The countrywide badminton body has set a goal of triumphing titles on the Toyota Thailand Open to be held in Bangkok later this month.
The World Tour Super 500 tournament at Indoor Stadium, Hua Mark, offers a total handbag of US$350,000 and qualifying factors for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The July 30-Aug 7 occasion is also being organized to rejoice His Majesty the King’s birthday on July 28.
The match has attracted players from 20 nations, which includes world and Olympic champions as well as top-ranked stars.
There are 5 categories — men’s and women’s singles, men’s and girls’ doubles and blended doubles.
The event has acquired the backing of Gongsak Yodmani, governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand.
Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, president of the Badminton Association of Thailand, said the once a year opposition has gained extra significance this year because it serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympics.
“It is essential for our players, in addition to for stars from different countries, to benefit factors for Olympic berths,” she stated.
“We have more famous gamers in the event this 12 months.”
Among the contributors in the men’s singles is the arena’s pinnacle four players — No.1 and world champion Kento Momota of Japan, No.2 Shi Yuqi of China, No.3 Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan and No. Four Chen Long of China — in addition to 5-time world champion and -time Olympic winner Lin Dan of China.
The women’s singles event functions world No.2 and previous international champion Nozomi Okura of Japan, No.3 and All England champion Chen Yufei of China, No. Four Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, No.5 PV Sindhu of India and No.6 He Bingjiao of China.
In the ladies’ doubles, the sector’s pinnacle-3 pairs from Japan have shown their participation, which includes reigning world champions Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara.
Top-ranked Marcus Fernaldi and Kevin Sanjaya of Indonesia will lead the field within the men’s doubles, while the combined doubles event functions global champions and top duo Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong of China.
The local players encompass former global champion Ratchanok Intanon, Kantaphon Wangcharoen, Nitchaon Jindapol, Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Bodin Isara, Maneepong Jongjit, Jongkolphan Kititharakul, Rawinda Prajongjai, Sapsiree Taerattanachai, and Dechapol Puavaranukroh.
Panama hopes the united states of America wins as a minimum two titles with the quality bets being Ratchanok in the ladies’ singles and Dechapol and Sapsiree in the combined doubles.
In the 2018 edition, Thai players failed to win a single name.
Ratchanok seeded sixth for the match, will begin her marketing campaign towards Yvonne Li of Germany in the first round.
If she gets past the German, the former international No.1 will face either compatriot Nitchaon or Busanan in the 2d round.
“Our players had been schooling difficult. Our first-class hopes are within the girls’ singles [Ratchanok] and combined doubles [Sapsiree and Dechapol],” Panama stated.
Sapsiree and Dechapol are the fourth seeds.
The winner of every singles event gets $27,250 in prize cash and a winning pair will receive $27,650.
Patama said the BAT has spent greater than seven months to prepare for the match.
“We are running hard to make sure that everything meets the necessities set by way of the BWF [Badminton World Federation]. We also want each player to be glad,” she said.
Tickets are priced at a hundred-800 baht and to be had at Thai Ticket Major.