Qualifiers paradise in Richmond’s draw!

The North American Open features the new PSA seeding system, which has thrown up some tremendous first round clashes, including Australia’s former world champion David Palmer (pic front) against New York-based Egyptian Wael El Hindi (pic back). Also the new British national champion Daryl Selby faces, with the Malaysian Azlan Iskandar, a tough 1st round encounter. The tournament also has an unusual feature with several qualifiers drawn together in the bottom half of the draw, which offers a guaranteed second round place for at least two lower-ranked PSA members. The $115,000 championship starts today with the 1st qualifying round.