The 2012-2013 season’s fifth and final Junior Championship Tour, the 2013 Junior Championship Tour – Massachusetts – Frank Millet, starts Saturday at Harvard University’s Murr Center.
The Junior Championship Tour (JCT) is the highest level of junior competition in the US, designed to promote head-to-head competition between the nation’s top Under 19, 17, 15, 13 and 11 juniors, and contributes to the selection of U.S. Junior Teams to represent the US at world events.
This weekend’s JCT has players from 21 states and 138 cities across the United States – and had the most players sign up than any other JCT this season at an impressive 447 players.
Of those who signed up for the tournament, 308 players were selected to participate in full draws of 32 in the boy’s and girl’s U13, U15, U17, and U19 divisions. Each full draw is limited in size to the top-ranked players who register for the tournament to allow players to experience the excitement of a national competition.
Nine out of the top ten nationally-ranked girls in the U19 division are set to face off, while seven of the top ten nationally-ranked boys in the u19 division are included in the draw.
JCT tournaments contribute to the selection of U.S. Junior teams to represent the United States in international competition.
The tournament is directed by Tom Poor, whose innumerable accolades in global and national squash recently resulted in an induction into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame.