British National Squash Championships

The British National Squash Championships are the national squash championships for players from the United Kingdom & Ireland.[1] They are held annually in early February, currently in Nottingham.[2]

British National Squash Championships
British National Squash Championships
Details
LocationNottingham
VenueNottingham SRC and
University of Nottingham
Website
www.englandsquash.com/nationals

The Championships were inaugurated in 1974 are not to be confused with the British Open Squash Championships which is open to all nationalities and is the oldest squash tournament.

Masters ChampionshipEdit

The championships also involve masters events for British squash players in different age groups. The categories for men are:- Over 35, Over 40, Over 45, Over 50, Over 55, Over 60, Over 65, Over 70 and Over 75. The categories for women are:- Over 35, Over 40, Over 45, Over 50 and Over 55.

HistoryEdit

The first championships were held for men in 1974, with the women's tournament added the following year. Initially held in December of each year, the championships were moved to January/February in 1991.

Many leading male players boycotted the 1993 tournament in protest over a range of issues, including the amount of prize money on offer and the Squash Rackets Association's selection criteria for the England team.[3][4]

The men's Over 70 event was added in 2005 and the men's Over 75 event was added in 2011.

The 2011 champions were Daryl Selby and Laura Massaro, both winning the event for the first time.[5]

The 2012 men's final was contested between the reigning World Champion and World No.1,[6] Nick Matthew, and the reigning World No.2, James Willstrop. Matthew won 3–1 to claim his fourth British National title.

The 2012 women's final was won by Laura Massaro 3–1 against the 2008 & 2010 Champion, Alison Waters, who was returning after a long injury lay-off.[7]

VenuesEdit

The championships were held at the National Squash Centre at Sportscity in Manchester from 2003 to 2018.[8]

The women's tournament began in 1975 and was initially hosted at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, before moving on to Dallington, Northamptonshire (1976–77), Carriages in Hellingly, East Sussex (1978), Chichester, West Sussex (1979) and Wembley Squash Centre (1980–82). From 1983 the women's and men's championships were held in the same location.[9]

Year Venue Location
1974-75 Wembley Squash Centre London
1976 Wimbledon Stadium
1977-84 Abbeydale Park Dore, South Yorkshire
1985-88 Brunel Old Station Bristol
1989-91 Eldon Square Newcastle upon Tyne
1992 Armitage Centre, University of Manchester Manchester
1993 Village Hotel Cheadle, Greater Manchester
1994 Herts Country Club Welwyn Garden City
1995 Abbeydale Park Dore, South Yorkshire
1996 Edgbaston Priory Club Birmingham
1997 Northern Lawn Tennis Club Manchester
1998 G-Mex
1999-2002 Manchester Velodrome
2003-18 National Squash Centre
2019- University of Nottingham and Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Nottingham

Past resultsEdit

Men's finalsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
1974 Jonathan Leslie Stuart Courtney 6-9, 8-10, 9-3, 9-3, 9-2
1975 Phil Ayton Stuart Courtney 7-9, 9-7, 9-10, 9-7, 9-1
1976 Jonathan Leslie John Richardson 2-9, 9-4, 5-9, 9-6, 9-5
1977 Phil Kenyon Jonathan Leslie 2-9, 9-5, 9-3, 9-6
1978 Peter Verow Phil Kenyon 7-9, 9-6, 9-10, 9-4, 9-0
1979 Gawain Briars Ian Robinson 9-5, 9-5, 9-0
1980 Jonah Barrington Gawain Briars 4-9, 9-3, 9-0, 9-2
1981 Phil Kenyon Gawain Briars 9-5, 9-4, 9-6
1982 Gawain Briars Phil Kenyon 9-7, 9-0, 9-2
1983 Phil Kenyon Gawain Briars 5-9, 9-4, 1-9, 10-8, 9-1
1984 Geoff Williams Bryan Beeson 9-3, 9-1, 9-1
1985 Phil Kenyon Gawain Briars 2-9, 9-4, 6-9, 9-3
1986 Bryan Beeson Mark Maclean 9-2, 9-4, 6-9, 9-3
1987 Del Harris Ashley Naylor 3-9, 9-1, 9-6, 9-4
1988 Paul Carter Neil Harvey 2-9, 9-4, 3-9, 9-6, 9-2
1989 Del Harris Bryan Beeson 1-9, 6-9, 9-4, 9-2, 9-3
1990 not held
1991 Paul Gregory Simon Parke 9-4, 7-9, 9-2, 9-0
1992 Peter Marshall Bryan Beeson 7-9, 9-4, 9-0, 9-0
1993 Phil Whitlock Mark Allen 9-1, 9-7, 9-1
1994 Peter Marshall Peter Nicol 9-6, 9-7, 9-4
1995 Stephen Meads Nick Taylor 9-2, 9-0, 9-1
1996 Peter Nicol Mark Chaloner 9-6, 9-7, 9-1
1997 Mark Cairns Alex Gough 9-5, 9-7, 9-4
1998 Simon Parke Mark Cairns 15-11, 15-11, 15-13
1999 Paul Johnson Simon Parke 10–15, 15–5, 15–8, 1–15, 15–7
2000 Peter Marshall David Evans 15–9, 15–6, 15–11
2001 Lee Beachill Nick Taylor 15–13, 15–5, 15–8
2002 Lee Beachill Peter Nicol 15–8, 13–15, 15–5, 15–10
2003 Peter Nicol Lee Beachill 7–15, 15–11, 15–9, 12–15, 15–8
2004 John White Lee Beachill 17–16, 17–14, 14–15, 15–8
2005 Lee Beachill James Willstrop 11–3, 11–6, 11–3
2006 Nick Matthew Lee Beachill 11–9, 6–11, 11–9, 10–12, 12–10
2007 James Willstrop John White 12–10, 11–7, 11–5
2008 James Willstrop Lee Beachill 11–9, 11–8, 11–4
2009 Nick Matthew Adrian Grant 11–4, 11–3, 11–9
2010 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11–5, 11–6, 11–6 (49m)
2011 Daryl Selby Nick Matthew 9–11, 11–9, 6–11, 11–9, 11–7 (84m)
2012 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11–8, 11–3, 8–11, 14–12 (81m)
2013 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11–9, 11–3, 11–3 (49m)
2014 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 5–11, 12–10, 11–4, 11–8 (78m)
2015 Nick Matthew Daryl Selby 11–5, 11–3, 11–2 (45m)
2016 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11–2, 6–11, 11–3, 11–3 (50m)
2017 Nick Matthew Joe Lee 11–6, 11–4, 11–8 (40m)
2018 Nick Matthew James Willstrop 11–7, 12-10, 8-7, 11–6 (69m)
2019 James Willstrop Daryl Selby 11-5 7-11 11-5 11-7 (60m)
2020 James Willstrop Joel Makin 12-10 0-11 12-10 14-12

Women's finalsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
1975 Sue Cogswell Teresa Lawes 9-4, 9-7, 9-1
1976 Angela Smith Sue Cogswell 9-3, 9-5, 9-7
1977 Sue Cogswell Teresa Lawes 9-2, 9-0, 9-1
1978 Sue Cogswell Angela Smith 10-8, 9-1, 9-4
1979 Sue Cogswell Angela Smith 5-9, 10-9, 10-8, 9-4
1980 Sue Cogswell Martine Le Moignan 9–7, 9-4, 9-1
1981 Lisa Opie Angela Smith 10-8, 9-4, 9-7
1982 Alison Cumings Martine Le Moignan 7-9, 9-4, 7-9, 9-2, 9-4
1983 Lisa Opie Martine Le Moignan 10-9, 9-1, 9-4
1984 Martine Le Moignan Alison Cumings 9–1, 9-2, 9-0
1985 Lucy Soutter Heather Wallace 9–7, 9-5, 9-0
1986 Lisa Opie Martine Le Moignan 9–7, 9-1, 9-0
1987 Lisa Opie Lucy Soutter 6-9, 5-9, 9-2, 9-0, 9-4
1988 Martine Le Moignan Alison Cumings 9–3, 6-9, 4-9, 9-4, 9-0
1989 Lucy Soutter Suzanne Horner 9–3, 9-5, 9-3
1990 not held
1991 Martine Le Moignan Suzanne Horner 9–7, 9-1, 10-8
1992 Sue Wright Suzanne Horner 9–2, 9-6, 5-9, 9-5
1993 Cassie Campion Fiona Geaves 9–3, 9-3, 9-4
1994 Suzanne Horner Sue Wright 9-4, 9-1, 9-1
1995 Fiona Geaves Linda Elriani 9-6, 9-10, 9-6, 9-6
1996 Suzanne Horner Linda Elriani 9–4, 7-9, 9-4, 9-1
1997 Sue Wright Cassie Campion 9-4, 9-10, 9-6, 9-6
1998 Sue Wright Cassie Campion 3-9, 9-3, 9-1, 9-2
1999 Cassie Campion Sue Wright 9–5, 3–9, 6–9, 9–0, 9–6
2000 Cassie Campion Sue Wright 9–1, 2–9, 9–2, 2–9, 9–3
2001 Sue Wright Fiona Geaves 10–9, 9–2, 3–9, 10–8
2002 Cassie Campion Linda Charman 9–5, 9–6, 9–2
2003 Cassie Campion Rebecca Macree 9–6, 4–9, 9–4, 9–3
2004 Cassie Campion Linda Charman 9–3, 9–1, 9–5
2005 Linda Charman Alison Waters 9–2, 9–4, 9–3
2006 Tania Bailey Linda Charman 9–7, 6–9, 9–6, 9–3
2007 Jenny Duncalf Alison Waters 5–9, 6–9, 9–3, 9–0, 9–3
2008 Alison Waters Laura Lengthorn-Massaro 6–11, 11–7, 11–8, 11–9
2009 Jenny Duncalf Alison Waters 11–13, 11–8, 11–6, 11–6
2010 Alison Waters Jenny Duncalf 10–12, 11–7, 4–11, 11–7, 12–10 (65m)
2011 Laura Massaro Jenny Duncalf 7–11, 11–9, 7–11, 11–7, 11–2 (62m)
2012 Laura Massaro Alison Waters 11–2, 11–9, 8–11, 11–4 (53m)
2013 Alison Waters Laura Massaro 11–7, 7–11, 12–10, 6–11, 13–11 (78m)
2014 Alison Waters Madeline Perry 11–3, 11–6, 11–6 (32m)
2015 Sarah-Jane Perry Laura Massaro 12–10, 11–9, 7–11, 10–12, 11–7 (80m)
2016 Laura Massaro Alison Waters 11–2, 11–5, 11–4 (24m)
2017 Laura Massaro Sarah-Jane Perry 11-5, 12-10, 11-9 (42m)
2018 Tesni Evans Alison Waters 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 (43m)
2019 Tesni Evans Emily Whitlock 11-3 11-6 11-5 (31m)
2020 Sarah-Jane Perry Jasmine Hutton 11-9 11-9 11-9

ReferencesEdit

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