FORMER champion Warren Yee has qualified for the quarter-finals of the National Squash Championship with a commanding win in the Suva leg of the event.
In the knockout round yesterday, Yee beat Ravi Singh by 3-0 at Defence Club in the BSP sponsored tournament.
The other knockout match in Suva saw Kee Fong lose to Bruce Southwick 2-3 in a tightly contested affair.
Tournament co-ordinator Pritesh Prasad said Yee, who is ranked second in the country, is on track for the finals.
He said the veteran never looked threatened in his match yesterday.
"I think it will be another Justin Ho versus Warren Yee final next weekend," Prasad said.
"These two are the top two players in the country and have met so many times in the finals in the past few years," he said.
This is the first time the knockout competitions of the nationals are played separately in Lautoka and Suva.
Prasad said the top four players in each category would meet in the finals next week in Suva.
"Competition in Lautoka started today (yesterday) and will conclude on Wednesday so that is when we will know who will come to Suva for the finals.
"Meanwhile, from what we have seen here in Suva, the senior players continue to dominate but the younger players have improved significantly," he said.
From Suva, Park Yuen, Minh, Opeti and Rohan Khan have qualified for the B-grade quarter-finals, Neil, Emosi, Praneel Pal and Mosese for the C-grade and Fina, Margaret Key, Edwina Hill and Suli Havea for the womens B-grade.
Janice Chan leads the women's A-grade followed by Alison Yee.