Final World Olympic Qualification begins in Doha

Russell Moore

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The Final World Olympic Qualification Tournament begins today in Doha, Qatar with six British hopefuls taking on their last chance to secure an automatic London 2012 spot before the final team selection on May 15th.

Paul Drinkhall, Andrew Baggaley, Liam Pitchford, Joanna Parker, Na Liu (IRL) and Naomi Owen (WAL) will all begin their campaigns today in the hope that by Sunday they could have reached the final of the tournament, and therefore, an Olympic place.

Keep an eye on the ETTA Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates and the main website for a full round-up at the end of the day’s play.

Also watch the action live from tables 1 and 2 on itTV with three games featuring British players LIVE on the first day alone.

Full Draw Details:

Men’s Singles:
Group 7:
Sharath Kamal Achanta (15:00 – Thurs) Televised
Andrew Baggaley
Jan Zibrat (16:15 – Fri)
Kirill Gerassimenko (09:30 – Thurs)
Group 10:
Bartosz Such (15:45 – Thurs) Televised
Liam Pitchford
Pablo Tabachnik (10:15 – Thurs)
Marcos Madrid (17:00 – Fri)
Group 12:
Paul Drinkhall
Constantin Cioti (12:30 – Fri)
Barney Reed (12:30 – Thurs)
Vitaly Nekhvedovich (18:00 – Thurs)
Mounaim Tirselt (17:00 – Fri)

Women’s Singles:
Group 6:
Carole Grundisch (11:45 – Thurs) Televised
Liu Na
Katarzyna Grzybowksa (14:00 – Fri)
Maryam Samet (16:30 – Thurs)
Group 8:
Gabriela Feher (17:15 – Thurs)
Joanna Parker
Shamini Kumaresan (14:00 – Fri)
Aia Mohamed (11:45 – Thurs)
Group 12:
Barbora Balazova (12:30 – Thurs)
Naomi Owen
Yana Noskova (14:45 – Fri) Televised
Mahjobeh Omrani (18:00 – Thurs)

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