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After days of competing in different categories, the last day of competition was  Saturday.  Matches commenced from 4.30 pm for different positions and the results were as follows:- 

  • Junior Luc Chevrier of St Lucia defeated Chris Defreitas also of St Lucia in a five setter for the plate final match.  Defreitas had the first game point in the first game but lost that game to Chevrier 10/12.  Defreitas took the next two games 11/6  11/8 before Chevrier took the next two 11/5  11/8. Chevrier was unable to attend the prize giving as he travelled to represent st Lucia at sailing
  • In the main draw match for 13th position, David Piper of St Lucia,  tournament Director and President of the OECS squash association defeated Derek Mogal also of St Lucia in some very closely scored games  12/10  8/11  12/10  12/10
  • In 11th place play off Omari Wilson of St Vincent defeated Randolph Khan of St Lucia 13/11  11/9  11/6
  • In a play off for 9th place Johnny Potsmeil of Canada defeated Richard Devaux of St Lucia  in closely scored games 13/11  12/10  13/11
  • The 7th place play off between Karl Nassief of Dominica and Carlos Segovia of St Lucia did not take place  so both players tied for 7th place
  • Eshwan Adams of St Vincent defeated Stephen Lamazza of Canada in a five setter to determine the winner for 5th place.  Lamazzi took the first game 11/8 before Adams took the next two games 11/4  11/8 and Lamazzi took the fourth 11/7 to level the games.  In the fifth game Lamazzi took an early lead to 4/1 but Adams came back to wine the game and match 11/8 dropping only three points for the game
  • Kevin Hannaway of St Vincent defeated Charlie sonson of St Lucia 11/9  11/5  11/2 to determine the 3rd place winner and
  • Jules Snagg of St Vincent and Colin Ramasra of Trinidad & Tobago played a final in four games to determine the winner.  First game was won by Ramasra 11/9 before Snagg took the second game 11/5 only dropping 2 points in that game to win.  In the third game the players were level at 6 points each before Ramasra hit 4 winning points to take the third game 11/6 and again the fourth and final game 11/7 to determine the winner of the 21st St Lucia Squash Open

The tournament was made possible in part  by Silver sponsors Coco Resorts, the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Blu Hotel and the final matches were immediately followed by Prize gving at the ST Lucia Yacht Club.  Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports and President of the St Lucia Olympic Committee addressed the athletes at the prize giving ceremony and assisted with the distribution of trophies to the Mens Open players.  David Piper, President of the OECS Squash Association also addressed the players

Other sponsors included Courts St Lucia Ltd, Bamboo Spring Water and GL supermarket in the bronze category

President of the Association, Cheryl Renwick announced that the next big tournament for the Association will be the hosting of the  1st Masters squash championships here in St Lucia October 3rd to 6th when international and regional players have been invited to participate.
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