The massive Dutch entry into their home event has seen countless players and pairs make the quarter final stage, including the top two seeds in both singles events.
Pang And Jie Yao The Big Hopes
Eric Pang survived a three-game match against Dieter Domke to book his place into the last 8 against Anand Pawar of India, who defeated Christian Lind Thomson in his second round match to reach the quarter finals. Dicky Palyama is the highest seed left in the bottom half of the draw to make the prospect of an all-Dutch final a real possibility. Palyama takes on Raul Must of Estonia in his quarter final match.
7 of the 8 seeds remain in the women’s singles, with Patty Stolzenbach defeating the 5th seeded Anu Nieminen in the first round before losing out to Sonia Su Ya Cheah in the second round. Jie Yao carries the hope of a nation, with the top seed taking on the 8th seeded Simone Prutsch in her quarter final match. The 2nd seeded Michelle Chan Ky is also safely into the quarter finals, where she takes on the 6th seeded Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland.
Massive Dutch Influence In Doubles
De Ruiter and Khodabux are the biggest names left in the men’s doubles, the 3rd seeds take on Dierickx and Golinski of Belgium. Arends and Maas as well as Bosch and Ridder were Dutch seeds that crashed out in the second round but with two other unseeded Dutch pairs reaching the last 8 to ensure a major Dutch presence.
5 of the final 8 in the women’s doubles come from the home nation, led by the top seeds to Jonathans and Van Dooremalen who take on Muskens and Peters in an all-Dutch quarter final. The 3rd seeded Piek and Tabeling take on the Danish pair of Grebak and Helsbol in their quarter final with a victory guaranteeing at least one Dutch pair into the final.
Two Dutch pairs are into the last 8 of the mixed doubles, with Meijs and Van Der Valk taking on the top seeded Poles of Mateusiak and Zieba. The second Dutch pair of Middelburg and De Visch Eibergen taking on the 2nd seeded Swiss pairing of Dumartheray and Jaquet.