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Published: 30 January 2009
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WEDNESDAY’S draw for this weekend’s Yonex Scottish National Championships features several Lanarkshire badminton stars in key matches.

The competition, which will be held at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth, could see Lanark’s Kenny Young come up against second seed Kieran Merrilees of Glasgow in the men’s singles semi-final if the draw unravels according to seeding, although former champion Gordon Thomson (Glasgow) may stand in Kenny’s way.

Rising star Kirsty Gilmour, the 15-year-old Bank of Scotland Under-17 champion from Bothwell, is expected to meet Glasgow’s Linda Sloan in the women’s singles semi-final.

Bellshill’s Andrew Bowman teams up with Edinburgh’s Jillie Cooper, the Bank of Scotland international women’s doubles champ, in the mixed doubles.

The second seeds will start with a second-round clash with Keith Turnbull from Larkhall and Kirsten Geals of Mauchline.

 

Taufik Quits Camp, Says Time to Go Own Way

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 30 January 2009
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Taufik Hidayat isn’t done with badminton — he’s just done doing it Indonesia’s way.

After 12 years in the Indonesian Badminton Association, or PSBI, national training camp, the 27-year-old officially announced his withdrawal on Friday. Though he left the camp, he still plans to pursue a professional career.

“I’ll still play as an Indonesian player, though not under the national team banner anymore,” Taufik said at a press conference. “I will never play for another country.”

 

Eei Hui-Pei Tty hoping to make history at the All-England

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 January 2009
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KUALA LUMPUR: Their week-old reign as world No. 1 passed by without any fanfare but women’s doubles pair Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty know a real party awaits them if they can defy the odds and come up triumphant at the All England in March.

Last Thursday, Eei Hui-Pei Tty dropped to the second spot in the world standings after holding on to the number tag for a week. Taiwan’s Cheng Wen-hsing-Chien Yu-chin took over as world No. 1 following their superb win over local favourites Lee Hyo-jung-Lee Kyung-won en route to winning the Korean Open title.

Pei Tty said that the last week had been rather quiet for them.

In fact, Pei Tty and Eei Hui were more excited about the short break to celebrate the Chinese New Year with their families in Perak and Penang respectively.

 

Shuttlers will head to Sarawak for mental training (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 January 2009
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PREPARATIONS for the All England and Swiss Open Super Series will begin with separate motivational camps for the national singles and doubles squads in Kuching beginning on Friday.

The motivational camps, to be conducted by mental trainer Fred Tan, has been requested by coaches Misbun Sidek and Rexy Mainaky for their players to recuperate from a tough schedule which began with the Beijing Olympics last August.

The players have already started their condition training and Rexy has maintained that the motivational camp is something players need to attend before a tough season resumes with the German Open on Feb 24-March 1.Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong were first spotted by Rexy Mainaky at the first stint in Kuching in 2006.

"The international calendar has been hectic and we had also started training immediately after the Malaysia Open.

"The motivational camp is needed to inject some freshness into the players," said Rexy.
"The players also need to do something different from the normal training schedule and that's why Kuching has been selected.

"Mental strength is a key factor that players need to improve and I am optimistic the players will gain a lot from the session in preparing for the All England and Swiss Open."

The German Open will only involve the back-up elite players while the national elite shuttlers will compete in the All England on March 3-8 and the Swiss Open on March 10-15.
 

Chong Wei to grace Langkawi tourney

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 January 2009
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The world number one shuttler, Datuk Lee Chong Wei will be invited to grace the four-day Langkawi Geopark Anpacs Badminton Open Championship 2009 starting March 17.

Its competition chairman, Datuk Mansor Ismail said Chong Wei would be invited to attend the opening ceremony to enable his fans in Langkawi to meet him.

The championship is open to teams from Thailand, Singapore, Brunei and host Malaysia, Mansor told Bernama today.

He said it targeted 20 teams each in the men’s and women’s categories while national players since 2005 were not qualified to join the tournament.

The men’s team will have one veteran doubles with players aged above 40 while there is no veteran doubles in the women’s category, he added.
He said men’s champions would walk away with RM3,000 and runners-up RM1,500 while women’s champions would receive RM1,000 and runners-up RM500.

The registration fee in the men’s category is RM300 while women’s category RM200.

The championship is jointly organised by the Langkawi Badminton Association, Langkawi Youth and Sports Office, Langkawi Development Authority and Langkawi Tourism Promotion Council. Apacs Sports Sdn Bhd is the main sponsor.

Registration can be made by calling Haso Naradass at 012-4950099, Salleh Awang (012-4722102) or Tan Poo Liong (012-4012282). The closing date is March 1.
 
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