The draw for both the men’s Janko Computers-sponsored Open singles and the women’s Jean Sandel-sponsored Open singles will be released on Wednesday. The events are scheduled for March 12-14.

This decision has been made because of the risk of further pull-outs because of Covid-19 and the need to perform a redraw.

Currently there are 84 in the men’s singles and 40 in the women’s singles. Two further entries are required at this stage to enable the perfect draw, which is divisible by six. Players will play four games and mark two between 9am Saturday and lunchtime on Sunday. Post section will follow on Sunday afternoon and on Monday.

West End will act as headquarters, with play also at Paritutu, Fitzroy and Inglewood.