The draws for the 2023 British Junior Open (BJO) have been released with current world junior champion Amina Orfi headlining the girls under 19 draw in Birmingham from 4th to 8th January.
Featuring 673 international players competing across 10 age categories, the England Squash platinum event returns to its full scale for the first time since 2020.
[3/4] Mohamed Zakaria is predicted to meet 15-year-old BU19 top seed Damming in the semi-finals.
An all-Egyptian GU19 final could be on the cards featuring three-time BJO champion Orfi and World No.47  Fayrouz Aboelokheir, a former BJO GU15 champion.
In Orfi’s half of the draw is reigning BJO champion [5/8] Torrie Malik (Eng) and 3/4 seed Malak Khagafy, while Malaysia’s former BJO champion Aira Azman is scheduled for a last four encounter with Aboelkheir.
An Egyptian quartet is seeded to meet in the last four of the BU17 draw with top seed Youssef Salem striving to capture his second BJO title. Lying in wait for a shot at the title are compatriots  Adham Roshdy, [3/4] Ahmed Rashed and [3/4] Eyad Hossam.
Barb Sameh is in prime position to take the GU17 title as top seed and is predicted to meet [3/4] Madison Ho (USA) in the semis ahead of a potential final showdown with compatriot  Salma El Sheik.
Hot favourite to lift the BU15 title is former BJO champion Nickleswar Mogansundraham of Malaysia. Looking to mount an upset is  Marwan Asal.
The BU13 draw predicts a Egypt/USA final with  Eyad Walid Youssef Moussa set to do battle with top seed Carlton Capella (USA). Meanwhile, Malika Taymour is predicted to meet top seed Capella’s compatriot  Isabella Tang in the GU13 final
In the under 11s, Hazem Sarwat and Talia Sherif are favourites to lift the boys and girls titles respectively.
What the Quarter-Finals would be …
 Hazem Sarwat v [5/8] Eric Tang Usa)
[3/4] Kayvern Arthur (Mas) v [5/8] Ayaan Dhanuka (Ind)
[3/4] Malek Ahmed v [5/8] Brendan Chan (Usa)
 Amr Mostafa v [5/8] Moez Elmoghazy
 Carlton Capella (Usa) v [5/8] Ahmad Rayyan Khalil (Pak)
[3/4] Aiden Yun (Usa) v [5/8] Malek Helmy
[3/4] Mohamed Ashraf v [5/8] Nauman Khan (Pak)
 Eyad Walid Youssef Moussa v [5/8] Simarver Singh Bamotra (Mas)
 Nickleswar Mogansundraham (Mas) v [5/8] Ismail Khalil (Eng)
[3/4] Jack Elriani (Usa) v [5/8] Aqil Miza Nalm Kharlil Fariz (Maz)
[3/4] Chris Alber v [5/8] Ronnie Hickling (Eng)
 Marwan Asal v [5/8] Adam Hawal
 Youssef Salem v [5/8] Harith Danial Jefri (Mas)
[3/4] Ahmed Rashed v [5/8] Jooyiung Na (Kor)
[3/4] Eyad Hossam v [5/8] Abd-Allah Eissa (Eng)
 Adham Roshdy v [5/8] Wa-Sern Low (Mas)
 Rowan Damming (Ned) v [5/8] Salman Khalil
[3/4] Mohamed Zakaria v [5/8] Juan Jode Torres Lara (Col)
[3/4] Muhammed Hamza Khan (Pak) v [5/8] Noor Zaman (Pak)
 Finnlay Withington (Eng) v [5/8] Ameeshenraj Chandaran (Mas)
 Talia Sherif v [5/8] Naomi Wiegenfield (Isr)
[3/4] Yara El Zorkany (Egy) v [5/8] Habiba Wael
[3/4] Nadiya Ismael (Eng) v [5/8] Anika Kalanki (Ind)
 Mahnoor Ali (Pak) v [5/8] Amelia Rutherford (Usa)
 Malika Taymour v [5/8] Lok Yin Tang (Hkg)
[3/4] Jinooreeka Ning (Mas) v [5/8] Aarika Mishra (Ind)
[3/4] Habiba Rizk (Egy) v [5/8] Ameerah Ismail (Eng)
 Isabella Tang (Usa) v [5/8] Emelda Camalia (Mas)
 Anahat Singh (Ind) v [5/8] Harleen Tan (Mas)
[3/4] Malak Samir v [5/8] Jana Haytham (Egy)
[3/4] Sohaila Hazem v [5/8] Mariam Eissa (Eng)
 Whitney Wilson (Mas) v [5/8] Rouqaya Salem
 Barb Sameh v [5/8] Caroline Eielson (Usa)
[3/4] Madison Ho (Usa) v [5/8] Riya Navani (Usa)
[3/4] Nour Khagary v [5/8] Nadiem Elhammamy
 Salma El Sheik v [5/8] Ayten Elbagoury
 Amina Orfi v [5/8] Caroline Fouts (Usa)
[3/4] Malak Khagafy v [5/8] Torrie Malik (Eng)
[3/4] Aira Azman (Mas) v [5/8] Asia Harris (Eng)
 Fayrouz Aboelokheir v [5/8] Zeina Zeineldin