Manchester Open
by Nick-At-Will

Manchester quarters: Tayeb versus Sobhy...

At the 2020 Women's Manchester, England world Squash Open quarter-finals, only one of those four matches went over 35 minutes! Perhaps it's time to consider having the scoring system reviewed and changed for them!

Here are those quarter-final results...

[1] Camille Serme (FRANCE) beat [6] Joelle King (NEW ZEALAND)  12-10, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4 (56 m)

[4] Hania El Hammamy (EGYPT) beat [8] Salma Hany (EGYPT)  11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (23 m)

[3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENGLAND) beat [7] Tesni Evans (WALES)  11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (35 m)

[2] Nour El Tayeb (EGYPT) beat [5] Amanda Sobhy (USA)  11-7, 11-6, 12-10 (35 m)

What is the answer!? Go back to PAR scoring to 15 points...or back to hand-in and hand-out to 9 points!?

Thinking out-of-box, there's always Ramy Ashour's "RAM" scoring system, which is the best of five games where each game is three minutes long. The three minutes of game-time refers exclusively to actual play time and not the down-time between rallies. Once the time is up, the clock stops and the leading player must win one additional point in order to win the game. If the trailing player wins the point, then the game continues until either the leading player wins a final point, or the trailing player evens the score and wins an additional point to conclude the game.

See: "The clock is ticking" and "The clock is (still) ticking" at...