Charlie Johnson keeps the rest at Bay
By KIM CLEARKIN – Squash Mad Reporter in San Francisco
The second of the three-tournament NorCal squash Closed Satellite Series played out this weekend in conjunction with a Junior Silver event at the Bay Club San Francisco.
A mix of styles from England, Egypt, Mexico and the USA made for an intriguing and exciting contest.
Top seed and home favourite, Charlie Johnson swept through his half of the draw, whilst Juan Gomez had to overcome the number two seed and then tough Egyptian competition from Mustafa Nabil whose superb touch had Juan running from corner to corner. Juan prevailed.
In the final, Juan continued his game of stamina but ultimately could not dent Charlie’s dominating and attacking style, perhaps due to the coaching from former World no. 4, Chris Walker. To the delight of the partisan crowd, Charlie won the second annual BCSF Pro Open.
Thanks to our sponsors, NorCal Squash, Americhoice, Spaten Beer and MPM Capital.
We now look forward to the third in the NorCal Squash series to be help at the Gold River Club in Sacramento next weekend.