Essex Junior Open delivers on promise of super squash weekend

The Essex Junior Open promised and delivered a veritable feast of quality squash at the weekend cementing its position as the county’s number one event.

With another record-breaking entry, the action on six courts at The Garrison in Colchester was non-stop over two days of full-on action for the event, sponsored again by our favourite London law firm, EC3 /Legal

Superbly run by Karen Selby, David Harris and Lauren Selby, and ably supported by the Essex Junior Squash Committee plus a brilliantl team of helpers, the event ran like clockwork producing trophy winners from an amazing EIGHT different counties.

Harry Kitchens (U-15) and Joe Blackmur (U-17) flew the flag for Essex both producing exceptional squash as they won their age groups. Harry, from Southend, was a veritable ball of energy as he marched through the early rounds before using his considerable array of shots in the final to take down Edward Wheeler from Cambridgeshire 3-0.

Kingswood’s Joe faced Essex team-mate Conor Adams in a fascinating final with both players producing high quality squash. Conor led 1-0 and 2-1 thanks to a combination of intelligent play and remarkable athleticism. But Joe held his nerve, took the 4th 11-8 and finished a tough weekend’s work winning the 5th 11-6.

Our Facebook account has published an brilliant gallery of photographs from the event, and we reproduce a selection below. Click HERE for the main gallery.

Trophy Winners

Girls U11 R/Up Renitha Srindran – Essex
Girls U11 Winner Ella Tunon – Kent
Boys U11 Plate R/up Luke Scott-Stevens – Essex
Boys U11 Plate Winner Arjan Virdi – Middx
Boys U11 R/up Jude Gibbins – Kent
Boys U11 Winner Thomas Greengrass – Sussex
Girls U13 R/Up Jodie Dowe – Norfolk
Girls U13 Winner Danni Kalar – Berkshire
Boys U13 Plate R/up Hugo Andersson – Suffolk
Boys U13 Plate Winner James Carman – Middx
Boys U13 R/up Harry Martin – Essex
Boys U13 Winner Max Tunon – Kent
Girls U15 Plate R/up Kirstie Johnson – Norfolk
Girls U15 Plate Winner Hattie Callen – Essex
Girls U15 R/Up Emma Bartley – Suffolk
Girls U15 Winner Ellis Miller – Cambridgeshire
Boys U15 Plate R/up Joel Braddock – Essex
Boys U15 Plate Winner Danyal Razzaq – Sussex
Boys U15 R/up Edward Wheeler – Cambridgeshire
Boys U15 Winner Harry Kitchens – Essex
Girls U17 R/Up Casey Miller – Cambridgeshire
Girls U17 Winner Margot Prow – Middx
Boys U17 Plate R/up Clayton Hunt – Essex
Boys U17 Plate Winner Owen Ledger – Hertfordshire
Boys U17 R/up Conor Adams – Essex
Boys U17 Winner Joseph Blackmur- Essex

FULL LIST OF RESULTS

Boys Under 11   Boys Under 13   Boys Under 15   Boys Under 17

Girls U11 Group 1   Girls U11 Group 2   Girls U11 Play-Offs

Girls U13 Group 1   Girls U13 Group 2   Girls U13 Play-Offs

Girls U15 Girls   U17 Group 1   Girls U17 Group 2   Girls U17 Play-Offs