Dorset Junior County Closed

The boys competed on Saturday and what a great day of squash it was from every single Dorset boy! From 6 years of age to 17, the boys showed passion and skill as they battled to become 2019 county champions;

In the U9’s there was some great squash from our up and coming youngsters.
U9 champion – Freddie Wyatt, runner up George Barrow, 3rd Charlie Clifford, 4th Elliott Saunders, 5th Arlo Shave, 6th Yuuki Andress.

In the U11’s Isaac Watts showed his superiority as he was crowned county champion without dropping a game all morning.

U11 champion – Isaac Watts, runner up Riley Davies, 3rd Oliver Dewey. 4th Joe Hanson, 5th Ben Shawyer, 6th Alfie McMillan.

Logan Macey knocked out the no 2 seed Jack Harris in the semi-final and went from strength to strength beating the number 1 seed Oliver Galloway in the final 3-0.
U13 champion – Logan Macey, runner up Oliver Galloway

In the U15’s Ethan Franklin and Jacob Whitfield looked set for a hard fought final. A great final but Ethan contained his opponent well and Jacob couldn’t quite get his rhythm going to cause Ethan as much trouble as he would have liked..

U15 champion Ethan Franklin, runner up Jacob Whifield, 3rd Toby Anderson, 4th Lloyd Dunn, 5th Daniel Vines, 6th Ben Stewart.

It was great to have 6 strong contenders in the U17’s. However Noah Campbell-Wynter remained calm and unpreturbed against his hard hitting opponent David Offer in the final securing a 3-0 win.
U 17 champion – Noah Campbell-Wynter, runner up David Offer, 3rd Sam Jourdain, 4th Alex Fordham, 5th Archie Oliver, 6th Balint Garamvolgyi

In the U19’s Luca was always the strongest contender and he retained his title for yet another year. Nevertheless the other 3 players were of a strong calibre and they all battled hard to secure their positions.
U19 champion – Luca Campbell-Wynter, 2nd Oliver offat, 3rd Luke Evans, 4th Ellis Jennings

Another great day of squash on the Sunday and a great way to end Women’s Squash Week with 29 girls playing for the county championships in the U9, U11, U13, U15, U17/19 categories.
Starting the girls off were 5 fabulous little U9’s, some as young as 6 years old. They played their hearts out and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, all 5 going home with a medal!

U9 champion – Kate Lockyer, runner up Darcy McCoy, 3rd Lucy Shawyer, 4th Abi Fewings, 5th Jasmine Thornley

Meanwhile the U11’s battled it out with Taranya Low stealing the show with an unbeaten performance.

U11 champion – Taranya Low, runner up Sienna Hancock, 3rd Megan Shore, 4th Lexie Ghandy, 5th Molly McCoy

Lisa Stewart was triumphant in the U13s although Elizabeth Avis fought hard to take a game off her in the final.

U13 Champion – Lisa Stewart, runner up Elizabeth Avis, 3rd Lara Sheldon, 4th Rosie Burnand, 5th Freya Wallace-Smith, 6th Alex Sherwin, 7th Isabelle Ghandy

In the U15’s Charlotte Jones and Abi Russell competed in a hard hitting finale, Charlotte nipping Abi at the post.

U15 champion – Charlotte Jones, runner up Abi Russell, 3rd Hope Hancock, 4th Jodie Freeman-Woods, 5th Bella Rowley

The most gripping and intense final was the U17s with both Izzie Rowan and Lucy Hill repeatedly stealing the lead and at 9-9 in the fifth it was anyone’s match. With a couple of good serves, Lucy managed to squeeze past the finishing post first winning 11-9.

U17 champion Lucy Hill, runner up Izzie Rowan,

U19 champion – Amy Campbell-Wynter, runner up Lucy Hill

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Well done to everyone who took part. We are very proud of you all.

A big thank you goes to our sponsors iProsports and Slades Estate Agents. The t-shirts are the best to date!

There are photos on the Dorset Squash website and the report and photos will be uploaded to the DS website shortly.

Many thanks to all the parents and coaches who supported me over the weekend to make the process slick and easy to manage.

If anyone would like me to send them any photos, let me know.

Thanks

Bev

 

Bev Vatcher

Dorset Junior Squash Development Officer

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