2018–19 PSA World Tour

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2018–19 PSA World Tour
Details
Achievements
Dates August 2018–July 2019
Categories World Championship: Men's/Women's
World Tour Finals: Men's/Women's
PSA Challenger Tour
WSF & PSA Satellite Tour
Website
PSA World Tour
World Number 1 Men : Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy
Women : Egypt Nour El Sherbini
World Champion Men :
Women :
← 2017–18 2019–20 →

The PSA World Tour 2018 is the international squash tour organised circuit organized by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) for the 2017 squash season. It's the 4th PSA season since the merger of PSA and WSA associations in 2015.

The most important tournaments in the series are the Men's and Women's PSA World Championship. The tour also features two circuits of regular events - PSA World Tour (formerly PSA World Series), which feature the highest prize money and the best fields; and PSA Challenger Tour with prize money ranging $5,500–$30,000. In the middle of the year, the PSA World Tour tour is concluded by the Men's and Women's PSA World Series Finals in Dubai, the World Series-ending championships for the top 8 rated players. Players' performances in the tour are rated by World Rankings for men and women.

Starting in August 2018, PSA revamped its professional tour structure in two individual circuits; PSA World Tour and PSA Challenger Tour. [1]

PSA World Tour (formerly PSA World Series) will comprise most important tournaments in prize money ($50,000–$1,000,000) for more experienced and higher-ranked players, including PSA World Championships and PSA World Tour Finals, labelled as following:

  • PSA World Tour Platinum — 48-player draws — $169,000
  • PSA World Tour Gold — 24-player draws — $120,500
  • PSA World Tour Silver — 24-player draws — $88,000
  • PSA World Tour Bronze — 24-player draws — $51,250

PSA Challenger Tour tournaments will offer a $5,500–$30,000 prize-money, ideal circuit for less-experienced and upcoming players, that will include the following tiers:

  • PSA Challenger Tour 30 — $28,000
  • PSA Challenger Tour 20 — $18,000
  • PSA Challenger Tour 10 — $11,000
  • PSA Challenger Tour 5 — $5,500

Further, PSA will implement some rules changes like the removing of qualification rounds among others. Also will grant 7 PSA World Championship wildcards every year to the best seven players in the PSA Challenger Tour ranking. Additionally, PSA and WSF will jointly manage PSA Satellite Tour, a circuit for amateur or junior players who aim to become professional player.

2018–19 PSA Calendar[edit]

Key[edit]

PSA Tiers (until July 2018)

World Championship
World Series
PSA 100
PSA 70
PSA 50
PSA 25/35
PSA 5/10/15

PSA Tiers (starting 1 August 2018)

World Championship
World Tour Platinum
World Tour Gold
World Tour Silver
World Tour Bronze
Challenger Tour 30
Challenger Tour 20
Challenger Tour 10/5

August[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Australian Open
Australia Melbourne, Australia
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000

Women : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
1–5 August Australia Rex Hedrick
11–4, 12–10, 11–5
Switzerland Dimitri Steinmann Réunion Sébastien Bonmalais
Malaysia Mohd Syafiq Kamal
Australia Joshua Larkin
New Zealand Evan Williams
New Zealand Luke Jones
Japan Ryunosuke Tsukue
Malaysia Low Wee Wern
11–6, 11–9, 10–12, 11–6
Egypt Hana Ramadan Malaysia Rachel Arnold
Hong Kong Tong Tsz Wing
Australia Sarah Cardwell
Australia Christine Nunn
Hong Kong Ho Tze-Lok
Malaysia Ooi Kah Yan
Growthpoint SA Open
South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000

Women : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
6–11 August Egypt Mohamed ElSherbini
7–11, 11–7, 11–3, 11–8
Egypt Mazen Gamal France Baptiste Masotti
Portugal Rui Soares
Zimbabwe Blessing Muhwati
South Africa Christo Potgieter
Germany Yannik Omlor
South Africa Jean-Pierre Brits
Egypt Farida Mohamed
11–9, 13–11, 11–4
Egypt Menna Nasser South Africa Alexa Pienaar
South Africa Milnay Louw
South Africa Cheyna Tucker
South Africa Lauren Siddall
South Africa Jennifer Preece
South Africa Linda Shannon
Tarra KIA Bega Open
Australia Bega, Australia
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
8–12 August Australia Rex Hedrick
11–5, 7–11, 11–4, 11–9
Australia Joshua Larkin Switzerland Dimitri Steinmann
Australia Rhys Dowling
Australia Alex Eustace
Malaysia Bryan Lim Tze Kang
New Zealand Scott Galloway
New Zealand Luke Jones
Squash Melbourne Open
Australia Melbourne, Australia
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500

Women : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
10–12 August Réunion Christophe André
11–4, 12–10, 11–1
New Zealand Evan Williams Malaysia Elvinn Keo
Australia Nicholas Calvert
Australia Thomas Calvert
Malaysia Ryan Pasqual
New Zealand Zac Millar
Australia Tim Cowell
Hong Kong Vanessa Chu
8–11, 11–9, 11–7, 9–11, 11–5
Australia Christine Nunn Australia Sarah Cardwell
Malaysia Ooi Kah Yan
Czech Republic Anna Serme
Australia Jessica Turnbull
Malaysia Aika Azman
New Zealand Casey Jane Owen
City of Greater Shepparton International
Australia Shepparton, Australia
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
23–26 August Switzerland Dimitri Steinmann
3–11, 11–9, 11–5, 11–7
New Zealand Evan Williams Japan Naoki Hayashi
Switzerland Robin Gadola
Malaysia Asyraf Azan
Australia Alex Eustace
Australia Rohan Toole
Egypt Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek
Prague Open
Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
27–30 August Egypt Shehab Essam
11–2, 11–4, 11–3
Finland Miko Äijänen England Adam Auckland
Hungary Balázs Farkas
Finland Jami Äijänen
Wales Owain Taylor
England Mark Fuller
Republic of Ireland Brian Byrne
Roberts & Morrow North Coast Open (QE)
Australia Coffs Harbour, Australia
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500

Women : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
30 Aug.–2 Sep. Switzerland Dimitri Steinmann
10–12, 11–5, 11–6, 11–2
New Zealand Evan Williams Australia Nicholas Calvert
Malaysia Asyraf Azan
Australia Rohan Toole
Australia Alex Eustace
Japan Naoki Hayashi
Switzerland Robin Gadola
Australia Christine Nunn
11–9, 11–9, 5–11, 5–11, 11–7
Australia Sarah Cardwell Australia Jessica Turnbull
Australia Tamika Hunt
Australia Shehana Vithana
Australia Selena Shaikh
Australia Taylor Flavell
Australia Courtney Mather

(QE): 2019 PSA World Squash Championships Qualifying Event.

September[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Open International de Nantes
France Nantes, France
Men : PSA Challenger 30
$28,000 - Draw
4–9 September England Declan James
2–11, 11–9, 5–11, 11–9, 11–9
England James Willstrop Egypt Zahed Salem
France Baptiste Masotti
England George Parker
Finland Olli Tuominen
France Grégoire Marche
France Lucas Serme
Open International de Nantes
France Nantes, France
Women : PSA Challenger 20
$18,000 - Draw
Belgium Nele Gilis
4–11, 11–6, 6–11, 12–10, 11–6
England Emily Whitlock England Fiona Moverley
England Lucy Turmel
England Julianne Courtice
Egypt Nadine Shahin
Belgium Tinne Gilis
South Africa Alexandra Fuller
J.P. Morgan China Squash Open
China Shanghai, China
Men : PSA World Tour Gold
$120,500 - Draw

Women : PSA World Tour Gold
$120,500 - Draw
5–9 September Egypt Mohamed Abouelghar
11–8, 11–8, 11–8
New Zealand Paul Coll India Saurav Ghosal
Germany Simon Rösner
France Grégory Gaultier
Qatar Abdulla Al-Tamimi
Wales Joel Makin
Germany Raphael Kandra
Egypt Raneem El Weleily
11–5, 8–11, 11–6, 11–5
France Camille Serme Egypt Nour El Sherbini
Egypt Nour El Tayeb
Malaysia Nicol David
England Sarah-Jane Perry
Egypt Nouran Gohar
India Joshna Chinappa
Pharmasyntez Russian Open
Russia Moscow, Russia
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
6–9 September Finland Jami Äijänen
11–8, 11–7, 10–12, 11–7
England Stuart MacGregor Czech Republic Martin Švec
Iran Sajad Zareian
England Anthony Graham
Finland Miko Äijänen
Iran Mohammad Kashani
England Miles Jenkins
Pakistan Chief of the Air Staff International
Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan
Men : PSA Challenger 30
$28,000 - Draw
10–14 September Egypt Youssef Soliman
11–13, 11–13, 11–7, 11–6, 11–6
Hong Kong Leo Au Malaysia Nafiizwan Adnan
Pakistan Tayyab Aslam
Pakistan Asim Khan
Egypt Omar Abdel Meguid
Egypt Mazen Gamal
Egypt Mostafa Asal
Pakistan International Tournament Women's
Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan
Women : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
Egypt Rowan Elaraby
11–5, 11–8, 11–7
Egypt Nada Abbas Hong Kong Tong Tsz Wing
Egypt Farida Mohamed
Egypt Menna Hamed
Netherlands Tessa ter Sluis
Pakistan Madina Zafar
Pakistan Faiza Zafar
Sportwerk Open
Germany Hamburg, Germany
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
11–15 September Egypt Youssef Ibrahim
11–9, 11–9, 11–9
Spain Bernat Jaume Spain Edmon López
Belgium Jan Van Den Herrewegen
India Abhay Singh
Republic of Ireland Brian Byrne
France Baptiste Masotti
Germany Valentin Rapp
Remeo Open
Finland Helsinki, Finland
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
12–16 September India Mahesh Mangaonkar
11–6, 13–15, 14–12, 11–9
Finland Olli Tuominen England Charlie Lee
Spain Iker Pajares
Portugal Rui Soares
Finland Miko Äijänen
Spain Carlos Cornes
Czech Republic Martin Švec
Queclink HKFC International
Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Men : PSA Challenger 30
$28,000 - Draw

Women : PSA Challenger 30
$28,000 - Draw
18–22 September Hong Kong Max Lee
11–4, 11–5, 11–6
Hong Kong Leo Au Egypt Youssef Soliman
Hong Kong Tsz Fung Yip
Malaysia Nafiizwan Adnan
England George Parker
India Harinder Pal Sandhu
Wales Peter Creed
Hong Kong Annie Au
11–8, 11–7, 11–6
Egypt Hania El Hammamy Malaysia Rachel Arnold
Egypt Mayar Hany
Canada Danielle Letourneau
France Coline Aumard
New Zealand Amanda Landers-Murphy
Egypt Zeina Mickawy
Nash Cup
Canada London, Canada
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$12,000
Mexico Alfredo Ávila
8–11, 11–3, 7–11, 12–10, 11–2
Jamaica Christopher Binnie India Vikram Malhotra
Egypt Mostafa Asal
Mexico Jesús Camacho
England Charles Sharpes
Canada Andrew Schnell
Canada Shawn Delierre
Beijing Squash Challenge
China Beijing, China
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
19–22 September Hong Kong Henry Leung
11–7, 14–12, 11–7
Hong Kong Chi Him Wong Egypt Khaled Labib
Malaysia Elvinn Keo
Malaysia Valentino Bong
India Sandeep Ramachandran
Canada Darosham Khan
India Ravi Dixit
Madeira Island Open (QE)
Portugal Funchal, Portugal
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
19–23 September United States Todd Harrity
10–12, 11–5, 11–9, 11–3
England Joshua Masters India Mahesh Mangaonkar
Germany Valentin Rapp
Portugal Cláudio Pinto
Portugal Rui Soares
India Abhay Singh
Wales Emyr Evans
Nash Cup
Canada London, Canada
Women : PSA Challenger 20
$18,000
England Emily Whitlock
11–9, 13–11, 11–5
Canada Samantha Cornett Egypt Nadine Shahin
Netherlands Milou van der Heijden
United States Haley Mendez
England Julianne Courtice
French Guiana Mélissa Alvès
United States Olivia Fiechter
Kiva Club Open
United States Santa Fe, United States
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
20–23 September India Aditya Jagtap
11–7, 4–11, 14–12, 11–8
United States Faraz Khan Nigeria Babatunde Ajagbe
Pakistan Shahjahan Khan
Spain Hugo Varela
Mexico Mario Yáñez
Bermuda Micah Franklin
Colombia Édgar Ramírez
Aspin Kemp & Associates Aspin Cup
Canada Charlottetown, Canada
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
25–29 September India Vikram Malhotra
11–3, 11–9, 9–11, 11–9
Egypt Mostafa Asal Mexico Alfredo Ávila
Canada Cameron Seth
Canada Michael McCue
Switzerland Reiko Peter
Denmark Kristian Frost
Finland Henrik Mustonen
Wakefield PSA Open
United States The Plains, United States
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
Colombia Juan Camilo Vargas
8–11, 11–5, 12–10, 9–11, 11–9
Pakistan Shahjahan Khan Jamaica Christopher Binnie
Mexico Mario Yáñez
England Reuben Phillips
England Mark Broekman
Argentina Leandro Romiglio
United States Dylan Cunningham
Oracle Netsuite Open
United States San Francisco, United States
Men: PSA World Tour Gold
$118,000 - Draw
27 Sep.–2 Oct. Egypt Ali Farag
11–9, 13–11, 4–11, 11–9
Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy France Grégory Gaultier
Egypt Karim Abdel Gawad
Egypt Tarek Momen
Colombia Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
Germany Simon Rösner
Peru Diego Elías
Oracle Netsuite Open
United States San Francisco, United States
Women: PSA World Tour Silver
$88,000 - Draw
England Sarah-Jane Perry
11–9, 11–7, 9–11, 7–11, 11–7
Egypt Raneem El Weleily England Laura Massaro
Hong Kong Annie Au
France Camille Serme
Malaysia Nicol David
New Zealand Joelle King
England Alison Waters

(QE): 2019 PSA World Squash Championships Qualifying Event.

October[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Texas Open Men's Squash Championships
United States Houston, United States
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
3–7 October India Vikram Malhotra
11–6, 2–11, 5–11, 15–13, 11–1
Czech Republic Daniel Mekbib Pakistan Shahjahan Khan
Mexico Jesús Camacho
England Reuben Phillips
Spain Hugo Varela
Mexico Leonel Cárdenas
India Ramit Tandon
FMC International Squash Championship
Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan
Men : PSA Challenger 20
$18,000
8–12 October Egypt Youssef Soliman
8–11, 11–6, 11–8, 9–11, 11–8
Malaysia Ivan Yuen Pakistan Tayyab Aslam
Pakistan Farhan Mehboob
Pakistan Asim Khan
France Auguste Dussourd
Egypt Mazen Gamal
Pakistan Israr Ahmed
FS Investments U.S. Open
United States Philadelphia, United States
Men : PSA World Tour Platinum
$169,000 - Draw

Women : PSA World Tour Platinum
$169,000 - Draw
6–13 October Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy
8–11, 11–8, 6–11, 11–8, 11–4
Germany Simon Rösner New Zealand Paul Coll
Egypt Ali Farag
Egypt Tarek Momen
France Grégory Gaultier
Egypt Mohamed Abouelghar
Colombia Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
Egypt Raneem El Weleily
11–6, 11–9, 11–8
Egypt Nour El Sherbini Wales Tesni Evans
France Camille Serme
England Sarah-Jane Perry
United States Amanda Sobhy
England Laura Massaro
Egypt Yathreb Adel
Big Head Wines White Oaks Court Classic
Canada Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
10–13 October Czech Republic Daniel Mekbib
8–11, 11–2, 11–8, 11–6
Canada Shawn Delierre Mexico Mario Yáñez
Canada Michael McCue
Canada Nick Sachvie
Switzerland Reiko Peter
Canada Cameron Seth
Canada Andrew Schnell
Punjab International Men's Championship
Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan
Men : PSA Challenger 20
$18,000
13–17 October
Punjab International Women's Championship
Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan
Women : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
Channel VAS Championships at St George's Hill
England Weybridge, England
Men : PSA World Tour Gold
$106,000 - Draw
16–21 October
Walker & Dunlop/Hussain Family Chicago Open
United States Vernon Hills, United States
Men : PSA Challenger 30
$28,000
17–21 October
Cleveland Skating Club Open
United States Shaker Heights, United States
Men : PSA Challenger 20
$18,000
Q Open
Australia Gold Coast, Australia
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500

Women : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
18–21 October
Carol Weymuller Open
United States Brooklyn Heights, United States
Women : PSA World Tour Bronze
$51,250 - Draw
17–22 October
6th Open Provence Chateau-Arnoux
France Château-Arnoux, France
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
24–27 October
WLJ Capital Boston Open
United States Boston, United States
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
24–28 October
Pacific Toyota Cairns International
Australia Cairns, Australia
Men : PSA Challenger 5
$5,500
25–28 October
Qatar Classic
Qatar Doha, Qatar
Men : PSA World Tour Platinum
$177,750 - Draw
27 Oct.–2 Nov.
CIB Wadi Degla Squash Tournament
Egypt Cairo, Egypt
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000

Women : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
29 Oct.–2 Nov.
Jericho Open
Canada Vancouver, Canada
Men : PSA Challenger 10
$11,000
30 Oct.–3 Nov.

[2][3]

Statistical information[edit]

The players/nations are sorted by:

  1. Total number of titles;
  2. Cumulated importance of those titles;
  3. Alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Key[edit]

Until July 2018

World Championship
World Series
PSA 100
PSA 70
PSA 50
PSA 25/35
PSA 5/10/15

Starting 1 August 2018

World Championship
World Tour Platinum
World Tour Gold
World Tour Silver
World Tour Bronze
Challenger Tour 30
Challenger Tour 20
Challenger Tour 10/5

Titles won by player (men's)[edit]

Total Player World
Cham.
Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Challenger
30
Challenger
20
Challenger
10
Challenger
5
2  Youssef Soliman (EGY)
2  Rex Hedrick (AUS) ●●
2  Vikram Malhotra (IND) ●●
2  Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) ●●
1  Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)
1  Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
1  Ali Farag (EGY)
1  Declan James (ENG)
1  Max Lee (HKG)
1  Alfredo Ávila (MEX)
1  Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY)
1  Todd Harrity (USA)
1  Youssef Ibrahim (EGY)
1  Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
1  Jami Äijänen (FIN)
1  Christophe André (FRA)
1  Shehab Essam (EGY)
1  Aditya Jagtap (IND)
1  Henry Leung (HKG)
1  Daniel Mekbib (CZE)
1  Juan Camilo Vargas (COL)

Titles won by nation (men's)[edit]

Total Nation World
Cham.
Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Challenger
30
Challenger
20
Challenger
10
Challenger
5
8  Egypt (EGY) ●● ●●
4  India (IND) ●●●
2  Hong Kong (HKG)
2  Australia (AUS) ●●
2   Switzerland (SUI) ●●
1  England (ENG)
1  Mexico (MEX)
1  United States (USA)
1  Colombia (COL)
1  Czech Republic (CZE)
1  Finland (FIN)
1  France (FRA)

Titles won by player (women's)[edit]

Total Player World
Cham.
Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Challenger
30
Challenger
20
Challenger
10
Challenger
5
2  Raneem El Weleily (EGY)
1  Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
1  Annie Au (HKG)
1  Nele Gilis (BEL)
1  Emily Whitlock (ENG)
1  Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
1  Low Wee Wern (MYS)
1  Vanessa Chu (HKG)
1  Farida Mohamed (EGY)
1  Christine Nunn (AUS)

Titles won by nation (women's)[edit]

Total Nation World
Cham.
Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Challenger
30
Challenger
20
Challenger
10
Challenger
5
4  Egypt (EGY)
2  England (ENG)
2  Hong Kong (HKG)
1  Belgium (BEL)
1  Malaysia (MYS)
1  Australia (AUS)

Current world top 10 players[edit]

Rankings as of December 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PSA Unveil New Tour Structure for Professional Squash and Announce Initiative with WSF". psaworldtour.com. 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "PSA Calendar". PSA.
  3. ^ "2018 World Squash Calendar". Squash Site.
  4. ^ "Current PSA World Rankings". psaworldtour.com. PSA World Tour, Inc.
  5. ^ "Current PSA World Rankings". psaworldtour.com. WSA World Tour, Inc.

External links[edit]