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Action continues at National Squash Championships despite Covid setback

Micah Franklin (File Photo)

Defending champion and No 1 seed Rachel Barnes received a walkover through to the final of the Women’s Open division at the Bermuda National Squash Championships after her semi-final opponent tested positive for Covid-19.

“Due to a positive Covid test, two of our top seeds in the Women’s Open draw unfortunately had to withdraw, leaving an open bracket in our draw, which means Rachel gets a walkover to the final,” Micah Franklin, the tournament director, told The Royal Gazette.

Barnes will play the winner of the remaining Women’s Open semi -final pitting No 2 seed Eilidh Franklin against No 3 seed Emma Keane on court No 2 at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association tonight.

Meanwhile, the four top seeds in the Men’s Open division have all reached the semi-finals, which will also be held tonight.

Top seed and defending champion Noah Browne will face off against No 4 seed Anaya Smith, while No 2 seed and tournament director Franklin will do battle with No 3 seed Nick Kyme.

Action continues tonight from 5.30pm.

SCHEDULE

5.30pm: Gabby Turchario v Jennifer Bielby, Graham Moss v Jamie Ball, Suzanne Rose v Michelle Tremblay, Shannon Mann v Asa Zuill.

6pm: Kevin Gillespie v Brett Murray, Jennifer Bielby v Gabby Turchario, Adam Hawley

6.30pm: Adam Hawley v John Stout, John Fletcher v Peter Cooper, Andrew Cox v Elijah Simmons, Eugene Botelho v Jeffrey Ingelman.

7pm: Stephen Young v Greg Fitzgerald, Nick Leach v Thomas Sherratt, Tony Riker v Canty Corbin, Edwin Whickam v Jan Brewer.

7.30pm: Peter Cooper v Armin De Weerdt, Jeffrey Ingleman v Jeffrey Olson, Nick Leach v Daniele Bortoli, Jason Savoury v Eli Carpol.

8pm: Emma Keane v Eilidh Franklin, Tony Muldoon v Rhys Puddy, Neil Pohlman v Anthony Fellowes.

8.30pm: Noah Browne v Anaya Smith

9pm: Nick Kyme v Micah Franklin.

Results

Wednesday

Men’s Open

Noah Browne bt Stephen Smith 11-4, 11-0, 11-4

Anaya Smith bt Kristian Muldoon 11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 12-10

Nick Kyme bt Neil Pohlman 11-2, 11-5, 11-8

Micah Franklin bt Anthony Fellowes 11-7, 11-4, 11-0

Men’s Over-45

Thomas Sherratt bt Tony Muldoon 11-1, 11-4, 11-6

Peter Cooper bt Robert Simpson 11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4

Nick Leach bt Rhys Puddy 11-8, 11-7, 11-6

Men’s Over-55

Edwin Wickham bt Tony Riker 12-10, 11-8, 8-11, 10-12, 11-4

Eugene Bothelo bt John Stout 11-4, 11-7, 11-9

Jan Brewer bt Cabty Corbin 11-4, 11-5, 11-5

Men’s B

Elijah Simmons bt Malcolm Woodley 10-12, 11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7

Andrew Cox bt Rhys Puddy 6-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5

Jeffrey Ingelman bt Tony Muldoon 11-9, 11-7, 11-8

Jeffrey Olson bt John Stout 11-6, 11-5, 12-10

Men’s B Classic Plate

Adam Hawley bt Tariq Ahmed 11-7, 11-4, 11-7

Jody Feldman bt Ethan Rosorea 11-6, 8-11, 11-2, 11-1

Jason Savoury bt Thilak Rathnayake 11-8, 11-9, 11-9

Eli Carpol bt Daniel Ringer 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-2

Men’s 45 Plate

Stephen Young bt Mark Zuill 11-6, 11-8, 11-4

Men’s B Bronze Plate

Sam Dallas bt Paul West 6-11, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10, 14-12

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Published March 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm (Updated March 10, 2022 at 5:02 pm)

Action continues at National Squash Championships despite Covid setback

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