Day One: Preview & Line-Up

The 2023-24 CIB PSA World Championships get underway today, with 32 matches taking place on a busy first day in Cairo, Egypt.

Play starts at 12:00 (GMT+3) across the four traditional courts at the Palm Hills Club, with the glass court introduced at 19:00 for four evening matches. Live scores will be available to view here.

Among the star attractions on the opening day will be defending champions and World No.1’s Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag, who will take on Jessica Turnbull and Todd Harrity, respectively. El Sherbini will begin her quest for a record-equalling eighth title, while Farag will be looking to become World Champion for the fifth time. World No.4’s Diego Elias and Nele Gilis will also open their accounts on the glass court.

Elsewhere in the first round, there are a number of well-poised first-round ties in the women’s draw, with England teammates Sarah-Jane Perry and Jasmine Hutton coming up against one another, and top 20 ranked players Fayrouz Aboelkheir facing Nada Abbas, and Hollie Naughton taking on Salma Hany.

Former World Champions Tarek Momen and Karim Abdel Gawad will also get their campaigns underway in the men’s draw, with No.8 seed Momen facing George Parker, and No.5 seed Gawad squaring off against Timothy Brownell.

In total, there will be players from 18 different countries taking to the court at the Palm Hills Club.

Order of play: Glass Court

19:30 Marina Stefanoni (USA) v [4] Nele Gilis (BEL)

20:15 [1] Ali Farag (EGY) v Todd Harrity (USA) 

21:00 [1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Jessica Turnbull (AUS)

21:45 Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT) v [3] Diego Elias (PER)

Order of play: Court 1

12:00 Tesni Murphy (WAL) v Enora Villard (FRA)

12:45 [16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) v Shahjahan Khan (USA)

13:30 Danielle Ray (CAN) v Cindy Merlo (SUI)

14:15 Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) v Juan Camilo Vargas (COL)

16:00 [15] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v Jasmine Hutton (ENG)

16:45 Iker Pajares (ESP) v Tom Walsh (ENG)

17:30 Menna Hamed (EGY) v Nardine Garas (EGY)

Order of play: Court 2

12:00 Ka Yi Lee (HKG) v [11] Amina Orfi (EGY)

12:45 Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) v Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY)

13:30 Hana Ramadan (EGY) v Alex Haydon (AUS)

14:15 Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA) v [14] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY)

16:00 [5] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Timothy Brownell (USA)

16:45 Hollie Naughton (CAN) v [10] Salma Hany (EGY)

17:30 Rory Stewart (SCO) v Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI)Order of play: Court 3

12:00 [WC] Amina El Rihany (EGY) v Millie Tomlinson (ENG)

12:45 Karim El Hammamy (EGY) v Addeen Idrakie (MAS)

13:30 Aifa Azman (MAS) v [7] Tinne Gilis (BEL)

14:15 George Parker (ENG) v [8] Tarek Momen (EGY)

16:00 [8] Olivia Weaver (USA) v Haya Ali (EGY)

16:45 Greg Lobban (SCO) v [WC] Mazen Gamal (EGY)

17:30 Marta Dominguez (ESP) v Yiwen Chan (MAS)

Order of play: Court 4

12:00 Georgia Adderley (SCO) v Chan Sin Yuk (HKG)

12:45 Rui Soares (POR) v Moustafa Elsirty (EGY)

13:30 [16] Nada Abbas (EGY) v Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY)

14:15 Leandro Romiglio (ARG) v [15] Miguel Rodriguez (COL)

16:00 [11] Victor Crouin (FRA) v Andrew Douglas (USA)

16:45 Torrie Malik (ENG) v Sana Ibrahim (EGY)

17:30 Simon Herbert (ENG) v Leung Chi Hin Henry (HKG)