Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine November 1999
Cassie Jackman Campion Thomas appeared on the cover after winning the 1999 Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz Women’s World Championships, having previously lost twice in the final. The event was in Seattle, the first time an adult world championship was played in the U.S. Thomas, and her Australian husband Matt, now live in Australia with their two young daughters, Erin and Lola, and she is involved in coaching, for Squash Victoria’s academy at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre and at the Moorabbin Squash Club.
Ten Years Ago in Squash Magazine November 2004
Lee Beachill won the 2004 U.S. Open at Symphony Hall in Boston, becoming world No.1 at the same time. Beachill retired in 2009 and became the chief operations officer for the PSA world tour. One of Beachill’s primary concerns has been the development of SquashTV, now a world-wide phenonomen. At the 2004 Open, just the men’s semis and finals were filmed (with John White and Anthony Ricketts commentating) and broadcasted later as a ninety-minute episode on the Tennis Channel.
Five Years Ago in Squash Magazine November 2009
Nicol David appeared on a Squash Magazine cover for her third time—she’s now been on it six times total—for winning the 2009 World Open in Amsterdam in September 2009. It was a clinical performance: the Malaysian superstar didn’t lose a game to capture her fourth world title (she now has a record seven of them).