"I'm really happy to be honest because it shows that I'm consistent," Walden told BBC Sport.
"I've had a really difficult year, but I've comeback, won in Poland in two weight categories last week and I'm here now so things are starting to look up."
Due to the success of gold medal-winning Sarah Stevenson in the -67kg division at the World Championships this year and that of Jones, Walkden's +73kg division was
not nominated by British Taekwondo
for next year's Olympics.
As such, Walkden is expected to try and lose enough weight to rival Stevenson for a place in next year's Games.
"I'm not going to give up," stated Walkden.
"Sarah [Stevenson] has done a great job, but obviously as an athlete I have to try my hardest to get there."
On day two much of the focus will be on 2010 European Champion Aaron Cook.
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