2012 WSA World Tour

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WSA World Tour 2012
Details
Event name WSA World Tour 2012
Tournaments 69
Categories WSA World Open
WSA World Series (5)
WSA World Series Finals
WSA Gold & Silver (14)
WSA Tour (48)
Website
www.wsaworldtour.com
Achievements
World Number 1 Malaysia Nicol David
(12 months)
World Champion Malaysia Nicol David
Awards
Player of the year Malaysia Nicol David
Comeback player of the year England Alison Waters
Breakthrough player of the year Egypt Nour El Sherbini
← 2011 2013 →

The WSA World Tour 2012 is the international squash tour and organized circuit, organized by the Women's Squash Association (WSA) for the 2012 squash season. The most important tournament in the series is the World Open held in Cayman Island. The tour features three categories of regular events, the World Series, which features the highest prize money and the best fields, Gold and Silver tournaments.[1] The Tour is concluded by the WSA World Series Finals, the end of season championship for the top 8 rated players.

2012 Calendar[edit]

The Women's Squash Association organises the WSA World Tour, the female equivalent of the PSA World Tour[2] Listed below are the most important events on the tour.

World Open[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
WSA World Open 2012
Cayman Islands Cayman Island
World Open - World Series Platinum
$165,000 - Draw
13–21 December 2012 Malaysia Nicol David
11-6 11-8 11-6
England Laura Massaro Egypt Raneem El Weleily
England Jenny Duncalf
England Alison Waters
Malaysia Low Wee Wern
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
Netherlands Natalie Grinham

World Series[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Kuala Lumpur Open Squash Championships 2012
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
28–31 March 2012 Malaysia Nicol David
11-4 12-10 11-9
Hong Kong Annie Au Egypt Raneem El Weleily
Egypt Nour El Sherbini
England Laura Massaro
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
Australia Rachael Grinham
India Dipika Pallikal
British Open 2012
England London, England
World Series Platinum
$95,000 - Draw
9–13 May 2012 Malaysia Nicol David
11-6 11-6 11-6
Egypt Nour El Sherbini England Laura Massaro
Egypt Raneem El Weleily
England Jenny Duncalf
Hong Kong Annie Au
France Camille Serme
New Zealand Joelle King
Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2012
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
11–15 September 2012 Egypt Raneem El Weleily
12-10 11-13 11-6 11-2
Malaysia Nicol David England Laura Massaro
Malaysia Low Wee Wern
England Jenny Duncalf
Hong Kong Annie Au
Egypt Nour El Sherbini
England Alison Waters
US Open 2012
United States Philadelphia, United States
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
7–12 October 2012 Malaysia Nicol David
14-12 8-11 11-7 11-7
Egypt Raneem El Weleily England Laura Massaro
New Zealand Joelle King
England Jenny Duncalf
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
Australia Kasey Brown
England Alison Waters
Hong Kong Open 2012
Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
27 November - 2 December 2012 Malaysia Nicol David
11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7
France Camille Serme Netherlands Natalie Grinham
Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy
England Jenny Duncalf
England Alison Waters
Australia Kasey Brown
Australia Rachael Grinham
Final tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Round Robin
WSA World Series Finals 2012
England Queen's Club, London, England
WSA World Series Finals
$50,000 - Draw
2–6 January 2013 Malaysia Nicol David
11-3, 11-2, 11-9
England Laura Massaro England Jenny Duncalf
France Camille Serme
Egypt Raneem El Weleily
Egypt Nour El Sherbini
Hong Kong Annie Au
Netherlands Natalie Grinham

Gold 50[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Cleveland Classic 2012
United States Cleveland, United States
Gold 50
$50,000 - Draw
29 January - 1 February 2012 Malaysia Nicol David
7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8
England Laura Massaro Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
United States Amanda Sobhy
England Jenny Duncalf
Egypt Raneem El Weleily
Hong Kong Annie Au
Australia Donna Urquhart
Australian Open 2012
Australia Canberra, Australia
Gold 50
$50,000 - Draw
15–19 August 2012 Malaysia Nicol David
17-15, 11-2, 11-6
England Laura Massaro Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
India Dipika Pallikal
Australia Kasey Brown
Australia Donna Urquhart
England Alison Waters
United States Amanda Sobhy
Carol Weymuller Open 2012
United States Brooklyn, United States
Gold 50
$50,000 - Draw
27–30 September 2012 England Laura Massaro
11-8, 11-4, 11-5
Egypt Raneem El Weleily Egypt Nour El Sherbini
England Alison Waters
Malaysia Nicol David
England Jenny Duncalf
Hong Kong Annie Au
New Zealand Joelle King
China Squash Open 2012
China Shanghai, China
Gold 50
$55,000 - Draw
25–28 October 2012 Malaysia Low Wee Wern
6-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-3, 11-9
New Zealand Joelle King England Alison Waters
Australia Kasey Brown
Egypt Raneem El Weleily
Hong Kong Annie Au
Republic of Ireland Aisling Blake
Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy

Silver 35[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Greenwich Open 2012
United States New York City, United States
Silver 35
$35,000
19–22 January 2012 Egypt Raneem El Weleily
11-8 11-8 6-11 11-4
New Zealand Joelle King Mexico Samantha Teran
India Dipika Pallikal
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
Australia Kasey Brown
Netherlands Natalie Grinham
New Zealand Jaclyn Hawkes
World Tour Pyramides 2012
France Le Port-Marly, France
Silver 35
$35,000
28 June- 1 July 2012 England Alison Waters
11-8 12-14 11-5 11-8
Malaysia Low Wee Wern France Camille Serme
Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
Australia Kasey Brown
Netherlands Natalie Grinham
Republic of Ireland Aisling Blake
Matamata Open 2012
New Zealand Matamata, New Zealand
Silver 35
$35,000
23–26 August 2012 England Alison Waters
11-5 8-11 15-13 7-11 13-11
New Zealand Joelle King Malaysia Low Wee Wern
New Zealand Jaclyn Hawkes
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry
Hong Kong Annie Au
Australia Rachael Grinham
Australia Donna Urquhart

Silver 25[edit]

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Tournament of Champions 2012
United States New York, United States
Silver 25
$27,500
23–26 January 2012 Netherlands Natalie Grinham
11-4 11-4 11-3
India Dipika Pallikal New Zealand Jaclyn Hawkes
Egypt Nour El Sherbini
Australia Rachael Grinham
Australia Donna Urquhart
England Sarah Kippax
United States Latasha Khan
Atwater Cup 2012
Canada Montreal, Canada
Silver 25
$25,000
20–23 March 2012 England Alison Waters
7-11 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-3
Australia Kasey Brown Hong Kong Joey Chan
England Sarah Kippax
Denmark Line Hansen
United States Latasha Khan
Republic of Ireland Aisling Blake
Switzerland Gaby Huber
Texas Open 2012
United States Dallas, United States
Silver 25
$25,000
17–22 April 2012 France Camille Serme
11-5 9-11 11-8 11-9
New Zealand Joelle King Hong Kong Annie Au
Mexico Samantha Teran
Australia Donna Urquhart
United States Latasha Khan
Australia Melody Francis
Czech Republic Lucie Fialova
Irish Squash Open 2012
Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Silver 25
$25,000
25–28 April 2012 England Alison Waters
11-4 11-4 12-10
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry England Laura Massaro
New Zealand Jaclyn Hawkes
Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy
England Sarah Kippax
Egypt Nour El Sherbini
Republic of Ireland Aisling Blake
Atlantis Open 2012
Egypt Alexandria, Egypt
Silver 25
$25,000
17–20 September 2012 Egypt Nour El Tayeb
11-6 13-11 11-4
Hong Kong Joey Chan England Lauren Briggs
Egypt Nouran Ahmed Gohar
Republic of Ireland Aisling Blake
England Sarah Kippax
Egypt Heba El Torky
Egypt Habiba Mohd Alymohmed
Macau Open 2012
Macau Macau, China
Silver 25
$25,000
18–21 October 2012 New Zealand Joelle King
11-5 11-1 9-11 6-11 11-6
Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy Republic of Ireland Aisling Blake
India Joshna Chinappa
India Dipika Pallikal
Malaysia Delia Arnold
Japan Misaki Kobayashi
South Africa Siyoli Waters
Monte Carlo Classic 2012
Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
Silver 25
$25,000
29 October - 2 November 2012 Netherlands Natalie Grinham
6-11 12-10 11-2 11-2
Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy
Egypt Heba El Torky
Egypt Nour El Tayeb
Czech Republic Lucie Fialova
Wales Tesni Evans
Scotland Lisa Aitken

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Year end world top 10 players[edit]

Rank 2012
1 Malaysia Nicol David 2415.625
2 Egypt Raneem El Weleily 1670.000
3 England Laura Massaro 1430.250
4 England Alison Waters 1049.789
5 New Zealand Joelle King 1043.412
6 Egypt Nour El Sherbini 943.281
7 Malaysia Low Wee Wern 865.556
8 Hong Kong Annie Au 840.222
9 Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry 736.105
10 India Dipika Pallikal 608.912

Retirements[edit]

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WSA World Rankings top 30 for at least one month) who announced their retirement from professional squash, became inactive, or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2012 season:

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