Jonah Barrington (squash player)

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Jonah Barrington (born 29 April 1941)[1] is a retired Irish/English squash player, originally from Morwenstow, Cornwall, England.[2]

A Cornish-born Irish squash player, Barrington won the British Open (which was considered to be the effective world championship event before the World Open began) six times between 1967 and 1973, and was known as "Mr. Squash".[3]

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 coaches Egyptian world no.1 and 2015 British Open champion Mohamed Elshorbagy. 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.

In 1982 Barrington co-authored the book Murder in the Squash Court: the Only Way to Win.[4][5][6]

Barrington is the father of professional squash player Joey Barrington.

British Open titles[edit]

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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

Books[edit]

  • 1982, Murder in the Squash Court: The Only Way to Win (with Angela Patmore), London: S. Paul; ISBN 0-09-147560-0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday's today". telegraph.co.uk. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. Mr Jonah Barrington, Consultant, England Squash; former squash player, 70 
  2. ^ "Jonah Barrington profile". Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Jonah Barrington profile, telegraph.co.uk; accessed 20 March 2015.
  5. ^ Joey Barrington profile, wellsjournal.co.uk; accessed 20 March 2015.
  6. ^ Jonah Barrington profile, isportstore.com; accessed 20 March 2015.
  7. ^ "British Open Hall of Fame". allambritishopensquash.com. 

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