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English Junior Championships 2013
01-03 March, Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club | Surrey Sports Park

Sunday, the Finals                      Presentation Photos Gallery

U13 Finals:

Jared Carter bt Sam Todd   6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7 (42m)
Elise Lazarus bt Karina Tyma                11-9, 11-3, 11-3 (15m)
U15 Finals

Grace Gear bt Lucy Turmell 11-2, 6-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7 (36m)
Charlie Lee bt Kyle Finch              11-3, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6  (44m)

U17 Finals

Lily Taylor
bt Alison Thomson             11-7, 11-6, 11-3 (26m)
Patrick Rooney bt Josh Turmel 8-11,10-12,11-6,11-1,11-6 (64m)

U19 Finals
Victoria T/Murray bt Nada ElKalaawy 11-7,16-14,6-11,11-8 (47m)
Oliver Holland bt Richie Fallows 11-4,6-11,11-3,8-11,11-8 (70m


Surrey Sports Park and Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club hosted the Tecnifibre English Junior Championships this past weekend, welcoming 250 of England’s finest young squash players. The U19 and U15 were played out in Surrey Sports Park while Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness club hosted the U13 and U17 players.

Oliver Holland (Nottinghamshire) was victorious in his last big junior tournament as he added the Boys Under 19 trophy to the British Junior Championship title he won earlier in the season, making him a double champion in his last year of junior squash. Holland faced Richie Fallows (Essex) in the final which turned out to be a tremendous hard fought 70 minute battle that Holland edged 3-2.

Victoria Temple-Murray
(Devon) successfully defended her Girls Under 19 Crown, she was rarely troubled throughout the weekend until she came up against Nada El Kalaawy (Surrey) in the final. Temple-Murray took a two game advantage with a 16-14 win in the second game only for El Kalaawy to peg one back, in the fourth game the players were level at 4-4 until Temple-Murray raced ahead into an 8-4 lead, a lead that was just too far for El Kalaawy to catch as Temple-Murray stayed focused and eventually claimed the game 11-8 to retain her title.

The Boys Under 17s saw 5/8 seed Josh Turmel (Suffolk) reach his first major final after he defeated the top seed Jack Cooper (Yorkshire) 3-0 in the quarter finals. He faced the second seed and last year’s U15 champion Patrick Rooney (Merseyside) in the final and made a great start going 2-0 up. Rooney came out fighting in the third and managed to up the pace, putting pressure on Turmel who couldn’t get a hold on the game, Rooney claimed it and carried on in the same fashion to take the fourth 11-1 which levelled the match 2-2. Turmel gave a better account in the fifth as both players took turns to take a point until the score reached 6-6, at this point Rooney started to pull away and never looked back as he took the game 11-6 and the title to add to his previous EJC U13 and U15 titles.

The Girls Under 17 final was a similar story as 5/8 seed Alison Thomson (Surrey) defeated the favourite Lucy Beecroft (Northumbria) 3-1 in the semi finals to set up a clash against the second seed Lily Taylor (Leicestershire). Both girls were contesting their first major domestic final and played some fantastic attacking squash, it was to be Taylor’s day as she won in convincing fashion, 3-0 in 26 minutes to claim her first national title.

Charlie Lee (Surrey), son of former England International Danny Lee and younger brother of current professional Joe Lee carried on the family’s success as he won his first major title in the Boys Under 15s. 5/8 seed Lee beat top seed Robbie Keefe (Hampshire) 3-0 in the semi finals to set up a clash against the number 2 seed Kyle Finch (Hampshire). Lee took the first game without too much trouble from Finch only for the roles to be reversed the following game as Finch levelled 1-1. From then on in both players stepped up a gear and neither player gave too much away as they stayed with each other point for point, Lee however took the crucial points that mattered at the end of each game to take a 3-1 victory in 44 minutes.

Lucy Turmel (Suffolk) made her way into her first major final just as her brother Josh did, she beat the second seed Anoushka Wooller (Middlesex) in the semi finals 3-0 and found herself facing the top seed Grace Gear (Hertfordshire). Gear came out of the blocks quickly and didn’t give Turmel much hope in the first game, racing to 11-2 lead and taking the early advantage. Turmel looked more settled in the second and started to play the squash that got her into the final as she took the second and third games 11-6. Gear turned the tables again as she raced into a 9-1 lead in the fourth, despite a great effort from Turmel to get back to 7-9 she couldn’t stop Gear from taking the game 11-7 to level the match at 2-2. The final game was close, but it was Gear who closed it 11-7 to take title.

Elise Lazarus (Essex) continued her domination in the Girls Under 13’s as she successfully defended her crown, Lazarus came up against 3/4 seed Karina Tyma (Avon) who defeated the second seed Ellen Cooper (Yorkshire) 3-2 in the semi finals. Tyma competed well in the first game, fighting back from 3-7 down to go 8-7 up but just couldn’t finish it, Lazarus stayed strong to reclaim the lead and took the first game 11-9. From then on Lazarus turned up the heat and raced through the next two games 11-2 and 11-3 to win 3-0 in 15 minutes. Lazarus has now done the ‘double double’ by claiming both British and English U13 titles in the past two years.

The Boys Under 13s saw 9 year old Sam Todd (Yorkshire) have a great run to the final as he beat the number 2 seed Richard Hall (Cheshire) 3-0 in the quarter finals and the 3/4 seed Billy Beecroft (Suffolk) 3-1 in the semi finals. He faced the top seed and favourite Jared Carter (Hampshire) in the final who was in fine form having not dropped a game throughout the previous rounds. Todd started well and took the first 11-6 only for Carter to take a close second 12-10. Every point was well contested with each player taking turns to take a game to take it into the fifth. 11-7 the final game finished after 42 minutes with Carter the victor to claim his first national title after a tremendous match.

Presentation Photos Gallery







Patrick Rooney

Lily Taylor

Sunday Schedules

Saturday, Day TWO, Semi-Finals

Boys Under 13

Yorkshire's Sam Todd continues his run, taking out 3/4 seed Billy Beecroft from Suffolk 4/11, 13/11, 11/4, 11/8 in 28 minutes.

Number 1 seed Jared Carter despatched 3/4 seed Oscar Khoo with ease 11/7, 11/1, 11/4, in 19 minutes

Girls Under 13

First seed Elise Lazarus progressed smoothly to the finalwith another straight games victory beating Laura Neill 11/3 11/6 11/4 in15 minutes

In a tightly contested match 3/4 seed Karina Tyma beat number 2 seed Ellen Cooper 9/11, 13/11, 11/8, 4/11, 11/7 in 32 minutes


Boys U15

Charlie Lee bt Robbie Keefe 11-6, 11-3, 11-6 (30m)
Kyle Finch bt Harry Falconer 3-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9 (36m)

Charlie Lee booked his place in the Boys Under 15 Final with a comprehensive win over the top seed Robbie Keefe. The first game started with both boys taking a point each until 6-all, Lee then stepped up a gear to take the next 5 points and the game.

Lee, full of confidence carried on in the same fashion and from 3-3 once again plowed through to take the second game 11-3. Keefe came out fighting in the third and matched Lee point for point until once again they levelled at 6-6, Keefe couldnt keep it up though as Lee raced on, taking the game 11-6 and the match 3-0.

Kyle Finch came from a game down against Harry Falconer as he made his way into the final. Falconer took the early advantage as he raced into an 11-3 lead in the first game. Finch came out fighting, took the 2nd 11-6 and the third 11-3.

Falconer's turn to fight back and that he did in the fourth game taking a 6-1 lead, but it was Finch's day as he clawed back winning 5 rallies in a row to level at 6-6 before sealing the 3-1 victory 11-9 after 36 minutes.

Girls U15

Grace Gear bt Rawan El Kalaawy 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 (28m)
Lucy Turmel bt Anoushka Wooller 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (22m)

Grace Gear made her way into the final with a 3-1 victory over Rawan El Kalaawy. El Kalaawy took a tough first game, with Gear taking the second 11-5.

El Kalaawy then went 5-1 up in the third but Gear never gave in and took 9 points in a row and eventually the game 11-6.

It was all Gear in the fourth as she raced into the lead and El Kalaawy couldnt quite get back into it.

Gear taking the game 11-3 and a place in the final against Lucy Turmel who knocked out Anoushka Wooller in straight games.

Turmel started the game well and took an early lead, Wooller stayed in the game but couldnt quite get on top and that fashion continued throughout the match.

Turmel just staying slightly ahead each game and staying focused to take a 3-0 victory.  

Boys U17

The battle between 5/8 seed Josh Turmel and 9/16 Jack Bearpark for a place in the final was a marathon 65 minute event with Jack taking the first two games only to see Josh turn it around and take the match 7/11, 7/11, 11/7, 11/9, 11/7.

The second semi-final was a straight games win for Patrick Rooney who dominated after the first to beat Bradley Masters 11/9 11/6 11/7 in 35 minutes

Girls 17

Number 2 seed Lily Taylor dominated the play to take the match against Kip Quiney 11/6, 11/3, 11/8 in 20 minutes.

In the other semi-final Alison Thomson continued her demolition of higher seeds by beating number 1 seed Lucy Beecroft 11/9, 11/7, 4/11, 11/5 in 36 minutes.
Girls U19

Victoria Temple Murray bt Jessica Davis 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (21m)
Nada El Kalaawy bt Anna Kimberley 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (43m)

Victoria Temple Murray moves into the final to defend her U19 title as she took 21 minutes to secure a 3-0 victory against Jessica Davis.

Each game followed a similar pattern as they traded point for point early on until 4-4 then Temple Murray moved up a gear and in each game once she got infront she closed it out.

A professional job from the top seed who will now face the number 2 seed Nada El Kalaawy in the Final.

El Kalaawy's semi final on paper is a 3-0 victory, but the scoreline of 45 minutes tells what a close affair it was. Anna Kimberley matched El Kalaawy all the way through but couldnt quite take the points that counted when the games reached the business end.

El Kalaawy now steps into her first final and will look to cause an upset against the defending champ.

Boys U19

Oliver Holland bt Ashley Davies 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 (71m)

Oliver Holland booked a place in the final after a gruelling 3-1 victory over Ashley Davies which lasted 71 minutes. Davies took the first game 11-6 but at 9-9 in the second it was Holland who crucially levelled to make it 1-1.

The last two games were very tight, with long patient rallies and excellent retrieving. It was to be Holland who put an end to Davies great run through this tournament and give himself a chance to win one last big junior title before he signs off his junior career.

Richie Fallows bt Matt Sidaway 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 6-11 (55m)

This match was almost identical to the other semi final in that the higher seed was put under pressure first by going a game down to then come back and win a crucial second game 11-9 to tie the scores.

The third game was an important one here and Fallows took an early advantage going 6-3 up only for Sidaway to battle back to take a 7-6 lead.

Fallows however kept pushing and it was he who closed the game out 11-8 and carried that momentum with him in the fourth game, at 4-4 he started to edge away and eventually clinched it 11-6 after 55 minutes.

Morning, Quarter-Finals
Jared Carter bt Jack Newey - 11/5, 11/5, 11/3 (33mins)
Oscar Khoo bt Jack Mitterer - 9/11, 11/4, 11/4, 11/9 (28mins)
Billy Beecroft bt Nathan Mead - 11/8, 10/12, 11/5, 11/7 (30mins)
Sam Todd bt Richard Hall - 11/7, 11/9, 11/8 (17mins)

Only one upset in the Boys Under 13 quarter finals when Sam Todd from the Pontefract stable beat number 2 seed Richard Hall of Cheshire.

The number 1 seed Jared Carter won comfortably with a slight delay whilst his opponent was patched up for a scraped elbow. Both 3/4 seeds took four games to reach the semis.

Robbie Keefe bt Tom Walsh   11-1, 11-7, 11-6 (20m)
Charlie Lee bt Mark Richmond 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (22m)
Kyle Finch bt Curtis Malik  11-4, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 11-4 (60m)
Harry Falconer bt Stuart MacGregor 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 12-14, 11-3 (58m)











Saturday Schedules

Sat 2 Mar SSP.pdf

Sat 2 Mar Wim.pdf

Josh Turmel bt Jack Cooper - 11/9, 11/4, 11/4 (36mins)
Jack Bearpark bt Ben Windle - 11/9, 11/8, 11/2 (30mins)
Bradley Masters bt Gerorge Willis - 11/6, 13/15, 11/7, 11/6 (69mins)
Patrick Rooney bt James Peach - 4/11, 11/6, 11/6, 13/11 (40mins)

The Boys Under 17 quarter finals saw upsets as 5/8 seed Josh Turmel defeated the number one seed Jack Cooper in straight games and 9/16 seed Jack Bearpark similarly defeated 5/8 seed Ben Windle.

Yet another 5/8 seed went out with the 3/1 defeat of George Willis by 9/16 seed Bradley Masters in a marathon match lasting 69 minutes which saw some epic rallies of 50 plus shots.


The responsibility of holding to seeding was taken by Patrick Rooney who beat James Peach in four.
Oliver Holland bt Joseph Green 11/5, 12/10, 11/3 (54m)
Richie Fallows bt George Parker 11/8, 11/3, 11/3 (35m)
Matt Sidaway bt Joshua Masters 3/11, 11/3, 11/5, 11/8 (45m)
Ashley Davies bt Lyell Fuller 11/8, 11/7, 11/7 (40m)

Elise Lazarus bt Lucy Soulby - 11/0, 11/0, 11/5 (13mins)
Laura Neill bt Eve Coxon - 11/5, 11/6, 11/5 (15mins)
Karina Tyma bt Katie Cox - 11/5, 11/6, 11/5 (13mins)
Ellen Cooper bt Amber Marshall - 11/7, 11/6, 15/13 (23mins)

Straightforward victories for all the seeds in the Under 13 Girls with only Ellen Cooper stretched in the third game of her 3/0 win.
The top four seeds have yet to drop a game.

Lucy Beecroft bt Chloe Harrison - 11/3, 11/6, 11/6 (14mins)
Alison Thomson bt Georgina Kennedy 6/11,11/5,11/8,7/11,11/6 (50m)
Kip Quiney bt Kace Bartley - 11/9, 9/11, 11/9, 11/4 (32m)
Lily Taylor bt Amelia Henley - 10/12, 7/11, 11/9, 11/4, 11/5 (48m)

One upset and one close call in the Girls Under 17 as Alison Thomson defeated 3/4 seed Georgina Kennedy in a hard fought five games and Lily Taylor came back from 2/0 down to beat a disappointed Amelia Henley.

Victoria Temple-Murray bt Lydia Hume  11-5, 11-9, 11-2 (19m)
Jessica Davis bt Jessica Dixon  11-6, 11-2, 11-8 (24m)
Anna Kimberley bt Katrina Burrows 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 (36m)
Nada El Kalaawy bt Annie Openshaw Blower 11-2, 11-4, 11-8 (17m)

More Quick reports


Friday, Day ONE
@ Surrey Sports Park

Day one at Surrey Sports Park saw the first two rounds completed for each division. The Boys Under 15’s kicked off the day’s play and there was little upset as the top seeds all progressed safely.

Elliot Ridge (Yorkshire) was the only non seed to come through into the last 16 with a 3-1 victory over 9/16 Todd Bennett (Gloucestershire). Ridge then came up against last year’s U13 Champion Curtis Malik (Sussex) who proved to be one step too far as Malik took it 3-0.

The second round seemed to be business as usual for the top seeds as all 8 progressed without too much fuss. The longest match being Danial Bray (Yorkshire) who took on 3/4 seed Mark Richmond (Warwickshire), Bray took the 3rd game 14-12 after Richmond had gone 2-0 up and pushed him again in the fourth but Richmond stayed focused and took it 11-9 to win 3-1 and move into tomorrow’s Quarter Finals.

9/16 seed Rawan El Kalaawy (Surrey) has took the Girls Under 15’s by storm today, after a comfortable first round win she took on the 3/4 seed Amber Peacey (Glos). El Kalaawy took the first 11-4, then fought hard to take the second 13-11, Peacey battled back to win the third 11-7 but couldn’t carry that momentum on as El Kalaawy took the fourth 11-6 to move into the Quarter Finals and a date with 5/8 seed Libby Corke (Warwickshire). The rest of the top 8 progressed through to the next round with the majority winning 3-0.

In the Girls Under 19’s, the top 4 seeds moved into the quarter finals, Victoria Temple Murray (Devon) and Nada El Kalaawy (Surrey) eased their way through with 3-0 victories, as did Jess Dixon (Yorkshire) and Anna Kimberley (Essex). Jess Davies (Cheshire) caused the upset of this category, the 9/16 seed got passed a tricky first round match with Eleanor Lake (Glos) 3-1 before going into the second round against the 5/8 seed Georgie Ingham (Surrey). Ingham competed well but couldn’t stop Davis as she won in straight games to set up a Quarter Final clash with 3/4 seed Jess Dixon (Yorkshire).

The first round of the Boys Under 19 was relatively incident free although unseeded James Evans (Kent) put up a great fight against 5/8 Taminder Gata Aura (Yorkshire). Gata Aura took the first game then each player took turns to take a game until they headed into the 5th, 60 minutes later and it was Gata Aura who prevailed. He then came up against an in form George Parker (Leicestershire) who was a dangerous 9/16 seed to meet in the second round.

Parker was fresh from having a walkover earlier in the day and took little time in taking the game to Gata Aura, who couldn’t quite impose himself. Parker pushed on and took the game 3-0 in 30 minutes.

He now faces 2nd seed Richie Fallows in the Quarters. Ashley Davies (Derbyshire) also made an impact in his first major domestic tournament since his recovery from injury.

Davies similar to Parker had a walkover in the first round and had fresh legs against 5/8 Angus Gillams (Hertfordshire). Each game was tight, with Gillams taking the first advantage going 2-1 up and getting to match ball. Davies stayed focused and fought back to a tie break and took game ball to take it into the fifth.

Another close game followed with Davies edging it 11-6, he now looks forward to facing 3/4 Lyell Fuller (Devon) who is in good form after getting through his second round with a 3-0 win over 9/16 Joe Brooke (Oxfordshire).











Saturday Schedules

Sat 2 Mar SSP.pdf

Sat 2 Mar Wim.pdf

Day ONE @ Wimbledon

The Boys Under 13 category saw the longest match of the day and with it one of the biggest upsets as unseeded Jack Mitterer (Kent) defeated 5/8 seed Ben Cross (Durham & Cleveland) 3-1 in 87 minutes.

It was however due to a blood injury break which may or may not have had a bearing on the end result. Mitterer then came up against 9/16 Max Forster and took that 3-0 to set up a quarter final match against 3/4 Oscar Khoo (Middlesex).

William King (Yorkshire) also had a good first round result as he defeated 5/8 Perry Malik (Sussex) 3-2 in 34 minutes, he then faced an in form Nathan Mead (Warwickshire) who had previously beaten 9/16 Tom Lammonby (Devon).

Mead was too strong and took it 3-1, he now faces the other 3/4 seed Billy Beecroft (Suffolk). The two top seeds progressed without too much trouble, although Brando Sodi (Middlesex) pushed 2nd seed Richard Hall in their first round match, Hall taking it 11-9 11-8 10-12 11-4 in 29m.

All of the Girls Under 13 top 8 seeds got through to the quarter finals bar one as 9/16 Katie Cox (Norfolk) got through a tough 3-2 against 5/8 Katie Wells (Lincolnshire). As the game went into the 5th, it came down to who could keep their nerve as the girls took it into a tie break at 10-10. Cox managed to take it with a 15-13 win.

Lucy Beecroft (Northumbria), the top seed in the Girls Under 17 probably had a tougher first match than she would have liked as 9/16 Mari Taylor (Leicestershire) pushed her all the way into a fifth set. Beecroft stayed strong when she needed too though as won the last set 11-4 after 36 minutes.

Kace Bartley (Surrey) caused an upset as she defeated Rhianne O’Donnell (Somerset) 3-2 in 35 minutes. A first game that was won 15-13 by Bartley set the tone for the match as both players battled hard, O’Donnell took a 2-1 lead in games but couldn’t quite see it out as Bartley came back strong to clinch it 11-7 in the fifth.

Chloe Harrison (Lancashire) was another player who took out a top seed in the second round as she beat Isabel Maloney (Bucks) in straight games, she now gets to test herself against the top seed Beecroft in the quarters.
The Boys Under 17 also had a few shocks, unseeded Jagpal Sehmbi (Essex) had a fantastic result against 3/4 seed James Blythe (Derbyshire). Straight games in 30 minutes took Sehmbi into the second round to face 9/16 Jack Bearpark (Yorkshire).

Sehmbi couldn’t keep his run going though as Bearpark fought hard to take a 3-1 victory. Bearpark now moves on to face 5/8 Ben Windle (Surrey).

9/16 Bradley Masters (Kent) played well to put himself in the quarters after a 3-1 victory over 3/4 Adam Turner (Derbyshire) in 56 minutes, he will now face 5/8 George Willis (Northants) who had an easier route through as he took out Chris Wiggins (Northumbria) in straight games.
The Tecnifibre English Junior Championships returns to Surrey this weekend where the nation’s best young squash players will fight to become an English Champion.

Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club will host all Under 13 and Under 17 matches while the Under 15 and Under 19 matches will be played at Surrey Sports Park.

250 players will be in action from 01-3 March, each one competing for the right to be named England’s best.

Oliver Holland (Nottingham) will be looking to finish his junior career on a high as he heads into this tournament as the hot favourite. The current U19 British Champion has never won an English title and will no doubt want to collect this one at his last attempt. He is likely to face stiff competition from last year’s U17 Champion Richie Fallows (Essex) along with two time English U17 Champion Matt Sidaway (Lancashire).

Victoria Temple Murray (Devon) returns as defending Champion in the Girls U19 event and will be looking to secure her third title in three years. Nada El Kalaawy (Surrey) is aiming to cause an upset as she attempts to claim her first English title, as is Anna Kimberley (Essex) and Jess Dixon (Yorkshire).

The Boys U17 seedings are topped by Jack Cooper (Yorkshire) and last year’s U15 Champion Patrick Rooney (Merseyside). James Blythe (Derbyshire) and Adam Turner (Derbyshire) will be looking to cause an impact as this title appears to be heading to the north.

Lucy Beecroft (Northumbria) will attempt to win her second English title as she heads the seedings in the Girls U17 event, Lily Taylor (Leicestershire) is seeded second in a strong field that also includes current British U17 Champion Georgina Kennedy (Kent) as a 3/4 seed.

Robbie Keefe (Hampshire) is favourite for the Boys U15 title and if seedings go to plan we could see an all Hampshire final with Kyle Finch (Hampshire) second seed. Keefe won the U13 title two years ago while Finch will be looking to claim his first major honour.

Grace Gear (Hertfordshire) heads the seedings in the Girls U15 and will be looking to claim her second English title with her main threat coming from Anoushka Wooller (Middlesex).

Elise Lazarus (Essex) is presently dominating the Girls U13 division, Lazarus is the current British U13 Champion and is back to defend the English U13 crown she won last year.

Jared Carter
(Hampshire) is hoping to claim his first title after narrowly missing out in the British U13 final, hoping to challenge him will be Richard Hall (Cheshire).

Play starts at both venues at 9am on Friday 1 March with finals schedule for midday on Sunday 3 March. All spectators are welcomed free of charge in both venues throughout the tournament.











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