1926 Women's British Open Squash Championship

The 1926 Ladies Open Championships was held at the Queen's Club, West Kensington in London from 14–19 December 1925.
Cecily Fenwick won the title defeating Nancy Cave in the final. This championship was held in the 1925 but in the 1925/26 season so is attributed as being the 1926 event.[1] Joyce Cave was unable to defend her title due to injury and the Times reported that due to her injury she was unable to train with her sister Nancy Cave which had a bearing on the result of the final.

British Open Squash Championships
5th Women's British Open Championships
Details
LocationLondon, England
VenueQueen's Club, West Kensington
← 1925
1927 →

Draw and resultsEdit

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Section A (Round Robin)Edit

Player One Player Two Score
  Miss Phyllis Blake   Miss Nancy Cave 21-19
  Miss Phyllis Blake   Miss P Slagg 21-1
  Miss Phyllis Blake   Mrs Whetstone 21-3
  Miss Phyllis Blake   Miss Montmorency 21-1
  Miss Nancy Cave   Miss P Slagg 21-13
  Miss Nancy Cave   Mrs Whetstone 21-2
  Miss Nancy Cave   Miss Montmorency 21-0
  Miss P Slagg   Mrs Whetstone 21-12
  Miss P Slagg   Miss Montmorency 21-1
  Mrs Whetstone   Miss Montmorency 21-1

Section B (Round Robin)Edit

Player One Player Two Score
  Miss Sylvia Huntsman   Miss Eileen Nicholson 21-10
  Miss Sylvia Huntsman   Mrs Judith Backhouse 21-5
  Miss Sylvia Huntsman   Mrs Hartley 21-2
  Miss Sylvia Huntsman   Mrs Edith Strawson 21-4
  Miss Eileen Nicholson   Mrs Judith Backhouse 21-12
  Miss Eileen Nicholson   Mrs Hartley 21-9
  Miss Eileen Nicholson   Mrs Edith Strawson 21-10
  Mrs Judith Backhouse   Mrs Hartley 21-17
  Mrs Judith Backhouse   Mrs Edith Strawson 21-9
  Mrs Hartley   Mrs Edith Strawson 21-8

Section C (Round Robin)Edit

Player One Player Two Score
  Hon Mrs Margaret Bruce   Miss Joyce Nicholson 23-21
  Hon Mrs Margaret Bruce   Hon Miss Judith Denman 21-16
  Hon Mrs Margaret Bruce   Miss Susan Noel 21-6
  Hon Mrs Margaret Bruce   Miss H Foster 21-1
  Hon Mrs Margaret Bruce   Mrs H G Stoker 21-0
  Miss Joyce Nicholson   Hon Miss Judith Denman 21-19
  Miss Joyce Nicholson   Miss Susan Noel 21-1
  Miss Joyce Nicholson   Miss H Foster 23-21
  Miss Joyce Nicholson   Mrs H G Stoker 21-1
  Hon Miss Judith Denman   Miss Susan Noel 21-3
  Hon Miss Judith Denman   Miss H Foster 21-1
  Hon Miss Judith Denman   Mrs H G Stoker 21-4
  Miss Susan Noel   Miss H Foster 21-15
  Miss Susan Noel   Mrs H G Stoker 21-4
  Miss H Foster   Mrs H G Stoker 21-3

Section D (Round Robin)Edit

Player One Player Two Score
  Miss Cecily Fenwick   Miss A Blake 21-12
  Miss Cecily Fenwick   Lady Olive Smith-Dorrien 21-6
  Miss Cecily Fenwick   Miss Joan Huntsman 21-2
  Lady Olive Smith-Dorrien   Miss A Blake 21-7
  Lady Olive Smith-Dorrien   Miss Joan Huntsman 21-18
  Miss Joan Huntsman   Miss A Blake 21-7

Second roundEdit

Player One Player Two Score
  Miss Joyce Nicholson   Miss Phyllis Blake 8-15 15-7 15-8
  Miss Nancy Cave   Lady Olive Smith-Dorrien 15-5 15-0
  Miss Sylvia Huntsman   Hon Mrs Margaret Bruce 15-0 15-1
  Miss Cecily Fenwick   Miss Eileen Nicholson 15-1 15-4

Semi-finalsEdit

Player One Player Two Score
  Miss Cecily Fenwick   Miss Sylvia Huntsman 16-13 15-3
  Miss Nancy Cave   Miss Joyce Nicholson 15-6 5-15 15-3

FinalEdit

Player One Player Two Score
  Miss Cecily Fenwick   Miss Nancy Cave 15-12 15-11
Preceded by
British Open Squash Championships
England (London)

1926
Succeeded by

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Times Archives 1925 Open Championship". Oxfordshire Libraries.
  2. ^ "Squash Rackets". The Times Archives.