World Tour Finals – PowerPlays and Sudden Death !

The upcoming World Tour Finals, which will bring the PSA season to an end in Cairo later this month, will feature two experimental rule changes …

World Tour Finals 2023 – 20-26 June, EDNC SODIC, Cairo, Egypt

The top eight points-earners (men and women) compete for the final titles of the season, with players split into two Pools of four. After four days of (best of three) Pool matches the top two in each Pool contest the (best of three) semi-finals, with the winners contesting best of five) finals.


Each player will start the match with Two PowerPlays which can be used at any point. Should they win a PowerPlay rally they will be awarded two points (if they lose it the opponent only gets one point).  If used at, say, 9-all, the game could be won on a PowerPlay.

For the best of five finals, three PowerPlays are available.

Sudden Death

At ten-all a sudden-death rally will be played, rather than the usual “two clear”. However, two clear will be used in the final game of a match, eg at one-all in best of three or two-all in best of five.

We’ll be covering the World Series Finals on the official tournament site, with key links and daily updates here.