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SVG Squash Association gets high commendation for CASA hosting

SVG Squash Association gets high commendation for CASA hosting


It has been nothing short of superlatives bestowed on the St Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Association for its hosting of the National Lotteries Authority Senior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) championships, last month.

The most recent commendation has come from former president of the Barbados Squash Association and CASA, as well as current honorary secretary of the Barbados Squash Association and vice-president of the Federacion Panamerican de Squash (FPS) Craig Archer.

In giving his high praise for the efforts of the local squash association, Archer was specific in singling out tournament director Kevin Hannaway.

“ …I should write to you and not only compliment you on the excellent work you and your team did running the senior CASA Championships this year, but to also indicate that the results book you circulated is the best I have seen for any CASA or, indeed, any FPS event I have ever attended,” Archer declared.

“You have certainly raised the bar for CASA events, in terms of information transfer… Well done!” Archer added.

His was among other verbal compliments given at the end of the championships, which ran from August 13 to 19.

 At the closing ceremony that took place at the Bungalow Restaurant and Bar at Villa, representatives of the visiting teams spoke glowingly of the organization, meals, hospitality, accommodation and the efforts expended by the local organizing committee.

 Again, Hannaway was the point person, as heaps of acclamation, complemented by personal tokens, went his way.

 In return, on the night, the SVG Squash Association recognized its former president Dr Sherian Slater and freelance journalist Rohan Thomas, for their contributions to the sport over the years.

 Thomas was acknowledged for his articles involving local squash players’ achievements during 2017, and for promotion and coverage of the 2017 senior CASA championships.

 Barbados, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the OECS, were the competing teams in the championships.                                       

St Vincent and the Grenadines first hosted the senior CASA championships in 2010.