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Doing it Best

Four titles – two international, one regional and a National Championshp at just 14 years old sums up a phenomenal year for Barbados’ number one female squash sensation. Meagan Best, apparently in the prime of her career, has produced stellar performances this year that captured attention locally, regionally and internationally. After arriving at the Grantley […]

Samuel beaten as squash tourney starts

There was keen squash action Thursday evening as the Barbados Squash Association’s (BSA) inaugural BSA-BOA Premier Squash Championship got underway at the Barbados Squash Club in Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church. There were ten matches played in the first rounds of both the ladies and men’s individual competitions and there was only one upset as the 13-year old No. 3/4 seed Chelsie […]

Meakins fifth best in the world

Former Barbados squash champion Karen Meakins finished fifth in the recently concluded 2016 World Masters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Competing in the women’s over 40 event, Barbados’ most decorated female squash player failed to better her fourth place finish of two years ago in the same competition, but said she was still pleased with her […]

Champions!

Barbados’ junior girls have returned home having proved too good for the competition at the 34th staging of the Caribbean Junior Squash Championships held in Grand Cayman over the weekend.  The ultramarine, gold and black was well represented as Barbados under the leadership of Amanda Haywood not only defended their girls’ team title for a […]

Squash gold

They left Barbados being touted as the best junior squash team to embark on an overseas assignment. And Monday night the Bajan team ended the third day of the July 16-24 34th annual Caribbean Junior Squash Championships being held in the Cayman Islands, having lived up to the high expectations. At the end of the individual competition […]

Squash team off to Grand Cayman

The strongest junior squash team that Barbados has ever assembled left Grantley Adams International Airport earlier Friday morning for Grand Cayman to participate in the 34th annual Caribbean Junior Squash Championships.  Barbados Squash Association president Monty Cumberbatch noted that in six of the ten individual age group competitions, Barbadian players had been seeded at No.1, including […]

Squash juniors set for tourney in Cayman

After a successful performance in the 2015 Caribbean Junior Squash Championships(CASA) at home, the Barbados squad has been in training, working on fitness, technique, drills and match play with junior national coach Rhett Cumberbatch in preparation for the 2016 championships slated for Cayman Islands from July 16 – 23. This year an under-11 division has […]

Bajans squashed

Barbadian duo Shawn Simpson and Rhett Cumberbatch gave it their best shot but came up short in the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.-sponsored Barbados Men’s Squash Open round of 16. Barbados’ number one player Simpson was first on court against Antonio De La Torre of Guatemala this morning at the Barbados Squash Club, Marine Garden, Hastings, […]

Squash champs

There were several record-setting performances as the curtain fell on the 42nd annual Barbados Olympic Association-sponsored Barbados Senior National Squash Championships at the Barbados Squash Club courts Saturday. After reaching a record 13th men’s final in only 14 years, the consistent Shawn Simpson duly claimed his record equaling eighth national men’s squash title on the final day of […]

Juniors show their quality

Many of Barbados’ best junior squash players showed off their skills over the weekend in the Sagicor General Insurance Junior Squash Championships that concluded at the Marine Courts, Christ Church, last night. The tournament not only served to showcase the talents of the juniors, but also provided an excellent opportunity for highly competitive play ahead […]

Squashed!

A highly competitive Barbados junior squash team has one focus in mind and that is to take a clean sweep at the 34th staging of the Caribbean Amateur Squash Association’s Regional Junior Squash Tournament to be held in the Cayman Islands from July 14 to 24. During yesterday’s Sagicor General National Junior Squash Championship finals, […]

Squash juniors to compete overseas

Barbados will have a heavy presence at two of the most prestigious junior squash tournaments next month. Eleven players will represent the country at the Canadian Junior Open at the The Club at White Oaks in Niagara between December 12 and 15, while six players will compete at the US Junior Open at Yale University […]

Junior squash players show promise

The Barbados Junior Squash players are raring to go for this year’s Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) junior tournament which will be held in Barbados from July 17 to 26. Just last weekend five juniors including three boys, Alex Stewart, Zechariah Naitram and Zachary Proverbs-Harris, and two girls, Chelsie Samuel and Sumairaa Suleman, attended the […]

Records galore

The tradition continued today when a whopping 11 records were shattered during the James Wedderburn Zone of the 2015 National Primary Schools Athletic Championship at the National Stadium. Schools based in that zone are known for their record-breaking performances over the years and among the record breakers was victrix ludorum Tyresha Clarke with 30 points.  […]

Squash Club goes hi-tech

Columbus Business Solutions (CBS), the business arm of Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Limited, is bringing squash in Barbados into the age of technology and all its possibilities. The Barbados Squash Club recently signed on with CBS to have the entire club Wi-Fi-enabled so that all patrons and players alike can have access to free super-fast internet. […]

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