World Tour Finals News
Peruís Elias Rises Up World Tour
World No.6 Diego Elias has moved into the top eight of the PSA World
Tour Finals Leaderboard following his victory at the Troilus Gold Canada
Cup last month.
Elias defeated Egyptís Mohamed ElSherbini in the final in Toronto to win
his first title of the season at the PSA World Tour Silver event and has
now strengthened his position to qualify for the season-ending World
Tour Finals as he moves up from 10th to seventh on the menís standings.
Players can qualify for the World Tour Finals automatically by winning
any of the PSA World Tour Platinum or World Championship events across
the 2019-20 season, with seven players already confirmed in total.
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.
Already qualified on the menís standings are J.P. Morgan Tournament of
Champions winner Mohamed ElShorbagy, World Champion Tarek Momen, FS
Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships and Windy City Open presented
by the Walter Family champion Ali Farag and CIB Egyptian Squash Open
winner Karim Abdel Gawad.
While in the womenís field, Egyptís Nouran Gohar and Nour El Sherbini
are automatically in, having won the U.S. Open and the CIB PSA Womenís
World Championship and Windy City Open titles, respectively. While
Franceís Camille Serme also confirmed her place with victory at
Januaryís Tournament of Champions.
New Zealandís Paul Coll, who reached his first PSA World Tour Platinum
final at the Windy City Open but narrowly missed out to Farag, moves up
a place to fourth with 9,080 points. While, Walesí Joel Makin (No.6),
Peruís Elias (No.7) and Egyptís Marwan ElShorbagy (No.8) complete the
current top eight on the menís leaderboard.
Germanyís Simon RŲsner, Indiaís Saurav Ghosal and Egyptian pair Mazen
Hesham and Fares Dessouky are all in contention for those final places.
In the womenís standings, World No.1 Raneem El Welily stays top with
8,575 points, despite not having won a Platinum event this season, with
compatriot Nour El Tayeb in fourth with 7,600 points following her win
at the Cleveland Classic in February.
The rest of the current top eight on the womenís standings is completed
by Englandís Sarah-Jane Perry (No.6), New Zealandís Joelle King (No.7)
and Egyptís Hania El Hammamy (No.8).
US duo Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford Clyne, along with Egyptís
Salma Hany and Indiaís Joshna Chinappa are close in order behind El
Hammamy for the top eight placings.
The next chance for players to automatically qualify for the
season-ending PSA World Tour Finals 2019-20 will be at the CIB Black
Ball Squash Open for the women, which will be held in Cairo, Egypt and
takes place between March 8-14.
Following that, there is the El Gouna International Squash Open and the
Allam British Open, two more chances for places to be sealed.