New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Egypt’s Nouran Gohar have both strengthen their leads at the top of the respective men’s and women’s CIB Road to Egypt standings following their title wins at the Windy City Open Presented by the Walter Family in Chicago.
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, who defeated Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim in last night’s men’s final, had not yet secured automatic qualification but thanks to his hefty points total was already uncatchable to qualify for the tournament.
The Windy City Open marked his first Platinum title of the 2021-22 season and cemented his place at the top of the table with 14,225 points. He is followed by Egypt’s Ali Farag (No.2), Peru’s Diego Elias (No.3) and Egypt’s Mostafa Asal (No.4) who have also already automatically qualified thanks to their Platinum title wins earlier in the season.
Tarek Momen (No.5), Mohamed ElShorbagy (No.6), Joel Makin (No.7) and Marwan ElShorbagy (No.8) occupy the other spots inside the top eight.
Egypt’s Mazen Hesham and last night’s runner-up Ibrahim both lay in the chasing pack as they look to break into the top eight and reach the season-ending event, which will take place in Cairo, Egypt in June.
Meanwhile on the women’s leaderboard, it is still only Gohar that has secured automatic qualification at the event after winning her third Platinum title of the season.
She sits in top spot with 12,940 points and is followed by World No.1 Nour El Sherbini with 9,385 points and Windy City Open runner-up Hania El Hammamy in third place with 8,200 points.
USA’s Amanda Sobhy stays in fourth place with 5,250 points and is followed by New Zealand’s Joelle King (No.5), England’s Sarah-Jane Perry (No.6) and Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.7).
England’s Georgina Kennedy rises into the top eight following her impressive run to the quarter finals of the Platinum event, while Egypt’s Rowan Elaraby and USA’s Olivia Fiechter are hot on her heels with 3,147 and 3,030 points respectively.
The next chance to earn points on the Road to Egypt standings will come at the Optasia Championships PSA Gold event in London, England for the men and the CIB Black Ball Open PSA Platinum event for the women.