ENGLISH UNDER 11 CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURNS
After a highly successfully debut the English Under 11 Championships are back for their second year with another impressive number of entrants. 76 players from across the country will be looking to make an impression early in their careers by claiming a national title.
A monrad format will be used for the tournament ensuring lots of matches and will guarantee to keep players involved throughout the weekend. Although the event will be fun for all those who have entered there is still the matter of 2 national titles to decide and with last year’s winners Oscar Khoo and Elise Lazarus moving up age groups we are guaranteed two new champions.
With all of the players who finished in the top 10 last year moving up an age group, 2012 welcomes the next generation of Under 11 Girls and looking to fill the space will be No 1 seed Eve Coxon (Oxfordshire) who has established herself as the Number 1 ranked player at Under 11. Eve will face tough competition with No2 Seed Torrie Malik (Sussex) and 3/4 seeds Margot Prow (Middlesex) & Elizabeth Wall (Derbyshire) also looking to take glory themselves.
The Boys championship on paper looks like it will be a closely contested battle. Perry Malik (Sussex) arrives as the No1 seed for the tournament although he will have to overcome some strong competition if he is to be crowned champion. Jared Carter (Hampshire), seeded No2 will be looking to go one step further than last year after losing in the semi-final. Hoping to create an upset will be Sam Todd (Yorkshire) & Simon Herbert (Leicestershire) both of whom are seeded 3/4. Finally do not rule out Jack Mitterer (Kent) who returns as the dark horse after being last year’s runner up, losing to Oscar Khoo in the final.
The championship will be staged at the National Squash Centre which has staged many world class events including the 2002 Commonwealth Games, The 2008 World Championships, the British Open and is the long established home of the National Squash Championships.
Play starts at 9.00am on Saturday and the finals are scheduled to start at 5.30pm on Sunday. All spectators will be most welcome free of charge.