2023 Canadian Junior Open a Huge Success

After four days of competition and over 745 high-intensity matches, the 2023 Canadian Junior Open presented by Forthlane Partners has come to a close. This prestigious event was once again hosted by The Club at White Oaks in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON where over 350 athletes competed in boy and girls U11/U13/U15/U17/U19 categories as well as a NextGen PSA Satellite event, from December 9 to 12.

It was a very successful event for our Canadian players, with 40 athletes representing Canada finishing in the top five of their respective age categories. Canadians acquired a total of 22 medals and claimed six of the twelve possible Gold Medals. Congratulations to Wing Kai Gladys Ho (GU17), Rohan Paliwal (BU17), Javier Emilio Romo Lopez (BU19), and Iman Shaheen (GU19) for winning Gold. See below for the complete list of medalists.

In addition, Squash Canada hosted a NextGen PSA Satellite event. The event was well received by the athletes as a way for them to gain high performance competition experience and an opportunity to gain valuable points towards their PSA ranking. Congratulations to Juan Sebastian Salazar Gomez (MEX) and Nikole Todd (CAN) for capturing the NextGen titles.

Squash Canada would like to acknowledge the support of Forthlane Partners as presenting sponsor of the Canadian Junior Open, and sincerely thank the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for their invaluable support towards this event. Squash Canada would also like to recognize the contributions of Syra Group, White Oaks Resort and Spa, Dunlop, and Tournament Chair Matt Easingwood and Cindy Sachvie for bringing world-class international junior squash to Canada.

“It’s been an honour to host the CJO again this year. The addition of the U11 division has brought a new dimension to the tournament. The hospitality from the staff at White Oaks has been fantastic. Additionally, the staff of Squash Canada have made my job so much easier. Congratulations to each and every participant in this international event. Your dedication to squash is evident through your performances this year.” – Matt Easingwood, Tournament Chair

“The 2023 Canadian Junior Open was another great success, with the talent of the young athletes on display only overshadowed by the amazing camaraderie off the court. On behalf of Squash Canada, I would like to thank tournament chairs Matt Easingwood and Cindy Sachvie, The Club at White Oaks for their four-diamond hospitality, the Government of Ontario, Forthlane Partners, and the Syra Group for their support.  Most importantly, I would like to thank the players who joined us from across the globe and their families who continue to make the Canadian Junior Open a truly special event – we are already looking forward to 2024.” – Jamie Nicholls, Squash Canada Chief Executive Officer

2023 CJO Final Results/Placements via Club Locker – Here

Photo Album


  1. Chase Facchin (CAN)
  2. Nolan Ryding (CAN)
  3. Wali Maqsood (CAN)
  4. Gustavo Manuel Espinosa Chavez (MEX)
  5. Satbir Mehat (CAN)


  1. Shirley Chen (CAN)
  2. Annie Wang (CAN)
  3. Laila Hassan (CAN)
  4. Luciana Romo (ECU)
  5. Joanna Zheng (CAN)


  1. Ibrahim Hosny (CAN)
  2. Obie Ryding (CAN)
  3. Thomas Gavilanes (ECU)
  4. Yianni Theodoropoulos (CAN)
  5. Theo Song (CAN)


  1. Ginebra Jasso (MEX)
  2. Lily Fan (CAN)
  3. Victoria Cai (CAN)
  4. Amna Sultan (CAN)
  5. Zara Khalil (CAN)


  1. Carlos Adolfo Torres Vargas (VEN)
  2. Kent Rawlins (CAN)
  3. Sidney Victor Huang (HKG)
  4. Clement Leperlier (CAN)
  5. Shaan Jolly (CAN)


  1. Salma Hassan (CAN)
  2. Joelle Kim (CAN)
  3. Heyang Angela Hong (CAN)
  4. Judy Liu (USA)
  5. Trinity Moshi (USA)


  1. Rohan Paliwal (CAN)
  2. WeiHan Wang (CAN)
  3. Youssef Taha (CAN)
  4. Carl-Edmund Roux (CAN)
  5. Calder Murry (CAN)


  1. Wing Kai Gladys Ho (HKG)
  2. Maria Sabogal (COL)
  3. Keira Hickox (CAN)
  4. Sarbani Maitra (AUS)
  5. Cynthia Yu (CAN)


  1. Javier Emilio Romo Lopez (ECU)
  2. Samuel Boulanger (CAN)
  3. Wasey Maqsood (CAN)
  4. Daniel Deverill (CAN)
  5. Gilberto Noe Aceves Moreno (MEX)


  1. Iman Shaheen (CAN)
  2. Tsz Ling Alyssa Ho (HKG)
  3. Maria Min (CAN)
  4. Hermione Cao (CAN)
  5. Sophie Hodges (NZL)

Men’s NextGen

  1. Juan Sebastian Salazar Gomez (MEX)
  2. Dylan Deverill (CAN)
  3. Abbas Nawaz (CAN)

Women’s NextGen

  1. Nikole Todd (CAN)
  2. Niki Shemirani (CAN)
  3. Marlow Benson (CAN)