In the women’s main class, Margie Alley from the USA, the winner of the first tournament in 2019, is certainly the top favourite, but there are no less than seven other women who can also play at the top.
Like Margie Alley, Silke Kind from Germany has two first, two second and two third places at the World Championships so far. Rie Koyama of Japan, whose compatriot Yurie Kato won a medal in both 2019 and 2022, will be the defending champion and will also be in the mix.
Elisabeth Ildal from Denmark has done well in the first two tournaments and most recently at the German Open in Düsseldorf and will have something to say about it. Anat Robinson from Israel, who underperformed in class 2 last year, and Brigitte Plehn from Germany certainly intend to do the same. Eszter Agnes Nagy from Hungary, who is competing in an international PPP tournament for the first time in Wels, is a blank slate. The two Germans Margarethe Gursch and Gaby Salingré and the Swiss Monika Morgenthaler, on the other hand, only have outside chances.