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Reid starts pretty in QPCC squash

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Squash Sponsorship…….Geoffrey Pollard (BCQS Senior Project/Construction Manager), left, Ken Callender (BCQS Associate Director/Manager), 2nd from left, Brian Jackson (QPCC Tournament Director), 2nd from right, and Nastassia Huggins – BCQS Administrative Assistant Photo by:Walter Alibey

WALTER ALIBEY

Bahamian Ryan Reid defeated Peter Pitrtheesingh 3-1 on an opening day Thursday of the 6th Annual BCQS Queen's Park Cricket Club (QPCC) Masters Squash Tournament at the QPCC Centre, Tragarette Road, Port-of-Spain.

Campaigning in the 35-44 age bracket, Reid had to come from behind after losing the first set 8-11. But he did it in style though, first holding off his counterpart in the second set 11-10 before cruising to an 11-6 victory in the third and fourth sets that followed.

His victory sets him off pretty as a new champion will be crowned in the division with definding champion Paul de Verteuil out. Also, a new champions will be saluted in the 55-64 division which are being held by John Holley and the 45-54 group that was won by Mark Laughlin.

Richard Hart, one of the favourites to take home the crown in the 45– 54 division, was also off to a flying start by beating Brian Phillips in straight sets 3-0. Unlike Reid, Hart was perfect with his execution from the start, delivering a flawless 11-10, 11-7, 11-8 performance that placed him among others attempting to capitalize on Laughlin's absence.

Winston Findlay of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was the lone player among the champs to have been involved in action on an opening day, defeating Harry Laughlin in the 65+ division.

Colin Ramasra, the winner of the 25-34 age group was scheduled to plunge into action yesterday evening. In a key match in that division (25-34) Thursday, Brandon Montrichard got the better of Zach Loquan 3-1 for his first win. Montrichard was off to an impressive 11-8 triumph in the first set but then stumbled in the second 9-11.

He, however, made amends in the sets that followed, whipping his counterpart 11-9 in the third and sealed the match with an 11-11-10 win in the fourth.

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