1930 Men's British Open Squash Championship

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British Open Squash Championships
1st British Open Championships
Location London, England
Venue Queen's Club & Conservative Club
← 1929 1931 →

The 1930 Squash Rackets Open Championship of Great Britain [1] was the first edition of the British Open Squash Championships inaugurated in 1930 so that both professionals and amateurs could play each other. The champion could be challenged by another player, normally either the professional or amateur champion for the right to earn the title of champion of Great Britain. The designated champion in 1929 was Charles Read and the challenger was the much younger Don Butcher.

The first leg was held on Sunday 7 December at the Queen's Club, West Kensington, home club to Read. The second leg was held on Monday 15 December 1930 at the Conservative Club, London, where Butcher was head professional. If the championship ended in one match each a neutral venue would have been used to determine the winner but Butcher won both matches.

Draw and results[edit]


First leg[edit]

Queen's Club
England Charles Read 6 5 5
England Don Butcher 9 9 9

Second leg[edit]

Conservative Club
England Don Butcher 9 9 9
England Charles Read 3 5 3
Preceded by
British Open Squash Championships
England (London)

Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Times Archives 1930 Open Championships". Oxfordshire Libraries. 
  2. ^ "Squash Rackets". The Times Archives.