Frost with lucky World Open debut!

Severe food poisoning has forced Ong Beng Hee to withdraw from this week’s Saudi PSA World Open Championship in Al-Khobar in Saudi Arabia. The 19th seed from Malaysia, due to make his 9th successive appearance in the premier annual PSA event, will be replaced in the seedings by Simon Rosner, the world No33 from Germany. And making an unexpected last-minute appearance in the draw will be ‘lucky loser’ Kristian Frost Olesen (pic), the 21-year-old world No83 from Denmark who will now line up against second seed Ramy Ashour, the world No1 from Egypt, in the first round. The Saudi PSA World Open, which now features 64 players from 24 countries, is the first World Open ever to be staged in Saudi Arabia. The event gets underway on Thursday (2 December), leading to the final on Friday 10 December.