Day 1 - 2
November 29th & 30th 2018

Fourteen matches were the order of the evening in Day 1 of the Hilton Junior Squash Open 2018 at the Barbados Squash Club, Marine Gardens, Christ Church.
2018 Caribbean Girls Under 11 Champion and #1 seed Phoebe Gittens continued to display great placement and skill as she played first-timer Joanna Atkins. Atkins and Gittens exchanged some beautiful rallies which saw the scores being very close.  However, Gitten’s determination would allow her to capture the first game 12-10. The other two games brought great excitement amongst the crowd watching as the girls continued to display their fitness and shot selection. Gittens however would prove why she is the best girls U11 player in the Caribbean by winning both games 11-7, 11-6.
In the boys U19 match, Zachariah Naitram def Kemar Lord (3-1) 12-14, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10. Naitram’s forehand did not let him down in the match as he overpowered Lord on the short balls with his power-hitting and placement. Lord would triumph in the first game 14-12 in a close match which saw both players keeping each other in check. Naitram was not rattled by the early 1-0 lead by Lord and soon Naitram had the games tied at 1-1 after a 9-11 win over Lord. A brief lapse in concentration along with some poor shot selection saw Naitram capitalizing and securing the third game 6-11. Lord fought back with some shots of his own which saw Naitram staying calm and keeping the score close. With the score tied at 10-10 either player knew that smart shot selection would allow for a win in the game. Naitram would rattle off two quick points to allow himself a 12-10 win over Lord.
Day two, Independence Day, the squash courts at the Barbados Squash Club was a flood of blue, yellow and black and the juniors continued to display some great squash skills as each game became more and more competitive. In the boys U15 match, on his return to squash, Zishan Motara came up against the #2 Nathan King in a 5-game haul which saw each player displaying some interesting shot play which brought the spectators to their feet and in awe. King would eventually win (3-2) 4-11, 13-11, 11- 8, 5-11, 11-8.
Sibling rivalry in the GU17 match continued between Jada and Jodi Smith-Padmore with Jodi taking the first game 11-9. Jada would respond with a 7-11 win in the second game. With games tied at 1-1, scores were kept very close with both players showing their athleticism and powerful strokes. At the drop of the last ball, Jodi would take the third game 12-10. A fourth game finish of 11-8 in favor of Jodi Smith-Padmore would guarantee her a 3-1 win over her sibling.
An upset came in the match with the number two seed Nathan King versus Dominic Wilson when Wilson after falling to King in the first game 8-11 made a remarkable come-back to win the subsequent three games 13-11, 11-5, 11-3.
Results for Day 1 and 2 were:
Day 1 – Thursday 29th November 2018
BU11: Narad Neblett vs Christian Peterson – W/O
BU13: Luke Wilson def Theodore Hagley – 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
BU13: Zishan Motara vs Xavier Petersen – W/O
BU19: Zachariah Naitram def Kemar Lord – 12-14, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
BU19: Joshua Seale def Ryan Archer – 11-3, 11-3, 11-2
BU13: Dominic Wilson def Jordan Greig -11-6, 11-0, 11-7
GU11: Laea Blakely def Lenna Hamati – 11-5, 11-2, 11-1
GU17: Jodi Smith-Padmore def Jacintha Adams – 11-1, 11-2, 11-5
GU15: Eboni Atherley def Joanne Atkins – 11-6, 11-2, 11 -4
BU15: Zishan Motara def Raziel Lopey - 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 13-11
BU13: Alex Stewart def Luke Wilson- 11-1, 11-0, 11-0
GU13: Phoebe Gittens def Joanna Atkins – 12-10, 11-7, 11-6
BU17: Aidan Parris def Ryan Archer – 11-3, 11-3, 11-5
Day 2 – Friday 30th November 2018
BU15: Nathan King (3/4) def Zishan Motara – 4-11, 13-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8
BU11: Dru Samuel SVG def Noah Clarke (3/4) – 11-9, 11-3, 11-7
BU11: Nikolas Greig(3/4) def Rashawn Paul SVG – 11-2, 11-4, 11-4
BU11: Jayden George (1) SVG def Liam Greig- 11-0, 11-1, 11-0
BU15: Darien Benn (1) def Luke Wilson – 11-1, 11-3, 11-3
GU11: Phoebe Gittens def Ciara George SVG- 11-9, 11-4, 11-8
BU19: Chemar Burnham (1) def Zachariah Naitram – 11-8, 12-10, 11-13, 11-5
GU15: Jade Blakeley def Joanna Atkins – 11-8, 11-6, 11-5
GU17: Jodi Smith-Padmore def Jada Smith-Padmore – 11-9, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8
BU19: Mikal Quashie SVG def Joshua Seale (3/4) – 11-9, 11-8, 11-6
BU13: Jaydon Williams (3/4) SVG def Zishan Motara – 11-4, 11-4, 11-8
GU13: Eboni Atherley def Laea Blakeley 11-4, 11-3, 11-3
BU13: Dominic Wilson def Nathan King (2) 8-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-3
BU13: Jayden George (3/4) SVG def Armaan Suleman (Walkover)
GU13: Gabriella Greene def Ciara George SVG – 13-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-5
BU17: Darien Benn def Ryan Archer – 11-4, 11-3,11-6
GU19: Jodi Smith-Padmore def Jahcinta Adams 11-1, 11-3, 11-1
GU19: Jada Smith-Padmore def Jada Ross SVG 11-4, 11-6, 11-3
Matches scheduled for Day 3 – Saturday 1st December 2018
11:30am              BU15     QF          Alex Stewart vs Jaydon Williams SVG
11:30am               GU19     RR3        Jada Smith-Padmore vs Jahcinta Adams
11:50am              BU11     SF           Narad Neblett vs Dru Samuel SVG
11:50am               BU11     SF           Nikolas Greig (3/4) vs Jayden George (1) SVG
12:10pm               BU15     QF          Dominic Wilson vs Aidan Parris (2)
12:10pm               GU11     RR3        Laea Blakeley vs Ciara George SVG
12:30pm               GU19     RR3        Jodi Smith-Padmore vs Jada Ross SVG
12:30pm               GU11     RR3        Phoebe Gittens vs Lenna Hamati
12:30pm               GU13     QF          Erin Boyce vs Nadira Morgan (2) SVG
12:50pm               GU15     RR2        Jade Blakeley vs Eboni Atherley
12:50pm               BU19     C-final   Kemar Lord (3/4) vs Ryan Archer
1:10pm                 BU13     C-QF      Jordan Greig vs Luke Wilson
1:30pm                 BU13     SF           Jaydon Williams (3/4) SVG vs Dominic Wilson
1:50pm                 BU13     SF           Alex Stewart (1) vs Jayden George (3/4) SVG
1:50pm                 BU13     C-QF      Theodore Hagley vs Nathan King (2)
2:30pm                 BU15     SF           Darien Benn (1) vs Nathan King (3/4)
2:30pm                 GU13     SF           Phoebe Gittens (1) vs Gabriella Greene
2:30pm                 GU13     C-SF       Joanna Atkins vs Ciara George SVG
2:50pm                 GU13     SF           Eboni Atherley vs N.Morgan/E.Boyce
2:50pm                 BU15     C-QF      Raziel Lopey vs A.Stewart/J.Williams
2:50pm                 GU15     C-SF       Laea Blakeley vs N.Morgan/E.Boyce
3:30pm                 GU17     RR3        Jada Smith-Padmore vs Jahcinta Adams
3:30pm                 BU13     C-SF       T.Hagley/N.King vs Zishan Motara
3:50pm                 BU11     3 / 4       N.Neblett/D.Samuel vs N.Greig/J.George
4:10pm                 BU15     SF           A.Stewart/J.Williams vs D.Wilson/A.Parris
4:10pm                 BU15     C-SF       Zishan Motara vs Luke Wilson