British Open Squash Championships

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Event name British Open Squash Championships
Location United Kingdom Hull, England
Venue Sports Arena
Website
www.britishopensquash.net
PSA World Tour
Category World Series Platinum
Prize money $150,000
Most recent champion(s) France Gregory Gaultier
Current 2014 Men's British Open
WSA World Tour
Category World Series Platinum
Prize money $100,000
Most recent champion(s) Malaysia Nicol David
Current 2014 Women's British Open Squash Championship

The British Open Squash Championships is the oldest and most established tournament in the game of squash. It is widely considered to be one of the two most prestigious tournaments in the game, alongside the World Open (prior to the establishment of the World Open in the 1970s, the British Open was generally considered to be the de facto world championship of the sport.) The British Open Squash Championships are now often referred to as being the "Wimbledon of Squash".

History[edit]

Whilst there had been a professional men's championship for some years, the 'open' men's championship (for both professionals and amateurs) was not inaugurated until 1930. Charles Read, British professional champion for many years, was designated the first open title holder. Would-be challengers were required to demonstrate they were capable of mounting a competent challenge as well as guaranteeing a minimum 'purse' (prize money) of £100 (which comprised gate-takings and players' 'subscriptions'). Read subsequently played the first final as the 'defending champion' against challenger Don Butcher in December 1930, but lost in home and away legs. The men's Championship maintained this 'challenge' system format until 1947, replacing it with the current 'knockout' system in 1948.

The ladies' championships commenced in 1922 as an amateur event and remained so until 1974. In the inaugural event, Joyce Cave defeated her sister Nancy Cave in the final.

Both Championships have been played continuously since inception, with the exception of the men's championship in 1934 (when no challenger to F.D. Amr Bey emerged) and during World War 2. The men's and women's events were originally held separately, but have been held as a joint event since 1983.

The most successful players in the history of the championships are Australian Heather McKay (née Blundell), who won the women's event 16 consecutive times from 1962 to 1977, and Pakistani Jahangir Khan, who won the men's title for 10 consecutive times from 1982 to 1991.

Venues[edit]

The event has been held at various venues since the challenge system ended in 1947.[1]

Decline[edit]

After being staged at the Wembley Conference Centre for 10 years until 1994 with some capacity crowds,[2] the event began to move around Britain with eight different venues over the next 17 years - only twice staying in the same venue for consecutive years.[3]

The competition suffered much uncertainty as it continued to move around the country. In 1999, the event was nearly dropped due to lack of sponsorship, but was saved by a last minute deal.[4] A deal with Sky Sports was signed in 2000 to cover the event saw record prize money of £110,000 but by the following year it had moved again to Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.[4]

Long term deals were agreed, but subsequently terminated early casting doubts over the staging of the event. A seven year deal to play at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham from 2000 was terminated after two. Fablon Investments cash injection over eight years was pulled in 2002 after less than two years. Promoters John Beddington and John Nimmick moved the Open to Nottingham but they ended their involvement in 2005, again after two years.[4]

Shorter term agreements also began falling through, the Royal Horticultural Halls in London was announced as the venue for the 2005 British Open, but that agreement ended up scrapped with Manchester stepping in to host. Dunlop pulled out of their sponsorship in 2008, but the competition staggered on.[4] The 2010 event was postponed as organisers tried to get the event moved back to London, but by the time the £200,000 headline sponsor withdrew their support the 2011 competition was also cancelled.[4]

In May 2012, the competition returned with England Squash holding the British Open at The O2 with a new sponsor secured[5]

Men's championship[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1930 England Charles Read Appointed Champion
1931 England Don Butcher England Charles Read 9–6, 9–5, 9–5 and 9–3, 9–5, 9–3
1932 England Don Butcher England Charles Arnold 9–0, 9–0, 9–0 and 9–3, 9–0, 9–5
1933 Egypt F.D. Amr Bey England Don Butcher 9–0, 9–7, 9–1 and 9–5, 6–9, 9–2, 9–1, 9–4
1934 Egypt F.D. Amr Bey No Challenger
1935 Egypt F.D. Amr Bey England Don Butcher 9–4, 8–10, 10–8, 9–0 and 9–6, 6–9, 9–2, 0–9, 9–5
1936 Egypt F.D. Amr Bey England Jim Dear 9–3, 6–9, 8–10, 9–2, 9–4 and 9–4, 9–7, 3–9, 9–7
1937 Egypt F.D. Amr Bey England Jim Dear 9–7, 7–9, 9–7, 5–9, 9–6 and 9–7, 8–10, 9–1, 9–6
1938 Egypt F.D. Amr Bey England Jim Dear 10–8, 10–8, 4–9, 1–9, 9–4 and 9–7, 8–10, 9–6, 9–5
1939 England Jim Dear England Bert Biddle 5–9, 9–6, 5–9, 9–6, 9–5 and 6–9, 9–1, 9–2, 9–6
1940 No competition (World War II)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947 Egypt Mahmoud Karim England Jim Dear 9–4, 9–1, 9–3 and 5–9, 7–9, 9–8, 9–7, 9–4
1948 Egypt Mahmoud Karim England Jim Dear 9–5, 9–3, 5–9, 1–9, 10–8
1949 Egypt Mahmoud Karim England Brian Phillips 9–4, 9–2, 9–10, 9–4
1950 Egypt Mahmoud Karim India Abdul Bari 9–4, 9–2, 9–7
1951 Pakistan Hashim Khan Egypt Mahmoud Karim 9–5, 9–0, 9–0
1952 Pakistan Hashim Khan Egypt Mahmoud Karim 9–5, 9–7, 9–0
1953 Pakistan Hashim Khan England Roy Wilson 9–2, 8–10, 9–1, 9–0
1954 Pakistan Hashim Khan Pakistan Azam Khan 6–9, 9–6, 9–6, 7–9, 9–5
1955 Pakistan Hashim Khan Pakistan Azam Khan 9–7, 7–9, 9–7, 5–9, 9–7
1956 Pakistan Hashim Khan Pakistan Roshan Khan 9–4, 9–2, 5–9, 9–5
1957 Pakistan Roshan Khan Pakistan Hashim Khan 6–9, 9–5, 9–2, 9–1
1958 Pakistan Hashim Khan Pakistan Azam Khan 9–7, 6–9, 9–6, 9–7
1959 Pakistan Azam Khan Pakistan Mo Khan 9–5, 9–0, 9–1
1960 Pakistan Azam Khan Pakistan Roshan Khan 9–1, 9–0, 9–0
1961 Pakistan Azam Khan Pakistan Mo Khan 6–9, 9–1, 9–4, 0–9, 9–2
1962 Pakistan Azam Khan Pakistan Mo Khan 9–6, 7–9, 10–8, 2–9, 9–4
1963 Pakistan Mo Khan Egypt A.A. AbouTaleb 9–4, 5–9, 3–9, 10–8, 9–6
1964 Egypt A.A. AbouTaleb Scotland Mike Oddy 9–3, 9–7, 9–0
1965 Egypt A.A. AbouTaleb Egypt Ibrahim Amin 9–0, 0–9, 9–1, 9–6
1966 Egypt A.A. AbouTaleb Pakistan Aftab Jawaid 9–6, 5–9, 9–3, 9–1
1967 England Jonah Barrington Pakistan Aftab Jawaid 9–2, 5–9, 9–2, 9–2
1968 England Jonah Barrington Egypt A.A. AbouTaleb 9–6, 9–0, 9–5
1969 Australia Geoff Hunt Australia Cam Nancarrow 9–5, 9–4, 9–0
1970 England Jonah Barrington Australia Geoff Hunt 9–7, 3–9, 9–4, 9–4
1971 England Jonah Barrington Pakistan Aftab Jawaid 9–1, 9–2, 9–6
1972 England Jonah Barrington Australia Geoff Hunt 0–9, 9–7, 10–8, 6–9, 9–7
1973 England Jonah Barrington Pakistan Gogi Alauddin 9–4, 9–3, 9–2
1974 Australia Geoff Hunt Pakistan Mo Yasin Walkover
1975 Pakistan Qamar Zaman Pakistan Gogi Alauddin 9–7, 9–6, 9–1
1976 Australia Geoff Hunt Pakistan Mohibullah Khan 7–9, 9–4, 8–10, 9–2, 9–2
1977 Australia Geoff Hunt Australia Cam Nancarrow 9–4, 9–4, 8–10, 9–4
1978 Australia Geoff Hunt Pakistan Qamar Zaman 7–9, 9–1, 9–1, 9–2
1979 Australia Geoff Hunt Pakistan Qamar Zaman 2–9, 9–7, 9–0, 6–9, 9–3
1980 Australia Geoff Hunt Pakistan Qamar Zaman 9–3, 9–2, 1–9, 9–1
1981 Australia Geoff Hunt Pakistan Jahangir Khan 9–2, 9–7, 5–9, 9–7
1982 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Pakistan Hiddy Jahan 9–2, 10–9, 9–3
1983 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Egypt Gamal Awad 9–2, 9–5, 9–1
1984 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Pakistan Qamar Zaman 9–0, 9–3, 9–5
1985 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Australia Chris Dittmar 9–3, 9–2, 9–5
1986 Pakistan Jahangir Khan New Zealand Ross Norman 9–6, 9–4, 9–6
1987 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Pakistan Jansher Khan 9–6, 9–0, 9–5
1988 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Australia Rodney Martin 9–2, 9–10, 9–0, 9–1
1989 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Australia Rodney Martin 9–2, 3–9, 9–5, 0–9, 9–2
1990 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Australia Rodney Martin 9–6, 10–8, 9–1
1991 Pakistan Jahangir Khan Pakistan Jansher Khan 2–9, 9–4, 9–4, 9–0
1992 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Chris Robertson 9–7, 10–9, 9–5
1993 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Chris Dittmar 9–6, 9–5, 6–9, 9–2
1994 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Brett Martin 9–1, 9–0, 9–10, 9–1
1995 Pakistan Jansher Khan England Peter Marshall 15–4, 15–4, 15–5
1996 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Rodney Eyles 15–13, 15–8, 15–10
1997 Pakistan Jansher Khan Scotland Peter Nicol 17–15, 9–15, 15–12, 8–15, 15–8
1998 Scotland Peter Nicol Pakistan Jansher Khan 17–16, 15–4, 15–5
1999 Canada Jonathon Power Scotland Peter Nicol 15–17, 15–12, rtd
2000 Wales David Evans Australia Paul Price 15–11, 15–6, 15–10
2001 Australia David Palmer England Chris Walker 12–15, 13–15, 15–2, 15–9, 15–5
2002 England Peter Nicol Scotland John White 15–9, 15–8, 15–8
2003 Australia David Palmer England Peter Nicol 15–13, 15–13, 15–8
2004 Australia David Palmer Egypt Amr Shabana 10–11 (4–6), 11–7, 11–10 (3–1), 11–7
2005 Australia Anthony Ricketts England James Willstrop 11–7, 11–9, 11–7
2006 England Nick Matthew France Thierry Lincou 11–8, 5–11, 11–4, 9–11, 11–6
2007 France Grégory Gaultier France Thierry Lincou 11–4, 10–11 (0–2), 11–6, 11–3
2008 Australia David Palmer England James Willstrop 11–9, 11–9, 8–11, 6–11, 11–10 (3–1)
2009 England Nick Matthew England James Willstrop 8–11, 11–8, 7–11, 11–3, 12–10
2010 No competition
2011
2012 England Nick Matthew Egypt Ramy Ashour 11-9, 11-4, 11-8
2013 Egypt Ramy Ashour France Grégory Gaultier 7-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8
2014 France Grégory Gaultier England Nick Matthew 11-3, 11-6, 11-2

Note:
1) From 1931 to 1947, the men's championship was decided by a best-of-three-matches contest between the defending champion and a single challenger (the third match was never required, as the ultimate champion won the first two matches on each of the occasions in which the final was played with this format). The championship has been played using a 'knockout' format since 1948.

2) Peter Nicol changed his nationality in 2001.[6]

List of British Open Men's champions by number of victories[edit]

Rank Player Name No. of Titles Runner-up Final Appearances
1 Pakistan Jahangir Khan 10 1 11
2 Australia Geoff Hunt 8 2 10
3 Pakistan Hashim Khan 7 1 8
4 Pakistan Jansher Khan 6 3 9
5 Republic of Ireland Jonah Barrington 6 0 6
Egypt F.D. Amr Bey 6 0 6
7 Pakistan Azam Khan 4 3 7
8 Egypt Mahmoud Karim 4 2 6
9 Australia David Palmer 4 0 4
10 Egypt A.A. AbouTaleb 3 2 5
11 England Nick Matthew 3 1 4
12 Scotland / England Peter Nicol 2 3 5
13 England Don Butcher 2 2 4
14 France Grégory Gaultier 2 1 3
15 England Jim Dear 1 5 6
16 Pakistan Qamar Zaman 1 4 5
17 Pakistan Mo Khan 1 3 4
18 Pakistan Roshan Khan 1 2 3
19 Egypt Ramy Ashour 1 1 2
England Charles Read 1 1 2
21 Wales David Evans 1 0 1
Canada Jonathon Power 1 0 1
Australia Anthony Ricketts 1 0 1
24 Pakistan Aftab Jawaid 0 3 3
Australia Rodney Martin 0 3 3
England James Willstrop 0 3 3
27 Pakistan Gogi Alauddin 0 2 2
Australia Chris Dittmar 0 2 2
France Thierry Lincou 0 2 2
Australia Cam Nancarrow 0 2 2
31 Egypt Ibrahim Amin 0 1 1
England Charles Arnold 0 1 1
Egypt Gamal Awad 0 1 1
India Abdul Bari 0 1 1
England Bert Biddle 0 1 1
Australia Rodney Eyles 0 1 1
Pakistan Hiddy Jahan 0 1 1
Pakistan Mohibullah Khan 0 1 1
New Zealand Ross Norman 0 1 1
Australia Brett Martin 0 1 1
England Peter Marshall 0 1 1
Scotland Mike Oddy 0 1 1
England Brian Phillips 0 1 1
Australia Paul Price 0 1 1
Australia Chris Robertson 0 1 1
Egypt Amr Shabana 0 1 1
England Chris Walker 0 1 1
Scotland John White 0 1 1
England Roy Wilson 0 1 1
Pakistan Mo Yasin 0 1 1

Men's champions by country[edit]

Champions Runner-up
 Pakistan 30  Pakistan 25
 Egypt 14  England 19
 England 14  Australia 14
 Australia 13  Egypt 8
 Ireland 6  France 3
 France 2  Scotland 3
 Canada 1  India 1
 Scotland 1  New Zealand 1
 Wales 1

Women's championship[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1922 England Joyce Cave England Nancy Cave 11–15, 15–10, 15–9
1923 England Silvia Huntsman England Nancy Cave 6–15, 15–9, 17–15
1924 England Nancy Cave England Joyce Cave 15–8, 15–13
1925 England Joyce Cave England Nancy Cave 15–3, 6–15, 16–13
1926 England Cecily Fenwick England Nancy Cave 15–12, 15–11
1927 England Cecily Fenwick England Nancy Cave 4–9, 9–6, 9–2, 9–5
1928 England Joyce Cave England Cecily Fenwick 4–9, 9–5, 10–9, 9–6
1929 England Nancy Cave England Cecily Fenwick 9–6, 3–9, 9–2, 3–9, 9–6
1930 England Nancy Cave England Cecily Fenwick 10–8, 9–1, 7–9, 9–5
1931 England Cecily Fenwick England Nancy Cave 9–7, 10–8, 9–10, 9–1
1932 England Susan Noel England Joyce Cave 9–5, 9–7, 9–1
1933 England Susan Noel England Sheila Keith-Jones 9–4, 9–0, 9–2
1934 England Susan Noel England Margot Lumb 9–7, 9–0, 9–6
1935 England Margot Lumb England Anne Lytton-Milbanke 9–4, 9–0, 9–1
1936 England Margot Lumb England Anne Lytton-Milbanke 9–5, 9–5, 9–4
1937 England Margot Lumb England Sheila McKechnie 9–3, 9–2, 9–0
1938 England Margot Lumb England Sheila McKechnie 9–3, 9–2, 9–1
1939 England Margot Lumb England Susan Noel 9–6, 9–1, 9–7
1940 No competition (World War II)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947 England Joan Curry England Alice Teague 9–3, 10–9, 9–5
1948 England Joan Curry England Janet Morgan 9–5, 9–0, 9–10, 6–9, 10–8
1949 England Joan Curry England Janet Morgan 2–9, 9–3, 10–8, 9–0
1950 England Janet Morgan England Joan Curry 9–4, 9–3, 9–0
1951 England Janet Morgan England Joan Curry 9–1, 2–9, 9–3, 9–4
1952 England Janet Morgan England Joan Curry 9–3, 9–1, 9–5
1953 England Janet Morgan England Marjorie Townsend 9–4, 9–2, 9–4
1954 England Janet Morgan England Sheila Speight 9–3, 9–1, 9–7
1955 England Janet Morgan England Ruth Turner 9–5, 9–3, 9–6
1956 England Janet Morgan England Sheila Speight 9–6, 9–4, 9–2
1957 England Janet Morgan England Sheila Speight 4–9, 9–5, 9–1, 9–6
1958 England Janet Morgan England Sheila Macintosh (born Speight) 9–7, 6–9, 9–6, 9–7
1959 England Janet Morgan England Sheila Macintosh 9–4, 9–1, 9–5
1960 England Sheila Macintosh England Fran Marshall 4–9, 8–9, 9–5, 9–3, 9–6
1961 England Fran Marshall England Ruth Turner 9–3, 9–5, 9–1
1962 Australia Heather Blundell England Fran Marshall 9–6, 9–5, 9–4
1963 Australia Heather Blundell England Fran Marshall 9–4, 9–2, 9–6
1964 Australia Heather Blundell England Fran Marshall 9–2, 9–2, 9–1
1965 Australia Heather Blundell England Anna Craven-Smith 9–0, 9–1, 9–2
1966 Australia Heather McKay (born Blundell) England Anna Craven-Smith 9–0, 9–0, 10–8
1967 Australia Heather McKay England Anna Craven-Smith 9–1, 10–8, 9–6
1968 Australia Heather McKay Australia Bev Johnson 9–0, 9–0, 9–0
1969 Australia Heather McKay England Fran Marshall 9–2, 9–0, 9–0
1970 Australia Heather McKay South Africa Marcia Roche 9–1, 9–1, 9–0
1971 Australia Heather McKay Australia Jenny Irving 9–0, 9–3, 9–1
1972 Australia Heather McKay South Africa Kathy Malan 9–1, 9–1, 9–2
1973 Australia Heather McKay New Zealand C. Fleming 9–1, 9–0, 9–1[7]
1974 Australia Heather McKay England Sue Cogswell 9–2, 9–1, 9–2
1975 Australia Heather McKay Australia Marion Jackman 9–3, 9–1, 9–5
1976 Australia Heather McKay Australia Sue Newman 9–2, 9–4, 9–2
1977 Australia Heather McKay Australia Barbara Wall 9–3, 9–1, 9–2
1978 Australia Sue Newman Australia Vicki Hoffmann 9–4, 9–7, 9–2
1979 Australia Barbara Wall England Sue Cogswell 8–10, 6–9, 9–4, 9–4, 9–3
1980 Australia Vicki Hoffmann England Sue Cogswell 9–5, 9–5, 9–3
1981 Australia Vicki Hoffmann Australia Margaret Zachariah 9–6, 9–4, 9–0
1982 Australia Vicki Cardwell (born Hoffmann) England Lisa Opie 9–4, 5–9, 9–4, 9–4
1983 Australia Vicki Cardwell England Lisa Opie 9–10, 9–6, 9–4, 9–5
1984 New Zealand Susan Devoy England Lisa Opie 5–9, 9–0, 9–7, 9–1
1985 New Zealand Susan Devoy England Martine Le Moignan 9–6, 5–9, 9–6, 9–5
1986 New Zealand Susan Devoy England Lisa Opie 9–4, 9–2, 9–3
1987 New Zealand Susan Devoy England Lucy Soutter 2–9, 4–9, 9–4, 9–2, 9–1
1988 New Zealand Susan Devoy Australia Liz Irving 9–7, 9–5, 9–1
1989 New Zealand Susan Devoy England Martine Le Moignan 8–10, 10–8, 9–3, 9–6
1990 New Zealand Susan Devoy England Suzanne Horner 9–2, 9–1, 9–3
1991 England Lisa Opie England Sue Wright 6–9, 9–3, 9–3, 9–4
1992 New Zealand Susan Devoy England Martine Le Moignan 9–3, 9–5, 9–3
1993 Australia Michelle Martin England Suzanne Horner 9–7, 9–0, 9–4
1994 Australia Michelle Martin Australia Liz Irving 9–1, 9–5, 9–3
1995 Australia Michelle Martin Australia Liz Irving 9–4, 9–7, 9–5
1996 Australia Michelle Martin Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald 1–9, 9–5, 9–1, 9–7
1997 Australia Michelle Martin Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald 9–5, 9–10, 9–5, 9–5
1998 Australia Michelle Martin Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald 9–4, 9–2, 9–1
1999 New Zealand Leilani Joyce England Cassie Campion 5–9, 9–6, 9–3, 10–8
2000 New Zealand Leilani Joyce England Sue Wright 9–7, 9–4, 9–2
2001 Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens 10–9, 9–0, 9–2
2002 Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald England Tania Bailey 9–3, 9–0, 9–0
2003 Australia Rachael Grinham England Cassie Campion 9–3, 7–9, 9–2, 9–5
2004 Australia Rachael Grinham United States Natalie Grainger 6–9, 9–5, 9–0, 9–3
2005 Malaysia Nicol David Australia Natalie Grinham 9–6, 9–7, 9–6
2006 Malaysia Nicol David Australia Rachael Grinham 9–4, 9–1, 9–4
2007 Australia Rachael Grinham Malaysia Nicol David 7–9, 4–9, 9–3, 10–8, 9–1
2008 Malaysia Nicol David England Jenny Duncalf 9–1, 10–8, 9–0
2009 Australia Rachael Grinham Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry 11–6, 11–5, 12–10
2010 No competition
2011
2012 Malaysia Nicol David Egypt Nour El Sherbini 11-6, 11–6, 11-6
2013 England Laura Massaro Malaysia Nicol David 11-4, 3-11, 12-10, 11-8
2014 Malaysia Nicol David England Laura Massaro 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8

List of British Open Women's champions by number of victories[edit]

Rank Player Name No. of Titles Runner-up Final Appearances
1 Australia Heather McKay 16 0 16
2 England Janet Morgan 10 2 12
3 New Zealand Susan Devoy 8 0 8
4 Australia Michelle Martin 6 0 6
5 Malaysia Nicol David 5 2 7
6 England Margot Lumb 5 1 6
7 Australia Vicki Cardwell 4 1 5
Australia Rachael Grinham 4 1 5
9 England Nancy Cave 3 6 9
10 England Cecily Fenwick 3 3 6
England Joan Curry 3 3 6
12 England Susan Noel 3 1 4
13 Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald 2 3 5
14 New Zealand Leilani Joyce 2 0 2
15 England Sheila Macintosh 1 5 6
England Fran Marshall 1 5 6
16 England Lisa Opie 1 4 5
17 England Silvia Huntsman 1 1 2
England Laura Massaro 1 1 2
Australia Barbara Wall 1 1 2
20 Australia Sue Newman 1 0 1

Women's champions by country[edit]

Champions Runner-up
 England 35  England 61
 Australia 34  Australia 15
 New Zealand 10  Malaysia 2
 Malaysia 5  New Zealand 2
   South Africa 2
 Egypt 1
 Ireland 1
 United States 1

Records[edit]

Record Player(s) Count Winning years
Men
Winner of most Men's titles Pakistan Jahangir Khan 10 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Winner of most consecutive Men's titles Pakistan Jahangir Khan 10
Women
Winner of most Women's titles Australia Heather McKay 14 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968,
1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
Winner of most consecutive Women's titles Australia Heather McKay 14
Miscellaneous
Loser of most finals (men) England Jim Dear 5 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948
Loser of most finals (women) England Nancy Cave 6 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1931
Lowest-ranked winner (men) Wales David Evans 11th 2000
Lowest-ranked winner (women) Australia Rachael Grinham 4th 2003, 2009
Youngest winner (men) Pakistan Jahangir Khan 18 years (& 3 m.) 1982
Youngest winner (women) Australia Susan Devoy 20 years (& 3 m.) 1984
Oldest winner (men) England Charles Read 41 years 1930
Oldest winner (women) England Janet Morgan 38 years 1959

See also[edit]

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