HUMBERSIDES JUNIOR SQUASH ELITE IN THE REGIONS 2012 ANNUAL SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP.
This weekend saw the 2012 annual Eon Humberside Junior Squash Championship held at Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands avenue, Hull.
Players from all over the Humber region were drawn into age groups starting at U9 through to the U19s.
Over 60 players competed in the event with all the finals being played Saturday afternoon.
It was a great chance for the youngest competitors playing in the same event and against some of the top juniors in the country.
The Humber Junior Squash Academy, which has taken some of the youngsters to top national rankings during its 6 year existence, organised the event. Attending and supporting the event was James Earles the British Junior U19 champion recently turned professional. James said “it was great to see the top area players compete in this great area championship. It is just what the younger players need, to be able see what they can achieve with a bit of dedication”.
The event saw many great matches with Morgan Wild playing his best ever squash pushing the eventual Boys U13 winner and nationally ranked James Crowther to a hard fought 4 set match in the semis. James also had to beat Thomas Earles in the final in an equally exiting match 3-1.
The top 20 England ranked Aisha Forster was up against Lydia Robinson (only 10years old) in the final of the Girls U13 category. Aisha played her best squash and won 3-0, but Lydia is definitely one for the future!
The Girls U15 was won by Lucy Soulby the highest national ranked player in the event. (National No.7 in the Girls U13). Lucy showed why she is so highly ranked with a no nonsense performance to win all her matches 3-0.
The Boys U17 was a top draw event with Yusef Forster (Aisha’s brother) continuing his rise in the national rankings (now no. 20 U15) playing James Robinson, also playing some great squash at the moment. Yusef just turning 14 years old last week showed his tremendous potential and maturity winning a quality match 3-1 to take the title.
The Girls U17 was won by Zoe Kaiser, a very strong player in the English circuit again, playing up an age group was too strong for her competitors to take the title.
The event was finished with Sam Haycock taking on Nathan Kaiser in the Boys U19 final. The first 2 sets were a battle of attrition before Sam found the key to the trophy by playing some great winning squash in the 3rd set to take the title 3-0.
Sponsors Eon Visual Media Ltd again applauded all the competitors for the spirit and effort they gave in the event and have once again committed to sponsor the event next year.
Andy Cockerill director of the Humber Junior Squash Academy said “this is an exiting time for the sport and the children, with the Academy hosting one of the top national junior events in February next year leading up to the pinnacle of the squash world ---The Allam British Open coming to the KC Stadium in May 2013. We have some extremely good juniors playing county, regional and national level.”
This weekend saw another group of youngsters starting to climb the ladder to emulate our current elite.
Lexie Ogram, Ted Payne, Zac Toes, Jacob Earles, Molly Crowther, Harriet Power, Amira Forster, Katie Allcock, Harry Kneeshaw and Nick Clark.
|U9||Lexie Ogram||Ted Payne|
|U11 Girls||Molly Crowther||Harriet Power|
|U11 Boys||Zac Toes||Jacob Earles|
|U13 Girls - Plate||Katie Allcock||Amira Forster|
|U13 Girls||Aisha Forster||Lydia Robinson|
|U13 Boys - Plate||Nick Clark||Harry Kneeshaw|
|U13 Boys||James Crowther||Thomas Earles|
|U15 Girls||Lucy Soulby||Lucy Pritchard|
|U15 Boys||Matty Power||Andy Brown|
|U17 Girls||Zoe Kaiser||Jessie Clutterbrook|
|U17 Boys||Yusef Forster||James Robinson|
|U19 Boys||Sam Haycock||Nathan Kaiser|
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