World Squash Championships

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The World Squash Championships are squash events for men and women organised by the Professional Squash Association.The men's event was first held in 1976, and the women's was inaugurated in 1979.

Men's World Championship
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PSA World Tour
CategoryWorld Championship
Most recent champion(s)Egypt Tarek Momen
Current2019–20 PSA Men's World Squash Championship
Women's World Championship
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PSA World Tour
CategoryWorld Championship
Most recent champion(s)Egypt Nour El Sherbini
Current2019–20 PSA Women's World Squash Championship

OverviewEdit

The British Open had for many years been generally considered to be the sport's effective world championship, and this continued to be the case until the World Open (now called World Championship) was established.[1] [2]

The women's World Championship was held once every two years until the early 1990s, when it became an annual event. The men's event has been held every year since 1979, except for a two-year gap in 2000 and 2001 when it was not held due primarily to difficulties in securing sponsorship. In recent years, the men's World Championship has been part of the PSA World Series.[3]

ResultsEdit

Men's finalsEdit

Source:[4]

Year Location[5] Champion Runner-up Score Semifinalists
1976   London   Geoff Hunt   Mohibullah Khan 7–9, 9–4, 8–10, 9–2, 9–2   Qamar Zaman
  Gogi Alauddin
1977   Adelaide   Geoff Hunt   Qamar Zaman 9–5, 10–9, 0–9, 9–4   Mohibullah Khan
  Gogi Alauddin
1978 No competition
1979   Toronto   Geoff Hunt   Qamar Zaman 9–2, 9–3, 9–2   Mohibullah Khan
  Maqsood Ahmed
1980   Adelaide   Geoff Hunt   Qamar Zaman 9–0, 9–3, 9–3   Mohibullah Khan
  Hiddy Jahan
1981   Toronto   Jahangir Khan   Geoff Hunt 7–9, 9–1, 9–2, 9–2   Qamar Zaman
  Hiddy Jahan
1982   Birmingham   Jahangir Khan   Dean Williams 9–2, 6–9, 9–1, 9–1   Hiddy Jahan
  Glen Brumby
1983   Munich[6]   Jahangir Khan   Chris Dittmar 9–3, 9–6, 9–0   Stuart Davenport
  Gamal Awad
1984   Karachi   Jahangir Khan   Qamar Zaman 9–0, 9–3, 9–4   Maqsood Ahmed
  Ross Norman
1985   Cairo   Jahangir Khan   Ross Norman 9–4, 4–9, 9–5, 9–1   Glen Brumby
  Gawain Briars
1986   Toulouse   Ross Norman   Jahangir Khan 9–5, 9–7, 7–9, 9–1   Chris Dittmar
  Chris Robertson
1987   Birmingham   Jansher Khan   Chris Dittmar 9–5, 9–4, 4–9, 9–6   Rodney Martin
  Jahangir Khan
1988   Amsterdam   Jahangir Khan   Jansher Khan 9–6, 9–2, 9–2   Chris Dittmar
  Ross Norman
1989   Kuala Lumpur   Jansher Khan   Chris Dittmar 7–15, 6–15, 15–4, 15–11, 15–10   Chris Robertson
  Jahangir Khan
1990   Toulouse   Jansher Khan   Chris Dittmar 15–8, 17–15, 13–15, 15–5   Chris Robertson
  Tristan Nancarrow
1991   Adelaide   Rodney Martin   Jahangir Khan 14–17, 15–9, 15–4, 15–13   Chris Dittmar
  Chris Robertson
1992   Johannesburg   Jansher Khan   Chris Dittmar 15–11, 15–9, 10–15, 15–6   Rodney Martin
  Austin Adarraga
1993   Karachi   Jansher Khan   Jahangir Khan 14–15, 15–9, 15–5, 15–5   Peter Marshall
  Chris Walker
1994   Barcelona   Jansher Khan   Peter Marshall 10–15, 15–11, 15–8, 15–4   Peter Nicol
  Rodney Eyles
1995   Nicosia   Jansher Khan   Del Harris 15–10, 17–14, 16–17, 15–8   Anthony Hill
  Craig Rowland
1996   Karachi   Jansher Khan   Rodney Eyles 15–13, 17–15, 11–15, 15–3   Peter Nicol
  Chris Walker
1997   Petaling Jaya   Rodney Eyles   Peter Nicol 15–11, 15–12, 15–12   Alex Gough
  Peter Marshall
1998   Doha   Jonathon Power   Peter Nicol 15–17, 15–7, 15–9, 15–10   Anthony Hill
  Stefan Casteleyn
1999   Cairo   Peter Nicol   Ahmed Barada 15–9, 15–13, 15–11   Jonathon Power
  Martin Heath
2000 No competition
2001
2002   Antwerp   David Palmer   John White 13–15, 12–15, 15–6, 15–14, 15–11   Peter Nicol
  Jonathon Power
2003   Lahore   Amr Shabana   Thierry Lincou 15–14, 9–15, 15–11, 15–7   Joseph Kneipp
  Karim Darwish
2004   Doha   Thierry Lincou   Lee Beachill 5–11, 11–2, 2–11, 12–10, 11–8   David Palmer
  Graham Ryding
2005   Hong Kong   Amr Shabana   David Palmer 11–6, 11–7, 11–8   Peter Nicol
  James Willstrop
2006   Cairo   David Palmer   Grégory Gaultier 9–11, 9–11, 11–9, 16–14, 11–2   Amr Shabana
  Thierry Lincou
2007   Hamilton   Amr Shabana   Grégory Gaultier 11–7, 11–4, 11–6   David Palmer
  Nick Matthew
2008   Manchester   Ramy Ashour   Karim Darwish 5–11, 11–8, 11–4, 11–5   David Palmer
  Amr Shabana
2009   Kuwait   Amr Shabana   Ramy Ashour 11–8, 11–5, 11–5   Grégory Gaultier
  James Willstrop
2010   Al-Khobar   Nick Matthew   James Willstrop 8–11, 11–6, 11–2, 11–3   Amr Shabana
  Peter Barker
2011   Rotterdam   Nick Matthew   Grégory Gaultier 6–11, 11–9, 11–6, 11–5   Karim Darwish
  James Willstrop
2012   Doha   Ramy Ashour   Mohamed El Shorbagy 2–11, 11–6, 11–5, 9–11, 11–8   James Willstrop
  Nick Matthew
2013   Manchester   Nick Matthew   Grégory Gaultier 11–9, 11–9, 11–13, 7–11, 11–2   Ramy Ashour
  Mohamed El Shorbagy
2014   Doha   Ramy Ashour   Mohamed El Shorbagy 13–11, 7–11, 5–11, 11–5, 14–12   Grégory Gaultier
  Nick Matthew
2015   Bellevue[7]   Grégory Gaultier   Omar Mosaad 11–6, 11–7, 12–10   James Willstrop
  Tarek Momen
2016   Cairo   Karim Abdel Gawad   Ramy Ashour 5–11, 11–6, 11–7, 2–1 (retired)   Mohamed El Shorbagy
  Grégory Gaultier
2017   Manchester   Mohamed El Shorbagy   Marwan El Shorbagy 11–5, 9–11, 11–7, 9–11, 11–6   Grégory Gaultier
  Ali Farag
2018–19   Chicago   Ali Farag   Tarek Momen 11–5, 11–13, 13–11, 11–3   Mohamed El Shorbagy
  Simon Rösner
2019–20   Doha   Tarek Momen   Paul Coll 11–8, 11–3, 11–4   Simon Rösner
  Marwan El Shorbagy

Women's finalsEdit

Source:[8]

Year Location[9] Champion Runner-up Score Semifinalists
1976   Brisbane   Heather McKay   Marion Jackman 9–2, 9–2, 9–0   Margaret Zachariah
  Sue Newman
1977 No competition
1978
1979   Sheffield   Heather McKay   Sue Cogswell 6–9, 9–3, 9–1, 9–4   Angela Smith
  Vicki Hoffman
1980 No competition
1981   Toronto   Rhonda Thorne   Vicki Cardwell 8–10, 9–4, 9–5, 7–9, 9–7   Angela Smith
  Lisa Opie
1982 No competition
1983   Perth   Vicki Cardwell   Rhonda Thorne 9–1, 9–3, 9–4   Susan Devoy
  Carin Clonda
1984 No competition
1985   Dublin   Susan Devoy   Lisa Opie 9–4, 9–5, 10–8   Martine Le Moignan
  Lucy Soutter
1986 No competition
1987   Auckland   Susan Devoy   Lisa Opie 9–3, 10–8, 9–2   Liz Irving
  Vicki Cardwell
1988 No competition
1989   Warmond   Martine Le Moignan   Susan Devoy 4–9, 9–4, 10–8, 10–8   Liz Irving
  Sarah Fitz-Gerald
1990   Sydney   Susan Devoy   Martine Le Moignan 9–4, 9–4, 9–4   Danielle Drady
  Robyn Lambourne
1991 No competition
1992   Vancouver   Susan Devoy   Michelle Martin 9–4, 9–6, 9–4   Martine Le Moignan
  Cassie Jackman
1993   Johannesburg   Michelle Martin   Liz Irving 9–2, 9–2, 9–1   Martine Le Moignan
  Sabine Schoene
1994   Saint Peter Port   Michelle Martin   Cassie Jackman 9–1, 9–0, 9–6   Suzanne Horner
  Fiona Geaves
1995   Hong Kong   Michelle Martin   Sarah Fitz-Gerald 8–10, 9–2, 9–6, 9–3   Cassie Jackman
  Fiona Geaves
1996   Petaling Jaya   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Cassie Jackman 9–0, 9–3, 9–4   Sue Wright
  Liz Irving
1997   Sydney   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin 9–5, 5–9, 6–9, 9–2, 9–3   Sue Wright
  Carol Owens
1998   Stuttgart   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin 10–8, 9–7, 2–9, 3–9, 10–9   Sue Wright
  Suzanne Horner
1999   Seattle   Cassie Campion   Michelle Martin 9–6, 9–7, 9–7   Leilani Joyce
  Natalie Grainger
2000   Edinburgh   Carol Owens   Leilani Joyce 7–9, 3–9, 10–8, 9–6, 9–1   Natalie Grainger
  Sarah Fitzgerald
2001   Melbourne   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Leilani Joyce 9–0, 9–3, 9–2   Carol Owens
  Linda Charman-Smith
2002   Doha   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Natalie Pohrer 10–8, 9–3, 7–9, 9–7   Carol Owens
  Linda Charman
2003   Hong Kong   Carol Owens   Cassie Jackman 3–9, 9–2, 9–7, 9–3   Vanessa Atkinson
  Nicol David
2004   Kuala Lumpur   Vanessa Atkinson   Natalie Grinham 9–1, 9–1, 9–5   Nicol David
  Rachael Grinham
2005   Hong Kong   Nicol David   Rachael Grinham 8–10, 9–2, 9–6, 9–7   Vanessa Atkinson
  Natalie Grinham
2006   Belfast   Nicol David   Natalie Grinham 1–9, 9–7, 3–9, 9–5, 9–2   Rachael Grinham
  Natalie Grainger
2007   Madrid   Rachael Grinham   Natalie Grinham 9–4, 10–8, 9–2   Natalie Grainger
  Tania Bailey
2008   Manchester   Nicol David   Vicky Botwright 5–11, 11–1, 11–6, 11–9   Madeline Perry
  Jenny Duncalf
2009   Amsterdam   Nicol David   Natalie Grinham 3–11, 11–6, 11–3, 11–8   Rachael Grinham
  Alison Waters
2010   Sharm El Sheikh   Nicol David   Omneya Abdel Kawy 11–5, 11–8, 11–6   Alison Waters
  Camille Serme
2011   Rotterdam   Nicol David   Jenny Duncalf 11–2, 11–5, 11–0   Natalie Grinham
  Samantha Terán
2012   Cayman Islands   Nicol David   Laura Massaro 11–6, 11–8, 11–6   Raneem El Weleily
  Jenny Duncalf
2013   Penang   Laura Massaro   Nour El Sherbini 11–7, 6–11, 11–9, 5–11, 11–9   Nicol David
  Raneem El Weleily
2014   Cairo   Nicol David   Raneem El Weleily 5–11, 11–8, 7–11, 14–12, 11–5   Alison Waters
  Omneya Abdel Kawy
2015   Kuala Lumpur   Nour El Sherbini   Laura Massaro 6–11, 4–11, 11–3, 11–5, 11–8   Raneem El Weleily
  Nouran Gohar
2016   El Gouna   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily 11–8, 11–9, 11–9   Camille Serme
  Nouran Gohar
2017   Manchester   Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini 3–11, 12–10, 11–7, 11–5   Camille Serme
  Nour El Tayeb
2018–19   Chicago   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Tayeb 11–6, 11–5, 10–12, 15–13   Raneem El Weleily
  Camille Serme
2019–20   Cairo   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily 11–4, 9–11, 11–5, 11–6   Nouran Gohar
  Hania El Hammamy

Note:

  • Vicki Hoffman was known as Vicki Cardwell from 1982
  • Cassie Jackman was also known as Cassie Campion
  • Carol Owens switched nationality in 2001.
  • Natalie Pohrer was later known as Natalie Grainger.
  • Natalie Grinham represented Netherlands from 2007 onwards.
  • The 2013 edition was postponed until March 2014.
  • The 2015 edition was postponed until April 2016.
  • The 2016 edition was held in April 2017.

Medal tableEdit

As of 2019.

Men'sEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Pakistan1491437
2  Egypt1191333
3  Australia891936
4  England341724
5  France25512
6  Scotland1337
7  New Zealand1236
8  Canada1034
9  Germany0022
10  Belgium0011
  Spain0011
  Wales0011
Totals (12 nations)414182164

Women'sEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia14131744
2  Malaysia80311
3  Egypt56011
4  New Zealand53412
5  England2112336
6  Guernsey1135
  Netherlands1135
8  France0044
9  United States0022
10  Germany0011
  Ireland0011
  Mexico0011
Totals (12 nations)363562133

See alsoEdit

Squash

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Palmer, Michael (1984). Guinness Book of Squash, pages 7-18. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 085112-270-1.
  2. ^ "British Open to return to London as England Squash looks to retain tradition]". telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2018-06-29.
  3. ^ "Tournaments and Schedule". PSA Tour. Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  4. ^ "Men's World Opens" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 1–17. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Men's World Opens - 6. Summary of Venues" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 20–21. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Squash Event Calendar1983". Squash Info. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Gaultier takes the title at last". worldsquashchamps2015.com. 22 November 2015. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Women's World Open Championship" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 1–11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Women's World Open Championship - 6. Summary of Venues" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 13–14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.

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