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World Number One Darwish
Heads Super Series Finals Line-Up

Egypt's new world number one Karim Darwish will head the line-up for the 2009 ATCO Super Series Finals, which will bring together the top eight qualifiers from the 2008 Professional Squash Association (PSA) Super Series World Tour.  This year's event will be staged for the first time at the world famous Queen's Club in London from 14-17 March.

Following the spectacular success of the championships in its first two years under the joint-stewardship of Ziad Al-Turki, Vice-Chairman of the ATCO Group, and the internationalSPORTgroup, the modified four-day ATCO Super Series Finals - The Queen's Club 2009 will feature two pools of four players, leading to finals which will produce a 1-8 finish.

"There is no event as significant as a tour-end championship and since its inception in 1992 at the Vitis Club in Zurich, the Super Series Finals have transformed the World Tour into a race, creating a home straight and linking the world's most glamorous events and venues from New York's Grand Central Terminal to the shimmering Gulf of Arabia and beyond," said Ziad Al-Turki.

Darwish will head the star-studded eight-man line-up, which will also feature compatriots Ramy Ashour, the reigning World Open champion, Amr Shabana and Wael El Hindi; France's reigning ATCO Super Series Finals champion Gregory Gaultier and fellow countryman Thierry Lincou; British Open champion David Palmer of Australia; and England's James Willstrop.

The Queen’s Club To Be New Home
For ATCO Super Series Finals

The world-famous Queen’s Club in London will play host to the ATCO Super Series Squash Finals next year.

One of the most important squash championships on the PSA Tour, the ATCO Super Series Finals – The Queen’s Club 2009 sees the top eight players in the world competing for one of the richest prize funds in the sport.

The Queen’s Club is best known as the home of the Artois Championships, the premier pre-Wimbledon grass court tennis championships.

Promoters of the four-day championships, which will take place from 14-17 March, believe the decision to hold the event at The Queen’s Club is ground-breaking for the game of squash.

Among the star names expected to take part are world number one Amr Shabana, of Egypt; fellow countryman Ramy Ashour; Australian David Palmer, the reigning British Open champion; leading English players James Willstrop and Nick Matthew; as well as title-holder Gregory Gaultier, the world number two from France.

Ziad Al-Turki
, Vice-Chairman of the ATCO Group, said: “Since acquiring the rights to this major event, we have been working very hard at finalising a solid and sustainable commercial platform from which the championships can prosper over the short, medium and long-term. Bringing this prestigious event to The Queen’s Club has the potential to take the profile of professional squash on to a new level.

“The Queen’s Club is one of the world's greatest rackets clubs and many things about it really appealed to us, including its unique heritage, its convenient location, its track record of hosting top quality events and the enthusiastic reception we have received from its members.  I am sure that staging the event at The Queen’s Club will help us greatly to further drive the success of the championships.

The Queen’s Club Chairman, Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge commented:  “We are tremendously excited by the accord we have struck with the ATCO Group. Top squash live is absolutely thrilling and spectators will be able to see it on a state-of-the-art all-glass show court.  Our aspiration is to help Paul and Ziad build on what is already a terrific sporting fixture and grow it into a spectacular sporting occasion, broadening its appeal and attracting a wider audience.”

Since concluding a seven-year agreement with the Professional Squash Association (PSA) in 2007, the prestigious annual season-ending championships, and the squash equivalent of the Tennis Masters Cup, has grown from strength to strength under the joint-stewardship of Ziad Al-Turki. The 2009 championships will boast a prize fund in excess of $100,000 and will feature the world’s top eight players who will compete in two pools of four players, leading to finals which will produce a 1-8 finish.

Steeped in history and with unrivalled sporting facilities, The Queen’s Club has several elegant rooms and high quality catering to ensure that spectators will enjoy a memorable occasion in an historic setting alongside the best squash in the world.  The ATCO Super Series Finals – The Queen’s Club 2009 will end with a gala dinner after the final, attended by all players and sponsors.

Tickets for the ATCO Super Series Finals – The Queen’s Club can be booked on 0844 870 0000

irst staged in Switzerland back in 1992, the Super Series Finals brings together the top eight player from the Hi-Tec Super Series Tour to compete in an annual grand final for one of the sport's most prestigious titles.

One of the richest events in the calendar, the Super Series Finals were staged at Zurich's Vitis Club in 1993 and 1994 before an increase in sponsorship saw the event take up a three-year residency at the vast Galleria shopping complex in Hatfield, Hertfordshire from 1996-98. The tournament was dominated in those early years by by Pakistan's Jansher Khan, who won the title four times in five attempts.