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)Egypt Ali Farag
Current2018–19 PSA Men's World Squash Championship
Women's World Squash Championship
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Details
PSA World Tour
CategoryWorld Championship
Prize money$279,000
Most recent champion(s)Egypt Nour El Sherbini
Current2018–19 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.

Overview[edit]

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 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]

Men's finals[edit]

Source:[4]

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

Women's finals[edit]

Source:[8]

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

Note:

  • Vicki Hoffman was known as Vicki Cardwell from 1982
  • Cassie Jackman was also known as Cassie Campion
  • Carol Owens switched nationality in 2001.
  • Natalie Pohrer was later known as Natalie Grainger.
  • Natalie Grinham represented Netherlands from 2007 onwards.
  • The 2013 edition was postponed until March 2014.
  • The 2015 edition was postponed until April 2016.
  • The 2016 edition was held in April 2017.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, Michael (1984). Guinness Book of Squash, pages 7-18. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 085112-270-1.
  2. ^ British Open to return to London as England Squash looks to retain tradition telegraph.co.uk
  3. ^ "Tournaments and Schedule". PSA Tour.
  4. ^ "Men's World Opens" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 1–17. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Men's World Opens - 6. Summary of Venues" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 20–21. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Squash Event Calendar1983". Squash Info. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Gaultier takes the title at last". worldsquashchamps2015.com. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Women's World Open Championship" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 1–11. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Women's World Open Championship - 6. Summary of Venues" (PDF). Championship Records. World Squash Federation. pp. 13–14. Retrieved 28 April 2019.

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