British Open Squash Championships
- British Open Squash Championships
The British Open Squash Championships is one of the oldest and most established tournaments in the game of squash. It is widely considered to be one of the two most prestigious tournaments in the game, alongside the World Open. (Indeed prior to the establishment of the World Open in the 1970s, the British Open was generally considered to be the effective world championship of the sport.) The British Open Squash Championships are now often referred to as being the "Wimbledon of Squash". The men's and women's events were held separately until 1983. Since then, the two competitions have been held as a joint event.
The most successful players in the history of the championships are Heather McKay, who won the women's event 16 consecutive times from 1962-77, and Jahangir Khan, who won the men's title 10 consecutive times from 1982-91.
Note: "From 1930 to 1947, the men's final was a best-of-three-matches contest. However the third match was never required as the champion won the first two matches on each of the nine occasions in which the final was played with this format."
* [http://www.britishopensquash.com/ Official British Open Squash Championships website]
* [http://www.squashtalk.com/html/history/britishopen.htm British Open historical data at squashtalk.com]
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