Yarm Squash Club (YSC) proudly hosted its third England Squash and Racketball (ESR) sanctioned Junior Bronze Event on the weekend of 12-13th November 2016.
This year there were a massive 157 games to get through with 84 entrants in boys U11,13,15,17 and 19s and girls U11,13,15 and 19s categories. Entries this year came from as far afield as Yorkshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Nottinghamshire. All four courts were in use on two squash-packed days with coveted ESR Rankings points at stake.
Representing the home club this year were Ben and Lucinda Cross, Will Gibbon, Toby and Anna Simpson, Riley, Evan and Fern Shelton and Gemma Hopwood. All played fantastic squash adding to the atmosphere of a great weekend of squash. Well done to you all.
Andy Cross as tournament organiser and his team of helpers are really up to speed now with this event now and again worked hard all weekend and in the run up to the competition! Geryan was once again on hand for the long weekend serving up much appreciated bacon butties as usual!
Thanks to all involved, you know who you are…
Once again we had fantastic support from our sponsor Ali Raine, Director of ‘Money Matters’ Independent Financial Advisors and Mortgage Consultants. His sponsorship ensured all entrants were once again given a souvenir T shirt promoting YSC. Winners and runners up this year were given vouchers or trophies depending on the age category and again sponsorship from Dunlop provided additional prizes of kit bags making this a great event to enter.
Winner and Runner-up in each category:
GU11s Winner: Zoe Shipsey (Northumbria) & Runner Up : Holly Shepherd (Yorks)
GU13s Winner: Katie Barker (Notts) & Runner-up: Jess Weatherspoon (D+C)
GU15s Winner: Harriet Wight (Northumberland) & Runner-up: Beth Tudor (Warks)
GU19s Winner: Charlotte Jagger (Yorks) & Runner-up: Lucinda Cross (D+C)
BU11s Winner: Dan Leech ( ) & Runner Up: George Camp ( )
BU13s Winner: Ben Parlour (Yorks) & Rinner Up: Tom Miller (D+C)
BU15s Winner: Matthew Thompson (Northumberland) & Runner-up: Nathan Dobson (Northumberland)
BU17s Winner: Andrew Shipley (Northumberland) & Runner-up: Harry Little (D+C)
BU19s Winner: Michael Andrews (D&C) & Runner-up: Ben Cross (D+C)
Tournament organiser Andy Cross
It is hoped that by running events like this at YSC will help to strengthen the junior section of the club. Sponsorship allows any profits made from entry fees to be set aside for development of our juniors and the future of the club. This year we have kitted out our juniors who attend Sunday coaching with their own Yarm SC training tops.
We hope to promote new junior membership with opportunities available to access group and individual squash coaching, it is hoped that our junior membership will continue to grow, ensuring a bright future for our club.
Not many pics this year! need a new photographer!!