Binnie wins seventh Caribbean title

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August 12, 2016
Chris Binnie

In a bruising five-game battle, the teammates slugged it out for more than one and a half hours which kept spectators on the edge of their seats to the very end. The defending champion drew first blood when he won the epic opening game 12/10. However, Walters roared back to take the second game 7/11 and the fight was on.

historic winning streak

Binnie stepped things up and won the third game 11/4, but Walters responded immediately by taking the fourth 9/11.

With the title and his historic winning streak on the line, Binnie regained form to win the final game 11/7 and retain the championship.

The victory continues Binnie's dominance over the regional game as the Jamaican, who was playing in his eighth consecutive final, won his sixth consecutive title and increased his career tally to seven overall.

Reflecting on the victory, the decorated champion said it was it was a tough fight this year.

"Because Lewis played very well and it's always hard to play your teammate but I'm happy to still be the Caribbean champion."

President of the Jamaica Squash Association, Chris Hind said, "With two Jamaicans in the final, we knew a good man would win and we're thrilled at how Chris continues to make history in Caribbean squash and we're also very proud of Lewis who put up a hard fight."

The players will now shift their focus to the team competition where the Jamaican Men's team are the defending champions. The competition gets underway today with Jamaica going up against Cayman.

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