Champ Binnie advances in squash tourney

Friday, July 13, 2012    

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Defending champion Chris Binnie cruised through his first round match beating Daniel Schwapp 11/0, 11/2, 11/1 at the Allied Insurance Brokers All Jamaica Senior Squash Championships at the Liguanea Club in Kingston on Wednesday.

Binnie conceded only three points as he shelled out the straight sets defeat to easily advance to the quarter-finals. Next, he will face Gerry Wright, who beat Jake Mahfood 11/8, 6/11, 11/5, 11/4 to book his slot in the next tround.

Last year's runner-up, Bruce Burrowes, was also in impressive form in his opening match. Burrowes beat the stylish Kyle Chin 11/9, 11/7, 11/8 and will now face his father, 13-time Men's Champion, Wayne Burrowes in the quarter-finals.

Wayne Burrowes will be looking for revenge having been eliminated from last year's championship by his talented off-spring. The elder Burrowes, dismissed the reigning All Jamaica Under-19 champion, Ashante Smith, 9/11, 11/6, 11/9, 11/2, to set up a rematch with his son.

Like his fellow junior players, Ashante Smith and Jake Mahfood, All Jamaica Under-17 Champion, Julian Morrison found the going rough in the senior league. Morrison, who has been bothered by a hamstring injury in recent weeks, retired during the first set where he was trailing Bruce Levy 7/2.

In the Women's competition, 2010 champion, Brooke Burrowes, continued her quest to retake the title. Burrowes defeated Jessica Perkins 11/9, 11/9, 11/2 to advance to the semi-finals where she will face the winner of the quarter-final match between reigning All Jamaica Girls Open Champion, Alyssa Mullings and Nathlee Boreland.

The Allied Insurance Brokers All Jamaica Senior Squash Championships will end tomorrow.



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