Bermuda’s best to face overseas talent
A total of 32 professional players from 18 countries will descend on the island next month for the Men’s and Women’s Bermuda Open — an official stop on the PSA Pro World Tour.
Among those competing for $10,000 in prize money will be Mohamed Nabil, of Egypt, and Ben Coates, of England, who will face Bermuda’s Micah Franklin and Noah Browne, respectively, in the opening round.
Nick Kyme, the experienced Bermuda player, has received a wild card and will face No 2 seed Lyell Fuller, of England, for the place in the last eight.
In the women’s competition, top draw Nicole Bunyan, of Canada, the world No 59, will face Rachel Barnes, Bermuda’s national champion, in the first round.
Alex Furtado, Jayne Craig and Juliette Ferrari-McComb will also be representing Bermuda and will take on players from Guyana, Malaysia and Egypt, respectively.
Patrick Foster, the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association, said: “We at the BSRA are looking forward to a thrilling event.
“This year’s tournament has an amazing entry with players from 18 countries coming to compete in our club. Everyone is just so excited and can’t wait for the matches to start.”
The tournament, which will be held at the BSRA in Devonshire, runs from next Tuesday until next Friday. For more details visit www.bermudasquash.com. Tickets are available for $25.