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Last updated 11/14/2006



Historical Information about the US and North Amercan Opens.

US Open over the years

The US Open was started in 1954 as an opportunity for professionals and amateurs to compete for overall supremacy in North America in hardball squash. The first championship saw Boston's amateur Henri Salaun defeat Hashim Khan in his first foray to North America. From 1956 through 1981, the Khan family dominated the championship, holding most of the winner and finalist spots..

In 1966, the US Open was merged with the Canadian Open to create the North American Open, still played with the hardball.

In 1985 the US Open was reinstituted, under the vision of Tom and Hazel Jones who recreated it as a softball event. (The North American open continued for several years as a hardball events, those results after 1984 aren't included here)

The event was rotated around North American cities by tradition, though the event now has found a home in Boston, MA, where it has been held for the past three years.

Winners through the years were:


Hashim beat Roshan in the 1957 US Open Finals in Cedarhurst NY

Year Winner Runnerup Scores
US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (hardball)
1954 Henri Salaun Hashim Khan 7, 12,14
1955 Gil Mateer Azam Khan 9, 5, 10
1956 Hashim Khan Azam Khan 18-16, 12-15, 16-18, 15-4,15- 9
1957 Hashim Khan Roshan Khan 12-15, 15-5, 15-3, 15-9
1958 Roshan Khan Henri Salaun 14-18, 15-7, 18-17, 18-16
1959 Gil Mateer Hashim Khan 6-15, 15-9, 15-17, 15-9, 15-5
1960 Roshan Khan Azam Khan 15-7, 11-15, 15-11, 11-15, 15-7
1961 Roshan Khan Azam Khan 15-6, 15-4, 15-8
1962 Azam Khan Roshan Khan 15-9, 15-7, 15-11
1963 Hashim Khan Mo Khan 15-6, 10-15, 15-10, 11-15, 15-12
1964 Mo Khan Hashim Khan 15-10, 15-7, 15-12
1965 Mo Khan Hashim Khan 15-11, 15-10, 15-9
NORTH AMERICAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (hardball)
1966 Mo Khan Victor Niederhoffer 15-2, 15-3, 12-15, 15-10
1967 Ralph Howe Sam Howe 15-12, 15-13, 5-15, 13-15, 15-13
1968 Mo Khan Sharif Khan 15-9, 15-13, 15-2
1969 Sharif Khan Mo Khan 15-9, 15-6, 13-15, 15-7
1970 Sharif Khan Mo Khan 17-16, 15-5, 15-12
1971 Sharif Khan Ken Binns 15-11, 15-9, 15-10
1972 Sharif Khan Victor Niederhoffer 15-11, 14-17, 15-7, 15-6
1973 Sharif Khan Mo Khan 11-15, 12-15, 15-8, 15-3, 15-10
1974 Sharif Khan Rainer Ratinac 17-14, 15-8, 15-12
1975 Victor Niederhoffer Sharif Khan 15-9, 15-7, 4-15, 15-11
1976 Sharif Khan Victor Niederhoffer 15-3, 15-7, 15-5
1977 Sharif Khan Geoff Hunt 15-9, 11-15, 15-10, 15-13
1978 Sharif Khan Clive Caldwell 15-4, 15-10, 15-9
1979 Sharif Khan Gordon Anderson 15-7, 15-10, 15-5
1980 Sharif Khan Mike Desaulniers 15-12, 15-8, 8-15, 15-10
1981 Sharif Khan Aziz Khan 15-9, 15-5, 15-9
1982 Mike Desaulniers Sharif Khan 10-15, 15-12, 15-8, 15-9
1983 Mark Talbott John Nimick 15-5, 15-11, 16-17, 15-7
1984 Jahangir Khan Mark Talbott 12-15, 15-9, 15-4, 15-1
US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (softball)
1985 Jahangir Khan Ross Norman  
1986 Stuart Davenport Ross Norman  
1987 Jansher Khan Chris Dittmar  
1988 Jahangir Khan Chris Dittmar  
1989 Rodney Martin Jansher Khan  
1990 Jansher Khan Chris Robertson  
1991 Rodney Martin Brett Martin  
1993 Rodney Eyles Paul Lord  
1994 Peter Nicol Chris Walker  
1995 Jansher Khan Simon Parke  
1996 Rodney Eyles Peter Nicol  
1997 Jonathon Power Simon Parke  
1998 Peter Nicol Jonathon Power  
1999 Simon Parke Jonathon Power 15-13. 15-7, 8-15, 7-15, 15-13
2000 Jonathon Power Simon Parke 15-3, 11-15, 15-12, 15-12
2001* Peter Nicol Jonathon Power 15-7, 15-5, 15-6
2002 David Palmer Stewart Boswell

15-13, 15-10, 15-11

2003 Peter Nicol David Palmer 15-10,14-15, 15-14, 17-14
2004 Lee Beachill Peter Nicol  
2005 Lee Beachill David Palmer 11-7 9-11 8-11 11-1 11-8
2006      

*played in Jan 2002 as the Memorial Open in honor of those who died on 9/11 when the original event was scheduled and cancelled.

Mo beat Sharif in the 1968 Finals in Indianapolis (photo courtesy khansquash.com)

Sharif and Victor Niederhoffer in 1976 (above) Jahangir and Mark Talbott in 1984