Countdown to 2012 Cayman World Open

Days until Cayman World Open at Camana Bay: 13



Event Dates at Camana Bay: December 17-21


This month Cayman is hosting the World Championships for the first time. The event is attended by players from over 24 countries including the current:

World Champion

Commonwealth Games gold, silver and bronze medallists

World Junior Champion

World Team Champions (Egypt)

All 10 players ranked in the top 10 in the world


CayCompass will be focusing on squash player profiles, including the world’s best players attending the Cayman World Open, and juniors that are part of the Cayman Islands National Squash Association programme.

Joelle King

New Zealand

Current world ranking: #5

World Junior Championships Bronze medallist

2010 Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist

2012 US Open semi finalist

2012 China Open finalist

How many times have you been to Cayman?

“I’ve been to Cayman just the once, last year. The year before I won Texas as the 11th seed so I couldn’t make my flight to get there!”

What do you enjoy most about it?

“I just love everything about it?”

Describe Cayman in three words.

Heaven on earth

What was your best squash experience here?

“It’s a festival of squash, they seem to love women’s squash in Cayman which is a really cool experience for us, and they go out of their way to make us as comfortable as possible.”

How do Cayman events compare?

“There are so many little perks and activities, it’s the only tournament where you really don’t mind losing as there’s so much to do afterwards.”

Why should people come and support you here?

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get out here, have a holiday and see the best squash players in the world battle it out for the world title. The depth in the women’s game is so strong at the moment, anyone can win on the day.”

Your goals for the World Open?

“My aims for the world open are to play as well as I can, and make sure I get back home in time for Christmas!”

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