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26/06/2016
Barbados Open 2016

 

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DRAW

Barbados Open 2016
30 Jun - 02 Jul
Christchurch, Barbados, $5k
Round One
30 jun
Quarters
30 jun
Semis
1 jul
Final
2
jul
[1] Joe Chapman (BVI)
11/8, 11/5. 11/7
Laurence Green (ENG)
Laurence Green
15/13, 8/11, 11/7, 11/9
Julian Morrison
Laurence Green
11/6, 11/3, 11/2
Micah Franklin
Micah Franklin
11/9, 10/12, 11/9, 11/6
Joe Green
[7] Julian Morrison (JAM)
11/9. 11/3. 11/9
Rhett Cumberbatch (BAR)
[6] Antonio De La Torre (GUA)
11/9, 6/11, 11/8, 11/8
[wc] Shawn Simpson (BAR)
Antonio De La Torre
11/9, 11/9, 11/7
Micah Franklin
[4] Micah Franklin (BER)
11/4, 11/6, 11/3
Richard Chin (GUY)
Spencer Lovejoy (USA)
14/12, 11/5, 11/9
[3] Joe Green (ENG)
Joe Green
11/9, 13/11, 11/3
Lewis Doughty
Joe Green
11/6, 11/9, 11/9
Fernando Magdaleno
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 Magdaleno (MEX)
Fernando Magdaleno
5/11, 11/7, 12/10, 11/7
Cameron Stafford
Jules Snagg (VIN)
11/6, 11/6, 11/8
[2] Cameron Stafford (CAY)

Qualifying


Finals:
Richard Chin (GUY) 3-1 Calvin McCafferty (USA) 11/4, 21/19, 6/11, 11/9
Jules Snagg (VIN) 3-0 Mark Sealy (BAR) 11/8, 11/7, 11/3
Rhett Cumberbatch (BAR) 3-1 Khamal Cumberbatch (BAR) 11/7, 13/11, 7/11, 11/7
Laurence Green (ENG) 3-1 Josiah Griffith (BAR) 11/4, 13/11, 11/13, 11/2
 

 

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Green Prevails in Barbados to Capture Maiden Tour Title

England’s Joe Green lifted the first PSA World Tour title of his career after an impressive four-game victory over Bermudan fourth seed Micah Franklin in the final of the BTMI Barbados Open, PSA M5 tournament held in Christchurch.

Green had displayed some of his best squash in the earlier stages of the event, and surged past Spencer Lovejoy in the opening round, before going on to defeat compatriot Lewis Doughty and Mexico’s Fernando Magdaleno in the quarter-final and semi-final, respectively. Franklin, meanwhile, scored victories over Richard Chin, Antonio de la Torre and English qualifier Laurence Green to ensure that he would take on Green in the duo’s first meeting on the PSA World Tour.

The opening game was played at a fast and furious pace, with long, punishing rallies playing out at the Barbados Squash Club. Green was in the ascendancy for the majority of the early stages and, despite Franklin recovering from 9-5 down to level things up, Green held out to establish a 1-0 lead.

Franklin clawed the second game back though after slowing the pace down and mixing lob shots and drops intelligently to overturn two game balls, before tiring in the third as a number of unforced errors allowed Green to narrowly regain his lead.

Sensing his opponent’s fatigue, Green increased the tempo in the fourth game to put Franklin under pressure at every opportunity. The man from Watford led from start to finish and he closed out an 11-9, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6 triumph to seal his maiden PSA World Tour crown.
 
Home Hope Cumberbatch Reaches Barbados Open Main Draw

#PSAWorldTour

A single local player advanced past the final qualifying stage of the BTMI Barbados Open, PSA M5 tournament as Rhett Cumberbatch overcame brother Khamal to seal his place in the main draw on home soil.

Rhett had the better of the opening two games as he powered into the lead and, despite conceding the third game, held out to wrap up an 11-7, 13-11, 7-11, 11-7 victory which will see him take on Jamaica’s Julian Morrison in the opening round of the main draw.

“It was tough, but I think that we both played well,” said Rhett.

“I feel that I played well throughout the match and remained focused until the end. I’m excited and glad to be going through to the next round.”

Josiah Griffith was another of the local players in action in the final round of qualifying, but he fell to England’s Laurence Green in a narrow 3-1 defeat.

Green, the top qualifying seed, went two games ahead before Griffith clawed the third back courtesy of a tie-break. Green soon found himself back on top though and dropped just two points in the third game to a main draw meeting with Spencer Lovejoy of the United States.

Elsewhere, second qualifying sed Jules Snagg and Richard Chin earned their places in the main draw after they defeated Mark Sealy and Calvin McCafferty, respectively, with Chin and McCafferty’s encounter seeing an incredible 21-19 scoreline in game two.

Snagg’s reward is an encounter with the main draw’s number two seed Cameron Stafford, while Chin is set to line up against Bermuda’s Micah Franklin.

“I felt in control and tried to get accustomed to the court,” Snagg said.

“I felt like I played well, hit my marks and had my opponent under pressure. I’m very confident, I’ve been training for the last six months and I’m looking forward to great things.
 

 

 

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