World Series Finals: Ashour withdrawn, Shorbagy replaced!

World No8 and 10th in the World Series Standings Mohamed El Shorbagy took Ramy Ashous place to make his debut in LondonWorld No8 and 10th in the World Series Standings Mohamed El Shorbagy took Ramy Ashous place to make his debut in London

A recurring hamstring injury has caused Egypt’s Ramy Ashour to withdraw from next week’s ATCO PSA World Series Finals in London which features the 8 players who earned the most points from the 9 PSA World Series championships in 2011. The $110,000 event will take place for the 3rd time at The Queen’s Club, from 4-8 January 2012.

The 24-year-old from Cairo has been plagued with hamstring and adductor injuries – and will now undergo specialist treatment in a clinic in Cologne in Germany in January.

Ashour’s place in the Finals line-up will be taken by fellow countryman Mohamed El Shorbagy (pic), the 20-year-old world No8 from Alexandria who will be making his debut in the championship.

Renewed groups and time schedule:

Group 1: James Willstrop (England), Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egypt), Karim Darwish (Egypt), Mohd Azlan Iskandar (Malaysia)

Group 2: Nick Matthew (England), Gregory Gaultier (France), Amr Shabana (Egypt), Peter Barker (England)

Wednesday 4th January 2012 draw:
Group 1 – Mohamed El Shorbagy v Mohd Azlan Iskandar
Group 1 – James Willstrop v Karim Darwish
Group 2 – Nick Matthew v Gregory Gaultier
Group 2 – Amr Shabana v Peter Barker

Thursday 5th January 2012 draw:
Group 1 – Karim Darwish v Mohd Azlan Iskandar
Group 1 – James Willstrop v Mohamed El Shorbagy
Group 2 – Nick Matthew v Amr Shabana
Group 2 – Gregory Gaultier v Peter Barker

Friday 6th January 2012 draw:
Group 1 – James Willstrop v Mohd Azlan Iskandar
Group 1 – Mohamed El Shorbagy v Karim Darwish
Group 2 – Nick Matthew v Peter Barker
Group 2 – Gregory Gaultier v Amr Shabana

Saturday 7th January 2012 draw:
Semi Finals:
Group 1 Winner v Group 2 Runner Up
Group 1 Runner up v Group 2 Winner

Sunday 8th January 2012 draw:
Final