The annual Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships are due to take place at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club, Hertfordshire on Sunday 13th November 2016.
The tournament can be summarized as follows but please read the attached entry form for full details and conditions of the event (categories and formats are dependent on entries received):
England Squash ‘One Day Bronze’ Sanctioned Event
Age categories are Boys and Girls, U11’s, U13’s, U15’s & U19’s
Tournament Format – Knockout with Plate, or Round Robins
Entry Fee – £15
Closing Date for entries (including payment) – 12:00pm, Monday 31st October. Entries received after this time will not be accepted
We will be making a donation from entry fees received to our chosen charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) www.c-r-y.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1050845
History of Event – The 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.
Please contact Andrew Mulvey if you have any questions in respect of this event and feel free to forward this e-mail to any of your own contacts who you think may be interested in taking part.
Entry Form teb2016entry