Sun 3rd, Day TWO
Another hectic day in Sheffield with matches
all day at Abbeydale and Hallamshire as the
quarter-finalists were decided in seven of
the eight events.
Abbeydale it was a good day for the
hosts as five English players made it
through top the last eight of the U19
In the Boys' draw Patrick Rooney and James
Peach justified their 5/8 seedings while
Kyle Finch turned in a fine display, beating
his 3/4 seeded Pakistani opponent 11/0 in
the fourth and final game. Rooney and Finch
meet in the quarters, guaranteeing a home
joined by Egyptian trio of Yoyussef Soliman,
Saadeldin Abouaish and Karim Desouky, plus
Finland's Miko Ainanen and Malaydian second
seed Eain Yow Ng who survived an hour-plus
five-setter against Japan's Ryunosuke Tsukue.
the Girls' draw Gina Kennedy and Amelia
Henley both won in four games to progress to
a quarter-final lineup featuring all the top
seeds, with Egyptian players Nouran Gohar
(the defending champion who beat birthday
girl Mari Taylor), Mayar Hany, Nadine Shahin
and Zeina Mickawy all winning comfortable to
keep alive the prospect of all-Egyptian
Boys' U5 event was dominated by Egyptian
players as all six of their entrants won
through to the last eight, and with four of
them in the top half an Egyptian finalist is
the bottom half of the draw Viktor Byrtus of
the Czech Republic upset the seedings to
beat Jared Carter.
The Girls' U17 quarter-finalists will be
decided tomorrow morning.
At Hallamshire the U17 and U13 events
produced a number of upsets, and a number of
The Boys' U17 went mostly to seeding
with today's four Egyptian winners set to
take on four different nationalities in each
of the quarter-finals.
Egyptians also secured places in each of the
Girls' U17 quarters, as Hong Kong's
Nga Ching Cheng and England's Jasmine Hutton
gatecrashed the last eight. Hutton came from
a game down to beat 3/4 seed Siv Subramanian
in four games while Cheng beat fellow
non-seed Katrina Tyma also in four games.
Seven of the top eight seeds including top
seed Sam Todd and two more English players
won through to the Boys' U13 last
eight, as did India's Neel Joshi who took
out second seed Mohamed Mostafa in five
The Girls' U13 draw also saw seven of the
top seeds progress.
Sat 2nd Jan, Day ONE
As ever it was a busy first day in Sheffield
with all age groups in action over three
clubs, matches starting at 9am and finishing
were two rounds in the U19 categories
at Abbeydale as the last sixteens were
In the Boys section fifteen of the top seeds
won through, the exception being India's
Sandeep Ramachandran who now meets top
British hope Patrick Rooney for a place in
was a similar story in the Girls section, as
unseeded American Casey Wong came
from two-nil down to beat Cristina Gomez to
join the remaining fifteen top seeds in
At Hallamshire two rounds were played in
both U17 categories with no major
upsets, although four 9/16 seeds fell in the
Girls' draw and two unseeded Pakistanis made
it through in the Boys section.
At the other end of the age scale the
Boys U13 saw all the seeded players
through to the last sixteen, including
England's top seed Sam Todd.
The remaining events will see two rounds
played tomorrow as the quarter-finalists are
decided in seven of the eight events (the
exception being the Girls' U15).