The British Junior Open (BJO) is one of the most prestigious events on the junior squash calendar attracting the best young prospects from around the world battling it out for the coveted titles.
2018 brought an end to 22 years of Sheffield hosting the event, with the tournament to be hosted in Birmingham for the next three years. The tournament will be held across four venues in January. Next year’s event will be one of the biggest in the championship’s history, attracting more than 750 competitors, representing over 50 nations competing in ten age categories from the Under 11s to the Under 19s for both Boys and Girls.
Previous winners of the Drysdale Cup (U19 boys’ title) include former World #1s Ramy Ashour, Gregory Gaultier and James Willstrop and three-time world champion Nick Matthew. World Series Finals champion Mohamed ElShorbagy won the trophy three years in a row from 2008 to 2010. Holders of the U19 girls’ trophy include World Numbers 1-3 Raneem El Welily, Nour El Sherbini and Nour El Tayeb, plus England’s Emily Whitlock, with success in the tournament indicating a promising professional career ahead.
The British Junior Open 2019 is split across four venues:
- Edgbaston Priory Club, Sir Harrys Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2UZ
- University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre, Birmingham, B15 2TT
- Solihull Arden Club, Sharmans Cross Road, Solihull, B91 1RG
- West Warwickshire Sports Club, Grange Road, Solihull, B91 1DA
|1: Wed 2nd||B15 & B19 R1&2
|G19 R1 G15 R1&2||G11/13/17 R1&2|
|2: Thu 3rd||B&G 15/17/19 R16
B17 R1 , G11/13 R1
|Playoffs||B11 & G13 R1
|3: Fri 4th||ALL QUARTERS
|4: Sat 5th||ALL SEMIS
|5: Sun 6th||ALL FINALS
|FULL ORDER OF PLAY (xls, 25-11)|
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Accreditation day is on 1st January at Edgbaston Priory Club from 10am until 6pm.
This is where all Player welcome bags and Player and Coach accreditation passes will be distributed from. In addition to this each player will be able to collect a maximum of 2 friend/family accreditation passes.
These accreditation passes will remain at Edgbaston Priory Club until the close of play on Wednesday 2nd Jan for any late arrivals. By the end of 2nd Jan, ALL involved should have collected their passes and entry will only be permitted to venues with a valid accreditation pass.
We will need to take a copy of every overseas player’s passport – so please bring this in with you!
Accreditation passes are required to be worn at venues at all time (except whilst playing). Accreditation passes allow access into all venues, including the glass court, and identify those with transport packages included.
Accreditation passes are for the following: Players / Coaches / Friend / Family / Media (must be registered in advance)
For those people wishing to spectate who don’t have an accreditation pass; access is free to spectate at Edgbaston Priory Club, University of Birmingham (except all glass court), Solihull Arden and West Warwickshire Squash Club. On arrival at the venue please go to the reception / information point where you will be signed into the event and given a wristband for the day. Please ensure that you always wear the wristband, this will give you access to spectate at all venues.
We thank you for your understanding in this and look forward to welcoming you all on the 1st January to Edgbaston Priory Club.
*please note that there will be a surcharge of £5 for any accreditation passes that are lost and that need to be replaced.
Please note that iPROSPORTS will be managing a live printing unit at the event as well as pre-ordering. There will be less stock available at the event so do pre order now if possible.
They will be based at Edgbaston Priory Club from 1st January until 6th January.
For any questions on event merchandise, please contact Andy Murray – Andy@iprosports.co.uk
Follow this link to pre order anything for the BJO – https://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/british-junior-open/
*Click on free postage at the checkout, to collect from the iPROSPORTS stand (EPC) at the event.
Pre-Event Information pack