British Junior Open Report

The British Junior Open was be held from 2nd until 6th of January, 2013 in Sheffield, England. This is the biggest event in ESF junior circuit , attracting the strongest junior players from all over the world.

Irish squash brought a team of juniors to this event and we were represented in great strength at the British Junior Open in Sheffield this month with 15 players traveling!

It is a tough test of character and fitness to complete this tournament, with up to 6 matches to be played over 5 days for most players, and competition from the very best players in the world.

The experience is invaluable to our Irish players taking part.

There were some great performances most notably David Ryan’s epic and close match against Egyptian, Yousseff Aboul Makarim (who went on to finish 4th)

Congratulations to all those who took part and our thanks to all the parents and everyone who helped during the event.

Finishing positions

Boys U13: Sam Buckley 15th,Scott Gillanders 29th, Conor Moran 35th

Girls U13: Ellie McVeigh 27th

Boys U15: Luke Logan 39th, Jack Doyle 60th

Girls U15:  Stephanie Ryan 24th

Boys U17: David Ryan 18th, Michael Craig 21st, Oisin Logan 30th, Cillian Dunne 57th, Nikita Gilevskiy 60th

Boys U19: Sean Conroy 14th, Josh McVeigh 60th