The welsh international has made a flying start to this season and will be looking to maintain this winning run and continue to rise up the PSA rankings.

Makin has indicated he wants to reach the top 8 this season and to do this he must but in big performances at these Platinum events. Makin will be confident to make his way through this tournament with a bye in the first round and either Mathieu Castagnet or Iker Pajares Bernabeu in the second round.

He is then seeded to meet Paul Coll in the third round but up until this point anything can happen. This seems a tough draw for Joel, with Coll making his first ever World Championship final and Iker climbing up the PSA rankings, but he will be confident to display further success in this tournament.

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