For the fourth time since 2001,
clinched six of the eight titles in the Tecnifibre British Junior Open
Squash Championships in a dramatic climax to the world's most
prestigious junior squash event in the English city of
With a record 11 finalists on the fifth
and final day of the event - which attracted more than 450 competitors
from all over the world - Egypt were represented in all but one of the
Top-seeded Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy
won the Men's U19 title for the Drysdale Cup, beating
France's 5/8 seed Gregoire Marche 9-6, 9-7, 9-1 in a 50-minute
final. The UK-based 16-year-old from Alexandria ended domestic interest
in the event after beating British National junior champion Adrian
Waller in the previous round - and has now recorded his third
successive British Junior Open triumph.
In the only final without Egyptian
interest, French favourite Camille Serme fought back from two games
down to overcome Hong Kong's No2 seed Annie Au 7-9, 2-9, 9-3, 9-3,
9-7 in 69 minutes to win the Women's U19 crown for the first time after
finishing as runner-up in 2007.
Karim Abdel Gawad
produced one of the three upsets of the day in an all-Egyptian Men's
Under 17 final. The 5/8 seed, in his first appearance in a final,
beat top seed Amr Khalid Khalifa - last year's U15 champion - 10-8,
9-7, 9-7 in 54 minutes.
It was 'fifth time lucky' and 'fifth time
unlucky' in the climax of the Women's U17 event. On course for her
fifth British Junior Open title in a row, top-seeded Egyptian
Heba El Torky crashed out 9-6, 5-9, 9-6, 1-9, 9-5 to India's Dipika
Pallikal, a 5/8 seed.
"I've been coming for five years and never
got past the quarter-finals, so to win the title is just unbelievable,"
the 16-year-old from Chennai told the official website
Pakistan's only finalist Nasir Iqbal
went down in the Men's Under 15 final. The 3/4 seed, winner of the
U13 trophy last year, was beaten 9-2, 9-6, 9-1 by Egypt's top seed
Karim Ali Fathi, the U13 champion two years ago.
The all-Egyptian Women's Under 15
climax also produced a win for a former U13 champion when
second seed Nour El Tayeb beat 3/4 seed Menat Allah Naser
10-8, 9-0, 9-2.
The Men's Under 13 final revealed
the biggest upset of the day when Osama Khalid Khalifa defeated
fellow Egyptian Shehab Essam, the top seed, 9-5, 9-0, 9-7. Khalifa,
whose older brother was runner-up in the U17 final, was only seeded to
reach the last 16 - but also despatched the event's No2 seed Dylan
Murray on his way to the final.
The Women's Under 13 final saw the
swiftest win of the day when Egypt's top seed Nour El Sherbeny
despatched compatriot Nouran Ibrahim, a 3/4 seed, 9-4, 9-1, 9-2 in
just 20 minutes.
Men's Under 19 final:
 Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt [5/8]
Gregoire Marche (FRA) 9-6, 9-7, 9-1 (50m)
Men's Under 17 final:
[5/8] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt  Amr
Khalid Khalifa (EGY) 10-8, 9-7, 9-7 (54m)
Men's Under 15 final:
 Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [3/4] Nasir
Iqbal (PAK) 9-2, 9-6, 9-1 (29m)
Men's Under 13 final:
[9/16] Osama Khalid Khalifa (EGY) bt 
Shehab Essam (EGY) 9-5, 9-0, 9-7 (27m)
Women's Under 19 final:
 Camille Serme (FRA) bt  Annie Au (HKG)
7-9, 2-9, 9-3, 9-3, 9-7 (69m)
Women's Under 17 final:
[5/8] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt  Heba El
Torky (EGY) 9-6, 5-9, 9-6, 1-9, 9-5 (48m)
Women's Under 15 final:
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [3/4] Menat
Allah Naser (EGY) 10-8, 9-0, 9-2 (31m)
Women's Under 13 final:
 Nour El Sherbeny (EGY) bt [3/4] Nouran
Ibrahim (EGY) 9-4, 9-1, 9-2 (20m