Egyptian World No.3
Raneem El Welily has secured her place at the 2016 Dubai World
Series Finals after soaring up the Women's Road To Dubai Standings
courtesy of her victory at last week's Windy City Open, the fifth
PSA World Series tournament of the 2015/16 season.
With only the top
eight players on the Road To Dubai standings qualifying for the
season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, which take place in May
2016, El Welily had been teetering on the brink of missing out after
a poor season so far.
But victory over
compatriot Nour El Sherbini in Chicago with only one tournament
remaining on the women's calendar, the upcoming Allam British Open,
means that the Egyptian former World No.1 is now assured of her
place in the lucrative tournament.
current World No.1 Laura Massaro and Nicol David also go into the
British Open knowing their place in Dubai is secured while Omneya
Abdel Kawy, Camille Serme, Amanda Sobhy and Nouran Gohar are likely
to complete the eight-strong field bar a major upset in Hull.
In the Men's
standings, World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy took an unassailable lead
at the top of the rankings after his triumph in Chicago but, with
two tournaments still to play, the British Open and April's El Gouna
International, the make up of the top eight is still all to play
Tarek Momen, Ryan
Cuskelly, Daryl Selby, Max Lee and Marwan Elshorbagy are among the
top names currently placed just outside the top eight.
PSA Dubai World Series Finals
The PSA Dubai World
Series Finals is the season-ending climax to the both the men’s and
women’s PSA World Series tours, featuring only the world’s best
eight qualified players as they battle it out for the last title of
Players compete for ‘Road To Dubai’ Ranking points at each PSA World
Series Tournament in a bid to earn one of the coveted eight berths
and a chance to compete in one of the sport’s most lucrative events.
The PSA Dubai World Series Finals brings eight players together in
two groups of four, with players playing a round-robin best-of-three
series for place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond - which are
played using best-of-five format.