Jonah Bryant vs Finnlay Withington during the 2022 BJC Final

Bryant and Haworth top 2023 ProAir British Junior Championships draws

The draws for the 2023 ProAir British Junior Championships (BJC) have been announced, with England duo Jonah Bryant and Amelie Haworth headlining the event, which takes place from 26-29 October in Sheffield.

Two-time BJC champion Bryant (Sussex) is top seed in the BU19 draw as he looks to go one better than last year’s runner-up finish. The 2023 British Junior Open runner-up is seeded to meet BJC 2018 champion [2] Yusuf Sheikh (Essex) in the final. Meanwhile, 3/4 seeds Abd-Allah Eissa (Warks) and Caleb Boy (Kent) will also be fighting for national glory.

In the women’s GU19 draw, three-time BJC champion [1] Haworth (Hants), is seeded to meet Welsh no.1 [2] Ellie Breach in a rematch of last year’s GU17 final in which Haworth prevailed. Haworth is drawn on the same side of the draw as Nordic Junior Open 2022 champion [3/4] Robyn McAlpine (Scotland) while Breach could come up against last year’s GU17 runner-up [3/4] Meha Shah (Warks).

English National 2023 runner-up Dylan Roberts (Kent) is the BU17 top seed and predicted to play [2] Archie Turnbull (Wales) in the title decider. Hot on their heels are 3/4 seeds Ronnie Hickling (Surrey) and Ismail Khalil (Warks).

Bucks Silver GU17 2023 champion Emily Coulcher-Porter (Oxon) is the title favourite in the GU17 draw but will have to navigate past [2] Elizabeth Dicker (Hants) who she fell to in last year’s G15 semis. They are drawn on the same side as [3/4] Louisa Kaven (Scotland) and [3/4] Mille Breach (Wales) respectively.

Surrey stars [1] Luke McBride and [2] Gabriel Chak are predicted to contest the BU15 title in what could be a repeat of last month’s Bucks Silver final in which Chak triumphed 3-2.

Hoping to get her hands on the GU15 trophy is two-time BJC winner [1] Reka Kemecsei (Sussex), who tops the draw. She is seeded to play former BJC champion [2] Ameerah Ismail (Warks) in the title decider.

The BU13 event will see Thomas Myers (Scotland) take the top seeded spot, with [2] Joe Thompson (Yorks) seeded to join him in the final.

Amelia Haworth vs Ellie Breach playing in the 2022 British Junior Open

Last year’s runner-up [1] Phoebe Griffiths (Hants) will be hoping to go one better and capture the GU13 crown. Meanwhile, Bucks Silver 2023 GU13 champion Esther Chak (Surrey) is also one of the favourites and predicted to play Griffiths in the title decider.

Dorset’s Ben Lamond, who came 5th in last year’s championships, will be one of the main contenders for the BU11 crown as top seed. Looking to mount a serious challenge will be two sons of former British National champions in the shape of [2] Logan Willstrop (Yorks) and [3/4] Noah Selby (Essex). Joining them is Bucks Silver 2023 BU11 champion [3/4] Jacob Askey (Warks).

Siona Mishra (Warks) is the top seed in the GU11 event and will be looking to improve on her seventh place finish last year. Bucks Silver 2023 GU11 champion [2] Freya Hennings (Surrey) is predicted to contest the final against Mishra.

In the mixed U9 category, [1] Naishe Matamisa (Warks), Bucks Silver 2023 U9 champion [2] Gabriel Cannistraci (Middx), [3/4] Mitaire Onoge (Lancs), and [3/4] Alfie Knox (Ireland) will be amongst the leading contenders for silverware.

The championships start on Thursday 26 October across three Sheffield venues – Abbeydale Squash & Fitness Club, Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club and Fulwood Sports Club.

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British Junior Championships 2023 : What the Quarter-Finals would be ...

[1] Naishe Matamisa (War) v [5/8] Manar Ismail (Ssx)
[3/4] Alfie Knox (IRL) v [5/8] Harrison Selby (Ess)
[3/4] Mitaire Onoge (Lan) v [5/8] Abigail Zeng (Avn)
[2] Gabriel Cannistraci (Mdx) v [5/8] Henry Frost (Ssx)

[1] Ben Lamond (Dor) v [5/8] James Barker (Yks)
[3/4] Noah Selby (Ess) v [5/8] Luca Sherwin (War)
[3/4] Jacob Askey (War) v [5/8] James Bissett (Sry)
[2] Logan Willstrop (Yks) v [5/8] Thomas Earwicker (Sry)

[1] Thomas Myers (SCO) v [5/8] Alexander Koa-Wing (Mdx)
[3/4] Euan Thomson (Sry) v [5/8] Oscar Brown (Lei)
[3/4] Kai Miller (War) v [5/8] Joshua Fillmore (Cam)
[2] Joe Thompson (Yks) v [5/8] Kylen Calder (Ess)

[1] Luke McBride (Sry) v [5/8] Noah Riley (Yor)
[3/4] George Barker (Yor) v [5/8] Ali Khalil (War)
[3/4] Samuel Cross (War) v [5/8] Zack Greengrass (Ssx)
[2] Gabriel Chak (Sry) v [5/8] Matthew Sutton (Ssx)

[1] Dylan Roberts (Ken) v [5/8] Jude Gibbins (Ken)
[3/4] Ismail Khalil (War) v [5/8] Owen Hendricks (Gls)
[3/4] Ronnie Hickling (Sry) v [5/8] Harry Bloomfield (Gls)
[2] Archie Turnbull (WAL) v [5/8] Michael Chak (Sry)

[1] Jonah Bryant (Ssx) v [5/8] Heston Malik (Ssx)
[3/4] Caleb Boy (Ken) v [5/8] Bailey Malik (Ssx)
[3/4] Abd-Allah Eissa (War) v [5/8] Jamie Brown (Ess)
[2] Yusuf Sheikh (Ess) v [5/8] Alex Broadbridge (Ham)

[1] Siona Misra (War) v [5/8] Eleanor Everington-Hunt (Yor)
[3/4] Elsie Griffiths (WAL) v [5/8] Faaria Riaz (Lan)
[3/4] Ada Brown (Nfk) v [5/8] Khia Gokani (Lei)
[2] Freya Hennings (Sry) v [5/8] Francesca Sutton (Ess)

[1] Phoebe Griffiths (Ham) v [5/8] Nadiya Ismail (War)
[3/4] Madalena Sidoli (WAL) v [5/8] Aditi Rao (Ham)
[3/4] Bella Gokani (Lei) v [5/8] Eliza Hales (WAL)
[2] Esther Chak (Sry) v [5/8] Sophie Harding (Ess)

[1] Reka Kemecsei (Ssx) v [5/8] Zoe Yeomans (IRL)
[3/4] Renata Colabella (Ken) v [5/8] Fearne Copley (Yor)
[3/4] Ameerah Ismail (War) v [5/8] Nia Seren Thomas (WAL)
[2] Harriet Broadbridge (Ham) v [5/8] Ava Fox (Nfk)

[1] Emily Coulcher-Porter (Oxf) v [5/8] Elle Golsworthy (Dev)
[3/4] Louisa Kaven (SCO) v [5/8] Miriam Mulla (Lan)
[3/4] Millie Breach (WAL) v [5/8] Ella Bannister (SCO)
[2] Elizabeth Dicker (Ham) v [5/8] Isabella Hutton (Ssx)

[1] Amelie Haworth (Ham) v [5/8] Natalie Main (SCO)
[3/4] Robyn McAlpine (SCO) v [5/8] Francesca Hall (Yor)
[3/4] Meha Shah (War) v [5/8] Mariam Eissa (War)
[2] Ellie Breach (WAL) v [5/8] Lara Newton (Lei)