For the first time, Team USA’s junior team will be descending on Sheffield for the 2015 British Junior Open Squash Championships January 2-6.
On Tuesday December 30, the players arrived at The Village Hotel, Warrington, for three days training before beginning their quest across the Pennines to Sheffield for the 2015 BJO hosted at Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club, Abbeydale Sports Club and Fulwood Sports Club.
The British Junior Open is considered the world age-group championships at all age groups other than U19, however some formidable names have been crowned BJO Champion in the past. Past winners include include, Nick Matthew, Greg Gaultier, Karim Darwish, Ramy Ashour (all previous World No. 1’s) and current world No. 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy—a recent university graduate—on the male side. For the women, names such as Nicol David, Nour El Sherbini and Camille Serme.
Team USA will continue to work hard and are striving to add to the names of Michelle Quibell (GU17) and Olivia Blatchford (GU15) who have previously won BJO titles.
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For more information on the British Junior Open, visit the official British Junior Open tournament page.