Bermuda Challenge growing fast

Bermuda Squash Challenge 2012, 15th-17th November

Players from New York, New England, Boston, Canada and Arizona begin arriving in Bermuda next week to take part in the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Bermuda Squash Challenge 2012.

64 players will compete in Men’s and Ladies A, B and C Grade events of the Squash Challenge which over the last four years has grown from a small bunch of visiting players from New York into this new multi divisional graded format.

The lineup is unbelievably strong featuring former World #29 and Canadian Champion Runa Reta as top seed in the ladies event. Runa will be taking on international players Wendy Ansdell from Boston and Kristi Maroc from New York as well as strong Bermuda players Laura Robinson and Susie Lacy. Christina Lenahan from New York tops the Ladies B Draw whilst Lauri Sklar, also from New York is seeded to win the Ladies C Division.

The Men’s event features an 8 man A Draw with players like former World #63 Nick Kyme, Bermuda National Champion Patrick Foster, BSRA Champion and Bermuda international Thomas Sherratt as well as last month’s RUBiS Open Tournament winner, 17 year old D’Vario Thompson. The B and C 16-man draws are topped be won by Andy McComb and Corporate Games winner Malcolm Woodley respectively. Both draws are packed with local and visiting players all battling to earn points for their nominated city in the overall team event.

The Bermuda Squash Challenge now in its 5th year is growing year on year now attracting visitors from as far afield as Phoenix, Arizona. The event is scheduled around the World Rugby Classic enabling squash visitors to take in the games at the classic whilst still competing in the squash tournament. The players, officials and other will all also be hosted by the BSRA at the Official Bermuda Squash Challenge Welcome Dinner at local restaurant Ascots.

BSRA Director of Squash Patrick Foster said “ We are thrilling to have attracted so many international players and that this event with the kind support from Bermuda Tourism continues to grow year after year”

Play starts at 6pm on Thursday 15th November, 3pm-7pm on Friday 17th November with the finals taking place from 3pm on Saturday 17th November.

Admission is FREE so come down and watch some great squash.

For more information please contact Patrickf@bermudasquash.com or call 292-6881

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