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Jing Yi quits BAM (pic)

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Published: 27 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi has quit the national team – less than a month before the Myanmar SEA Games.

The 22-year-old Jing Yi, who competed in last year’s London Olympic Games, submitted her resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Friday.

It is learnt that Jing Yi no longer feels that she could contribute in the singles event. She wanted to switch to the doubles but did not get the blessing and decided to leave. Women's singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi has quit the national team as she felt she could no longer contribute as a singles player.

The Penangite, who joined the BAM Academy as a 13-year-old, won her third national singles title last year. Her best achievement was representing the country in two Uber Cup Finals in 2008 and 2010 and winning a team bronze at the 2011 Indonesia SEA Games.

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A big blow to Thien How-Wee Kiong (pic)

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Published: 25 November 2013
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PETALING JAYA: Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong have been denied a lucrative payday – no thanks to poor planning by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

The duo were ranked eighth in the Super Series men’s doubles standings after the China Open a fortnight ago but were not entered for the last leg at the Hong Kong Open, which ended on Sunday. Hoon Thien How (left) and Tan Wee Kiong are pipped to a Super Series Finals berth at the Cheras Badminton Stadium (KLBA) from Dec 11-15.

As a result, they were pipped to a Super Series Finals berth at the Cheras Badminton Stadium (KLBA) from Dec 11-15.

Only the top eight are eligible to compete in the US$500,000 (RM1.61mil) and each country is only allowed to have a maximum of two pairs.

South Korea’s Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang jumped three places from ninth to sixth after making the final in Hong Kong to push Thien How-Wee Kiong to ninth spot.

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Chris Adcock & Gabby White win Hong Kong title (pic)

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Published: 25 November 2013
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England's Chris Adcock and Gabby White cemented a successful first year as a mixed doubles partnership by winning the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon.

The husband-and-wife team beat China's Cheng Liu and Bao Yixin 21-14 24-22 to become only the second English pairing to win on the Superseries circuit.England's Chris Adcock and Gabby White cemented a successful first year as a mixed doubles partnership by winning the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon.

Men's doubles duo Nathan Robertson and Anthony Clark were the first in 2009.
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Chris Adcock

Adcock, 24, and White, 23, had already beaten Olympic champions Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the semi-finals.

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Lee Chong Wei victorious at Hong Kong Open (pic)

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Published: 25 November 2013
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Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei stormed to victory in the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, whipping Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight games to bag his sixth tournament of the season.

HONG KONG: Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei stormed to victory in the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, whipping Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight games to bag his sixth tournament of the season.

Amid raucous support at the Hong Kong Coliseum, top-seeded Lee needed only 33 minutes to inflict a 21-13, 21-9 bruising on his three-time Asian champion opponent.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after winning the men's singles final match against Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia at the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament. Lee won 21-13, 21-9.

The victory means the 31-year-old goes into next month's Badminton World Federation (BWF) finals on home soil having won six of the Superseries' 12 rounds.

Lee's dominant display against the Indonesian, which included 24 winning smashes, capped a superb tournament in which he did not drop a single game.

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Chong Wei to meet Boonsak in HK semis (pic)

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Published: 22 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will be out to safeguard his five-year unbeaten run against Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand when the old hands clash in the men’s singles semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon on Saturday.

On Friday, top seed Chong Wei was in ruthless form when he crushed reigning French Open champion Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-8, 21-17 in just 34 minutes.Boonsak Ponsana defeated Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittignhus 21-17, 21-16 to set up a semi-final match with Lee Chong Wei.

The 31-year-old Boonsak was also in his element when he toyed around with Hans-Kristian Vittignhus before romping to a 21-17, 21-16 win.

Chong Wei is the only Malaysian left in the fray following the defeat of Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying to Chris Adcock-Gabriele White of England in the mixed doubles event. The Malaysian duo went down 18-21, 12-21.

National coach Rashid Sidek said that Chong Wei, who has not lost to Boonsak since his defeat to the Thai star at the Asian Badminton Championships in 2008, has a good chance to end the Super Series season on a high note.

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