Juniors show their quality

Many of Barbados’ best junior squash players showed off their skills over the weekend in the Sagicor General Insurance Junior Squash Championships that concluded at the Marine Courts, Christ Church, last night.

Winners and runners-up show off their trophies and awards at the end of the squash championships. At left is Sagicor executive Roger Spencer and at right is Barbados Squash Association president Monty Cumberbatch. (BB)
Winners and runners-up show off their trophies and awards at the end of the squash championships. At left is Sagicor executive Roger Spencer and at right is Barbados Squash Association president Monty Cumberbatch. (BB)

The tournament not only served to showcase the talents of the juniors, but also provided an excellent opportunity for highly competitive play ahead of the national team flying out to the Cayman Islands to take part in the Caribbean Amateur Squash Association’s 34th Regional Junior Squash Tournament scheduled for July 14 to 24.

There were several exciting match-ups, none more so than that between Meagan Best and Amanda Haywood.

But others such as Benjamin Griffith, Zachary Proverbs-Harris, Khamal Cumberbatch and Chemar Burnham were also quite impressive.

Barbados TODAY was there and brings this pictorial review of the action through the lens of photojournalist Morissa Lindsay.

Under-19 champion Benjamin Griffith (left) accepts his trophy from Roger Spencer of Sagicor General Insurance.(BB)
Under-19 champion Benjamin Griffith (left) accepts his trophy from Roger Spencer of Sagicor General Insurance.(BB)
Former national player Richard Walcott presented the Richard Walcott Award for sportsmanship to under-11 champion Alex Stewart (left).(BB)
Former national player Richard Walcott presented the Richard Walcott Award for sportsmanship to under-11 champion Alex Stewart (left).(BB)
 Zachary Proverbs-Harris won in straight sets against Christian Armstrong in the under-19 Classic Plate showdown.
Zachary Proverbs-Harris won in straight sets against Christian Armstrong in the under-19 Classic Plate showdown.
Khamal Cumberbatch was all focus during his under-19 third place encounter against Amanda Haywood.
Khamal Cumberbatch was all focus during his under-19 third place encounter against Amanda Haywood.
Shemane Griffith plays a backhand shot against Joshua Seale in the under-17 final.
Shemane Griffith plays a backhand shot against Joshua Seale in the under-17 final.
Chelsie Samuel (left) was victorious against Sumairaa Suleman for third place in the under-15 age group.
Chelsie Samuel (left) was victorious against Sumairaa Suleman for third place in the under-15 age group.
Jada Smith-Padmore (left) had an easy game against her twin sister Jodi Smith-Padmore in the under-17 third place playoff.
Jada Smith-Padmore (left) had an easy game against her twin sister Jodi Smith-Padmore in the under-17 third place playoff.
Darien Benn goes hard at the ball during his match-winning performance over Alex Stewart in the under-13 boys category.
Darien Benn goes hard at the ball during his match-winning performance over Alex Stewart in the under-13 boys category.

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