Tuesday 09 Jan 2018

Sam wins the British Junior Open

Pontefract and Castleford Express:

'Todd follows in Pontefract teammate Willstrop’s footsteps by winning second British junior title Pontefract's Sam Todd pictured on his way to winning the British Open Under 15 Championship in Birmingham. Published: 15:06 Updated: 15:10 Sunday 07 January 2018 PONTEFRACT squash star Sam Todd set his sights on breaking more records at the prestigious Dunlop British Junior Open after sweeping to the boys’ under-15 title in Birmingham today (Sunday). Top-seeded Todd, son of Pontefract Squash Club owner Michael Todd, had to be at his clinical best to beat India’s Neel Joshi 8-11, 16-14, 11-0, 14-12 in an entertaining 37-minute final on the all-glass court at the University of Birmingham. His calm and composed win meant he became only the second Englishman this century to win two British junior titles following his under-13 success in 2016. And Todd follows James Willstrop into the record books after his Pontefract team-mate lifted the under-17 and under-19 titles in 2000 and 2002 respectively.'

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