• Daren Liew, Tan Chun Seang advance to Taiwan Masters quarters

    Taipei: Two former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttlers - Daren Liew and Tan Chun Seang have advanced to the last eight of the $55,000 Taiwan Masters GP on Thursday.Daren Liew could restart his career through Taiwan Masters. (photo: Granular)

    Daren Liew could restart his career through Taiwan Masters. (photo: Granular)

  • Taiwan Masters: Daren Liew advances, Goh Jin Wei exits

    Taipei: It's clear that not every shuttlers is adopting to the new 11x5 scoring format well. At the ongoing Chinese Taipei Masters that kicked off the opening round on Wednesday, we saw some shuttlers were striving while some were struggling under that experimental 11-point format.Daren Liew of Malaysia. (photo: Granular)

    Daren Liew of Malaysia. (photo: Granular)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong race into Thailand Masters quarters

    Bangkok: Former World No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong swept into the Thailand Masters quarter-finals in just 39 minutes with a quick-fire win over South Koreans Choi Solgyu/Kim Jae Hwan on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong to face tough opponents Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang on Thursday.

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong to face tough opponents Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang on Thursday.

  • Muar City become Resorts World Genting Purple League champions despite loss

    Kuala Lumpur: Muar City BC were crowned Resorts World Genting Purple League champions despite losing to Puchong United BC 8-9 in the final match that was held at the Arena of Stars in Genting on Sunday.Congratulations to Muar City for winning their second consecutive Purple League title. (photo: Purple League)

    Congratulations to Muar City for winning their second consecutive Purple League title. (photo: Purple League)

  • Muar City blow out Kajang 15-2 in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite the absence of their top men's singles player Lee Hyun Il, the best team in Malaysia Purple League - Muar City extended their winning streak to 6-0 after beating Kajang 15-2 on Saturday.Tan Chun Seang plays a crucial role in the Muar City team. (photo: Muar City)

    Tan Chun Seang plays a crucial role in the Muar City team. (photo: Muar City)

  • Muar City hand Klang United a 15-0 trashing in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Muar City BC, the Malaysia Purple League's top team handed the second lowest ranked Purple League team Klang United a 15-0 bashing in their tie held Sunday in Sentosa Sports Arena.Mak Hee Chun (front) and Tan Boon Heong are helping Muar City to become a serious Purple League championship contender. (photo: Muar City)

    Mak Hee Chun (front) and Tan Boon Heong are helping Muar City to become a serious Purple League championship contender. (photo: Muar City)

  • Thailand Open: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong roll into second round

    Bangkok: The unseeded Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong fended off strong resistance from Chan Tsz Kit/Law Cheuk Him of Hong Kong before they outlasted the Hong Kong pair 21-17, 22-20 in 29 minutes in the men's doubles first round of Thailand Open on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are hoping for good outing at Thailand Open.

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are hoping for good outing at Thailand Open.

  • Thailand Open: Chong Wei Feng, Daren Liew make early exit again

    Bangkok: When Tuesday began, the talk was about whether Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew could live up to expectations and produce good showings at the Thailand Open in Bangkok.Hope Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng can come back wiser and stronger.

    Hope Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng can come back wiser and stronger.

  • Chong Wei Feng seeks Olympic dream

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 33 men's singles player from Malaysia Chong Wei Feng has found it increasingly difficult for him to qualify for the Rio Olympics when he has been playing below-par this season with the exception of the SEA Games men's singles title that he won in June.

    Nevertheless, the 28-year-old Malaysian who was sidelined by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in preference of Lee Chong Wei for the 2015 Jakarta World Championships, refused to give up on his dream of competing in the Rio Olympics.Chong Wei Feng needs an Olympic effort if he wants to play in the 2016 Olympics.

    Chong Wei Feng needs an Olympic effort if he wants to play in the 2016 Olympics.

  • Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi, Tan Chun Seang, Tee Jing Yi roll at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Daren Liew struggled but moved nearer to his potential second title of the year by defeating Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam 21-14, 18-21, 21-8 on Thursday at the Indonesia International Challenge. Liew claimed the confidence boosting Polish Open triumph in March 2015.Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

    Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

  • Indonesia International Challenge: Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi advance

    East Java: Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew fought from a set down to overcome Indonesian Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin 21-23, 21-4, 21-10 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of 2015 Indonesia International Challenge.

    Liew and Fauzin met for the first time in their career on Wednesday, and the Indonesia player who ranked world No. 190 was able to steal a set against Liew who ranked world No. 86. Fortunately, Daren Liew managed to play some superb badminton to fend off a fine effort from his young Indonesia opponent in 50 minutes. Liew will take on Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam who also encountered a tough fight in the men's singles second round, where he was made to work to dispatch Kaushal Dharmamer of India 17-21, 21-10, 21-16 in 55 minutes.Now its time for Daren Liew to deliver results.

    Now its time for Daren Liew to deliver results.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong off to a good start at ´White Nights 2015´

    Gatchina: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong was off to good start at the ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge on Thursday as they're looking to rejuvenate their careers. The Malaysian duo moved into the second round with a straight-sets 21-9, 21-6 win over Andrei Goncharenko/Alexandr Kozyrev of Russia. They will take on another Russian pair Vladimir Rusin/Liya Zdanov on Friday.Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong continue to impress on their comeback.

    Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong continue to impress on their comeback.

  • Chun Seang, Misbun Ramdan, Teck Zhi, Arif exit Sabah Open

    Kuala Lumpur: It's been a wild ride at the 2014 Sabah Open since Wednesday, after several fan-favorite have been knocked out of the competition.

    The first shock came on Wednesday when former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) player Tan Chun Seang retired from his opening men's singles match to 18-year-old junior shuttler Soong Joo Ven.It's time for young players such as Misbun Ramdan Misbun to step up to fill badminton vacuum in Malaysia

    It's time for young players such as Misbun Ramdan Misbun to step up to fill badminton vacuum in Malaysia


  • Teck Zhi, Zulfadli, Arif advance at Macau Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Fought back from a set down, the 2013 Asian Junior champion Soo Teck Zhi lived up to his billing on Tuesday to beat 10th seed Vladimir Malkov of Russia in the first round of the Macau Open 10-21, 21-10, 21-14 in 45 minutes.Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

    Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

  • Lee Hyun-il outlasts Tan Chun Seang to win Kuching International

    Kuching: The world number 60, veteran comeback kid Lee Hyun-Il who was the hero in South Korea upsetting China for last month’s Asian Games team title, overcame Malaysia’s Tan Chun Seang 17-21,21-16,21-11 to win the Maybank Kuching International Badminton Challenge men’s singles crown on Sunday.Lee Hyun-Il (left) and Tan Chun Seang - Photos by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

    Lee Hyun-Il (left) and Tan Chun Seang - Photos by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

  • Lee Hyun-Il vs Tan Chun Seang in Kuching final

    Kuching: As expected, tournament favorite Lee Hyun-Il of South Korea cruised into the men’s singles final of Maybank Malaysia Kuching International Challenge at Stadium Perpaduan on Saturday.Lee Hyun-il is probably trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics

    Lee Hyun-il is probably trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics

    The top seed dashed Malaysia’s 2011 world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli hopes of progressing further in the competition by beating him 21-17, 21-7 in just 31 minutes.

  • Prannoy beats Chun Seang to reach Vietnam Open final

    Hanoi: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has marched into the men's singles final of the USD 50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix after a tough semi-final battle at the Tan Binh Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City.India’s H.S. Prannoy beats Tan Chun Seang in the men’s singles semi-finals at the Vietnam Open

    India’s H.S. Prannoy beats Tan Chun Seang in the men’s singles semi-finals at the Vietnam Open

    Seeded fifth, the Indian took 57 minutes to see off 10th seed Tan Chun Seang of Malaysia 21-16, 14-21, 24-22 in an edge-of-the-seat semifinal encounter to set up a summit clash with top seed Indonesian Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka.

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Chun Seang, Soon Huat advance to 2nd round

    Taipei: Former back-up shuttler of Malaysia Tan Chun Seang struggled in Taiwan Open badminton championships opening match before overcoming gallant Taiwanese Chu Han-chou 21-6, 20-22, 21-17.Tan Chun Seang's entire career has been shadowed by injuries and ban imposed by BAM

    Tan Chun Seang's entire career has been shadowed by injuries and ban imposed by BAM


  • Thrilling Day for Malaysian at Quarter Finals of New Zealand Badminton Open

    After a relatively smooth run through the first 2 rounds of the tournament, the New Zealand is finally live up to its hype with some exciting matches in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, yes, two matches in one day.“That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

    “That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

  • Misbun Ramdan Misbun is fighting to fill the vacant singles slot for Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun had asked for a two-day grace period for the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial  as he had just arrived from Romania on Tuesday night after winning his first international title this year – at the Romanian International on Sunday. It was his fifth international crown since leaving BAM to become an independent player in January last year.Ramdan will play in the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial on Friday.

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