Hassan Khalil Agonisigly Close In English Under 15 Final
Solihull Arden’s Hassa Khalil put up an exceptional performance at the English Junior Championships in Hull at the weekend. The England junior international met Lancashire’s 5/8 seed Finlay Withington in the quater final, coming though in four games to set up a semi final against 3/4 seed Franklyn Smith of Sussex. Khalil again came through in 4 games and was up against top seed Oliver Geen of Essex for the title. The Warwickshire player took 1-0 and 2-1 leads only for Green to level things up at 2 games a piece, Green sneaking the fifth game 11-9 to claim victoty and the title.
Well done to Hassan who has a very bright career ahead of him.
Full tournament results and reports can be found here
Round 1 – Beat Usman Ali (Yorkshire) 11-3, 11-4, 11-2
Last 16 – Beat Laurence Cull (Lancashire) 11-9, 11-5, 11-1
Quarter Final – Beat Finlay Withington (Lancshire) 11-9, 11-5, 11-13, 11-7
Semi Final – Beat Farnklyn Smith (Sussex) 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9
Final – Lost to Oliver Green (Essex) 11-3, 6-11, 11-7, 3-11, 9-11