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.
|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