The Heros Polish Open, the penultimate World Grand Prix event before the Olympic qualifying deadline, starts next week and although many of the big names are missing it’s certain to be make or break time for many of the lower ranked players as they vie for their Olympic places. Top seed in the Men’s Singles is China’s Luo Yigang, who’ll need a good run of form in this 1* event if he’s to persuade the Chinese NOC that he’s a good pick for the Sydney Games. He’ll be hoping to bag his first title since the Malaysian Open, over 8 months ago. Swedish Open winner Rasmus Wengberg is seeded second, ahead of Richard Vaughan of Wales and England’s Colin Haughton, who are both fighting for the second British place in the Olympics. Martin Hagberg of Sweden, who caused a stir in the Swiss Open when he beat Yong Hock Kin, is also seeded at number 11. Top seed in the Women’s Singles is Japan’s Takako Ida. Ranked 17th in the world, and Japan’s number three player, Ida will be hoping she can advance just one spot up the rankings which will put her in a qualifying position for the Games. Second seed Julia Mann of England looks fairly certain to qualify, but will want a good run to ensure to maintains her ranking position. Canada has two seeds in this event – Kara Solmundsen is in third position, and Charmaine Reid takes the number six seed. France’s Manuel Dubruille and Vincent Laigle, recent semi-finalists in the Cuba International, are the favourites for the Men’s Doubles title, with England’s James Anderson and Graham Hurrell seeded behind them in second position. Japan has the first and second seeds in the Women’s Doubles event. Top seeds Matsuda and Iwata are currently in a qualifying position for the Olympics, but teammates Yamada and Murakami, seeded second, will need to advance a few positions in the rankings if they want to be in Sydney as well. A similar story for England’s Joanne Davies and Sarah Hardaker, seeded third and just a few places away from qualifying. In the Mixed event, the top seeds are Canada’s Michael Beres and Kara Solmundsen, runners-up at the Cuba and Canada Internationals a few weeks ago, followed by world number 21 pair Pang Cheh Chang and Lim Pek Siah of Malaysia