Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout – This weeks results are in!

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

We are now at the halfway point of the Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout and Digicel have really hit their stride, extending their lead at the top of the table by 5 points after claiming the maximum 8 points on the night!

Sitting in second place are The Directors, made up of the South Sound Squash Club’s board of directors. The Directors pulled off two good wins taking down The Lions and then claiming the victory by 1 point against the strong KPMG team.

The Director’s A player, Dan MacLean, took the prize for rally of the night showing off some top level retrieving skills in the sudden death, 1 point game that would decide the winner of the match. Alistair Cowper of The Lions took charge of the rally moving MacLean front to back, corner to corner, but MacLean refused to stop running, ending in a stylish flat out dive to prevent what everyone thought was a clear winner from Cowper and ultimately winning the point.

This wasn’t the only dramatic sudden death finish.  Another Directors vs Lions match saw Sheena Conolly of The Directors expertly using the frame of her racket to spin the ball into the front corner to beat Leon den Exter 3-1 in the final game.

At the end of the night there was only one change to the positions after the first week with Riffraff just edging ahead of the league sponsors Baker Tilly by 1 point putting them in fourth position.

The scores at the end of week 2 are:

1. Digicel – 27

2. The Directors – 22

3. KPMG – 20

4. Riffraff – 19

5. Baker Tilly – 18

6. The Lions – 15

7. UBS – 10

8. Phoenix – 8


Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout gets underway!

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

The Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout Squash league got under way last night with strong performances across the board! The format of this 4 week league sees teams playing two shorter matches per evening, best of 3 games, as opposed to the usual best of 5. If a match does end up coming down to the third game it is decided by 1 point sudden death or first to 3 points. This format leads to fast, high tempo matches with some dramatic finishes!

Digicel made a strong return after missing the last league acquiring 11 of the maximum 12 points to put them at the top of the table. Julian Jervis, Cayman’s top junior, lead the Digicel charge claiming fairly comfortable victories in both matches.

Both KPMG and The Directors had a good start to their campaign finishing the night with 10 points a piece, KPMG just squeaking ahead of The Directors on overall points scored in matches to place second in the table. KPMG Captain, Samantha Hennings, had a notable win against Neil Stone-Wigg with the match coming down to the third and final game. Stone-Wigg chose to play 3 points over the 1 point sudden death to decide the match but this seemed to suit Hennings who was able to keep her cool finishing the match off 3-2.

League Sponsors Baker Tilly found themselves placed comfortably in the middle of the table at 4th position after the first round of matches. Both Martin Szaroccki and Josh Gosling were unbeaten on the night claiming 8 points between them.

Just one point behind Baker Tilly is Riffraff consisting of the dangerous mother daughter duo Claire Roscoe and Mischa Kluyver. Kluyver was on fine form claiming 2 wins and 4 points for the team.

The Lions and UBS both ended up with 7 points, with The Lions just finishing on top due to more match points on the night. UBS are a veteran team in the Corporate League and are known for making a late charge as the league progresses.

Sitting in 8th position but certainly not out of the picture are newcomers Phoenix Group. Having a secured a respectable 6 points on the night, only 5 points separate them from the top spot showing how tight this league could end up being! Phoenix certainly has the firepower on their side to rise from the ashes and is a team to be watched.

Scores on the doors after the first week:
1. Digicel – 11

2. KPMG – 10

3. The Directors – 10

4. Baker Tilly – 9

5. Riffraff – 8

6. The Lions – 7

7. UBS – 7

8. Phoenix – 6


Randall & Quilter Bermuda Legends of Squash 2015


Peter Nicol, Mark Chaloner, Lee Beachill, Jonathan Power, Thierry Lincou, David Palmer, John White


The Randall & Quilter Legends of squash 2015 has just taken place at the 4 court facility run by Bermuda Squash Association. The event was a sell out with 4 nights of squash and the ‘legends’ taking on the responsibility of coaching session with local juniors and also some individual lessons for sponsors and patrons alike. The match set up was best of 3 games and there were 4 matches per evening. After 3 evenings of tremendous squash there were 2 guys who qualified to play each other in the Grand Final…Thierry Lincou and David Palmer. They took to the court on Saturday night and battled it out to 2 games all…the fifth game is a 1 point winner takes all affair! This year it was Thierry’s turn to end the match with a crushing cross court nick, much to the delight of his family and the crowd who were loving the tension in the match.




DMS clinch the Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league Spring 2015

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

The Baker Tilly corporate squash league has come to a dramatic end with the top 2 finishers going head to head to see who would claim the title. In the semi finals league leaders AON red tornadoes managed to sneak past KPMG Kobras by just 1 point to take their place in the grand final, largely due to the performance of their young B player Jasun Sairsingh who took 2 games off of the experienced Patrick McConvey which was just enough to tip the balance for Aon to go through. In the other semi final DMS made short work of team undecided claiming a whitewash victory in all matches which showed their intension of wanting to reclaim this title.
So the final stage was set for AON red tornadoes against DMS, it was DMS who came out of the blocks flying with their B string Jorge Vera first one court against young Jasun Sairsingh of AON. The seasoned player, vera, immediately took control of the match and managed to work Sairsingh around the court and squeeze some errors from him, taking the first game 11/7, the 2nd game was a little closer with both players tied up at 9all before the possibility of winning the game crept into the youngsters mind and distracted him just enough to choose the wrong shot to play and open the court up for vera to attack and win the next 2 points. Vera was now on a roll and kept the momentum going to take the 3rd and close out the match 11/5. Next up were the C players, AON’s Robert Tate against Robert O’Callaghan. Whilst both players are similar in stature it was O’Callaghan who seems to be in better shape, this was evident after the first 2 games which were split 1-1. The first was taken by Tate 11/9 and the 2nd O’Callaghan in a tiebreak 12/10, Tate decided he needed to have a lie down to try and recover for the next game. This gave O’Callaghan some confidence, even though he was hurting from the match himself he used this to his advantage and kept the pressure on tate eventually wearing him down 11/8 in the 3rd and taking the 4th easier 11/4. DMS are now sitting pretty with 6 points in the bag needing 9 to secure the win.
The A players AON’s Steve Smith came up against DMS’s captain Neil Stone-wigg. Stone-Wiggs unorthodox shot selection gave him the upper hand in game 1 where he was able to twist and turn Smith more than Smith had wished for and it showed in the 11/8 score, this however spurred on Smith and he changed his tactics, keeping the ball much closer to the walls and didn’t allow Stone-wigg to play as many awkward angles, resulting in Smith taking the next 2 games both 11/7. The 4th game was a last chance effort for Stone-wigg to stay in game and he came out all guns blazing and it appears that he caught Smith off guard cruising to a larger lead and taking the game 11/1. The fifth game was huge as it would determine the league outcome if Stone-wigg could clinch it, but Smith was having none of it and set his stall out early with a 3 point lead, it was then point for point and Stone-wigg just couldn’t close the gap which meant Smith took the 5th game 11/8. So it was down the the D string to seal the deal, needing only 1 game to do so. Jeff Jones for DMS was up against Ade Doherty of AON, Doherty took the first game 11/6 and started well in the 2nd. Jones started to find his groove and even the score at 5all, this proved to be a turning point in Jones level of confidence and he started playing Doherty into the back corner much more forcing weaker returns which he was able to capitalize on, that being said points were traded up to tie-break at 10-10, the teams were on the edge of their seats cheering anything they could to try and give their guy the encouragement they needed, after another 3 tense rallies it was Jones who had the game ball which he converted with a tremendous shot into the front right corner 13/11 with put the immediate match at 1 game all but clinched the title for DMS. This didn’t seem to change the intensity of this match and Doherty bounced back to take the 3rd game 11/9 only to then lose the next 2 game 11/8, 11/6. DMS won the doubles game too which game them a winning score of 12 points to 6 over AON red Tornadoes to take the Baker Tilly corporate squash league tltle.
The 3rd and 4th play off matches between Undecided and KPMG Kobras were very tight and came down to the doubles match to decide the victors, KPMG Kobras took it to finish in 3rd place by 1 point over Undecided.
The 5th and 6th playoff was quite a decisive one with a victory for Baker Tilly over KPMG Kman winning 4 matches to 1.
The 7th and 8th place battle between RBC Lions and UBS showed UBS had the edge on the night just closing out RBC Lions 3 matches to 2.

 DMS claiming title spring 2015


Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League after round 7

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Round 7 of the Baker Tilly Corporate League saw the last night of league play before moving on to the Playoffs and Finals and every team was hungry for a win, with 3 of the 4 match ups coming down to the doubles match at the end.

UBS took on KPMG Kman securing an 11-4 win overall but Kman really made them work for it. David Finch played Samantha Hennings in the A division with both players leaving it all out on the court. Hennings took the first game but Finch was able to draw on his experience to claim the next 3 games, and the match, winning 3-1.

DMS came head to head with Undecided, which was always going to be a cracker of a match up and the teams didn’t disappoint, delivering excellent performances. In the end it was DMS’s night as they claimed the win 9-8, with it all coming down to the doubles match at the end.  The A game of Neil Stone-Wigg of DMS vs Claire Roscoe of Undecided ended up being one of the matches of the evening. Stone-Wigg took the first game fairly comfortably 11-3 which only fired Roscoe up, who used a combination of a tricky lob serve and deft touch to claim the second game 9/11. The players continued to trade games until Stone-Wigg, using his skill and accuracy, eventually took the fifth game 11/9 and therefore the match. A truly impressive display from both players.

Baker Tilly played the KPMG Kobras in another match up that ended up being decided by the doubles at the end, with the Kobras just squeaking the win 9-8. A special mention has to be given to Matthew Dube and Emma Turnbull, two juniors who filled in for Baker Tilly this week. Matthew Dube secured a solid 3-0 win and Emma Turnbull showed some real grit to come back from 2-0 down and win 3-2.

The RBC Lions have found some form and continued their winning ways with a 9-8 win over AON Red Tornadoes, making it 2 wins in 2 weeks. The best match up of these two teams was Alistair Cowper of RBC vs Jasun Sairsingh of AON. Cowper, eager to get as much Squash out of the evening as possible, had a long 5 setter against Jasun Sairsingh, but managed to keep his cool and beat the junior 11/8 in the fifth.

The playoff matches will be:

AON Red Tornadoes vs KPMG Kobras

DMS vs Undecided

UBS vs Baker Tilly

KPMG Kman vs RBC Lions


Baker Tilly Corporate League after Round 6

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

We are now well into the Baker Tilly Corporate League but there’s no sign of the Squash slowing down! Baker Tilly, the league sponsor, faced off against the RBC Lions, who were hungry for points! RBC came out guns blazing and managed to score the maximum 13 points, their best performance this season. A special mention has to be given to Alistair Cowper, the RBC Captain, who pulled of a gutsy 3-2 win against Dwight Dube, with both players fighting right until the end.

Undecided came up against KPMG Kobras losing 5 points to 9 with a strong performance from super sub Daniel Murphy beating Claire Roscoe 3-1. Despite the loss Undecided are still sitting in 3rd place just 9 points separating them from the number 1 spot.

DMS, lead by their A player Neil Stone-Wigg, had another storming victory claiming the full 13 points for the second week in a row. This leaves them in 2 points behind the top team with only 1 week of league matches to go.

Finally, UBS played the top team AON Red Tornadoes. Despite strong performances from UBS, AON just had too much firepower and were the third team of the night to claim the max 13 points keeping them in top position.

The points tally after Week 6 is:
1 AON Red Tornadoes 64

2 DMS 61

3 Undecided 55

4 KPMG Kobras 45

5 KPMG Kman 44

6 UBS 40

7 RBC Lions 30

8 Baker Tilly 24


Baker Tilly Corporate League after Round 5

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

During round 5 of the Baker Tilly corporate squash league we witnessed 2 teams gaining maximum points and reasserting themselves on the leaderboard. Both DMS and Undecided claimed the maximum 13 points available against RBC Lions and Baker Tilly respectively. RBC Lions Captain Alistair Cowper was the only lions player to gain any points for his team, narrowly losing 3-1 to Jorge Vera of DMS. Both Richard Reading, Baker Tilly captain, and Josh Gosling managed to claim Baker Tilly’s only points of the evening too, both finishing 3-1 against the family duo of Claire Roscoe and Mischa Kluyver, (Mother and daughter combo) at A and C string respectively. These results moves Undecided up to 2nd and DMS to 3rd with only 3 points separating the top 3. AON Red Tornadoes are still clinging onto their top spot which was secured with a 4 match to 1 victory over last weeks 2nd place team KPMG Kman. AON’s A player Gabe Rabess overcame Jackie Geils 3-1, AON’s B Steve Smith proved too strong for Seb Poznansky winning in 3. But KPMG Kman’s Alex Johnson pulled off a great win in the C spot against the experienced Justin Robinson of AON 3 games to 0, when asked what he thought of his performance Alex responded with ‘I didn’t think I had it in me to play like that….this just makes me want to play more!’ Cayman Junior Alexander Artuch claimed the D string for Aon for the overall match win and just to rub it in the doubles also went AON’s way.
We also saw a middle table clash between KPMG Kobras and UBS, with Kobras sitting ontop of UBS last week, this week it was UBS’s turn to take control. This was the tightest match up of the night with the C string going the full distance and Eddie Nolons for the Kobras closing out the match in the 5th and final game 11/9. A, B and D positions went UBS’s way with 3-1 victories for David Finch over Erik Fell, Aaron Moench over Jarydd Moore and Paul Broderick over Gautham Ganeshan. The doubles was won by KPMG Kobras which gave them 7 points for the evening against UBS’s 11, this allowed UBS to switch places in the leaderboard and move from 6 to 5 going into next weeks round 6.
Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Round 5
1 AON Red Tornadoes 51
2 Undecided 50
3 DMS 48
4 KPMH Kman 42
5 UBS 39
6 KPMG Kobras 36
7 Baker Tilly 21
8 RBC Lions 17



Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League round 4

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Following the results of round 3 where both DMS and AON Red Tornadoes held footing at the top of the leaderboard, round 4 proved to be a very contentious evening of squash. DMS were missing their stalwart and A player Neil Stone-wigg, which put a put a serious kink in their side, that said they managed to attain a respectable 7 points from a fired up UBS side narrowly losing 3 matches to 2. David Finch took full advantage in the A position for UBS and cleaned up Jorge Vera of DMS 3-0, B & C matched went DMS’s way both 3-1 leaving the D string and doubles to decide the outcome. Taka Hamilton of UBS outplayed Jeff Jones for a 3-1 win and the Doubles match showed that UBS had better communication than DMS on this occasion and comfortably cruised to victory.
AON Red Tornadoes were flying, although it has to be said they had more horsepower than usual! Contraversial team line up was mumbled throughout the crowd who were witnessing an assassination at A and B positions against the cold blooded KPMG Kobras. Gabe Rabess played A and Steve Smith B for AON, when previously only 1 have played at anytime in the A spot, with very little difference between players abilities. KPMG’s Erik Fell took the brunt of Rabess’s firepower whilst Patrick McConvey got caught in the exhausts of Smith, both losing 3-0. Eddie Nolons at C for the Kobras claimed 2 games from Robert Tate in the tightest contest of the evening. The D match went to Alexandra Artuch for AON, against Gautham Ganeshan, who is full of confidence after claiming the Cayman National under 17 girls title last weekend. AON Red Tornadoes achieved maximum points which took them 3 points clear at the top of the table.
The Undecided moved up from 5 to 3 with a solid 4-1 victory over RBC Lions and Baker Tilly claimed a respectable 7 points from KPMG Kman to take them off the bottom of the table.
Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Table after round 4
1 AON Red Tornadoes 41
2 KPMG Kman 38
3 Undecided 37
4 DMS 35
5 KPMG Kobras 29
6 UBS 28
7 Baker Tilly 19
8 RBC Lions 16


Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League is well under way!!

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

The Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League is well underway now. KPMG Cobras came into this new league as defending champions, but got themselves off to a rocky start with a 3 match to 2 defeat by DMS. 2 of the matches went the full distance and could have tipped the balance in KPMG’s favor, but it wasn’t to be on the night with DMS’s captain and A player Neil Stone-wigg closing out Erik Fell in a craftily played 5th game which twisted and turned the younger Fell and eventually brought him to his knees 11/9. Aon red Tornadoes, were very decisive against the league sponsor Baker Tilly dropping only 4 games in total and gaining 11 themselves. KPMG Kman were the most aggressive team on the night though, against league newcomers RBC Lions, claiming the maximum 13 points whilst dropping 3 games. The team captains, Samantha Hennings(KPMG Kman) and Alistair Cowper(RBC Lions) were the A players who had the longest game of the night lasting well over an hour with Hennings just getting the better of Cowper 13/11 in the fifth and final game of tremendous squash.
The top 5 positions after the first round saw KPMG Kman out in front with 13, followed by DMS and AON Red Tornadoes both on 11, with Undecided in 4th place and defending champions KPMG Cobras in 5th.
Round 2 provided more intense matches than round 1, however it was DMS who have stamped their feet on this league so far and taken over the top spot. Claiming all the available points with a crushing victory over Baker Tilly 13 points to 1. Baker Tilly’s Richard Reading showed great determination and court coverage against Neil Stone-wigg of DMS with the highest scoring game of the league so far pushing Stone-wigg to the limit, but narrowly missing out on the game 14/16, this proved too tough to replicate for the next two games. We were entertained by a KPMG head to head with the newly named  KPMG Kman taking a relaxed stance against the tightly coiled KPMG Kobras. It seems that even though the Kobras claimed a 3 match to 2 victory, the Kman crew had the perfect antidote by gaining more games in the matches they lost and came away with a higher point tally overall 10 to 7. This places the KPMG Kman team just 1 point shy of DMS at the top. RBC Lions and UBS battled it out  for the bottom 2 spots, this was a very tight match up and they were stood neck and neck at 2 matches apiece going into the deciding doubles match. Both teams put their best 2 players out there and it showed with a very intense and nail biting game which was only decided by 2 points at the end, RBC Lions took a gamble at 13 all and went for a winner, which paid off giving them the first match ball. This proved to be a difficult point to win as it had to be replayed 3 times due to let decisions by the referee, on the 4th occasion UBS were pinned into a corner and RBC Lions forced an error with a very tight shot deep into the back corner giving the lions the win and taking them off the bottom spot to equal 6th alongside UBS.
The Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League Standings after round 2:
1 DMS 24
2 KPMG Kman 23
3 AON Red Tornadoes 18
4 Undecided 17
5 KPMG Kobras 14
6= UBS 10
6= RBC Lions 10
8 Baker Tilly 5



Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league is getting closer…

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League

Its time to sign up your teams again! email or to enter your team of 4 players consisting of an A, B, C and D standard player.

The league will run on Thursday nights from 12th February for approx 10 weeks.

We have the following teams already signed up and ready to go… KPMG Racketeers, KPMG Kobras, Baker Tilly, UBS….Looking forward to hearing from you guys….

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