Bribar Tipton Grand Prix Draw
24th May 2012
The draw is out for the final Grand Prix of the series and it’s all to play for in the men’s singles as Welshman Ryan Jenkins and Scotsman Gavin Rumgay are separated by just one point as they head to the Bribar Tipton Grand Prix.
Jenkins currently narrowly leads the standings on 416 points but Rumgay is breathing down his neck on 414.5 points with just this final tournament to go. The draw could also benefit Rumgay as (if seedings go according to plan), Jenkins is due to meet England senior international Chris Doran in the semi-finals while Rumgay could face Filip Szymanski.
If both reach the final, it will become a head-to-head shootout for the Bribar Tipton title as well as the overall Grand Prix title as the trophies are paraded out on the final weekend.
Also hoping to spoil the Jenkins/Rumgay party are Matt Ware, Paul McCreery, Damien Nicholls and Aki Tsuji who could all provide a killer blow to either of the rivals hopes at this deciding event.
The women’s competition is a much more straightforward affair as Yuko Tsuji has reigned supreme throughout the Grand Prix season and can look forward to picking up her title at Tipton.
She will, however, be hoping to pick up her sixth Grand Prix title of the year to stamp her dominance over her rivals this season.
Hoping to upset her party will be Guernsey’s international star Alice Loveridge as well as English senior internationals Karina Le Fevre and Emily Bates. Bates appearing in only her second Grand Prix of the season after reaching the semi-finals in Newcastle.
Of course there are also several more overall titles to play for with the boys’ and girls’ under-21s, the restricted singles, veteran singles and all the banded events from the Grand Prix series.