Scottish Junior and Under-23 National Championships
Northumbria squash players enjoyed success at the Scottish Junior and Under-23 National Championships in Aberdeen last weekend (February 3-5).
Top seed Jamie Todd claimed the Boys Under-19 title defeating Inverness-based Ross Henderson in four games with Harry Little claiming a silver medal in the Boys Under-15 event.
Jamie, 18, defeated Edinburgh University’s Harry Simpson, 11-2/11-4/11-1 in his quarter-final match.
This set up a semi-final clash with fourth seed Jonathan Brady and again Jamie proved too strong winning in three, 11-4/11-9/11-3 against the Giffnock player.
In the final Ross Henderson put up stern resistance in the opening three games despite a shin injury before Jamie sealed the title winning the fourth comfortably for an 11-3/4-11/11-8/11-0 win.
Northumberland Club squash player Harry Little, 14, received a bye in round one of the Boys Under-15 event before seeing off Edinburgh’s Peter Macari in his opening match, 11-6/11-3/11-5.
The Gosforth Academy pupil won his quarter-final clash again without dropping a game against another Edinburgh player Hugo Macpherson, 11-2/11-3/11-7 before the number one seed saw off fifth seed Marcus Henderson from Aberdeen in three games, 11-6/11-7/11-7.
This set up a battle of the top seeds in the final as Harry took on Renfrewshire-based second seed Ruadhri McDougall.
The crowd was treated to a highly skillful match and in three tight games it was Ruadhri who prevailed 11/8, 11/9, 11/9 to claim the title with Harry settling for a creditable silver medal.
Andy Weston (Managing Director Weston Sports Marketing)