On Sunday 12th February, four competitive groups took to the Rossis squash courts in North Walsham to compete in the first junior squash Grand Prix of 2017.
Throughout the morning, Robert Thirst and Liam Bond dominated group 1, winning all their matches 2-0. When competing against one another, Liam took game one 11/8, however Robert’s age and experience allowed him to claw back the next two games giving him this month’s Grand Prix title.
Final placings: Robert Thirst (Broadland), Liam Bond (Bannatynes), Alex Hagag (Fakenham), Tom Biley (Fakenham), Kirstie Johnson (Broadland)
Group two revealed some tightly contested games and fantastic competitive spirit from all players. Broadland junior, Nicky Emerson completed all his matches, dropping only one game. Nicky’s closest match was against Bradley Faulkner who was able to retreave most balls, however Nicky’s court awareness and tactics put him in good stead winning 11/6 11/6 9/11 11/7.
Final placings: Nicky Emerson (Broadland), Bradley Faulkner (EATSC), Billy Riches (Broadland), Joseph Thompson (Gresham’s)
Both Martin sisters, Keira and Olivia won group three and four respectively without dropping a game. Both sisters dominated their respected groups when playing Jasmine, Cara, James and Gabriel.
Group 3 final placings: Keira Martin (Harleston), James Robinson (Broadland), Jasmine Thirst (Broadland), Cara Hayes-Bradley (Broadland)
Group 4 final placings: Olivia Martin (Harleston), Gabriel Escalera (EATSC)
Thank you to Rossis Leisure for hosting the Grand Prix, Anita Dixon and Jake Bond for running the tournament. Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February are the dates for the next Norfolk Junior squash county training sessions, for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.