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BAM cuts down to just 2 main groups (pic)

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Published: 10 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: A new structure, a five-year strategic plan, and the return of former internationals Tan Aik Mong and Razif Sidek.

These are some of the highlights from a comprehensive five-year plan unveiled by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on Saturday at the council meeting, which was endorsed by all his members – unanimously.

The 66-year-old Tengku Mahaleel said that he had trimmed the previous BAM’s elaborate structure to only two main groups - the Talent Management Group (TMG) and the Service Support Group (SSG).Tan Aik Mong (left) with BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff after the council meeting. Aik Mong will now be in charge of coaching, training, development and tournament plans.

He has done away with the executive committee (exco) and all seven sub-committees, including the all-powerful coaching and training committee (CNT).

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Minh loses title at Taipei Open badminton (pic)

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Published: 10 September 2013
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VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese badminton star Nguyen Tien Minh failed to defend his title at the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, which concluded in New Taipei City yesterday, Sept 8.

Minh, the world No 5 and tournament favourite, did not look quite his usual self as he lost 21-19, 9-21, 18-21 to unseeded Son Won-ho of South Korea in the men's final, which lasted around 80 minutes.

South Korean players also dominated all other categories of the annual US$200,000 event.Vietnamese badminton star Nguyen Tien Minh.

In the women's singles, No 1 seed Sung Ji-huyn defeated Tai Tzu Ying, No 2, of the hosts 21-16, 21-9.

Shin Baek-choel and Jang Ye-na trounced teammates Yoo Yeon-seong and Eom Hye-won 22-20, 12-21, 21-16 in the mixed doubles pool.

The men's doubles saw Kim Ki-jung and Kim Sa-rang defeat Lee Sheng Mu and Tsai Chia Hsin of Chinese Taipei 21-11, 21-11.

There was no match in the women's doubles as Jung Kying-eun and Kim Ha-na were awarded victory after teammate pair Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan withdrew.

 

The Indian Badminton League Finals: One unforgettable evening (pic)

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Published: 03 September 2013
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The IBL finals which saw Hyderabad Hotshots face off against the Awadhe Warriors boasted a tough game all around with an overall score of 3-1 with the Hyderabad Hotshots taking home the gold.

After a month of electrifying badminton matches, the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League came to an end at the Sardar Indian Badminton League Champion - Hyderabad Hotshots Ajay Jayaram and Saina NehwalVallabhai Patel Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. And what an evening it was! Days after the league table kept getting smaller with some surprising knockouts and some predictable ones, Hyderabad Hotshots and Awadhe Warriors were the two teams that made it to the finals.

The NSCI stadium, located opposite the Haji Ali sea face, looked brilliant, lit up with bright lights, fantastic sound and decorative flags all over. The games were well organised, unlike most sporting events -- there were ushers and security guards helping those who couldn't find their way.

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Badminton players fail in attempt to break world record in Epsom (pic)

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Published: 03 September 2013
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Badminton players failed in an ambitious bid to break the world record on Saturday.

Not enough people turned up to Ebbisham Sports Club in Epsom to break the record for the longest rally, which required at least 120 players.

But badminton club chairman Oliver Creasey said they did get a rally of 62 people, aged 6 to 77. Tilly Ip takes part in a 24-hour badminton marathon

He said junior players at the Ebbisham Performance Centre also completed a 24-hour marathon.

He said: "There were junior members playing on court at all times from Friday 6pm to Saturday 6pm. "We have raised over £1,000 through sponsorship of this event and selling raffle tickets on the day."

The event raised money for the performance centre and MERU, a charity which provides equipment for disabled children.

 

Chong Wei hopes to make amends (pic)

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Published: 03 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei is wasting no time switching his attention from the Indian Badminton League (IBL) to defending his title at the Japan Open from Sept 17-22.

While many would have taken a short break after 18 days of playing badminton in six Indian cities, the dedicated Chong Wei showed up for training at the Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara Monday.

“The IBL was a good experience for me and several other Malaysians. It was competitive but fun. The participation of eight Malaysian players also showed that we are marketable outside the country,” he said. Lee Chong Wei: 'Now, my focus is on the Japan Open. There are only a few of us going for this Super Series and I hope to produce good results for the country.'

Besides Chong Wei, who was the highest paid player in the league at a price of US$135,000 (RM444,000), the other Malaysians were Chong Wei Feng, Liew Daren, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.

“Now, my focus is on the Japan Open. There are only a few of us going for this Super Series and I hope to produce good results for the country,” he added.

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