New Zealand’s Paul Coll has strengthened his lead atop the CIB Road to Egypt Standings after he collected his second Canary Wharf Classic trophy courtesy of a 3-1 win over World No.1 Ali Farag at London’s East Wintergarden on Friday night.
The CIB PSA World Tour Finals are planned to take place in Cairo in June, 2022 and the event includes both a men’s and women’s tournament featuring eight players each, bringing together all Platinum title winners as well as the reigning PSA World Champions. 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.
Coll has impressed this season after also winning the Allam British Open in August, and the 29-year-old has extended his lead at the summit of the men’s standings, with his points total standing at 9,235. Farag, who has already qualified after his CIB Egyptian Open triumph, is second on 8,135 points, while Peru’s Diego Elias – the Qatar Classic champion – stays in third on 6,450 points.
Egypt’s Mostafa Asal has joined Farag and Elias in qualifying for the CIB PSA World Tour Finals following October’s U.S. Open victory. He sits fourth in the standings on 5,905 points. Rounding out the top eight are U.S. Open runner-up Tarek Momen, Egyptian Open runner-up Mohamed ElShorbagy, Welshman Joel Makin and World No.8 Marwan ElShorbagy.
Mazen Hesham is 200 points behind ElShorbagy, while Mohamed Abouelghar is 305 points outside of the top eight.
World No.2 Nouran Gohar stays at the top of the women’s CIB Road to Egypt Standings with 8,615 points following wins at the CIB Egyptian Open, U.S. Open and DAC Pro Squash Classic this season. Gohar stays 2,955 points ahead of World Champion Nour El Sherbini. Amanda Sobhy, Hania El Hammamy, Sarah-Jane Perry, Joelle King and Rowan Elaraby complete the top eight.
USA’s Olivia Fiechter and Belgium’s Nele Gilis remain just outside of the top eight, trailing Elaraby by 182.500 and 192.500 points, respectively.
The next PSA World Tour event will be the Malaysian Open Squash Championships, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur between Tuesday November 23 – Saturday November 27.