Ramasra affirmed his authority over senior division newcomer Mandela Patrick when he defeated the youngster 3-0 in the championship match. The multiple national champion seized the opening game 11-5 and met some resistance from Patrick in the second, but eventually prevailed with an 11-9 scoreline. The San Fernando-based player then completed his 2013 senior national campaign with a convincing 11-5 win in the third. This significant win saw Ramasra bag his seventh senior national title, a feat that no other male national player has accomplished. Additionally, Patrick came in for high praise since this was his first time in a national final as a senior squash athlete.
Receiving the bronze medal in this division was Julian Chin, who also got the better of the younger Patrick, Nkrumah, in the third place play-off. Chin held off a valiant fight from Patrick, and went on to snatch the bronze with a 12-10, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4 showing.
In the Veterans category, Peter Pirtheesingh’s experience and class paid off as he was crowned champion of the division against a persistent Roger Salandy. Pirtheesingh won the opening game 11-8 but lost the following 6-11. He fought back in the third and secured an 11-5 win but once again, Salandy bounced back in the fourth with a close 10-12 victory. Pirtheesingh would have no more of it and slammed to an 11-3 win and the title in the deciding game.
In the semi-final stages, Pirtheesingh got the better of John Holley 11- 13, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 while Salandy beat Richard Hart 11-8, 13-11, 11-6.
Earlier in the day, Rhea Khan bagged her 18th senior national title when she overcame Faith Gillezeau 3-0 in the final. Khan hoisted her latest crown with an 11-2, 11-9, 11-3 display. Receiving bronze was Nikita Poon Kong, who beat Talia Abdool 10-12, 12-10, 11-5, 11-7.
Plate Final - Paul Boyce Bt Raymond Patrick 11/4 11/8 8/11 10/12 11/3.
Plate Final - Brandon DeMontrichard Bt Adam Dacosta 11/5 11/1 11/8.
Plate Final - Angelique Jackson Bt Stephanie Sobrien 11/2 11/8 11/5.