Teams Day Two
Tomorrow's finals are set
after a busy day which saw some teams and players having three
After all of that we have three finals set for tomorrow, with
the overall title still up for grabs too ... read all about it
 OECS 5-0  Cayman Islands
4. Kevin Bailey 3-2 Jake Kelly
11/3, 5/11, 11/4, 4/11, 11/8
3. Kevin Hannaway 3-2 Gaby Rabes
9/11, 6/11, 11/9, 11/3, 11/9
1. Joe Kneipp 3-0 Cameron Stafford
11/7, 11/4, 11/4
5. Shane Slater 3-2 Myron Blair
2/11, 11/9, 9/11, 11/4, 11/4
2. Joe Chapman 3-0 Dean Watson
12/10, 11/6, 11/7
 Jamaica 3-2  Barbados
4. Chris Bicknell 3-0 Mark Gilkes
11/5, 11/9, 11/8
3. Dave Schweir 0-3 Rhett Cumberbatch
6/11, 4/11, 7/11
1. Chris Binnie 3-0 Shawn Simpson
11/9, 11/3, 11/8
5. Joey Levy 3-0 Don Benn
11/5, 11/3, 11/7
2. Bruce Burrowes 0-3 Gavin
Vets (6 teams, round robin):
... T&T 3-2 OECS
two out of two for T&T
and for Barbados too ...
13.00 Barbados 5-0 T&T
Barbados stay unbeaten ...
Cayman go three and one ...
leads Jamaica to victory ...
18.00 Jamaica 5-0 OECS
} it all comes down to
Bahamas } Barbados
v Cayman tomorrow
} Jamaica could win it too ...
Men (7 teams, 2 pools)
... OECS 3-2 Guyana
OECS reach the semis, Guyana 3rd
Barbados take pole position in Pool A
Bermuda 3-2 T&T
Bermuda bounce back from 2-1 down
13.00 Jamaica 2-3 OECS
OECS comeback to top Pool A
top Pool B
Cayman 4-1 T&T
Cayman secure second
18.00 Playoff Guyana 4-1 T&T
Guyana to play Bermuda for 5th
Women (3 teams, round robin):
18.00 Cayman 4-1 Jamaica
Cayman v Barbados for the title
Cayman hopes dashes as OECS
and Jamaica make the final ...
were high of a home victory for the Cayman Islands at
South Sound Squash Club but Joe Kneipp's OECS team had
other ideas as they won two desperately close five-setters
before Joe himself applied the coup de grace.
OECS, fresh from a comeback win against Jamaica at lunchtime,
took the opener as Kevin Bailey won a see-saw match against Jake
Kelly, taking the first third and fifth games.
were looking better for the hosts as Gaby Rabes took a two-game
advantage over Kevin Hannaway, although neither were easy.
grabbed a 7-0 lead in the third, which Rabes almost pulled back,
getting as close as 9-8 before finally losing it. The OECS man
took the fourth comfortably, then held off another comeback from
Gaby to put his delighted team two to the good.
With Joe Kneipp, the former world number ten, next on the omens
were poor for Cayman, and Kneipp showed his class with a
comfortable 3/0 win over Cameron Stafford to take his charges
into the final for a second year in a row.
Shane Slater and Joe Chapman then wrapped up an impressive 5-0
feels pretty nice! We came close last year and we really wanted
to make the final again to have a chance of at least equalling
"The two Kevins played really well. Kevin Bailey had some really
tough matches in the individuals so to see him come out here and
perform like that was great. Kevin Hannaway is known as a good
team player and he showed it, coming from two-nil down.
"It was nerve-wracking though, I went to warm up when Kevin H
was 9-3 up in the fifth and when I came back it was 10-9 and
really tight - I'm so glad he won, for him and because it took
the pressure off me.
"The schedule worked in my favour, I've played Richard, Chris
and Cameron who have all played lots of squash this week whereas
I've come into it fresh.
"My competitive days are over, all I'm trying to do is to help
make BVI and OECS squash stronger, and performing well in events
like this can only help ..."
Jamaica took on group B winners Barbados, who had
beaten Cayman at lunchtime to determine the semi-final lineups.
Chris Bicknell put Jamaica ahead with a hard-fought 3/0 win, but
Rhett Cumberbatch brought Barbados level with a similar
Jamaica regained the lead as individual champion Chris Binnie
did the business against Shawn Simpson, still clearly not fully
fit, leaving it to Joe Levy to clinch the match for Jamaica with
a 3/0 win at fifth string.
Gavin Cumberbatch pulled one back in the final dead rubber.
We came here with a plan and a stronger team than last time, but
there's still one more step to go.
"Chris Bicknell got us off to a great start and set the tone for
the whole match, winning three-nil in a tough match. Chris
Binnie then won as expected, and Joe played well to finish off
"The fifth one was always going to be tough for Bruce, but we
were already across the line.
"We lost to OECS at lunchtime, but there's no reason why we
can't turn a couple of those results around, and we're still in
with a chance of the overall title ..."
Ladies and Vets ...
Elsewhere there was better news for the hosts as Cayman's
women's team beat Jamaica as expected to set up a final against
Barbados, and the Vets continued their winning run after a
disappointing first-match loss.
They meet unbeaten Barbados tomorrow in what could be a title
decider - although if Cayman do win Jamaica, who have also lost
just the once, are still in the reckoning ...
EXTRAS: Welcome to the winners' club, Eddie!!!
Afternoon Session ...
Barbados in Pole Position for the Vets
The favoured Vets teams all won, Jamaica and Cayman both made it
three wins while Barbados kept their unbeaten run going as they
inflicted a first defeat on T&T.
The Vets title is in Barbados's hands, Cayman know ythey must
beat T&T tonight and follow that up with a win over Barbados in
the morning. Of course if they do that it would bring Jamaica
and T&T back in contention ...
OECS and Barbados top the Pools
The men's matches saw Barbados and Cayman complete their
expected wins over Bermuda and T&T, putting them in first and
second place in Pool B.
In Pool A Jamaica and OECS met to determine the top placings,
and although Jamaica took a 2-0 lead Joe Kneipp started the
comeback by beating Chris Binnie and Joe Chapman finished it off
with a 3-0 win over Bruce Burrowes.
Tonight's semi-finals are:
Barbados v Jamaica and OECS
In the Morning ...
Last night's uncompleted matches came to their conclusions with
T&T and Barbados Vets both winning their matches 3/2 (no
deciders needed as both went 3/1 up).
Thsat puts them both on two wins out of two and on collision
course for a lunchtime meeting ...
All the uncompleted men's matches went down to the wire OECS,
Bermuda and Barbados all coming from 2-1 down to
Joe Chapman won OECS's decider against Guyana, who suffered a
second consecutive 3-2 defeat and will have to play off for
fifth place tomorrow.
Fourth-seeded OECS - who were top seeds in the first draft of
the seedings - meet number one seeds Jamaica this afternoon to
decide who tops Pool A.
Bermuda bounced back from 2-1 down to beat T&T, keeping
all options open in Pool B.
Cameron Stafford finished off Shawn Simpson 3/1 to put Cayman
2/1 up against top seeds Barbados, but Gavin Cumberbatch
levelled it to set up another decider in which Bryant
Cumberbatch got revenge for his loss in the individuals to Dean
So, in all likelihood Barbados and Cayman will both win this
afternoon to finish one and two in Pool B, leaving it up to
Jamaica and OECS to effectively decide who they play in the
semi-finals tonight by the result of their match.
Complicated? Naaaaa ... but be sure to pop back and see what