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CIB Road to Egypt Update: Coll Extends Lead After Black Ball Triumph

New Zealand’s Paul Coll has extended his lead atop the CIB Road to Egypt Standings once again, after he made it back-to-back titles, winning the CIB Squash Open Black Ball with another win over World No.1 Ali Farag in the final on Monday evening in Cairo.

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 twice on British soil, with victories at the Allam British Open in August, and at last month’s Canary Wharf Classic. The 29-year-old has extended his lead at the summit of the men’s standings, with his points total standing at 10,985.

Farag, who has already qualified after his CIB Egyptian Open triumph, is second on 9,285 points, while Mostafa Asal moves into third on 6,605, after reaching the semi-finals in Cairo this week. Peru’s Diego Elias – the Qatar Classic champion – drops down to fourth on 6,450 points, but the pair have both already qualified for the CIB PSA World Tour Finals.

Rounding out the top eight are U.S. Open runner-up Tarek Momen, Welshman Joel Makin, Egyptian Open runner-up Mohamed ElShorbagy, and World No.7 Marwan ElShorbagy.

Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez now sits in ninth, just 312 points outside the top eight, with Egypt’s Mazen Hesham, Mohamed Abouelghar and Youssef Soliman in close range. India’s Saurav Ghosal moved up nine places into 14th in the standings after his second round results in Cairo.

World No.2 Nouran Gohar stays at the top of the women’s CIB Road to Egypt Standings with 9,315 points following wins at the CIB Egyptian Open, U.S. Open and DAC Pro Squash Classic this season.

After her victory at the CIB Squash Open Black Ball World Champion Nour El Sherbini has closed the gap to her compatriot, and now sits on 7,410 points, after also winning the Allam British Open earlier this year.

Hania El Hammamy, Amanda Sobhy, Sarah-Jane Perry, Salma Hany, Joelle King and Rowan Elaraby remain in the same positions inside the top eight, with El Hammamy having pulled away from the rest in third spot.

Egypt’s Nadine Shahin and Belgium’s Nele Gilis remain just outside of the top eight, trailing Elaraby by 320 and 362.5 points, respectively. England’s Georgina Kennedy, who took the tournament by surprise to reach the semi-finals despite being unseeded, moves up eight places to sit 14th, 625 points outside the top eight.

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After the New Year, the PSA World Tour goes Stateside for it’s American swing. The Houston Open will kick things on from January 4-9, before the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions takes place in New York from January 13-21.

The 2021-22 CIB PSA World Tour Finals are planned to take place in June, 2022 in Cairo. For more updates on the PSA World Tour, follow the PSA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

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