This year’s penultimate British Grand Prix event, the Bribar London GP, has seen the highest entry in three years with over 200 players to descend upon a jam-packed Redbridge Sports Centre next weekend.
The Bribar London GP (25-26th May) has been such a success that additional tables have been ordered to match the extra demand with 24 tables now due to be in use – six more than were originally proposed.
The field of competitors attending the Grand Prix is also impressive with several international names returning from the World Championships in Paris to play in London.
Leading the way is English no.1 Joanna Parker who is the top seed for the Women’s Singles followed by fellow England international Karina Le Fevre.
However, the competition remains fierce throughout with Wales’ Angharad Phillips the third seed, Egle Adomelyte fourth, Lauren Spink fifth and Spaniard Melinda Ciurcui sixth seed.
The Men’s Singles includes all the front-runners for the overall 2012-13 Grand Prix season title with Gavin Rumgay (SCO), Ryan Jenkins (WAL), Chris Doran (ENG) and Paul McCreery (IRL) fighting out the ‘battle of Britain’.
In an exciting draw there is the possibility that one of these title contenders could fall to the likes of Artur Daniel (POL), David McBeath, Matt Ware, Mike O’Driscoll, Kazeem Adeleke or Richard Andrews as the top 10 look to make their mark.
Of course, with all the banded events across the weekend too, there is the chance for any number of competitors to return home a champion.
“This is the most highly anticipated Grand Prix in years…I look forward to a packed event and some great table tennis, it’s the highlight of my year” said an excited Zach Ferris from the Events team at the ETTA
For anyone who had missed out on entering the Bribar London Grand Prix there is still one opportunity this season to get involved with the curtain-closing event at the Bribar Medway Grand Prix in Gillingham, Kent.
Download the entry form here to seal your place, but hurry, the closing date for entries is on Saturday 18thMay.
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