2012 Cambridgeshire County Closed Championship
The 2012 Cambridge Junior Closed was held over two weekends this year; Saturday 29th September and Saturday 6th October.
The two weekends saw some great squash played at Hunts County Squash Club, with this year seeing a welcome influx of new U11 boys and girls players. Both days were well supported by players and parents and a great time was had by all, with as usual a feast of squash!
Tom Blair retained his Boys U19 title against Will Harris. Despite losing the first game, Blair proved too strong for Harris and triumphed 3-1 in a fast, enthralling game of squash.
The Girls U19 made a welcome return after an absence of several years. Played as a 4 girl round robin, Tayla Mounter was the class of the field, winning her three games comfortably. Natalie Caulkett finished second.
Jeremy Harris defeated Laurence Temple in the Boys U17 final to reclaim his title. It was another great display of competitive squash with Harris prevailing 3-1.
The Girls U17 final was played between the two usual sparring partners Tayla Mounter and Nadine El-Refee. Mounter continued her fine recent form, proving to be the stronger player this time to take the match 3-0.
The Boys U15 final was between Gregory Goodwin and Cambridgeshire newcomer Zach Abbs. Gregory played some inspired squash in the first game and despite a valiant fight back from Zach, Goodwin took the match and the title 3-0.
As expected, Nadine El-Refee won all of her games comfortably to claim the Girls U15 trophy. Played as a 5 girl round robin, Hannah Gingell finished second.
The Boys U13 was played between another Cambridgeshire newcomer Josh Abbs and Adam Peer. Josh had too much for Adam, winning the match comfortably 3-0.
The Girls U13s was played as two round robins of three with playoffs for final positions. The Girls U11 East Region Champion, Darcie Mounter, defeated the much improved Casey Miller 3-0 to take the Girls U13 title.
The Boys U11 final was between Leo Kitay and Jack Richardson. Jack and Leo put on a great display, but Kitay justified his recent Regional Academy squad call up by defeating Richardson in a tight affair 3-1.
Darcie Mounter added to her haul by taking the Girls U11 title too. Played as a round robin, Darcie proved far too strong for the rest of the field. Ellie Burgess came in second.
Cambridge Squash Rackets Association would like to thank Dunlop for their continued sponsorship and Hunts County for the use of their great facilities; particularly Nicky Hastings, Debbie and Sean Brodrick.
A big thank you must also go out to the usual stalwarts; Glynis Fenwick, Nikki Mounter and Ray Scrivens who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend sorting out players, arranging markers and marking themselves.
In the photos – Tom Blair & Tayla Mounter
The full results can be found in the attachment.