Junior Grand Prix – Round 3 – Duffield – 4 December 2011

Group A

 

1

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Jake Brass

1

0

3

1

5

Ben Harvey

2

3

0

1

3

7

Tom Hayes

3

3

3

3

12

Joe Thomas

4

0

0

1

4

Michael Quinn

5

3

0

3

7

 

 

 

 

 

Group B

 

1

2

3

4

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Joshua Harbut

1

1

1

1

3

Seb Brass

2

 3

3

3

9

Kieran Shelley

3

 3

1

3

7

Henry Jacobs

4

 3  1

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group C

 

1

2

3

4

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Molly Tomlinson

1

0

0

3

6

Laura Jones

2

3

0

0

6

Oliver Lowe

3

3

3

3

12

Tom Blenkinsop

4

0

3

0

6

Elliot Moore

5

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Group D

 

1

2

3

4

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Marcus Lumbard

1

1

3

0

4

Jack Kingscott

2

3

0

0

3

Ryan Laxton-Kane

3

1

3

0

4

Francesca Sulley

4

3

3

3

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group E

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Joe Wilcockson

1

3

3

3

3

12

Ryan McIntyre

2

0

0

3

3

6

Jordan Mellor

3

0

3

3

3

9

Michael Wallis

4

0

0

1

3

4

Sam McMylor

5

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Group F

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Fraser Martin

1

0

3

0

0

3

Oliver Johnston

2

3

1

0

0

4

Harry Salisbury

3

1

3

1

0

5

Frazer Moore

4

3

3

3

1

10

Rebekah King

5

3

3

3

3

12

 

 

 

 

Group G

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Isabelle Kenworthy

1

3

3

3

3

12

Finlay Moore

2

0

0

0

1

0

Lucy Kenworthy

3

0

3

3

3

9

George Salisbury

4

0

3

0

3

6

Will Gilbert

5

0

3

0

0

3

 

 

Belgian Junior Open – Ashley Davies

Sweet Taste Of Success For Irresistible Ashley

The weekend of 6th November saw Chesterfield squash supremo Ashley Davies return home from Belgium with his second successive European Junior U17 title. Having already posted victories in his previous three competitions, this fourth win on the bounce has given him his best ever start to a season.

To win the Belgian competition Ashley needed to see off the cream of Europe’s domestic players and did so with what is becoming his customary aplomb. Indeed, in his opening four matches he conceded a paltry 4 points per game on average, leaving the No.1 players from Spain and Israel trailing in his wake.

Said Ash of his opponents: “All players at this level are top quality so I was pleased to get through the early rounds without expending too much energy. I fully expected the semi-final to be a tough match but didn’t do myself any favours by losing concentration and allowing the third game to go to15-13”.

Ashley’s opponent in the final, Kuwait’s Yousef Saleh was “the quickest player I’ve ever seen. His racket seemed magnetic at times”.

And in what turned out to be another ding-dong battle, Ashley came out on top in a five game thriller, but by having to bag 11 points or more in every single game.

Having got off to a great start, taking the first game 12-10, Ashley was then pegged back, losing the next two games 11-13 and 12-14. Again Ash needed to dig deep and rescue the match by winning the last two games to return home with a victory – not a situation with which he is entirely unfamiliar!

Game four saw Ashley prevail 12-10 in another closely fought encounter, before finishing the job off 11-6 in the fifth.

Ashley paid respect to his fellow finalist saying: “I got a message from him the day after the tournament, congratulating me and looking forward to seeing me in January.”

Following the Belgian victory, Ashley now enters a period of intensive training at his home club, Brampton Manor, as he starts his build up to the British Junior Open, held in Sheffield in early January.

Junior Grand Prix – Round 2 – Ilkeston Manor – 16 October 2011

Group A

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

 

 

Jake Brass

 

1

3

1

0

3

7

Matt Logan

2

1

0

0

3

4

Tom Hayes

3

3

3

3

3

12

Joe Thomas

4

3

3

0

3

9

Henry Jacobs

5

1

1

1

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group B

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Michael Quinn

1

3

3

3

3

12

Joshua Harbut

2

0

0

3

3

6

Seb Brass

3

0

3

3

3

9

Kieran Shelley

4

0

1

0

3

4

Alex Ford

5

0

0

1

0

1

Group C

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

 

Molly Tomlinson

1

0

3

3

0

6

Laura Jones

2

3

3

3

0

9

Ryan Laxton-Kane

 

3

1

0

0

0

1

Gabby Barton

4

0

0

3

0

3

Callan Harvey

5

3

3

3

3

12

 

 

 

 

 

Group D

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Tom Blenkinsop

1

3

3

3

3

12

Daniel Harrison

2

1

3

0

0

4

Ryan McIntyre

3

0

0

3

0

3

Jordan Mellor

4

0

3

0

0

3

Isabel Favell

5

0

3

3

3

9

 

 

Group E

1

2

3

4

5

6

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Joe Wilcockson

1

 

3

3

3

0

0

      9

 

Michael Wallis

2

1

1

3

3

0

      8  

Fraser Martin

3

1

3

3

0

0

7

Libby Leivers

4

0

0

1

1

0

2

Joe Kinirons

5

3

1

3

3

0

10

Francesca Sulley

6

3

3

3

3

3

15

 

 

Group F

1

2

3

4

5

6

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Adam Brass

1

 

1

3

3

3

3

13

 

Sam McMylor

2

3

3

3

3

3

15

Rebecca Cosgrove

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

Isabelle Kenworthy

4

0

0

3

0

0

3

Hannah Hicken

5

1

1

3

3

1

9

Luca Mainiero

6

0

0

3

3

3

9

 

Bradford (Heaton) Junior Open – October 2011

Derbyshire Juniors taste Yorkshire success

Saturday 15th October saw three promising Derbyshire Juniors travel to Yorkshire to compete in the Bradford (Heaton) Junior Open.

The three, Libby Lievers (8), Joe Harrison (12) and Oliver Hall (9), all Brampton Manor players, came away as U11 Girls Champion, U13 Boys Plate winner and U11 Boys Runner-Up respectively.

Libby set the ball rolling with accomplished displays and particularly consistent serves against her opponents in a round robin competition. Libby’s deep, high serves caused trouble all day and in the final match against Pontefract girl Eve Perrin she held her nerve in the sub-tropical heat of Heaton Squash Club’s court two to close out the match 11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9.

Next up was Oliver, who despite his occasional frustration with his own game and several refereeing calls produced gutsy performances when it mattered, winning his final match of another round robin competition 11-9, having previously posted 11-5, 2-11, 13-15, 11-8 scores. With only two national ranking places between Oliver and his final match opponent, Northumbrian Andrew Shipley, this promised to be a close match and so proved to be. A previous meeting between the two at Chapel Allerton had ended in a 3-2 win for Oliver, having come from 2-0 down, and again he found himself having to win the final two games to take the match. A special mention must go to Oliver for having volunteered a double bounce to an unsighted marker at 9-8 in game 5, before finally taking the last two points legitimately.

Player of the day, Joe Harrison, crowned the afternoon’s work. Despite having been picked off by the very hard-hitting eventual finalist Elliot Ridge in his opening match to go down in straight games, Joe progressed smoothly through his next two matches to set up a Plate Final against Charlie Mason of Manchester. Played in a great spirit, the final was decided 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 in Joe’s favour. Both finalists produced steady, tenacious squash and gave 100% effort, each pulling off winners worthy of players much higher up the national rankings. However, it’s not without good reason that Joe occupies the number one slot for Derbyshire at U13 level and with his superior court-craft and tireless running he eventually wore his opponent down to take the honours.

So, all in all, some promising performances from three youngsters who are relatively new to the junior open circuit and have much work to do, but never looked out of their depth.

Junior Grand Prix – Round 1 – Brampton Manor – 18 September 2011

Group A

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

 Jake Brass

1

0

3

3

1

7

Matt Barton

2

3

3

3

3

12

Tom Hayes

3

1

0

3

0

4

Michael Quinn

4

1

0

0

1

2

Ben Harvey

5

3

0

3

3

9

 

Group B

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Kieran Shelley

1

3

3

0

1

7

Laura Jones

2

0

0

0

0

0

Oliver Lowe

3

0

3

0

1

4

Henry Jacobs

4

3

3

3

1

10

Joe Thomas

5

3

3

3

3

12

 

Group C

 

1

2

3

4

5

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Seb Brass

1

3

3

3

3

12

Molly Tomlinson

2

0

0

3

3

6

Oliver Hall

3

1

3

3

3

10

Jordan Mellor

4

0

0

0

1

1

Ryan McIntyre

5

0

0

0

3

3

 

Group D

1

2

3

4

5

6

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Gabrielle Barton

1

 

0

1

3

 

3

7

 

Ryan Laxton-Kane

2

3

3

3

3

12

Isabel Favell

3

3

0

0

3

6

Niko Raine

4

0

0

3

3

6

Francesca Sulley

5

injured

Joe Kinirons

6

0

1

0

0

1

 

Group E

1

2

3

4

5

6

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Joe Wilcockson

1

 

3

3

3

3

3

15

 

Michael Wallis

2

0

3

1

1

3

8

Fraser Martin

3

0

1

1

3

3

8

Libby Leivers

4

0

3

3

3

3

12

Sam McMylor

5

0

3

0

0

3

6

Hannah Hicken

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Group F

1

2

3

4

5

6

TOTAL

Grand Prix Points

Adam Brass

1

 

3

3

3

3

1

13

 

David Silcock

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rebecca Cosgrove

3

0

3

0

0

0

3

Isabelle Kenworthy

4

0

3

3

3

1

10

Lucy Kenworthy

5

0

3

3

0

0

6

Luca Mainiero

6

3

3

3

3

3

15