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Binnie ‘happy’ with overall performance

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Binnie

KINGSTON:

Jamaican and Caribbean men's champion Chris Binnie finished second at the TRAC North of Scotland Professional Squash Association tournament which wrapped up on Sunday in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Although unseeded, Binnie fought his way to the final, beating Richie Fallows of England 11-9, 3-11, 11-2, 11-8 in the first round, and Fallows' teammate Joe Green 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-4 in the quarter-finals.

In the semi-finals Binnie rallied from a first game loss to beat Englishman Eddie Charlton, ranked 65 in the world, 4-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7.

However, the Jamaican's winning streak ended in the final, as he went down 4-11, 4-11, 7-11 to Yousseff Soliman of Egypt.

"Although I'm disappointed that I lost in the final I am very happy about my performance throughout the week as it will improve my ranking," said Binnie.

The national and regional champion is heading to Switzerland to compete in the Pilatus Cup, which starts tomorrow.

"There were many positives to take away from doing well in Scotland and I'll be working for an even better result in Switzerland," said Binnie.