Stafford wins silver in Tobago

| 27/08/2012

cameron.jpg(CINSA): Cameron Stafford, 20, claimed a silver medal in the 20th Annual Caribbean Squash Championships in Trinidad, which ended Saturday. Part of a delegation of two representatives from the Cayman Islands, Stafford, who was ranked 5/8, dispatched the number 2 seed, Richard Chin of Guyana, in the quarterfinals. Having reached the semis, Stafford had already made a personal best at these games, advancing past the quarterfinals stage. In a nail-biting semi-final match against close friend Micah Franklin of Bermuda, Stafford, who was down by 2 games, roared back to triumph over the Bermudian in 5 games, winning 3-2.

In the finals, however, Stafford's ‘seeding busting’ came to an end as the tournament’s defending champion, Chris Binnie from Jamaica, overpowered Stafford in straight games to claim his gold medal for the third time. Stafford lost 11/7, 11/6, 11/4 but achieved his all-time highest Caribbean ranking in his career at #2.

Stafford is set to play in his next professional event in Caracas, Venezuela, in September against World #27 of Colombia, Miguel Angel Rodriguez. Stafford also hopes to step up his game by commencing an altitude training programme in Cartagena, Colombia, with former Caribbean and Canadian Squash National Champion, Maxim Weithers from Guyana. 

2012 proved to be a successful year for Caymanian Squash. Julian Jervis claimed the first of many Caribbean Junior Championship titles in Kingston, Jamaica. And formidable Caymanian squash players, Eilidh Bridgeman and Kristina Myren rank at #3 and #4 respectively in the Caribbean Junior Rankings for U19. 

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  1. Island gyal says:

    BIG UP YUHSELF CAMERON! Congrats from T&T!!!

  2. Zelda Ebanks-Rivera says:

    Proud 2 be Caymanian and Proud to see our athletes conquer!!!

  3. Selena Enriquez-Perez says:

    Buen Trabajo! Good job!

  4. Harvey's says:

    We Harvey's always enjoy reading about Cameron's performances! We think he should get more credibility and make Headlines whenever he makes achievements as such. Great Caymanian athlete and representative!

     

    Thumbs up if you agree!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!! It is always good to read about our athletes accomplishments. Keep it up.!

  6. Dana says:

    Congrats Cam! You've done an excellent job.