A seven member OECS squad consisting of four Vincentians Kai Bentick, Jason Doyle, Thandi Myers and Deiriai Myers competed in individuals and Team events in the recently concluded XXXII Junior Caribbean Squash Championship (CASA) held in Bermuda for the 12th -19th of July, 2014.
In the boys under 13 category Kai Bentick on his way to the finals defeated Will Roberts (Cayman Is) 11/5, 11/2, 11/2, Daniel Islam (Guyana) 11/4, 11/3, 11/6. In the semi- finals he won again in straights set against Anaya Smith (Bermuda) 11/5, 11/9, 11/8 securing him a place in the finals against Khamal Cumberbatch (Barbados). In the Finals Bentick went under to cumberbatch 9/11, 6/11, 7/11 in a very competitive match securing him the silver medal and No. 2 ranking in the Caribbean.
In the boys under 17 division Jason Doyle defeated Ronald Brewster (Barbados) 11/1, 11/4, 11/3 and Chad Salandy (Trinidad) 11/7, 3/11, 11/5, 11/5. In the finals Doyle met his arch rival Julian Jarvis (Cayman) and lost 11/4, 11/7, 11/6 securing silver medal and improving from last year #4 ranking to No 2 ranking in the Caribbean.
Girls under 17 Thandi Myers defeated Madeleine Rose(Bermuda) 11/5,11/7, 11/3, and lost to Taylor Fernandes in the Quarter-finals 11/6, 3/11,2/11,3/11. In the 5th /8th playoff Thandi defeated Jamie Leigh Edgehill(Trinidad) 3-1 (11/8, 8/11, 13/11,11/5 she went on to lose to Tiye Williams (Bermuda) 3-0 9/11,5/11,4/11 to finish 6th place in her category.
Deiriai Myers in the first round lost to No 2 seed Alyssa Mulling (Jamaica) 3-0. She went on to defeat her teammate Abayomi Maddox (BVI) 3-0 (11/8, 11/8, 11/6) securing a place in the finals of the Plate where she lost to Ashley Lynch (Jamaica) 3-1 (8/11, 14/12, 5/11, 7/11) to finish in 10th position
In the Team events Doyle established wins against Jamaica, Barbados, and Bermuda dropping only one match to Cayman. While Kai Bentick secured wins against Jamaica, Cayman, and Bermuda losing only to Barbados. Team OECS however had to settle for 7th place being unable to secure wins in the other age categories.
In the Girls team events Thandi Myers secure an easy win over Barbados 3-0 and OECS defeated Cayman Island when both Myers siblings established wins. This took the team into the 5/6 playoff where they lost to Bermuda.
The participating countries were Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, OECS, Jamaica, Cayman Island and Host Bermuda.