“I think I’m going to win it because it’s a big match and we have so many quality players.
I don’t know how they are going to beat me.
I’m looking forward to it,” said Maiko.
The women’s competition at the event will take place on Saturday and Sunday and will feature six women, including two-time Olympic bronze medallist Shiro Nagasawa.
They will compete in the same event as the men in a two-legged tournament that is designed to highlight the women’s game.
Nagasawa and the other players will also compete in a four-team, double-elimination tournament, which will see two teams play one another in a best-of-three series.
“I think it’s great to play in the women-only tournament, because it gives me an opportunity to see how the other teams play,” Nagasaw said.
While Nagasaws team will be playing against a team made up of people who have competed in the men’s tournament, she is looking forward for another challenge.
“It’s always good to be competing against a professional team, but it’s even better when you’re playing against your old friends, so it’s really exciting to see them,” Nagasesa said.
The women will be competing in the tournament for the first time since the women won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
They have been a part of that tournament every year since then.