www.islandstats.com can confirm the Bermuda Squash Team for the Natwest Island Games.
Three players with Professional ties will be part of the Menís team, as former professionals Patrick Foster and Nick Kyme will team up with current tour professional Micah Franklin, while Laura Robinson, Susie Lacey and Rachel Barnes make up the Ladies team.
Bermuda Squash Island Games Team
Menís Singles Players:
1. Patrick Foster 2. Micah Franklin 3. Nick Kyme Reserve - Noah Browne
1. Noah Browne & Chris Stout Reserve - Micah Franklin
1. Denise Kyme & Liz Martin Reserve - Laura Robinson
1. Noah Browne & Laura Robinson Reserve - Denise Kyme
Men 1 - Patrick Foster Men 2 - Micah Franklin Men 3 - Nick Kyme Ladies 1 - Laura Robinson Ladies 2 - Susie Lacey Reserves - Noah Browne & Rachel Barnes
Monday, May 13, 2013
Lewis Competes in Cruisers Classic
It is hard to believe that itís been 8 months since the London 2012 Paralympics!
However Jessica Lewisí 2013 Racing Season got underway with a small meet in Mississauga Ė the Cruisers Classic. It is IPC (International Paralympic Committee) sanctioned so all times will count for world rankings.
Lewis Personal Best times from last season are 18:51 in the 100m, 33:67 for the 200m, and 1.06.12 for 400m.
The racing season for Lewis will be short but busy.
The meet was cold, windy, and on a soft slow track, with the wind chill factor the temperature was in the mid 40's for the first race - the 200m!
Lewis was the only woman registered for the 400 so they let her Ďruní in the heat with the guys! Wind on the back side was crazy-strong, so again not a good time. Her 100m was warmer and calmer, so she did a 19.81.
Coach Ken was not concerned with times at this meet - this one was to be under a starterís gun and to get practice in their technique.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Bermuda Open Champion Defeats Federer
Kei Nishikori back in 2008
The last man to win the XL Bermuda Open Tennis Tournament back in 2008 has recorded one of his biggest wins of his career as Kei Nishikori knocked out defending champion Roger Federer in the third round of the Madrid Open, 6-4 1-6 6-2.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion fought back strongly after the 23-year-old had taken the opening set, but Nishikori broke in the fourth game of the decider and again in the final game to win.
"I'm disappointed with my match. The best man won," Federer said.
Earlier Rafael Nadal won his third round match, beating Mikhail Youzhny.
The 26-year-old Spanish fifth seed, seeking to win the tournament for a third time, has now seen two of his main rivals fall in the space of 48 hours.
Swiss second seed Federer's defeat follows Tuesday's shock exit for world number one Novak Djokovic at the hands of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Federer's conqueror Nishikori now plays Spanish wildcard Pablo Andujar in the quarter-finals.
Britain's Andy Murray returns to action on Thursday evening against France's Gilles Simon.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Blazers Fire Put Out by FIFA
In what would appear to be a never ending story that dates back to a meeting in the Caribbean, on May 10th & 11th 2011, that was attended by Bermuda Football Association Second Vice-President Gregory Grimes and General Secretary David Sabir. It was alleged that at the meeting, CFU nations were offered US$40,000 in return for supporting bin Hammam at the June 1 FIFA presidential election against incumbent Sepp Blatter.
Now FIFA provisionally banned outgoing executive committee member Chuck Blazer of the United States from all football-related activities for 90 days yesterday after he was accused of embezzling at least US$21 million last month.
Blazer had previously said he'll be giving up his seat on FIFA's ruling board when his term expires this month and was accused of having enriched himself through fraud in a report released in April by CONCACAF, the governing body for North and Central American and Caribbean football.
Blazer is a former secretary general of CONCACAF and was accused of embezzling at least $21 million by compensating himself with the body's funds without any authorization.
Blazer, the most senior American official at FIFA for 16 years, also allegedly bought some apartments with CONCACAF money.
He resigned as CONCACAF's secretary general in December 2011.
FIFA said in a statement yesterday that its ethics committee decided to provisionally ban Blazer "based on the fact that various breaches of the FIFA Code of Ethics appear to have been committed by" the American.
Blazer has not commented on the ethics allegations.
The American was the whistle-blower in a bribery scandal involving his former boss at CONCACAF, Jack Warner, who resigned as the body's president in June 2011 after Blazer accused him and then-Asian confederation head, Mohamed bin Hammam, of attempting to bribe Caribbean delegates US$40,000 each to vote for bin Hammam in the FIFA presidential election.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Woolridge Wins Emerald Cup in Seattle
Picture curtsey of Mark Mason
Carrie Woolridge has won the 2013 NPC Emerald Cup in Seattle, Washington. Woolridge competed in the Womenís Lightweight where she finished 1st and then won the overall Womenís category.
Meanwhile Hafid James competed in Menís Physique Class C where he finished T10th, while Ross Ceasar finished 3rd in the Menís Bodybuilding Light Heavyweight Division.