Veteran squash ace Wayne Burrowes is on course to take yet another title after battling through a five-setter Wednesday night to claim a spot in the quarter finals of the BCW Capital/Liguanea Club Tournament, currently under way at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston.
Burrowes dug deep to get past Anthony Ayoub who put up a strong fight against the 13-time All Jamaica men's champion. Ayoub managed to hold his own before Burrowes rallied to overpower him and post a 16/21, 21/19, 21/17, 12/21, 21/18 win.
The victory set up a quarter-final contest between Burrowes and Geoffrey Roper who beat showman Robert "Bobby" Vaughn 23/21, 21/13, 21/18 to earn a place among the final eight.
Squash queen Karen Anderson also took care of business beating Richard Lee 15/21, 24/22, 21/19, 21/17.
Coming back from a long layoff due to injury, the 12-time All Jamaica Women's Champion is another good bet for title. Up next for Anderson is Mario O'Connor who had the benefit of a walk-over in the round of 16.
Senior national player Bruce Levy is also still in contention having dismissed Don Anderson last night.
Levy posted a 13/21, 21/17, 21/19, 22/20 victory to set a date to meet Minett Lawrence in the quarters.
"We are very satisfied with the level of play so far and the matches will only get more exciting as we count down to the finals on Saturday," said Liguanea Club president, Lowell Lawrence.
"The strongest players are still alive and fighting and we know the tournament will be highly competitive now because the top seeds are going head to head," he added.
The quarter-finals of the BCW Capital/Liguanea Club Tournament were played last night. The semi-finals will be played tonight and the competition will climax tomorrow.