Sam and Chloe Magee have progressed swiftly through the Main Draw, proceeding to the Quarterfinals tomorrow, 15th November. In round 32, the Magees beat Patrick Scheiel & Franziska Volkmann from Germany after two games, 21 – 11 and 21 – 9. The second seeds had an intense first game in the last 16 but came out with a win, beating William Villeger & Sharone Bauer (France), 21 – 19 and 21 – 13. Tomorrow the Magees will face Mathias Thyrri & Mai Surrow from Denmark, who beat fifth seeds Oliver Leydon-Davis & Anona Pak in their first match. Thyrri & Surrow are the only non-seeded pair who have progressed to the Mixed Doubles Quarter Finals.
Key Highlights of the Day
An exciting match took place as the Christo Popov (France) faced number 1 seed Lakshya Sen (India) in round 16, beating the first seed after just two intense games, 21 – 17 and 21 – 19. Popov recently won a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships 2019. Lakshya Sen had gained the bronze medal in the previous year’s Championships, while also winning silver at the Youth Olympic Games. Today’s win is a big triumph for Popov, who’s shown exceeding talent, progressing swiftly through the Qualifications yesterday and making it through to the Quarter Finals. Tomorrow he will face 5 seed Felix Burestedt (Sweden).
Number 1 seed Yvonne Li has made it to the Quarter Finals after beating Sara Boyle in her the last 32. In round 16, Li faced Jordan Hart from Wales, missing out on the first game but coming back to win 19 – 21, 21 – 10, 21 – 15.
2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Carsten Mogensen & his partner Mads Pieler Kolding (5 Seeds) from Denmark have shown real glimpses of their star talent during the Irish Open. The Danish pair progressed to the Quarter Finals after beating Wei Chun Wei & Wu Guan Xun of Chinese Taipei in Round 16, 21 – 15 and 21 – 19.
Two Irish pairs competed against each other, guaranteeing a place for the Irish in the Women’s Doubles Quarter Finals. Kate Frost & Moya Ryan beat Virge Pesti (Enstonia) & Orla Flynn after two games, 21 - 14 and 21 - 17.
Play starts at 10:00 AM tomorrow at the National Indoor Arena.
To watch the Irish Open 2019 Quarter Finals, you can attend for free, or go to the Badminton Europe YouTube.
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