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SVG off CASA Championships in Cayman Islands

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Five Vincentian junior squash players are expected to travel to the Cayman Islands today, July 9, to compete in the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament.{{more}} There they will join the other members of the OECS team as they commence their formidable challenge for the top spots in the various categories.

Representing SVG are Jason Doyle who placed 3rd in last year’s tournament in the boys under 13 category. Jason is expected to improve on that result as his game is much improved. Demi Ollivierre will compete in the girls under-13 and is favored to win. Gianna Miller-Alexander is expected to put in a credible performance in the more competitive girls under-15 category. Gianna has been training hard, having recently competed in the Barbados Open Competition. The 2008 boys under-15 champion, Kevin Hannaway, is highly favoured to walk away with the coveted boys under-17 title; this category is the most competitive of the tournament. Competing in the boys under-19 category is Jules Snagg in his last outing as a junior player. He is expected to weigh in with a creditable performance, but no doubt he anticipates winning the title as he has focused on his training as a true champion. Jules has recently returned from training in BVI and competing in the Barbados Open Championships.

The OECS team placed third in 2009 and they are confident that they have trained hard enough to improve that position in 2010. The Vincentian team will be managed by former junior OECS player Kevin Bailey; they will return on July 17.

The next big event on the local squash calendar is the Senior CASA Championship which will be held in SVG from 14 – 22 August, 2010. This is the first time that the Caribbean premier tournament will be hosted by an OECS country. 150 players and officials representing 12 countries will participate in this event to be played at the National Squash Centre at Paul’s Avenue.

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