Monday 14 January 2008

British Junior Open 2008

Boys U19 final - Mohamed El Shorbagy, Egy, beats Gregoire Marche, FraEgypt sent out a warning for the future to the other leading squash-playing nations in the recent British Junior Open.

Six of the eight age-category winners hailed from north Africa.

With four Egyptians now encamped in the new PSA top 10 rankings, the country is further establishing itself as a dominant force in world squash ...

And although the Egypt's women have a smaller representation at the top of the WISPA rankings, their strength in depth was evident in wins by Nour El Sherbeny (G13) and Nour El Tayeb (G15).

England, Australia, Pakistan, Canada and France - historically the countries that can be classed as the other leading squash playing nations - fared less well overall in the junior tournament held in Sheffield.

For an excellent analysis of the top countries' overall year-on-year strength, as represented by rankings, see this article by Tomas Jovanovics.

British Junior Open 2008

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