Fares out – Changes to the Draws

World No.7 CIB Fares Dessouky has withdrawn from the upcoming CIB PSA World Tour Finals due to a back injury, meaning Frenchman Gregoire Marche has been called up to take part in the event at Cairo’s Mall of Arabia from 22nd to 22th June.

Dessouky, who came second on the men’s CIB Road to Egypt Standings, was due to appear at the CIB PSA World Tour Finals for the first time, but it will be Marche who lines up in Cairo instead after he finished ninth in the Standings, meaning he was next in line to compete at the event in case of any withdrawals.

As part of PSA’s COVID-19 protocols, Marche had taken a PCR test to ensure that he could join the tournament bubble in case their was a withdrawal and was on a flight to Cairo within five hours of being invited to take part in the tournament.

Dessouky’s withdrawal means the group draws have been reshuffled, with World Champion CIB Tarek Momen taking Dessouky’s spot as the No.2 seed and moving into Group B as a result. He will line up alongside New Zealand’s Paul Coll, Welshman Joel Makin and Marche in Group B.

Meanwhile, defending champion CIB Marwan ElShorbagy moves over to Group A, meaning he will feature in the same group as World No.1 CIB Ali Farag, World No.2 and older brother Mohamed ElShorbagy, and World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal.

Hi everyone, I have some bad news to share with you all . After talking with my team and my doctor I have taken a very tough decision to withdraw from the world tour finals here in Cairo , due to a back injury i have been suffering from since the last tournament .

I’m still in pain unfortunately hope I recover before the world open in Chicago which will be in July.

Fares Dessouky

Men’s Group A :

[1] Ali Farag 
[4] Marwan ElShorbagy
[5] Mohamed ElShorbagy
[7] Mostafa Asal

Men’s Group B :

[2] Tarek Momen
[3] Paul Coll (Nzl)
[7] Joel Makin (Wal)
[8] Gregoire Marche (Fra)

Day ONE, Tues 22nd Jun

19.00   R1  [3] Nouran Gohar (Egy) v [8] Salma Hany 
19.30   R1  [5] Mohamed ElShorbagy v [7] Mostafa Asal
20.15   R1  [1] Nour El Sherbini v [6] Camille Serme (Fra)
20.45   R1  [1] Ali Farag v [4] Marwan ElShorbagy
21.30   R1  [2] Hania El Hammamy v [5] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng)
22.00   R1  [2] Tarek Momen v [3] Paul Coll (Nzl)

Day TWO, Wed 23rd Jun

19.00   [4] Amanda Sobhy (Usa) v [7] Joelle King (Nzl)
19.30   [6] Joel Makin (Wal) v [8] Gregoire Marche (Fra)
20.15   [1] Nour El Sherbini v [8] Salma Hany
21.30   [3] Nouran Gohar v [6] Camille Serme (Fra)
22.00   [4] Marwan ElShorbagy v [7] Mostafa Asal

Day THREE, Thu 24th Jun

19.00   [2] Hania El Hammamy v [4] Amanda Sobhy (Usa)
19.30  [3] Paul Coll (Nzl) v [6] Joel Makin (Wal)
20.15   [6] Camille Serme (Fra) v [8] Salma Hany
20.45   [2] Tarek Momen v [8] Grégoire Marche (Fra)
21.30   [5] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) v [7] Joelle King (Nzl)
22.00   [4] Marwan ElShorbagy v [5] Mohamed ElShorbagy

Day FOUR, Fri 25th Jun

19.00   [1] Nour El Sherbini v [3] Nouran Gohar
19.30   [1] Ali Farag v [7] Mostafa Asal
20.15   [2] Hania El Hammamy v [7] Joelle King (Nzl)
20.45  [3] Paul Coll (Nzl) v [8] Grégoire Marche (Fra)
21.30   [4] Amanda Sobhy (Usa) v [5] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng)
22.00   [2] Tarek Momen v [6] Joel Makin (Wal)