Qatar Classic History

From 1992 to 1997 Doha hosted the Qatar International, with the first Qatar Classic taking place in 2001.

England’s Peter Nicol beat Australia’s David Palmer in the finals of 2001 and 2002, and former World #1s Lee Beachill and James Willstrop kept the title in English hands either side of the 2004 World Open, before the Egyptian hold began with Ramy Ashour, Amr Shabana and Karim Darwish winning the next three tournaments.

Since then, some of the most famous names in squash have claimed the title, with three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, reigning World #1 Mohamed ElShorbagy and former World #1 Gregory Gaultier all triumphing in Doha. Gaultier is the only player not from either Egypt or England to win the title, which since his victory in 2011 has been exclusively in Egyptian hands.

Year Men’s Final Women’s Final
2018 QC ???
2017 QC Mohamed ElShorbagy (Egy) 3-1
Tarek Momen (Egy)
2016 QC Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) 3-0
Mohamed ElShorbagy (Egy)
2015 QC Mohamed ElShorbagy (Egy) 3-1
Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
Laura Massaro (Eng) 3-2
Nour El Sherbini (Egy)
2014 WO Ramy Ashour (Egy) 3-2
Mohamed ElShorbagy (Egy)
2013 QC Mohamed ElShorbagy (Egy) 3-2
Nick Matthew (Eng)
2012 WO Ramy Ashour (Egy) 3-2
Mohamed ElShorbagy (Egy)
2011 QC Gregory Gauiltier (Fra) 3-1
James Willstrop (Eng)
Nicol David (Mas) 3-0
Madeline Perry (Irl)
2010 QC Karim Darwish (Egy) 3-1
Amr Shabana (Egy)
Nicol David (Mas) 3-0
Rachael Grinham (Aus)
2009 QC Nick Matthew (Eng) 3-0
Karmi Darwish (Egy)
Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 3-0
Rachael Grinham (Aus)
2008 QC Karim Darwish (Egy) 3-0
Amr Shabana (Egy)
Nicol David (Mas) 3-0
Natalie Grinham (Aus)
2007 QC Amr Shabana (Egy) 3-1
Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
Nicol David (Mas) 3-0
Natalie Grainger (Usa)
2006 QC (07) Ramy Ashour (Egy) 3-1
David Palmer (Aus)
Nicol David (Mas) 3-1
Natalie Grinham (Aus)
2005 QC James Willstrop (Eng) 3-0
David Palmer (Aus)
Vanessa Atkinson (Ned) 3-0
Vicky Botwright (Eng)
2004 WO Thierry Lincou (Fra) 3-2
Lee Beachill (Eng)
Vanessa Atkinson (Ned) QC 3-0
Rachael Grinham (Aus)
2003 QC Lee Beachill (Eng) 3-2
John White (Sco)
Natalie Grainger (Usa) 3-1
Carol Owens (Nzl)
2002 QC Peter Nicol (Eng) 3-2
David Palmer (Aus)
Sarah Fitz-Gerald (Aus) WO  3-1
Natalie Grainger (Usa)
2001 QC Peter Nicol (Eng)  3-2
David Palmer (Aus)
Sarah Fitz-Gerald (Aus) 3-0
Leilani Joyce (Nzl)
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