HOTEL & EVENT INFO
HOTEL & EVENT INFO
2016 El Gouna
Elshorbagy & Ashour set to meet
again in El Gouna
No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy will lead a world-class field
when the 2016 El Gouna International, the last PSA World
Series tournament of the 2015/16 season, begins on Sunday
April 24 in Egypt - and is seeded to face defending champion
Ramy Ashour in the quarter-final stage in what will
be the latest instalment of their fierce rivalry.
who succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to fellow Egyptian Ashour in
last year’s final, has dominated on the PSA World Tour in
recent months, lifting four consecutive World Series titles
which has given him a strong lead at the summit of the PSA
Road to Dubai Standings.
Ashour, meanwhile, has struggled with the hamstring injury
that has dogged the last few years of his career and hasn’t
been seen on the PSA World Tour since he limped out of his
World Championship clash with Omar Mosaad in November.
meets a qualifier in round one as he looks to kickstart his
aspirations of lifting a fourth successive El Gouna
International crown, while Elshorbagy’s opening round
fixture against Egyptian maverick Mazen Hesham is the pick
of the first round action.
World No.4 Omar Mosaad is seeded to meet Elshorbagy
in the semi-final but has a difficult encounter with Cameron
Pilley in round one.
On the opposite side of the draw, World Champion Gregory
Gaultier and World No.3 Nick Matthew are seeded
to meet in the last four,
[Update 04-Apr - Matthew withdraws, Ashour now at#4 in
while the likes of Egyptian trio
Tarek Momen, Karim Abdel Gawad and Marwan
Elshorbagy will be standing in their way in a draw that
is full to the brim with outstanding talent.
El Gouna International has firmly established itself as one
of the most exciting and awe-inspiring tournaments on the
PSA World Tour calendar," said Tournament Promoter Amr
"An abundance of talent, including 19 of the world’s top 20
players, is set to engage in some unforgettable matches
across six days of truly world-class action as the event,
now entering its fifth year, continues to go from
The Full Draw