Masters

Masters of Fate: A Personal Report on the 2016 World Masters

By Alan Stapleton I am an average squash player, an ever-learning coach and a try-my-best administrator. Squash pulses passionately through my veins. When I heard the news that South Africa was hosting the 2016 World Masters, my bucket list became a little longer. An offer was made to print an extra thousand copies of my […]

Two For the Ages

by Bill Buckingham Not only does seventy-four-year-old Jay Nelson clearly recall winning his first championship in any sport—the 1954 little league title in Saugus, MA, as a second baseman and pitcher—he also remembers many of the sixteen players he struck out hurling a perfect game at the age of twelve. While thirteen-year-old Marina Stefanoni’s recollection […]

Legends Play in the World Masters Championships

By Will Carlin “Brett Martin is playing.” Those were the words on many people’s lips when Martin’s name appeared as top seed in the M50 draw of the World Squash Federation’s World Masters Squash Championships in Hong Kong. Martin, once ranked number two in the world behind Jansher Khan, was one of the biggest names […]

2014 World Masters Championships

In just over a month, over 700 masters players from around the world will convene at the Hong Kong Football Club for the World Masters Championships. With entries now closed, twenty-one Americans are making the trip. Men’s 45+ Paul Ansdell Naveen Garg John Musto Men’s 50+ Will Carlin Ed Montanye

Masters: Masters Squash Players Lifelong Devotees of our Game

By Richard Millman In all the marketing blurbs that accom­panies our Olympic efforts the game of Squash is described as a life sport. This name, applied to a prestigious few sports, is as it implies, an indication that squash is played by players very nearly from cradle (I have had the privilege of coaching my […]

Masterful in Turin

The streets of historic Turin, Italy, were filled with more than 25,000 Masters Athletes processing behind the banner of their respective sports, led by marching bands, cheerleaders, and acrobats to mark the opening ceremonies of the eighth iteration of the World Masters Games in August. The International Olympic Committee-recognized celebration of thirty Masters sports, which […]

Grainger and Scharf Take Mixed

After becoming the U.S. Women’s National Champion and then winning the women’s World Doubles Championship for the United States, Natalie Grainger has continued her monumental winning streak at the U.S. Mixed Doubles Championships, teaming up with partner Steve Scharff to take the Open division final. Grainger and Scharff began their title run with two 3-0 […]

U.S. Father & Son

By James Zug Thirty-five teams competed in the 2013 U.S. Father-Son Squash Championships in New York in April. This was the ninth annual event and it was as robust as it was when it started in 2005, with a half dozen teams from that inaugural year on hand again eight years later. As usual, matches […]

Will’s World Honor Guard

By Will Carlin It was cold in Arizona in February. The PGA tour picked The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona, to host its WGC World Match Play Championships at least partially for the weather; it normally averages about 70 degrees in February. On Saturday morning of the Championships, however, the golf was […]