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13/02/2021
AJ Bell England Championships 2021

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AJ Bell England Championships 2021
Men's Draw
09 - 12 Feb
Manchester, England

Final:
[2] Declan James (Notts) bt [4] George Parker (Leics) 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6 (64m)
Third place play-off:
Nick Wall (Yorks) v Richie Fallows (Essex)

Third place play-off:
Richie Fallows (Essex) bt Nick Wall (Yorks) 11-6, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9 (53m)

Fifth place play-off:
[1] James Willstrop (Yorks) bt Charlie Lee (Surrey) 11-8, 11-4, 9-11, 11-6 (44m)[1] James Willstrop (Yorks) bt Charlie Lee (Surrey) 11-8, 11-4, 9-11, 11-6 (44m)

Semi-finals:
[4] George Parker (Leics) bt Nick Wall (Yorks) 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6 (69m)
[2] Declan James (Notts) bt Richie Fallows (Essex) 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5 (74m)

5th - 8th place play-offs:
[1] James Willstrop (Yorks) bt Patrick Rooney (Merseyside) 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10 (43m)
Charlie Lee (Surrey) bt Miles Jenkins (Sussex) 11-9, 10-12, 11-4, 11-3 (47m)

2nd pool round:
Pool A
Nick Wall (Yorks) bt Joshua Masters (Kent) 12-10, 11-9, 11-6 (31m)
Nick Wall (Yorks) bt [1] James Willstrop (Yorks) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (35m)
Pool B
Patrick Rooney (Merseyside) bt Tom Walsh (Sussex) 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 (47m)
[4] George Parker (Leics) bt Patrick Rooney (Merseyside) 12-14, 11-0, 11-9, 11-5 (56m)
Pool C
Richie Fallows (Essex) bt Charlie Lee (Surrey) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 (37m)
Richie Fallows (Essex) bt [3] Tom Richards (Surrey) w/o
Pool D
Miles Jenkins (Sussex) bt Joe Lee (Surrey) 5-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 (43m)
[2] Declan James (Notts) bt Miles Jenkins (Sussex) 11-8, 11-4, 11-4 (41m)

1st pool round:
Pool A
[1] James Willstrop (Yorks) bt Joshua Masters (Kent) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 (23m)
Pool B
[4] George Parker (Leics) bt Tom Walsh (Sussex) 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (49m)
Pool C
Charlie Lee (Surrey) bt [3] Tom Richards (Surrey) 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6 (52m)
Pool D
[2] Declan James (Notts) bt Joe Lee (Surrey) 11-8, 11-3, 11-3 (40m)

AJ Bell England Championships 2021
Women's Draw
09 - 12 Feb
Manchester, England


Final:
[1] Sarah-Jane Perry (Warwicks) bt Georgina Kennedy (Kent) 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (23m)

Third place play-off:
[4] Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) bt [3] Julianne Courtice (Glos) 11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6 (44m)

Fifth place play-off:
[2] Millie Tomlinson (Derbyshire) bt Grace Gear (Herts) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9 (53m)

3rd pool round:
Pool A
[1] Sarah-Jane Perry (Warwicks) bt Grace Gear (Herts) 11-2, 11-5, 11-1 (18m)
[3] Julianne Courtice (Glos) bt Lucy Beecroft (Northumbria) 11-4, 12-10, 11-4 (27m)
Grace Gear (Herts) bt Anna Kimberley (Essex) 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 11-2 (36m)
Pool B
Kace Bartley (Surrey) bt Alicia Mead (Warwicks) 11-8, 6-11, 4-11, 11-8, 13-11 (40m)
Georgina Kennedy (Kent) bt [4] Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) 11-4, 11-8, 11-9 (32m)
Georgina Kennedy (Kent) bt [2] Millie Tomlinson (Derbyshire) 11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 11-2 (41m)

2nd pool round:
Pool A
[1] Sarah-Jane Perry (Warwicks) bt Anna Kimberley (Essex) 11-3, 11-3, 11-2 (18m)
Grace Gear (Herts) bt Lucy Beecroft (Northumbria) 11-8, 11-1, 11-7 (20m)
[1] Sarah-Jane Perry (Warwicks) bt [3] Julianne Courtice (Glos) 17-15, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 (58m)
Lucy Beecroft (Northumbria) bt Anna Kimberley (Essex) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (34m)
[3] Julianne Courtice (Glos) bt Grace Gear (Herts) 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4 (36m)
Pool B
Georgina Kennedy (Kent) bt Alicia Mead (Warwicks) 11-5, 11-5, 11-1 (19m)
[2] Millie Tomlinson (Derbyshire) bt Kace Bartley (Surrey) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 (20m)
[4] Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) bt [2] Millie Tomlinson (Derbyshire) 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 (26m)
Georgina Kennedy (Kent) bt Kace Bartley (Surrey) 11-4, 11-3, 11-0 (17m)
[4] Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) bt Alicia Mead (Warwicks) 11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (22m)

1st pool round:
Pool A
[1] Sarah-Jane Perry (Warwicks) bt Lucy Beecroft (Northumbria) 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 (26m)
[3] Julianne Courtice (Glos) bt Anna Kimberley (Essex) 11-3, 11-3, 11-2 (23m)
Pool B
[4] Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) bt Kace Bartley (Surrey) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (23m)
[2] Millie Tomlinson (Derbyshire) bt Alicia Mead (Warwicks) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7 (40m)

REPORTS

James and Parker to contest AJ Bell England Championships final

Commonwealth Games Bronze Declan James and World No.42 George Parker will contest the final of the AJ Bell England Squash Championships 2021 in Manchester today after prevailing in yesterdayís riveting semi-finals.

24-year-old Parker, who captured the England Squash Challenge title three months earlier on the same court, overcame a stern test from World No.134 Nick Wall in a dramatic last four clash which went the full distance.

After sweeping aside top seed James Willstrop in straight games in the previous round, 20-year-old Wall refused to go down without a fight.

The duo battled for a gruelling 70 minutes but it was Parkerís experience and physicality that came to the forefront in the last game to prevail 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6.

Meanwhile, World No.23 Declan James claimed an equally thrilling four-game battle against World No. 53 Richie Fallows. Profiting off a series of strokes from his opponent, Jamesís consistency and steely determination kept Fallows at bay to close out 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5 in 74 minutes.

In the womenís, top seed Sarah-Jane Perry and England Squash Challenge champion Georgina Kennedy will go head-to-head in todayís final after topping their respective groups following a clean sweep of victories.

British National champion Perry has been rarely tested all week, and put on a clinical masterclass in her last group match against World No.99 Grace Gear, storming to a 11-2, 11-5, 11-1 (18m) victory.

Kennedy, meanwhile, outmanoeuvred and stunned second seed Millie Tomlinson in a hard-fought four-game encounter to prevail 11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 11-2 (41m).

The 3/4 and 5/6 play-offs commence at 3pm today with the finals scheduled for 5pm - watch live and for free on the official Facebook pages of England Squash and the PSA World Tour; to SQUASHTV digital subscribers, as well as englandsquash.tv and the PSA SQUASHTV YouTube channel.
 
Willstrop and Perry to headline AJ Bell England Squash Championships

England Squash has announced that the AJ Bell England Squash Championships will be staged at the National Squash Centre in Manchester from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 February with all the action streamed live on SQUASHTV and Facebook.

The competition will feature a menís and womenís tournament containing 12 players in the menís and 10 players in the womenís. The format will comprise two days of pool stage action before playoffs commence on Thursday 11 February. The tournament will serve as preparation for the return of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour and will provide Englandís leading players some much needed competitive playing time.

English no.1s and British National champions James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry will be the highest-ranked players and will headline the respective menís and womenís draws.

The highest PSA ranked England Squash programme players have been selected to compete with a wild card entry also invited into each category. Willstrop will be joined in the menís tournament by Declan James, Tom Richards, George Parker, Patrick Rooney, Richie Fallows, Charlie Lee, Nick Wall, Josh Masters, Tom Walsh, Sam Todd and National Coach pick Cameron Malik.

Millie Tomlinson, Julianne Courtice, Jasmine Hutton, Anna Kimberley, Kace Bartley, Alicia Mead, Grace Gear, Georgina Kennedy and National Coach pick Lucy Beecroft join Perry in the womenís tournament.

David Campion, England Squash National Coach said: "The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the cancellation of numerous squash tournaments both in England and around the globe and we felt it was important to ensure that our athletes have a chance to return to competitive action.

ďWe are thankful for the support of AJ Bell in helping us stage this event with the PSA and are particularly pleased to be collaborating with the PSA in broadcasting the AJ Bell England Squash Championships around the world."

Pool stage action will begin on Tuesday 9 February at 16:00 (GMT), continuing on Wednesday 10 February from 10:00 with the final match of the day scheduled for 20:30. The playoffs begin on Thursday 11 February from 13:00, with the final match of the day scheduled for 18:00.

The menís and womenís finals will take place on Friday 12 February at 17:00 and 18:00 respectively with the remaining playoff matches taking place from 15:00.

All glass-court and side court matches will be shown live and for free on the official Facebook pages of England Squash and the PSA World Tour; to SQUASHTV digital subscribers, as well as englandsquash.tv and the PSA SQUASHTV YouTube channel.

 

 

 

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