1961 Women's British Open Squash Championship

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British Open Squash Championships
33rd Women's British Open Championships
Details
Location London, England
Venue Lansdowne Club
← 1960 1962 →

The 1961 Ladies Open Championships was held at the Lansdowne Club in London from 20–26 February 1961.
Sheila Macintosh (née Speight) the number one seed was unable to defend her title due to contracting mumps. Fran Marshall defeated Ruth Turner in the final.[1]

Seeds[edit]

Draw and results[edit]

[2]

First round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
EnglandSheila Macintosh (née Speight) bye
EnglandR Nagle bye
EnglandK A Abbott bye
EnglandE N Fraser bye
EnglandM E Gowthorpe bye
EnglandR Cooper EnglandA Norval 9-4 9-6 9-0
EnglandJ Hawson EnglandN A Watkins 10-9 9-7 9-2
AustraliaAline Smith EnglandSally Gildon 9-1 9-2 10-9
EnglandRuth Turner United StatesG Holleran 9-1 9-0 9-1
ScotlandR Waterhouse EnglandD Attwood 9-1 9-1 9-2
EnglandB M Horton EnglandDaphne Portway 9-1 5-9 9-0 9-0
EnglandK Tomlin United StatesR Lincoln 9-2 9-3 9-2
EnglandBobs Whitehead EnglandK J Dempsey 9-1 9-2 9-0
WalesJill Campion United StatesK S Magoon 9-0 9-0 9-0
EnglandMary Muncaster EnglandB E Simister 10-8 9-1 9-0
United StatesJoyce Davenport EnglandG T Brooks 9-0 9-1 9-1
United StatesPeggy Carrott EnglandA Brice 9-4 9-6 9-1
EnglandMarjorie Townsend EnglandJ F Leslie 9-6 9-7 10-9
EnglandC J Taunton EnglandJ C Hodson 9-0 9-2 9-3
EnglandRosemary Deloford EnglandP D Gimson 9-2 9-0 9-3
EnglandJ M Goodin EnglandJ E A Lanning 9-6 9-4 9-1
United StatesB Lewis EnglandH F Newberry 9-4 9-1 9-6
EnglandG A Pears ScotlandH J Bell 5-9 9-2 9-2 9-0
EnglandDiane Corbett United StatesH Knapp 9-1 9-5 9-0
AustraliaJan Shearer EnglandSally Cave 9-1 9-1 9-1
EnglandBarbara Wheen EnglandAnnette Picton w/o
WalesMarion Lloyd EnglandA M Backhouse 9-2 9-0 9-1
EnglandPauilne White bye
EnglandR B Hawkey bye
EnglandAnn Price bye
AustraliaYvonne West bye
EnglandFran Marshall (2) bye

Second round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
England Nagle England Macintosh w/o
England Marshall Australia West
England Gowthorpe England Cooper
Australia Smith England Hawson
England Turner Scotland Waterhouse
England Tomlin England Horton
England Whitehead Wales Campion
England Muncaster United States Davenport
England Abbott England Fraser
England Townsend United States Carrott
England Deloford England Taunton
England Goodin United States Lewis
England Corbett England Pears
Australia Shearer England Wheen
England White Wales Lloyd
England Price England Hawkey

Third round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
England Marshall England Price 9-3 9-4 9-0
England White Australia Shearer 5-9 9-4 10-8 9-6
England Corbett England Goodin 10-8 9-5 9-7
England Deloford England Townsend 9-1 8-10 8-10 9-2 9-7
England Whitehead England Muncaster 8-10 6 5 3
England Turner England Tomlin 9-1 9-6 9-2
England Gowthorpe Australia Smith 9-1 9-3 9-6
England Nagle England Abbott 9-7 9-3 9-7

Quarter-finals[edit]

Player one Player two Score
England Marshall England White 9-3 9-0 9-4
England Turner England Whitehead 10-8 9-6 9-7
England Corbett England Deloford 9-4 10-9 9-3
England Gowthorpe England Nagle 9-0 9-6 9-3

Semi-finals[edit]

Player one Player two Score
England Marshall England Corbett 9-5 9-4 9-4
England Turner England Gowthorpe 7-9 9-5 9-2 9-2

Final[edit]

Player one Player two Score
England Marshall England Turner 9-3 9-5 9-1
Preceded by
1960
British Open Squash Championships
England (London)

1961
Succeeded by
1962

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Times Archives 1961 Open Championship". Oxfordshire Libraries. 
  2. ^ "Squash Rackets". The Times Archives.