Young squash players compete in graded competition

Forty of the counties youngest squash players headed to Wigton to play in the annual Graded Competition on 26th and 27th January 2013.

Competitors from Wigton, Carlisle, Sands, Whitehaven, Windscale and Workington played out some very competitive games over the course of the weekend.

Many players were playing in their first tournament, with this competition the ideal opportunity to do so with the emphasis on fun and learning the game rather than rigorous competition.

However, some of the counties best young talent was on show in the top grades, county players Adam Gill, of Wigton and Adam Goad, nationally ranked 6 at U11’s from Carlisle competed in a great final in the U13 Boys ‘A’ category.

Also, Whitehaven’s Matthew Harrison, nationally ranked 26 at U11’s won the U11 Boys ‘A’ category, beating Windscale’s Zachary Singleton, ranked 74 in the final.

Workington had a winner with Michelle Tang winning the U13 Girls ‘A’ Final. Windscale also celebrated Kaitlyn Carruthers winning the U11 Girls ‘A’ competition.

The tournament was deemed a great success by the organising club with particular praise for the county’s newest and youngest competitors.

Selected results:

EventWinnerRunner Up
U11 Boys AMatthew Harrison (Whi)Zachary Singleton (Win)
U11 Boys BChristopher Butler (Wig)Phillip Jackson (Wig)
U11 Boys CZak Leathers (Wig)Jack Pigg (Wig)
U11 Boys DJack Cowton (Sands)Reece Raphael (Sands)
U11 Girls AKaitlyn Carruthers (Win)Amy Rayson (Car)
U11 Girls BZara Brannon (Win)Rebekah Hall (Win)
U13 Boys AAdam Gill (Wig)Adam Goad (Car)
U13 Boys BJoseph Broadley (Car)Tim Outhwaite (Win)
U13 GirlsMichelle Tang (Wor)Rhianne O’Neill (Whi)