World Junior Squash Championships

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Most recent champion(s)Egypt Mostafa Asal
Current2019 Men's World Junior Squash Championships
Most recent champion(s)Egypt Hania El Hammamy
Current2019 Women's World Junior Squash Championships
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The World Junior Squash championships are the official junior tournament in the game of squash conducted by the World Squash Federation (WSF).[1] Entry is open to individuals aged 19 and below.[2][3] Since its inception the world juniors has been held biennially with the junior men (individual and team) held one year, junior women (individual and team) the following year.[4][5] The men's team event was held unofficially from 1973 to 1979.[6] The individuals event (for both men's and women's) are held annually starting from 2009 while the team event remains biennial.[4][5]

Men's championship[edit]

Karim Darwish won the World Junior individual title in Milan in 2000.
Chris Dittmar was the runner-up for the individual championship in 1980 and 1982.

Individual[edit]

Year Place Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final
1980 Sweden Kungälv  AUS Peter Nance  AUS Chris Dittmar 6–9, 9–7, 9–2, 9–6
1982 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  PAK Sohail Qaiser  AUS Chris Dittmar 3–9, 10–8, 9–4, 9–3
1984 Canada Calgary  AUS Chris Robertson  ENG David Lloyd 9–0, 9–5, 9–0
1986 Australia Brisbane  PAK Jansher Khan  AUS Rodney Eyles 9–3, 9–0, 9–2
1988 Netherlands Edinburgh  ENG Del Harris  AUS Anthony Hill 9–6, 5–9, 7–9, 9–7, 9–2
1990 Germany Paderborn  ENG Simon Parke  ENG David Campion 9–7, 9–4, 9–1
1992 Hong Kong Hong Kong  FIN Juha Raumolin  CAN Jonathon Power 5–9, 9–3, 9–7, 9–2
1994 New Zealand Christchurch  EGY Ahmed Barada  EGY Omar El Borolossy 9–0, 7–9, 3–9, 9–3, 9–2
1996 Egypt Cairo  EGY Ahmed Faizy  AUS Stewart Boswell 9–6, 3–9, 9–7, 9–6
1998 United States Princeton  MAS Ong Beng Hee  EGY Wael El Hindi 7–9, 9–5, 9–0, 9–5
2000 Italy Milan  EGY Karim Darwish  FRA Grégory Gaultier 9–1, 9–3, 9–7
2002 India Chennai  ENG James Willstrop  ENG Peter Barker 9–0, 9–3, 9–1
2004 Pakistan Islamabad  EGY Ramy Ashour  PAK Yasir Butt 9–5, 10–8, 9–3
2006 New Zealand Palmerston North  EGY Ramy Ashour  EGY Omar Mosaad 9–1, 9–3, 9–1
2008 Switzerland Zürich  EGY Mohamed El Shorbagy  PAK Aamir Atlas Khan 2–9, 9–3, 10–8, 9–4
2009 India Chennai  EGY Mohamed El Shorbagy  MAS Ivan Yuen 11–9, 12–10, 11–2
2010 Ecuador Quito  EGY Amr Khaled Khalifa  EGY Ali Farag 8–11, 11–9, 12–10, 11–7
2011 Belgium Herentals  EGY Marwan El Shorbagy  EGY Mohamed Abouelghar 11–6, 11–6, 11–8
2012 Qatar Doha  EGY Marwan El Shorbagy  EGY Mohamed Abouelghar 11–9, 7–11, 11–7, 11–8
2013 Poland Wrocław  EGY Karim El Hammamy  EGY Fares Dessouky 11–8, 11–6, 6–11, 13–11
2014 Namibia Windhoek  PER Diego Elías  EGY Omar El Atmas 11–3, 11–2, 11–1
2015 Netherlands Eindhoven[7]  PER Diego Elías  EGY Youssef Soliman 11–6, 11–9, 11–8
2016 Poland Bielsko-Biała  MAS Eain Yow Ng  EGY Saadeldin Abouaish 11–3, 9–11 11–7, 11–5
2017 New Zealand Tauranga  EGY Marwan Tarek  FRA Victor Crouin 11–9, 3–11, 11–6, 3–11, 11–2
2018 India Chennai  EGY Mostafa Asal  EGY Marwan Tarek 11–7, 13–11, 11–4
2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  EGY Mostafa Asal  EGY Moustafa El Sirty 12–10, 11–3, 11–6

Team[edit]

The team event was started unofficially in April 1973 to coincide with the British Junior Open tournament which was held annually in Britain. Only four countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Sweden) took part in the event which was held at the courts of the National Westminster Bank Sports Ground in South London, playing for a shield presented by the bank.[6]

Official men's world team championship tournament has been held between 1980 and now. It has been won by 4 different countries. The record number of countries participating in a single men's team tournament is 31, in the 2000 and the 2008 tournament held in Milan, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland respectively.[6]

* Unofficial championship[a]
Year Winner Score in final Runner-up Third place Fourth place
1973  England  Sweden  Wales  Scotland
1974  England  South Africa  Scotland  Wales
1975  England  Egypt  Scotland  Wales
1976  England  Sweden  Scotland  Wales
1977  England  Sweden  Ireland  Wales
1978  Australia  Sweden  England  Pakistan
1979  Pakistan  England  Canada  Sweden
1980  Australia (1) 2–1  Pakistan (1)  New Zealand (1)  England (1)
1982  Pakistan (1) 2–1  Australia (1)  England (1)  New Zealand (1)
1984  Australia (2) 2–1  England (1)  Pakistan (1)  Canada (1)
1986  Australia (3) 3–0  England (2)  Pakistan (2)  Canada (2)
1988  Australia (4) 2–1  Pakistan (2)  England (2)  New Zealand (2)
1990  England (1) 2–1  Australia (2)  Pakistan (3)  Finland (1)
1992  Australia (5) 2–1  England (3)  Canada (1)  Egypt (1)
1994  Egypt (1) 3–0  England (4)  Finland (1)  Australia (1)
1996  England (2) 2–1  Egypt (1)  Pakistan (4)   Switzerland (1)
1998  England (3) 2–1  Egypt (2)  Pakistan (5)  France (1)
2000  England (4) 2–1  Egypt (3)  Pakistan (6)  France (2)
2002  Pakistan (2) 2–1  England (5)  Egypt (1)  Australia (2)
2004  Pakistan (3) 2–1  Egypt (4)  England (3)  Kuwait (1)
2006  Egypt (2) 2–1  Pakistan (3)  Malaysia (1)  England (2)
2008  Pakistan (4) 2–0  Egypt (5)  England (4)  India (1)
2010  Egypt (3) 2–1  Pakistan (4)  Canada (2)  England (3)
2012  Egypt (4) 2–0  Pakistan (5)  India (1)  England (4)
2014  Egypt (5) 2–0  Pakistan (6)  Spain (1)  Malaysia (1)
2016  Pakistan (5) 2–1  Egypt (6)  England (5) /  United States (1)
2018  Egypt (6) 2–0  England (6)  Czech Republic (1) /  United States (2)

Women's championship[edit]

Nicol David is the first squash player to have won the individual World Junior title twice (1999 and 2001).
Nour El Sherbini holds the record with three world titles, including the youngest world junior champion at the age of 13.

Individual[edit]

The women's individual championship is the WSA Junior Tier 1 tournament and players who compete in the tournament will be awarded ranking points for the official "Rising Stars" rankings.[8]

Year Venue Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final
1981 Canada Ottawa  ENG Lisa Opie  ENG Martine Le Moignan 9–4, 9–6, 10–8
1983 Australia Perth  AUS Robyn Friday  AUS Helen Paradeiser 10–8, 9–2, 9–3
1985 Republic of Ireland Dublin  ENG Lucy Soutter  AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald 9–1, 9–1, 9–6
1987 England Brighton  AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald  ENG Donna Vardy 9–0, 9–6, 9–0
1989 New Zealand Hamilton  ENG Donna Vardy  NZL Lynora Hati 9–2, 9–1, 9–3
1991 Norway Bergen  ENG Cassie Jackman  GER Sabine Schöne 9–1, 4–9, 9–6, 6–9, 9–0
1993 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  AUS Rachael Grinham  NZL Sarah Cook 9–6, 5–9, 9–5, 9–1
1995 Australia Sydney  NZL Jade Wilson  AUS Rachael Grinham 9–3, 9–4, 9–7
1997 Brazil Rio de Janeiro  ENG Tania Bailey  FRA Isabelle Stoehr 9–6, 9–1, 9–7
1999 Belgium Antwerp  MAS Nicol David  MAS Leong Siu Lynn 9–5, 9–3, 9–2
2001 Malaysia Penang  MAS Nicol David  EGY Omneya Abdel Kawy 9–2, 9–4, 9–2
2003 Egypt Cairo  EGY Omneya Abdel Kawy  EGY Amnah El Trabolsy 9–0, 9–6, 9–4
2005 Belgium Herentals  EGY Raneem El Weleily  IND Joshna Chinappa 9–3, 9–4, 10–8
2007 Hong Kong Hong Kong  EGY Raneem El Weleily  FRA Camille Serme 9–2, 9–4, 5–9, 9–3
2009 India Chennai  EGY Nour El Sherbini  EGY Nour El Tayeb 5–11, 11–7, 11–6, 11–5
2010 Germany Cologne  USA Amanda Sobhy  EGY Nour El Tayeb 3–11, 11–7, 11–6, 11–7
2011 United States Boston  EGY Nour El Tayeb  EGY Nour El Sherbini 11–5, 3–11, 11–7, 11–8
2012 Qatar Doha  EGY Nour El Sherbini  EGY Yathreb Adel 10–12, 11–9, 11–5, 11–2
2013 Poland Wrocław  EGY Nour El Sherbini  EGY Mariam Metwally 11–7, 16–14, 11–8
2014 Namibia Windhoek  EGY Habiba Mohamed  EGY Nouran Gohar 6–11, 11–2, 11–7, 11–6
2015 Netherlands Eindhoven  EGY Nouran Gohar  EGY Habiba Mohamed 11–6, 7–11, 11–7, 17–15
2016 Poland Bielsko-Biała  EGY Nouran Gohar  EGY Rowan Elaraby 11–5, 11–6, 11–7
2017 New Zealand Tauranga  EGY Rowan Elaraby  EGY Hania El Hammamy 11–7, 11–9, 11–8
2018 India Chennai  EGY Rowan Elaraby  EGY Hania El Hammamy 11–4, 11–9, 10–12, 11–9
2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  EGY Hania El Hammamy  EGY Jana Shiha 11–9, 11–6, 11–8

Team[edit]

Official women's world team championship tournaments has been held between 1985 and now. It has been won by 4 different countries. The record number of countries participating in a single tournament is 20, in the 2005 tournament held in Herentals, Belgium.[9]

Year Winner Score in final Runner-up Third place Fourth place
1985  Australia (1) 2–1  England (1)  New Zealand (1)  Scotland (1)
1987  England (1) 2–1  Australia (1)  New Zealand (2)  Canada (1)
1989  England (2)  Australia (2)  West Germany (1)  New Zealand (1)
1991  England (3) 3–0  Australia (3)  West Germany (2)  New Zealand (2)
1993  Australia (2) 2–1  New Zealand (1)  Egypt (1)  England (1)
1995  Australia (3) 2–1  England (2)  New Zealand (3)  Germany (1)
1997  England (4) 2–1  New Zealand (2)  Malaysia (1)  Belgium (1)
1999  Egypt (1) 2–1  England (3)  Malaysia (2)  Australia (1)
2001  England (5) 2–1  Malaysia (1)  Egypt (2)  United States (1)
2003  Egypt (2) 3–0  Australia (4)  England (1)  India (1)
2005  Hong Kong (1) 2–1  Egypt (2)  England (3)  United States (2)
2007  Egypt (3) 2–0  Malaysia (2)  New Zealand (4)  Hong Kong (1)
2009  Egypt (4) 2–0  Hong Kong (1)  India (1)  United States (3)
2011  Egypt (5) 2–1  United States (1)  Hong Kong (1)  India (3)
2013  Egypt (6) 2–0  United States (2)  Hong Kong (2)  England (2)
2015  Egypt (7) 2–0  United States (3)  England (4) /  Malaysia (3)
2017  Egypt (8) 2–0  Malaysia (3)  England (5) /  Hong Kong (4)
2019  Egypt (9) 2–0  Malaysia (4)  England (6) /  Hong Kong (5)

Statistics[edit]

Titles by country (Men)[edit]

Titles by country (Women)[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a The men's team event was held unofficially from 1973 to 1979.

References[edit]

General
  • "World Junior Men's Championship" (PDF). WSF. Retrieved 7 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  • "World Junior Women's Championship" (PDF). WSF. Retrieved 7 March 2010.[dead link]
Specific
  1. ^ "Dipika Pallikal & Mohamed El Shorbagy Are Top World Junior Seeds". SquashInfo. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  2. ^ "World Junior Team Champs". Squashplayer.co.uk. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Relegations: Hopes Squashed". Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Schoolgirl stuns squash world". Al-Ahram Weekly. Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Dipika Pallikal & Mohamed El Shorbagy Are Top World Junior Seeds". SquashInfo.com. June 26, 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "World Junior Men's Championship" (PDF). WSF. Retrieved 7 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.squash.nl/news/94515/Wereld-Jeugd-Kampioenschappen-2015-toegewezen-aan-Nederland
  8. ^ "Rising Stars". WISPA. Archived from the original on 8 March 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  9. ^ "World Junior Women's Championship" (PDF). WSF. Retrieved 7 March 2010.[dead link]

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