World Tour Finals News
Serme And ElShorbagy Qualify For World Tour Finals
After ToC Victories
taking the spoils at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York
City, both Camille Serme and Mohamed ElShorbagy have booked their places
at the season ending PSA World Tour Finals 2019-20 in June.
The pair lifted the first titles of the new decade in Grand Central
Terminal, with both players defeating the current World Champions in
their respective finals, as Serme overcame Nour El Sherbini, while
ElShorbagy got the better of Tarek Momen.
Players can qualify for the World Tour Finals automatically by winning
any of the PSA World Tour Platinum events across the 2019-20 season,
with five other players already having secured their place.
In the womenís field, the Egyptian duo of Nouran Gohar and Nour El
Sherbini are automatically in, having won the FS Investments U.S. Open
Squash Championships and the CIB PSA Womenís World Championship,
Tarek Momen won the PSA Menís World Championship, Ali Farag lifted the
FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships and Karim Abdel Gawad took
home the CIB Egyptian Squash Open title, with those three men having
also qualified for the season-finale alongside ElShorbagy.
Along with those that automatically qualify, the players that accumulate
the most points from their results across the season, will take the
other places, with eight men and eight women playing for the final title
of the season at the World Tour Finals.
As it stands, along with the four Egyptian men that have already
qualified, New Zealandís Paul Coll is in the same bracket of points,
while Welshman Joel Makin, Egyptís Marwan ElShorbagy and German No.1
Simon RŲsner round out the top eight.
Indiaís Saurav Ghosal, Peruvian Diego Elias and the Egyptian trio of
Mazen Hesham, Zahed Salem and Mostafa Asal are all in contention for
those final places.
World No.1 Raneem El Welily leads the way in the womenís standings,
despite having not won a Platinum event in 2019-20. Compatriots Nour El
Tayeb and Hania El Hammamy, along with New Zealandís Joelle King and
English No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry fill the rest of the top eight spots.
US No.1 Amanda Sobhy, Egyptís Salma Hany, Indian Joshna Chinappa and
Englandís Alison Waters are in close order behind Perry for the top
The next chance for players to automatically qualify for the
season-ending PSA World Tour Finals 2019-20 will be at the Windy City
Open 2020 presented by the Walter Family, held in Chicago between
February 27-March 4.
Following that, there is the Concord Mall Black Ball Womenís Squash
Open, El Gouna International Squash Open and the Allam British Open,
three more chances for places to be sealed.