Island Games Day 1 recap

Jake Kelly made easy work of his opponent from the Shetland Islands in the opening round of men's singles (squash)

Competition began in earnest on Sunday, 7 July, at the XVIII NatWest International Island Games on Sunday, with Cayman Islands winning a gold medal courtesy Louis Gordon in the men’s high jump. There were lots of other solid performances.

See recap below:


100m Women

Heat 2: Danielle Bailey (CAY) 1st 12.79Q

Heat 3: Danika Lyn (CAY) 1st 12.86Q

Both advance to the semi-finals on Monday

200m Men

Heat 3: Karim Murray (CAY) 1st 22.88Q

Advances to semi-finals on Monday

400m Women

Heat 2: Pearl Morgan (CAY) 1st 0:59.38Q

Advances to final on Tuesday

800m Men

Heat 1: Michael Smikle (CAY) 2nd 1:58.12Q

Heat 2: Sherlock Brooks (CAY) 4th 2:02.39

Smikle advances to final on Tuesday

Long Jump Women

4th Annisa Owen (CAY) 5.69m* wind +4.10 m/s

T- 8th Aijah Lewis (CAY) 5.34m wind +3.80 m/s

*would have been national record if not for the wind

High Jump Men

1st Louis Gordon (CAY) 2.02m


Preliminary Rounds

Women: Gibraltar def. Cayman Islands 68-54

Men: Cayman Islands def. Isle of Wight 103-42

Beach Volleyball

Preliminary Rounds


Marissa Harrison & Illean Powery (CAY) def. Meghan Calhoun & Elizabeth Rae (Bermuda) 2-0

21-12, 21-7

Jessica Wolfenden & Stefania Gandolfi (CAY) def A. Lindqvist & J. Carlson (Aland) 2-0

21-7, 21-9


Richard Campbell & Nathan Dack (CAY) def. Keiran Hamilton & Kyle Hamilton (Bermuda) 2-0

21-13, 21-12


Men’s Individual Town Criterium

Michael Testori (CAY) 43rd – lapped.


Men’s Singles – first round

#1 Cameron Stafford (CAY) def. Anthony Harkin (Jersey) 3-0

(11-4, 11-3, 11-2)

#8 Julian Jervis (CAY) def. Alexander Cleminson (Falkland Islands) 3-0

(11-2, 11-2, 11-3)

Jake Kelly (CAY) def. Stuart Copeland (Shetland Islands) 3-0
(11-4, 11-5, 11-4)

Men’s Singles – second round

#1 Cameron Stafford (CAY) def. George Shoulder (Isle of Wight) 3-0

(11-0, 11-6, 11-0)

Jake Kelly (CAY) def. #5 Alan Dominey (Isle of Wight) 3-1

(6-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-9)

#8 Julian Jervis (CAY) def. Henry Berch (Guernsey) 3-0

(12-10, 11-4, 11-9)

Note: Jervis and Stafford will face each other in the quarterfinals on Tuesday

Women’s Singles – first round

#1 Marlene West (CAY) bye

#9 Eilidh Bridgeman (CAY) def. Karen Robinson (Guernsey) 3-0

(11-4, 11-6, 11-2)

#12 Jade Pitcairn (CAY) def. Amelie Turpin (Jersey) 3-0

(11-2, 11-3, 11-4)

Women’s Singles – second round

#1 Marlene West (CAY) def. Sophie Pallot (Jersey) 3-0

(11-3, 11-1, 11-1)

#12 Jade Pitcairn (CAY) def. Fleur England (Isle of Wight) 3-0

(11-2, 11-4, 11-3)

#9 Eilidh Bridgeman (CAY) def. Laura Smith (Isle of Man) 3-0

(11-2, 11-4, 11-3)

Table Tennis

Team event

Shetland Islands def. Cayman Islands (3-3* Shetland won more points)

Gotland def. Cayman Islands (7-0)

Gibraltar def. Cayman Islands (6-1)


Men’s Team event

Rd of 16: Isle of Wight def. Cayman Islands (2-1)

Women’s Team event

Quarter finals: Isle of Man def. Cayman Islands (3-0)

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