YUSUF SHEIKH lived up to his number one seeding at last weekend’s Silver event at Ipswich marching to the winners’ trophy without dropping a single game.
The Essex junior, who is coached by Dave Webster at the Connaught Club in Chingford, opened his account with a comfortable, quick-fire 3-0 win over club-mate Palmer Deville and continued in that fashion defeating Joe Pannel (Hants), Alex Banhidai (Essex), Alexander Broadbridge (Hants) and Yorkshire’s Alec Tomlinson to claim the title.
Alice Green came within an ace of claiming the girls’ Under-19 crown narrowly missing out on claiming the prized scalp of home favourite and number one seed, Lucy Turmel. The two England team-mates traded point for point throughout a gripping final that eventually went in Lucy’s favour 11-7 in the fifth.
Aaron Allpress (Under-19) and Ollie Green (Under-17) both finished in fifth spot in their respective age groups and there were other notable Essex performances from Ellie Hewes (5th U-17); Eleonor White (7th U17) and Aliza Sheikh (7th U15).
Emma Bartley, who trains with the Off The Wall Squash Academy in Colchester, won the Girls’ Under-15 title representing her home county Suffolk.
Essex Results:
Under-13 Girls: Renitha Srindran 7th; Amelie Brooke 12th; Laura Newton 13th; Leah Brooke 19th; Manuela Horscroft 22nd.
Under-13 Boys: Yusuf Sheikh 1st; Alex Banhidai 8th; Palmer Deville 29th.
Under-15 Girls: Aliza Sheikh 7th; Olivia Broderick 20th.
Under-15 Boys: Joe Braddock 12th; Zaid Mushtaq 16th; Mikey Tallentire 22nd; Harry Martin 25th.
Under 17 Girls: Ellie Hewes 6th; Eleonor White 7th; Amy Aspinall 15th.
Under-17 Boys: Ollie Green 5th; Harry Kitchens 14th; Tim Bacon 20th; Travis Tatum 21; Sujan Srindran 22nd; Josh Stinsom 23rd; Flynn McKennon 32nd.
Under-19 Girls: 2nd Alice Green.
Under-19 Boys: Aaron Allpress 5th.
The completed draws with every match result are available from the links below.
Girls’ Winner Girls’ Runner-up Boys’ Winner Boys’ Runner-up
Under 13 Francesca Hall (Yorks) Natalie Main (Beds) Yusuf Sheikh (Essex) Alec Tomlinson (Yorks)
Under 15 Emma Bartley (Suffolk) Anje Bryant (Sussex) Muhammad Khan (Staffs) Franklyn Smith (Sussex)
Under 17 Maia Pannell (Hamps) Amber Copley (Yorks) Max Forster (Northumbria) Ben Smith (Lincs)
Under 19 Lucy Turmel (Suffolk) Alice Green (Essex) Curtis Malik (Sussex) James Wyatt (Surrey)
Curtis Malik with ISC Head Pro Emily Ison
Lucy Turmel
Max Forster
Anje Bryant and Emma Bartley