Welshpool Junior Open Plus

Posted by Lucie Gwilt at 10:10 on 26 October 2015


The draw is now out for one of our biggest junior events this year; the Welshpool Junior Open Plus.

The Welshpool Junior Open Plus takes place this weekend at The Flash Leisure Centre, Welshpool with the U13’s & U17’s being played on the Saturday and the U15 age group being played on the Sunday.

It surely looks to be a great weekend of badminton with some eagerly anticipated matches. It is not often that the top junior players in the country meet at a competitive level, and this event will provide a great opportunity to test the players before the Junior Nationals in March.

In the U13 age group Daniel Clarke is the favourite to take the boys singles title. However he will face some stiff competition from the other players in the draw, with a few new faces to the Junior Open Series. The U13 girls singles is wide open with a number of players capable of lifting the title.

Oliver Stansfield is looking to retain both his U15 singles and boys doubles titles from last year’s event, whilst Andrew Oates and Gean Sou Mo are ranked top in the U17’s singles and together in the mixed doubles.

Badminton Wales would like to wish all players a big good luck in the competition. We are sure that the event will run as smooth as ever, and that all players will have an enjoyable weekend of high quality badminton.

For the draw and individual start times please follow this link.

(Picture above shows some of last year's finalists, with former CEO Eddie O'Neill)