Diego Elias in action.
Diego Elias in action.

Elias Qualifies for PSA World Tour Finals

Peru’s Diego Elias is the latest player to qualify for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals, with the 27-year-old mathematically guaranteed a spot inside the top eight on the PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard.

Earlier today it was announced that the PSA World Tour Finals will take place in Bellevue, Washington between June 18-22. The event is the final tournament of the 2023-24 season and includes both a men’s and women’s tournament featuring eight players each, bringing together all Platinum title winners as well as the reigning PSA World Champions.

Any remaining places are allocated to the highest ranked players on the PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard, with points on offer at all PSA World Tour events during the season.

Following the conclusion of the Black Ball Open, there are just five men’s PSA World Tour events left to go this season, and Elias is now guaranteed a top eight berth despite not appearing in Cairo. He currently sits third on the men’s PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard on 12,180 points, behind Egypt’s Ali Farag (20,420) and Paul Coll (15,295) who have both already qualified for their appearances in Bellevue.

Meanwhile, Black Ball Open champion Mostafa Asal has strengthened his position in fourth place on the men’s leaderboard and has 10,785 points. Mazen Hesham, Karim Abdel Gawad, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen are the other men currently inside the top eight.

There are still six spots up for grabs on the women’s leaderboard with four tournaments left. Nouran Gohar’s triumph over Olivia Weaver in last night’s Black Ball Open final has seen her move up two places to third. She sits on 9,745 points behind Nour El Sherbini (17,840) and Hania El Hammamy (13,370) who have both already secured their spots in Bellevue.

Nele Gilis sits in fourth place ahead of Weaver in fifth, while Georgina Kennedy, Tinne Gilis and Nour El Tayeb currently reside in the top eight.

Next up on the PSA World Tour is the El Gouna International Squash Open, which runs between April 19-26 and is the penultimate Platinum-level event of the season. The winner of the tournament will automatically qualify for the PSA World Tour Finals if they haven’t already done so.

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