Less than 3 weeks until the Yonex Welsh International

Posted by Laura Morgan at 11:11 on 7 November 2014

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Less than 3 weeks until the Yonex Welsh International and the acceptance list has been published.
With some of the world’s top 60 competing in every event, it is, once again, promising to be a high quality and wonderfully competitive tournament.

In pursuit of the Men’s Singles title is world no.34 Henri Hurskainen (SWE) and no.41 Andre Kurniawen Tedjono (INA) however last year’s winner, Spain’s Pablo Abian (#46), will be keen to retain his title.

The Women’s Singles will see the world no.30 Beatriz Corrales (Spain) try to better her runner-up place from last year’s tournament and become Women’s Singles Champion however Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri (#38) and Stefani Stoeva (#46) will be challenging her for the accolade.

Commonwealth athletes Derrick Ng and Adrian Liu from Canada (#60) and Scotland’s Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh (#67) will feature in the Men’s Doubles event whilst the Women’s Doubles event has attracted world no.22 Stefani and Gabriela Stoeva (BUL), Canada’s Phyllis Chan and Alex Bruce and the new partnership of Heather Olver and Lauren Smith (ENG).

Winner’s of the Hungarian International, Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh will be looking for success in the Mixed Doubles event whilst Canada’s Alex Bruce and Toby Ng (#52) will also be looking to contest the title.

From a Welsh perspective, Commonwealth athlete Dan Font will be competing in the main draw of the Men’s Singles event whilst Welsh Juniors Tsung Fong Mo and William Kitching will look to progress through the qualifying rounds.

Currently on Team Wales duties in Poland for the European Mixed Team Championships Qualifiers, Carissa Turner, Aimee Moran and Jordan Hart will be looking to progress to the latter rounds of the Women’s Singles at their home event.

The new partnership of Oliver Gwilt and Nic Strange will look to pick up valuable ranking points in the Men’s Doubles. Oliver will partner up with sister Emilie in the mixed whilst his doubles partner Nic Strange will partner up with Jordan Hart.

The Anglo-Welsh partnership of Kerri Scott and Aimee Moran will be hoping to make a mark in the Women’s Doubles event.

To see the full acceptance list, please click here.