2013 Allam British Open Champion Ramy Ashour has been ruled out of competing in the 2015 edition of the prestigious tournament, set to get underway on Monday May 11, due to injury.
The 28-year-old Egyptian has been ruled out after injuring his Achilles tendon, the latest setback in an injury-plagued period for the 2014 World Champion who only recently returned to competitive action on the PSA World Tour following a four-month absence due to a knee-meniscus problem.
As a result of Ashour’s withdrawal, fellow Egyptian and four-time World Champion Amr Shabana moves up to occupy the number four seeding and will take on England’s Chris Simpson in the opening round, while Botswanan Alister Walker finds himself elevated into the main draw to take on Marwan Elshorbagy.
There’s also movement for Simon Rösner, the German World No.7, as he will now face a qualifier in the first round.
2015 Allam British Open – Revised First Round Draw:
 Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) v James Willstrop (ENG)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Borja Golan (ESP)
Fares Dessouki (EGY) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Simon Rösner (GER)
 Peter Barker (ENG) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) v Alister Walker (BOT)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Nick Matthew (ENG)
 Amr Shabana (EGY) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Adrian Waller (ENG) v  Tarek Momen (EGY)
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Max Lee (HKG)
Omar Mosaad (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Daryl Selby (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
The 2015 Allam British Open gets underway at the Airco Arena, Hull from Monday May 11 – Sunday May 17 with tickets available to purchase via Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/British-Open-Squash-Championships-tickets/artist/1686792?SREF=TWArtist