British National Squash Championships

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The British National Squash Championships are the national squash championships for players from the United Kingdom & Ireland.[1] They are held annually in early February and have been held at the National Squash Centre at Sportscity in Manchester since 2003.[2]

The 2012 men's final was contested between the reigning World Champion and World No.1,[3] Nick Matthew, and the reigning World No.2, James Willstrop. Matthew won 3-1 to claim his fourth British National title.

The 2012 women's final was won by Laura Massaro 3-1 against the 2008 & 2010 Champion, Alison Waters, who was returning after a long injury lay-off.[4]

The 2011 champions were Daryl Selby and Laura Massaro, both winning the event for the first time.[5]

The championships also involve masters events for British squash players in different age groups.

The categories for men are:- Over 35, Over 40, Over 45, Over 50, Over 55, Over 60, Over 65, Over 70 and Over 75.

The categories for women are:- Over 35, Over 40, Over 45, Over 50 and Over 55.

The men's Over 70 event was added in 2005 and the men's Over 75 event was added in 2011.

Past results[edit]

Men's finals (since 1999)[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
2017 Nick Matthew Joe Lee 11-6, 11-4, 11-8 (40m)
2016 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11-2, 6-11, 11-3, 11-3 (50m)
2015 Nick Matthew Daryl Selby 11-5, 11-3, 11-2 (45m)
2014 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 5-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8 (78m)
2013 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11-9, 11-3, 11-3 (49m)
2012 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11-8, 11-3, 8-11, 14-12 (81m)
2011 Daryl Selby Nick Matthew 9-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 (84m)
2010 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11–5, 11–6, 11–6 (49m)
2009 Nick Matthew Adrian Grant 11–4, 11–3, 11–9
2008 James Willstrop Lee Beachill 11–9, 11–8, 11–4
2007 James Willstrop John White 12–10, 11–7, 11–5
2006 Nick Matthew Lee Beachill 11–9, 6–11, 11–9, 10–12, 12–10
2005 Lee Beachill James Willstrop 11–3, 11–6, 11–3
2004 John White Lee Beachill 17–16, 17–14, 14–15, 15–8
2003 Peter Nicol Lee Beachill 7–15, 15–11, 15–9, 12–15, 15–8
2002 Lee Beachill Peter Nicol 15–8, 13–15, 15–5, 15–10
2001 Lee Beachill Nick Taylor 15–13, 15–5, 15–8
2000 Peter Marshall David Evans 15–9, 15–6, 15–11
1999 Paul Johnson Simon Parke 10–15, 15–5, 15–8, 1–15, 15–7

Men's champions (before 1999)[edit]

Year Champion
1998 Simon Parke
1997 Mark Cairns
1996 Peter Nicol
1995 Stephen Meads
1994 Peter Marshall
1993 Phil Whitlock
1992 Peter Marshall
1991 Paul Gregory
1990 not held
1989 Del Harris
1988 Paul Carter
1987 Del Harris
1986 Bryan Beeson
1985 Phil Kenyon
1984 Geoff Williams
1983 Phil Kenyon
1982 Gawain Briars
1981 Phil Kenyon
1980 Jonah Barrington
1979 Gawain Briars
1978 Peter Verow
1977 Phil Kenyon
1976 Johnathan Leslie
1975 Phil Ayton
1974 Johnathan Leslie

Women's finals (since 1999)[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
2016 Laura Massaro Alison Waters 11-2, 11-5, 11-4 (24m)
2015 Sarah-Jane Perry Laura Massaro 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 10-12, 11-7 (80m)
2014 Alison Waters Madeline Perry 11-3, 11-6, 11-6 (32m)
2013 Alison Waters Laura Massaro 11-7, 7-11, 12-10, 6-11, 13-11 (78m)
2012 Laura Massaro Alison Waters 11–2, 11-9, 8-11, 11–4 (53m)
2011 Laura Massaro Jenny Duncalf 7–11, 11–9, 7–11, 11–7, 11–2 (62m)
2010 Alison Waters Jenny Duncalf 10-12, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10 (65m)
2009 Jenny Duncalf Alison Waters 11–13, 11–8, 11–6, 11–6
2008 Alison Waters Laura Lengthorn-Massaro 6–11, 11–7, 11–8, 11–9
2007 Jenny Duncalf Alison Waters 5–9, 6–9, 9–3, 9–0, 9–3
2006 Tania Bailey Linda Charman 9–7, 6–9, 9–6, 9–3
2005 Linda Charman Alison Waters 9–2, 9–4, 9–3
2004 Cassie Campion Linda Charman 9–3, 9–1, 9–5
2003 Cassie Campion Rebecca Macree 9–6, 4–9, 9–4, 9–3
2002 Cassie Campion Linda Charman 9–5, 9–6, 9–2
2001 Sue Wright Fiona Geaves 10–9, 9–2, 3–9, 10–8
2000 Cassie Campion Sue Wright 9–1, 2–9, 9–2, 2–9, 9–3
1999 Cassie Campion Sue Wright 9–5, 3–9, 6–9, 9–0, 9–6

Women's champions (before 1999)[edit]

Year Champion
1998 Sue Wright
1997 Sue Wright
1996 Suzanne Horner
1995 Fiona Geaves
1994 Suzanne Horner
1993 Cassie Campion
1992 Sue Wright
1991 Martine Le Moignan
1990 not held
1989 Lucy Soutter
1988 Martine Le Moignan
1987 Lisa Opie
1986 Lisa Opie
1985 Lucy Soutter
1984 Martine Le Moignan
1983 Lucy Soutter
1982 Alison Cumings
1981 Lisa Opie
1980 Sue Cogswell
1979 Sue Cogswell
1978 Sue Cogswell
1977 Sue Cogswell
1976 Angela Smith
1975 Sue Cogswell

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.englandsquashandracketball.com/competitions/major-events/national-championships ,"NATIONAL SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011" , England Squash & Racketball, Retrieved on 2011-02-13
  2. ^ http://www.nationalsquashchamps.co.uk/archive/history.htm "Full details from recent events", webmaster - Steve Cubbins, Retrieved on 2011-02-13
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-08. , Retrieved on 2012-02-13
  4. ^ http://nationalsquashchamps.net/?p=1407 , Retrieved on 2012-02-13
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2011-02-14.  "TODAY at Eastlands". Retrieved on 2011-02-13

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