1963 Men's British Open Squash Championship

The 1963 Open Championship was held at the Lansdowne Club in London from 26 November - 5 December 1962.
Azam Khan was unable to defend his title after struggling to regain fitness following an Achilles tendon injury. Mo Khan won the Open Championship defeating Abdelfattah Abou Taleb in the final. Incredibly Taleb had led the final two sets to one and eight points to one needing just one more point to become champion. Mo Khan however recovered to win the set and then the match in a remarkable comeback. Roshan Khan defeated Aftab Jawaid in the third place play off 9-3 9-6 5-9 4-9 9-3.[1]

British Open Squash Championships
25th British Open Championships
Details
LocationLondon, England
VenueLansdowne Club
← 1962
1964 →

SeedsEdit

Draw and resultsEdit

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First qualifying roundEdit

  John Skinner beat   Terry Pickering 9-0 6-9 3-9 9-0 9-2
  Aftab Jawaid beat   Jonathan Smith 7-9 9-5 8-10 9-7 10-9
  Brian Wise beat   Peter Fuente w/o
  Sherif Afifi beat   Ken Watson 5-9 9-4 9-5 9-3
  Richard Hawkey beat   Don Thompson 9-0 6-9 9-7 6-9 9-3

Second qualifying roundEdit

  Tony Gathercole beat   Mike Corby 5-9 9-4 6-9 9-7 9-5
  George Chisholm beat   Richard Hawkey 9-2 9-2 1-9 1-9 10-8
  Sherif Afifi beat   Brian Wise 10-9 7-9 9-6 9-7
  Aly Abdel Aziz beat   Pat Kirton 9-7 4-9 9-2 10-9
  Aftab Jawaid beat   John Skinner

Main drawEdit

First round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
1   Mo Khan 9 9 9
  Jeremy Lyon 0 0 2 1   Mo Khan 9 9 9
  Aly Abdel Aziz 9 0 2 9 9   Aly Abdel Aziz 0 0 5
  Jamal Din 6 9 9 2 1 1   Mo Khan 10 9 9
4   Mike Oddy 3 3 9 3 5   Jawaid 8 3 3
  Kamal Zaghloul 9 9 4 9   Zaghloul 1 9 1 9 2
  Aftab Jawaid 9 9 9   Jawaid 9 6 9 6 9
  Sherif Afifi 1 2 6 1   Mo Khan 9 5 3 10 9
3   Abdelfattah Abou Taleb 9 9 9 3   Taleb 4 9 9 8 6
  Tony Gathercole 3 6 3 3   Taleb 9 9 2 9
  Tewfik Shafik 6 9 9 9   Shafik 1 0 9 3
  Denis Hughes 9 7 6 6 3   Taleb 2 9 9 9
2   Roshan Khan 9 9 9 2   Roshan Khan 9 7 0 6
  Ibrahim Amin 5 1 7 2   Roshan Khan 9 9 9
  George Chisholm 9 9 5 2 9   Chisholm 4 5 4
  Mike Corby+ 7 7 9 9 6

+ Corby gained a lucky losers place by virtue of the withdrawal of Yusuf Khan of India.

Preceded by
1962
British Open Squash Championships
England (London)

1963
Succeeded by
1964

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Times Archives 1963 Open Championship". Oxfordshire Libraries.
  2. ^ "Squash Rackets". The Times Archives.