General Robert Branks
Powell
Male
Canada
1881-04-02
Victoria, BC, Canada
1917-04-28
Vimy, France


About

Member of the first Canadian Davis Cup team in 1913 and again in 1914.
Only Canadian male to reach the singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Won All England Plate at Wimbledon in 1909.

R.B. (Bobby) Powell was a playing captain on the first Canadian Davis Cup team in 1913. He led the team to two victories that year over South Africa in the first round (4-1) and Belgium (5-0) in the second round. They eventually lost to the US 3-0 in the final round to Challenge and the US went on to win the Challenge Round. This is t he farthest that Canada has ever progressed in Davis Cup competition. Powell was also a member of the team in 1914, which lost to Australasia the eventual winners.

Powell was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. He was the founder of the North Pacific International Lawn Tennis Association (NPILTA) in 1904. He organized a meeting among prestigious West Coast tennis clubs as he wanted to culminate a constitution that would be adopted by all clubs in that region.

Powell was an elite Canadian player, who competed nationally and internationally. He won several singles titles including the Western Canadian and Pacific Northwest in Tacoma in 1901, the British Columbia in 1903 and the Oregon State in 1904.

In 2000 he was inducted into the USTA Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame.



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Archive statistics 1896 - 1914
12
185
131


Tournament wins 1910 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1910 - Carlisle (Amateur)
1909 - Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) (Open)
1909 - Sussex Championships (Amateur)
1909 - Carlisle (Amateur)
1909 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1908 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1904 - British Columbia Championship (Open)
1904 - Oregon State Championships (Open)
1903 - British Columbia Championship (Open)
1901 - Pacific Northwest (Open)
1901 - British Columbia Championship (Open)


Tournaments Davis Cup - Quarter-Finals - 1914-b Davis Cup - Quarter-Finals - 1913-c Davis Cup - Semi-Finals - 1913-a Wimbledon - 1913 Queens Club Tournament - 1913 Dinard - 1913 Davis Cup - Final - 1913 Wimbledon - 1912 Queens Club Tournament - 1912 Dinard - 1912 Wimbledon - 1911 Dinard - 1911 Wimbledon - 1910 French Covered Court Championships - 1910 Kent Championships - 1910 Sussex Championships - 1910 Scottish Championships - 1910 Surrey Championships - 1910 Gipsy - 1910 South of England Championships - 1910 Carlisle - 1910 Wimbledon - 1909 Cannes Championships - 1909 Irish Championships - 1909 Kent Championships - 1909 Sussex Championships - 1909 Scottish Championships - 1909 Gipsy - 1909 South of England Championships - 1909 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1909 London Covered Court Championships - 1909 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1909 Carlisle - 1909 Wimbledon - 1908 Paris International Championships - 1908 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1908 Prussian Championships - 1908 Scottish Championships - 1908 Mid-Kent Championships - 1908 Homburg - 1908 Baden-Baden - 1908 South of England Championships - 1908 London Covered Court Championships - 1908 Budapest Championship - 1908 Championships of Lower Austria - 1908 Wimbledon - 1907 Cannes Championships - 1907 South of France Championships - 1907 Kent Championships - 1907 Surrey Championships - 1907 Gipsy - 1907 London Covered Court Championships - 1907 Middlesex Championships - 1907 Crystal Palace - 1907 Marienbad Championships - 1907 British Columbia Championship - 1905 Oregon State Championships - 1905 British Columbia Championship - 1904 Oregon State Championships - 1904 British Columbia Championship - 1903 British Columbia Championship - 1902 British Columbia Championship - 1901 Pacific Northwest - 1901 British Columbia Championship - 1900 British Columbia Championship - 1899 British Columbia Championship - 1898 British Columbia Championship - 1897 British Columbia Championship - 1896

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