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We are proud to celebrate the

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

at Grand Central Terminal.

Tournament of Champions, Grand Central Terminal

January 9–17, 2020

© 2020 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved.


We are proud to continue as a sponsor of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of

Champions in 2020. J.P. Morgan believes in conducting first-class business

in a first-class way, and in collaboration with ToC, this tournament is truly an

extraordinary partnership.

We are pleased to invest in the squash stars of the future through the

tournament’s support of two outstanding youth programs, StreetSquash and

CitySquash. StreetSquash is a Harlem-based, after-school youth enrichment

program that combines academic tutoring, squash instruction, college

preparation and mentoring. CitySquash, based in the Bronx at Fordham

University, helps students achieve their academic, athletic and personal

goals through squash from elementary school through college graduation.

Students of both programs are invited to the squash tournament and many

of them volunteer to be part of the event. A select number of students from

these programs are nominated for the prestigious opportunity to participate

in a clinic with the pros.

We hope you join us to raise a racquet during this exciting week of

matches in one of the most beautiful arenas in the world. We are glad to

carry on this great New York tradition as this event celebrates its 23rd year

in Grand Central Terminal TM !


The kind of squash

New York eats up.

We’re honored to support the

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.


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Dear Friends:

On behalf of the City of New York, I am pleased to welcome everyone to the 23rd annual J.P. Morgan Tournament of

Champions at the stunning Grand Central Terminal.

New York City is an iconic destination for sporting events, and we are grateful for the unity that sports brings to

our community. It is our privilege to welcome this Tournament back to NYC each year, comprising of world-class

athletes and enthusiastic spectators.

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competitors, whose energy and vibrancy inspire New Yorkers and visitors alike.

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THE HONOR ROLL

The Tournament of Champions can trace its distinguished international squash

lineage back to 1930 and is the oldest professional squash tournament in the world.

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John G. Nimick

Tournament Chairman

President, Squash Engine Inc.

During the fall, I regularly asked my team, “What’s new about this year’s ToC?

What will the audience remember? What will they think is special

about 2020?”

Once again, we’ll have all the world’s best players here, including three-time

champion Nour El Sherbini, who will take her shot at tying the incomparable

Jonathon Power with four ToC titles in the event’s modern era. Mohamed

Elshorbagy, one of the true gentlemen of squash, will be going for title No. 3,

potentially leveling him with superstars Peter Nicol and Ramy Ashour. We

are thrilled to welcome Greg Gaultier back to center court after his forced

absence due to injury and surgery, and we will wave the stars and stripes when

Amanda Sobhy mounts her effort to become the first American to win the title

since 1992. The RAM Challenge, and the privilege of having both Ramy Ashour

and Nick Matthew back at ToC, will be a major highlight of the week.

But what’s new? We’ve pretty much settled on the right set up for the arena.

We can’t jam in any more seats or many more lights, speakers or screens.

We’re up to 28 sessions of play and we expect to welcome a record of more

than 13,000 ticketed spectators; tens of thousands more will watch for free by

the front wall. We also have some of the finest and longest-serving sponsors

— J.P. Morgan, Lexington Partners, NBCUniversal and Dunlop, to name four —

that any annual sporting event could hope to have.

I got my answer a few weeks ago when I heard a disk jockey on the radio ask

Bruce Springsteen the same question. “How do you still bring energy and

meaning to performing a hit from ’75?” he was asked “You must have played

Born to Run 5,000 times.”

The grizzled rocker with the black leather jacket and a white Fender Telecaster

slung over his back responded, “You got a dog?”

“No.”

“Well, I got a dog. I take that dog for a walk around the block twice a day when

I’m home, and I got a big block. It don’t matter if it’s rainin’ or hotter than

Hades. It don’t matter if we go at sunrise or in the dead of night. Me and my

dog love to go around the block.”

Sometimes it’s not what’s new. Sometimes the joy is in the work itself, in

hearing the audience cheer, stomp and whistle, while you play that song the

best you can. That’s what we’ll be doing this year, we’ll run the 2020

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions the best we can.

John G. Nimick

Tournament Chairman

President, Squash Engine Inc.


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RAM Scoring Graduates to Grand Central

Written by Rob Dinerman

The inaugural Ramy Ashour Invitational, held on the afternoon and

early evening of May 19, 2019 at the City View Racquet Club in Long

Island City and headlined by the unveiling and competitive debut of

the revolutionary RAM scoring system, was an unqualified success.

The brainchild of Ashour himself, who recently retired from the PSA

pro squash circuit after a glittering career highlighted by one British

Open, three Tournament of Champions crowns and three World

Open championships, and co-founder (and 2017 Intercollegiate

Individuals winner) Osama Khalifa, the RAM system features the

introduction of a three-minute time clock for each game, with the

clock only running while the points are being played, then stopping

until the serve begins the next point. When an exchange ends in

a let call, the time that that exchange expended is put back on the

clock. Further, any point that lasts longer than sixty seconds will be

stopped, the time put back on the clock and the point replayed. The

time clock is placed right at the front-wall tin (or on surrounding

video screens), enabling both players as well as the spectators to see

how much time is left before the time expires.

An important added element in the scoring is that if one player is

ahead when time has run out, in order to clinch the game he/she still

has to win one more point before the trailing player is able to tie the

score. Therefore, no matter how big a deficit the trailing player faces

when the three minutes runs out, he/she still has a chance to win the

game by scoring enough consecutive points to tie the score, thereby

creating a sudden-death situation in which whoever wins the next

point wins the game. Matches played under the aegis of the

RAM system, as is the case with all current official tournament play,

are best three out of five games.

Presented to an intrigued and full gallery at City View Racquet

Club, the inaugural Ramy Ashour Invitational consisted of a wildly

entertaining exhibition between Ramy Ashour and his elder brother

and former World No. 11 Hisham Ashour, followed by a 4-player

mini-tournament. The field consisted of a pair of PSA veterans,

namely former PSA No. 9 Laurens Jan Anjema and six-time Swedish

national champion Rasmus Hult, and a pair of top-tier collegians in

Ashley Davies (University of Rochester) and Spencer Lovejoy (Yale).

Anjema defeated Hult for the championship.

One noteworthy consideration of the entire experience is the fact

that Ashour, Khalifa and Co., with this first highly praiseworthy

RAM scoring system event now under their belt, plan to build on the

momentum they have generated. The match play at the CitySquash

debut was noticeably more dynamic with the scoring system they

are introducing, and it was clear that the players were aware of the

dwindling time remaining as the seconds ticked down at the end of

each game, with some of the best action occurring after time had

expired as players attempted, in at least one case successfully, to

rescue games from the brink.

The next step is this week’s debut of the RAM Champions Challenge

at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions on the glass court in

Grand Central Terminal between Ashour himself and fellow World

Champion Nick Matthew of England. It is exceedingly rare, perhaps

even unprecedented, for a pro event to have been trialed with a new

scoring system, and of course in this case, the impact is that much

greater with a revered figure like Ramy Ashour at the helm. Everyone

will savor the intriguing possibilities that await.


Ram scoring rules :

(1) Each game consists of a timed three-minute regulation period,

followed by one final point for an un-timed overtime period.

(2) Matches are the best of five games (i.e. the first player to win

three games thereby wins the match), with a two-minute break

between games.

(3) There must be a timekeeper and a referee for each match.

(4) During the three-minute regulation period:

(4.1) The clock only runs while a point is being played, And the clock

stops when the point ends and doesn’t restart until the server

serves to begin the next point.

(4.2) When a point ends in a let, the “Time Revert rule” applies,

whereby the time expended during the rally is put back

on the clock.

(4.3) No official point can last more than one minute. If a point lasts

more than one minute, the Time Revert rule is implemented,

with clock resetting to when the point first started and the

point being replayed.

(4.4) In the event of a player asking for a let ball on the 3:00 mins

mark, the score stays the same and one final point shall

be played.

(5) When the three minutes expire and the overtime begins:

(5.1) The player who is ahead in score still needs to win one more

final point to win the game.

(5.2) in the event of a tie in the score, a sudden death point

will be played.

(5.3) for example, if Player A is ahead 8-5 after the three minutes

have expired, Player A still has to win a ninth point to win the

game. If Player B wins the next three points to tie the score

at 8-all, a “Sudden Death” rule is in effect, whereby whichever

player wins the 8-all point thereby wins the game 9-8.

All other PSA (Professional Squash Association) and WSF (World

Squash Federation) rules apply.


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THREE STEPS TO TAKE

TO PREVENT INJURY IN SQUASH

Squash is an exhilarating and demanding

sport. Though fun to play, the sport’s

intensity can be taxing on the body. As

Physical Therapists, we hope to enable you

to perform at your highest potential, and

help keep you injury-free. One of the most

important ways to prevent injury is to make

sure you are taking care of your body and

allowing yourself to adapt to the amount of

playing you are doing.

Here are three tips to help keep your body injury-free and

get the most out of your squash playing:

1. Warm Up Dynamically Before You Hit the Court!

Most of us don’t like to warm up before we play. However, research has

shown that a dynamic warm-up is most effective in improving quadriceps

strength, hamstring flexibility, and even vertical jumping ability. What is a

dynamic warm-up? It is a series of sport-specific movements that prepare

the muscles for performance. Some examples of exercises you can do

include Frankensteins, lunges with a twist, heel walking, and toe walking.

2. Stretch After You Play!Stretching is important.

It increases muscle flexibility and range of motion, signals your body to

relax, and just feels great! When you don’t stretch, your muscles can

tighten up, stress your joints and change the way you move. Now, you

shouldn’t stretch right before you play, but you should stretch daily!

Most of us know some easy hamstring and quadriceps stretches to do,

but incorporating a few other stretches can also be helpful in keeping

you loose. Try out a hip flexor stretch, pigeon stretch, and a Figure Four

piriformis stretch after your next session on the court.

3. Cross Train!

It is always important to vary the type of exercise you do. Any single type

of exercise will overuse some muscles, and underuse others. To ensure that

those differences don’t lead to injury, it’s a good idea to supplement your

main type of exercise. That could mean anything from playing basketball, to

practicing Pilates or yoga, to weightlifting. Performing single leg exercises

can help to increase the strength and stability of your legs to help prevent

injury. Try out a Bulgarian split squat, single leg Romanian deadlift, reverse

lunge to single leg hop, or skater jumps the next time you train to help

supplement your squash playing.

Try implementing these pointers in your squash playing routine for optimal

performance and injury prevention!

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TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2014

Cairo, Egypt

17

04/22/92

ALI

FARAG

A 2014 graduate of Harvard University with a degree in mechanical

engineering, Egyptian Ali Farag has quickly transitioned from emerging

talent to, arguably, the best player on the PSA World Tour. The tall, angular

star finalized his assault on the top ranking by winning the 2019 J.P. Morgan

Tournament of Champions in January and seeing his ranking point total vault

him to No. 1 in the world.

Farag continued his claim to No. 1 throughout the rest of the 2019-20 PSA

season. He earned his first World Championship title in Chicago in March

and then rolled to victories the DPD Open in the Netherlands, the top tier El

Gouna International in Egypt, and the U.S. Open in Philadelphia. His rivalry with

former No. 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy framed most of the drama in the past year.

A nimble and graceful player, Farag moves with the type of ease last seen in the

great Jansher Khan, while he possesses a quiet aggressive streak that fuels a

deep inner fire to be the best in the sport. His 2016 marriage to Women’s star

Nour El Tayeb seems only to have enhanced both of their careers.

As a sign of his respect among his peers, the 28-year-old Farag was elected by

his peers in 2018 as the Men’s Player President of the PSA.

NO.1

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2006

MOHAMED

ELSHORBAGY

NO.2

Bristol, England

35

01/12/91

Known as “The Beast,” ElShorbagy’s hard hitting and remarkable

physicality make him a tour de force when in full flow and a

player who has the ability to destroy even the very best of

opponents. However, The Beast seems to have met his match

in the angular precision of Ali Farag. The two now dominate

the typical top-level finals, with the exception of the dynamic

win by Tarek Momen in last year’s World Championship,

and their battles are enthralling. Farag won the bulk of their

encounters last year, but Elshorbagy took the title at both the

ultra prestigious 2019 British Open and the 2019 China Open in

Shanghai.

First earning the World No. 1 spot in November of 2014, the

29-year-old English-based Egyptian recorded that honor 40

times in the last 62 months.

ElShorbagy’s dominance in 2018 included PSA Platinum-level

wins at the Windy City Open in Chicago, the U.S. Open in

Philadelphia and the Hong Kong Open, making him the top

prize money winner on Tour in the 2018-19 season. Mohamed’s

younger brother Marwan is also a consistent “top 8” level

threat, making the ElShorbagy brothers one of the most

competitive siblings in sport in the world.


TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2002

Cairo, Egypt

24

01/01/89

RANEEM

EL WELILY

NO.1

Raneem El Welily brought an end to Nicol David’s legendary 13-year

dominance of the women’s squash rankings in September 2015,

becoming the first Egyptian woman in history to be ranked World No.1

in any sport.

El Welily enjoyed a thrilling 2018 campaign, winning major titles at El

Gouna International, the China Open in Shanghai and Philadelphia’s

U.S. Open and reaching the finals in Hong Kong and San Francisco.

Her success boosted her back to No. 1, a pinnacle she first achieved in

2015. Her 2019 results were equally glittering. The charismatic star,

who once gave a TED Talk in Cairo, won the Black Ball Open in Cairo

and the DPD Open in the Netherlands, defended her titles at El Gouna

and Shanghai, took the next step to win San Francisco and finished No.

1 at the season-ending World Tour Finals. She was runner up in the

2019 World Championship to rival Nour ElSherbini, who is also her

teammate on the multi-Gold Medal winning Egyptian National Team.

Her personal interest in jigsaw puzzles translates well for squash match

tactics, while her two-year marriage to PSA men’s star Tarek Momen

ensures good company as the pair travel the PSA World

Tour together.

TURNED PRO

2009

NOUR

EL SHERBINI

NO.2

RESIDES

Alexandria,

Egypt

PSA TITLES

12

BORN

11/01/95

Twenty-four-year-old Nour El Sherbini is a squash phenom with four

World Championship titles already in her trophy cabinet.

Most recently, El Sherbini won the 2018/2019 World Championship

in March in Chicago and then doubled down to win the 2019 World

Championship at the iconic glass court at the foot of the Great

Pyramids of Giza in November.

El Sherbini’s major Pro Tour breakthrough came in 2016, with a maiden

World Series Platinum title in January’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of

Champions. She then became the first female Egyptian to win the iconic

British Open crown just two months later. Even greater things awaited

in April, when the Alexandria-born El Sherbini became the youngest

World Champion of all time, becoming the first Egyptian to win the

pinnacle tournament on the Women’s Tour in the process.

In May 2016 she became the second youngest female ever to reach the

World No. 1 spot. She went on to win her second PSA Women’s World

Championship title later that year at the age of just 21, defeating rival

Raneem El Welily in the final on home soil at El Gouna on the Red Sea.

In 2018, “The Warrior Princess” won the British Open again and took

the season ending honors at the ATCO World Tour Finals in Dubai to

end the year at No. 2, a position she defended throughout 2019.


TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2008

Cairo, Egypt

20

07/30/91

KARIM ABDEL

GAWAD

Quiet Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad has undergone a metamorphosis

over the past five years, transforming from a bit part player on the

fringes of the World’s Top 10 to a genuine champion.

The soft spoken right hander plays in a relaxed and languid manner,

which enables him to make the game look effortless — an ability that

has him compared to the legendary four-time World Champion Amr

Shabana.

Nicknamed the “Baby-faced Assassin,” the 27-year-old Cairo

resident reached World No. 1 in May 2017 after winning his first

World Open title in the fall of 2016. This was followed by wins at

the 2016 Qatar Classic in November and the 2017 J.P. Morgan

Tournament of Champions in January. Gawad had a quiet 2017-

18 season, winning only a mid-level event in Houston, but recent

stellar results as Champion of the $53,000 Pakistan Open and the

$165,000 PSA Platinum Black Ball Open in his hometown of Cairo

have propelled him to world No. 5 and make him a serious contender

for his second ToC title.

NO.3

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2005

Cairo, Egypt

7

02/23/88

TAREK

MOMEN

Many successful athletes stare at the backside of victory, some for their

whole career. Tarek Momen reached his 30s compiling such a record, despite

rising into the top 10. In the fall of 2019 he won the World Championship,

the most defining, important and valuable title in the sport.

With a degree in Electronic Engineering, Tarek Momen is one of the

most highly educated players on the Tour, and his dramatic victory in

Qatar cements his stature as a challenger at every turn to both Farag

and Elshorbagy. His past year also saw success as the winner of the CCI

International in Mumbai, as well as many strong runner-up and semifinal

finishes.

Known as “The Viper,” Momen is blessed with explosive movement. At the

same time, his subtle skills and delicate touch make him stand him out as one

of the most lethal players around when going short. Cognoscenti will say his

unique striking of the ball and canny court sense rank him near the top of

unique players on Tour.

NO.4


TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2002

Cairo, Egypt

5

09/30/97

NOURAN

GOHAR

NO.3

Nouran Gohar is another immensely talented youngster fresh off the Egyptian

production line of premier squash players.

Her 2019 results were the strongest of her young career and propelled her

to a best-ever world ranking of No. 2 in November, while her December

ranking of No. 3 sees her positioned in the 2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of

Champions as the third seed. Her 2019 victories at two of the most

important events on Tour, the British Open and U.S. Open, moved her out of

the shadows of fellow Egyptians Raneem El Welily and Nour El Sherbini and

into her own spotlight.

Gohar won the World Junior Championships in 2015 and 2016, doubling

down that later year with significant breakthroughs on the PSA World Tour

including a stunning victory at the Platinum level Hong Kong Open. This

splendid breakout season was rounded off with a debut appearance at the

2016 PSA Dubai World Tour Finals and a World No. 5 ranking.

The demur athlete is assessed as having one of the best backhand strokes on

record, earning her the Tour nickname “The Terminator,” and enjoys reading,

drawing, swimming and shopping when it’s at rest.

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2007

Cairo, Egypt

4

03/08/93

NOUR

EL TAYEB

NO.4

Nour El Tayeb is an integral member of the Egyptian Big Three. Together

with El Welily and El Sherbini, she has made the Egyptian women’s

national team the record-breaking juggernaut that it is.

On the PSA World Tour, she has labored in the shadows of the late stage

success of that duo for several years, but all that changed at the 2017

US Open in Philadelphia, when the newly married daughter of a Cairo

professor joined husband Ali Farag on the podium to accept their amazing

twin gold medals and trophies for winning their respective divisions in one

of the Tour’s most prestigious Majors.

The outgoing and engaging Cairene enjoyed a very strong 2019 campaign

reaching the finals of the 2018/2019 World Championship in Chicago in

March, as well as the Platinum level US Open in October, while winning

the $51,000 Cleveland Open and making semis at five other top tier

events.

El Tayeb was honored with the PSA Young Player of the Year Award for

2010-2011 and is now a mainstay in the final eight of any major World

Tour event.


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2011

PAUL

COLL

NO.5

RESIDES

Hoofddorp,

Netherlands

PSA TITLES

13

BORN

05/09/92

Paul Coll is the Superman of Squash, as defined by his characteristic dives and

his enduring fitness. In addition, he transitioned from a secondary showman to a

stage star this year.

The dynamic Kiwi won the $100,000 Canary Wharf Classic, beating Tarek Momen

in the final, and the $75,000 French Open in Nantes. He reached the semis of

the Platinum level British Open and the Egyptian Open, a string of results he has

never achieved before.

A professional player since 2011, Coll earned a handful of smaller titles in his early

years, including the more prestigious Australian Open in 2015, before cracking

the top 50 for the first time later that year. After a series of stunning dives against

former World No.1 James Willstrop during the 2016 Canary Wharf Classic, Coll

earned the enduring nickname “Superman.” The Kiwi then took three titles on the

bounce in June in his home country to propel him into the top 30 for the first time.

Coll’s breakthrough moment came later in 2016 at December’s $100,000

Channel VAS Championship in Weybridge, UK, where he battled through from

qualification to snare his first PSA Gold title — upsetting such established top

20 players as Max Lee, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Daryl Selby and, finally, Tarek

Momen — to claim his place in the January rankings. In doing so he become the

first New Zealander since 1986 World Champion Ross Norman to snare a place

inside the world’s top 20.

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2004

SIMON

RÖSNER

NO.6

Paderborn,

Germany

9

11/05/87

Simon Rösner, the most successful German player ever, made history in

January 2018 by becoming the first German ever to win a World Tour

Platinum event when he triumphed at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of

Champions in New York. The victory was the biggest of the friendly giant’s

career and has augured in a new level of PSA World Tour success. While he

enjoyed a series of solid Quarterfinal results through the first half of 2018,

Rösner notched two successive Runner Up finishes in the Fall at the U.S.

Open (nearly toppling El Shorbagy in the final) and Qatar Classic (a 3-0 loss

to a streaking Farag). His 2019 results are equally consistent, highlighted

by two semifinal appearances in World Championships and victories to the

quarters of other Platinum and Gold event.

The friendly “Tree-Chopper” utilizes ferocious and consistent hitting power

to dominate the center of the court. He has added a newfound subtlety to

his play that has allowed him to become Europe’s number one player and

reach a PSA World Tour career high of No. 3 during his career.

Newly married and now a father, the gregarious Wurzburg-born squash star

is a wonderful addition to any tournament, both on court and off.


TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2005

Creteil, France

10

04/04/89

CAMILLE

SERME

NO.5

The only Frenchwoman ever to win the British Open (2015), U.S. Open (2016)

and Tournament of Champions (2017), Camille Serme’s progression over the

past few years has seen her transform into one the most dangerous players on

the circuit.

With a go-to backhand drop that rarely falters and a potent blend of pace,

fitness and finesse, Serme has all the ingredients required to be a champion

along with one of the most engaging and charming personalities in the sport.

Serme enjoyed a solid and successful 2019 reaching the semis of the

2018/2019 World Championship, DPD Open, El Gouna International, Oracle

NetSuite Open and US Open, while reaching one step further as the finalist at

both the British Open and World Tour Finals…and then emerging as Champion

on home soil at the 2019 French Open in Nantes!

The Creteil-based player won a Gold Medal at the 2017 World Games in

Wroclaw, Poland, and will be hoping to rekindle her title-challenging form on

the PSA World Tour this week at the ToC, still one of the biggest wins so far of

her career.

Camille broke into the top ten in 2010 and was named PSA’s 2016/2017

Women’s Player of the Year. The charming French National Team leader is

interested off court in cinema and photography.

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2004

JOELLE

KING

England & Cambridge,

New Zealand

13

09/30/88

Joelle King was making a slow, steady and talent-expected comeback from a

serious Achilles injury in 2014, reaching later rounds and moving back in to the

top eight in the world rankings, until she unleashed her full potential at the 2018

Hong Kong Open, one of the world’s premier events, and won it.

She didn’t just win it, she crushed it. The tall, affable Kiwi beat world stars

Raneem El Welily, Sarah Jane Perry and Nour El Tayeb 3-0 in the last

three rounds.

One of the most relaxed characters on the Women’s Tour, King’s lengthy journey

back to full fitness appeared complete two seasons ago when she won two Gold

medals at the Commonwealth Games and reached a major tournament final at

the 2018 Windy City Open. Ranked No. 4 back in 2014, the Hong Kong result

propelled her back into the top group, a perch she justified in 2019 by reaching

the semifinals respectively of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and

Black Ball Open in Cairo and winning the $75,000 Manchester Open.

The 31-year-old relocated from New Zealand to England to work with coach

Hadrian Stiff and the results have paid off. Joelle enjoys interior design and time

with her family and her dogs.

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2013

DIEGO

ELIAS

NO.7

Lima, Peru

11/19/96

Precocious Peruvian Diego Elias is knocking on the door of the top echelons of

the PSA World Tour rankings. He has not yet made the jump to major Champion,

but that accolade may come this season if the past is prologue.

After joining the PSA World Tour in May 2013, Elias won his first title a year later

at the Regatas Resistencia Open-Tour De Las Americas. In doing so, he became

the first Peruvian to win a PSA World Tour title.Three months later he claimed

the distinction of becoming the first Peruvian to become the World Junior

Champion and without the loss of a single game.

More recently, Elias made it into the semis of the Channel VAS Championships

in 2018, before reaching the same stage at the Platinum-level Qatar Classic.He

finished runner-up to Karim Abdel Gawad in the Pakistan Open, before losing to

Mohamed Abouelghar in the final of the Motor City Open at the start of 2019.

Elias highlighted his 2018-2019 season by defeating top seed Paul Coll in an epic

98-minute final of the $75,000 Canada Cup in Toronto.

The tall, charismatic squash star is a favorite among his peers and enjoys the

social life at all Tour stops, making him a fan and promoter favorite.

7

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2009

Cairo, Egypt

5

10/01/93

MOHAMED

ABOUELGHAR

NO.8

Mohamed Abouelghar joined the PSA World Tour in 2009,

winning his first title at the Royal Jordanian Squash Open in

2010. After a steady rise, the quiet but effective Egyptian

moved up in 2017-2018.Abouelghar made the quarter finals of

the $75,000+ 2018 Motor City Open, Grasshopper Cup and the

Torneo International Sporta. He won a victory at the Gold level

China Open in September, which catapulted him into the top ten

in the world for the first time.

The Egyptian continued to make appearances in the major

quarter finals that fall, reaching the last eight at the U.S. Open,

Hong Kong Open and the Black Ball Open to end 2018.

Abouelghar then won the Motor City Open in January 2019,

before reaching the semi finals of both the Canada Cup and

the Grasshopper Cupover the next two months, as he moved in

the World No.7 spot, his highest ever place in the rankings. He

finished his successful 2018-2019 campaign with a runner-up

finish at the prestigious World Tour Finals in Cairo, where he

lost out in a thrilling final to compatriot Karim Abdel Gawad.


TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2015

AMANDA

SOBHY

Boston, MA

06/29/93

Amanda Sobhy is the highest-ranked American ever on the PSA World Tour,

reaching World No. 6 in 2016. She has won the U.S. National Championships

four times, in 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018, and while a four-year

undergraduate at Harvard University, never lost a match.

In July 2015 in Toronto, Sobhy became the first squash athlete to win three

gold medals in a single Pan American Games, winning Women’s Singles,

Women’s Doubles and the Women’s Team event. She repeated this historic

feat at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, while leading Team USA to a

record-breaking total of five gold medals.

Sobhy is her way back up the PSA rankings after recovering from a full

rupture of her Achilles tendon at the 2017 Colombian Open. Now back to No.

7 after a victory at the Texas Open and other solid 2019 results, she will again

be a late round threat at all the major events on Tour.

The American star‘s off-court hobbies include high profile singing gigs,

music, exploring the outdoors, extreme sports (skydiving, shark cage diving,

flyboarding, and bungee jumping) and food.

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NO.7

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2011

Coventry, England

10

05/15/90

SARAH-JANE

PERRY

NO.8

Sarah-Jane Perry established herself as England’s number two player

over the course of the 2016-17 season, enjoying marquee wins

over the likes of Nicol David, Laura Massaro and Raneem El Welily

amongst others.

At 6 foot, Perry is one of the tallest players on the Women’s Tour but

possesses deceptive guile and touch alongside a full repertoire of

shots which make her a threat in all areas of the court — while her

sense of humor often comes through on court.

In 2017 she captured the biggest title of her career to date at the

Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco. To the surprise of many, but

not herself, she defended the title in 2018 by defeating World No.

1 Raneem El Welily in the final. A multi-time quarterfinalist in top

events in 2019, two greater success included reaching the semis of

the prestigious British Open on home soil and the semis of the French

Open in Nantes across the Channel.

SJ, as she is fondly known, stands up for Liverpool FC and loves

word games, travel, fitness and coloring. Showing the respect she has

from her peer, Perry was elected President of the Women’s division of

the PSA in late 2019, succeeding a five- year tenure by Jenny Duncalf.


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RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2010

MARWAN

ELSHORBAGY

NO.9

Bristol, England

9

07/30/93

Marwan ElShorbagy is one of only four players to win the World

Junior Championships twice after compatriot Ramy Ashour, older

brother Mohamed, and Peru’s Diego Elias. He has since built on

his initial promise on the PSA World Tour.

The Egyptian made his World Championship debut at just 17 in

2011, and six years later was knocking on the doorstep of the

world’s top 10. After wins in 2016 at the Grasshopper Cup in

Switzerland and the Houston Open, Marwan was named the

2016 PSA Men’s Young Player of the Year.

The younger ElShorbagy’s career highlight to date came at the

2018 El Gouna International on the shores of the Red Sea. Not

only did he beat his brother Mohamed, for the second time on

Tour, on his way to the title, but he dispatched both Karim Abdel

Gawad and then #2 seed Ali Farag 3-0 in the final to raise the

prestigious title.

In 2019, Marwan enjoyed early success, reaching the semis of the

Gold-level Canada Cup, China Open and Oracle NetSuite Open,

then re-established himself as a top tier challenger by defeating

brother and No. 2 Mohamed 3-2 in the quarters of the $335,000

World Championship in Qatar.

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2005

Bogota, Colombia

28

12/20/85

MIGUEL ANGEL

RODRIGUEZ

NO.10

The highest ranked South American player of all-time, former World

No .4 and current World No. 9, Miguel Angel Rodriguez wrote his

name into the squash annals in May when he stunned the field to win

the 2018 British Open and become the first South American player

to win the prestigious PSA Platinum title.

A natural-born entertainer, the “Colombian Cannonball” plays with

an all-action style. He has become a fan favorite in all four corners

of the globe with his gravity-defying antics that make him one of the

sport’s most captivating players.

Having finished 2018 in the form of his life, the effervescent

Rodriguez enjoyed several successful 2019 campaigns, including

a runner up finish at the $121,000 Oracle NetSuite Open in San

Francisco and an impressive semifinal berth at the Platinum level

Egyptian Open at the Great Pyramids of Giza.

The Bogota, Colombia native, whose father was the longtime squash

pro at the famous Club Nogal, is a South American sports star and is

responsible for a surge of junior and adult play in his homeland. A Pan

Am Games Gold Medalist in 2015 and a Silver Medalist in 2019, the

charismatic star provides a jolt of adrenalin to any tournament.



TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2010

Rhyl, Wales

6

10/15/92

TESNI

EVANS

NO.9

Tesni Evans is a five-time Welsh National Champion and the leading

Welshwoman on the PSA World Tour. The gregarious and energetic Taff became

the first Welsh player to land the prestigious British National Championship

when she beat Alison Waters in the final in Manchester last season. Evans is the

first Welsh player to lift the title (male or female). Evans defended her British

National title in 2019.

The twenty-seven year old won her first PSA Tour Tour title in May of 2015

powering past four local favorite Egyptians to capture the Sharm El Sheikh

International crown. That victory catapulted the Welsh star into the world’s top

30 and on to a pathway that sees her as World No. 9 today.

Her best result to date on the World Tour came in October 2018 when she

reached the semifinals of the $150,000 Platinum-level US Open in Philadelphia.

This past year her highlights included reaching the finals respectively of the

$51,000 Cleveland Open and $76,000 Manchester Open.

Evans competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and claimed her maiden

Commonwealth Games medal after stunning defending Commonwealth Games

champion Nicol David of Malaysia in the bronze medal match of the women’s

singles event. This medal was also the first Commonwealth Games medal

earned by Wales in squash in 20 years.

TURNED PRO

RESIDES

PSA TITLES

BORN

2015

Cairo, Egypt

4

09/01/00

HANIA

EL HAMMAMY

Relative Tour newcomer Hania El Hammamy is definitely on

her way up. She became the first player born this century to

win a PSA Tour title, which came at the 42nd Geneva Open in

March 2015 with a shock win over Fiona Moverley in the final,

but has really made her mark this year.

After a series of 2nd round and quarterfinal successes, the

19-year-old reached the semis respectively of the 2019 China

Open and 2019 French Open at Nantes before surprising the

field to reach the semifinals of the 2019 World Open on home

soil in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza. That stellar result in

the world’s most important championship propelled her from

No. 15 to No. 10 in the world.

Hania’s interests include music and traveling.

NO.10



JOEL MAKIN

GREGORY GAULTIER

TURNED PRO

TURNED PRO

2013

1999

RESIDES

Birmingham,

England

RESIDES

Prague,

Czech Republic

SAURAV GHOSAL

TURNED PRO

2003

BORN

10/27/94

NO.11

ZAHED SALEM

TURNED PRO

2009

BORN

12/23/82

NO.12

RESIDES

Kolkata,

India

RESIDES

Alexandria,

Egypt

BORN

08/10/86

NO.13

BORN

06/24/92

NO.14


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TURNED PRO

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NO.11

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TURNED PRO

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NO.12

RESIDES

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NO.13

BORN

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NO.14



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THE TIN

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BACK WALL

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SERVICE LINES

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the Video Referee who reviews video footage of the relevant play upon appeal

by a player of the Center Referee’s call.

• The matches are best of five games (i.e., first player to win three games).

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point lead to win the game.

• A player serves until he or she loses a point. The receiver then becomes

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the walls) and MUST NOT hit the tin. The ball can bounce ONLY ONCE on

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SANCTIONING Professional Squash Association

TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN/DIRECTOR John G. Nimick

OPERATIONS & HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR Melissa Winstanley

BOX OFFICE MANAGER Todd Traynor

PRODUCTION & DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER Brad Burke

TOURNAMENT REFEREE Michael Riley

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Will Carlin

PLAYER SERVICES MANAGERS Jennifer Lesnick & Michelle Eyles

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Chris McClintick

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SOCIAL MEDIA, MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS and MAINSTREAM MEDIA Beth

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TOURNAMENT PHYSICIAN William N. Levine, MD & David Trofa, MD

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SQUASH ENGINE GLASS COURT McWIL Squash, David Carr & Rod Eldridge

ASSOCIATE HOSTS Jenny Duncalf, Peter Van Nus

JONES LANG LASALLE Dorit Feith Phinizy, Katie Pidgeon

PHOTOGRAPHY Steve Line/PSA

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY Andreas Hofweber

PSA COO & ToC SUPERVISOR Lee Beachill

PSA Alex Gough, Tommy Berden, Hannah Ridgard-Mason, Andy Malley, Sean

Reuthe, Nathan Clarke

Special Thanks to Elizabeth Young, Kimberly Hirsch, Claire Speers, Joe Loose, Sarah Farmer, Megan Farmer, Jessica Vivion of J.P. Morgan



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