1956 Women's British Open Squash Championship

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British Open Squash Championships
28th Women's British Open Championships
Details
Location London, England
Venue Lansdowne Club
← 1955 1957 →

The 1956 Ladies Open Championships was held at the Lansdowne Club in London from 20–26 February 1956.
Janet Morgan won her seventh consecutive title defeating Sheila Speight in the final.[1]

Seeds[edit]

Draw and results[edit]

[2]

First round[edit]

Player One Player Two Score
England Mrs Rosemary Deloford (7) England Miss N Sage 9-1 9-0 9-0
England Miss D C Herman (8) England Miss A V M Isaac 9-10 9-2 9-2 9-1
England Miss Daphne Portway England Miss S Jones 9-6 9-4 9-3
England Mrs R Cooper England Miss P Flower 9-0 9-0 9-0
England Miss Jenifer Gidwell England Miss A Doe 9-6 9-2 9-7
England Mrs P Colyer England Miss J M Gilley 10-8 9-4 9-2
England Miss J Duckit England Miss J Covell w/o
England Miss W Peile England Mrs R L Pottinger 9-5 9-5 9-3

denotes seed *

Second round[edit]

Player One Player Two Score
England Miss Janet Morgan (1) England Mrs J B Watson w/o
England Miss Sheila Speight (2) England Mrs B A Powell 9-5 9-0 9-0
England Mrs Marjorie Townsend (3) England Miss J Dannatt 9-6 9-2 9-2
England Mrs Ruth Turner (4) England Mrs R B Wilson 9-0 9-4 9-2
Wales Mrs Jill Campion (5) England Miss E Wilson w/o
England Miss M E Gowthorpe (6) England Miss J M Martin 9-7 9-0 9-1
England Mrs Rosemary Deloford (7) England Miss Jenifer Gidwell 8-10 9-1 4-9 9-2 9-0
England Miss D C Herman (8) England Mrs P Colyer 9-3 9-2 9-3
Wales Miss Margaret Morgan England Mrs R B Hawkey 9-2 9-1 9-2
England Mrs Pat Gotla (née Cowney) England Miss S Peskett 9-0 9-2 10-8
England Mrs R Nagle England Miss P Gates 9-4 9-3 9-3
England Miss Daphne Portway England Miss J Duckit 9-4 9-5 9-0
England Mrs R Cooper England Miss W Peile 9-1 9-1 9-0
England Mrs H Bleasby England Miss P H Smallwood 9-2 9-7 9-1
South Africa Miss D Lange England Miss Ann Mitham 9-0 9-5 9-2
England Mrs J M Hall England Miss V M J McLernon 9-3 9-6 9-5

Third round[edit]

Player One Player Two Score
England Morgan J (1) England Hall 9-3 9-2 9-4
England Speight (2) England Bleasby 9-2 9-3 9-2
England Townsend (3) England Lange 9-1 9-3 9-3
England Turner (4) Wales Morgan M 9-7 9-2 9-3
Wales Campion (5) England Nagle 9-3 3-9 9-5 9-2
England Gowthorpe (6) England Gotla 10-9 9-2 9-4
England Deloford (7) England Portway 9-7 9-4 9-0
England Herman (8) England Cooper 4-9 9-2 9-3 9-7

Quarter finals[edit]

Player One Player Two Score
England Morgan J (1) Wales Campion (5) 9-4 9-6 9-2
England Speight (2) England Gowthorpe (6) 9-5 10-8 9-7
England Townsend (3) England Herman (8) 10-9 9-4 5-9 9-6
England Turner (4) England Deloford (7) 1-9 6-9 9-2 9-4 9-5

Semi finals[edit]

Player One Player Two Score
England Morgan (1) England Turner (4) 9-2 9-2 9-7
England Speight (2) England Townsend (3) 9-0 9-3 9-6

Final[edit]

Player One Player Two Score
England Morgan (1) England Speight (2) 9-6 9-4 9-2
Preceded by
1955
British Open Squash Championships
England (London)

1956
Succeeded by
1957

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Times Archives 1956 Open Championship". Oxfordshire Libraries. 
  2. ^ "Squash Rackets". The Times Archives.