Mazen is IN!

CIB Mazen Hesham has taken the final qualifying spots for next week’s CIB PSA World Tour Finals following the conclusion of the Necker Mauritius Open.

Going into last week’s Mauritius Open, there were two spots up for grabs in the men’s, with Joel Makin and Hesham sat seventh and eighth, respectively, on the CIB Road to Egypt Standings. However, both were both under threat from 2019-20 CIB PSA World Tour Finals champion CIB Marwan ElShorbagy.

But a surprise second round defeat to former World No.3 Omar Mosaad in the second round in Mauritius brought an end to ElShorbagy’s challenge, meaning Makin and Hesham will line up at Cairo’s Mall of Arabia courtesy of securing a top eight finish on the standings. For Hesham, it will be a debut appearance at the season-ending event.

CIB Ali Farag finishes top of the CIB Road to Egypt Standings for the second season in succession ahead of New Zealand’s Paul Coll, while Peru’s Diego Elias – the winner of the Mauritius Open – finishes in third.

Defending World Tour Finals champion Mostafa Asal ends the season in fourth place. Former World Champion CIB Tarek Momen will be the other man to feature next week after finishing sixth.

The women’s standings remain unchanged following their final qualifying event, which was the El Gouna International. CIB Nouran Gohar finished top of the standings and will be joined in Cairo by Nour El Sherbini, CIB Hania El Hammamy, Amanda Sobhy, Joelle King, Sarah-Jane Perry, CIB Rowan Elaraby and Georgina Kennedy.