Acceptance list for the YONEX Welsh International published

Posted by Lucie Gwilt at 04:10 on 29 October 2015

With just 3 weeks until the Yonex Welsh International, the acceptance list has finally been published.
With some of the World’s top players 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.22 Rajiv Ouseph (ENG) and no.41 Vladimir Malkov (RUS) however last year’s winner, Scotland’s Kieran Merrilees (#125), will be keen to retain his title.


The Women’s Singles will see the world no. 26 Beatriz Corrales (SPAIN) fighting to retain her title from last year’s tournament and become Women’s Singles Champion for a second year in a row however Germany’s Karin Schnaase (#29) and Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri (#37) will be challenging her for the accolade.


The duo of Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis (#25) will be looking to give England another win in the Men’s Doubles event, whilst the Women’s Doubles event has attracted world no.13 Stefani and Gabriela Stoeva (BUL) as well as last year’s winners, England’s Heather Olver and Lauren Smith (#24).


The French partnership of Ronan Labar and Emilie Lefel (#22) are ranked top seeds to win the Mixed Doubles event, however Sam and Chloe Magee of Ireland (#30) will be looking to contest the title.


From a Welsh perspective, young Welsh players Tsung Fong Mo, Matthew Pritchard and William Kitching will be looking to progress through the qualifying rounds for the Men’s Singles, whilst Commonwealth athlete Oliver Gwilt will be competing in the main draw of the Men’s Doubles, with Scottish partner Matt Carder, as well as in the Mixed doubles with younger sister, Emilie Gwilt. Wales’ own Carissa Turner will be playing in the main draw for the Women’s singles, whilst Aimee Moran and Jordan Hart will be looking progress through the qualifying rounds at their home event.


The Oates brothers, Andrew and Scott will be looking to kick off their Senior International debut in the qualifying rounds of the Men’s Doubles, whilst brother-sister pair of Tsung Fong Mo and Gean Sou Mo will be looking to do the same in the Mixed Doubles.


The anglo-welsh partnerships of Jessica Hopton and Jordan Hart, as well as Rachel Vickers and Emilie Gwilt will be hoping to make a mark in the Women’s doubles event, with both pairings making the main draw.


To see the full acceptance list, please click here.