Action continues at National Squash Championships despite Covid setback
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.
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.
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
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
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
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