Jamaica’s men's team was beaten in the gold medal match by Guyana 3-2 at the 2017 Caribbean Area Squash Association's (CASA) Senior Championships which wrapped up over the weekend in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
However, the second place finish puts Jamaica in a good position to qualify for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games scheduled for August 3-19, 2018 in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Jamaica got off to a poor start as national Under-19 champion, Tahjia Lumley lost the opening match 9-11, 2-11, 8-11 to Jason Ray Khalil, before Jonathan Walker went down 6-11, 4-11, 6-11 to former regional junior champion Nyron Joseph.
With the team facing elimination, 8-time Caribbean men's champion Chris Binnie defeated longtime rival and fellow professional player Sunil Seth 11-7, 11-1, 11-6 and pulled Jamaica back into contention.
Following that, experienced campaigner Bruce Burrowes took care of business and beat Alex Arjoon 11-7, 11-7, 3-11, 11-1, to even up the score.
However, Guyana then fielded former Caribbean champion Richard Chin and while Julian Morrison put up a good fight, Chin prevailed 11-9, 12-10, 11-6 as Guyana won the title.
The second place finish capped off a solid showing for Jamaica on the regional squash stage, after 7-time All Jamaica champion Binnie won his eighth regional title.