Lee Beachill

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Lee Beachill
Lee Beachill US Open (cropped).jpg
Lee Beachill with his 2005 US Open trophy
Full name Lee Beachill
Country  England
Residence Pontefract, England
Born (1977-11-28) 28 November 1977 (age 40)
Huddersfield, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Turned Pro 1998
Retired 2009
Plays Right Handed
Coached by Malcolm Willstrop
Racquet used Dunlop
Men's singles
Highest ranking No. 1 (October 2004)
Title(s) 8
Tour final(s) 13
World Open F (2004)

Lee Beachill (born 28 November 1977 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom) is a former World No. 1 squash player from England.

Beachill reached the World No. 1 ranking in October 2004.[1] He also finished runner-up at the World Open that year.

Beachill was part of the English team which won the World Team Squash Championships in 2005. He has also won Gold Medals for England in the men's doubles at the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and 2006, partnering Peter Nicol on both occasions.

Beachill has won the British National Squash Championships three times – in 2001, 2002 and 2005.

Beachill announced his retirement from the game in February 2009[2] after undergoing hernia surgery.[3]

As a junior player, Beachill helped England win the World Junior Team Championship in 1997, and was the British champion at under-12, under-14, under-17 and under-19 levels.

Lee first played the game at the Skelmanthorpe Squash Club in Yorkshire under the guidance of coach Chris Beck.

He attended Horbury School, Horbury.

World Open final appearances[edit]

0 title and 1 runner-up[edit]

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2004 Doha, Qatar France Thierry Lincou 5–11, 11–2, 2–11, 12–10, 11–8

Major World Series final appearances[edit]

Qatar Classic: 1 final (1 title, 0 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2003 Scotland John White 15–12, 15–5, 11–15, 12–15, 15–9

US Open: 2 finals (2 titles, 0 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2004 England Peter Nicol 11–8, 11–9, 11–9
Winner 2005 Australia David Palmer 11–7, 9–11, 8–11, 11–1, 11–8


  1. ^ Rod Gilmour (10 February 2009). "Lee Beachill ready for British Nationals swansong". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Injury forces Beachill to retire". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  3. ^ "British Nationals 2008". Retrieved 26 February 2015.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Nicol
World No. 1
October 2004 – December 2004
Succeeded by
Thierry Lincou