Provisional seedings announced for WSF World Masters

The provisional seedings have been announced for the 2024 WSF World Masters Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 15-22 August.

The World Masters, which is being organised this year by the European Squash Federation, sees squash players aged 35+ competing in age categories for the title of world champion.

The event has had over 1,000 entries this year, breaking the previous record of 951 set at Johannesburg 2016.

Among the top seeds in the various age categories are former World No.9 Laurens Jan Anjema of the Netherlands (Men’s 40+), Pan American Games bronze medallist Nicolette Fernandes of Guyana (Women’s 40+), former World No.7 Derek Ryan of Ireland (Men’s 50+) and six-time World Masters champion Geoffrey Davenport of Australia (Men’s 65+).

View all the seedings for the WSF World Masters 2024 here

Provisional seeding was conducted by the WSF Masters Commission, taking into account a variety of factors including SquashLevels; a database of 6,500 players comparing results between 2015 and 2022; other significant Masters results between 2020 and 2024 where international players were permitted to play; SquashInfo; and additional details provided by national federations and players.

Final seedings will be confirmed following the expiration of the seeding appeals period. Players have the opportunity to challenge seedings by contacting the WSF Office (admin@worldsquash.org) no later than (23:59 UK BST/GMT+1) on Tuesday, 16th July 2024.

Top seeds, 2024 WSF World Masters Squash Championships:
Women’s 35+ Lizelle Muller (RSA)
Women’s 40+ Nicolette Fernandes (GUY)
Women’s 45+ Lauren Kinsey-Briggs (GBR)
Women’s 50+ Karen Meakins (BAR)
Women’s 55+ Lauren Wagner (CAN)
Women’s 60+ Susan Hillier (AUS)
Women’s 65+ Mary Sceney (IRE)
Women’s 70+ Pauline Douglas (SCO)
Women’s 75+ Ann Manley (ENG)

Men’s 35+ James Snell (ENG)
Men’s 40+ Laurens-Jan Anjema (NED)
Men’s 45+ Christian Drakenberg (SWE)
Men’s 50+ Derek Ryan (IRE)
Men’s 55+ Michael Tootill (RSA)
Men’s 60+ Willie Hosey (IRE)
Men’s 65+ Geoffrey Davenport (AUS)
Men’s 70+ Johnny Orsmond (RSA)
Men’s 75+ Brian Cook (AUS)
Men’s 80+ Howard Armitage (CAN)

The WSF Seeding Panel is made up of the WSF Masters Commission (representatives from Australia, England, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and United States of America) and invited players who have a current knowledge of individual age groups.

Find out more about the 2024 WSF World Masters Squash Championships at wsfworldmasters2024.nl.

This year’s World Masters also sees the return of the Masters Nations Cup, a popular team event that runs within the main competition. Find out more about the Masters Nations Cup here.

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