The Guyana Squash Association (GSA) will serve off the 2013 Woodpecker Products National Junior Championship this evening at the Georgetown Club squash facility.
The tournament, which is the premier junior event in Guyana, will commence at 18:00 hours today and conclude on Sunday.
Most of the country’s top junior players are expected to compete in the tournament, and for some of them it will be the final tournament of their junior careers.
Four-time Caribbean junior champion Mary Fung-a-Fat, as well as former Caribbean under-19 runner-up Jason Ray Khalil and 2012 under-19 Caribbean championships runner-up Ashley deGroot, will be competing in their final edition of this tournament.
All three players were part of the team that helped Guyana win its eighth consecutive overall team title at the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Caribbean Squash Championships last year, but are no longer eligible to compete at the under-19 level.
Other campaigners that will be competing in this week’s tournament include Steven Xavier, Nyron Joseph, the Wiltshire siblings (Akeila, Larissa and Shomari), Rebecca Low, Sarah Lewis, Benjamin Mekdeci, Taylor Fernandes and the Islam twins (Anthony and Daniel).
According to the GSA, the tournament will be used as one of the primary measures to help the selectors identify Guyana’s final team for CASA Junior Caribbean Squash Championships, which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago July 21–29.