Khalil, Jonas Open, Category A champs

—-Bounty Farm handicap squash tourney

Jason Ray Khalil (-24) and Lucas Jonas (-3) were crowned the Open and Category-A champions respectively when the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Bounty Farm Handicap Squash tourney concluded yesterday at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts.

Khalil edged Nyron Joseph (-16) by a 2-1 margin while Jonas defeated sibling Ethan Jonas (-1) in straight sets. In the Open Category finale, Khalil took the early lead as he won the first set by a 15 – 13 score line.

 The respective champions, runners-up and third place finishers posing with their spoils following the conclusion of the tournament.
The respective champions, runners-up and third place finishers posing with their spoils following the conclusion of the tournament.

Joseph would then level the scores in the second stanza as he won in commanding fashion by a 15 – 4 score. However, Khalil would be denied the victory, clinching the championship in the third set by a 15 – 11 margin.

Securing the third position in the category was Nicholas Narain who won via walkover over Raphael DeGroot. In the Category-A section final, Lucas Jonas took a 1-0 as he claimed the first set 15 – 7. He would then clinch the title as he won the second set 15 – 9.

In the third place fixture of the same section, Michael Alphonso (-1) overcame Demetrius DeAbreu (-1) 13 – 15, 15 – 10, 15 – 6.

In the final of the Open category plate section, Alex Cheeks (+7) was crowned the winner, defeating Joe Mekdeci (0) in straight sets. Cheeks jumped into the early advantage as he claimed the opening set 15 – 11.

The title would then be claimed in the second stanza as he won by a 15 – 12 score line. In the third place fixture of the section, Tiffany Solomon defeated Stephen Fernandes via the walkover route.

The plate finale of Category-A section saw Jason Gomes (+4) defeating Kamir Khan (+7) in straight sets. Racing off to a 1-0 lead by winning the first set 15 – 11, Gomes would secure the title in the second set, winning by a 15 – 13 margin.

In the third place matchup, Paige Fernandes (+10) defeated Chad De Abreu (+11) by a 15 – 9, 15 – 7 score line.

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