British Junior Championships – Semi-Finals

Boys U19
1* Declan James (Notts) bt 3/4* Adam Auckland (Lincs)       8/11, 11/6, 11/6, 11/6 59 mins
James Earles bt Matt Sidaway   3/0

Girls U19:
1* Emily Whitlock (Cheshire) bt 5/8* Lauren Tamila (Lancs)         11/3, 11/4 ,11/4 17 mins
2* Katie Smith (Yorks) bt 3/4* Victoria Temple-Murray (Devon)         11/8, 4/11, 12/10, 13/11, 40 mins

Boys U17
1* Richie Fallows (Essex) bt 3/4* Peter Joyce (Avon)          11/7, 11/9, 8/11, 11/4 43 mins
2* Ashley Davies (Derbyshire) bt 3/4* Lyell Fuller (Devon)         9/11, 12/10, 11/8, 11/6 53 mins

Girls U17
3/4* Eleanor Lake (Glos) bt 9/16* Kip Quiney (Glos)        12/10, 11/4, 11/3 23 mins
3/4* Alicia Mead (Warks) bt 5/8* Lucy Beecroft (N’umbria)        11/8, 6/11, 12/10, 8/11 11/8 43 mins

Boys Under 15
2*Jack Cooper bt 3/4*Emyr Evans 13-11, 11-6, 11-3 (24m)
1*James Peach bt 3/4*Patrick Rooney 11-8, 13-11, 14-12 (36m)
Girls Under 15
2*Georgina Kennedy bt 3/4*Kace Bartley 11-9, 11-4, 11-6 (18m)
3/4* Amelia Henley bt 1* Elin Hrlow 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 (24m)

Boys Under 13
Curtis Malik bt James Wyatt 11-4, 11-6, 11-7 (16m)
Kyle Finch bt Joshua Atwell 4-11, 4-11, 15-13, 11-8, 11-6 (39m)

Girls Under 13
Elise Lazarus bt Jasmine Hutton 11-8, 11-2, 11-7 (17m)
Amy Jones bt Lucy Turmel 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 8-11, 12-10 (35m)

Semis Report– NSC

Girls Under 17: Surprises continued today in the GU17 draw as the number 2 seed was defeated in the quarter finals. Lucy Beecroft was in great form as she took on England’s number 1 Anna Kimberley. Beecroft got off to a great start and even though she lost the second game 2-11 it didn’t stop her as she went on to win 3-1. Beecroft moved into the semi finals to face the 3/4 Alicia Mead who had previously beaten Millie Pughe.

Beecroft and Mead played a 5 set thriller, with the scores level at 2-2 it was impossible to call, in the end it was Mead who crossed the finish line to move into the final. Kip Quiney continued her run as she moved into the semi final to face Eleanor Lake, the Gloucestershire pair played a tough match with Lake taking the first 12-10 after saving 4 game balls. Lake carried the momentum through and won 3-0 to book her place in tomorrows final against Mead.

Boys Under 17: The BU17 continued to go to the seeds plan as all top 4 seeds moved into the semi finals. They didn’t all have it easy though, Peter Joyce came up against an in form George Parker and It took 73 minutes for Joyce to take the match 3-1. Lyell Fuller also had a tough game against Hamish Falconer, another 3-1 match won by the higher seed in a slightly quicker but still tough 51 minutes.

Fallows and Davies both moved into the semi’s with 3-0 victories and it was maybe no surprise that the fresher pair and top two seeds have made it through to the final. Fallows with a 3-1 victory over Joyce in 43 minutes while Davies came back from being one game down to beat Lyell Fuller 3-1 in 52 minutes.

Girls Under 19: Charlotte Kirkwoods run in the tournament was stopped as she came up against Lauren Tamila. Tamila won 3-0 to go into the semis and face Emily Whitlock. Whitlock had previously cruised through the quarters with a 3-0 in 17 minutes against Chloe Pearson.

Whitlock is enjoying fantastic form at present and again only took 17 minutes to see off Tamila with another 3-0 victory. Whitlock now moves into the final and will face Katie Smith who saw off Victoria Temple Murray in their semi final.

Boys Under 19: The BU19 saw 3 of the top 4 seeds safely through to the semi finals. Declan James was pitted against Adam Auckland while James Earles faced Matt Sidaway. Sidaway was one all in games with Olli Holland when Holland was forced to retire with a groin injury.

James played his semi final first and went a game down, Auckland couldn’t keep the momentum though as James fought back and took the next 3 games, a 3-1 win will see James in tomorrows final. Earles and Sidaway finished the days action, Earles has been playing well all week and he kept his form, a 3-0 victory. Earles will now battle James for the Don Sanderson Trophy.

Final Line Ups:
GU17:*3/4 Eleanor Lake  v *3/4 Alicia Mead
BU17: *1 Richie Fallows  v *2 Ashley Davies
GU19: *1 Emily Whitlock  v *2 Katie Smith
BU19: *1 Declan James  v *2 James Earles

Semis at The Northern

Number 1 seed Curtis Malik wasted no time in booking his place in the final taking only 16 minutes to dispatch 3/4 seed James Wyatt 11-4, 11-6, 11-7. Number 2 seed Kyle Finchs route to the final was slightly more testing. Finch who lost the first two matches 11-4 to ¾ seed Joshua Atwell, had to save 4 match balls in the third game managed but dug deep to win 15-13. After winning the third Finch never looked back and won the game 3-2 in 39 minutes.

The Girls Under 13 all so had some drama as number 2 seed Amy Jones scraped through with beating 3/4 seed 12-10 in the fifth game to get through to the final. It was a completely different case for number 1 seed Elise Lazarus who took 17 minutes to win 3-0.

The first boys under 15 semi was a repeat of the English Junior Champs final. James Peach faced off against Patrick Rooney. In an extremely match peach managed to win 3-0 lasting 36 minutes. Rooney managed to save a couple of match points however Peach kept up the pressure and took the game and match 3-0.

In the second Semi final Emyr Evans was close to taking the first game give everything he had however Jack Cooper was able to cope and won the first 13-11. Evens seemed to put his all in to the first game and had nothing left for the next 2 games and Cooper won 11-6 & 11-3 to set up and all Yorkshire final.

Major upset in the girls under 15 as Number 1 seed Elin Harlow was beaten 3-0 by 3/4 seed Amelia Henley. In the second the semi final Kace Bartley show determination and grit in the first game but was beaten by number 2 seed Georgina Kennedy.

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