Kent Championships

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Kent Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded 1886
Abolished 1996
Location Beckenham, Kent, England
Surface Grass / Outdoor

The Kent Championships was a tennis tournament held in Beckenham, Kent, England between 1886 and 1996. The tournament was played on outdoor grass courts at Foxgrove Road, Beckenham and was held in the second half of June or early July. From 1887 until 1910 the tournament was organized as an All-Comers event, the winner of which would play the title holder from previous year in the Challenge Round.

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1886 United Kingdom Herbert Chipp United Kingdom Edward. J. Avory 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
1887 United Kingdom Frederick A. Bowlby United Kingdom Herbert Chipp 1–6, 8–6, 6–4, 6–1
1888 United Kingdom Ernest G. Meers United Kingdom Frederick A. Bowlby 5–7, 3–6, 9–7, 6–3, 6–2
1889 United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow United Kingdom Ernest G. Meers 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 9–7
1890 United Kingdom Ernest G. Meers United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow 5–7, 8–6, 6–3, 6–3
1891 United Kingdom Ernest G. Meers United Kingdom Arthur Gore 6–0, 6–2, 6–2
1892 United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow United Kingdom Ernest G. Meers 4–6, 2–6, 8–6, 6–2, 6–3
1893 United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow United Kingdom William Renshaw 2–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–4
1894 United Kingdom Horace A. B. Chapman United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1895 United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow United Kingdom Horace A. B. Chapman 2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1896 United Kingdom Manliffe Goodbody United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow 6–1, 6–2, 2–6, 6–0
1897 United Kingdom George Greville United Kingdom Manliffe Goodbody 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1898 United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves United Kingdom George Greville 6–0, 6–0, 6–1
1899 United Kingdom Harold Mahoney United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves 6–1, 6–1, 6–8, 3–6, 8–6
1900 United Kingdom Arthur Gore United Kingdom Harold Mahoney 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1901 United Kingdom Laurence Doherty United Kingdom Arthur Gore 6–1, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1902 United Kingdom Laurence Doherty United Kingdom George Simond 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
1903 United Kingdom Laurence Doherty United Kingdom Arthur Gore 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1904 United Kingdom Harold Mahoney United Kingdom Brame Hillyard 6–3, 8–6, 7–9, 4–6, 6–3
1905 [a] Australia Norman Brookes United Kingdom Arthur Gore 6–3, 9–7, 6–2
1906 United Kingdom Arthur Gore United Kingdom A.L. Bentley 6–0, 6–2, 6–1
1907 New Zealand Anthony Wilding United Kingdom Arthur Gore 9–7, 6–2, 3–6, 0–6, 6–1
1908 United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom Charles P. Dixon 6–0, 9–7, 6–2
1909 United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom Major Ritchie cancelled (rain)
1910 United States Beals Wright United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 4–6, 7–5, 12–10, 6–4
1911 New Zealand Anthony Wilding United Kingdom Major Ritchie 6–0, 6–0, 6–3
1912 New Zealand Anthony Wilding United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 1–6, 6–2
1913 United Kingdom Alfred Beamish United Kingdom George A. Thomas 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
1914 United Kingdom Algernon Kingscote United Kingdom Hope Crisp 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1915 No competition (due to WWI)
1916
1917
1918
1919 United Kingdom Algernon Kingscote New Zealand F.M.B. Fisher 4–6, 6–4, 9–7, 3–6, 6–2
1920 United Kingdom Algernon Kingscote Japan Zenzo Shimidzu 7–5, 3–2 ret.
1921 United Kingdom Algernon Kingscote India Sydney M. Jacob 6–4, 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
1922 United Kingdom Algernon Kingscote Australia Randolph Lycett 6–3, 3–1 ret.
1923 United States William M. Johnston United Kingdom Donald Greig 6–2, 6–3
1924 United Kingdom Algernon Kingscote United Kingdom Jack M. Hillyard 8–6, 9–7, 6–2
1925 United Kingdom Randolph Lycett United Kingdom H. S. Lewis Barclay 6–3, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
1926 United Kingdom Gordon Crole Rees South Africa Patrick Spence 6–4, 6–2
1927 United Kingdom Donald Greig United Kingdom Charles H. Kingsley 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1928 United Kingdom Charles H. Kingsley South Africa Patrick Spence 2–6, 6–4, 8–6
1929 United Kingdom Harry G. N. Lee United Kingdom Charles H. Kingsley 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
1930 United Kingdom Bunny Austin United Kingdom Harry G. N. Lee 6–2, 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
1931 United Kingdom Colin Gregory United Kingdom John S. Olliff 3–6, 6–3, 7–9, 6–3, 6–0
1932 United Kingdom Edward. R. Avory New Zealand Eskell D. Andrews 6–1, 6–4
1933 South Africa Vernon Kirby South Africa Colin J. J. Robbins 8–6, 6–4
1934 United Kingdom Bunny Austin Japan Jiro Yamagishi 6–3, 6–0
1935 Japan Jiro Yamagishi United Kingdom Ian Collins 6–3, 6–1
1936 United States David N. Jones United Kingdom Frank H. D. Wilde 11–9, 6–3
1937 Japan Jiro Yamagishi United Kingdom Charles Raymond D. Tuckey 8–6, 1–6, 7–5
1938 United Kingdom John S. Olliff United Kingdom Nigel Sharpe 6–2, 6–3
1939 United Kingdom Murray Deloford United Kingdom Donald MacPhail 3–6, 6–2, 9–7
1940 No competition (due to WWII)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946 Australia Geoffrey Browne Netherlands Hans van Swol 6–1, 6–4
1947 Australia Bill Sidwell Sweden Torsten Johansson 6–2, 10–8
1948 Australia Frank Sedgman Australia Jack Harper 6–4, 6–4
1949 United States Gardnar Mulloy United States Earl Cochell 2–3 ret.
1950 Australia Geoffrey Browne Australia Bill Sidwell 8–6, 7–9, 17–15
1951 United States Don Candy Australia Gardnar Mulloy 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
1952 United States Ham Richardson Australia Don Candy 6–2, 6–8, 6–2
1953 United States Ham Richardson United States Gardnar Mulloy 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
1952 Competition cancelled at quarterfinal stage
1955 Australia Tony Trabert United States Herb Flam 6–4, 6–2
1956 Australia Mal Anderson United States Sammy Giammalva cancelled
1957 Australia Mal Anderson United States Herb Flam 6–2, 4–6, 8–6
1958 Australia Neale Fraser Denmark Kurt Nielsen 6–4, 6–4
1959 United States Alex Olmedo Denmark Kurt Nielsen 8–6, 3–6, 6–4
1960 Australia Robert Mark United States Butch Buchholz 6–3, 6–4
1961 United States Jon Douglas New Zealand Lew Gerrard 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
1962 Australia Barry Phillips-Moore Australia Owen Davidson 6–4, 8–6
1963 Australia Ken Fletcher Australia Marty Mulligan 6–3, 6–2
1964 Australia John Newcombe Australia Fred Stolle 6–2, 5–7, 12–10
1965 Australia John Newcombe New Zealand Lew Gerrard 6–3, 6–1
1966 Australia John Newcombe India Premjit Lall 6–4, 15–13
1967 Australia Owen Davidson Australia Ken Fletcher 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
1968 [b] Australia Fred Stolle Australia Roy Emerson 6–3, 6–1
1969 Sweden Ove Bengtson United States Tom Gorman 6–4, 7–5
1970 United States Clark Graebner South Africa Robert Maud 6–4, 10–8
1971 United States Stan Smith India Premjit Lall 7–9, 6–4, 6–2
1972 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli India Vijay Amritraj 6–2, 7–5
1973 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli Sweden Björn Borg 6–3, 9–8
1974 India Vijay Amritraj United States Tom Gorman 6–7, 6–2, 6–4
1975 United States Arthur Ashe United States Roscoe Tanner 7–5, 6–4
1976 United States Roscoe Tanner United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–4
1977 Australia Mark Edmondson United States Tim Gullikson 6–3, 6–4
1978 United States Jimmy Connors United States Stan Smith 9–8, 6–3
1979 United States Peter Fleming United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
1980 New Zealand Onny Parun United States Sandy Mayer 6–4, 4–6, 9–7
1981 South Africa Kevin Curren New Zealand Chris Lewis 6–2, 6–3
1982 South Africa Kevin Curren United Kingdom Buster Mottram 7–6, 6–4
1983 United States Steve Denton Australia Pat Cash 7–6, 7–6
1984 Australia Pat Cash Australia Paul McNamee 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
1985 United States Tim Mayotte South Africa Danie Visser 7–5, 6–1
1986 India Ramesh Krishnan South Africa Danie Visser 6–3, 6–7, 6–3
1987 United States Scott Davis United States Leif Shiras 7–6, 6–3
1988 Germany Christian Saceanu Australia Broderick Dyke 6–4, 7–6
1989 United States John McEnroe Australia Paul McNamee 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
1990 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Australia Darren Cahill 6–3, 7–5
1991 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Australia Pat Cash 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)
1992 United States David Wheaton South Africa Christo van Rensburg 6–3, 1–6, 6–1
1993 United States David Wheaton United Kingdom Chris Bailey 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
1994 France Guy Forget United Kingdom Jeremy Bates 6–2, 6–3
1995 United Kingdom Andrew Richardson / Czech Republic Petr Korda divided (rain)
1996 United Kingdom Mark Petchey Czech Republic Petr Korda 6–2, 6–4

Women's singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1888 United Kingdom May Jacks United Kingdom Edith Gurney 1–6, 6–3, 6–0
1889 United Kingdom Maud Shackle United Kingdom May Jacks 6–3, 7–5
1890 United Kingdom May Jacks United Kingdom Maud Shackle 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
1891 United Kingdom Maud Shackle United Kingdom May Jacks 6–4, 6–0
1892 United Kingdom Maud Shackle United Kingdom May Jacks 6–3, 6–1
1893 United Kingdom Maud Shackle United Kingdom Ruth Legh 6–3, 6–4
1894 United Kingdom Edith Austin United Kingdom Amy Wilson 6–4, 6–2
1895 United Kingdom Edith Austin United Kingdom Amy Wilson 6–3, 6–1
1896 United Kingdom Edith Austin United Kingdom Ruth Legh 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
1897 United Kingdom Edith Austin United Kingdom Miss E. R. Morgan 6–2, 6–0
1898 United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper United Kingdom Edith Austin 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1899 United Kingdom Edith Austin United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper 1–6, 7–5, 6–2
1900 United Kingdom Edith Greville United Kingdom Muriel Robb 6–1, 6–3
1901 United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass United Kingdom Edith Greville 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
1902 United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass United Kingdom Hilda Lane 7–5, 6–4
1903 United Kingdom Connie Wilson United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
1904 United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass United Kingdom Connie Wilson 6–2, 6–2
1905 [a] United Kingdom Connie Wilson United Kingdom Alice Greene 6–2, 6–4
1906 United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass United Kingdom Connie Wilson 6–3, 2–2 ret.
1907 United States May Sutton United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass 6–2, 6–4
1908 United Kingdom Agnes Morton United Kingdom Dora Boothby 6–2, 6–1
1909 United Kingdom Dora Boothby United Kingdom Agnes Morton 6–4, 6–4
1910 United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass United Kingdom Dora Boothby 6–4, 6–3
1911 United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass United Kingdom Mildred Coles 6–3, 7–5
1912 United Kingdom Winifred McNair United Kingdom Dora Boothby 6–1, 6–4
1913 United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite 6–4, 6–4
1914 United Kingdom Edith Hannam United Kingdom Agnes Morton 0–6, 11–9 ret.
1915 No competition (due to WWI)
1916
1917
1918
1919 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
1920 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Winifred McNair 7–9, 3–2 divided
1921 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Geraldine Beamish 9–7, 6–4
1922 United Kingdom Kitty McKane United States Elizabeth Ryan 6–3, 6–3
1923 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1924 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Kitty McKane 6–8, 6–1, 6–1
1925 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Geraldine Beamish 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1926 Spain Lilí Álvarez United States Molla Mallory 6–4, 6–2
1927 United States Helen Wills United Kingdom Kitty McKane Godfree 6–2, 6–4
1928 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Violet Chamberlain 6–2, 10–8
1929 United Kingdom Phyllis Howkins Covell United Kingdom Peggy Saunders Mitchell 6–1, 6–4
1930 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Geraldine Beamish 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1931 United States Phyllis Mudford United Kingdom Dorothy Round 6–1, 6–2
1932 United Kingdom Mary Heeley United Kingdom Freda James 1–6, 6–3, 6–0
1933 United Kingdom Dorothy Round United Kingdom Peggy Saunders Mitchell 7–5, 6–2
1934 United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford King Australia Joan Hartigan 6–2, 6–3
1935 United Kingdom Dorothy Round United Kingdom Kay Stammers 6–2, 6–0
1936 Chile Anita Lizana United Kingdom Betty Nuthall 3–6, 6–0, 6–1
1937 Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska United States Alice Marble 6–1, 9–11, 6–1
1938 Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska South Africa Bobbie Heine Miller 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
1939 United States Alice Marble United Kingdom Kay Stammers 6–3, 6–1
1940 No competition (due to WWII)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946 United Kingdom Vera Dace United Kingdom Betty Nuthall 6–4, 6–4
1947 United Kingdom Kay Menzies South Africa Sheila Piercey Summers 6–2, 11–9
1948 Argentina Mary Terán de Weiss United Kingdom Patsy Rodgers 7–5, 6–1
1949 United States Patricia Todd South Africa Sheila Piercey Summers 6–3, 6–0
1950 United States Gussie Moran United States Nancy Morrison 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
1951 United States Betty Rosenquest United States Barbara Scofield 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
1952 South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith United Kingdom Vera Thomas 6–2, 6–2
1953 United States Maureen Connolly United States Julia Sampson Hayward 6–2, 6–3
1954 Abandoned
1955 United States Louise Brough Australia Mary Carter 6–2, 6–4
1956 United States Darlene Hard United States Betty Rosenquest Pratt Abandoned (rain)
1957 United States Althea Gibson United States Darlene Hard 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1958 South Africa Sandra Reynolds South Africa Jean Forbes 6–4, 6–4
1959 United States Darlene Hard United States Sally Moore 6–1, 7–5
1960 Belgium Christiane Mercelis United Kingdom Vera Roberts 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
1961 Australia Margaret Smith United Kingdom Christine Truman 6–3, 4–6, 8–6
1962 Australia Jan Lehane Australia Lesley Turner 7–5, 6–3
1963 Australia Margaret Smith Australia Jan Lehane 6–0, 6–1
1964 Brazil Maria Bueno Australia Margaret Smith 3–5 divided (rain)
1965 Australia Margaret Smith Brazil Maria Bueno 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
1966 Australia Karen Krantzcke Brazil Maria Bueno w.o.
1967 United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
1968 Australia Margaret Court United Kingdom Ann Jones 11–9, 6–2
1969 United States Denise Carter-Triolo Australia Kerry Melville 6–3, 7–5
1970 Australia Kerry Melville United States Kristy Pigeon 6–0, 3–6, 9–7
1971 United States Patti Hogan Soviet Union Olga Morozova 6–1, 6–3
1972 Soviet Union Olga Morozova United Kingdom Jill Cooper 6–4, 6–1
1973 Australia Dianne Fromholtz United States Janet Newberry 7–5, 0–6, 6–1
1974 Israel Paulina Peisachov United States Kate Latham 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
1975 South Africa Greer Stevens United States Patti Hogan 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
1976 Soviet Union Olga Morozova South Africa Marise Kruger 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
1977 South Africa Yvonne Vermaak United Kingdom Michelle Tyler 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
1978 Australia Evonne Cawley United States Laura DuPont 6–4, 6–2
1979 Australia Evonne Cawley United States Pam Shriver 6–3, 6–2
1980 United States Andrea Jaeger United Kingdom Jo Durie 6–4, 6–1
1981 United States Pam Shriver Australia Elizabeth Little 6–2, 6–2
1982 United States Pam Shriver Australia Elizabeth Sayers 6–3, 6–2
1983 United States Billie Jean King United States Barbara Potter 6–4, 6–3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Due to rain the final was postponed and played at the All-England Club directly preceding the Wimbledon Championships
  2. ^ Tournament was part of the 1968 Rothmans tennis circuit which consisted of four grass court tournaments (Surrey, Northern, Kent, London) in preparation of the Wimbledon Championships

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°24′50″N 0°01′19″W / 51.4140°N 0.0219°W / 51.4140; -0.0219