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Tom Elton Barratt Junior Championships 2016

By 11th November 2016 No Comments

The annual Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships took place at our Club on Sunday 13th November 2016. Final Results can be seen at the following link: TEB 2016 Draws

cry-2Congratulations to all Winners –

Alex Banhidai (BU11), Stanley Sykes (BU13), Joel Braddock (BU15), Joe Blackmur (BU19), Renitha Srindran (GU11) Hannah Morley (GU13) Abigail Wilkinson (GU15) and Olivia Phillips (GU19)

The tournament was an England Squash ‘One Day Bronze’ Sanctioned Event (Boys and Girls, U11’s, U13’s, U15’s & U19’s)

A donation from entry fees received was made to our chosen charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) www.c-r-y.org.uk  Registered Charity No. 1050845

History of EventThe tournament is played in the memory of Tom who was a member of the Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club. Tom was always a great sportsman; very fit and active. He played many different sports but when he discovered squash it quickly became his favourite. Andrew Reeve, the club manager at the time, took him under his wing and taught Tom how to channel his energy into a skilful game on court. Tom spent many happy hours at the club, playing matches and helping out – Andrew always put the youngsters to work! At the height of his game, Tom joined the Dragons tour and travelled to Zimbabwe to play. Among the team was his friend Martin Bodimeade (then No 5) who subsequently played in and won this tournament. In July 1983, aged 19, Tom suddenly died from a heart attack caused by an undetected congenital heart defect. The following summer the first Tom Elton Barratt Tournament was played.