Green slipped from 10-8, game ball up, before Franklin took the next four points to win 12-10 and even things up after 35 minutes.

The 14 minute third game was crucial as Franklin began to visibly tire. Green pushed on to 10-5 and game ball with the help of a couple of unforced errors by his opponent, especially on the drop-shot. Franklin pulled back to 9-10 before another unforced error by him into the tin handed Green the third game 11-9.

The Englishman then knew he had his opponent on the ropes and increased the tempo once more to finish him off. The pressure applied was relentless, and with Green's parents and younger brother urging him on in the packed gallery the Englishman led from start to finish in this final game: from 3-0, then to 7-2, then to 9-4. Franklin pulled back two points before Green ended the contest by winning the final two rallies to win the game 11-6 and the match by three games to one.

It was Green's first ever PSA title win and he dedicated the victory to his late
friend and fellow player, Harry Faulkner, who had collapsed suddenly three
years earlier while playing back home in England.
   

BTMI Barbados International 2016
29 Jun - 02 Jul, Barbados, $5k
Round One
30 Jun
Quarters
30 Jun
Semis
01 Jul
Final
02 Jul
[1] Joe Chapman (Bvi)
11/8, 11/5, 11/7
[Q[ Laurence Green (Eng)
[Q[ Laurence Green

15/13, 8/11, 11/7, 11/9

[7] Julian Morrison
[Q[ Laurence Green

11/6, 11/3, 11/2

[4] Micah Franklin

[4] Micah Franklin

 

11/9, 10/12, 11/9, 11/6

 

[3] Joe Green

first PSA title for Joe

[7] Julian Morrison (Jam)
11/9, 11/3, 11/9
[Q] Rhett Cumberbatch (Bar)
[6] Antonio de la Torre (Gua)
11/9, 6/11, 11/8, 11/8
[wc] Shawn Simpson (Bar)
[6] Antonio de la Torre

11/9, 11/9, 11/7

[4] Micah Franklin
[4] Micah Franklin (Ber)
11/4, 11/6, 11/3
[Q] Richard Chin (Guy)
Spencer Lovejoy (Usa)
14/12, 11/5, 11/9
[3] Joe Green (Eng)
[3] Joe Green

11/9, 1311, 11/3

[5] Lewis Doughty
[3] Joe Green

11/6, 11/9, 11/9

[8] Fernando Magdalena

David Cromwell (Usa)
11/7, 11/7, 12/10
[5] Lewis Doughty (Eng)
Le Roy Leong (Mas)
11/9, 11/9, 7/11, 11/6
[8] Fernando Magdalena (Mex)
[8] Fernando Magdalena

5/11, 11/7, 12/10, 11/7

[2] Cameron Stafford
[Q] Jules Snagg (Vin)
11/6, 11/6, 11/8
[2] Cameron Stafford (Cay)

01-Jul, Semis:
Seeds assert in Barbados semis

After all the day one upsets, it was third and fourth seeds Joe Green and Micah Franklin who asserted their authority in the semi-finals, both wining in straight games.

30-Jun, Round One/Quarters:
Top seeds bow out in Barbados


The second day's play in the inaugural Barbados Open saw both top seeds - and all both Barbados players - defeated.

In the morning's round one matches English qualifier Laurence Green beat top seed Joe Chapman from BVI in straight games, and followed that up with a quarter-final win over Jamaican seventh seed Julian Morrison.

He'll meet Micah Franklin for a place in the final after the fourth seed from Bermuda won both his matches in straight games.

Third seed Joe Green - brother of Laurence - reached the semi-finals with two straight-game wins, and he'll meet eighth seed Fernando Magdaleno after the Mexican beat second seed Cameron Stafford in a four-game quarter-final.

 

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