PSA World Series

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Current 2016–17 PSA World Series
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The PSA World Series (formerly known as the PSA Super Series) is a series of men's squash tournaments which are part of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour for the squash season. The PSA World Series tournaments are some of the most prestigious events on the men's tour. The best-performing players in the World Series events qualify for the annual PSA World Series Finals tournament.

Each year, several tournaments on the tour are designated World Series events. These include major events such as the World Championship, the British Open, the Hong Kong Open or the Tournament of Champions. Then, early the next year, the eight best-performing players from the Super Series events are invited to compete in the PSA World Series Finals (a similar event to the ATP World Tour Finals).

The World Series Squash Finals were first staged in Vitis Club in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1993 and 1994. The event was then moved to England. It was held at the Galleria shopping complex in Hatfield from 1996-98. From 1999-2006, it was held in the Broadgate Arena in London. In 2007, the event was moved to the National Squash Centre in Manchester. In 2009, the tournament was shortened to a four-day format and played at the Queen's Club in London. And in 2014, the event was held for the first time in the United States in the Westwood Club in Richmond, Virginia.

Tournaments[edit]

Here is the list of tournaments that have been at least a season PSA World Series tournament since 1993 (current tournaments in green) :

Tournament Country Location (the last) Notable venue Began
World Championship / / / 1976
British Open United Kingdom Great Britain Hull Sports Arena 1930
Hong Kong Open  Hong Kong Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui 1985
Tournament of Champions  United States New York City Grand Central Terminal 1930
Qatar Classic  Qatar Doha Aspire Academy Squash Complex 1992
US Open  United States Philadelphia Daskalakis Athletic Center 1954
El Gouna International  Egypt El Gouna Abu Tig Marina 2010
Windy City Open  United States Chicago University Club of Chicago 2001
Kuwait PSA Cup  Kuwait Kuwait City / 2004
North American Open  United States Richmond, Virginia Westwood Club 1966
Sky Open  Egypt Cairo / 2008
British Grand Prix  England Manchester National Squash Centre 2010
Australian Open  Australia Canberra National Convention Centre 1980
PSA Masters Egypt / Qatar / Bermuda / India New Delhi / 2000
Saudi International  Saudi Arabia Al Khobar / 2005
Pakistan International  Pakistan Islamabad / 1999
Al-Ahram International  Egypt Cairo Giza Plateau (in front of the pyramids) 1996
Mahindra International  India Bombay / 1994
JSM Super Squash  Japan Yokohama / 1994
Brazil Open  Brazil Rio / 1993

PSA World Series Ranking Points[edit]

PSA World Series events also have a separate World Series ranking. Points for this are calculated on a cumulative basis after each World Series event. The top eight players at the end of the calendar year are then eligible to play in the PSA World Series Finals.

Tournament World Series Ranking Points
Rank Prize Money US$ Ranking Points Winner Runner up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32
World Series 150,000 + 625 points 100 65 40 25 15 10


In the same time, the players competing in PSA World Series Events earn world ranking points according to the prize money, classification of the event, and the final position in the draw the player reaches.

Tournament Classification World Ranking Points
Rank Prize Money US$ Ranking Points Winner Runner up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 Last Rnd Q.
PSA World Championship $325,000 + 21,660 2,890 1,900 1,155 700 410 205 125 75
PSA World Series $150,000 - $324,999 15,970 2,625 1,725 1,050 640 375 190 - 115
PSA Cup $170,000 - $324,999 16,300 2,200 1,500 900 640 390 200 120 -

Past World Series Squash Finals[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
2015/16 France Grégory Gaultier Australia Cameron Pilley 11-4, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6
2014/15 No competition
2013/14 Egypt Ramy Ashour Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy 15-17, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
2012/13 Egypt Amr Shabana England Nick Matthew 4-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-7
2011/12 Egypt Amr Shabana France Grégory Gaultier 6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8
2010/11[1] England Nick Matthew / Egypt Amr Shabana Not Played[2]
2009 France Grégory Gaultier France Thierry Lincou 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5
2008 France Grégory Gaultier Egypt Amr Shabana 11-9, 11-8, 11-8
2007 Egypt Ramy Ashour France Grégory Gaultier 11-10 (2-0), 11-8, 4-11, 11-4
2006 Australia Anthony Ricketts England Lee Beachill 11-7, 6-11, 11-4, 11-10 (2-0)
2005 Canada Jonathon Power France Thierry Lincou 11-7, 11-6, 11-2
2004 France Thierry Lincou Australia Joe Kneipp 10-11 (0-2), 11-9, 11-2, 11-1
2003 Canada Jonathon Power England Peter Nicol 15-11, 10-15, 13-15, 15-4, 15-14
2002 Australia David Palmer France Thierry Lincou 15-9, 10-15, 15-7, 10-15, 15-4
2001 Scotland Peter Nicol Australia David Palmer 15-7, 15-11, 13-15, 17-14
2000 Scotland Peter Nicol England Simon Parke 13-15, 15-9, 15-12, 12-15, 15-12
1999 Scotland Peter Nicol Egypt Ahmed Barada 15-8, 9-15, 15-9, 15-11
1998 Pakistan Jansher Khan England Simon Parke 15-12, 13-15, 15-11, 15-10
1997 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Brett Martin 9-7, 9-5, 9-2
1996 England Del Harris Australia Brett Martin 10-8, 7-9, 9-4, 6-9, 9-2
1995 No competition
1994 Pakistan Jansher Khan England Peter Marshall 8-15, 15-8, 15-7, 15-9
1993 Pakistan Jansher Khan Australia Chris Dittmar 15-10, 10-15, 15-13, 15-8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tournament moved from December to January
  2. ^ "BBC Sport - Squash - Queens World Series final scrapped after wind damage". BBC News. 2011-01-16. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 

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