Asal Qualifies For World Tour Finals After Hong Kong Victory

Mostafa Asal with the Everbright Securities International Hong Kong Squash Open title

Elias and Gohar Latest to Qualify for PSA World Tour Finals

Nouran Gohar and Diego Elias have become the latest players to qualify for the CIB PSA World Tour Finals following their U.S. Open titles in Philadelphia last week.

The CIB PSA World Tour Finals includes both a men’s and women’s tournament featuring eight players each and brings together all PSA World Tour Platinum title winners. Any remaining places are allocated to the highest ranked players on the CIB Road to Egypt Standings, with points on offer at all PSA World Tour events during the season.

Elias’ victory at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, in which reigning World Champion Ali Farag – who has already qualified for the PSA World Tour Finals thanks to his Egyptian Open title – was forced to retire hurt after just two minutes, propels him up to second in the PSA World Tour Finals ‘Road to Egypt’ standings.

The Peruvian now has 5,015 points from his four events this season, with the 25-year-old also reaching the quarter-finals of the Qatar Classic and the semi-finals of both the Egyptian Open and the Oracle NetSuite Open.

England’s Mohamed ElShorbagy remains top of the rankings after reaching the U.S. Open semi-finals. The 31-year-old is already guaranteed a spot in Egypt after winning the first Platinum event of the season, the Qatar Classic.