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17/03/2005
Squash helps Bermuda to sporting Mecca status

Helen Wilson explains that squash along with international rugby, tennis and golf makes Bermuda a sporting mecca.

This April will see 32 of the world's top squash players head to the paradise island of Bermuda to compete in one of the sport's most prestigious international tournaments, the Virtual Spectator Bermuda Masters 2005, presented by Logic, hosted by Endurance.

Due to take place April 4-9, the Tournament is an important coup for Bermuda as such a high profile event, combined with other annual tournaments such as the World Rugby Classic, will further enhance the country's reputation as a destination capable of hosting world-class sporting events.

With the top professionals competing for the prestigious Masters trophy and $120,000 in prize money, the event is sure to be a breathtaking spectacle of athleticism, speed and excitement, which is certain to captivate audiences from across the globe. Added to this, there will also be the opportunity for guests to show off their own squash skills from 1-9 April, in the amateur graded championship, while potential stars of the future can compete in the Bank of Bermuda Foundation Junior Open tournament.

The Virtual Spectator Bermuda Masters 2005 tournament will see the welcome return of last year's winner, British born Lee Beachill, who took the tournament by storm when he beat world number three David Palmer in the final. Beachill, who has rapidly been making a name for himself in the squash world, is certain to enjoy returning to Bermuda's beautiful shores.

The Island already boasts an impressive sporting calendar, with visitors from across the world descending on the island each year to watch international rugby, tennis and golf. With the addition of squash to the line up, Bermuda is set to further enhance its reputation as a haven for sports enthusiasts. Meanwhile, if watching world-class racquet action is not enough, visitors to the Virtual Spectator Bermuda Squash Masters can also enjoy the host of social events that will take place during the tournament. These include the gala dinner, golf tournament and Wrap party, which are sure to bring a celebratory atmosphere to this paradise Island.

An unparalleled luxury destination, Bermuda offers everything from superb diving and world-class golf to designer spas, sophisticated hotels, delicious cuisine, great hospitality and miles of idyllic pink sand beaches. And with all this set amid beautiful colonial architecture, Bermuda boasts a unique period charm which never fails to enchant her visitors.

Kuoni Sport Abroad are offering seven-night breaks in Bermuda including tickets to the quarter-final, semi-final and final matches from just 1279 per person. Price is based on accommodation at Harmony Club and includes return American Airlines flights to Bermuda via New York and on-island transfers. Accommodation is also available at the Fairmont Southampton resort, Elbow Beach and Grotto Bay. For further information and bookings call Kuoni Sport Abroad on 01306 781015 or email info@sportabroad.co.uk.

For further information on the Virtual Spectator Bermuda Masters 2005 visit www.bermudamasters.com For a free information pack on Bermuda call 020 8410 8188 or visit www.bermudatourism.com

 

   

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