John Macrury of the Cayman Islands has been crowned world champion at the 2012 World Masters Squash Championships.
The world masters championships was played in Birmingham, England over eight days, with over 800 squash players competing in nine different age groups.
Macrury is the former squash coach at South Squash Club and has won a record number of Cayman national titles and Caribbean titles. It was his first attendance at a world championships, competing in the men’s Over-60 age category.
Macrury quickly upset the seeding and along the way beat the number one and two ranked players in the world, only dropping a few games across the whole tournament on the way to a convincing victory.
For the record, Macrury was the coach at South Sound Squash Club for many years, before retiring in 2007. A fanatical squash player, he has continued to represent Cayman at regional events and remains undefeated over many years playing for Cayman at the Caribbean Championships.
Macrury will now hold the title of world champion for two years and will have the chance to defend his title at the 2014 Masters World Championships in Hong Kong.
News of Macrury’s exploits comes after Cayman crowned a Caribbean junior champion in Julian Jervis. At the Caribbean Area Squash Associations 2012 Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica this month Jervis emerged the Under-15 Caribbean Champion. He would beat Jason Doyle of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States 3-2 in the final after taking down Patrick Fraser of Guyana and Chad Salandy of Trinidad and Tobago in the earlier stages.