Last years men's singles champion Rajiv Ouseph will hoping for a fifth Consecutive title, which would see him overtake Darren Hall's four wins in row 1988-1991.
Rajiv's most likely opponent in the final will be Carl Baxter (runner up for the last 4 years). Hard to see anyone else threatening Carl's place in the final although Harry Wright, Ben Beckman and Neil White will be snapping at his heals.
Bolton local girl Jenny Wallwork must be hoping to repeat her ladies doubles title with partner Gabby White,
In the men's doubles Nottingham Chris Adcock with his partner Andy Ellis, will provide a very strong challenge to last years winner Chris Langridge who will play with Peter Mills in this years event.
Should be a good event with a batch of good young players hoping to upset the established players, see you in Bolton? Regards Alan.