01-03 November, Manchester
Finals Day at the NSC (U19/U17)
Finals day at the National Squash Centre was kicked off by
the Girls Under 17 final, between top seed and last years
champion Georgina Kennedy of, and 2012’s Girls under 15
winner, and second seed Amelia Henley. The match got off to
a great start, the two girls battled hard, and in an
extremely close game Henley just managed to sneak the win
13-11. Once the second game got under way it was clear that
Henley had been inspired, and she flew through the points,
and gain a 2 games to 0 lead. The 3rd game came and went in
the blink of an eye. Kennedy showed courage but could not
quite reach her best on the day, to give Henley the title
3-0 in just 23 minutes.
AMELIA HENLEY BT GEORGINA KENNEDY 3-0
13-11, 11-8, 11-2 (23m)
The Boys under 17 final was between two Yorkshire team
mates; top seed James Peach, and 3/4 seed Jack Cooper.
Cooper played exceptionally well yesterday to take out 2nd
seed Patrick Rooney and his form continued into the first
game. Peach however did not sit back and take this, and
proved why he is the top seed to take the game 11-7. The
second game was even closer than the first, with Peach
taking the win 11-9. The third and final game topped off a
great final, with Peach triumphing 3-0 to take the
JAMES PEACH BT JACK COOPER 3-0
11-7, 11-9, 11-8 (30m)
GIRLS UNDER 19 FINAL
The Girls under 19 final was between top seed Anna Kimberley
of Essex and second seed Lily Taylor of Leicestershire.
Kimberley came out all guns blazing and stormed to a 11-3
win in the first game. Taylor stepped up her game in the
second and fought hard to bring it back level at 1 game all.
The final 2 games were a great display of composure by
Kimberley and Taylor showed her determination, but
unfortunately it just wasn’t enough to beat the number 1
seed, who takes the title of girls under 19 British Junior
ANNA KIMBERLEY BT LILY TAYLOR 3-1
11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6 (32m)
BOYS UNDER 19 FINAL
The top two seeds in the boys under 19 competition, Richie
Fallows of Essex and Angus Gillams of Hertfordshire had an
epic battle to become the owner of the prestigious Don
Sanderson Cup. Both boys started well, and some
exceptionally long and intense rallies were seen. Gillams
pushed on however and was soon wheedling a 2-0 lead. Fallows
who never gives up, stepped up his game in the third and won
Gillams came out on tremendous form for the 4th game, and
soon saw a 7-3 lead. Fallows again showed his tenacity and
brought it back to 11 all. Tension was running high as the
last few points were played, but Gillams kept a steady head
and became the new boys under 19 British Junior Champion.
ANGUS GILLAMS BT RICHIE FALLOWS 3-1
11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11 (65m)
Gu17 3/4 playoff
The Girls under 17 3/4 playoffs was one of the matches of
the day. The 2 3/4 seeds, Elin Harlow of Wales and Kace
Bartley played an epic match which lasted a staggering 42
minutes. Both girls showed great spirit and some fantastic
squash abilities, but in the end Harlow just clinched it
ELIN HARLOW BT KACE BARTLEY 3-2
10-12, 11-5, 12-10, 9-11,
BU17 3/4 PLAYOFF
The Boys 3/4 playoff was between number 2 seed Patrick
Rooney of Merseyside and 3/4 seed Bradley Masters. The score
does not do justice to just how close this match was.
Masters played fantastic and showed great sportsmanship, but
Rooney was just too good in the end, and took the 3rd place
PATRICK ROONEY BT BRADLEY MASTERS 3-0
GIRLS UNDER 19 3/4 PLAYOFF
The 9/16 seed Rhianne O’Donnell has showed everyone just how
good she is this weekend, and came to play off for the 3rd
place trophy against Welsh player Jenny Haley. The first 2
games were incredibly close, but Haley took her game to the
next level to win the trophy 3-0.
JENNY HALEY BT RHIANNE O’DONNELL 3-0
11-8, 11-8, 11-3 (20m)
BOYS UNDER 19 3/4 PLAY OFF
Lyell Fuller of Devon takes the 3rd place trophy in the boys
under 19 category after Ashley Davies of Derbyshire had to
withdraw after yesterdays match due to injury.
Draws & Results
FINALS DAY AT THE NORTHERN
Some wonderful finals took place at the Northern Squash Club
in West Didsbury
Girls Under 13
¾ seed Alice Green (Essex) took on 2nd seed Kiera Marshall (Worcs).
Green served first and secured the first point of the final.
Marshall replied. Green took the next 2 points to lead 3-1.
Marshall pulled back to 2-3. Green then took the next 3
points to lead 6-2. They then traded blows, but Green never
lost her lead to take the game 11/6.
A spurt of 4 straight points from 3 all gave Green a 7-3
lead, as in the first game Green kept ahead to take the 2nd
11/6. In the 3rd from 1-1 it was Marshall who took command
and raced to a 6-1 lead. Green replied with 3 straight
points. Marshall followed suit with 3 straight points of her
own to lead 9-4. Following a flurry of points Marshall took
the game 11/8 to stay in contention. Green started the 4th
game and raced to a 6 -2 lead. Marshall came back to level
the game 6-6 – then 7-7.However 4 points without reply from
Green gave her the title.
Alice Green bt Kiera Marshall 11/6 11/6 8/11 11/7 24m
¾ Play Off
Eve Coxon 1st Seed (Oxon) in some way made up for not
reaching the final by beating Lucinda Cross (D & C) in the
playoff. Coxon took the first 2 games, but Cross edged a
tight 3rd game to stay in the match. Coxon then wrapped
things up in the 4th to clinch 3rd spot. 11/4 11/4 10/12
Eve Coxon bt Lucinda Cross 11/4 11/4 10/12 11/5 21 m
Girls Under 15
¾ seed the talented Elise Lazarus (Essex) was just too
strong taking the under 15 title when she took apart top
seed Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) 3-0 in just 17 minutes. Lazarus
took the first 11-4, the 2nd 11-5, and the 3rd 11-3. Lazarus
did not drop a game in the whole tournament, and this
victory follows her U13 title in the Championships last
Elise Lazarus bt Jasmine Hutton 11/4 11/5 11/3 17 mins
¾ Play Off
Rawan El Kalaawy (Surrey) seeded ¾ beat Amy Jones 5/8 seed
from Buckinghamshire 3-0 to take 3rd place. Although the
12-10 score lines in the first 2 games showed how close the
Rawan El Kalaawy bt Amy Jones 12/10 12/10 11/6 37 mins
Boys Under 13
Jarad Carter (Hants) justified his top seeding by winning
the U13 title against plucky Sam Todd from Yorkshire,
however it was not plain sailing. The first 2 games were
very close. In the first, Todd led 9-8 but three unforced
errors gave Carter the game. In the 2nd game, Carter led
7-6, Todd replied with 4 straight points to lead 9-7.
Carter replied to make it 8-9; no errors this time for Todd
and he took the game and levelled the match. Carter
dominated the 3rd game running out the 11-4 winner. His
dominance continued in the 4th game, with some resistance
from Todd, and Carter went to a 9-4 lead. He then had a
little wobble losing 2 straight points but regained his
composure to secure the game 11-6 to clinch the match and
Jared Carter bt Sam Todd 11/9 8/11 11/ 4 11/6 26 mins
¾ Play Off
Seed slayer Benjamin Sockett (Yorks) fully deserved his
place in the play off, where he was pitted against another
seed (5/8) Nathan Mead from Warwickshire. A delighted
Sockett prevailed 3-1 to take 3rd place
Ben Sockett bt Nathan Mead 11/6 12/14 11/6 11/4 40mins
Boys Under 15
The tournament saved the best for last. Top seed and
favourite Kyle Finch (Hants) fought back from 2-1 down
against ¾ seed and county colleague Adam Corcoran to become
the British Champion. In the 1st game both players traded
rallies and points to 6-6. A mixture of errors from Finch
and outright winners swept Corcoran to game ball at 10-6.
Finch replied with 3 straight points, before Corcoran
secured the game 11-9. A very messy 2nd game ensued with
lots of lets, with the players reaching 8-8 before Finch
secured the game 11-8 to level the match. In the early part
of the 3rd game Corcoran looked the stronger and quicker and
raced to a 6-2 lead. Finch dug in and took 5 of the next 8
points. Corcoran edged the next point to serve at 10-7 for a
2-1 lead. Once again Finch offered stubborn resistance and
clawed back to 10-10... 11 – 10 game ball to Corcoran; Finch
replied once again with 2 points 12-11 to reach game ball.
Corcoran levelled it 12-12’ again Finch came back to lead
As the pressure intensified, both players gave away a series
of lets, but Corcoran held his nerve to take 15-13 and a 2-1
lead. Finch was quicker out of the blocks in the next game
and took a 2-0 lead. With the aid of a stroke, Corcoran
pulled back to 2-2. Finch now looked the fresher and won the
next 4 points. A series of good rallies took Finch to a 9-4
lead. Corcoran worked hard for the next, but with another
stroke Finch served at 10 5 looking to win the game and
level the match but Corcoran had other ideas and saved game
ball and took the next point.
Finch kept his composure in the next rally and won the game
to level. Now looking stronger and fresher a dominant Finch
raced to a 10 -2 lead and the match looked as good as won.
Corcoran wouldn’t yield and saved 3 match balls. He then
went for a back hand drop on the left, but just clipped the
tin and a delighted Finch was now British Champion
Kyle Finch bt Adam Corcoran 9/11 11/8 13/15 11/6 11/5
¾ Play Off
There was a tight match in the play off between Tom Walsh
(Sussex) and Sam Exelby (Surrey) who had conquered 2nd seed
Curtis Malik in the 1st round. Exelby led 2-0 but in a tight
3rd game Walsh sneaked it 13-11 and then won the next 2 with
hardly any resistance.
Tom Walsh bt Sam Exelby 10/12 9/11 13/11 11/0 11/2 45
Draws & Results
Semis at the NSC
Boy under 17s
In a surprising result 3/4 seed Jack Cooper was at
the top of his game today playing exceptionally well, he
beat number 2 seed Patrick Rooney 3-0. Top seed James
Peach has won all his games in the tournament so far and
will play Cooper for the title.
Boys under 19s
Top seed Richie Fallows had a tough semi final
against ¾ seed Ashley Davies. The match went to five games
with Davies ahead in the third; however Fallows managed to
pull back crucial points resulting in him winning the match
Both 5/8 seeds Joshua Masters and Bradley smith battled it
out in the 4th round playing some phenomenal squash, Masters
excelled in the last game and played his way to victory.
Number 2 seed Angus Gillams played 3/4 seed Lyell
Fuller, the third game of the match went to 20-18 resulting
in the match lasting an exhausting 69 minutes. Fuller played
phenomenally well but it wasn’t enough to stop the second
seed who won 3-1.
Girls under 17s
Number 2 seed Amelia Henley faced some stiff
competition from 3/4 seed Kace Bartley, Bartley took the
first game yet Henley kept her nerve and won the match 3-1.
Top seed Georgina Kennedy stole the show and breezed
into the final where she will play for her 2nd Tecnifibre
British Junior Championship title.
Girls under 19s
5/8 seeds Jessica Davis and Lydia Hume came head to
head in the fourth round. Davis came out on top form,
comfortably winning the match 3-0. The long awaited semi
final match between 9/16 seed Rhianne O’Donnell and number 2
seed Lily Taylor, took just 21 minutes to be
completed. O’Donnell played very impressively but it wasn’t
enough to beat the power and technique of Taylor who won
Afternoon semis at The
Ben Sockett’s tremendous run was finally brought to a halt
by 2nd seed Sam Todd 3-0 in 23 minutes. Ben can take
tremendous heart from a fine weekend of squash. Joining Todd
in tomorrow’s final will be no 1 seed Jared Carter
who overcame Nathan Mead 3-0
Jared Carter (Hants) bt Nathan Mead (Warks) 11/9 11/5 11/7
Sam Todd (Yorks) bt Benjamin Sockett (Yorks) 11/8 11/6 12/10
A delighted Alice Green seeded 3/4 played some
delightful squash as she put paid to the no 1 seed Eve Coxon
in a 16 minute semi. The second semi final was also 16
minutes long, but no upset this time as Kiera Marshall
justified her no 2 seeding beating Lucinda Cross 3-0.
Alice Green (Essex) bt Eve Coxon (Oxon) 11/9 11/4 11/4 16m
Kiera Marshall (Worcs) bt Lucinda Cross (Cumb) 11/6 11/2
In the first semi, Kyle Finch seeded one took on Tom
Walsh (3/4). A really tight first game was clinched by Finch
15/13, and this really seemed to knock the stuffing out of
Walsh, who despite some long rallies, was always on the back
foot in the next 2 games, eventually losing in 3.
3/4 Seed Adam Corcoran brought Sam Exelby’s
tremendous giant killing run to a halt with an entertaining
but tough 3-0 victory, taking 43 minutes to set up an
interesting Final with Finch tomorrow
Kyle Finch (Hants) bt Tom Walsh (Sussex) 15/13 11/6 11/5 28m
Adam Corcoran (Hants) bt Sam Exelby (Surrey) 11/5 11/9 13/11
In a remarkable coincidence – perhaps or perhaps not linked
with the Halloween weekend.... the two winning semi
finalists Jasmine Hutton and Elise Lazarus won
by the identical score lines of 11/6 11/9 11/7. Hutton
beating El Kalaawy and Lazarus ending the run of Amy Jones.
Jasmine Hutton (Dorset) bt El Kakaawy (Surrey) 11/6 11/9
Elise Lazarus (Essex) bt Amy Jones (Bucks) 11/6 11/9 11/7
Saturday morning at the NSC
Boys Under 17s
Top seed James Peach won his third round match beating
5/8 seed Jack Martell, both players showed great technique
and power throughout the match. Second seed Patrick Rooney
was up against 9/16 seed Charlie Lee, Lee played some
excellent squash but unfortunately was not quite strong
enough to beat Rooney who played superbly and won 3-0 in
just 24 minutes.
Boys Under 19s
a testing and event filled match, number one seed Richie
Fallows had to work extremely hard to fight off 5/8 seed
George Parker. The game lasted a staggering 95 minutes with
Parker winning the first game, but Fallows clawed his way
back to a 3-1 victory. Also in the boys under 19s category
5/8 seed Joshua Masters was beaten by 3/4 seed Lyell Fuller
Girls Under 17s
All top seeds performed as expected and sailed in to the 4th
round of The British Junior Open, top seed Georgina Kennedy
will play 3/4 seed Elin Harlow in the next stage of the
competition. Both 9/16 seeds Hayley Openshaw-Blower and
Tayla Mounter fought it out for five exciting games with
Openshaw-Blower stealing a 3-2 win.
Girls Under 19s
Un-seeded player Joanna Lord lost in the third round of the
competition to 9/16 seed Eleanor Lake, Lake pulled out all
the stops to win the match 3-0 in just 15 minutes. 9/16 seed
Rhianne O’Donnell played 9/16 seed Lucy Pallet, the match
was close as expected, but O’Donnell upped her game and
secured a 3-1 win.
SATURDAY AT THE NORTHERN – MORNING MATCHES
The battle intensified at the Northern on Saturday morning
with players looking to progress to the semi finals
Unseeded Ben Sockett (Yorks) continued his impressive form
coming through against 9/16 seed Marcus Tranter (Oxon) 12/10
10/12 9/11 11/9 11/9 to set up a semi final meeting with
fellow Yorkshireman Sam Todd seeded 2, who beat Srikar
Mummidi (Wales) 3-1 in 28 minutes. Top seed Jared Carter
(Hants) wasted little time despatching Harry Anderson (Yorks)
11/3 11/4 11/3, to play Nathan Mead (Warks) who beat Perry
Malik (Sussex)3-0 according to seeding.
All the seeds in the top half secured their places in the
next round. No 1 seed Eve Coxon from Oxfordshire made short
work of her 3rd round match with Eleri Rowlands (Wales)
winning 3-0 in just 12 minutes. 2nd seed Kiera Marshell from
Gloucestershire took slightly longer to beat Margot Prow (Middx)
by the same scoreline in 22 minutes.
No 1 seed Kyle Finch (Hants) booked his Semi Final space
with a comfortable 3-0 win over Alex Engstrom (Middx) 11/5
11/4 11/3 and will play ¾ seed Tom Walsh (Sussex) who beat
Daniel Harrison (Cumbria) by the same 3-0 margin. The bottom
half of the draw has really opened up as unseeded Sam Exelby
(Surrey) followed up his fine wins of yesterday by beating
5/8 seed James Wyatt (Bucks) 11/9 11/7 12/10 in a 43 minute
match. Sam will meet ¾ seed Adam Corcoran (Hants) who beat
Michael Mattimore (Numb) 3-0 in 36 minutes.
Another upset came when 5/8 seed Amy Jones (Bucks) took out
2nd seed Lucy Turmel (Suffolk) 3-0 in 17 minutes 11/9 11/7
12/10, she will now play ¾ seed Elise Lazarus who ended
Amber Marshall ‘s fine run, beating her 3-0 in 14 minutes.
No problems for top seed Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) as she beat
Carys Jones (Glos) 3-0. Jasmine will play ¾ Rawan El Kalaawy
(Surrey) who beat Anna Young (Worcs) 11/6 7/11 11/5 11/5 in
at the NSC
Under 17s Boys
Number 1 seed James Peach played his way in to the third
round comfortably, displaying some fantastic squash he will
play 9/16 seed Charlie Lee in the third round. Number 2 seed
Patrick Rooney fought off the competition and sailed in to
the third round, his opponent will be 5/8 seed Jack Martell.
3/4 seed Bradley Masters had a tough test against unseeded
Harry Falconer, who played admirably but could not quite
make it past Master, who will go into the quarter finals to
play 5/8 seed Laurence Green.
Under 19s Boys
Qualifier James Evans triumphed against 9/16 seed Andrew
Taylor, the match went to an exhausting 5 games. Top seed
Richie Fallows held his position at number 1 and will be
playing 5/8 seed George Parker in the third round. Number 2
seed Angus Gilliam’s won all his matches comfortably and
will be joining Richie in the next round.
Under 17s Girls
Megan Kaye from Yorkshire put in a superb performance
against 9/16 seed Beth Parker, beating the seeded player 3-1
in a 25 minute match. Top seed Georgina Kennedy beat
qualifier Amber Peacey 3-0 in just sixteen minutes,
comfortably securing her place in the competition. Number 2
seed Amelia Henley showed that she was an exceptional talent
making it in to the third round with ease.
Under 19s Girls
9/16 seed Natasha Burret was surprisingly beaten by
qualifier Joanna Lord in an action pact 4 game match lasting
25 minutes. The other 9/16 seed in the girls under 19s
competition Rhianne O’Donnell played some phenomenal squash
beating 3/4 seed Katrina Burrows in a nail biting match,
O’Donnell winning 3-2. Top seed Anna Kimberley triumphed in
her 2nd round match and will be playing 9/16 seed Jessica
Winder in the 3rd round.
Under 17s Boys:
In the boys under 17s category, 1st seed James Peach and 2nd
seed Patrick Rooney displayed some excellent squash in their
first round matches which saw them comfortably into the
second round. However there was a surprise result, qualifier
Cameron Ward beat 9/16 seed Ben Turmel in a competitive 86
Under 19s Boys:
In the boys under 19 category, top seed Richie Fallows
breezed through the first round beating qualifier Joseph
Yerrell 3-0. 2nd seed Anugus Gilliams started his 2013
Tecnifibre British Junior Championships with an exceptional
win, beating Jeremey Harris 3-0. The first upset of the day
came when Merseyside’s own Connor Sheen took out 9/16 seed
Oliver Turner in a gruelling and skill filled 49 minute
Under 17s Girls:
So far in the under 17s girls category the draw is going to
plan with no surprising results, all seeds doing their jobs
and wining comfortably. Top seed Georgina Kennedy is about
to undertake her first match of the 2013 Championships by
taking on 9/16 seed Amber Peacey.
Saturday NSC Schedule
after Day TWO
Venue and Contact
Schedule and Venues
The National Squash Centre and The Northern Squash
Club will see 300 ferociously competitive players over
four days, from 01 to03 November.
All qualifying rounds will be played at The Northern Squash
Club on Thursday 31st September.
Main draws will start at 9am on Friday 1st November with the
Boys and Girls Under 13/15 being played in full at the
Northern Squash Club in Didsbury while the Boys and Girls
Under 17/19 play at the National Squash Centre.
Finals are scheduled for Sunday afternoon, all spectators
wishing to watch the best junior players in the country are
invited to attend the event free of charge.
Seeds fall at the Northern
Arriving at the northern 8.15am bang, bang the sound of ball
against wall from the eager young squash players warming up
prior to the start of the tournament at 9am.
The top half of the girls under 13 all went to seeding until
Jordan Corlett (Cumbria) beat the 9/16 seed Gabriella Barton
(Derbyshire) 3-1 11/7 11/5 4/11 12/10 in 21 minutes. No
upsets in the bottom half and all the seeds through to the
The boys under 13 first round followed in similar fashion to
the girls with just one result not going to seed when Ben
Socket (Yorkshire) beat ¾ seed Richard Hall (Cheshire) 3-0
11/7 11/6 11/4 in 20minutes.
Next up the Girls under 15s and two seeds fell at the first
hurdle Amber Marshall took 35 minutes to beat the 5/8 seed
Georgia Webster (Northumbria) 4-1 11/7 9/11 12/10 11/7.Katie
Wells (Lincolnshire) next on court 6 dispatched 9/16 seed
Bethany Currid (Sussex) in three games 11/8 11/0 11/4 in
just 16 minutes.
The biggest upset of the day came in the boys under 15 when
second seed Curtis Malik (Sussex) was soundly beaten by Sam
Exelby (Surrey) 3-0 11/6 11/6 11/3 in 27 minutes. Another
shock was when a qualifier Aaron Allpress (Essex) beat Hari
Major (Wales) a 9/16 seed 11/7 13/11 11/8 in 24 minutes.
Both 5/8 seeds in the top half of the girls under 13 were
beaten in their second round matches. 9/16 seed Eleri
Rowlands(Wales) took out Torri Malik (Sussex) in 4, 11/9
7/11 11/5 11/8 in 23 minutes. Jordan Collett (Cumbria)
maintained her fine form when beating Lucy Green
(Warwickshire) in the first five setter of this year’s under
13 girls championship, 11/4 8/11 9/11 11/6 13/11 in 30
Nyah Williams(Hertfordshire) the 5/8 seed fended off a stern
challenge from Katie Jones (Wales) the 9/16 seed 16/14 in
the fifth full game score 7/11 11/9 13/11 6/11 16/14 in 31
minutes, Top two seeds Eve Coxon (Oxfordshire) 1 seed and
2nd seed Kiera Marshall both progressed in regimental
The longest match of the day and the first five setter in
the boys under 13 saw Perry Malik (Sussex) seeded 9/16 beat
3/4 seed Jack Mitterer (Kent) 11/6 10/12 4/11 11/6 14/12 in
41 minutes. Ben Socket (Yorkshire) conqueror of the number ¾
seed Richard Hill in the first round followed up with a
powerful three love victory against Scotland’s Alasdair
Prott 9/16 seed in 16 minutes 11/7 11/4 11/2.
Unseeded Amber Marshal knocked out 9/16 seed Abbigail Hurd
(Dorset) after beating the 5/8 seed Georgia Webster
(Northumbria) in the first round this morning, Score 12/10
11/8 11/9 in 24 minutes. Jasmine Hutton and Lucy Turmel the
1&2 seeds respectively are still on course to meet in the
Alex Engstrom (Middlesex) carried on where he left off this
morning by beating Yousef Forster (Yorkshire) the 5/8 seed
3-0 11/5 14/12 11/4 in 31 minutes to set up a third round
match with number one seed Kyle Finch.
Lewis Southward (Yorkshire) 9/16 seed fell to the inform Sam
Exelby (Surrey) who dispatched second seed Curtis Malik
(Sussex) in the previous round 3-0 11/5 11/7 11/5 in 23
Top British Juniors in Manchester
will once again play host to the Tecnifibre British
Junior Championships, the first major junior event of
the season, from the 1st November [yes, the same time as
Men's Worlds at Manchester Central!].
We will see the best junior players from the UK come
together to fight for the chance to become National
Champion. This event has become most prestigious since its
inception, and is now celebrated as the largest domestic
junior tournament on the circuit.
In the Boys Under 19 category, Richie Fallows (Essex)
comes in as top seed, he will be aiming to claim the Don
Sanderson Trophy with his last attempt before he moves out
of the juniors. Ready to stand in the way of Fallows
reaching the trophy is number two seed Angus Gillams
(Hertfordshire) who reached the semi finals at last year’s
Lying in wait for a chance at the title are 3/4 seeds
Lyell Fuller (Devon) and Ashley Davies
In the Girls Under 19 category top seed Anna Kimberley
(Essex) who came third in the 2013 English Junior
Championships is fighting for her first national title.
Ready to challenge Kimberley for the crown is second seed
and runner up of the English Junior Championships Nada El
Kalaawy (Surrey). Hoping to cause an upset will be
current Girls U17 English Junior Champion Lily Taylor
(Leicestershire) and Katrina Burrows (Merseyside) who
occupy the 3/4 seeded positions.
the Boys Under 17 category, number one seed James Peach
(Yorkshire) will be fighting to get his first National
title, whereas the number two seed Patrick Rooney
(Merseyside) will be hoping to complete a season double as
he is reigning English Junior Champion.
The Girls U17 competition looks to be an epic battle between
county compatriots, defending champion and top seed
Georgina Kennedy (Kent), and 2012 U15 Junior Champion,
number two seed Amelia Henley (Kent).
The Boys Under 15s will see top seeds Kyle Finch
(Hampshire) and Curtis Malik (Sussex) reignite their
battle for a national title, Malik took the U13 title when
they faced off in the final two years ago and Finch will be
hoping history doesn’t repeat itself.
In the Girls Under 15 category, top two seeds Jasmine
Hutton (Sussex) and Lucy Turmel (Suffolk) will
have their work cut out for them, with 3/4 seed, and last
year’s Girls U13 British junior champion Elise Lazarus
(Essex) looking to steal the crown.
If the top seeds have their way we may see a repeat of the
Boys U13 English Junior Championships final and see top seed
Jared Carter (Hampshire) take on English U11 Champion
Sam Todd (Yorkshire).
For the Girls U13s the top seeds Eve Coxon
(Oxfordshire) and Kiera Marshall (Worcestershire)
will both be aiming to claim their first National Title.