• Randall & Quilter Legends of Squash 2014 • 08-12 April • Bermuda •  

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 TODAY at the Bermuda Legends
Fri 11th, Day THREE:

Day three of the Bermuda Legends as the eight stars played the final roundof pool matches to decide who makes Grand Final ...

Thierry Lincou bt Simon Parke 11-5 11-7

From the beginning Lincou came out strong and while Parke fought hard, it was Lincou who controlled the first game. The second game started on more even footing, with both players at one point tied at 3-3.

Then the rallies began to lengthen, with both men showing incredible endurance, speed and fancy footwork while digging out ball after ball.

Parke was in the end outplayed in the second game, though he kept his signature good humor alive throughout the match and well into his post-game interview when he was quick to warn Lincou to “wait until you’re 41”.

David Palmer bt Nick Kyme 11-8 11-5

At 7 all in the first, the audience wondered if Kyme was truly “in it to win it”. Alas, this hometown hero wasn’t able to come out on top. Palmer took the first but Kyme came out swinging in the second. H

aving taken the first 4 points, it was time for Palmer to reassert himself. Not wanting a replay of the previous night’s iron man bout against John White, Palmer set upon closing out the match; and he did just that, ending the match 11-5.

Lee Beachill bt Peter Nicol 12-10 6-11 11-7

While the first rally of any match can be said to set the tone, none were so accurate at predicting the marathon that was this match. Marathon indeed.

Beachill took the first, though it could have easily gone either way. Always the gentleman, Beachill took time out of his busy schedule mid-game to offerNicol some tips on his backhand form. “No charge” he chided once back at the service box.

In the second, both players battled for control and in the end it was Nicol who took the game. The saga continued into the third and final game with both players struggling to keep upright between (and sometimes even during) rallies. At times the game threatened to become a tit-for-tat shot competition to strike the nick.

In the end it was Beachill who prevailed but Nicol was never far behind. It was a match to be won by the last man standing, literally, and one that truly exemplifies what we mean when we call these men “Legends”.

Jonathon Power bt John White 12-10 11-7

A clash of the Jo(h)ns, this match had a serious tone to it that distinguished it from the other exhibition style matches of the night. Both players were hitting with equal pace and intensity, but in the end Power took the first in a tight finish 12-10.

In the second, Power continued to dominate, keeping the upper hand. White played strong, but didn’t have his regular focus, hitting an uncharacteristically high number of unforced errors, allowing Power to pull away to the finish line and take the match 11-7.

So, with Thierry Lincou and David Palmer both maintaining their unbeaten records, it will be the Frenchman versus the Australian in the final ...

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