Sunday, February 27, 2011

German Open from 1st-6th March-2011

The Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold 2011 will be played from 1st to 6th March 2011.

The Badminton Grand Prix are level 3 events, that rank just below the Super Series events. These Grand Prix events are individual badminton events where participants compete in the Singles (Men & Women) and Doubles (Mens, Women, and Mixed) events, but there is no team event at the Grand Prix.

Badminton Grand Prix and are comprised of two levels. The Grand Prix Gold, and the Grand Prix, the higher level being the Grand Prix Gold that offers more prize money to the winners.

Click here for more general information about the various levels of Badminton tournaments

The Grand Prix Gold being a premier badminton event, some of the world's best players will be seen in action at Germany. The Indians who will be in the fray at the German Open Grand Prix Gold -2011 are Aditi Mutatkar, Anand Pawar, Ajay Jayaram, Aditya Elango, and Anup Sridhar.

The first round draws for the Indian men are as below:

Anup Sridhar vs. Dieter Domke (Germany)
Ajay Jayaram vs. Daren Liew (Malaysia)
Aditya Elango vs. Jen Hao Hsu (Chinese Taipei)
Anand Pawar vs. Ivan Sozonov (Russia)

In the women's singles event, Aditi Mutatkar will be playing in the qualifiers, and she will have to win to qualifying rounds to get into the main draw. Aditi will be playing against local girl Carola Bott (Germany) in the first round.
2-Mar Updates:
Anand Pawar & Ajay Jayaram have advanced to 2nd round. The other Indians are out of the tournament. Click link below for more information.

3-Mar Updates:
Anand Pawar & Ajay Jayaram both went down fighting in the 2nd round. Cilck below link for more details.


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