Mount Gay Caribbean
Squash Championships 2003
21-30 August

21-30 Aug

Marlene West

Reports from the Barbados
Advocate & Royal Gazette

Team Champions:
Men: Bermuda
Women: Jamaica

Overall Champions:

When the points were totalled up after the men's, women's, teams and veterans events of the 14th Caribbean squash championships in Barbados, it was Jamaica that topped the table with 21 points.

Final report from Barbados Advocate


Jamaica's Marlene West claimed the Women's Caribbean squash championship title, beating Guyana's Nicolette Fernandes in the final in Barbados.

After a tight first game marked by lengthy rallies, Fernandes rushed to a 6-2 lead in the second game. But West fought back to level scores and kept going to take the game. In the third game, West, stepped up play and moved to a convincing 6-0 lead before even dropping any points. The packed stands were on their feet when West ended the final game 9-2, in tribute to her consistent high level of squash which spectators have grown to love in the last decade.

In the Menís Event, Gary Plumstead of Bermuda defeated country man, Nick Kyme, in four games. This is the first Caribbean Championship for both Plumstead and Kyme. Both have impressed throughout the tournament, Kyme has had several five setters, while Plumstead has dropped only two games (one to Kyme and one to Gavin Cumberbatch of Barbados).

Bermuda has been absent at the senior Caribbean Championships for at least a decade but have erupted on the scene at this tournament to take the top two spots in Menís Individuals and will enter the team competition as the hot favourites. Bermuda last claimed an individual Caribbean title in 1981.


Ladies Final:
Marlene West (JAM) bt Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) 3-0 (10/8 9/6 9/2)

Ladies 3rd / 4th playoff: Karen Meakins (BAR) bt Karen Anderson (JAM) 3-0 (9/0 9/6 9/7)
Ladies 5th / 6th playoff: Seraphina Johnson (BAH) bt Sonia Perkins (BAR) 3-0 (9/4, 9/4, 9/1)
Ladies Plate Final: Joanna Scoon (TT) bt Gen Shim (TT) 3-2 (1/9, 9/2, 10/9, 7/9, 9/4)

Menís Final:
Gary Plumstead (BER) bt Nick Kyme (BER) 3-1

Menís 3rd / 4th playoff: Shawn Badrinauth (GUY) bt Paul De Verteuil (TT) (9/10, 9/3, 9/4, 9/6)
Menís 5th / 6th playoff: Max Weithers (GUY) bt Gavin Cumberbatch (BAR) 3-1 (9/10, 9/4, 9/6, 9/1)
Menís Plate Final: James Stout (BER) bt Julian Chin (GUY) 3-2 (9/2 9/2 5/9, 5/9, 9/6)

Ladies Semi-Finals:
Marlene West (JAM) bt Karen Meakins (BAR) 3-0 (9/6 9/6 9/0)
Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt Karen Anderson (JAM) 3-0 (9/5 9/5 9/7)

Menís Semi-Finals:
Nick Kyme (BER) bt Shawn Badrinath (Guy) 3-2 (4/9 9/4 4/9 9/6 9/5)
Gary Plumstead (BER) bt Paul DeVerteuil (TRI) 3-0 ( 9/0 9/0 9/5)

Ladies Quarter Finals:
Marlene West (JAM) bt Seraphina Johnson (BAH) 3-1 (9/2 4/9 9/2 9/5)
Karen Meakins (BAR) bt Jenny Armstrong (BAR) 3-0 (9/1 9/4 9/5)
Karen Anderson (JAM) bt Rhea Khan (T&T) 3-0 (9/2 9/2 9/0)
Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt Sonia Perkins (BAR) 3-0 (9/1 9/1 9/2)

Menís Quarter Finals:
Gary Plumstead (BER) bt Gavin Cumberbatch (BAR) 3-1 (7/9 9/3 9/3 9/2)
Paul de Verteuil (T&T) bt James Bullock (JAM) 3-1 (7/9 9/6 10/8 9/5)
Shawn Badrinath (GUY) bt Wayne Burrowes (JAM) 3-0 (9/6 9/2 9/0)
Nick Kyme (BER) bt Max Weithers (GUY) 3-2 (2/9 9/4 5/9 9/6 9/0)