For my 100th posting, I thought I'll be the first to report that James Chua has done it! The unseeded youngster has upset Ong Ewe Hock to win the M'sian Open. Here's the report copied from Star online: PENANG: Unseeded James Chua finally made it to the big time, beating defending champion Ong Ewe Hock in straight games to win the men’s singles title at the Malaysian Open badminton championships for his first-ever crown in the World Grand Prix Circuit at the Penang International Sports Arena yesterday. The 23-year-old Sarawakian, runner-up in the Swiss Open in March this year, took 41 minutes to beat veteran and fifth seed Ewe Hock 15-10, 15-6 to take home US$9,600. James was not at all surprised to emerge champion. “I have been trying to win international honours for some time and I’m proud that I have finally achieved it,” said James who stunned national number one Wong Choong Hann and Lee Tsuen Seng en route to the final. Ewe Hock, who collected US$4,800 for his efforts, said he was not disappointed to lose the title. “I have given my best...I’m not disappointed over this defeat,” said the 30-year-old Ewe Hock. There was no double joy for Malaysia as Choong Tan Fook and Chang Kim Wai failed to win the men’s doubles title. The unseeded pair went down 14-17, 3-15 to China’s Liu Yong and Chen Qiqiu in 40 minutes. In the women’s singles, China’s Hu Ting stunned top seed Camilla Martin of Denmark 11-8, 11-6 to emerge champion. China picked up their third title when Huang Nanyan-Yang Wei beat Zhang Yawen-Zhao Tingting in an all-Chinese affair in the women’s doubles. Final results MEN’S SINGLES: James Chua (Mas) bt Ong Ewe Hock (Mas) 15-10, 15-6. MEN’S DOUBLES: Liu Yong-Chen Qiqiu (Chn) bt Choong Tan Fook-Chang Kim Wai (Mas) 17-14, 15-3. WOMEN’S SINGLES: Hu Ting (Chn) bt Camilla Martin (Den) 11-8, 11-6. WOMEN’S DOUBLES: Huang Nanyan-Yang Wei (Chn) bt Zhang Yawen-Zhao Tingting (Chn) 11-5, 11-5. Adelina: bummer about the M'sians losing in the men's doubles though China got some consolation for not having any of its players in the men's final by taking the women's singles and doubles..good on them!