1968 Women's British Open Squash Championship

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British Open Squash Championships
40th Women's British Open Championships
Details
Location London, England
Venue Lansdowne Club and Royal Aero Club
← 1967 1969 →

The 1968 Women's Open Squash Championships was held at the Lansdowne Club and Royal Aero Club in London from 16–22 February 1968.Heather McKay (née Blundell) won her seventh consecutive title defeating Bev Johnson in the final.[1][2]

Seeds[edit]

Draw and results[edit]

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First round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
AustraliaHeather McKay (née Blundell) EnglandA Williams 9-0 9-1 9-0
AustraliaBev Johnson EnglandR Riley 9-5 9-4 9-0
EnglandAnn Price EnglandP A Brown 9-0 9-1 9-0
South Africa Mrs Gay Erskine EnglandE Lendrum 9-2 9-7 9-1
South Africa Mrs Jill Eckstein EnglandA Geddes 9-0 9-0 9-0
ScotlandSylvia McClure EnglandE Taylor 9-2 9-0 9-6
EnglandR F Turner EnglandE Carnegie 4-9 9-7 4-9 9-6 9-1
EnglandA Norval EnglandTessa Lawrence 9-7 3-9 10-9 9-6
EnglandPeggy Mason EnglandDaphne Portway 3-9 9-4 1-9 10-9
AustraliaMargaret Burke EnglandDi Fuller 9-6 9-7 9-4
South Africa Miss Marcia Roche EnglandJ Whitehead 9-3 9-1 9-1
EnglandI V Sanderson EnglandM A Young 9-1 9-1 9-1
EnglandSheila Cooper EnglandK Gardner 9-5 9-1 9-6
EnglandClaire Chapman EnglandJ Mortlock 9-3 9-4 9-1
South Africa Miss Cathy Van Veen EnglandV Manning 9-0 9-0 9-4
EnglandSheila Ervin EnglandE M Boswell 9-0 9-6 9-1
EnglandUrsula Smith EnglandS Broadway 9-3 9-1 9-1
EnglandM Makower United StatesJ Hedges w/o
United StatesA Bixler EnglandC Heath 9-7 9-7 9-1
EnglandDianne Corbett EnglandJanet Ledger 9-0 9-2 9-2
EnglandMary Alan EnglandBobs Whitehead 6-9 1-9 1-8 ret
New ZealandBronwyn Barton United StatesGoldie Edwards 9-6 1-9 9-4 10-8

Second round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
EnglandSheila Macintosh (née Speight) South Africa Miss Marcia Roche 9-3 5-9 9-7 2-9 7-9

Third round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay New Zealand Barton 9-0 9-0 9-3
Australia Johnson England McMullen 9-0 9-3 9-0
England Price South Africa Allnut 3-9 0-9 9-1 6-9
South Africa Erskine England Cooper 9-2 9-2 9-7
South Africa Eckstein England Chapman 1-9 9-0 6-9 9-3 9-6
Scotland McClure South Africa Van Veen 0-9 8-10 3-9
South Africa Holton England Ervin 9-1 9-0 9-2
South Africa Roche Australia Burke 9-5 9-5 9-5

Quarter-finals[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay South Africa Holton 9-2 9-0 9-0
Australia Johnson South Africa Van Veen 9-1 9-0 0-9 9-2
South Africa Allnut South Africa Eckstein 9-7 9-6 9-7
South Africa Erskine South Africa Roche 9-5 3-9 9-6 9-6

Semi-finals[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay South Africa Erskine 9-0 9-0 9-0
Australia Johnson South Africa Allnut 9-10 9-4 9-2 9-1

Final[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay Australia Johnson 9-0 9-0 9-0
Preceded by
1967
British Open Squash Championships
England (London)

1968
Succeeded by
1969

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Times Archives 1968 Open Championship". Oxfordshire Libraries. 
  2. ^ "Heather McKay scores again". Trove. 
  3. ^ "Squash Rackets". The Times Archives.