Jonah Bryant & Amelie Haworth win Boys U19 & Girls U19 titles at 2024 English Junior Squash Championships

February 13 2024

Jonah Bryant and Amelie Haworth won the Boys U19 and Girls U19 titles respectively at the 2024 English Junior Squash Championships staged at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club in London.

18-year-old Jonah Bryant, top seed in the boys’ event, retained his U19 crown after overcoming 2nd seed Abd-Allah Eissa 11-4 11-9 11-5, whilst Amelie Haworth, top seed in the girls event, defeated Mariam Eissa 11-9 11-4 11-9 to improve on last year’s semi-final exit.

No.2 seed Ronnie Hickling built on last year’s semi-final finish at the BU17 event to win this year’s final, beating Viggo Hendricks 11-8 11-9 11-5. Top seed in the girls U17 Emily Coulcher-Porter defeated 2nd seed Elizabeth Dicker 11-3 11-8 11-6.

In the GU15 final, top seed Harriet Broadbridge defeated Renata Colabella 11-2 11-5 11-1, whilst George Griffiths beat Gabriel Chak 11-9 11-8 11-7 to win the boys U15 title.

Esther Chak claimed the girls U13 trophy with an 11-3 11-3 11-5 win over Nadiya Ismail, with the boys U13 trophy going to Alexander Koa-Wing who upset the seedings to take out title favourite Oscar Brown 13-11 11-5 11-8.

In the boys U11 final, No.2 seed Logan Willstrop, son of former World No.1 and UNSQUASHABLE player James Willstrop went down in four games to top seed Ben Lamond. Siona Mishra was crowned the girls U11 champion after beating Ada Brown Ada Brown 10-12 11-8 11-7 12-10.

Finally, the Mixed U9 event was won by top seed Naishe Matamisa with the current British U9 National Squash Champion, defeated Gabriel Cannistraci 14-12 11-4 11-2.

2024 English Junior Squash Championships Finals Results:
Mixed U9: [1] Naishe Matamisa (Warks) 3-0 [2] Gabriel Cannistraci (Middx) 14-12, 11-4, 11-2
GU11: [1] Siona Mishra (Warks) 3-1 [3/4] Ada Brown (Norfolk) 10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 12-10
BU11: [1] Ben Lamond (Dorset) 3-1 [2] Logan Willstrop (Yorks) 11-5, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9
GU13: [1] Esther Chak (Surrey) 3-0 [2] Nadiya Ismail (Warks) 11-3, 11-3, 11-5
BU13: [2] Alexander Koa-Wing (Middx) 3-0 [1] Oscar Brown (Leics) 13-11, 11-5, 11-8
GU15: [1] Harriet Broadbridge (Hants) 3-0 [3/4] Renata Colabella (Kent) 11-2, 11-5, 11-1
BU15: [1] George Griffiths (Hants) 3-0 [2] Gabriel Chak (Surrey) 11-9, 11-8, 11-7
GU17: [1] Emily Coulcher-Porter (Bucks) 3-0 [2] Elizabeth Dicker (Hants) 11-3, 11-8, 11-6
BU17: [2] Ronnie Hickling (Surrey) 3-0 [5/8] Viggo Hendricks (Glos) 11-8, 11-9, 11-5
GU19: [1] Amelie Haworth (Hants) 3-0 [2] Mariam Eissa (Warks) 11-9, 11-4, 11-9
BU19: [1] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) 3-0 [2] Abd-Allah Eissa (Warks) 11-4, 11-9, 11-5

England Squash have announced the draws for the 2024 English Junior Squash Championships (EJC) which will be staged in London from 9th to 11th February, with the spotlight shining on the defending champions, Jonah Bryant and Amelie Haworth, in the Boys and Girls Under 19 age group categories, respectively.

Jonah Bryant, a seven-time English Junior Squash Champion, is on a mission to defend his Boys U19 crown. His journey includes a potential clash with Yusuf Sheikh and final against 2nd seed Abd-Allah Eissa. The boys draw also features several other formidable contenders, including England No.1 Bailey Malik, his twin brother Heston Malik, and the seasoned Alex Broadbridge, a four-time English Junior Squash Champion.

The Girls U19 draw unfolds as a compelling narrative, with four-time English Junior Squash Champion Amelie Haworth seeking redemption after her third-place finish last year. Amelie Haworth, who made a remarkable debut on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Challenger Tour this season, is poised for a potential rematch with Mariam Eissa, her adversary in October's GU19 British Junior Squash Championships final. Standing in her path is the formidable Olivia Owens, the Pontefract Gold Squash Champion in December. The roster of contenders also includes current England No.1 Meha Shah and the Chichester Silver Squash Champion Megan Light.

In the Boys U17 age group category, the top-seeded Ismail Khalil, the reigning Boys U15 Champion, sets the stage for a showdown with England No.1 Ronnie Hickling in the final. The competition is fierce, with Pontefract Gold Squash Champion Chester Dockray and Harry Bloomfield aiming to upset the hierarchy.

Emily Coulcher-Porter, the reigning British GU17 Squash Champion, headlines the Girls U17 draw, with a potential clash against Reka Kemecsei, the 2023 British Girls U15 Squash Champion, in the semi-finals. The path to the title is fraught with challenges, including a potential final face-off with second-seeded Elizabeth Dicker, who must first navigate past England No.2 Emma Logan.

Boys U15 top seed George Griffiths eyes redemption after his 2023 runner-up position. His potential adversary in the final is Gabriel Chak, fresh off a BU15 title at December's Pontefract Gold Squash Championship and a runner-up finish in October's British Junior Squash Championships.

The Girls U15 draw features an intense battle between England No.2 and Pontefract Gold Squash Champion Harriet Broadbridge and England No.1 Fearne Copley in the semi-finals, with the winner expected to meet second seed Ameerah Ismail in the final.

In the Boys U13 age group category, Oscar Brown, the 2023 English Junior Squash Championship Boys U11 runner-up, is poised for a title clash with Pontefract Gold Squash Champion Alexander Koa-Wing. Oscar Brown's semi-final opponent is likely to be Joshua Fillmore, while Koa-Wing could face England No.2 Euan Thomson.

Girls U13 action is set to unfold with top seed Esther Chak and Nadiya Ismail on a collision course for the final. Standing in their way are Bella Gokani and Sophie Harding, respectively.

The Girls U11 category sees current British Squash Champion Siona Mishra in pole position for the English Junior Squash Championship title, with a semi-final clash against Chichester Silver Squash Champion Olivia Holbrook on the cards. A potential final awaits against Pontefract Gold Squash Championship runner-up Freya Hennings.

Boys U11 top seed Ben Lamond eyes a path to the title, potentially meeting James Barker in the semi-finals before a high-stakes final showdown with England No.1 Logan Willstrop - a possible rematch of the 2023 British Junior Squash Championship U11 final.

The Mixed Under 9s category promises excitement, with Naishe Matamisa set to lock horns with Gabriel Cannistraci in the final. Naishe Matamisa, the British U9 Squash Champion from October, faces a formidable opponent in Gabriel Cannistraci, the current England No.1 and Pontefract Gold Squash Champion.

The 2024 English Junior Squash Championships kicks off on 9th February across five prestigious London venues – Cumberland Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Coolhurst Tennis and Squash Club, Southgate Squash & Racketball Club, Oakleigh Park Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, and Finchley Manor Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.