Record number of UNSQUASHABLE players to compete in AJ Bell PSA World Championships main draw

James Willstrop, Joel Makin, Josh Masters, Iker Pajares Bernabeu, Bernat Jaume and George Parker will all compete in the 1st round of the AJ Bell PSA World Championships being staged today at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.

George Parker of England as well as Iker Pajares Bernabeu and Bernat Jaume of Spain all qualified for the main draw of this year’s world squash championships following impressive victories in an arduous qualification and will join fellow UNSQUASHABLE players James Willstrop, Joel Makin and Josh Masters in the 1st round.
 
[9] James Willstrop (ENG) v Saurav Ghosal (IND)
Joel Makin (WAL) v [Q] Christopher Binnie (JAM)
[WC] Joshua Masters (ENG) v [10] Ramy Ashour (EGY)
[Q] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) v Lucas Serme (FRA)
[Q] Bernat Jaume (ESP) v [16] Borja Golan (ESP)
[Q] George Parker (ENG) v [5] Nick Matthew (ENG)
 
Recently signed Sarah-Jane Perry will compete in the women’s main draw tomorrow.
 
The AJ Bell PSA World Championships is the biggest tournament in squash and will see the men’s and women’s tournaments played side by side for the first time since 2011, while equal prize money will be on offer for the first time in history.
 
The tournament is held at Manchester’s National Squash Centre up until the third round (December 8-13), with quarter-final matches onwards taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex (December 14-17).
Selected matches from the main draw will be shown live on SQUASHTV (Rest of World) or Eurosport Player (Europe only), while semi-finals and finals will be shown live on mainstream broadcast channels around the world, including BT Sport, beIN Sports, Fox Sports Australia and Astro.
 
AJ Bell PSA World Championships 1st Round Draw:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Todd Harrity (USA)
Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) v [Q] Edmon Lopez (ESP)
Declan James (ENG) v [Q] Richie Fallows (ENG)
Tom Richards (ENG) v [15] Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[13] Daryl Selby (ENG) v [Q] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
Campbell Grayson (NZL) v [Q] Peter Creed (ENG)
Greg Lobban (SCO) v Raphael Kandra (GER)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) v [8] Paul Coll (NZL)
[5] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [Q] George Parker (ENG)
Max Lee (HKG) v [Q] Jan van den Herrewegen (BEL)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v Arturo Salazar (MEX)
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) v [11] Simon Rösner (GER)
[10] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v [WC] Joshua Masters (ENG)
Omar Mosaad (EGY) v [Q] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
Joel Makin (WAL) v [Q] Christopher Binnie (JAM)
Mazen Hesham (EGY) v [3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
[4] Ali Farag (EGY) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
Mohamed Reda (EGY) v [Q] Youssef Soliman (EGY)
Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) v [Q] Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [14] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
[12] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v Olli Tuominen (FIN)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Leo Au (HKG)
Zahed Mohamed (EGY) v [Q] Rui Soares (POR)
[Q] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v [7] Tarek Momen (EGY)
[6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
Nathan Lake (ENG) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
Lucas Serme (FRA) v [Q] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP0
[Q] Bernat Jaume (ESP) v [16] Borja Golan (ESP)
[9] James Willstrop (ENG) v Saurav Ghosal (IND)
Ben Coleman (ENG) v [Q] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND)
Alan Clyne (SCO) v [Q] Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v [2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
 
Results - Final Qualifying Round: 2017 Men’s AJ Bell PSA World Championships
[19] Jan van den Herrewegen (BEL) bt [16] Jens Schoor (GER) 3-2: 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 6-11, 11-9 (58m)
Rui Soares (POR) bt [15] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 (25m)
[10] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [29] Michael McCue (CAN) 3-1: 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-9 (66m)
Bernat Jaume (ESP) bt [4] Christopher Gordon (USA) 3-2: 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 (81m)
[18] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt [5] Vikram Malhotra (IND) 3-0: 13-11, 11-6, 11-6 (43m)
[30] Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt [8] Nick Sachvie (CAN) 3-1: 11-8, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5 (58m)
[11] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [28] Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY) 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 11-3 (62m)
[2] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [32] Kristian Frost (DEN) 3-2: 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-4 (88m)
[25] George Parker (ENG) bt [3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) 3-1: 11-4, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10 (66m)
[12] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) bt [17] Andrew Schnell (CAN) 3-1: 12-14, 11-2, 11-4, 13-11 (49m)
[9] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt [20] Chris Hanson (USA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-1 (29m)
[7] Peter Creed (WAL) bt [31] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) 3-1: 11-4, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6 (40m)
[6] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt [27] Evan Williams (NZL) 3-1: 11-8, 11-13, 11-6, 12-10 (51m)
[14] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt Robertino Pezzota (ARG) 3-1: 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5 (55m)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt Lyell Fuller (ENG) 3-1: 13-15, 11-6, 11-9, 13-11 (66m)
Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt [21] Adam Murrills (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-2, 11-6 (32m)
 
The AJ Bell PSA World Championships will be staged at the National Squash Centre in Manchester from the 8th to 13th December before moving to the iconic city centre location Manchester Central.
 
UNSQUASHABLE is committed to developing equipment to be used by the world’s leading players because we believe that engineering equipment for professional competition makes for a better product for the everyday player.
 
James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
 
Sarah-Jane Perry uses the UNSQUASHABLE SARAH-JANE PERRY AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
 
Joel Makin, Iker Pajares Bernabeu, Charlie Lee, Miles Jenkins and Bernat Jaume use the UNSQUASHABLE Y-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
 
Josh Masters, George Parker and Patrick Rooney use the UNSQUASHABLE TOUR-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
 
UNSQUASHABLE sponsored players and brand ambassadors competing on the PSA World Tour are sponsored by AJ Bell, one of the UK’s largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services.
 
For more information regarding the 2017 AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championships, visit: www.ajbellworldchampionships.com & www.squashsite.com