The Czech Junior Open Super Series took place in Prague on the weekend of 16th 18th of January.There were 17 Irish players who played in the Open with a mixture of experienced players and players in development.
List of All Players
Buckley, Sam Creaven, JakeCreaven, Michael Dunne, Oisin Gillanders, Scott Kelly, ElliotKelly, Ryan Lavin, GraceL’Estrange, GavinLogan, Luke Moran, ConorMoran, Dylan O Flynn, JackOsborne, Alessia Maria Ryan, Stephanie Smith, Alex David Tobin, Hugh
The highest result was a super 3rd place for Stephanie Ryan in the U17’s event. She lost only 1 match on the way to 3rd. She lost
only one of five matches, losing only to the No:1 seed Nadiya Usenko from Ukraine. She won her 3 / 4 play-off in an epic five game match that finished 14/12 in the fifth against Czech’s Kristýna Fialová. Kristýna was playing to a home crowd but was drowned out by the support of the Irish Squash players who rallied around to cheer her on.
The other high place finishes were Scott Gillanders who came 4th in the boys U/15, he lost a tight semi final to the eventual winner Viktor Byrtus. Oisin Dunne came 5th in the Boys U/17, where again he lost to the eventual winner Roman Allinckx. He then won the 5-8th place play off.
Conor Moran came 7th in the U15’s which is a super result as Conor is still only 13yrs. Other top 10 results were: Luke Logan came 10th in the U17’s, Sam Buckley 9th in the U13,s again only 13yrs. All the other players had a good tournament with much experience gained.
You can find all results HERE
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