Suffolk Closed Junior Championship 2016
This years event saw in increase in overall participation with healthy competition across age groups ‘U’9 to ‘U’19. Due to a variety of reasons, injury and work commitments in the most part, many of our regular attenders were unable to play this year. As such our coaches across the county have been excellent allies and brought many new faces to the arena. Thank you very much.
In the under 9 category Oscar Wood became County Champion storming through his round robin matches unbeaten. Its always a highlight to watch this group and especially pleasing for Oscar who very nearly didn’t play a year ago following an attack of nerves. Runner up was Harry Griffith and well played to you all Cole, Viggo, Ewan and Cam.
Under 11 Champions were Matthew Bartley and Emma Logan. Matthew retained his trophy from last year in a dominant fashion, albeit rather too laid back for Mum. Emma also proved too strong for her opponents and remained unbeaten through her series of round robin matches. Runners up were Fin Ramsey and Nancy Akyol.
Emma Logan with Suffolk Junior Chairman Robbie Beecroft
In the under 13’s Emma Logan, playing in both age groups, was victorious again, beating sister Jessica into second place. Terrific effort Emma, most impressive. Boys champion was Nero Harms who overcame close adversary Hugo Andersson in the final.
Caitlin Driscoll was unopposed in this category and gained valuable match practice with the ‘U’13 round robin schedule, well done Caitlin. Kian Howard, returning from injury, played his way to the final where he overcame Tate Harms to retain the trophy he first won in 2015.
A stand alone final in the Girls ‘U’17 saw Emma Barley and Ella Hall renew a long standing rivalry. Both girls have had an excellent year achieving notable results in national competitions. Today proved to belong to Emma, our England international, secured yet another title. The boys event saw Moreton Hall members Isac Andersson and Billy Beecroft storm to the final. The first two games were shared before Billy secured the title taking games 3 and 4.
A pair of Beecrofts
The senior Boys title went the way of Cameron Haddow. Cam, last years ‘U’17 champion, returned to claim top honours in another all Moreton Hall affair. With the match evenly poised at one game each opponent, Gus Beecroft, was unable to continue having come up lame. Very well done Cam, gracious in victory, and a very popular Champion.
Whilst this tournament heralds the new we also say goodbye to those going out of age group. This year will see a number of juniors leave the category. The following 4 have been loyal supporters of the County teams in the past few years and we send them a best wishes for the future endeavours both in and out of squash. Cam Morrison and David Nairn are Uni and B.T. bound respectively, Good luck. Ben Turmel and Gus Beecroft who have served the County and Regional teams with distinction for many years have our thanks and regards for what lies ahead. Again good luck.
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