Once again, the long anticipated HEAD Hong Kong Junior Open 2013, a World Junior Circuit “Tier 2” and Asian Junior Super Series “Platinum” event is around the corner.
This year has attracted the most participated countries in history ever; there are about 500 entries from 16 different countries including long-haul countries USA, Egypt, England and other Asian neighbor China, Chinese Taipei, India, Jordan, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the host – Hong Kong going to join this biggest junior event in Hong Kong. All those promising new stars will gather to compete for the 10 titles.
The top seeds of the GU19 and U17 are local players, Ho Ka Po, the new Asian junior champion, Pansy Chan, Andes Ling and Ng Ka Yiu respectively. For the BU19, top seed & last year’s runner-up Ahmad Alsaraj from Jordan is expected expect to meet up second seed & current HK junior champion Yeung Ho Wai in the final. Choi Uen Shan from Hong Kong and Malaysian Jadeleen Lee are ranked first and second seeds in the GU17.
Top seed Alsarraj Mohammad from Jordan and second seed Malaysian Eugene Heng are the two hot spots in the BU15 while old rivals Ho Ka Wing from Hong Kong and Satomi Watanabe from Japan are ranked the top two seeds in the GU15.
For the BU13, the top seeds are two Malaysian boys Siow Yee Xian and Garryl Gan and for the GU13, current Asian GU13 gold medallist Ooi Kah Yan from Malaysia is expected to play against the same opponent as in the final of Asian Junior Individual, Lui Hiu Lam from Hong Kong. Top two seeds of the GU11 are both Malaysian, Manoharan Kiroshanna and Vasanthan Vasundhra while Indian Prabhu S Navaneeth and home ground favorite Ethan Tang are seed first and second in the BU11.
HEAD continue their generous support as our title-sponsor, subvented by Home Affairs Bureau (Arts & Sport Development Fund) and Leisure & Cultural Services Department, and Perrier as the drinks sponsor,
Over 1,000 matches will be held between 7th – 10th August at Cornwall Street and 11th August (Finals) at HK Squash Centre.