March 1-5 Taipei will host the WPA Amway World Women' s Championship.
A lot of the top names are missing. Allison Fisher and Karen Corr are some of the stars who chose to stay home. That leaves the tournament wide open.
Still, there is plenty of talent available to fight for the $20,000 first prize and the title of World Champion.
Defending champion Ga-Young Kim must be considered a favourite.
To the short list you can also add England's Kelly Fisher, Helena Thornfeldt from Sweden, Shin-Mei Liu from Taiwan and Monica Webb (USA).
Line Kjørsvik (Norway), Wendy Jans (Belgium) and youngster Jasmin Ouschan (Austria) are some of the others that could do some damage.
The tournament is broadcast on TV. Apparently you'll be able to view some of it on the web.
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