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Nour El Sherbini and Mohamed ElShorbagy at last year's awards ceremony

Player of the Year Awards - Cast Your Vote

Prior to the season-ending CIB PSA World Tour Finals – taking place in Cairo, Egypt from June 9-14 – we’re asking squash fans to get involved in the annual Player Of The Year voting to help decide who should be crowned the 2018/19 PSA Players Of The Year.

Your votes will count alongside those cast by the PSA Awards Committee – a group consisting of selected influential former players, members of the media, tournament promoters and PSA Board representatives – to determine the winners of the four biggest annual awards; Female Player of the Year, Male Player of the Year, Young Female Player of the Year and Young Male Player of the Year.

Read below to see who the main contenders are, and cast your vote to help crown this year’s winners.

Female Player of the Year
Awarded to the female player who best demonstrated supreme athletic performance and achievement during the 2018/19 PSA World Tour season.

The Main Contenders

Tesni Evans
Season Highlights
Winner: British National Championship
Runner-up: Manchester Open (PSA Silver)
Runner-up: Cleveland Classic (PSA Bronze)
Runner-up: Monet Caro Classic (PSA Challenger)
Ranking: Rose from No.12 to No.9 – first female Welsh player ever inside the Top 10

Nour El Sherbini
Season Highlights
Winner: Tournament of Champions (PSA Platinum)
Winner: PSA World Championship
Runner-up: US Open (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: Black Ball Open (PSA Gold)
Runner-up: DPD Open (PSA Gold)
Ranking: Spent four months of the season as World No.1

Nour El Tayeb
Season Highlights
Winner: Cleveland Classic (PSA Bronze)
Winner: Carol Weymuller Open (PSA Bronze)
Runner-up: PSA World Championship
Ranking: Consistent career-high World No.3

Joelle King
Season Highlights
Winner: Hong Kong Open (PSA Platinum),
Winner: Manchester Open (PSA Silver)
Ranking: Reached career high World No.3

Nouran Gohar
Season Highlights
Winner: Allam British Open (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: El Gouna International (PSA Platinum)
Ranking: Inside Top 10 all season

Amanda Sobhy
Season Highlights
Winner: Texas Open (PSA Bronze)
Ranking: Rose from No.18 to No.8 following return from serious achilles injury

Raneem El Welily
Season Highlights
Winner: China Open (PSA Gold)
Winner: US Open (PSA Platinum)
Winner: Black Ball Open (PSA Gold)
Winner: DPD Open (PSA Gold)
Winner: El Gouna International (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: NetSuite Open (PSA Gold)
Runner-up: Hong Kong Open (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: Tournament of Champions (PSA Platinum)
Ranking: Became World No.1 for the second time in her career

Male Player Of The Year
Awarded to the male player who best demonstrated supreme athletic performance and achievement during the 2018/19 PSA World Tour season.

The Main Contenders

Ali Farag
Season Highlights
Winner: NetSuite Open (PSA Gold)
Winner: Qatar Classic (PSA Platinum)
Winner: Tournament of Champions (PSA Platinum
Winner: PSA World Championship
Winner: DPD Open (PSA Gold)
Winner: El Gouna International (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: St George’s Hill (PSA Gold)
Runner-up: Hong Kong Open (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: Black Ball Open (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: Allam British Open (PSA Platinum)
Ranking: Became World No.1 in March 2019

Mohamed ElShorbagy
Season Highlights
Winner: US Open (PSA Platinum)
Winner: Hong Kong Open (PSA Platinum)
Winner: Grasshopper Cup (PSA Gold)
Winner: Allam British Open (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: NetSuite Open (PSA Gold)
Runner-up: Tournament of Champions (PSA Platinum)
Runner-up: DPD Open (PSA Gold)
Ranking: Spent seven months of season as World No.1

Tarek Momen
Season Highlights
Winner: St George’s Hill (PSA Gold)
Winner: CCI International (PSA Silver)
Runner-up: PSA World Championship
Runner-up: Canary Wharf Classic (PSA Gold)
Runner-up: Grasshopper Cup (PSA Gold)
Ranking: Maintained career-high No.3 since Feb 2019

Saurav Ghosal
Season Highlights
Winner: Kolkata International (PSA Bronze)
Ranking: Became first Indian male player ever to rank inside the World Top Ten

Joel Makin
Season Highlights
Ranking: Rose from No.38 to No.12 during the season

Paul Coll
Season Highlights
Winner: Canary Wharf Classic (PSA Gold)
Runner-up: China Open (PSA Gold)
Ranking: Rose from No.10 to No.5

Fares Dessouky
Season Highlights
Semi-final: El Gouna International (PSA Platinum)
Ranking: Rose from No.606 to No.18 after retuning from serious injury

Young Female Player Of The Year
Awarded to a Junior female player aged 23 or under, who best demonstrated great achievements and potential at a Young age during the 2018/19 PSA World Tour season.

Farida Mohamed (Egypt – 17)
Season Highlights
Won three PSA Challenger Events – reached a total of four finals
Rose from World No.196 to No.58 during the season

Nele Gilis (Belgium – 23)
Season Highlights
Won two PSA Challenger Events
Reached the quarter finals of the Allam British Open
Rose from World No.34 to No.24 during the season

Yathreb Adel (Egypt – 23)
Season Highlights
Won one PSA Challenger Event
Reached the 2nd round or better in all four PSA Platinum events played – including a quarter-final appearance at the US Open
Rose from World No.30 to World No.16 during the season

Olivia Fiechter (USA – 23)
Season Highlights
Won one PSA Challenger event – reaching the final in two further events
Reached the quarter finals or better in 11 of 13 events played
Rose from World No.147 to No.44 during the season

Hania El Hammamy (Egypt – 18)
Won two PSA Challenger events – beating the top seed on both occasions.
Reached a career-high World Ranking of No.15
Defeated World No.3 Nour El Tayeb in round two of the Black Ball Squash Open PSA World Tour Gold event in March.

Sofia Mateos (17 – Spain)
Season Highlights
Rose from No.254 to No.124

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Young Male Player Of The Year
Awarded to a Junior male player aged 23 or under, who best demonstrated great achievements and potential at a Young age during the 2018/19 PSA World Tour season.

Youssef Ibrahim (Egypt – 20)
Season Highlights
Won 6 PSA Challenger Events
Won 4 consecutive events between Sept – Nov, including a 22 match winning streak
Rose from World No.199 to No.56 during the season

Mostafa Asal (Egypt – 18)
Season Highlights
Won one PSA Challenger Event – and lost in one final
Won British Junior Open U19 title
Rose from World No.75 to World No.33 during the season

Diego Elias (Peru – 22)
Season Highlights
Won two PSA World Tour Events
Reached the 3rd round or better at 4 of 5 PSA Platinum events – including a semi-final finish at the Qatar Classic
Rose from World No.13 to No.8 during the season

Farkas Balazs (Hungary – 22)
Season Highlights
Won three PSA Challenger Events in succession – and lost in one final
Recorded a 13 match winning streak
Rose from World No.212 to No.117 during the season

Tayyab Aslam (22 – Pakistan)
Season Highlights
Won one PSA Challenger Event
Rose from No.95 to No.51

Voting closes on Friday May 31.

The PSA Awards winners are determined by a multi-part voting process comprising of a public vote, cast by squash fans, and a vote cast by the PSA Awards Panel, a group made up of former professional players, squash administrators and squash media.

The PSA Awards Panel nominate players in a first / second / third format in each category, with each position counting as a certain number of points towards a players total overall score. The results of the public vote are then added to the votes cast by the Awards Panel to determiner the overall winners.

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