Upgrade to Challenge has paid off
Date: 11/29/2012 8:42 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
This years' Yonex Welsh International (15.000 US Dollars) could be the best ever with a big entry and a quality field. The decision to apply for Challenge status has paid off with high quality players in every discipline, the hall will be at its best as usual and quality matches will be there to be enjoyed by old and young and all for free!

Badminton Wales’ policy is to deliver high class play to its public as often as it can and as cost effectively as possible so that players of all standards can be inspired to improve themselves and to work within badminton throughout the country.

For the first time in many years, we are pleased to announce that we will be joined on Thursday morning by Nia Jones and her team who will be conducting interviews and filming the event for the television programme, Heno. This will then be shown on Thursday evening at 7pm on S4C. ITV have also confirmed coverage so look out for the media. In addition to that, the event will be high profile in most of our top newspapers the length and breadth of Wales, so keep an eye open for those articles.

Welsh players will be looking to do well in what will be the most demanding WINT for some years. Carissa Turner and Sarah Thomas enjoy no 2 seed status in doubles but have a challenging draw which kicks off late on Friday evening (don’t miss it). Joe Morgan and Nic Strange, a new partnership for this year already have two tournament wins under their belts and along with Oliver Gwilt and Dan Font, also circuit winners this year, will be looking to do well. Have a look at the draws to see many of Wales best young players also looking to perform at their best over this coming 4 days. All in all, the Welsh Badminton public have a treat in store starting on Thursday morning.

Our partner Yonex as usual have added great value to the event as you would expect from the premier quality Badminton brand in the world, our thanks to them for supporting Badminton Wales and Badminton in Wales.

Click HERE to see the draws of the tournament

Article by Badminton Wales, Photo by BadmintonPhoto
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