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New Sponsorship Rules A Win-Win For Indonesia Badminton Association

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Published: 11 February 2014
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Jakarta. Badminton’s new sponsorship scheme, introduced last year, is continuing to pay dividends, with both players and the Indonesia Badminton Association finding new sponsors for the coming year.

Previously, the association, known as the PBSI, would sign a sponsorship deal with a single supplier to cover all its activities. But its new chairman, recently resigned trade minister Gita Wirjawan, has opened the market, allowing companies to sign up individual players.

The PBSI has signed a deal with Chinese sporting equipment manufacturer Li Ning to supply equipment and playing kit for the national team.

At the same time, a number of manufacturers are bidding to supply equipment to individual players as well as two of the national team’s coaches.

“The new scheme went very well with big companies such as Yonex, Li Ning and Victor joining the bid,” said senior PBSI official Joseph Halim.

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Badminton International Challenge kicks off in Lingshui of China

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Published: 11 February 2014
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Badminton World Federation (BWF) International Challenge kicked off on Feb. 12 in Lingshui of Hainan Province.

The tournament attracts more than 150 players from China, the United States, Malaysia, Hongkong, China.

Among the top-ranked players competing in the tournament are Lin Dan of China and Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia as well as Olympic doubles champion Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng.

The tournament will last five days from 12 to 16. And the total prize is 50,000 US dollars.

 

Sports Awards: Jack Buckley holds court in the world of badminton (pic)

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Published: 11 February 2014
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A YOUNG badminton star has continued his progression with another fine year in the sport in 2013.

Jack Buckley, from Trentham, has managed to cope with the heavy demand of local, county and international commitments to maintain his development.MEDAL JOY: Jack Buckley had an excellent 2013 in the world of badminton with local, county and England success.

The 14-year-old Trentham High School student, who has been playing the sport since he was six, kicked off 2013 by reaching the quarter-final stage at the English National Badminton Championships in the boys doubles under-15s in March.

A month later, Buckley captained his school side to national success at the Center Parcs National Schools Championships at Sherwood Forest, in a competition which saw 1,500 schools enter.

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Indonesia's Badminton Superliga Seeks to Attract More Foreign, Local Teams in 2015

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Published: 10 February 2014
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Surabaya. Since its inaugural event back in 2007, the Djarum Badminton Superliga has entertained the fans with the participation of top-tier shuttlers. More teams, foreign and local, are now expected to make their appearance at next year’s event.

Playing for the team Musica Flypower Champions, who defended the men’s title at Surabaya’s DBL Arena at the weekend, Germany’s top shuttler Marc Zwiebler said he hoped to bring his own team in future.

“The event is very professional, but unfortunately the European Championship qualification is taking place in Basel next week, so my friends could not come,” Zwiebler said on Sunday. “I will invite all my friends to come here next time and we can enjoy Indonesian food together.”

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Yin Loo uses downtime for eye treatment (pic)

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Published: 10 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian women’s and mixed doubles player Lim Yin Loo was sporting a new look in training.

When asked about her spectacles, Yin Loo explained that she usually wears contact lenses but they sometimes irritate her eyes and cause discomfort because of dryness. As a result, she is opting to wear spectacles until she undergoes lasik treatment for vision correction next Wednesday. Lim Yin Loo has no tournaments lined up until the Malaysian Grand Prix Gold from March 25-30. So, she has opted to go for lasik treatment next week.

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