Classic Encounters guaranteed in
as women make welcome return ...
26-Oct: Nick Matthew out injured
22-Oct: Ramy Ashour, Alison Waters, Nour El
Tayeb out injured
Three-time World Squash Champion Ramy Ashour is set to
return to the scene of his latest and greatest world-title
triumph when the PSA World Series makes its second stop of the
2015/16 season in Doha this October for the 2015 Qatar
defied all logic and belief as he completed his hat trick of
World Championship crowns following a mesmerising encounter with
World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy [the 2013 Qatar Classic
champion] in front of a capacity crowd at the Khalifa
International Tennis & Squash Complex, and the duo will both be
looking to recapture the form of that event when they set foot
in Qatar again on October 31, for what will be the 14th
consecutive year of PSA World Tour action in Doha.
With all of the world’s top players, including Nick Matthew,
Gregory Gaultier and Miguel Angel Rodriguez, in
the draw the 2015 Qatar Classic has the potential to deliver the
same drama and excitement witnessed in the venue 12 months ago.
season will also see the return of top level women’s squash to
Doha - with the women’s PSA World Series returning to the
Khalifa Stadium for the first time since 2011.
2011 champion Nicol David will be aiming to continue her
dominant form, having taken six of the previous seven titles
available in Qatar, but will be up against new World No.1
Raneem El Welily in what looks to be a compelling women’s
The joint-event will bring over 100 of the world’s finest squash
practitioners to Doha for a jam-packed week that will see over
100 matches played out over six days to the delight of the
very pleased to welcome the best squash players in the world to
Doha once again for what promises to be a fantastic tournament,
building on the success of last year’s astounding World
Championship, and to welcome the best female players back to
Doha for the first time since 2011," said Qatar Squash
Federation president Nabeel Bin Ali.
"Qatar continues to grow as a squash nation year-on-year and
we are delighted to continue our support of the PSA World Tour
for another year in what is a brand new era of joint-governance
for the sport."
the 2015 Qatar Classic Draws