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New Zealand's Paul Coll features on the 'Male Player of the Year' Shortlist for the first time

PSA Male Player of the Year Award - Vote Now

We're asking squash fans to get involved in the voting for the annual PSA Awards – starting with the 2019/20 PSA Male Player of the Year.

Your votes will be combined with those made by the PSA Awards Committee – a group consisting of selected influential former players, members of the media, tournament promoters and PSA Board representatives.

The shortlists for the other categories will be released every day for the next week

Public voting for all awards will close at 23:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday June 7, before the awards will be announced via a PSA Awards show on the PSA World Tour Facebook page on Monday June 15 at 19:00 (GMT+1).

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

Male Player of the Year
Awarded to the player who best demonstrated supreme athletic performance and achievement during the season.

The Shortlist

Paul Coll
Season Highlights
Winner: Open De France
Runner-up: PSA Men’s World Championship
Runner-up: Canada Cup
Runner-up: Windy City Open

Notable Achievements:

  • Became first New Zealander since Ross Norman in 1986 to reach World Championship final
  • Secured first career win over Mohamed ElShorbagy en route to Windy City Open final
  • Reached joint career-high World No.5 ranking
  • Won 25/32 matches during the season

Mohamed ElShorbagy
Season Highlights
Winner: China Open
Winner: Oracle NetSuite Open
Winner: Tournament of Champions
Winner: Canary Wharf Classi
Runner-up: U.S. Open
Runner-up: Channel VAS Championships

Notable Achievements:

  • Reclaimed World No.1 ranking for fourth time in career
  • Won 29/33 matches during the season
  • Established season-best 12 match winning streak
  • Moved past 550 PSA Tour Match career wins
  • Reached the final in 6 of 8 events played

Ali Farag
Season Highlights
Winner: U.S. Open
Winner: Windy City Open
Runner-up: China Open
Runner-up: Egyptian Open
Runner-up: Canary Wharf Classic
Ranking: Spent September-January at World No.1.

Notable Achievements:

  • Held World No.1 ranking for six months during season
  • Won 23/27 matches during the season
  • Made the semi-finals of better in all 7 events played – including six finals

Karim Abdel Gawad
Season Highlights
Winner: Egyptian Open
Winner: Channel VAS Championships

Notable Achievements:

  • Won 19/24 matches during the season

Tarek Momen
Season Highlights
Winner: PSA Men’s World Championship
Winner: Canada Cup
Runner-up: Oracle NetSuite Open
Runner-up: Tournament of Champions

Notable Achievements:

  • Won 25/31 matches during the season
  • Made the semi-finals of better in 6 of 7 events played
  • Momen and wife Raneem El Welily became the first married couple in squash history to both lift the World Championship trophy.

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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.

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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