Old Boy Paul Coll becomes first New Zealander to win the British Open men’s squash title


A “super proud’’ Paul Coll has created history by becoming the first New Zealand man to win the prestigious British Open squash title.

The 29-year-old third seed beat world champion Ali Farag (Egypt) 6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 in 65 minutes turning a 1-13 win/loss record on its head to win his biggest title of his career in Hull on Sunday (Monday morning NZ time).

Coll, from Greymouth, joins Dame Susan Devoy and Leilani Joyce, the two New Zealand women’s winners of the tournament.