PSA World Series

The PSA World Series (formerly known as the PSA Super Series) were a series of men's and women'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.

PSA World Series
Details
Event namePSA World Series
Dates1992–2018
Squash

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.

From January 2015, it also includes World Series tournaments for women's after merger between PSA and WSA in November 2014.

After 2017–18 PSA World Series is replaced by new PSA World Tour and PSA World Tour finals.

TournamentsEdit

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

Tournament Country Location (the last) Notable venue Began Gender
World Championship / / / 1976 M/F
British Open   Great Britain Hull Airco Arena 1930 M/F
Tournament of Champions   United States New York City Grand Central Terminal 1930 M/F
US Open   United States Philadelphia Daskalakis Athletic Center 1954 M/F
Hong Kong Open   Hong Kong Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui 1985 M/F
Qatar Classic   Qatar Doha Aspire Academy Squash Complex 1992 M
Windy City Open   United States Chicago University Club of Chicago 2001 M/F
El Gouna International   Egypt El Gouna Abu Tig Marina 2010 M/F
Saudi PSA Masters   Saudi Arabia Riyadh PNU Sports Complex 2017 F
North American Open   United States Richmond, Virginia Westwood Club 1966 M
Australian Open   Australia Canberra National Convention Centre 1980 M/F
Brazil Open   Brazil Rio / 1993 M
JSM Super Squash   Japan Yokohama / 1994 M
Mahindra International   India Bombay / 1994 M
Al-Ahram International   Egypt Cairo Giza Plateau (in front of the pyramids) 1996 M/F
Pakistan International   Pakistan Islamabad / 1999 M
PSA Masters   /   /   /   New Delhi / 2000 M
Kuwait PSA Cup   Kuwait Kuwait City / 2004 M
Saudi International   Saudi Arabia Al Khobar / 2005 M
Sky Open   Egypt Cairo / 2008 M
British Grand Prix   England Manchester National Squash Centre 2010 M

PSA World Series Ranking PointsEdit

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


At 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 -

World Series FinalsEdit

Men'sEdit

Year Location Champion Runner-up Score in final
2018   Dubai   Mohamed El Shorbagy   Ali Farag 9–11, 11–3, 11–9, 11–8
2017   Mohamed El Shorbagy   James Willstrop 12–10, 11–9, 11–8
2016   Grégory Gaultier   Cameron Pilley 11–4, 11–5, 8–11, 11–6
2015 World Series Finals were not held
2014
2013   Richmond   Ramy Ashour   Mohamed El Shorbagy 15–17, 11–7, 11–4, 11–5
2012   London   Amr Shabana   Nick Matthew 4–11, 11–2, 11–4, 11–7
2011   Amr Shabana   Grégory Gaultier 6–11, 12–10, 11–7, 7–11, 11–8
2010[1]   Nick Matthew /   Amr Shabana Did not played[2]
2009   Grégory Gaultier   Thierry Lincou 11–6, 8–11, 11–5, 11–5
2008   Grégory Gaultier   Amr Shabana 11–9, 11–8, 11–8
2007   Manchester   Ramy Ashour   Grégory Gaultier 11–10 (2–0), 11–8, 4–11, 11–4
2006   London   Anthony Ricketts   Lee Beachill 11–7, 6–11, 11–4, 11–10 (2-0)
2005   Jonathon Power   Thierry Lincou 11–7, 11–6, 11–2
2004   Thierry Lincou   Joe Kneipp 10–11 (0–2), 11–9, 11–2, 11–1
2003   Jonathon Power   Peter Nicol 15–11, 10–15, 13–15, 15–4, 15–14
2002   David Palmer   Thierry Lincou 15–9, 10–15, 15–7, 10–15, 15–4
2001   Peter Nicol   David Palmer 15–7, 15–11, 13–15, 17–14
2000   Peter Nicol   Simon Parke 13–15, 15–9, 15–12, 12–15, 15–12
1999   Peter Nicol   Ahmed Barada 15–8, 9–15, 15–9, 15–11
1998   Hatfield   Jansher Khan   Simon Parke 15–12, 13–15, 15–11, 15–10
1997   Jansher Khan   Brett Martin 9–7, 9–5, 9–2
1996   Del Harris   Brett Martin 10–8, 7–9, 9–4, 6–9, 9–2
1995 No competition
1994   Zurich   Jansher Khan   Peter Marshall 8–15, 15–8, 15–7, 15–9
1993   Jansher Khan   Chris Dittmar 15–10, 10–15, 15–13, 15–8

Women'sEdit

Year Location Champion Runner-up Score in final
2018   Dubai   Nour El Sherbini  Raneem El Weleily 3–11, 8–11, 11–7, 11–4, 11–6
2017   Laura Massaro   Nour El Sherbini 11–8, 12–10, 11–5
2016   Laura Massaro   Raneem El Weleily 9–11, 11–6, 5–11, 12–10, 11–5
2015 World Series Finals were not held
2014
2013
2012   London   Nicol David   Laura Massaro 11–3, 11–2, 11–9
2011   Nicol David   Madeline Perry 11–9, 11–9, 11–9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tournament moved from December to January 2011
  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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