20 Feb 2020

Once again the destination is Wladyslawowo, once again the goal is gold, to repeat the success of last year when the tournament was staged in May.

Three men and four women, who emerged successful some nine months ago appear on the entry list for the 2020 Polish Para Open; play commences on Thursday 20th February.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

In the men’s singles events, Belgium’s Marc Ledoux, Poland’s Patrick Chojnowski and Hungary’s Peter Palos all compete.

Patrick Chojnowski is the top seed in class 10, as is Peter Palos in class 11; for Marc Ledoux, arguably he faces a much more testing challenge, he is the no.3 seed in class 8, behind Frenchman Thomas Bouvais and Sweden’s Linus Karlsson.

Somewhat similarly in the women’s events, Croatia’s Andela Muzinic, Russia’s Nadejda Pushpasheva, Norway’s Aida Dahlen and Turkey’s Merve Demir are the players aiming once again to secure the top prize in Wladyslawowo.

However, only three can achieve the feat. Aida Dahlen is the top seed in class 7-8, Merve Demir in class 10; Andela Muzinic is at the head of the order in class 2-3 and appears in the same first stage group as Nadejda Pushpasheva. Last May, Nadejda Pushpasheva emerged the winner in class 1-2, Andela Muzinic secured the class 3 title.

May medallists

Also, significantly, in the men’s singles events, finishing last year as silver medallists, Chile’s Cristian Dettoni is the top seed in men’s class 6; likewise Great Britain’s Billy Shilton is once again on duty in class 8, as is Russia’s Dmitry Lavrov in class 1 and the host nation’s Maksym Chuzicki in class 7.

Furthermore, bronze medallists at the 2019 edition, Chile’s Luis Bustamente Flores is the top seed in class 2 as is Great Britain’s Josh Stacey in class 9.

Meanwhile, in the men’s singles, Korea Republic’s Joo Youngdae leads the list in class in class 1, Poland’s Maciej Nalepka is at the top of the order in class 3 as is colleague Rafael Lis in class 4. Norway’s Tommy Urhaug is the no.1 seed in class 5, the position Germany’s Björn Schnake holds in class 7.

In the women’s events, Hong Kong’s Ng Mui Wui, silver medallist in 2019, is the top seed in class 11; Korea Republic’s Kang Oejeong heads the order in class 4-5, Germany’s Stephanie Grebe in class 6, Turkey’s Nesilhan Kavas in class 9.

Play concludes on Saturday 22nd February.

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