Apparently, the International Squash Federation has decided to change
their official rules on 1 April to include "Point A Rally" (PAR)
scoring to 11.
It should be noted though that it seems as if the traditional "Hand in
Hand out" (HiHo) scoring to 9 will remain as a an alternative.
Here is a great page with more detail - including some of the debate
that has been going on:
Personally, I have to say that I agree with World No.1 Nicol David
(quoted from the page linked from above):
"But David ... believes it would be a mistake to abandon the
traditional hand in hand-out scoring used for more than 80 years.
Asked if there was a risk of such a change producing very short
matches, David replied: 'Yes, definitely. Normal scoring would be so
much better for the juniors and grass roots. The game is all about how
to come back when you are down. It's never over till it's over: the
essence of the normal scoring. But with American (point a rally)
scoring you will get less fightbacks. That would be such a shame and I
really hope it doesn't go that way.' "
What's your take on this, JOD?