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Surrey Championships

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The Surrey Championships [1] also known as the Surrey Grass Court Championships [2] and the Surrey County Championships[1] is a defunct tennis tournament played in Surbiton, Surrey, England on outdoor grass courts. It ran for 73 editions from 1890 to 1981 and after period of 18 years re-emerged as the Surbiton Trophy.

Surrey Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameSurrey Championships (1890–67)
Surrey Grass Court Championships (1968–80)
TourGrand Prix circuit (1968–1975, 1979–1980)
Founded1890
Abolished1981
Editions72
SurfaceGrass

HistoryEdit

The Surrey Championships was first staged in 1890 and was an amateur tournament until the open era of tennis considered an important warm-up event to the Wimbledon championships and the first big opener of the grass court season [3] it attracted many former British and foreign Grand Slam champions post open era the tournament was part of the men's Grand Prix Tour in 1974 and from 1979 to 1980 during the 1975 Championships the tournament witnessed the longest single game in tennis history, during a match between Keith Glass and Anthony Fawcett the game was not timed but it contained 37 deuces.[a][4] the men's championships moved to a northern venue in 1981. In 1997 the tournament was first revived as an exhibition tournament won by Jason Stoltenberg.[5] then in 1998 the former Surrey Championships was restored with a new name known as the Surbiton Trophy.

ChampionsEdit

Notes: Challenge Round: The Final round of a tournament, in which the winner of a single-elimination phase faces the previous year's champion, who plays only that one match. The challenge round was used in the early history of tennis (from 1877 through 1921) in some tournaments, but not all. (c) Indicates challenger

Men's SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1890   Harry S. Barlow   Wilfred Baddeley 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2
1891 No competition
1892 [6]   Harry S. Barlow   Horace Chapman 6-2, 6-2 6-1
1893 No competition
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900 [7]   Charles Dixon   Major Ritchie 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
1901 [8]   Charles Dixon   6-2 2-6 6-2 *
1902   Major Ritchie   Charles Martin 6-1, 6-1
1903   Major Ritchie   Brame Hillyard 6-1, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
1904   Sydney H. Smith   Major Ritchie 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
1905   Sydney H. Smith   Edward R. Allen 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
1906 [9]   Sydney H. Smith   Anthony Wilding walkover
1907 [9]   Arthur Gore   Major Ritchie 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
1908 [9]   Major Ritchie   Arthur Gore 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
1909 [9]   Major Ritchie   Charles Dixon 4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
1910 [9]   Major Ritchie   Robert Powell 6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
1911 [10]   Charles Dixon   Anthony Wilding 7–5, 3–6, 6–0, 6–1
1912 [9]   Charles Dixon   Major Ritchie 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1913 [9]   Charles Dixon   Theodore Mavrogordato 6–2, 8–6, 6–3
1914 [1]   Norman Brookes   Francis Gordon Lowe 6–1, 6–1, 5–7, 6–8, 6–3
1915–1918 Not Held – WWI
1919 [11]   Gerald Patterson   Herbert Roper Barrett 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
1920 [9]   Francis Fisher   Theodore Mavrogordato 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1921   Brian Norton   Sydney M. Jacob 6–2 6–2 6–3
1922 [12]   Brian Norton   Randolph Lycett 9–7, 7–5, 1–6, 6–1
1923 [3]   Randolph Lycett   Brian Norton 3–6 6–4 6–1 2–6 7–5
1924   Jack Hillyard   Henry Mayes 6–4, 1–6, 10–12, 6–3, 6–2
1925   Gordon Crole Rees   Athar-Ali Fyzee 3–6, 7–5, 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
1926   Charles Kingsley   Gordon Crole Rees 6–4, 6–2 ret.
1927   Gordon Crole Rees   Nigel Sharpe 6–1, 6–0
1928   Henry Mayes   Patrick Spence 6–2, 6–4
1929   Eric Peters   Oswald Turnbull 3–6, 6–1, 6–1, 6–3
1930   Yoshiro Ohta   Fred Perry 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1931 [9]   Iwao Aoki
  Harry Lee
Title shared
1932   Nigel Sharpe   Iwao Aoki 7–5, 6–3
1933 David Herman
  David H. Williams
Title shared
1934 [13]   Jiro Yamagishi   Hideo Nishimura 6–3, 6–3
1935   Eskell D. Andrews   Patrick Spence 6–2, 6–3
1936   Cam Malfroy   Harry Lee 6–2, 9–11, 6–0
1937   Robert Tinkler   Pat Sherwood 9–7, 6–3
1938 [9]   John Olliff   Eric Filby 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
1939 [9]   Kho Sin-Kie   Jack Deloford 6–2, 6–4
1940–1945 Not Held – WWII
1946 [9]   Hans van Swol   David Butler 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
1947   Claude F.O. Lister   Marcel Coen 7–5, 6–2
1948   John Bromwich
  Geoffrey Paish
Title shared
1949   Czesław Spychała   Geoffrey Paish 6–3, 6–0
1950   Narendra Nath   Czesław Spychała 6–2, 6–4
1951   Czesław Spychała   David A. Samaai 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
1952   Ian Ayre   Bryan Woodroffe 6–4, 6–2
1953 [9]   George Worthington   Roger Becker 6–3, 6–1
1954   John Barry
  Abe Segal
Title shared
1955   Malcolm Anderson   Ramanathan Krishnan 6–3, 6–4
1956   Ian Vermaak   Gordon Forbes 6–4, 6–3
1957   Roger Becker   Alan Mills 7–9, 6–2, 6–3
1958   Roger Becker   Mike Davies 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1959   Mike Davies   Warren Jacques 7–9, 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
1960   Roger Becker   Keith Diepraam 6–4, 6–1
1961   Martin Mulligan   Warren Jacques 9–7, 6–2
1962   Martin Mulligan   Mark Otway 6–3, 6–4
1963   Roger Taylor   Jaidip Mukerjea 10–8, 9–11, 10–8
1964   David Philips   Bob Carmichael 2–6, 6–4, 8–6
1965   Jan-Erik Lundqvist   Roger Taylor 9–7, 6–3
1966   Keith Wooldridge   Peter Curtis 7–5, 6–4
1967   Roger Taylor   Bobby Wilson 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Open era
1968   Keith Wooldridge   Ken Fletcher 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
1969   Gerald Battrick   John Cooper 6–2, 6–1
1970   Robert Maud   Frew McMillan 6–4, 6–3
1971   Anand Amritraj   Paul Hutchins 6–2, 6–2
1972   Premjit Lall   Ross Case 6–4, 8–6
1973   Owen Davidson   Tony Roche 4–6, 6–4, 10–8
1974   Bob Giltinan   Syd Ball 6–3, 6–2
1975   Peter McNamara   Steve Docherty 4–6, 9–8, 6–4
1976 Not Held
1977   P. Lawlor   Chris Wells 4-6, 6-3, 8-6
1978   David Lloyd   Willie Davies 6-4, 6-7, 6-5
1979   Victor Amaya   Mark Edmondson 6–4, 7–5
1980   Brian Gottfried   Sandy Mayer 6–3, 6–3

Men's DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1927

1978
Unavailable
1979   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
  Pat DuPré
  Marty Riessen
6–3, 6–7, 8–6
1980   Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
  Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 15–13

Women's SinglesEdit

  • Notes: The 1898 to 1900 events (*) were “closed” tournaments that were restricted to county team members only

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Year Champions Runners-up Score
1890   May Arbuthnot   Elizabeth Mocatta 6–2, 6–2
1891 No competition
1892   May Arbuthnot   Ivy Arbuthnot 6–3, 6–3
1893 No competition
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898   Ellen Thynne   Amy Wilson Kirby 6–2, 7–5 *
1899   Ellen Thynne   Edith J. Bromfield 6–2, 2–6, 6–2 *
1900   Charlotte Cooper   Ellen Thynne Evered 6–2, 6–2 *
1900   Edith Bromfield   Ellen Thynne Evered 5–7, 6–3, 7–5
1901   Charlotte Cooper Sterry   Edith Bromfield 6–1, 6–3
1902   Charlotte Cooper Sterry   Agnes Morton 6–3, 6–3
1903   Toupie Lowther   Edith Bromfield 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
1904   Connie Wilson   Edith Bromfield 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
1905   Connie Wilson   Ellen Stawell-Brown 6–4, 7–5
1906   Toupie Lowther   Dora Boothby 5–7, 6–4, 8–6
1907   Charlotte Cooper Sterry   Dorothea Douglass Chambers 6–4, 6–3
1908   Alice Greene   Charlotte Cooper Sterry 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1909   Dora Boothby   Edith Johnson 6–0, 6–4
1910   Dora Boothby   Agnes Morton 6–3, 6–3
1911   Helen Aitchison   Agnes Morton 6–3, 6–4
1912   Ethel Thomson Larcombe   Dora Boothby 7–5, 6–3
1913   Charlotte Cooper Sterry   Madeline Fisher O'Neill 8–6, 6–1
1914   Dorothea Douglass Chambers   Ethel Thomson Larcombe 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
1915 No competition (due to World War I)
1916
1917
1918
1919   Elizabeth Ryan   Dorothea Douglass Chambers walkover
1920   Dorothea Douglass Chambers   Elizabeth Ryan 6–4, 6–2
1921   Elizabeth Ryan   Dorothy Holman 6–0, 6–0
1922   Elizabeth Ryan   Irene Bowder Peacock 10–8, 6–2
1923   Elizabeth Ryan'   Eleanor Rose 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1924   Elizabeth Ryan   Aurea Farrington Edgington 6–3, 6–4
1925 [14]   Elizabeth Ryan   Kathleen McKane 7–9, 6–1, 6–3
1926   Joan Fry   Phoebe Holcroft Watson 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
1927   Bobbie Heine   Irene Bowder Peacock 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
1928   Elsie Goldsack   Joan Ridley 6–4, 6–2
1929   Betty Nuthall   Elizabeth Ryan 7–5, 6–1
1930   Jenny Sandison   Betty Nuthall 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
1931   Dorothy Shaw Jameson   Joan Austin divided the prizes
1932   Gwen Sterry   Peggy Michell 7–5, 6–4
1933   Peggy Michell   Elsie Goldsack Pittman divided the prizes
1934   Elsie Goldsack Pittman   Patricia Brazier 6–3 6–3
1935   Joan Hartigan   Phyllis Mudford King 6–4, 6–3
1936   Dorothy Round   Anita Lizana 6–2, 6–3
1937 [15]   Freda James   Alice Marble 6–4, 6–3
1938 [16]   Helen Wills   Margot Lumb 6–3 6–4
1939   Mary Hardwick   Margot Lumb 6–4, 6–4
1940 No competition (due to World War II)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946   Kay Stammers Menzies   Gay Moorhouse Chandler 6–4, 6–3
1947   Kay Stammers Menzies   Joan Curry 6–4, 6–3
1948   Joan Curry   Jean Walker-Smith divided the title
1949   Patricia Canning Todd   Jean Walker-Smith 6–3, 9–7
1950   Jean Walker-Smith   Jean Quertier 6–2, 7–5
1951   Helen Fletcher   Joan Curry 6–3, 6–1
1952   Maureen Connolly   Patricia Canning Todd 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1953   Patricia Ward   Shirley Bloomer 6–2, 6–3
1954   Shirley Fry   Doris Hart divided the title
1955   Rosemary Walsh   Daphne Seeney 6–4, 7–5
1956 [17]   Althea Gibson   Anne Shilcock 6–3, 13-11
1957 [18]   Althea Gibson   Thelma Coyne Long 8–6, 7–5
1958 [19]   Althea Gibson   Mimi Arnold 6–1, 6–0
1959   Sally Moore   Ann Haydon 6–4, 6–2
1960   Angela Mortimer   Christine Truman 3–6, 6–4, 9–7
1961   Deidre Catt   Edda Buding 5–7, 6–3, 7–5
1962   Angela Mortimer   Carole Caldwell Graebner 6–4, 6–4
1963 [20]   Deidre Catt   Darlene Hard 1–6, 9–7, 8–6
1964   Ann Haydon Jones   Carole Caldwell Graebner 6–3, 6–1
1965   Christine Truman   Rita Bentley 7–5, 6–1
1966   Winnie Shaw   Mary-Ann Eisel 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
1967   Lynn Abbes   Robin Blakelock-Lloyd 6–4, 6–3
Open era
1968   Judy Tegart-Dalton   Christine Truman 10–8, 6–4
1969   Mary-Ann Eisel   Judy Tegart-Dalton 4–6, 6–4, 8–6
1970   Ann Haydon Jones   Patti Hogan 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1971 [2]   Judy Tegart-Dalton   Joyce Barclay 9–8, 6–2
1972   Joyce Barclay   Patti Hogan 6–4, 6–3
1973   Wendy Turnbull   Ann Kiyomura 6–2, 6–0
1974   Sue Barker   Sue Mappin 6–2, 7–5
1975   Greer Stevens   Patti Hogan 6–1, 6–4
1976 Not Held
1977   Winnie Shaw   Gwen Sammel 6–3, 7–6
1978   Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Winnie Shaw 6–1, 6–1
1979   Cyntia Doerner-Seiler   Kym Ruddell 6–1, 6–2
1980 Not Held
1981 [21]   Betsy Nagelsen   Barbara Hallquist 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

NotesEdit

  1. ^ According to Bud Collins the game lasted 31 minutes.

ReferencesEdit

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