Wales’ Joel Makin and New Zealand’s Joelle King have both risen up the men’s and women’s CIB Road to Egypt standings, respectively, following their Manchester Open victories at the National Squash Centre.
The CIB PSA World Tour Finals are scheduled 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.
Makin was on top form in Manchester last week as he defeated top seed and World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy to claim the biggest PSA title of his career so far at the PSA World Tour Silver event.
That victory sees him climb two places on the Road to Egypt standings to sit at fifth on the table with 8,130 points. ElShorbagy’s runner-up finish at the Manchester Open also means that he rises a place to sit at seventh.
New Zealand’s Paul Coll still leads the way with 17,235 points as the top four remain unchanged with Ali Farag (No.2), Diego Elias (No.3) and Mostafa Asal (No.4) all following him.
Egyptians Tarek Momen (No.6) and Mazen Hesham (No.8) claim the other places in the current top eight with Marwan ElShorbagy sitting just 28 points outside of the qualification spots.
On the women’s leaderboard, New Zealand’s King has risen a place to sit at No.4 in the standings after she defeated England’s Sarah-Jane Perry in the final of the Manchester Open.
King now has 7,625 points and swaps places with USA’s Amanda Sobhy who now sits in fifth place with an unchanged 7,025 points.
Egyptian trio Nouran Gohar (No.1), Nour El Sherbini (No.2) and Hania El Hammamy (No.3) all keep their places with Gohar and El Hammamy already automatically qualified for the season ending tournament after winning Platinum titles during the season.
England’s Perry (No.6), Georgina Kennedy (No.7) and Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.8) complete the top eight.
Egypt’s Rowan Elaraby lies in wait of making the qualification cut with just eight points separating her and compatriot Hany. While Belgium’s Nele Gilis has risen a place to. No.10 with 4,260 points following her impressive run to the semi-finals at the Manchester Open.
CIB Road to Egypt standings
The next chance to earn points on the CIB Road to Egypt Standings will come at the Carol Weymuller Open PSA World Tour Bronze event between April 20 – 24 for the women, and the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Gold event when both genders compete in New York between May 1-7.