Egyptian players obtained five titles in the eight categories of the British Junior Open Squash 2014, putting Egypt as the top-earning country of the tournament.
Girls U19, boys and girls U17, boys U15 and boys U13 age groups were dominated by Egyptians.
For the first time since 2006, Egypt lost the boys U19 category as Karim El-Hammamy was eliminated by Peru’s Diego Elias in the semi-finals, placing in third.
Jordan’s Ahmed Al-Saraj took the title of the category after beating Elias.
In girls U19, Egyptians swept the first four places. Yethreb Adel won the title by defeating Mariam Metwally 3-1. Meanwhile, Nouran Gohar took the third place after beating Salma Hany.
Egypt’s Youssef Soliman defeated Malaysia’s Eain Yow (3-1) in the finals of boys U17. Fellow Egyptians, Saad El Din Ihab and Adham Mady, however, didn’t make it to the semi-finals.
The girls U17 category was topped by Habiba Mohamed, who beat Hana Bassem (3-0). Nadin Shahin and Mayar Hany came in third and fourth respectively.
Youssef Ibrahim placed first among boys U15, while Mostafa Montaser and Ziad Sakr came in the second and third.
However, Egyptians were not able to top the girls U15 as Hania El-Hammamy lost agains Malaysia’s Siv Subramaniam 3-2. Amina Yousry and Rowan Reda came in the third and fourth after El-Hammamy.
The boys U13 was won by Mohamed El Shamy. However, Jana Shiha lost against Malaysia’s Aifa Zaman (3-2) in the girls U13.
The event, which is considered the most significant after the World Junior Squash Championships, took place in Sheffield, England from 2 to 6 January.
With regards to the World Squash Championship, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) announced on Wednesday that Qatar’s Doha will host the event from 14 to 21 November. This will mark the fourth time a Middle Eastern country has hosted the event.