Women's Worlds for El Gouna
The PSA has revealed that the delayed 2016 PSA Women’s World
Squash Championship will take place this April, when the
world’s elite players will travel to El Gouna, Egypt to compete
for the most illustrious trophy in squash.
From 5th to 14th April, 56 of the best female players
on the planet will compete for top honours on Egyptian soil for
the first time since the 2014 Worlds in Cairo when Malaysian
Nicol David claimed an unprecedented eighth title.
“We are pleased to be able to confirm that the 2016
edition of the Women’s World Championship will take place in
April following a period of uncertainty regarding the event’s
status,” said PSA CEO Alex Gough.
“We have been working closely with several parties to make
sure that the event happens and that our players do not lose out
on the opportunity to compete not only for the sport’s most
lucrative title, but also for the significant ranking gains that
are associated with the World Championship.
"The team in El Gouna, led by Amr Mansi, have ensured that
the staging of the tournament will go ahead and we look forward
to working with his team ahead of the event in April.”
Tournament director Amr Mansi said: “We are
extremely happy to be bringing Egypt, and El Gouna, the 2016
Women’s World Championship after successful negotiations with
"During last year’s men’s El Gouna International I pledged
to stage a women’s event in 2017. So to not only be doing that,
but to be staging the biggest tournament on the women’s
calendar, is a fantastic opportunity and I would like to thank
all my sponsors for making it happen.”
With reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini sitting at #1
in the world rankings, and Nouran Gohar and Raneem El Welily at
numbers #2 and #3, what better time for the Women’s Worlds to
return to Egypt.
The 2017 Women’s Worlds will take place alongside the
Men’s, from 09-17 December in Manchester.