Hong Kong's junior squash stars will have a chance to test themselves against some of the world's top-ranked senior players at the Buler Challenge Cup next month. The competition, which offers total prize money of $160,000, will be played at the Hong Kong Squash Centre from February 7 to 12. It has attracted 16 of the world's top 100 women players. In the men's category, the number one seed is defending champion Wong Wai-hang of Hong Kong, who has the highest world ranking - 70 - among the competitors. Among those who have gained direct entry to the main draw are New Zealand's Shelley Kitchen (world number 16) and Tamsyn Leevey (25), Tegwan Malik of Wales (23), and Australia's Amelia Pittock (29) and Melissa Martin (31). Hong Kong's number one women's player, Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin, is the second seed. Chiu, who is ranked 17 in the world, will play Delia Arnold of Malaysia (number 52) in the first round. All four Hong Kong girls, who won both the Asian and world junior team championships last year, will compete in the qualifiers which start on February 7. Leung Shin-nga and Chiu Ka-kei, both of Belilios Public School, and Jockey Club Ti-I College's Annie Au Wing-chi and Joey Chan Ho-ling will relish the opportunity to reach the main draw, where they could face top international players. The girls, who were recently nominated to the Team Event category at next month's Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards, will be looking forward to proving themselves in a professional competition. And Shin-nga will be especially confident after capturing the under-17 Scottish Junior Open title in Edinburgh last month.Five more Hong Kong girls will take part in the 16-player qualifying competition - Karen Lau Siu-ying, Dorothy Ko Sin-ting, Karla Chong Man-kiu, Carmen Lee Ka-man and Liu Tsz-ling. 'This is a satellite competition on the international circuit, and the important thing is that players can pick up valuable experience,' said Hong Kong coach Tony Choi Yuk-kwan. In the men's section, Hong Kong's Dick Lau and Roger Ngan will enter the main draw, along with Wong. Two juniors - Max Lee Ho-yin and Chiu Ho-fai - will play in the qualifiers. Last year, Ho-fai reached the second round of the main tournament. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's juniors will take on seniors this week in selection play-offs for next month's Asian Championships in Taipei.