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  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  Haworth (Hants), is seeded to meet Welsh no.1  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  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  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  Luke McBride and  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  Reka Kemecsei (Sussex), who tops the draw. She is seeded to play former BJC champion  Ameerah Ismail (Warks) in the title decider.
The BU13 event will see Thomas Myers (Scotland) take the top seeded spot, with  Joe Thompson (Yorks) seeded to join him in the final.
Last year’s runner-up  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  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  Freya Hennings (Surrey) is predicted to contest the final against Mishra.
In the mixed U9 category,  Naishe Matamisa (Warks), Bucks Silver 2023 U9 champion  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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