Wadi Degla Men's World Championship:
 Karim Abdel Gawad
(Egy) 3-1  Ramy Ashour (Egy)
5/11, 11/6, 11/7, 2/1 rtd (50m)
Gawad claims World Title
as Ashour pulls up injured
Adbel Gawad is the 2016 Men's World Champion after his
opponent Ramy Ashour was forced to retuie with injury in
the fourth game of the all-Egyptian final at the Wadi Degla Club
Three-time champion Ashour, who had a rest day when defending
champion Gregory Gaultier pulled out of their semi-final with
injury, took the first game but Gawad struck back to take the
next two, and looked to be in control of affairs when Ashour's
injury jinx struck again.
In the women's Wadi Degla Open final, also an all-Egyptian
affair between Wadia Degla teammates Raneem El Welily and
Nouran Gohar, it was Welily who prevailed in four games.
Match Report and Quotes
Match report and quotes
Day at Wadi Degla, and first up will be two local favourites,
both double world junior champions and both playing at their
Nouran Gohar and Raneem El Welily have met five
times, with the more experienced Welily winning the first three
before Gohar triumphed in this year's British and China Opens.
Now, they'll be playing to become the inaugural Wadi Degla Open
After that's decided it's time for the Men's World
Championship Final which, for just the second time ever,
features two compatriots playing in their home country (check
the History page to find out who they're following -
although you can probably make a good guess).
Ashour is no stranger to World Finals, he's won three and
lost one, but for Karim Abdel Gawad this is a new
experience, it will be just his second World Series final.
They've met four times with Ashour winning them all. The last
two meetings were in last year's Worlds third round, and in this
year's Hong Kong final.
This time though they've got their sights set on not just a
major title, but on becoming the World Champion, and there are
only fourteen people who've done that before ...
Full Draws &