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World Open (squash)

Men's World Open Squash Championship
Details
Event name PSA Men's World Championship
PSA World Tour
Category World Championship
Prize money $325,000
Most recent champion(s) Ramy Ashour
Current 2015 Men's World Open Squash Championship
Women's World Open Squash Championship
Details
Event name PSA Women's World Championship
PSA World Tour
Category World Championship
Prize money $185,000
Most recent champion(s) Nicol David
Current 2015 Women's World Open Squash Championship
Squash

The World Open Squash Championship is a Professional Squash Association. The World Championship is widely considered to be one of the two most prestigious titles in squash, alongside the British Open (which was considered to be the effective world championship of the sport prior to the World Open's establishment). The men's World Open was first held in 1976, and the women's World Open was inaugurated in 1979.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Ranking points and prize money 2
    • Ranking points 2.1
    • Prize money 2.2
    • Prize money history 2.3
  • Past results 3
    • Men's Championship 3.1
      • Men's World Open Finalists 3.1.1
    • Men's Titles by country 3.2
    • Women's Championship 3.3
      • Women's World Open Finalists 3.3.1
    • Women's Titles by country 3.4
  • Records 4
  • World champions never World No. 1 5
    • Men (Since 1975) 5.1
    • Women (Since 1983) 5.2
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Overview

Prior to the establishment of the men's World Open, a tournament called the World Amateur Individual Championship was held in the late-1960s and 1970s. The winners of this tournament for male players included some of the game's leading figures such as Geoff Hunt and Cam Nancarrow. However many players and fans did not consider this event to be a proper world championship because several of the game's top players were ineligible to participate as they had turned professional.

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 was established.

The women's World Open 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 Open has been part of the PSA World Series.

The venue for the World Open changes every year. Normally the men's and women's events are held separately in two different locations, although on some occasions they have been held together as a combined event.

Ranking points and prize money

PSA Men's World Championship trophy

Ranking points

Ranking points for the PSA have varied through the years but at present singles players receive the following points:

Position Men Women
Champion 2890 5300
Runner-up 1900 3630
Semi-finalist 1155 2150
Quarter-finalist 700 1150
Round of 16 410 575
Round of 32 205 330
Round of 64 125 -
Last Round Qualification 75 165
First Round Qualification 25 82.5

Prize money

Prize Money World Championship (2015)
Event W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 Q
Prize money (Men) $ 48,000 $ 30,000 $ 18,000 $ 10,500 $ 6,000 $ 3,000 $ 1,500 -
Prize money (Women) $ 28,900 $ 17,680 $ 10,880 $ 6,460 $ 3,825 $ 2,250 - $ 1,150

Prize money history

Year 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Men Location - - - - - -  ENG  AUS -  CAN
Prize money - - - - - - unknown unknown - unknown
Women Location - - - - - -  AUS - -  ENG
Prize money - - - - - - unknown - - $4,750
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Men Location  AUS  CAN  ENG  GER  PAK  EGY  FRA  ENG  NED  MAS
Prize money unknown unknown unknown unknown $30,000 $50,000 $55,000 $30,000 $82,000 $85,000
Women Location -  CAN -  AUS -  IRL -  NZL -  NED
Prize money - $12,500 - unknown - unknown - $30,000 - $40,000
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Men Location  FRA  AUS  RSA  PAK  ESP  CYP  PAK  MAS  QAT  EGY
Prize money $110,000 $130,000 $160,000 $120,000 $150,000 $110,000 $130,000 $130,000 $175,000 $170,000
Women Location  AUS -  CAN  RSA  GGY  HKG  MAS  AUS  GER  USA
Prize money unknown - $35,000 $45,000 $64,000 $58,000 unknown $75,000 $70,000 $80,000
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Men Location - -  BEL  PAK  QAT  HKG  EGY  BER  ENG  KUW
Prize money - - $155,000 $170,000 $120,000 $170,000 $152,500 $175,000 $215,000 $277,500
Women Location  SCO  AUS  QAT  HKG  MAS  HKG  NIR  ESP  ENG  NED
Prize money $80,000 $69,000 $102,500 $57,500 $72,500 $72,500 $112,500 $114,000 $114,000 $118,000
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Men Location  KSA  NED  QAT  ENG  QAT  USA TBC
Prize money $327,500 $275,000 $325,000 $325,000 $325,000 $325,000
Women Location  EGY  NED  CAY  MAS  EGY  MAS TBC
Prize money $147,000 $143,000 $188,000 $120,000 $150,000 $185,000 $215,000

Past results

Below are the results for the men's and women's championship.

Men's Championship

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

Women's Championship

Year Location Champion Runner-up Score
1976 Brisbane, Australia Heather McKay Marion Jackman 9–2, 9–2, 9–0
1977 No competition
1978
1979 Sheffield, England Heather McKay Sue Cogswell 6–9, 9–3, 9–1, 9–4
1980 No competition
1981 Toronto, Canada Rhonda Thorne Vicki Cardwell 8–10, 9–4, 9–5, 7–9, 9–7
1982 No competition
1983 Perth, Australia Vicki Cardwell Rhonda Thorne 9–1, 9–3, 9–4
1984 No competition
1985 Dublin, Ireland Susan Devoy Lisa Opie 9–4, 9–5, 10–8
1986 No competition
1987 Auckland, New Zealand Susan Devoy Lisa Opie 9–3, 10–8, 9–2
1988 No competition
1989 Warmond, Netherlands Martine Le Moignan Susan Devoy 4–9, 9–4, 10–8, 10–8
1990 Sydney, Australia Susan Devoy Martine Le Moignan 9–4, 9–4, 9–4
1991 No competition
1992 Vancouver, Canada Susan Devoy Michelle Martin 9–4, 9–6, 9–4
1993 Johannesburg, South Africa Michelle Martin Liz Irving 9–2, 9–2, 9–1
1994 St. Peter Port, Channel Islands Michelle Martin Cassie Jackman 9–1, 9–0, 9–6
1995 Hong Kong Michelle Martin Sarah Fitz-Gerald 8–10, 9–2, 9–6, 9–3
1996 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Cassie Jackman 9–0, 9–3, 9–4
1997 Sydney, Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Michelle Martin 9–5, 5–9, 6–9, 9–2, 9–3
1998 Stuttgart, Germany Sarah Fitz-Gerald Michelle Martin 10–8, 9–7, 2–9, 3–9, 10–9
1999 Seattle, United States Cassie Campion Michelle Martin 9–6, 9–7, 9–7
2000 Edinburgh, Scotland Carol Owens Leilani Joyce 9–6, 9–5, 7–9, 5–9, 9–6
2001 Melbourne, Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Leilani Joyce 9–0, 9–3, 9–2
2002 Doha, Qatar Sarah Fitz-Gerald Natalie Pohrer 10–8, 9–3, 7–9, 9–7
2003 Hong Kong Carol Owens Cassie Jackman 3–9, 9–2, 9–7, 9–3
2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Vanessa Atkinson Natalie Grinham 9–1, 9–1, 9–5
2005 Hong Kong Nicol David Rachael Grinham 8–10, 9–2, 9–6, 9–7
2006 Belfast, Northern Ireland Nicol David Natalie Grinham 1–9, 9–7, 3–9, 9–5, 9–2
2007 Madrid, Spain Rachael Grinham Natalie Grinham 9–4, 10–8, 9–2
2008 Manchester, England Nicol David Vicky Botwright 5–11, 11–1, 11–6, 11–9
2009 Amsterdam, Netherlands Nicol David Natalie Grinham 3–11, 11–6, 11–3, 11–8
2010 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Nicol David Omneya Abdel Kawy 11–5, 11–8, 11–6
2011 Rotterdam, Netherlands Nicol David Jenny Duncalf 11–2, 11–5, 11–0
2012 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Nicol David Laura Massaro 11–6, 11–8, 11–6
2013 Penang, Malaysia Laura Massaro Nour El Sherbini 11–7, 6–11, 11–9, 5–11, 11–9
2014 Cairo, Egypt Nicol David Raneem El Weleily 5–11, 11–8, 7–11, 14–12, 11–5
2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Note:

  • Cassie Jackman was known as Cassie Campion from July 1998 until 2002.
  • Carol Owens switched nationality in 2001.
  • Natalie Pohrer was later known as Natalie Grainger.
  • Natalie Grinham switched allegiance to the Netherlands from 2009 onwards.
  • The 2013 edition was held in March 2014.

Records

Record Player(s) Count Winning years
Men
Winner of most Men's titles Jansher Khan 8 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Winner of most consecutive Men's titles Jahangir Khan 5 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
Jansher Khan 5 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Women
Winner of most Women's titles Nicol David 8 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Winner of most consecutive Women's titles Nicol David 5 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Miscellaneous
Loser of most finals (men) Chris Dittmar 5 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992
Loser of most finals (women) Michelle Martin 4 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999
/ Natalie Grinham 4 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
Lowest-ranked winner (men) Amr Shabana 11th 2003
Lowest-ranked winner (women) Cassie Campion 5th 1999
Youngest winner (men) Jahangir Khan 17 years (& 11 m.) 1981
Youngest winner (women) Susan Devoy 21 years (& 9 m.) 1985
Oldest winner (men) Geoff Hunt 33 years (& 6 m.) 1980
Oldest winner (women) Heather McKay 37 years (& 10 m.) 1979
Longest men's final by points Geoff Hunt vs
Mohibullah Khan (in 9 points)
69 1976
David Palmer vs
John White (in 15 points)
131 2002
David Palmer vs
Grégory Gaultier (in 11 points)
103 2006
Longest women's final by points Sarah Fitz-Gerald vs
Michelle Martin (in 9 points)
76 1998
Laura Massaro vs
Nour El Sherbini (in 11 points)
97 2013
Most venues (men) England 5 1976, 1982, 1987, 2008, 2013
Most venues (women) Australia 5 1976, 1983, 1990, 1997, 2001

World champions never World No. 1

Men (Since 1975)

Player Number of title Year of first title Highest World ranking
Ross Norman 1 1986 (vs. Jahangir Khan) 2nd (December 1985)
Rodney Martin 1 1991 (vs. Jahangir Khan) 3rd (November 1992)
Rodney Eyles 1 1997 (vs. Peter Nicol) 2nd (November 1995)

Women (Since 1983)

Player Number of title Year of first title Highest World ranking
Laura Massaro 1 2013 (vs. Nour El Sherbini) 2nd (October, 2012)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Squash Event Calendar1983". Squash Info. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

External links

  • World Squash Federation website
  • Article at Squashtalk.com on the history of the Men's World Open
  • 2015 Men's World Squash Championships official website
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