The stage is set at the Emirates Arena for the opening day of the 2017 Scottish Open Grand Prix. Stand by for five days of world-class badminton with more than 300 competitors from 37 nations taking part. Action starts at 9am and tickets are available.
The world’s fastest racquet sport never fails to deliver superb spectator action and just a few short months after the TOTAL BWF World Championships captivated the Glasgow crowds badminton returns to the Emirates Arena.
The best Scottish players are ready to take on competitors coming from as far as China, Malaysia, Australia, Russia and Brazil making this year’s Scottish Open Grand Prix once more a truly global event. And in addition to the on court action there’s fun for all the family throughout the event in the shape of face painting, green screen photography, not to mention the chance to meet some of Scotland’s star players, prize competitions, and more.
Our ‘one to watch’ today is Scotland’s Kieran Merrilees (pictured) fresh from his World Championship showdown with Lin Dan. Merrilees is seeded No.11 in the men’s singles and is set for a battle of the Brits clash with Rajiv Ouseph having been drawn in the same half of the draw as the European champion Rajiv Ouseph.
If all goes according to seeding then Merrilees and top seed Ouseph – a two-time Scottish Open victor – will face off in the third round of the tournament.
Today’s action starts at 9am all the way through until 10pm with qualifying rounds in all events together with the first round of the men’s singles.
Tickets in advance for the Scottish Open Grand Prix are available online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
Tickets on the day are available from the Emirates Arena box office priced: Adults £7 ~ Concessions (U16s and >65s) £5. Season tickets are also available priced at Adults £16 and Concessions £10.