The  Grade D final clash between local rivals proved one of the highlights of the Edinburgh Open squash tournament which has concluded at Edinburgh Sports Club.

The winner proved to be the hosts Thomas Myers, reigning UK under-13 champion, who saw off the challenge of Dean’s Michael Clarkson, by 3-1.

Another local winner, in Grade C, was Jamie Pearman from the Tyne Club, Haddington, who won in five games against Aberdeenshire’s Stewart Morrison.

Meanwhile, in the main events, Gina Kennedy, a Harvard |graduate who played football for Crystal Palace girls and who is the first English woman to win a Commonwealth Games squash gold medal, survived a five game challenge to defeat Nada Abbas and justify top seeding.

The men’s title went to Welshman Joel Makin who overcame Abdel Gawad in going one better than last year when he finished runner-up.

Finalists in the various events along with organisers at the Edinburgh Squash Open. Photo credit: Steve Cubbins.
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