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PSA Dec 1 2000 Rankings: Peter Nicol Retains #1 position.

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12.1.00

WORLD No4
EVANS BECOMES HIGHEST-RANKED WELSHMAN
David Evans moves up
to No4 in the new December Dunlop PSA Men’s World Rankings, announced
today (1 December) by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), to become
the highest world-ranked Welshman of all-time.

Scotland’s world champion Peter Nicol,
who has just returned to the PSA Tour after a leg injury which caused
him to miss both the British and US Opens, retains his No1 position, ahead
of Canada’s Jonathon Power and England’s Simon Parke, at 2 and 3, respectively.

Evans, the 26-year-old from Pontypool
who in October became the first Welshman to win the British Open title,
rose six places to No5 in last month’s rankings – but his move to No4
takes him above the career-best No5 ranking his compatriot Alex Gough,
from Newport, achieved in July 1998.

Remarkably, Gough also registers a
welcome return to December’s top ten list at No9 – after plummeting to
a three-year low of 22 in March. Now based in Nottingham, Gough was a
quarter-finalist in October’s British Open, reached the final of the Motor
City Open in Detroit a week later, then clinched the MAAA Invitational
title in Canada last week.

Scotland’s Martin Heath, who beat
Ahmed Barada en-route to the final of last month’s Florida Open in the
USA, moves up to No6, just behind the Egyptian who slips to No5. Australia’s
Joseph Kneipp joins David Evans in celebrating his best-ever PSA world
ranking this month. The Amsterdam-based 27-year-old, a British Open quarter-finalist,
moves up to No13 after reaching the MAAA Invitational final.

Three players record highest-ever
rankings in the top thirty – former world junior champion Ong Beng Hee
moves one place to 22 after reaching the final of last month’s Macau Open;
Australia’s John Williams, 28, from Victoria, rises to 24; and England’s
Lee Beachill, moves up to No25 after reaching the semi-finals of the MAAA
Invitational in Montreal.

Issued on behalf of: PSA For further
information: Howard Harding howhard@aol.com

 

Dec 1 2000 World
Men’s Rankings

1 [1] Peter Nicol SCO
2 [2] Jonathon Power CAN
3 [3] Simon Parke ENG
4 [5] David Evans WAL
5 [4] Ahmed Barada EGY
6 [9] Martin Heath SCO
7 [6] Paul Johnson ENG
8 [7] David Palmer AUS
9 [13] Alex Gough WAL
10 [8] Paul Price AUS
11 [11] Mark Chaloner ENG
12 [10] Del Harris ENG
13 [16] Joseph Kneipp AUS
14 [14] John White SCO
15 [17] Nick Taylor ENG
16 [15] Thierry Lincou FRA
17 [19] Anthony Hill AUS
18 [21] Stewart Boswell AUS
19 [22] Omar Elborolossy EGY
20 [18] Graham Ryding CAN

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