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British Junior Championships 2022

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 British Junior U19 Nationals 2022, Abbeydale Squash & Fitness Club, Sheffield, England

British Junior U19 Championships 2022
Men's Results
27 - 30 Oct

Sheffield, England

Final:
[1] Finnlay Withington (Lancs) bt [2] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) 3-2: 11-13, 16-18, 11-6, 11-6, 11-7

Semi-finals:
[1] Finnlay Withington (Lancs) bt [3/4] Abdallah Eissa (Warwicks) 12-10, 11-4, 11-8
[2] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) bt [3/4] Rhys Evans (Wales) 14-12, 11-6, 11-3

Quarter-finals:
[1] Finnlay Withington (Lancs) bt [5/8] Yusuf Sheikh (Essex) 11-5, 11-9, 11-4
[3/4] Abdallah Eissa (Warwicks) bt [5/8] Caleb Boy (Kent) 11-8, 11-5, 11-5
[3/4] Rhys Evans (Wales) bt [5/8] Jack O'Flynn (Ireland) 11-2, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7
[2] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) bt [9/12] Heston Malik (Sussex) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4

3rd round:
[1] Finnlay Withington (Lancs) bt Harvey McIntyre (Kent) 11-0, 9-11, 11-2, 11-0
[5/8] Yusuf Sheikh (Essex) bt [9/12] Kriss Kasunda (ENG) 11-7, 12-10, 11-1
[5/8] Caleb Boy (Kent) bt [9/12] Kyle Penman (Scotland) 8-11, 8-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-3
[3/4] Abdallah Eissa (Warwicks) bt [13/16] Rory Richmond (Scotland) 11-2, 11-2, 12-10
[3/4] Rhys Evans (Wales) bt Jamie Brown (Essex) 11-8, 11-6, 12-10
[5/8] Jack O'Flynn (Ireland) bt [9/12] Bailey Malik (Sussex) 6-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
[9/12] Heston Malik (Sussex) bt [5/8] George Porter (ENG) 12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9
[2] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) bt James Carman (Middx) 11-4, 11-7, 11-6

2nd round:
[1] Finnlay Withington (Lancs) bt Alec Tomlinson (ENG) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4
Harvey McIntyre (Kent) bt [13/16] Joshua Payne (Yorks) 11-8, 12-10, 11-7
[9/12] Kriss Kasunda (ENG) bt Joel Braddock (Essex) 11-7, 11-5, 11-5
[5/8] Yusuf Sheikh (Essex) bt Thomas Greengrass (ENG) 11-5, 11-9, 11-8
[5/8] Caleb Boy (Kent) bt Oliver Ramsay (ENG) 11-6, 11-2, 11-3
[9/12] Kyle Penman (Scotland) bt Elliot Kelly (Ireland) 11-4, 11-3, 11-9
[13/16] Rory Richmond (Scotland) bt Charles Keeble (ENG) 9-11, 13-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8
[3/4] Abdallah Eissa (Warwicks) bt Ben Gibson (ENG) 11-4, 11-3, 11-2
[3/4] Rhys Evans (Wales) bt Fergus Hunt (ENG) 11-4, 11-6, 11-3
Jamie Brown (Essex) bt Stanley Sykes (Essex) 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9
[9/12] Bailey Malik (Sussex) bt Jack Mahon (Cornwall) 11-8, 11-9, 11-6
[5/8] Jack O'Flynn (Ireland) bt Gabriel Cox (ENG) 11-8, 12-10, 11-9
[5/8] George Porter (ENG) bt Thomas Ramsay (Cambs) 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-6
[9/12] Heston Malik (Sussex) bt Joe Pannell (ENG) 5-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-9, 11-7
James Carman (Middx) bt [13/16] Christopher Chak (Surrey) 11-2, 11-8, 13-11
[2] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) bt Evan Davies-Clarke (WAL) 11-5, 7-11, 11-3, 11-6

1st round:
[1] Finnlay Withington (Lancs) bye
Alec Tomlinson (ENG) bt Dylan Pearman (Scotland) 11-5, 11-1, 11-4
Harvey McIntyre (Kent) bye
[13/16] Joshua Payne (Yorks) bye
[9/12] Kriss Kasunda (ENG) bye
Joel Braddock (Essex) bt Ben Jones (J) (ENG) 11-3, 11-0, 11-1
Thomas Greengrass (ENG) bt Leon Maudgil (Middx) 11-2, 11-5, 11-2
[5/8] Yusuf Sheikh (Essex) bye
[5/8] Caleb Boy (Kent) bye
Oliver Ramsay (ENG) bt Oscar Lambert 11-6, 11-1, 11-7
Elliot Kelly (Ireland) bye
[9/12] Kyle Penman (Scotland) bye
[13/16] Rory Richmond (Scotland) bye
Charles Keeble (ENG) bt Finlay Halton (SCO) 11-2, 11-7, 11-6
Ben Gibson (ENG) bt Finlay Stott 11-2, 11-3, 11-0
[3/4] Abdallah Eissa (Warwicks) bye
[3/4] Rhys Evans (Wales) bye
Fergus Hunt (ENG) bt Edward Bidder (ENG) 11-8, 11-6, 11-4
Stanley Sykes (Essex) bt William KT Ma 11-2, 11-2, 11-6
Jamie Brown (Essex) bye
[9/12] Bailey Malik (Sussex) bye
Jack Mahon (Cornwall) bye
Gabriel Cox (ENG) bt Benjamin Pang 11-6, 11-0, 11-0
[5/8] Jack O'Flynn (Ireland) bye
[5/8] George Porter (ENG) bye
Thomas Ramsay (Cambs) bt Oliver Cann (Wales) 11-1, 11-5, 11-3
Joe Pannell (ENG) bt Max Newton (ENG) 11-1, 11-1, 11-0
[9/12] Heston Malik (Sussex) bye
[13/16] Christopher Chak (Surrey) bye
James Carman (Middx) bt Zain Qureshi 11-3, 11-0, 11-4
Evan Davies-Clarke (WAL) bt Finley Coote (ENG) 11-3, 11-8, 11-2
[2] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) bye

British Junior U19 Championships 2022
Women's Results
27 - 30 Oct

Sheffield, England

Final:
[1] Torrie Malik (Sussex) bt [2] Asia Harris (Yorks) 3-0: 15-13, 12-10, 11-7

Semi-finals:
[1] Torrie Malik (Sussex) bt [3/4] Layla Johnson (Yorks) 11-4, 11-5, 11-1
[2] Asia Harris (Yorks) bt [3/4] Isabel McCullough (Kent) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3

Quarter-finals:
[1] Torrie Malik (Sussex) bt [5/8] Olivia Besant (Hants) 11-1, 11-3, 14-12
[3/4] Layla Johnson (Yorks) bt [5/8] Alyx Kelleher (Wales) 11-4, 11-3, 5-11, 11-4
[3/4] Isabel McCullough (Kent) bt [5/8] Anna Halliday (Scotland) 11-5, 11-8, 11-6
[2] Asia Harris (Yorks) bt [5/8] Lara Newton (Essex) 11-5, 11-1, 11-1

1st round:
[1] Torrie Malik (Sussex) bt Eva Manson (ENG) 11-4, 11-3, 11-1
[5/8] Olivia Besant (Hants) bt Emily Jones (Warwicks) 11-9, 11-1, 11-8
[5/8] Alyx Kelleher (Wales) bt Annabelle Satow (ENG) 11-6, 11-2, 11-8
[3/4] Layla Johnson (Yorks) bt Sophie Hill (ENG) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
[3/4] Isabel McCullough (Kent) bt Hannah Rowley (Glos) 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
[5/8] Anna Halliday (Scotland) bt Sophie Bolland (Wilts) 11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9
[5/8] Lara Newton (Essex) bt Rowan Niven (Scotland) 11-1, 11-7, 11-7
[2] Asia Harris (Yorks) bt Ellie Thomas (Surrey) 11-1, 11-5, 11-3
 

British Junior Championships 2022
Other Age Groups
27 - 30 Oct

Sheffield, England

U17 Final
[1] Amelie Haworth (Hants) bt [2] Ellie Breach (WAL) 3-2: 11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3

Girls U15 Final
[3/4] Mariam Eissa (Warks) bt [1] Emily Coulcher-Porter (Bucks) 3-1: 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5

Girls U13 Final
[2] Ameerah Ismail (Warks) bt [3/4] Phoebe Griffiths (Hants) 3-1: 11-8, 11-8, 4-11, 11-6

Girls U11 Final
[1] Nadiya Ismail (Warks) bt [3/4] Charlotte Hall (Warks) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-6

British Junior Championships 2022
Mixed U9 Result
27 - 30 Oct

Sheffield, England

Inaugaral Mixed U9 Final
[1] Thomas Earwicker (Surrey) bt [13/15] James Bissett 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-5

REPORTS

Withington and Malik Victorious At British Junior Championships

The 2022 British Junior Championships came to its conclusion on Sunday, with top seeds Finnlay Withington (Lancs) and Torrie Malik (Sussex) lifting the Boys and Girls U19 Don Sanderson trophies in Sheffield.

The U19 boys final saw top seed Withington face the number two seed Jonah Bryant (Sussex) for the title, a pairing that was part of the winning England team at the WSF World Junior Team championships earlier this year.


Finnlay Withington (Lancs)

Bryant started the stronger of the two, and took the first game on a tie-break 13-11, before then furthering his advantage after a gruelling second game tie-break. In a game that had 34 points, it was the No.2 seed from Sussex that claimed it 18-16. However, Withington was not to be denied; the Lancastrian fought back to win both the third and fourth games by an 11-6 score line, before then taking the final game 11-7.

Withington said: “Great weekend trophy hunting. I’m really happy to slide across the line and so much credit to Jonah for a tough final. I couldn’t do it without my support team, so thank you!”

He was joined in the winners’ circle by Torrie Malik (Sussex), who got the better of No.2 seed Asia Harris (Yorks) in the Girls U19 category to secure her fifth British National title. Like the boys’ final, the first two games both went to tie-breaks, but it was Malik that came out on top. She claimed the first 15-13, before a 12-10 score line in the second also went her way. Malik then confidently sealed her victory with an 11-7 in the third game.

Malik said: “I’m so happy to have claimed my fifth British National title, especially as it’s my last one as a junior! I can’t thank Team Malik enough for the constant support. This win was for you Sumner, I love you millions.”

The Girls U17 final was yet another that went the distance, with top seed Amelie Haworth (Hants) getting the better of Ellie Breach (WAL) in a fifth and final game. Haworth found herself behind after three games, but fought back, dropping just nine points over the last two games to secure the victory. She was joined by Alex Broadbridge (Hants) as the U17 winners, as the Hampshire man lost just eight points against Archie Turnbull (WAL) in the Boys U17 final.


Torrie Malik (Sussex)

A thrilling five-game battle came in the Boys U15 final, as top seed Ronnie Hickling (Surrey) got the better of Ismail Khalil (Warks) to take the crown. After winning the first game on a tie-break, Hickling then found himself 2-1 down, but a quick-fire 11-1 win in the fourth saw him draw level. He then went on to take the deciding game 11-4.

Mariam Eissa (Warks) caused an upset in the Girls U15 category at Abbeydale, as she defeated top seed Emily Coulcher-Porter (Bucks) to lift the trophy. Eissa won the first two games with an 11-6 scoreline, before losing out in the third. She regrouped, though, to win the fourth 11-5 and take the title.

Top seed Zack Greengrass (Sussex) was victorious in the Boys U13 final. He led twice in his match-up with No.2 seed Ali Khalil (Warks), including taking the third game 12-10, but saw the Warwickshire man fight back. Greengrass eventually got over the line, winning the fifth game 11-7.

The Girls U17 title went to Ameerah Ismail (Warks), after she beat 3/4 seed Phoebe Griffiths (Hants) in the final. Griffiths had downed top seed Fearne Copley (Yorks) in the last four, but she was unable to keep that form going into the final. Ismail won in four to secure the victory.

One of the more interesting match-ups on finals day in Sheffield saw twin brothers Finley and Oscar Brown (Leics) go head-to-head for the Boys U11 prize. In the end, it was top seed Finley that beat Oscar to take the title, winning two tie-breaks in a four-game battle.

The Girls U11 final went the way of Nadiya Ismail (Warks), as she defeated Charlotte Hall (Warks) to claim the crown. Ismail dropped just twelve points en route to the title. The Mixed U9 final was also won in straight games, as top seed Thomas Earwicker (Surrey) defeated 13/15 seed James Bissett 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.
 
27-29 October Reports

Top seeds advance to 2022 British Junior Championships finals

All but one of the top seeds across 11 age categories have advanced to Sunday’s finals of the 2022 British Junior Championships in Sheffield.


Finnlay Withington (Lancs)

In the Boys U19 competition, top seed Finnlay Withington (Lancs) overcame 3/4 seed Abd-Allah Eissa (Warks) to secure his spot in the final at Abbeydale Squash & Fitness Club following a straight games win. The Lancastrian took the first on a tie-break, before going on to secure the victory. He will face Jonah Bryant (Sussex) after the no.2 seed got the better of Rhys Evans (Wales) in the last four.

Likewise, the Girls U19 competition will see the top two seeds face off in the final. Defending champion Torrie Malik (Sussex) dropped just ten points to power past Layla Johnson (Yorks), while No.2 seed Asia Harris (Yorks) got the better of Isabel McCullough (Kent) in straight games.


Torrie Malik (Sussex)

Top seed Alex Broadbridge (Hants) safely made his way through to the final of the Boys U17 competition, thanks to a straight games victory over 5/8 seed Cory Harding (Merseyside). He will face [3/4] Archie Turnbull (Wales) who ousted second seed Dylan Roberts (Kent) in five thrilling games.

The Girls U17 final will also see an England-Wales battle. Top seed and defending champion Amelie Haworth (Hants) will face [2] Ellie Breach (Wales) after she came through her semi-final clash against 3/4 seed Meha Shah (Warks) in three games.

Top seed Ronnie Hickling had to fight hard to reach the final of the Boys U15 event. He edged past [3/4] George Griffiths (Hants) in a four-game battle, recovering after losing the third. He will take on No.2 seed Ismail Khalil (Warks) in the final who defeated [5/8] Jake Johnston (Surrey) in straight games.

Girls U15 top seed Emily Coulcher-Porter (Bucks) defeated [3/4] Harriet Broadbridge (Hants) in three games to set up a final clash with [3/4] Mariam Eissa (Warks). Eissa downed no.2 seed Reka Kemecsei (Sussex) despite losing the first 15-17. She bounced back, dropping just seven points over the next three games to seal the deal and advance to the final.

There was a big surprise in the Girls U13 competition, as 3/4 seed Phoebe Griffiths (Hants) downed top seed Fearne Copley (Yorks) to make the final. Griffiths held the lead twice in their five-game contest, but saw the top seed fight back on both occasions. She eventually got the job done in the fifth game to move through to the final, where she will take on No.2 seed Ameerah Ismail (Warks).

The Boys U13 competition will see the top two seeds Zack Greengrass (Sussex) and Ali Khalil (Warks) do battle in the final. Greengrass downed [3/4] Noah Riley (Yorks) in four games, but Khalil got the better of [3/4] Gilbert Harrington (Hants) in straight games.

It will be a battle of the Browns brothers on finals day in the Boys U11 category. Top seed Finley Brown (Leics) defeated [5/8] Noah Selby (Essex) in straight games to make the final, while his twin brother [2] Oscar Brown overcame [3/4] Henry Smith (Suffolk) in a four-game contest.

3/4 seed Charlotte Hall (Warks) downed No.2 seed Maya Goel (Surrey) in five games to book her spot in the Girls U11 final. She came from two games down to take the win, and will now face top seed, Nadiya Ismail (Warks) in the final.

The Mixed U9 final will see top seed Thomas Earwicker (Surrey) take on 13/15 seed James Bissett. Both won in four games, with Earwicker overcoming [5/7] Ada Brown (Suffolk). Meanwhile, Bissett caused another upset to beat [5/7] Fred Schur (Warks) in four to advance to the final.


Inaugaral U9 Event (click image for larger view)

For draws and streaming information visit the official website, and for news and reaction visit the official tournament Twitter page. Round 2 matches will be streamed from Thursday 27 October from 1pm on the official website and the England Squash YouTube channel.
 
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Finnlay Withington
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Torrie Malik
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Withington and Malik top 2022 British Junior Championships draws

England’s Finnlay Withington and Torrie Malik have been named as boys and girls U19 top seeds respectively in the 2022 British Junior Championships (BJC) after the draws were released today.
A record 370 players from across the UK will compete across three Sheffield venues from 27-30 October and contest eleven titles from the inaugural mixed U9s through to the girls and boys U19s.

2022 World Junior Silver medallist Finnlay Withington (Lancs) will be striving to capture his maiden BJC title but a formidable trio of former BJC champions - Sussex’s [2] Jonah Bryant, Warwickshire’s [3/4] AbdAllah Eissa and Essex’s [3/4] Yusuf Sheikh - will all be looking to mount a serious challenge. Withington, the current European U19 champion, faces a potential semi-final encounter with Eissa, a former British Junior Open champion ahead of Bryant, a six-time English champion in the final.

Meanwhile, reigning champion Torrie Malik (Sussex) will be looking to defend her GU19 crown and add a fifth title to her impressive BJC haul but is likely to face a stern test from two-time champion Asia Harris (Yorks) who she’s seeded to meet in the final. Standing in their respective paths are 3/4 seeds Isabel McCullough (Kent) and Lara Newton (Essex).

In the BU17s, former champion and England Squash Rising Star of the Year, Alex Broadbridge (Hants), is seeded to lock horns with 2022 Bucks Silver Open champion [3/4] Dylan Roberts (Kent) in the semis ahead of a potential final encounter with Welsh No.1 Archie Turnbull.

Two-time BJC champion Amelie Haworth (Hants) is favourite to retain the GU17 title but will have to navigate past Warwickshire’s [3/4] Meha Shah in the semis - in a repeat of the last BJC GU17 final in which Haworth emerged victorious. Meanwhile, second seed and Welsh no.1 Ellie Breach is seeded to meet Scottish No.1 [2] Robyn Mcalpine as a last four opponent.

Former BJC U11 champion Ronnie Hickling (Surrey) is in prime position to take the BU15 title with former English U11 Ismail Khalil (Warks) seeded second.

GU15 top seed Emily Coulcher-Porter (Bucks) – the current England No.1 - is predicted to square off with reigning champion [2] Reka Kemecsei (Sussex) in the final. Looking to upset proceedings are 3/4 seeds, Isabella Hutton (Sussex) - the sister of current British National champion Jasmine Hutton - and former BJC U11 champion Mariam Eissa (Warks).

Heading up the BU13s is 2022 Bucks Silver Open champion Zack Greengrass (Sussex) who could face a formidable challenge from England No.1 [2] Ali Khalil (Warks) with both predicted to contest the title.

Former national champion Fearne Copley (Yorks) will be hungry to capture her maiden BJC title in the GU13 but is likely to face stern opposition from current England No.1 Ameerah Ismail (Warwickshire) who she’s seeded to do battle with in the final.

Meanwhile, a sensational sibling showdown could be on the cards as twins [1] Finley and [2] Oscar Brown (Leics), are seeded to contest the BU11 title in what could be a repeat of September’s Bucks Silver Open which saw Finley emerge the victor.

Current England No.1 Nadiya Ismail (Warks) and Maya Goel (Surrey) are favourites to challenge for the GU11 title.

The mixed U9s will see 16 players compete for the inaugural title with players as young as six-years-old. England No.3 Thomas Earwicker (Surrey) is predicted to meet 2022 Bucks Silver Open runner-up [3/4] Daniel Pang (Middx) in the semis before a potential final with [2] Murtaza Alam Khan (Sussex).

The championships commence at 9am on Thursday 27 October and will be played at Abbeydale Squash & Fitness Club, Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club and Fulwood Sports Club with the finals scheduled for Sunday at Abbeydale and trophies presented by three-time world champion Nick Matthew. All spectators wishing to see the UK’s rising stars are welcome free of charge.

On the Friday at 7pm, Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club will stage a free exhibition match between Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist Declan James and local hero Nick Wall with three-time world champion Nick Matthew hosting a Q&A.

For draws and streaming information visit the official website, and for news and reaction visit the official tournament Twitter page. Round 2 matches will be streamed from Thursday 27 October from 1pm on the official website and the England Squash YouTube channel.