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Elspeth Young in action at the Edinburgh Open

Quality weekend with Scottish juniors and Under-23 events
By MIKE HEGARTY in Aberdeen

 

This weekend, almost 100 of the best young players in Scotland will arrive at Aberdeen Squash & Racketball Club, all keen to etch their names into a piece of
Scottish Squash history.

Inverness’ young superstar Alasdair Prott will compete in the Boys U15. Al has
recently made headlines with a British National Championship final appearance,
Scottish Junior Open win and a brilliant 12th at the British Junior Open.

The BU17 draw looks incredibly tight, with just 10 ranking spaces separating the top 6
entrants. Aberdeen Squash & Racketball Club’s home hope Nathan Sharp will be
looking to progress to the win through this strong field.

Alasdair Prott from Inverness in action
Alasdair Prott from Inverness in action

Carrie Hallam of Edinburgh will be hoping to face off in the GU19 final against Katriona
Allen, who is undefeated this season as part of Aberdeen’s National League side.

Aberdeen’s Richard Hollins is favourite among a strong field to win the BU19 title.
Richard recently won the Scottish Junior Open and is looking to continue his recent
success.

Scottish Senior National Champ Claire Gadsby will likely face Elspeth Young in the
GU23 final. Elspeth, who was injured during the Senior Nationals, will be looking to
topple Claire in a too-close-to-call encounter.

Edinburgh’s WR 101 Dougie Kempsell headlines a top quality BU23 field of PSA and
BSPA up-and-comers including Aberdeen’s Chris Leiper, Thurso’s Jamie Henderson
and Crieff’s Rory Stewart.

Viewing is free for the duration of this action-packed weekend. We are in for a treat! 

Pictures courtesy of Aberdeen SRC 

 

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