The Luxembourg National Junior Teams U15 and U17 travelled to Malmo, Sweden for the European Team Championships U15/U17.
The Team Managers were Jordi Ruiz-Kaiser and Céline Ancelet-David, with the National Coach Mark Andrew Burke rounding out the management of the team.
The trip was very easy, flight to Copenhagen and then a train ride to Malmo (over the bridge between Denmark and Sweden) – where a short walk to the hotel was all that was needed to find our accommodation.
Team Luxembourg achieved 19th Place in both U15 and U17. Great result for a fast-developing country!
U15 TEAM: Amir Samimi, Matéo David, Raphael Magron, Maya Darlington, Lydie Wykes-Tempelman
U17 TEAM: Corey McMahon, Jordi Ruiz-Kaiser, Maria Ruiz-Kaiser.
A record number of teams, 27, participated in the European Team Championship Division 3 in Riga from 25 April through 28 April, 2018. The Championship was held in Pepsi center, the largest squash club in Latvia with 8 squash courts. 9 women’s teams and 18 men’s teams combined 133 squash players from 20 countries.
Luxembourg played with the following teams:
Men: Mark RADLEY, Sanjay RAVAL, Arnaud MASSET, Kyllian HEBBELINCK, Guillaume PLANCKE
Women: Iulia BUCUR, Françoise DONVEN, Daniela ARCONE, Michèle MEYER
Here are the final positions of both teams: Men 11th, Women 7th
The Luxembourg Junior Open 2018 takes place from Friday, 13st to Sunday, 15rd April 2018 at TopSquash in Sandweiler, Luxembourg.
A record number of 106 players from Luxembourg, England, Portugal, Colombia, Belgium, France, Israel, Egypt, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the Czech Republic are competing in this fantastic event.
Come and support our local players!
Here’s the official website:
Arel Champions par équipes 2016/2017 Angels Championnes par équipes 2016/2017
Luxembourg Junior Open 2017
- click here for the tournamentsoftware site with all results
- click here for the official tournament page
- click here for the Facebook site with many pictures
The last day of the LJO 2017 saw some fine performances once again from the FSL National Junior Selection, and many other Luxembourg juniors as well.
First off, in the morning, Raphaël Magron-Lorenzo performed outstandingly, winning 3-0 against Yannis Hebbelinck (LUX). A great result and a fine match.
In other matches, Lia Pereira showed a good mental attitude, under difficult circumstances against a better opponent, well done Lia!
Lastly, Miguel Duarte won 3-0 against another arch-rival, Imen Tack from Belgium. Imen and Miguel have played a few times and Miguel so far has the advantage. Nice to see Miguel could finish on a very positive note.
So, that’s it, until next year, keep training juniors and again a BIG congratulations to Fred Peugeot, Filip Madaric, Daniela Arcone, Arnaud Marinho and Géraldine Maugras.
Today was another big day for the FSL National Juniors and Luxembourg Squash in general. The LJO is going like clockwork, a credit to Fred Peugeot, and his team, especially Filip Madaric that has been taking care of Mission Control, at the main desk.
The squash today saw some outstanding performances. Amir Samimi played 2 outstanding matches, winning them both, in the Boys U13. Corey McMahon showed a great fighting spirit in his win over arch-rival Yannick Mahieu (BEL), winning in a thrilling 3-2. All credit to Corey for this gutsy win!
The girls continue their search for experience, and there were results on both sides of the register, Lydie Wykes-Templeman and Maya Darlington both having both a win and a loss. Lia Pereira is in the very tough Girls U15 category, but has showed a fine mentality throughout the tournament.
In general, the mentality of the FSL National Juniors has been very pleasing and a big improvement on past ESF Tournaments. Well done to everyone, keep it up!
The young Luxembourg players continue their tournament tomorrow, and there are many exciting matches to come.
The FSL National Junior Selection and many other Luxembourg Juniors made their start tonight at the Luxembourg Junior Open, in Topsquash, Sandweiler.
There were some mixed results, with quite a few matches being one-sided affairs, 0-3. However, the mentality was very pleasing to see, with a lot of intrinsic motivation evident and a good fighting spirit.
There were 3-0 wins from Maya Darlington, Miguel Duarte and Raphael Magron, in their respective 1st Round matches.
Tomorrow is another day! And more experiences await for our players, come down to Topsquash to cheer on the Luxembourg Juniors!