Asal, Gawad, Gohar & Gilis All Qualify For 2023-24 World Tour Finals

In the latest PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard update, Mostafa Asal, Karim Abdel Gawad, Nouran Gohar and Nele Gilis have all booked their places in the season ending event after earning enough points that they now can’t drop outside the top eight.

Asal sits at No.4 in the standings after performing impressively over the past three events, reaching the final in the London Squash Classic, Black Ball Open and El Gouna International. The 22-year-old won the event at the Black Ball Sporting Club but fell to Coll and Farag in the other two finals. Asal qualifying is not what the other players would have wanted to see as the youngster is aiming for a fourth consecutive World Tour Finals title.

2019 champion Karim Abdel Gawad is back in the World Tour Finals for the first time since 2020 after a tough few years of injuries have seen him miss out on the season closing event. Gawad defeated compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar in the final back in 2019 and will be determined to full apply himself when the tournament comes around.

After securing back-to-back World Tour titles at the Black Ball Open and El Gouna International, women’s World No.2 Nouran Gohar has secured her place in Bellevue. Gohar was already in the top end of the leaderboard but after claiming the title in the latest Platinum event in El Gouna, ‘The Terminator’ booked her place without any doubt.

Belgium’s Nele Gilis has ensured back-to-back appearances at the World Tour Finals after reaching 10,145 points in the latest update. The Belgian has been World No.4 for the majority of the season and will be hoping that with this potential top four seeding, she might be able to progress further than last year and reach the semi-finals.

The battle for a top eight spot is getting tense as only four World Tour events remain for the men whilst only three are left for the women. Tarek Momen occupies eight position in the men’s standings but is under pressure from ninth placed Marwan Elshorbagy. Nour El Tayeb is inside the top eight currently but good events from Sivasangari Subramaniam and Salma Hany might just throw El Tayeb’s place in doubt.

The next opportunity for players to earn points will be at the CIB PSA World Championships. Check out the draws and more information here.