17 December 2012
The all-star men’s field for the ATCO PSA World Series Squash Finals is complete after Englishman Peter Barker and Egypt’s Mohamed El Shorbagy became the last two players to qualify for the elite event being held at The Queen’s Club in London from 2-6 January 2013.
Only the best eight performers from the 2012 PSA World Series events qualify to play in the Tour’s flagship event in London. This year’s men’s field will feature three Englishmen – including the world’s top two players James Willstrop andNick Matthew – plus four Egyptians and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier.
Ramy Ashour, the 25-year-old from Cairo who prevailed in last week’s all-Egyptian final of the Qatar PSA World Championship in Doha, the final World Series event of the year, heads the field after winning his fourth World Series event of 2012.
Runner-up El Shorbagy joins Ashour and compatriots Karim Darwish and Amr Shabana in the Egyptian quartet at Queen’s. Former world number one Shabana, the title-holder, will be making his ninth successive appearance in the event since 2004.
The eight men, and eight women who qualify for the WSA World Series Finals, will compete on a special, state-of-the-art Z-Court through the week – before an action-packed weekend featuring the men’s and women’s semi-finals and final. Sky Sports will be televising the semi-finals and finals live.
Tickets are now on sale for all sessions, with two sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and evening sessions as the tournament reaches its climax on Saturday and Sunday. Call 0844 847 1929 to book or go to www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Hospitality packages are also available – Wednesday – Friday dinner from £30 per person and Saturday and Sunday lunch and/or dinner available from £30 per person. Call Rebecca Corbett at Queen’s Club: 0207386 3444 /[email protected]
Media enquiries and accreditation requests: [email protected] / Faye Andrews 07788 921066
Official website: www.worldseriesfinals.com – also follow @WSSquashFinals on Twitter
Final 2012 Dunlop PSA World Series Standings:
|1||1||Ramy Ashour (EGY)||530|
|2||2||James Willstrop (ENG)||415|
|3||3||Nick Matthew (ENG)||400|
|4||4||Gregory Gaultier (FRA)||245|
|5||7||Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)||180|
|6=||5||Karim Darwish (EGY)||165|
|6=||5||Amr Shabana (EGY)||165|
|8||7||Peter Barker (ENG)||130|
|9=||9||Simon Rosner (GER)||95|
|9=||9||Adrian Grant (ENG)||95|
|9=||11||Daryl Selby (ENG)||95|
|9=||11||Cameron Pilley (AUS)||95|
|13||15||Borja Golan (ESP)||90|
|14||13||Laurens Jan Anjema (NED)||85|
|15||15||Saurav Ghosal (IND)||80|
|16=||14||Nicolas Mueller (SUI)||75|
|16=||17||Alister Walker (BOT)||75|
|16=||17||Tarek Momen (EGY)||75|
|19=||17||Tom Richards (ENG)||65|
|19=||17||Olli Tuominen (FIN)||65|
|19=||21||Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)||65|
|19=||21||Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)||65|
For the full list, and all the latest Tour news: www.psaworldtour.com