Latest Badminton News and Articles

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

Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 796

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.

Read more ...
 

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

Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 689

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.
Continue reading the main story   

    “We have dared to dream about this moment for a long time”

Chris Adcock

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

Read more ...
 

Lee Chong Wei victorious at Hong Kong Open (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 673

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.

Read more ...
 

Chong Wei to meet Boonsak in HK semis (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 701

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.

Read more ...
 

Chan-Goh qualify for Super Series Finals (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 642

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s top mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying crashed out in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon on Friday – but they can still afford to smile.

The world No. 5 have virtually sealed their spot in the BWF World Super Series Finals – from Dec 11-15 at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton (KLBA) Stadium in Cheras – as one of the eight qualifiers. Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying were defeated 18-21, 12-21 in the Hong Kong Open quarter-finals by England’s Chris Adcock-Gabrielle White.

On Friday, the duo went down 18-21, 12-21 to England’s Chris Adcock-Gabrielle White in 38 minutes but their quarter-final appearance in the Hong Kong Open, which is the last leg of the 12-stop Tour, is good enough to secure them a spot for the season finale in Kuala Lumpur.

Only the top eight pairs after the 12 legs get to compete in the Finals and Peng Soon-Liu Ying are expected to end the season as the seventh qualifier.

National coach Jeremy Gan was happy that they had made the cut for the Finals but agreed that they had ended the season without any outstanding achievement this year.

Read more ...
 

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Malaysia Open 2016

Badminton Videos for 2016 malaysia open

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

Recommended badminton news for you