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British Junior Open 2022

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British Junior Open 2022
Men's Draw
20 - 24 July
Nottingham, England

Results

Final:
[1] Sam Todd (ENG) bt [5/8] Hassan Khalil (ENG) 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (50m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Sam Todd (ENG) bt [3/4] Jonah Bryant (ENG) 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 (50m)
[5/8] Hassan Khalil (ENG) bt [5/8] Ameeshenraj Chandaran (MAS) 11-13, 11-6, 2-11, 16-14, 11-9 (66m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Sam Todd (ENG) bt [9/12] Hollis Robertson (USA) 11-3, 11-4, 11-4 (25m)
[3/4] Jonah Bryant (ENG) bt [5/8] Franklyn Smith (ENG) 5-11, 11-4, 11-1, 11-6 (42m)
[5/8] Ameeshenraj Chandaran (MAS) bt [3/4] Sam Osborne-Wylde (ENG) 11-3, 11-7, 12-10 (36m)
[5/8] Hassan Khalil (ENG) bt [2] Rowan Damming (NED) 11-8, 13-11, 3-11, 1-11, 13-11 (51m)

3rd round:
[1] Sam Todd (ENG) bt Arav Bhagwati (USA) 11-1, 11-3, 11-9 (26m)
[9/12] Hollis Robertson (USA) bt [5/8] Tate Harms (SUI) 12-10, 6-11, 12-10, 11-3 (59m)
[5/8] Franklyn Smith (ENG) bt [9/12] Sebastiaan Hofman (NED) 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 (59m)
[3/4] Jonah Bryant (ENG) bt Rishi Srivastava (USA) 11-8, 10-12, 11-4, 11-8 (45m)
[3/4] Sam Osborne-Wylde (ENG) bt [13/16] Mason Smales (NZL) 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 (33m)
[5/8] Ameeshenraj Chandaran (MAS) bt [9/12] Rhys Evans (WAL) 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 (24m)
[5/8] Hassan Khalil (ENG) bt [9/12] Avi Agarwal (USA) 13-11, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11, 14-12 (72m)
[2] Rowan Damming (NED) bt Adam El Shazly (EGY) 9-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-7 (35m)

2nd round:
[1] Sam Todd (ENG) bt Alexander Broadbridge (ENG) 11-1, 12-10, 11-7
Arav Bhagwati (USA) bt [13/16] George Porter (ENG) 11-8, 11-5, 11-2
[9/12] Hollis Robertson (USA) bt Nero Harms (SUI) 11-1, 11-1, 11-2
[5/8] Tate Harms (SUI) bt Benjamin Adams (NZL) 9-11, 12-10, 11-2, 11-1
[5/8] Franklyn Smith (ENG) bt Ben Gibson (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-9
[9/12] Sebastiaan Hofman (NED) bt Oliver Ramsay (ENG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-3
Rishi Srivastava (USA) bt [13/16] Alex Smith (IRL) 11-7, 2-11, 9-11, 12-10, 13-11 (88m)
[3/4] Jonah Bryant (ENG) bt Heston Malik (ENG) 11-5, 11-4, 11-8
[3/4] Sam Osborne-Wylde (ENG) bt Thomas Soltanian (USA) 11-4, 11-7, 11-5
[13/16] Mason Smales (NZL) bt Harvey McIntyre (ENG) 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7
[9/12] Rhys Evans (WAL) bt Ioan Sharpe (WAL) 11-3, 11-7, 11-5
[5/8] Ameeshenraj Chandaran (MAS) bt Abdoullah Elsaady (EGY) 11-2, 11-7, 11-3
[5/8] Hassan Khalil (ENG) bt Amin Khan (CAN) 11-8, 11-8, 11-5
[9/12] Avi Agarwal (USA) bt Bailey Malik (ENG) 11-1, 6-11, 11-5, 11-4
Adam El Shazly (EGY) bt [13/16] Kanhav Nanavati (IND) 6-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 17-15
[2] Rowan Damming (NED) bt Thomas Ramsay (ENG) 11-2, 11-9, 11-7

1st round:
[1] Sam Todd (ENG) bye
Alexander Broadbridge (ENG) bye
Arav Bhagwati (USA) bye
[13/16] George Porter (ENG) bye
[9/12] Hollis Robertson (USA) bye
Nero Harms (SUI) bt Archie Chatwin (ENG) 11-13, 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 (37m)
Benjamin Adams (NZL) bt Ross Oliver (ENG) 11-6, 11-9, 13-11
[5/8] Tate Harms (SUI) bye
[5/8] Franklyn Smith (ENG) bye
Ben Gibson (ENG) bt Anuj Savani (ENG) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9
Oliver Ramsay (ENG) bt Archie Turnbull (WAL) 12-10, 11-9, 11-7
[9/12] Sebastiaan Hofman (NED) bye
[13/16] Alex Smith (IRL) bye
Rishi Srivastava (USA) bye
Heston Malik (ENG) bt Eesa Huq (CAN) 11-8, 11-0, 11-5
[3/4] Jonah Bryant (ENG) bye
[3/4] Sam Osborne-Wylde (ENG) bye
Thomas Soltanian (USA) bye
Harvey McIntyre (ENG) bye
[13/16] Mason Smales (NZL) bye
[9/12] Rhys Evans (WAL) bye
Ioan Sharpe (WAL) bt Thomas Greengrass (ENG) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
Abdoullah Elsaady (EGY) bye
[5/8] Ameeshenraj Chandaran (MAS) bye
[5/8] Hassan Khalil (ENG) bye
Amin Khan (CAN) bye
Bailey Malik (ENG) bt Tom Gartner (ENG) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
[9/12] Avi Agarwal (USA) bye
[13/16] Kanhav Nanavati (IND) bye
Adam El Shazly (EGY) bye
Thomas Ramsay (ENG) bt Griffin Manley (CAN) 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7 (35m)
[2] Rowan Damming (NED) bye

British Junior Open 2022
Women's Draw
20 - 24 July
Nottingham, England


Final:
[3/4] Torrie Malik (ENG) bt [1] Caroline Fouts (USA) 11-4, 11-9, 5-11, 3-11, 11-2 (44m)

Third place play-off:
[2] Lucie Stefanoni (USA) bt [3/4] Asia Harris (ENG) 11-3, 11-8, 11-7

Semi-finals:
[1] Caroline Fouts (USA) bt [3/4] Asia Harris (ENG) 12-10, 11-9, 11-13, 13-11 (49m)
[3/4] Torrie Malik (ENG) bt [2] Lucie Stefanoni (USA) 13-11, 11-8, 11-9 (28m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Caroline Fouts (USA) bt [9/12] Madison Ho (USA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-9 (30m)
[3/4] Asia Harris (ENG) bt [5/8] Noa Romero (ESP) 11-9, 7-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4 (50m)
[3/4] Torrie Malik (ENG) bt Tanishka Jain (IND) 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 (23m)
[2] Lucie Stefanoni (USA) bt [5/8] Naomi Nohar (NED) 12-10, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)

2nd round:
[1] Caroline Fouts (USA) bt [13/16] Ellie Breach (WAL) 11-1, 11-8, 11-7 (27m)
[9/12] Madison Ho (USA) bt [5/8] Isabel McCullough (ENG) 9-11, 11-2, 10-12, 11-4, 11-9 (52m)
[5/8] Noa Romero (ESP) bt [13/16] Jhansi Bhavsar (USA) 10-12, 11-2, 11-8, 11-5 (31m)
[3/4] Asia Harris (ENG) bt [13/16] Sonya Sasson (USA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (30m)
[3/4] Torrie Malik (ENG) bt Yasmin Cherian (GER) 11-0, 11-2, 11-6 (15m)
Tanishka Jain (IND) bt [9/12] Khushi Kukadia (USA) 11-9, 12-10, 8-11, 8-11, 12-10 (56m)
[5/8] Naomi Nohar (NED) bt [9/12] Olivia Besant (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 (18m)
[2] Lucie Stefanoni (USA) bt Avery Park (USA) 11-4, 11-6, 11-4 (19m)

1st round:
[1] Caroline Fouts (USA) bye
[13/16] Ellie Breach (WAL) bt Emily Jones (ENG) 11-2, 11-6, 11-9
[9/12] Madison Ho (USA) bye
[5/8] Isabel McCullough (ENG) bye
[5/8] Noa Romero (ESP) bye
[13/16] Jhansi Bhavsar (USA) bt Millie Breach (WAL) 12-10, 11-6, 11-3 (20m)
[13/16] Sonya Sasson (USA) bt Leungo Katse (BOT) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
[3/4] Asia Harris (ENG) bye
[3/4] Torrie Malik (ENG) bye
Yasmin Cherian (GER) bt Annabelle Satow (ENG) 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5
Tanishka Jain (IND) bt [13/16] Layla Johnson (ENG) 13-11, 11-1, 11-5
[9/12] Khushi Kukadia (USA) bye
[5/8] Naomi Nohar (NED) bye
[9/12] Olivia Besant (ENG) bye
Avery Park (USA) bt Neo Phatsima (BOT) 13-11, 11-3, 11-4
[2] Lucie Stefanoni (USA) bye

REPORTS

England’s Todd & Malik Claim British Junior Open Titles In Nottingham


Sam Todd (left) Marwan ElShorbagy (centre) Torrie Malik (right)

English duo Sam Todd and Torrie Malik have claimed the prestigious British Junior Open titles in Nottingham after overcoming tough opponents on finals day at The Park Club. Todd picked up his fourth title, whilst Malik got her hands on her first British Junior Open trophy.

Sussex’s Torrie Malik took out the event’s No.2 seed Lucie Stefanoni in the semi-finals and was again up against an American opponent in the final, No.1 seed Caroline Fouts. Malik picked up right where she left off in the final as she established a strong presence in the middle of the court and used great power and accuracy to keep Fouts behind her.

After running out to an impressive 2-0 lead, Malik seemed to have one hand on the coveted trophy. Fouts came back however and comfortably took the third and fourth games 11-5, 11-3 to send the match into a fifth. Malik regrouped strongly and came back fighting in the final game to establish a healthy lead, which she never surrendered. The Englishwoman took the deciding game 11-2 to claim her first British Junior Open title.

“I’m so over the moon that I’m British Junior Open Champion. It’s my first ever one for the most prestigious event for juniors. I couldn’t be happier.” said Malik.

“All credit to my opponent Caroline for a great match! Here’s to another title in January for my last BJO.”

England was guaranteed a winner in the men’s final as both No.1 seed Sam Todd and giant killer Hassan Khalil took to the court to close out the 2022 British Junior Open in Nottingham.

Khalil got to the final in amazing fashion, winning his last three matches 3-2, including scalping the No.2 seed Rowan Damming from The Netherlands in the quarter finals. Heavy favourite, Todd was yet to drop a game in the event and looked in fine form entering the final.

The World No.76 started the match in superb fashion and raced out to a 7-0 lead with Khalil looking like a rabbit in the headlights. It all changed from this point however as Khalil started to stage a comeback. Helped by errors from Todd, Khalil took 11 of the next 13 points to take a shock lead at 1-0.

Todd didn’t panic however and regained his composure in the second game, his weight of shot to the back corners was setting up numerous attacking opportunities which he was relishing. Khalil was understandably showing signs of the previous rounds, physically, which played into the hands of Todd. The Yorkshireman took full advantage and secured the following three games 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 to complete the match and achieve the full house of winning the event at under 13, 15, 17 and 19 levels.

Upon receiving the trophy from current England No.1 and 2017 World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy, Todd had this to say:

“That was a tough match – the way Hassan got here with three tough matches, he should have been tired! It feels great to win another BJO title, and especially to receive it from Mohamed.

“Thanks to England Squash for getting the event on and to the club, organisers, refs and everyone involved. It’s great to get back to something approaching a normal tournament after missing the last two years.”
 
Malik Scores Upset To Join Todd and Khalil In British Junior Open Finals

Sussex’s Torrie Malik scored a big upset on semi-finals day at the 2022 British Junior Open as she defeated USA’s No.2 seed Lucie Stefanoni to join compatriots Sam Todd and Hassan Khalil in the finals.



Torrie Malik

Stefanoni is ranked nine places higher than Malik in the current PSA rankings but the determined Englishwoman fought back to take the opening game 13-11 after saving a game ball in the process. The next two games were hard fought but both went the way of Malik 11-8, 11-9 to take the match 3-0.

Sadly, an all-English women’s final was denied by the event’s No.1 seed Caroline Fouts from the USA, who beat Yorkshire’s Asia Harris in a tough four-game battle. Harris lost two tight opening games 12-10, 11-9 but responded in great style by taking the third game 13-11 to breathe more life into the encounter. It was by the same scoreline that Fouts sealed her victory in the fourth game after saving three game balls.


Caroline Fouts

No.1 seed and heavy favourite Sam Todd continued his dominant performances, beating compatriot Jonah Bryant in a competitive three games. Todd is currently ranked No.76 in the PSA world rankings and showed his experience to control his younger opponent and take the match 3-0 - 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 in 50 minutes.


 Sam Todd

Warwickshire’s Hassan Khalil was up against fellow 5/8 seed Ameeshenraj Chandran from Malaysia in the last semi-final of the night. Khalil has come through two nail-biting five-set matches already in the event and as he lost the third game 11-2 to trail 2-1, it looked as though the time he’s spent on court was taking its toll and his tournament run was coming to an end.

Khalil had other ideas, however, digging extremely deep and saving three match balls to eventually take the fourth game 16-14 and set up yet another dramatic fifth game. The Malaysian looked the stronger and fresher of the two in the final game and led most of the way. Khalil’s strength and determination were ever-present however and he continued to fight to stay in the match. The Englishman took the last four points, to take the match, finishing with an amazing cross-court nick to book his place in the final after more than an hour on court.

The women’s final will start at 16:00 on court 10 at The Park Club in Nottingham with the men’s final following straight after. Catch the action live on our Facebook and YouTube channels.
 

Khalil Downs No.2 Seed To Reach British Junior Open Semi-Finals

Warwickshire’s Hassan Khalil scored a big upset on quarter finals day at the British Junior Open in Nottingham as he downed No.2 seed, Rowan Damming, to join four other English players in the semi-finals.


Hassan Khalil

Khalil started the better of the two and took a commanding 2-0 lead to place one foot in the last four. No.2 seed, Damming, came back strongly however and took the third and fourth games 11-3, 11-1 to force a deciding game. Khalil regrouped and managed to take the game 13-11 to reach the final four. Khalil will now play another surprise semi-finalist, Malaysia’s Ameeshenraj Chandaran, who beat 3/4 seed Sam Osborne-Wylde.

The other men’s semi-final will feature two Englishman, No.1 seed Sam Todd and 3/4 seed Jonah Bryant. Heavy favourite, Todd again wasted no time in booking his semi-final place, beating USA’s Hollis Robertson 3-0 in just 25 minutes. Bryant overcame compatriot Franklyn Smith in his quarter final. The Sussex player lost the first game to Smith but recovered confidently to win the next three games and set up the all-English last four encounter.

In the women’s event, both 3/4 seeds Torrie Malik and Asia Harris secured their semi-final places in contrasting styles. World No.92, Malik was up first on court ten at The Park Club in Nottingham and comfortably beat India’s surprise quarter finalist Tanisha Jain 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 in 23 minutes. Malik’s semi-final opponent will be USA’s No.2 seed Lucie Stefanoni.

Yorkshire’s Asia Harris came through a tough five-game battle with Spain’s Noa Romero to reach the final four. Harris took a crucial third game 12-10 to lead 2-1 and earned herself a match ball in the fourth game. Romero stayed strong during the big points and turned the game around to set up a decider. Harris started the stronger of the two in the fifth game and never surrendered her dominance, she took the game 11-4 to reach the semi finals. Harris will now play No.1 seed Caroline Fouts from the USA for a place in the final.
 

Caroline Fouts

Semi-final action starts from 16:45 on day four and will be shown on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Quarter finalists Confirmed at British Junior Open In Nottingham

The British Junior Open 2022 quarter finalists have been decided in Nottingham after the last-16 matches concluded yesterday seeing seven English players reach the final eight.

The women’s matches were up first at The Park Club with four English players looking to book their quarter final places. It was mixed fortunes for the girls with Olivia Besant losing out to Naomi Nohar in straight games and Isabelle McCullough was narrowly defeated by Madison Ho 11-9 In the fifth game.


Torrie Malik

3/4 seeds Asia Harris and Torrie Malik wasted no time in moving through to the next round as they confidently beat USA’s Sonya Sasson and Germany’s Yasmin Cherian both 3-0 in less than 30 minutes. Harris will now face Spain’s Noa Romero for a semi-final spot, whilst Malik will play unseeded Indian Tanishka Jain.

In the men's event, five of the six English players who featured in round three have made it through to the last eight. Top seed Sam Todd needed just 26 minutes to defeat USA’s Arav Bagwhati to book his quarter final place, winning 11-1, 11-3, 11-9. Todd will now face surprise quarter finalist Hollis Robertson from the USA.


Sam Todd

An English semi-finalist is guaranteed in the top half of the draw as 3/4 seed Jonah Bryant will play 5/8 seed Franklyn Smith in the quarters after they both scored four-game victories over Sebastian Hofman and Rishi Srivastava respectively. Smith lost the first game but managed to regroup and claim the next three games 11-8, 12-10, 11-8. Bryant found himself level at 1-1 but showed his class to take the next two games and reach the final eight.

Our other 3/4 seed Sam Osborne-Wylde was in top form as he beat New Zealand’s Mason Smales 3-0 in 33 minutes. Osborne-Wylde, who will be representing England in the World Junior Championships next month, took the match in confident style, winning 11-5, 11-7, 11-8. He will now face Malaysia’s Ameeshenraj Chandaran in the quarter finals.

Another all-English quarter final was prevented as Adam ElShazly couldn’t replicate his round two performance as he lost out to No.2 seed Rowan Damming in four games. Damming will now play the final English winner of the day, Hassan Khalil. The 5/8 seed came through a huge battle with USA’s Avi Agarwal to progress. Khalil found himself 2-0 up before Agarwal came back to level the match at 2-2. Khalil battled back to eventually take the fifth game 14-12.

Quarter final action will begin from 12:00, with action from court 10 streamed live on our Facebook channel.
 
U19 British Junior Open 2022 Gets Underway In Nottingham

The Under-19 British Junior Open 2022 got underway yesterday from The Park Squash Club in Nottingham as 48 men and 24 women started their campaigns in the most prestigious junior squash event on the calendar.

In the first round of matches, six England men competed for a place in the last 32. Ben Gibson was joined by two sets of brothers Oliver & Thomas Ramsey and Heston & Bailey Malik. All players won their matches 3-0 apart from Ramsey who beat Canada’s Griffin Maclean Manley in four games.

The men’s round of 32 took place later in the day with the top seeds starting their campaigns. No.1 seed and World No.79 Sam Todd booked his place in the last 16 after beating compatriot Alex Broadbridge 11-1, 12-10, 11-7. Todd will be looking to add a fourth British Junior Open title after winning at under 13, 15 and 17 levels.

Both 3/4 seeds, Jonah Bryant and Sam Osbourne-Wylde confidently progressed into round three as they beat Heston Malik and USA’s Thomas Soltanian both 3-0. Bryant, who claimed a British Junior Open at under 13 level, will now face USA’s Rishi Srivastava in the last 16 whilst Osbourne-Wylde will play New Zealand’s Mason Smales for a quarter final place after the Kiwi beat Kent’s Harvey Macintyre 3-1.

Adam ElShazly, who is currently studying at Manchester University, was the only English player to score a seeding upset after coming back to beat India’s Kanhav Nanavati in a brutal five game encounter, winning 17-15 in the fifth. ElShazly’s round three opponent will be No.2 seed Rowan Damming from The Netherlands.

More English success came from 5/8 seeds Hassan Khalil and Franklyn Smith who both scored comfortable 3-0 wins against compatriot Ben Gibson and Canada’s Amin Khan respectively. Khalil will now face Avi Agarwal from the USA who overcame Bailey Malik in four games. Smith will play Dutch No.2 Sebastian Hofman in the last 16 after Hofman beat Oliver Ramsey to progress.

This year’s women’s event is a 24 draw with six matches taking place on day one. It was an unsuccessful day for the three English players that competed as Emily Jones, and Layla Johnson lost in straight games and Annabelle Satow lost out to Germany’s Yasmin Cherian in a close five games.

More English women’s action will take place today in the last 16 as four players take to The Park courts. Including our 3/4 seeds Torrie Malik and Asia Harris who play at 12:45 and 12:00 whilst the men’s round three action will start at 15:00.
 
Todd and Fouts top British Junior Open Under 19 draws

England’s Sam Todd and USA’s Caroline Fouts have been named as top seeds in the 2022 British Junior Open Under 19 Championships from 20-24 July in Nottingham after the draws were released this week. 

Regarded as the world’s most prestigious junior tournament, the England Squash platinum competition will make its first appearance on the calendar since 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Competition entries have been backdated in order to allow players affected by the cancellation of the original event in January the chance to compete. 
 
Todd tops the 48-player boys draw and receives a bye into the second round where he will face either compatriot [25/32] Alex Broadbridge or [33/48] Ross Oliver as he looks to capture the boy’s Drysdale Cup and his fourth British Junior Open title.  


Sam Todd

The World No.76 is seeded to meet Pakistan’s [3/4] Noor Zaman in the last four in what could be a repeat of the 2020 British Junior Open Under 17 semi-finals which saw Todd emerge victorious. 
 
At the opposite end of the draw is Pakistan’s [2] Muhammad Hamza Khan - the current US Junior Open Under 19 champion. The 16-year-old faces stern competition on his side of the draw with the likes of the Netherlands’ [3/4] Rowan Damming, a European Junior Under 15 champion and former English Junior champion [5/8] Hassan Khalil of England.   
 
Along with Todd and Khalil, there is strong home interest in the boy’s draw with [5/8] Jonah Bryant, a former British Junior Open champion and [5/8] Sam Osborne-Wylde, a European Under semi-finalist - both looking to make an impact at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club. 
 
The girls 32-draw is led by US Junior Open Under 19 semi-finalist Caroline Fouts of the USA following the withdrawal of World No.71 and current European Under 19 champion Katie Malliff. 
 
A potential all-American final showdown awaits with Lucie Stefanoni, the World No.83 seeded second. 


Caroline Fouts (left)

Home interest comes in the form of [3/4] Torrie Malik - the five-time English Junior champion – and [3/4] Asia Harris, the current US Junior Under 17 champion with both looking to upset proceedings and add to their impressive medal hauls.
 
Tickets for the quarter-finals onwards are on sale now from just £5. To reserve your seat, email ticketing@englandsquash.com.  
 
Streaming will start from Friday 22nd July on englandsquash.tv and the England Squash YouTube channel, with a Facebook live stream available on days 1 and 2.  
 
To view the draws, visit the
Official Tournament Website.