World Series Finals – the Draws

December 21, 2012 No Comments »
World Series Finals – the Draws

The draws for the men’s and women’s competitions at the ATCO PSA World Series Squash Finals 2013 have just been released and fans coming to Queen’s Club 2-6 January are certainly in for an action-packed first three days even before both events head into nail-biting weekend of knockout matches.

With the women taking centre stage during day sessions and the men playing to the evening session crowds, there is something for everyone. English hope Laura Massaro has the honour of playing the opening match when she takes on Natalie Grinham of the Netherlands.  Massaro has been drawn in the same group as top seed Nicol David, an indication of their form will be evident today when they face off in the final of the Cayman World Open

The elite field – which is made up of the top eight performers of the 2012 men’s and women’s World Series events – ensures that every match is of the highest quality. The format is based on two pools per draw, with four players in each pool who must play each other before progressing to Saturday’s semi-finals. From the last four onwards the tournament moves into a knockout format, with the champions crowned on Sunday.

Men’s Pools:

A:
Ramy Ashour (EGY)
Nick Matthew (ENG)
Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)
Peter Barker (ENG)

B:
James Willstrop(ENG)
Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
Amr Shabana (EGY)
Karim Darwish (EGY)

Women’s Pools:

A:
Nicol David (MAS)
Laura Massaro (ENG)
Annie Au (HKG)
Natalie Grinham (NED)

B:
Raneem El Weleily (EGY)
Nour El Sherbini (EGY)
Jenny Duncalf (ENG)
Camille Serme (FRA)

Wednesday 02 January

Day Session Evening Session:

Laura Massaro v Natalie Grinham                   Nick Matthew v Peter Barker
Nicol David v Annie Au                                      Ramy Ashour v Mohamed El Shorbagy
Raneem El Weleily v Jenny Duncalf               James Willstrop  v  Amr Shabana
Nour El Sherbini v Camille Serme                  Gregory Gaultier v Karim Darwish

Thursday 03 January

Day Session: Evening Session:

Laura Massaro v Natalie Grinham                  Mohamed El Shorbagy v Peter Barker
Nicol David v Annie Au                                     Ramy Ashour v Nick Matthew
Raneem El Weleily v Jenny Duncalf              James Willstrop v Gregory Gaultier
Nour El Sherbini v Camille Serme                  Amr Shabana  v Karim Darwish

Friday 04 January

Day Session: Evening Session:
Nicol David v Natalie Grinham                       Ramy Ashour v  Peter Barker
Laura Massaro v Annie Au                              Nick Matthew v Mohamed El Shorbagy
Raneem El Weleily v Camille Serme            James Willstrop v Karim Darwish
Nour El Sherbini v Jenny Duncalf                 Gregory Gaultier v Amr Shabana

Saturday 05 January
Day Session: E vening Session:
Women’s semi-finals                                        Men’s semi-finals

Sunday 06 January
Women’s Final, Men’s Final

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