1973 Women's British Open Squash Championship

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British Open Squash Championships
45th Women's British Open Championships
Details
Location London, England
Venue BP Club, Lower Sydenham
← 1972 1974 →

The 1973 Women's Open Squash Championships was held at the BP Club in Lower Sydenham, London from 2–8 March 1973. Heather McKay (née Blundell) won her twelfth consecutive title defeating Cecilie Fleming in the final. The final match lasted just sixteen minutes as McKay once again continued to easily outplay all opposition.[1][2]

Seeds[edit]

Draw and results[edit]

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First round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
AustraliaHeather McKay (née Blundell) bye
AustraliaSusanne Newman bye
New ZealandCecilie Fleming EnglandS B Groves 9-2 9-0 9-2
EnglandJane Barham EnglandM Clemens 9-3 9-0 9-1
New ZealandPamela Buckingham EnglandJ L Rafter 9-0 9-0 9-0
New ZealandJenny Webster ScotlandBrenda Carmichael 4-9 9-6 3-9 9-0 9-1
South Africa Ingrid Potgieter EnglandKaren Gardner 9-3 9-4 9-6
EnglandClaire Chapman bye
EnglandDianne Corbett PakistanRukshana Rashid 9-2 9-3 9-3
EnglandFran Marshall EnglandM Scott-Miller 9-4 9-3 9-0
New ZealandJenny Grieve EnglandGillian Finch 9-3 9-0 9-0
EnglandSue Pexman EnglandJ Chamberlain w/o
EnglandJane Poynder EnglandS Findlay w/o
EnglandJean Wilson EnglandAnn Price w/o
EnglandAlex Cowie Zambia Joyce Maycock 9-2 9-10 9-7 9-5
EnglandSue Cogswell EnglandC R Bourdon 9-1 9-0 9-2
EnglandBobs Whitehead EnglandBarbara Diggens 9-2 6-9 8-9 10-8 9-0
EnglandRuth Turner EnglandAnn Jee 2-9 9-7 9-6 9-3
EnglandDi Fuller EnglandLesley Moore 9-5 9-4 9-5
EnglandTheo Veltman EnglandSoraya Haye 9-6 9-2 10-8
EnglandPeggy Mason EnglandB Kirk w/o
EnglandJanet Ledger EnglandJ Pallister 10-8 9-6 9-5
EnglandTessa Lawrence EnglandM Brodie 1-9 9-3 9-3 9-1
EnglandS Dunford EnglandM D Furness 9-3 9-5 9-7
South Africa Valerie Bridgens EnglandA M Sinclair 9-5 9-5 9-0
EnglandJanice Wainwright bye
EnglandClair Richards bye
South Africa Denise Holton bye
Republic of IrelandJanet Ward bye
New ZealandTeresa Lawes bye
EnglandE Davies bye

Second round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay England Davies 9-0 9-3 9-0
Australia Newman Republic of Ireland Ward w/o
New Zealand Fleming England Lawrence 10-8 9-4 9-1
New Zealand Buckingham England Pexman 9-3 10-8 9-1
New Zealand Webster England Richards 9-0 9-0 9-0
South Africa Potgieter South Africa Bridgens 9-7 9-4 9-3
England Marshall England Turner 9-3 9-4 9-2
South Africa Holton New Zealand Lawes 9-6 9-0 7-9 9-7

Third round[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay England Wainwright 9-0 9-0 9-1
New Zealand Fleming England Wilson 9-2 3-9 9-4 9-2
Australia Newman South Africa Holton 9-4 9-7 9-3
England Barham New Zealand Grieve 8-10 9-1 9-4 9-0
New Zealand Buckingham England Cogswell 9-2 9-4 9-3
New Zealand Webster England Veltman 9-3 9-3 10-9
South Africa Potgieter England Cowie 9-4 9-3 7-9 9-7
England Marshall England Chapman 9-0 9-3 0-9 4-9 10-8

Quarter-finals[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay England Marshall 9-0 9-1 9-3
New Zealand Fleming New Zealand Webster 9-2 4-9 1-9 9-1 9-3
Australia Newman South Africa Potgieter 9-10 9-5 9-1 3-9 9-2
New Zealand Buckingham EnglandBarham 9-6 9-4 8-10 9-1

Semi-finals[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay New Zealand Buckingham 9-2 9-0 9-0
New Zealand Fleming Australia Newman 1-9 7-9 9-7 9-2 10-8

Third place Play-off[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia Newman New Zealand Buckingham 9-5 9-2 9-5

Final[edit]

Player one Player two Score
Australia McKay New Zealand Fleming 9-1 9-0 9-1
Preceded by
1972
British Open Squash Championships
England (London)

1973
Succeeded by
1974

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Times Archives 1973 Open Championship". Oxfordshire Libraries. 
  2. ^ "McKay wins title again". Trove. 
  3. ^ "Squash Rackets". The Times Archives.