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Posted: 06.06.14



England’s emerging young talent comes together this weekend to compete for national titles at the English Under-11 Championships.

Nottingham Squash Rackets Club hosts a busy two days of squash, with both the boys and girls playing in monrad-style draws, which guarantee all players matches throughout the weekend, win or lose.

Sam Osborne-Wylde (Worcestershire) comes into the event as top seed in the boys’ event. Osborne-Wylde finished third last year and will be looking to claim his first national title this weekend. Seeded to meet him in the final is Surrey’s Timothy Lloyd, although challenges will surely also come from 3/4 seeds Ben Harrison (Middlesex) and Matthew Harrison (Cumbria).

The no.1 seed in the girls’ event is Emma Bartley (Suffolk). Bartley will also be chasing her first national title, but she will have a fight on her hands as she is likely to come up against defending champion Torrie Malik (Sussex) in the final. Olivia Besant (Hampshire) and Ophelia Watson (Yorkshire), the 3/4 seeds, will no doubt be hoping to cause an upset should they meet the top two seeds in the semi-finals.

Matches start at 9am tomorrow with play until 6pm. The semi-finals and finals will be played on Sunday from 9.40am. All spectators are welcomed free of charge.