🏸 The stage is set at the Emirates Arena for the 2019 Scottish Open Grand Prix. Stand by for four days of world-class badminton taking place 21-24 November with competitors from 40 nations taking part. Tickets are on sale.
The world’s fastest racquet sport never fails to deliver superb spectator action and the waiting is over for the Glasgow crowds as the Scottish Open return for its annual fixture at Emirates Arena.
First held in 1907, the Scottish Open Grand Prix is the third oldest badminton tournament in the world and has grown into great spectator experience of late with numerous world, Olympic, Commonwealth and European champions taking part in recent years.
306 athletes from 40 countries and all five continents are taking part with the best Scottish players taking on competitors from as far as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, India, Malaysia and New Zealand, making the Scottish Open Grand Prix once more a truly global event.
Scotland is well represented across the event with two seeded Scottish pairs, as Adam Hall partners with Alex Dunn in the men’s doubles and Julie MacPherson in the mixed doubles.
Hall and Dunn are seeded third and will face Andreas Fleischer (Denmark) and Adam Gozzi (Sweden) in the first round with the potential to meet talented French youngsters Christo and Toma Junior Popov in the second.
Fellow Scots Christopher and Matthew Grimley begin proceedings with a stern test against Danish fourth seeds Mathias Bay-Smidt and Lasse Mølhede.
In the mixed doubles Hall and McPherson, who are seeded fourth, play French duo Eloi Adam and Margot Lambert.
England’s Toby Penty, who was the 2017 men’s singles champion, is seeded second and opens his campaign against Estonia’s Raul Must. The top seed is India’s rising superstar Lakshya Sen who, along with winning World Junior bronze and Olympic Youth Games silver last year is in a stunning run of form, having won the men’s singles at his last three tournaments – the SaarLorLux Open, Dutch Open and Belgian International.
Germany’s Yvonne Li, who reached the semi-finals of the SaarLorLux Open, starts as favourite to win the women’s singles with Canadian Brittney Tam the second seed.
French pair Delphine Delrue and Lea Palermo, semi-finalists at the 2018 Scottish Open, are top seeds in the women’s doubles and will face English duo Annie Lado and Lizzie Tolman in the opening round.
See below for the full draw, daily schedule and ticket information.
🏸 Full draw can be viewed here.
⏰ Daily schedule:
Thursday 21 November. 9am-5.30pm: Qualifying rounds. 5.30pm onwards: First round of men’s singles & mixed doubles.
Friday 22 November. 9am-10pm: First round of women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles; second round of men’s singles and mixed doubles
Saturday 23 November. 10am-10pm: Quarter- and semi-finals of all events
Sunday 24 November. 12 noon-6pm: Finals and medal ceremonies of all events
🎟️ Tickets in advance are available online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
🎟️ Tickets on the day available from the Emirates Arena box office.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Dalmarnock railway station is a 5-10 minute walk from the Emirates Arena. Services at this station run regularly all day on Monday to Saturday on the Argyle Line through Glasgow Central Low Level, on Sunday there is a limited service. The main car park is on the left and there is an overflow car park on the right. Note: At major events the car park can get very busy.