Bath Grand Prix draw announced

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Zach Ferris

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A strong field of over 175 players will head South West as the Grand Prix series returns to the City of Bath. Hosted at the fantastic Bath Arena at the University’s training village, 30 tables will be in use throughout the weekend of 11th & 12th February 2017.

Overall leader in the Men’s Singles, Darius Knight, will be looking to widen the gap at the top of the standings from the second seed position. Ahead of him will be Northamptonshire’s Chris Doran, who makes his third Grand Prix appearance of the season. Making a return to playing on English soil will be international player Helshan Weerasinghe who makes up the top three. Looking to challenge them will be Mike O’Driscoll, Ryota Kawai and Callum Evans, who all boast a great deal of experience at this level.

On the Women’s side, number one seed Haoyu Liu will be looking to maintain her 100% Grand Prix record by claiming a second title to back up her maiden victory in Tipton. Fellow University of Nottingham student and number three seed, Yolanda King, may be the one to defeat Liu having spent many hours in the practice hall together. Hannah Hicks, who won in Blackpool, will also be looking to win a second event of the season. English youngsters Kate Cheer and Denise Payet and Irish international Ashley Givan look most likely of causing a possible upset.

The complete draw can be seen in the online programme here.

Next up on this seasons Grand Prix circuit is the seventh main event, which will be played in the new David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham. This will be followed by two Satellite events, in Jersey and Burgess Hill, before the season finale in London where the overall champions will be confirmed.

Enter Nottingham Grand Prix here.

Enter Jersey Satellite Grand Prix here.

See the current Grand Prix points standings here.

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