World Squash Championships

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Men's World Squash Championship
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PSA World Tour
CategoryWorld Championship
Prize money$325,000
Most recent champion(s) Flag of Egypt.svg Ali Farag
Squash current event.svg Current 2018–19 PSA Men's World Squash Championship
Women's World Squash Championship
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PSA World Tour
CategoryWorld Championship
Prize money$279,000
Most recent champion(s) Flag of Egypt.svg Nour El Sherbini
Squash current event.svg Current 2018–19 PSA Women's World Squash Championship
Squash

The World Squash Championships are squash events for men and women organised by the Professional Squash Association.The men's event was first held in 1976, and the women's was inaugurated in 1979.

Squash (sport) racquet sport

Squash is a ball sport played by two (singles) or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.

Professional Squash Association

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is the governing body for the men's and women's professional squash circuit. The body operates in a similar fashion to the ATP and the WTA for tennis. The PSA World Tour involves over 200 tournaments annually all over the globe. Over 800 players from all the 5 continents are registered with the PSA and rankings are updated monthly based on players' performances.

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Overview

The British Open had for many years been generally considered to be the sport's effective world championship, and this continued to be the case until the World Open (now called World Championship) was established. [1] [2]

The British Open Squash Championships is the oldest tournament in the game of squash. It is widely considered to be one of the two most prestigious tournaments in the game, alongside the World Squash Championships in the 1970s, the British Open was generally considered to be the de facto world championship of the sport. The British Open Squash Championships are often referred to as being the "Wimbledon of Squash".

The women's World Championship was held once every two years until the early 1990s, when it became an annual event. The men's event has been held every year since 1979, except for a two-year gap in 2000 and 2001 when it was not held due primarily to difficulties in securing sponsorship. In recent years, the men's World Championship has been part of the PSA World Series. [3]

The PSA World Series were a series of men's and women's squash tournaments which are part of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour for the squash season. The PSA World Series tournaments are some of the most prestigious events on the men's tour. The best-performing players in the World Series events qualify for the annual PSA World Series Finals tournament.

Men's finals

Source: [4]

YearLocation: [5] ChampionRunner-upScore
1976 Flag of England.svg London, England Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoff Hunt Flag of Pakistan.svg Mohibullah Khan 7–9, 9–4, 8–10, 9–2, 9–2
1977 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoff Hunt Flag of Pakistan.svg Qamar Zaman 9–5, 10–9, 0–9, 9–4
1978No competition
1979 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto, Canada Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoff Hunt Flag of Pakistan.svg Qamar Zaman 9–2, 9–3, 9–2
1980 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoff Hunt Flag of Pakistan.svg Qamar Zaman 9–0, 9–3, 9–3
1981 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto, Canada Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoff Hunt 7–9, 9–1, 9–2, 9–2
1982 Flag of England.svg Birmingham, England Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dean Williams 9–2, 6–9, 9–1, 9–1
1983 Flag of Germany.svg Munich, West Germany [6] Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Dittmar 9–3, 9–6, 9–0
1984 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan Flag of Pakistan.svg Qamar Zaman 9–0, 9–3, 9–4
1985 Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan Flag of New Zealand.svg Ross Norman 9–4, 4–9, 9–5, 9–1
1986 Flag of France.svg Toulouse, France Flag of New Zealand.svg Ross Norman Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan 9–5, 9–7, 7–9, 9–1
1987 Flag of England.svg Birmingham, England Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Dittmar 9–5, 9–4, 4–9, 9–6
1988 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amsterdam, Netherlands Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan 9–6, 9–2, 9–2
1989 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Dittmar 7–15, 6–15, 15–4, 15–11, 15–10
1990 Flag of France.svg Toulouse, France Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Dittmar 15–8, 17–15, 13–15, 15–5
1991 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rodney Martin Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan 14–17, 15–9, 15–4, 15–13
1992 Flag of South Africa.svg Johannesburg, South Africa Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Dittmar 15–11, 15–9, 10–15, 15–6
1993 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of Pakistan.svg Jahangir Khan 14–15, 15–9, 15–5, 15–5
1994 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Spain Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of England.svg Peter Marshall 10–15, 15–11, 15–8, 15–4
1995 Flag of Cyprus (1960-2006).svg Nicosia, Cyprus Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of England.svg Del Harris 15–10, 17–14, 16–17, 15–8
1996 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.svg Jansher Khan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rodney Eyles 15–13, 17–15, 11–15, 15–3
1997 Flag of Malaysia.svg Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rodney Eyles Flag of Scotland.svg Peter Nicol 15–11, 15–12, 15–12
1998 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jonathon Power Flag of Scotland.svg Peter Nicol 15–17, 15–7, 15–9, 15–10
1999 Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Flag of Scotland.svg Peter Nicol Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed Barada 15–9, 15–13, 15–11
2000No competition
2001
2002 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Antwerp, Belgium Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Palmer Flag of Scotland.svg John White 13–15, 12–15, 15–6, 15–14, 15–11
2003 Flag of Pakistan.svg Lahore, Pakistan Flag of Egypt.svg Amr Shabana Flag of France.svg Thierry Lincou 15–14, 9–15, 15–11, 15–7
2004 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of France.svg Thierry Lincou Flag of England.svg Lee Beachill 5–11, 11–2, 2–11, 12–10, 11–8
2005 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Flag of Egypt.svg Amr Shabana Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Palmer 11–6, 11–7, 11–8
2006 Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Palmer Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 9–11, 9–11, 11–9, 16–14, 11–2
2007 Flag of Bermuda.svg Hamilton, Bermuda Flag of Egypt.svg Amr Shabana Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11–7, 11–4, 11–6
2008 Flag of England.svg Manchester, England Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish 5–11, 11–8, 11–4, 11–5
2009 Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait Flag of Egypt.svg Amr Shabana Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour 11–8, 11–5, 11–5
2010 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew Flag of England.svg James Willstrop 8–11, 11–6, 11–2, 11–3
2011 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 6–11, 11–9, 11–6, 11–5
2012 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Shorbagy 2–11, 11–6, 11–5, 9–11, 11–8
2013 Flag of England.svg Manchester, England Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11–9, 11–9, 11–13, 7–11, 11–2
2014 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Shorbagy 13–11, 7–11, 5–11, 11–5, 14–12
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Bellevue, United States [7] Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier Flag of Egypt.svg Omar Mosaad 11–6, 11–7, 12–10
2016 Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Abdel Gawad Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour 5–11, 11–6, 11–7, 2–1 (retired)
2017 Flag of England.svg Manchester, England Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Shorbagy Flag of Egypt.svg Marwan El Shorbagy 11–5, 9–11, 11–7, 9–11, 11–6
2018–19 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, United States Flag of Egypt.svg Ali Farag Flag of Egypt.svg Tarek Momen 11–5, 11–13, 13–11, 11–3

Women's finals

Source: [8]

YearLocation [9] ChampionRunner-upScore
1979 Flag of England.svg Sheffield, England Flag of Australia (converted).svg Heather McKay Flag of England.svg Sue Cogswell 6–9, 9–3, 9–1, 9–4
1981 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto, Canada Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rhonda Thorne Flag of Australia (converted).svg Vicki Hoffman 8–10, 9–4, 9–5, 7–9, 9–7
1983 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Vicki Cardwell Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rhonda Thorne 9–1, 9–3, 9–4
1985 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin, Ireland Flag of New Zealand.svg Susan Devoy Flag of England.svg Lisa Opie 9–4, 9–5, 10–8
1987 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland, New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg Susan Devoy Flag of England.svg Lisa Opie 9–3, 10–8, 9–2
1989 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Warmond, Netherlands Flag of England.svg Martine Le Moignan Flag of New Zealand.svg Susan Devoy 4–9, 9–4, 10–8, 10–8
1990 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg Susan Devoy Flag of England.svg Martine Le Moignan 9–4, 9–4, 9–4
1992 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver, Canada Flag of New Zealand.svg Susan Devoy Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Martin 9–4, 9–6, 9–4
1993 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Johannesburg, South Africa Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Martin Flag of Australia (converted).svg Liz Irving 9–2, 9–2, 9–1
1994 Flag of Guernsey.svg Saint Peter Port, Guernsey Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Martin Flag of England.svg Cassie Jackman 9–1, 9–0, 9–6
1995 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Martin Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sarah Fitz-Gerald 8–10, 9–2, 9–6, 9–3
1996 Flag of Malaysia.svg Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sarah Fitz-Gerald Flag of England.svg Cassie Jackman 9–0, 9–3, 9–4
1997 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sarah Fitz-Gerald Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Martin 9–5, 5–9, 6–9, 9–2, 9–3
1998 Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart, Germany Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sarah Fitz-Gerald Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Martin 10–8, 9–7, 2–9, 3–9, 10–9
1999 Flag of the United States.svg Seattle, United States Flag of England.svg Cassie Campion Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Martin 9–6, 9–7, 9–7
2000 Flag of Scotland.svg Edinburgh, Scotland Flag of Australia (converted).svg Carol Owens Flag of New Zealand.svg Leilani Joyce 7–9, 3–9, 10–8, 9–6, 9–1
2001 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sarah Fitz-Gerald Flag of New Zealand.svg Leilani Joyce 9–0, 9–3, 9–2
2002 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sarah Fitz-Gerald Flag of England.svg Natalie Pohrer 10–8, 9–3, 7–9, 9–7
2003 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Flag of New Zealand.svg Carol Owens Flag of England.svg Cassie Jackman 3–9, 9–2, 9–7, 9–3
2004 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vanessa Atkinson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Natalie Grinham 9–1, 9–1, 9–5
2005 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rachael Grinham 8–10, 9–2, 9–6, 9–7
2006 Ulster Banner.svg Belfast, Northern Ireland Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of Australia (converted).svg Natalie Grinham 1–9, 9–7, 3–9, 9–5, 9–2
2007 Flag of Spain.svg Madrid, Spain Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rachael Grinham Flag of Australia (converted).svg Natalie Grinham 9–4, 10–8, 9–2
2008 Flag of England.svg Manchester, England Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of England.svg Vicky Botwright 5–11, 11–1, 11–6, 11–9
2009 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amsterdam, Netherlands Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of the Netherlands.svg Natalie Grinham 3–11, 11–6, 11–3, 11–8
2010 Flag of Egypt.svg Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of Egypt.svg Omneya Abdel Kawy 11–5, 11–8, 11–6
2011 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of England.svg Jenny Duncalf 11–2, 11–5, 11–0
2012 Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of England.svg Laura Massaro 11–6, 11–8, 11–6
2013 Flag of Malaysia.svg Penang, Malaysia Flag of England.svg Laura Massaro Flag of Egypt.svg Nour El Sherbini 11–7, 6–11, 11–9, 5–11, 11–9
2014 Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Flag of Malaysia.svg Nicol David Flag of Egypt.svg Raneem El Weleily 5–11, 11–8, 7–11, 14–12, 11–5
2015 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Flag of Egypt.svg Nour El Sherbini Flag of England.svg Laura Massaro 6–11, 4–11, 11–3, 11–5, 11–8
2016 Flag of Egypt.svg El Gouna, Egypt Flag of Egypt.svg Nour El Sherbini Flag of Egypt.svg Raneem El Weleily 11–8, 11–9, 11–9
2017 Flag of England.svg Manchester, England Flag of Egypt.svg Raneem El Weleily Flag of Egypt.svg Nour El Sherbini 3–11, 12–10, 11–7, 11–5
2018–19 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, United States Flag of Egypt.svg Nour El Sherbini Flag of Egypt.svg Nour El Tayeb 11–6, 11–5, 10–12, 15–13

Note:

See also

World Junior Squash Championships

The World Junior Squash championships are the official junior tournament in the game of squash conducted by the World Squash Federation (WSF). Entry is open to individuals aged 19 and below. Since its inception the world juniors has been held biennially with the junior men held one year, junior women the following year. The men's team event was held unofficially from 1973 to 1979. The individuals event are held annually starting from 2009 while the team event remains biennial.

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The Official Women's Squash World Ranking is the official world ranking for women's squash. The ranking is to rate the performance level of female professional squash player. It is also a merit-based method used for determining entry and seeding in women's squash tournaments. The rankings are produced monthly. The current world number one is Nour El Sherbini of Egypt, who replaced Laura Massaro in May 2016.

Amanda Sobhy, is the highest ranked American ever in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) world rankings. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 6 in February 2016 after reaching the semifinals of two World Series PSA tournaments, The Malaysian Open and The Hong Kong Open. She has won the U.S. National Championships four times: 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018.

The Men's Qatar Classic 2011 is the men's edition of the 2011 Qatar Classic squash tournament, which is a PSA World Series platinum event. The event took place in Doha from 16 October to 21 October. Grégory Gaultier won his first Qatar Classic trophy, beating James Willstrop in the final.

The Men's Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2012 is the men's edition of the 2012 Malaysian Open Squash Championships, which is a tournament of the PSA World Tour event International. The event took place in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from the 12 September to the 15 September. Tarek Momen won his first Malaysian Open trophy, beating Mohamed El Shorbagy in the final.

2015 Mens World Team Squash Championships

The 2015 Men's World Team Squash Championships is the men's edition of the 2015 World Team Squash Championships, which serves as the world team championship for squash players. Courtesy of the World Squash Federation and Egyptian Squash Association, the event was scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt from December 12 to December 18, 2015; with short notice, it was postponed in the wake of several team withdrawals arising from security concerns and a bomb attack in the Egyptian capital that resulted in 16 fatalities.

The Texas Open is an annual women's pro squash tournament that takes place alternately in Dallas and Houston, United States in the first half of the year. It is an official PSA World Tour event.

The 2004 Women's World Open Squash Championship is the women's edition of the 2004 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from 7 to 11 December 2004. Vanessa Atkinson won her first World Open trophy, beating Natalie Grinham in the final.

2015 Womens World Open Squash Championship

The 2015 Women's World Open Squash Championship is the women's edition of the 2015 World Championship, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players.

The 1981 McGuinness Men's World Open Squash Championship is the men's edition of the 1981 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in Toronto in Canada from 19 November until 28 November 1981. Jahangir Khan won his first World Open title, defeating Geoff Hunt in the final.

The 1994 Women's World Open Squash Championship was the women's edition of the 1994 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in Saint Peter Port in Guernsey between 4 October and 9 October 1994. Michelle Martin won her second World Open title, defeating Cassie Jackman in the final.

The 1999 Women's World Open Squash Championship was the women's edition of the 1999 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in Seattle in the United States from 16 October until 24 October 1999. Cassie Campion won the World Open title, defeating Michelle Martin in the final.

The 2003 Women's Credit-Suisse Privilege World Open Squash Championship was the women's edition of the 2003 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in Hong Kong in China from 7 December until 13 December 2003. Carol Owens won her second World Open title, defeating Cassie Jackman in the final.

2015 Mens British Open Squash Championship

The Men's Allam British Open 2015 is the men's edition of the 2015 British Open Squash Championships, which is a PSA World Series event. The event took place at the Sports Arena in Hull in England from 11 May to 17 May. Mohamed El Shorbagy won his first British Open trophy, beating Grégory Gaultier in the final.

Steven Mangirri Bowditch is a former leading Australian professional squash player who excelled in both soft and hardball versions of the game.

The 2016 Women's World Open Squash Championship is the women's edition of the 2016 World Championship, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players.

Tommy Berden is a retired former Dutch male professional squash player and an entrepreneur. He achieved his highest career ranking of 22 on December, 2001.

The 2017 Women's World Open Squash Championship is the 2017 women's edition of the World Championship, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players.

The Men's Allam British Open 2019 will be the men's edition of the 2019 British Open Squash Championships, which is a PSA World Series event. The event takes place at the new Sports Complex at the University of Hull in Hull in England from 20 to 26 May.

The Women's Allam British Open 2019 will be the women's edition of the 2019 British Open Squash Championships, which is a PSA World Series event. The event takes place at the new Sports Complex at the University of Hull in Hull in England from 20 to 26 May.

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