In round 1 of qualifications, Joshua Magee beat Nadeem Dalvi (England) with no hassle, 21 – 8, 21 – 4, however he just missed out on going to round 3, with two very close games against Lin Kuan-Ting (20 – 22, 21 – 23).
Christo Popov swept through the qualifications, with every move effortless. He’s one to watch, recently winning a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championship 2019. In round 1 Popov beat Adam Dolman (Australia), 21 -12, 21 - 13. After two games he beat Azhar Syed, and round 3 saw him face Wolfgang Gnedt (Austria), 21 - 7, 21 - 16. Tomorrow Popov will face Yang Yang of Chinese Taipei at 11:25 AM.
15-year-old Irish player Sophia Noble makes it through to the Main Draw beating Lauren Middleton (Scotland) after swift games, 21 – 11, 21 – 10. Tomorrow she will compete against Lin Hsiang Ti of Chinese Taipei at 12:35 PM.
Qualifying with ease, Rachael Darragh beat Emily Beach (England) 21- 8, 21 – 7, and Michelle Ting (England) in the second round, 21 – 13, 21 – 11. Darragh will face Katerina Tomalova from Czech Republic at 1:10 PM tomorrow.
Sara Boyle beat two players from Scotland, Rachel Sugden (Round 1) after three games and Holly Newall (Round 2) after two. Tomorrow will see Boyle compete against number 1 seed Yvonne Li (Germany) at 12:35 PM.
Vivien Sandorhazi (Hungary) will qualify in the Main Draw, after graciously winning her round 1 and 2.
Unfortunate day for the Irish Players. Mark Brady & Adam McAllister beat Tsung Fong MO & Victor Pang (Wales) in their first round. In the second round the Irish pair were beaten by Gijs Duijs & Wessel Van Der Aar from the Netherlands after three games.
Joshua Magee & Sara Boyle swiftly make it through to the Main Draw of the Mixed Doubles. They won their first match after 2 games, beating Tsung Fong Mo & Gean Sou MO (Wales), 21 – 8, 21 – 9. In the second round, they beat Sean Laureta & Orla Flynn. Thursday they will face number 6 seeds, Gregory Mairs & Victoria Williams (England) at 9:40 AM.
For today’s match results, visit the BWF website.
- Main Draw
- Play starts at 09:00 AM tomorrow at the National Indoor Arena.
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