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Binnie going for 8th regional title at CASA Champs

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican squash ace Chris Binnie will be chasing an unprecedented eighth regional title at the 2017 Caribbean Area Squash Associations' (CASA) Senior Championships, scheduled for August 13-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The reigning All Jamaica and Caribbean Champion, who has not lost a match at the prestigious tournament since 2010, will be seeking to extend his record-breaking streak. He will headline the Jamaican team which features a mix of experienced campaigners and youthful competitors.

Right behind Binnie is Jamaica's current number three seed, Bruce Burrowes, who is eager to take his first regional title. Also in the mix is former Caribbean Junior Champion, Julian Morrison, who will take no prisoners in his quest to breakthrough at the senior level.

At the same time, the current All Jamaica Under-19 champion, Tahjia Lumley, will be looking to make a name for himself on the regional stage while his arch rival, Jonathan Walker, could also crash the party.

Rounding out the squad is veteran player Bruce Levy who can score valuable points in the master's categories as Jamaica seeks to reclaim the regional team crown. After winning the team event in 2015, the Jamaicans were deposed last year but will be looking to storm back to the top this time around.

President of the Jamaica Squash Association, Chris Hind, said: "We have high hopes for the team as they head into the 2017 Caribbean Championships. Chris Binnie has never failed to come through and we are cheering for him to take the men's title for the eighth time but this could also be the year for Bruce Burrowes or Julian Morrison to break through.

"Overall, our team has considerable depth this year and so we should not only be a threat in the men's' individual competition but also in the team competition."