Jonah Barrington (squash player)
A Cornish-born Irish squash player, Barrington won the British Open (which was considered to be the effective world championship event before the World Squash Championships began) six times between 1967 and 1973, and was known as "Mr. Squash".
Barrington attended Headfort School (County Meath, Ireland), Cheltenham College, and spent two years at Trinity College Dublin. The six-time British champion came from an old Anglo-Irish family. Jonah now[when?] coaches Egyptian world no.1 and 2015 British Open champion Mohamed El Shorbagy. One of his ancestors, Sir Jonah Barrington, established an estate in County Limerick called "Glenstal", which was eventually sold in the 1930s to a group of Belgian Benedictine monks who established a boarding school.
Barrington is the father of professional squash player Joey Barrington.
British Open titles
|Year||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|1967||Aftab Jawaid||9–2, 5–9, 9–2, 9–2|
|1968||A.A. AbouTaleb||9–6, 9–0, 9–5|
|1970||Geoff Hunt||9–7, 3–9, 9–4, 9–4|
|1971||Aftab Jawaid||9–1, 9–2, 9–6|
|1972||Geoff Hunt||0–9, 9–7, 10–8, 6–9, 9–7|
|1973||Gogi Alauddin||9–4, 9–3, 9–2|
- 1982, Murder in the Squash Court: The Only Way to Win (with Angela Patmore), London: S. Paul; ISBN 0-09-147560-0
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Mr Jonah Barrington, Consultant, England Squash; former squash player, 70
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- "Owen Slot studies the qualities of a sporting legend who is keen to put officialdom in its place". Independent.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
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- "British Open Hall of Fame". allambritishopensquash.com.