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British Open 2023
Men's Draw
28 Mar - 03 Apr
Birmingham, England, $185k

0 Apr
11-12 Apr
13-14 APR
15 APR
16 APR
[2] Ali Farag (EGY)
11-6, 11-1, 11-2 (25m)
Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
Ali Farag
11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 11-4 (46m)
Mohamed ElSherbini
Ali Farag
11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 (57m
Tarek Momen
Ali Farag
11-4, 11-4, 8-11, 11-2 (42m)
Mazen Hesham


Ali Farag

13-11, 5-11,
11-8, 11-9 (59m)
Diego Elias
Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY)
11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-2 (46m)
Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)
12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5 (76m)
Patrick Rooney (ENG)

Iker Pajares Bernabeu
11-7, 11-6, 11-3 (29m)
Tarek Momen
[6] Tarek Momen (EGY)
11-5, 11-4, 11-8 (25m)
Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[7] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
11-5, 11-13, 11-13, 11-4, 11-5 (68m)
Timothy Brownell (USA)
Mazen Hesham
Baptiste Masotti
Mazen Hesham
6-11, 11-9, 14-12, 11-6 (63m)
Karim Abdel Gawad
Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
11-6, 2-11, 11-5, 11-2 (36m)
[9/16] Grégoire Marche (FRA)
[9/16] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
5-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3 (61m)
[9/16] Miguel Rodriguez (COL)

Karim Abdel Gawad
11, 11-6, 11-8,
7-11, 11-9 (76m)
Mohamed ElShorbagy
[4] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG)
11-6, 11-9, 11-5 (30m)
Leonel Cardenas (MEX)
[3] Paul Coll (NZL)
11-4, 11-4, 11-3 (39m)
[WC] Curtis Malik (ENG)

Paul Coll
11-6, 11-9, 11-1 (51m)
Saurav Ghosal
Paul Coll
8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-1 (70m)
Marwan ElShorbagy


Paul Coll
11-4, 11-3, 2-11, 11-1 (61m)
Diego Elias
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND)
11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5 (70m)
Adrian Waller (ENG)
[9/16] Youssef Soliman (EGY)
5-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-3, 11-5 (84m)
Greg Lobban (SCO)
Youssef Soliman
11-8, 11-7, 11-8 (46m)
Marwan ElShorbagy
[5] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
12-10, 14-12, 7-11, 11-8 (67m)
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
[8] Victor Crouin (FRA)
10-12, 9-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-2 (59m)
Raphael Kandra (GER)
Victor Crouin
5-11, 11-9, 11-6, 22-20 (71m)
Nicolas Müller

Victor Crouin
4-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 (76m)
Diego Elias
[9/16] Nicolas Müller (SUI)
9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-3 (46m)
[9/16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY)
Nathan Lake (ENG)
11-7, 11-3, 11-13, 11-7 (51m)
Nick Wall (ENG)

Nathan Lake
11-8, 11-8, 11-7 (37m)
Diego Elias
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL)
11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8 (72m)
[1] Diego Elias (PER)


Men’s First Round Results: British Open
Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 3-2: 11-13, 11-5, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6 (93m)
Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) bt Shahjahan Khan (USA) 3-2: 10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-3 (50m)
Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY) bt Faraz Khan (USA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (32m)
Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt Todd Harrity (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-6 (33m)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt Henry Leung (HKG) 3-1: 11-7, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7 (60m)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Ramit Tandon (IND) 3-0: 11-5, 7-0 retired (10m)
Timothy Brownell (USA) bt Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA) 3-1: 11-8, 11-5, 8-11, 11-2 (53m)
Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt James Willstrop (ENG) 3-2: 9-11, 11-3, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8 (54m)
Leonel Cardenas (MEX) bt Balazs Farkas (HUN) 3-1: 11-7, 11-4, 4-11, 11-6 (49m)
[WC] Curtis Malik (ENG) bt Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 (39m)
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) 3-2: 15-17, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5 (61m)
Greg Lobban (SCO) bt George Parker (ENG) 3-2: 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 4-11, 11-4 (74m)
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt Lucas Serme (FRA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 (48m)
Raphael Kandra (GER) bt [WC] Simon Herbert (ENG) 3-2: 10-12, 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 (51m)
Nathan Lake (ENG) bt Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) 3-1: 6-11, 11-4, 11-0, 11-0 (29m)
Nick Wall (ENG) bt Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 3-2: 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6 (62m)

British Open 2023
Women's Draw
28 Mar - 03 Apr
Birmingham, England, $185k

11-10 Apr
11-12 Apr
13-14 APR
15 APR
16 APR
[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
11-3, 11-8, 11-5 (35m)
Mélissa Alves (FRA)

Nouran Gohar
11-8, 11-5, 11-8 (38m)
Nele Gilis
Nouran Gohar
11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (34m)
Sarah-Jane Perry


Nouran Gohar
11-3, 11-9, 11-1 (33m)
Joelle King

Nouran Gohar
11-9, 11-7, 11-1 (42m)
Nour El Sherbini

[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL)
11-3 ret. (11m)
Mariam Metwally (EGY)
Nada Abbas (EGY)
7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 6-11,
11-7 (63m)
Lucy Turmel (ENG)

Nada Abbas
11-7, 10-12, 11-3, 11-9 (37m)
Sarah-Jane Perry
[7] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
11-9, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8 (40m)
Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS)
[6] Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
11-9, 11-4, 11-2 (22m)
Yathreb Adel (EGY)
Rowan Elaraby
11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6 (45m)
Tomato Ho

Rowan Elaraby
11-13, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5 (68m)
Joelle King
Tomato Ho (HKG)
6-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3 (37m)
Jasmine Hutton (ENG)
[9/16] Olivia Fiechter (USA)
9-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-2 (36m)
Hollie Naughton (CAN)

 Olivia Fiechter
11-7, 11-5, 11-5 (32m)
 Joelle King
[4] Joelle King (NZL)
11-9, 11-3, 11-5 (30m)
[WC] Katie Malliff (ENG)
[3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (32m)
Alexandra Fuller (RSA)
Hania El Hammamy
11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (30m)
Emily Whitlock

Hania El Hammamy
11-8, 13-11,
11-4 (36m)
Amanda Sobhy

Amanda Sobhy
4-11, 11-5, 11-2, 9-11, 11-6 (59m)
Nour El Sherbini
Emily Whitlock (WAL)
12-10, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8 (47m)
[9/16] Farida Mohamed (EGY)
[9/16] Salma Hany (EGY)
11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 11-4 (49m)
Aifa Azman (MAS)
Salma Hany
11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (27m)
Amanda Sobhy
[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA)
8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-3,
11-5 (50m)
[9/16] Olivia Clyne (USA)
[8] Georgina Kennedy (ENG)
11-6, 12-10, 11-3 (28m)
Hana Ramadan (EGY)
Georgina Kennedy
15-13, 11-9, 3-11, 5-11, 11-6 (71m)
Hana Ramadan

Georgina Kennedy
9-11, 11-5,
11-4, 9-11, 11-4 (51m)
Nour El Sherbini
[9/16] Tinne Gilis (BEL)
11-4, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 (56m)
[9/16] Tesni Evans (WAL)
[9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA)
11-8, 11-7, 11-7 (38m)
Sana Ibrahim (EGY)
Sabrina Sobhy
9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2 (44m)
Nour El Sherbini
Satomi Watanabe (JPN)
15-13, 11-4, 11-8 (32m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY)


Women’s First Round Results: British Open
Melissa Alves (FRA) bt Cindy Merlo (SUI) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-2 (20m)
Mariam Metwally (EGY) bt Ka Yi Lee (HKG) 3-2: 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, 9-11, 14-12 (50m)
Nada Abbas (EGY) bt Tsz-Wing Tong (HKG) 3-1: 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 15-13 (49m)
Lucy Turmel (ENG) bt Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) 3-0: 12-10, 11-5, 11-7 (31m)
Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bt Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 (22m)
Yathreb Adel (EGY) bt Lucy Beecroft (ENG) 3-1: 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 (40m)
Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bt Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) 3-1: 11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 11-8 (40m)
Tomato Ho (HKG) bt Hana Moataz (EGY) 3-2: 6-11, 11-4, 12-14, 11-9, 11-3 (52m)
Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Enora Villard (FRA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (27m)
[WC] Katie Malliff (ENG) bt Rachel Arnold (MAS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (29m)
Alexandra Fuller (RSA) bt Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 3-2: 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 10-12, 11-9 (53m)
Emily Whitlock (WAL) bt Joshna Chinappa (IND) 3-1: 13-11, 6-11, 13-11, 11-8 (51m)
Aifa Azman (MAS) bt Emilia Soini (FIN) 3-1: 11-2, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4 (28m)
Hana Ramadan (EGY) bt Zeina Mickawy (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-6 (24m)
Sana Ibrahim (EGY) bt Nadine Shahin (EGY) 3-0: 11-3, 11-9, 11-7 (31m)
Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt [WC] Torrie Malik (ENG) 3-1: 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10 (41m)
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El Sherbini and Farag Win British Open Titles In Birmingham

Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag were crowned British Open champions on Sunday afternoon, and overcoming the challenges of Egypt’s Nouran Gohar and Peru’s Diego Elias, respectively, at The Rep Theatre in Birmingham.

The women’s final saw Egypt’s El Sherbini and Gohar go head-to-head in a British Open final for a third time. The current World No.3 had won both of those previous meetings, back in 2016 and 2021, with a win over Raneem El Welily coming in between those. Meanwhile, ‘the Terminator’ was aiming for her second British Open title after winning the event back in 2019.

This was the ninth successive meeting between the pair in a final, with El Sherbini having won their most recent battle, at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in January. Both women looked in fine form in the opening exchanges of the contest, with a selection of high quality shots taking points. El Sherbini was able to pull off an incredible backhand cross court drop winner to take the opener 11-9.

Once again, the second was tight, with both players hitting quality lines and winners. Midway through the game, the ‘Warrior Princess’ had to go off court to receive treatment, after rolling her left ankle whilst reaching for a ball in the back right corner.

After five minutes off court, she came back on and hit winners galore to end the second game, winning four straight points. That continued into the third game, which was a quick-fire demolition of the World No.1. She allowed Gohar to score just a single point, as she went on to win in straight games. With the win, El Sherbini has become the seventh woman to win the sport’s oldest trophy at least four times.

“It’s amazing. The British Open is a dream for every player to put their name on it and I’ve done it four times, which is something I’m really proud of. It’s an achievement I will always remember," she explained.

"Coming here, I always wanted to win, but at the start of the week, it wasn’t going my way and I didn’t think I was going to be standing here. But I kept pushing and just saw what was going to happen in each match and I’m really happy to be standing here right now.

“I kept calling my whole team this week and I thought 'I never speak to them this much'! They gave huge support – having Greg [Gaultier] here and my coach back home, and they talk to each other every day. They put a plan together and we keep talking and they have been the main supporters this week.

"As well as them, my fitness coach and my sponsors – they are the whole team behind me. My family, my parents, my brother and my fiancée and everyone giving me the support they should be giving me! It’s tough for them to watch me this week, especially during Ramadan. They’re having food now and watching and thank you for all the support. It’s a lot of people, but it’s not only me – it’s a group and I couldn’t do it without the support of each and every one of them.”

Despite observing Ramadan, and therefore not eating and drinking during daylight hours, Egypt’s Ali Farag was able to produce a momentous performance to overcome the soon-to-be World No.1 Diego Elias to win his first British Open title.

This was Farag’s fourth consecutive appearance in the British Open final. However, he was still yet to win a major title on British soil, having been defeated by Mohamed ElShorbagy in 2019, followed by losses to New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the last two years. Meanwhile, the Peruvian was featuring at this stage of the British Open for the first time, having never made it past the quarter finals before.

The opening game was as expected, quick in pace and high in quality. It was Elias who had the first two game balls, but errors on both meant he was unable to convert. Instead, Farag got the job done at the first opportunity, hitting a jumping cross court nick to finish the opening game, winning it 13-11 to hold the early lead.

The Peruvian showed why he is becoming the sport’s first South American World No.1 on Monday, though, fighting back to win the second comfortably. He ran out into a quick 8-3 lead, and never looked like relinquishing it. He won the second 11-5 to level the contest at one game apiece.

A run of errors from Farag’s racket gave Elias a 4-0 lead but the former World No.1 then went on a run of seven points in eight to lead once more. Elias hit a couple of errors at a crucial time to allow Farag to hold game ball, and a controversial no let decision, which was upheld on video review, gave the Egyptian a 2-1 lead in the match.

He was able to stay with the Peruvian in the fourth game, with Elias maintaining a small cushion throughout. However, a quick burst of points at the end of the game saw Farag come through to take it 11-9, and to win the British Open for the first time in his incredible career.

“So many great emotions at the time winning the 'Wimbledon of Squash'. This is something that has been eluding for me the past few years and I’ve been trying very hard to do it. I came up short against some great champions in the past, and I was up against another great champion today," Farag said.

"It was lucky it went my way but a quick word about Diego [Elias] – coming out of Peru and becoming World No.1 is an unbelievable achievement. In our part of the world we have so many great champions in the past who gave us belief and we look at their pathway to get there. It’s not handed on silver platter and we have to work really hard to get there! But for his side, growing up on his own with his dad working hard every single day and seeking the advice from the best like Jonathon Power and Wael El Hindi – he’s done extremely well for his goal and he’s got there. Kudos to him!

“There is a lot confidence that gets taken away from you and you need people behind you back to make you believe that you’ve still got it. The first one is always going to be Nour [El Tayeb]. She sees the worst of me and the worst of me is not easy to deal with! She’s been brilliant and patient with me and she’s been going through it with her shoulder injury so I’ve been very blessed to have her on my side in that regard.

"Last and not least – you guys! We’ve played in so many great venues before but this is definitely up there as one of the best venues we’ve ever played at. You are probably the most knowledgeable crowd we play in front of – the English crowd are the ones who understand the most about squash. This is where the sport started and this is where the legacy is. To play in front of you guys is an amazing feeling.”

The next major tournament will be the PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family. The event, which will take place at Union Station in Chicago, will be held from May 3-11, with all the glass court action being streamed live on SQUASHTV.

Semi Finals

World No.1 Elect Elias Defeats Defending Champion Coll To Join Egyptian Trio In British Open Finals

Diego Elias celebrates after beating Paul Coll
Diego Elias

Peru’s Diego Elias, who will become the World No.1 on Monday, is into his first British Open final after getting the better of two-time champion Paul Coll in the last match of semi-finals night, which was played on Saturday evening at The Rep Theatre in Birmingham.

The ‘Peruvian Puma’ had already been assured of becoming World No.1 on Monday following Mohamed ElShorbagy’s early exit from the competition, and the nerves seemed to have left his shoulders in his semi-final contest. He came flying out of the blocks, playing at a quick pace, and dropped just seven points across the opening two games.

Coll fought back to win the third game 11-2, with the fatigue looking like it was setting in to Elias’s legs. However, an extended break following a collision at the start of the fourth game, which saw the Kiwi require attention to a cut lip, did wonders for the Peruvian. He won the fourth game 11-1 to move through to a first British Open final.

“This week has been amazing. Getting to World No.1 and now in the final of the British Open. I can’t believe it. I don’t want to think too much about it because I have the final tomorrow, but I am just happy, happy to have all my team here with me!” Elias said after his victory.

“I started as fast as I could, attacking a lot. That is why I got tired after the first couple of games and why I tried to throw a couple of balls in and see if they went in. It didn’t go my way, but then in the fourth, I tried to push as hard as I could in that game. I didn’t mean to hit Paul in the face like that. I am sorry about that, it pretty much stopped the match so I am not happy with that. I am happy with how I stayed calm, though, and happy to win the match in four.

“He is one of the fittest players on Tour, and a close friend of mine. It is always clean on court, it is always tough. It is not easy to win games, like I won the first, second and the last one. I started strong, and I am happy with that. Him winning twice here, he is such an amazing player and hopefully he can come back from this and go back to the top!

“We have played many times and he [Ali Farag] has beaten me a lot so hopefully we change that tomorrow. I am feeling great. It is still early so I can recover and hopefully get that title tomorrow!”

Elias will play three-time runner-up Ali Farag in the final on Sunday afternoon in Birmingham. Farag, who has reached a fourth consecutive final at the British Open, got the better of compatriot Mazen Hesham in a frantic four-game contest.

Ali Farag

The Egyptian will get another crack at winning a major title on English soil for the first time in his career. He and Hesham put on a scintillating show, although the match was only 42 minutes long. Farag recovered from dropping the third game to win in four, and to move through to the final once again.

“It was a tough one to navigate, especially against Mazen. We played a couple of weeks ago and he was hitting better lengths than I was and he was dominating the 'T' area for most of the five games,” Farag said.

“I had to get that on point today and I tried to stand in front of him because he’s one of the most skilful on tour. If you give him any easy shot, you’re going to be wiggling and you’re going to be guessing! So I tried to take that away from him, but to be fair maybe he wasn’t at his best in the first two. I’d like to think I played well but that contributed to it."

The women’s final will be a repeat of the 2016 and 2021 finals at the British Open, as Egypt’s Nouran Gohar and Nour El Sherbini will go head-to-head for the crown for a third time.

Gohar assured her spot at the summit of the world rankings by reaching the final, and also became the first woman since Nicol David to feature in four consecutive British Open finals. She reached this year’s final after a clinical performance saw her overcome the challenge of New Zealand’s World No.4 Joelle King, as she won in straight games.

Nouran Gohar

“I wanted to win anyway, even if it had nothing to do with the ranking. I wanted to get into a fifth British Open final, which is big for me. My goal is to win it and I’m just taking it a match at a time,” the World No.1 said.

“All credit to Joelle [King] – she’s played amazing squash this week and I had to be on my toes to bring something higher than an ‘A’ game and be ready for everything she was going to throw at me. She’s had her whole team here so it gives her a lot of support and in my mind I was ready for a fight.”

She will take on compatriot Nour El Sherbini in a final for the 13th time after the ‘Warrior Princess’ defeated US No.1 Amanda Sobhy in a five-game battle. The American knocked out defending British Open champion Hania El Hammamy in the quarter finals and started their last four contest on Saturday in great form.

Nour El Sherbini

El Sherbini showed her fighting spirit to keep the match alive at times, and she came through in the fifth game to move through to a fifth final at this tournament. The World No.3 will be aiming to claim fourth British Open crown on Sunday, the seventh woman to do so in history.

“I am really happy that I won this one! Amanda beat me last time in five and she is playing unbelievably amazing squash. Beating Hania [El Hammamy] 3-0 yesterday defines how good she is playing,” El Sherbini said.

“I was a bit lucky at the end to have the strokes coming my way. Sometimes it ends like this with a long match, but I was happy it was on my side.”

The finals of the British Open will take place at The Rep Theatre on Sunday, April 16. The action gets underway at 15:00 (GMT+1), and it will be streamed live on SQUASHTV, and on selected broadcasters around the world.
Quarter Finals Lower Half

Sobhy Downs Defending Champion El Hammamy To Reach British Open Semis

Amanda Sobhy celebrates her victory over Hania El Hammamy
Amanda Sobhy celebrates her victory over Hania El Hammamy

US No.1 Amanda Sobhy is into the semi-finals in Birmingham after knocking out the defending British Open champion, Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy, with a clinical straight games victory at The Rep Theatre on Friday evening.

The World No.3 had defeated the American last month at the Black Ball Squash Open, in a match that went to five, and she won this event last year, in what was the first of four Platinum crowns for her in 2022. In this contest, though, it was a completely different story, as Sobhy won in straight games in less than 40 minutes.

El Hammamy started the stronger of the two, going 8-4 up in the opening game, but a run of seven straight points saw the World No.5 come from behind to take the first. She came through to win it 11-8, and carried that momentum into the second.

Sobhy then had three game balls in the second game to double her lead. She led 10-9, 11-10 and 12-11, with ‘the Leopard’ saving the first two. The American eventually got the job done to win the game 13-11, and then flew out of the blocks in the third. She was in control throughout it, and went on to secure the victory, booking her place in the last four of the British Open.

“It sounds like I’ve won the tournament, and I shouldn’t think that way because this is just the quarter finals. But it was such a tough match and mentally I think I got my tactics spot on today. She’s the defending champion and I kind of didn’t have anything to lose.

“This incredible venue screams performance and if anyone knows me I’m a performer, regardless of whether it’s squash, music or theatre so this is like home! I feel like I’m at home here and I can play my best squash and I guessed it showed tonight with my squash.

“At first she came out all guns blazing and it took a little bit to sink in. The matches before me went on a little bit longer so there was a delay and you’re welcome Paul [Coll] and Marwan [ElShorbagy] for trying to catch you guys up! It took some time to get into it and I found my groove.

“The fact that I’m really enjoying myself out there and when I do when I’m happy and my body’s healthy, I’m playing my best squash and I’m so grateful to have my team and my coach and physio. It’s nice to have the support in addition to this phenomenal crowd.”

Nour El Sherbini

Sobhy will now play three-time British Open Nour El Sherbini in the semi-finals of this year’s event. The ‘Warrior Princess’ came through a tricky battle in the opening match of the night, coming from behind to defeat England’s Georgina Kennedy in a fifth game.

Both of the men’s matches on Friday evening went to five, with reigning two-time British Open champion Paul Coll having to go the distance to overcome the challenge of Egypt’s World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy.

Paul Coll

Coll, who won this event in both 2021 and 2022, fell behind after the opening game, but fought back well to then lead 2-1, as he hit a better line and length in the second and third games.

ElShorbagy took an injury break after the third, and was clutching his abdomen, meaning he came out in the fourth just looking to hit quick winners. It was a plan that worked for him, helped by some errors from the racket of the Kiwi, with the match going to a decider. In the end, though, Coll won the fifth comfortably, to extend his unbeaten run at the British Open to 13 matches.

“It was a mental battle out there for me tonight. I’m not sure what happened at the end of the third, but I hope he’s alright (Marwan ElShorbagy). It definitely got in my head a bit in the fourth and I made some stupid mistakes. I ended up pulling it together in the fifth but it was an up and down one tonight and it was all about the mentality and pulling through. I come back out here tomorrow night and take it to the World No.1

“It would be amazing (to make it three British Open title wins in a row). It’s one of the most prestigious titles on tour so to have my name on that trophy three times would be absolutely amazing, especially in this arena to win the first one would be pretty special. I’ll recover tonight and will give it my all tomorrow.”

Coll will now face good friend and soon-to-be World No.1 Diego Elias in the semi-finals on Saturday evening. The Peruvian Puma, who will move to the summit of the world rankings on Monday, had to come from two games down to overcome Frenchman Victor Crouin.

Diego Elias

The World No.8 started brilliantly, and with Elias showing some nerves, he raced out into a quick two-game lead. The Peruvian showed his battling ability though, and eventually ran out a 3-2 winner to advance to the last four of this tournament for the first time in his career.

The semi-finals of the 2023 British Open will take place on Saturday, April 15 with play starting at 15:00 (GMT+1). All the action from The Rep Theatre in Birmingham will be streamed live on SQUASHTV, and on selected broadcasters around the world.
 Quarter Finals Top Half

King Joins Egyptian Trio In Reaching British Open Quarter Finals

Joelle King

The quarter finals of the British Open got underway at The Rep Theatre in Birmingham on Thursday evening, and New Zealand’s World No.4 Joelle King came from behind to defeat Egypt’s World No.9 Rowan Elaraby to make the last four of the PSA World Tour Platinum level competition.

The pair were meeting for only the third time on Tour, but the Kiwi had never taken victory over the young Egyptian. She then fell behind after the first game, despite King having a game ball in the tie-break. The World No.9 fought through the tie-break to win it 13-11 to hold the first lead of the match.

The New Zealander, who sits a place below her best ranking of World No.3, battled back brilliantly in the second game, as she restricted the opportunities for her opponent. However, she would find herself behind once more, as a better length from Elaraby saw the Egyptian take the third game and move into the lead for a second time.

A quick start in the fourth saw King run away into a huge lead, and it was one she wound not relinquish, as she pushed the contest into a decider. The fifth went almost the same way as the fourth did. The New Zealander was able to carry the momentum, and she eventually got over the line to take the victory to reach the last four of the British Open.

“I mean, I was really nervous coming into today. I think the older you get, the more you think about how many times you will play big events like this,” King said.

“I was really excited to come out here, probably too excited. Rowan has beaten me the last couple of times, she is an extremely talented player and I had to pull out all my tricks to get away with that in the fifth.

“Having the right people around you! My team know me and it was about getting the balance right. I was probably over stimulated a little bit, I know I am a Kiwi but I live down the road in Bristol. I could hear a few people cheering for me! It all plays a part, you know! Every time I step on court, I want to play as well as I can. Sometimes you can’t do that, but you have to find a way to win.”

King will now face World No.1 Nouran Gohar in the semi-finals after the Egyptian defeated England’s Sarah-Jane Perry. The Englishwoman was playing on home soil, but Gohar was in fine fettle to take a straight games victory.

Nouran Gohar

In the men’s event, four Egyptians did battle for the two available semi-final spots on Thursday evening. Mazen Hesham made it through to the last four of the British Open for the second year in succession, as he got the better of the in-form Karim Abdel Gawad in a high-octane affair.

Mazen Hesham

Gawad, who won the Optasia Championships just a few weeks ago, started strongly, and won the opening game 11-6. ‘The Falcon’ fought back to win the second game, before then scraping through a third game tie-break 14-12 to keep the momentum in his favour.

Hesham then started the fourth game strongly, and took an early lead that he did not relinquish. He ran out a comfortable winner to book his semi-final place where he will take on Ali Farag. The pair met in last year’s semi-finals in Hull, and Hesham will be wanting to take revenge on the former World No.1

“First of all, a big shout out to Karim [Abdel Gawad] for this performance. He’s my favourite player on Tour and I think the Tour is missing players like him and guys with his skill and talent and class,”

I feel like it was an exhibition match as we were both enjoying it, and enjoying the shots we were playing. The first thing he said to me was go for this tournament – he’s such a nice guy and a great friend. We compete in good spirit and I’m really happy. Since he got back he lost one match against ElShorbagy in a tie-break. He’s beaten Diego and I’m just really happy to push these guys and beat them.

“Ali is like an octopus: he has eight hands and nine legs! But I’ll enjoy it and he’s such a fair player. We give it a go every time we play and I’ll try recover as much as I can and try be ready for him.”

Two World Champions battled it out on the other men’s quarter final on Thursday evening. Ali Farag and Tarek Momen, both observing Ramadan, played a high-quality match, with the former World No.1 coming through in four games to move through to the last four of the competition.

Ali Farag

The bottom half of the quarter finals will take place on Friday, April 14, with play beginning at 17:30 (GMT+1). All the action from The Rep Theatre in Birmingham will be streamed live on SQUASHTV.
Round 3 Bottom Half

World No.1-To-Be Elias Books Place In British Open Quarter Finals

Diego Elias

A day after finding out that he would become the sport’s newest World No.1, Peru’s Diego Elias got the better of England’s Nathan Lake in straight games at The Rep Theatre in Birmingham to make it through to the last eight of the British Open.

After Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad defeated England’s Mohamed ElShorbagy, Elias knew that he would become the first South American World No.1 on Monday. He could have been forgiven for not being at his best, but the ‘Peruvian Puma’ booked his spot in the quarter finals.

The soon-to-be World No.1 found it tough at times, as Lake’s movement and racket skills proved difficult to handle. However, Elias was able to take the victory in straight games, and he will now take on Frenchman Victor Crouin on Friday. The World No.8 played in the last match of the day, beating Nicolas Mueller 22-20 in the fourth game to win 3-1.

The quarter finals of the British Open will begin on Thursday, April 13, with four matches being played at The Rep in Birmingham. The action begins at 17:30 (GMT+1) and will be streamed LIVE on SQUASHTV.

Round 3 Top Half

Gawad Ends ElShorbagy’s World No.1 Hopes To Reach British Open Quarter Finals

In a battle between two former World Champions, Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad got the better of England’s Mohamed ElShorbagy to reach the last eight of this year’s British Open, and in doing so, ended the Englishman’s hopes of moving back to the summit of the men’s world rankings.

ElShorbagy came into this week knowing that he could go back to World No.1 if he won the tournament, and Diego Elias failed to reach the final. However, a consummate performance from Gawad saw the 2016 World Champion down the Englishman.

The pair had met at the Black Ball Squash Open last month, where it was ElShorbagy who had prevailed in a fifth-game tie-break. This time, it would be Gawad who would take victory the same way, in a match that lasted more than 75 minutes. He will now take on compatriot Mazen Hesham in the quarter finals on Thursday evening.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag among others, while England’s Sarah-Jane Perry delighted the home crowd in Birmingham with a four-game victory over Nada Abbas.

The third round of the British Open continues on Wednesday, April 12, with the bottom half of the draw playing at The Rep. The action begins at 12:00 (GMT+1) and it will be streamed live on SQUASHTV.
Round  2

Defending Champions El Hammamy and Coll Through To British Open Third Round

Paul Coll

Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy and New Zealand’s Paul Coll, the winners of last year’s British Open titles, have got their 2023 campaigns underway in Birmingham with comfortable victories, as they defeated South Africa’s Alexandra Fuller and England’s Curtis Malik, respectively, to reach the last 16 of the Platinum event.

Coll is a two-time winner of the British Open, and he extended his unbeaten run at the sport’s oldest competition to 11 matches. The Kiwi No.1 came up against tournament wildcard Curtis Malik in the second round, and was in top form, winning 11-4, 11-4, 11-3 to set up a meeting with Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal in the third round.

Hania El Hammamy

Meanwhile, El Hammamy came up against South African No.1 Alexandra Fuller in her first match of the week in Birmingham. The games got tighter as they went on, but the World No.2 was able to come through each one to book her third round berth. She will now take on Welshwoman Emily Whitlock in the last 16.

The British Open moves to The Rep in Birmingham city centre tomorrow, with the glass court making its first appearance of the tournament. The third round gets underway at 12:00 (GMT+1), with all the action being streamed live on SQUASHTV.
Round 1

Wildcards Malik and Malliff Win On Opening Day Of British Open

The 2023 British Open got underway in Birmingham on Sunday, with English wildcards Curtis Malik and Katie Malliff both scoring upset victories at the Edgbaston Priory Club, to reach the second round of the PSA World Tour Platinum level competition.

Curtis Malik

Malik took on Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng, the World No.21, in his opening round contest. Despite being raked more than 38 places below the Malaysian No.1, the Englishman was in control for the majority of the match. He came back from 8-5 down to win the second to keep his momentum, and went on to win in straight games.

Katie Malliff

Earlier on in the day, Katie Malliff had defeated another Malaysian, in Rachel Arnold. Again, like Malik, the Englishwoman sat more than 25 places below her opponent in the world rankings, but was in control. She needed just 29 minutes to get the job done, to move through to the next round. Both will play Kiwi opposition in the second round. Malliff will take on Joelle King, with Malik facing two-time defending champion Paul Coll.

The action continues on Monday, April 10, with the seeded players coming into their respective draws. Matches from all four courts at the Edgbaston Priory Club will be streamed live on the British Open website, with play starting at 12:00 (GMT+1).


A History Of The Sport’s Oldest Major

Hania El Hammamy (left) and Paul Coll (right) with the 2022 British Open titles
Hania El Hammamy (left) and Paul Coll (right) with the 2022 British Open titles

The British Open is the oldest and most established tournament on the PSA Tour calendar and has seen some of the greatest players of all time battle it out to lift the famous trophy throughout its illustrious history.

This year, the Platinum tournament takes place across two venues in Birmingham. The traditional courts at the Edgbaston Priory Club will host the early rounds of this year’s event, before the glass court at the Rep Theatre takes over from the third round onwards. You will be able to watch all the action from the traditional courts on the British Open website, before action from the Rep will be streamed live on SQUASHTV.

Second only to the PSA World Championships in prestige, the British Open began in 1929 under a challenge format, where the title holder would be challenged by either the professional of amateur squash champion.

Englishman Charles Read was named the first ever winner on the basis of his results the previous year, before he lost in the first final in 1930 with defeat to Don Butcher in a two-legged affair at the Queen’s Club and the Conservative Club, both in London.

A women’s amateur tournament began in 1922 with a ’round-robin’ format and saw Joyce Cave take the inaugural title with a victory over sister Nancy Cave in the final.

An eight-year hiatus was to follow after the outbreak of World War II, before the more familiar ‘knockout’ format, with which modern fans are familiar with, was implemented upon its return in 1948.

The tournament has taken place at a number of different venues in the past, including a 10-year stint at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, first in 1980, and then between 1984-1994.

The renowned National Squash Centre in Manchester has also hosted the event on four occasions since then, before sponsorship issues resulted in a two-year hiatus in 2010 and 2011. The O2 Arena was the venue for the distinguished tournament the year after that, before it made its home in Hull, the 2017 City of Culture, initially being staged at the KC Stadium. The Allam Sports Centre hosted several editions of the event, right the way through to the 2022 tournament.

In 2017, the tournament offered equal prize money for the first time in its history, with $150,000 on offer throughout both draws – making the British Open the fourth major tournament to offer parity, and the first major British squash tournament to do so.

Some of the most famous names ever to be associated with the sport have had their names added to the coveted trophy, with the likes of Jahangir Khan (10), Geoff Hunt (8), Hashim Khan (7), Jansher Khan (6) and Jonah Barrington (6) winning the most titles over the past 90 years.

Jahangir Khan with the British Open trophy in 1982
Jahangir Khan with the British Open trophy in 1982

During this period, the women’s title winners had a strong Antipodean flavour, with the winners of the tournament between 1962-1990 coming from either Australia or New Zealand. Australia’s Heather McKay was the most dominant player during this time-frame with an unprecedented 16 titles to her name, while the great Kiwi Susan Devoy flew the flag for New Zealand squash with eight victories.

Following the Khan’s dominance in the men’s game, which spanned from 1982 to 1997, several men have claimed the British Open title more than once. David Palmer is a four-time champion, while Nick Matthew, Gregory Gaultier and Mohamed ElShorbagy have all won the sport’s oldest event on three occasions.

Peter Nicol, Anthony Ricketts, Ramy Ashour and Miguel Rodriguez have also won the men’s event this century. Rodriguez made history by becoming both the first South American to win a PSA World Tour Platinum event with his win in 2018, and the lowest ranked male player to ever win the British Open. The Colombian was ranked World No.14 when he beat Mohamed ElShorbagy in the final in Hull.

Miguel Rodriguez

The event was cancelled in 2020, like many others due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Paul Coll became the first male New Zealander to win the famous title, on his way to becoming the first Kiwi male No.1 in the sport’s history. ‘Superman’ he went on to defend his crown in 2022, and he will be aiming to become the first man to win three British Opens in a row since Jansher Khan in 1997.

Michelle Martin, Leilani Joyce, Sarah Fitz-Gerald and Rachael Grinham all continued the Antipodean feel to the winners circle at the British Open through the 1990s and 2000s. The quartet racked up an impressive 14 victories between them in a 17 year period.

The only woman to break that run was Malaysia’s Nicol David. Arguably the greatest women’s player of all time, she won the famed British Open crown five times between 2005 and 2014.

In 2013, Laura Massaro defeated the Malaysian to become the tournament’s first female English winner for 22 years. In back-to-back years, Camille Serme and Nour El Sherbini made history, as they became the first French and Egyptian women, respectively, to lift the title at the British Open.

Nour El Sherbini

El Sherbini’s win opened the floodgates, with five of the last six British Opens being won by Egyptian women. The ‘Warrior Princess has three victories to her name, while Nouran Gohar and Hania El Hammamy have also lifted the trophy. El Hammamy will be the defending champion this year at the British Open.
Barrington Recalls Final British Open Triumph 50 Years On

Jonah Barrington in Action

2023 marks 50 years since the great Jonah Barrington lifted his final piece of silverware at the British Open. Ahead of this year’s edition of the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’ – which kicks off on April 9 – RJ Mitchell caught up with Jonah to discuss his memories of that final triumph.

The 2023 British Open is one which is particularly poignant for the great Jonah Barrington as it marks the 50th anniversary of his sixth and final success at the game’s most historic championship.

While the great man’s almost two-and-a-quarter hour, five-game triumph over his arch-rival Geoff Hunt in 1972 was his most memorable, Barrington’s systematic 9-4, 9-3, 9-2 destruction of Gogi Alauddin a year later represented his most decisive display in the game’s premier tournament.

Reflecting on this moment, Barrington believes that producing such a compelling performance – which had many seasoned observers suggesting his dominance would extend for years – made it tougher to accept that this was to be his final triumph at the event which he ranks above all others.

The 1973 championship saw Barrington defeat Ken Hiscoe in a bruising five game semi-final, but the shock of the tournament came in the other last four encounter when Alauddin edged Hunt over four increasingly tense games.

And while Alauddin was able to weave a spider’s web of intricate and accurate shot-making around the great Aussie, Barrington, struggling with the effects of a cold, resolved to take the game to his Pakistani opponent from the outset.

As Barrington recalled, the impact was spectacular: “Without a doubt ’73 was my most decisive performance in a British Open final.

“With Gogi I knew I could control the centre of the court and that if I took the volley on he could not cope with that. In his mind I was the fittest player on the circuit and I wouldn’t break down like other players when he was moving them around and weaving his web.

“I felt totally in the zone and was putting balls away, including three overhead nicks with two on the backhand high, if memory serves. Poor Gogi just wasn’t at the races.

“The real pressure for this one came after my semi-final with Hiscoe because afterwards I started to feel increasingly unwell with a very heavy cold and my wife Madeleine got eucalyptus and dosed me through the night with it.

“Then when I went on court I had a handkerchief laced with eucalyptus and maybe that was what put poor old Gogi off!

“But it cleared me and because I didn’t want the match to be extended, I took control of the middle of the court and I never relinquished it. The rest is history, as they say.”

Yet while Barrington’s destruction of the out-gunned Alauddin may have been brutal, 50 years later the squash legend has nothing but respect for his former foe: “Gogi was unbelievably light, and at less than eight and a half stone, ridiculously nimble. He also had a marvellous squash brain and moved the ball with such a soft stealthy skill, it was a one-off technique.

“Today’s players wouldn’t have known what was happening if they played Gogi! I remember in Canberra, he was playing Hiscoe and I was up in the gallery watching the knock-up and after about 30 seconds I was hearing comments like: ‘Well this isn’t going to take long! Hissa will eat this little fellow for breakfast!’

“So the Aussies were really disparaging about Gogi but poor old Hiscoe – who was a wonderful player to watch with a fascinating game and a murderous attacking boast – was completely out-foxed by this little pipe-cleaner with a technique that was just totally different.

“Gogi’s big problem was that when he hit the ball hard you knew it was coming because he had to wind up so much to get the power, but he had such soft control over the ball and he just weaved a web. In modern terms, Ali Farag would be the most similar in style to Gogi and he just mesmerised you. So I was very pleased to put him away in straight games.”

This triumph was to prove the end of Barrington’s British Open dominance, and the 81-year-old concludes that his match with Alauddin saw him reach his peak performance.

Jonah Barrington (left) and Geoff Hunt (right) met in the finals of the 1970 and 1972 British Opens

“If someone had told me that ’73 was going to be it, I would never have thought so, not at all.” Barrington says.

“All I ever had in my mind was that I was going to work to get better and I did feel I had a lot more to develop. But there is a saying and that is: ‘You only know your peak when it’s gone.’

“Did I ever play better than that tournament? Well, there was so much that came together, and everything was good, and I was playing with so much clarity, but ultimately that proved to be my peak.

“I did feel I was in a position to win a lot more, but I developed a back problem and it proved not to be.”

Action from the Allam Sport Centre will be shown live on SQUASHTV and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (excluding Europe and Japan). The semi-finals and finals will also be shown live on the channels of contracted broadcast partners.

For updates on the British Open, please visit the official tournament website or follow the event on Twitter.
2022 Paul Coll (NZL)
2021 Paul Coll (NZL)
2020 No competition
2019 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
2018 Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
2017 Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
2016 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
2015 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
2014 Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
2013 Ramy Ashour (EGY)
2012 Nick Matthew (ENG)
2011 No competition
2010 No competition
2009 Nick Matthew (ENG)
2008 David Palmer (AUS)
2007 Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
2006 Nick Matthew (ENG)
2005 Anthony Ricketts (AUS)
2004 David Palmer (AUS)
2003 David Palmer (AUS)
2002 Peter Nicol (ENG)
2001 David Palmer (AUS)
2000 David Evans (WAL)
1999 Jonathon Power (CAN)
1998 Peter Nicol (SCO)
1997 Jansher Khan (PAK)
1996 Jansher Khan (PAK)
1995 Jansher Khan (PAK)
1994 Jansher Khan (PAK)
1993 Jansher Khan (PAK)
1992 Jansher Khan (PAK)
1991 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1990 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1989 Jahnagir Khan (PAK)
1988 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1987 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1986 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1985 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1984 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1983 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1982 Jahangir Khan (PAK)
1981 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1980 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1979 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1978 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1977 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1976 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1975 Qamar Zaman (PAK)
1974 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1973 Jonah Barrington (IRL)
1972 Jonah Barrington (IRL)
1971 Jonah Barrington (IRL)
1970 Jonah Barrington (IRL)
1969 Geoff Hunt (AUS)
1968 Jonah Barrington (IRL)
1967 Jonah Barrington (IRL)
1966 Abdelfattah AbouTaleb (EGY)
1965 Abdelfattah AbouTaleb (EGY)
1964 Abdelfattah AbouTaleb (EGY)
1963 Mo Khan (PAK)
1962 Azam Khan (PAK)
1961 Azam Khan (PAK)
1960 Azam Khan (PAK)
1959 Azam Khan (PAK)
1958 Hashim Khan (PAK)
1957 Roshan Khan (PAK)
1956 Hashim Khan (PAK)
1955 Hashim Khan (PAK)
1954 Hashim Khan (PAK)
1953 Hashim Khan (PAK)
1952 Hashim Khan (PAK)
1951 Hashim Khan (PAK)
1950 Mahmoud Karim (EGY)
1949 Mahmoud Karim (EGY)
1948 Mahmoud Karim (EGY)
1947 Mahmoud Karim (EGY)
1946 No competition
1945 No competition
1944 No competition
1943 No competition
1942 No competition
1941 No competition
1940 No competition
1939 Jim Dear (ENG)
1938 Abdelfattah Amr (EGY)
1937 Abdelfattah Amr (EGY)
1936 Abdelfattah Amr (EGY)
1935 Abdelfattah Amr (EGY)
1934 Abdelfattah Amr (EGY)
1933 Abdelfattah Amr (EGY)
1932 Don Butcher (ENG)
1931 Don Butcher (ENG)
1930 Charles Read – Appointed champion (ENG)
2022 Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
2021 Nour El Sherbini (EGY)
2020 No competition
2019 Nouran Gohar (EGY)
2018 Nour El Sherbini (EGY)
2017 Laura Massaro (ENG)
2016 Nour El Sherbini (EGY)
2015 Camille Serme (FRA)
2014 Nicol David (MAS)
2013 Laura Massaro (ENG)
2012 Nicol David (MAS)
2011 No competition
2010 No competition
2009 Rachael Grinham (AUS)
2008 Nicol David (MAS)
2007 Rachael Grinham (AUS)
2006 Nicol David (MAS)
2005 Nicol David (MAS)
2004 Rachael Grinham (AUS)
2003 Rachael Grinham (AUS)
2002 Sarah-Fitz Gerald (AUS)
2001 Sarah-Fitz Gerald (AUS)
2000 Leilani Joyce (NZL)
1999 Leilani Joyce (NZL)
1998 Michelle Martin (AUS)
1997 Michelle Martin (AUS)
1996 Michelle Martin (AUS)
1995 Michelle Martin (AUS)
1994 Michelle Martin (AUS)
1993 Michelle Martin (AUS)
1992 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1991 Lisa Opie (ENG)
1990 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1989 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1988 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1987 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1986 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1985 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1984 Susan Devoy (NZL)
1983 Vicki Cardwell (AUS)
1982 Vicki Cardwell (AUS)
1981 Vicki Hoffman (AUS)
1980 Vicki Hoffman (AUS)
1979 Barbara Wall (AUS)
1978 Sue Newman (AUS)
1977 Heather McKay (AUS)
1976 Heather McKay (AUS)
1975 Heather McKay (AUS)
1974 Heather McKay (AUS)
1973 Heather McKay (AUS)
1972 Heather McKay (AUS)
1971 Heather McKay (AUS)
1970 Heather McKay (AUS)
1969 Heather McKay (AUS)
1968 Heather McKay (AUS)
1967 Heather McKay (AUS)
1966 Heather McKay (AUS)
1965 Heather Blundell (AUS)
1964 Heather Blundell (AUS)
1963 Heather Blundell (AUS)
1962 Heather Blundell (AUS)
1961 Fran Marshall (ENG)
1960 Sheila Macintosh (ENG)
1959 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1958 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1957 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1956 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1955 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1954 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1953 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1952 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1951 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1950 Janet Morgan (ENG)
1949 Joan Curry (ENG)
1948 Joan Curry (ENG)
1947 Joan Curry (ENG)
1946 No competition
1945 No competition
1943 No competition
1942 No competition
1941 No competition
1940 No competition
1939 Margot Lumb (ENG)
1938 Margot Lumb (ENG)
1937 Margot Lumb (ENG)
1936 Margot Lumb (ENG)
1935 Margot Lumb (ENG)
1934 Susan Noel (ENG)
1933 Susan Noel (ENG)
1932 Susan Noel (ENG)
1931 Cecily Fenwick (ENG)
1930 Nancy Cave (ENG)
1929 Nancy Cave (ENG)
1928 Joyce Cave (ENG)
1927 Cecily Fenwick (ENG)
1926 Cecily Fenwick (ENG)
1925 Joyce Cave (ENG)
1924 Nancy Cave (ENG)
1923 Silvia Huntsman (ENG)
1922 Joyce Cave (ENG)