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Fallows focused for tilt at the Brits

Lee Hortonhttps://squashmad.com
Former Sun, Mirror, People and Sunday Express sports executive. Knows a bit about newspapers and the art of talking a good game. Brighter than some but a way to go to match others.

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Richie Fallows will be looking to maintain the form that impressed in the World Championshipsqualifiers last weekend when he chases the Tecnifibre British Junior title in Manchester over the next three days.

Fallows, from Essex, comes in as top seed in the Under-19’s and he will be aiming to claim the Don Sanderson Trophy with his last attempt before he moves out of the juniors. Ready to stand in his way is number 2 seed Angus Gillams (Hertfordshire) who reached the semi finals at last year’s Championships.

Lying in wait for a chance at the title are 3/4 seeds Lyell Fuller (Devon) and Ashley Davies (Derbyshire).

 

Anna Kimberley…top seed U-19

In the Girls Under 19 category top seed Anna Kimberley (Essex) who came 3rd in the 2013 English Junior Championships is fighting for her first national title. Ready to challenge Kimberley for the crown is 2nd seed and runner up of the English Junior Championships Nada El Kalaawy (Surrey). Hoping to cause an upset will be current Girls U17 English Junior Champion Lily Taylor (Leicestershire) and Katrina Burrows (Merseyside) who occupy the 3/4 seeded positions.

In the Boys Under 17 category, number 1 seed James Peach (Yorkshire) will be fighting to get his first National title, whereas the number 2 seed Patrick Rooney (Merseyside) will be hoping to complete a season double as he is reigning English Junior Champion. The Girls U17 competition looks to be an epic battle between county compatriots, defending champion and top seed Georgina Kennedy (Kent), and 2012 U15 Junior Champion, number 2 seed Amelia Henley (Kent).

The Boys Under 15’s will see top seeds Kyle Finch (Hampshire) and Curtis Malik (Sussex) reignite their battle for a national title, Malik took the U13 title when they faced off in the final two years ago and Finch will be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself.

In the Girls Under 15 category, top 2 seeds Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) and Lucy Turmel (Suffolk) will have their work cut out for them, with 3/4 seed, and last year’s Girls U13 British junior champion Elise Lazarus (Essex) looking to steal the crown.

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U-15 prospect Elise Lazarus with her hero

If the top seeds have their way we may see a repeat of the Boys U13 English Junior Championships final and see top seed Jared Carter (Hampshire) take on English U11 Champion Sam Todd (Yorkshire). For the Girls U13’s the top seeds Eve Coxon (Oxfordshire) and Kiera Marshall (Worcestershire) will both be aiming to claim their first National Title.

The National Squash Centre and The Northern Squash Club will see 300 ferociously competitive players over four days, from 1-3 November. All qualifying rounds will be played at The Northern Squash Club on Thursday 31st September. Main draws will start at 9am on Friday 1st November with the Boys and Girls Under 13/15 being played in full at the Northern Squash Club in Didsbury while the Boys and Girls Under 17/19 play at the National Squash Centre. Finals are scheduled for Sunday afternoon, all spectators wishing to watch the best junior players in the country are invited to attend the event free of charge.

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