Yonex-Sunrise HONG KONG Open SS 2014 : Qualifying & R/32 (18-19th November 2014)

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Author: CLELY

Reference: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php/148885-Yonex-Sunrise-HONG-KONG-Open-SS-2014-Qualifying-amp-R-32-(18th-amp-19th-November-2014)?p=2293933#post2293933

Venue : Hong Kong Coliseum, Kowloon-HKG SAR, China

Total prize money : US$350,000

Tournament information : http://www.hkbadmintonassn.org.hk/en…hong-kong-open

Schedule/Result/LiveScore : http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…0-455FB7F5DA5B

HKG time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt…ma=Find%20Time

2013 WINNERS => http://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…E21&d=20131124

MS – Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
WS – Wang Yihan (CHN)
MD – Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR)
WD – Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua (CHN)
XD – Chris Adcock/Gabrielle White (ENG)

The last stop of 12 SS installments in the run up to next month’s Dubai Finals. Two prominent names who miss HKG Open this year are world #1 in both singles disciplines: Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui. There are some late withdrawals in the main draw according to last update from tournamentsoftware.com : Lin Dan (CHN), Nichaon Jindapon (THA), Selvanus Geh/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA), Tang Jinhua/Tang Yuanting (CHN).

We’ll see heavyweight competition in all five categories and expect upsets as this has become usual in recent Superseries tournaments.

The qualification will start on the 18th – the most notable names in this stage are none other but two runner-ups of the just concluded China Open SSP, Akane Yamaguchi and Korean mixed doubles pair of Yoo Yeon Seong/Eom Hye Won. Both of them had displayed excellent badminton in Fuzhou and looking forward to do same feat in Hong Kong.

Men’s singles top two contenders, Chen Long and Jan Jorgensen will be challenged by a number of darkhorses like Son Wan Ho, Chou Tien Chen, Srikanth, Kashyap and certainly home hope Wei Nan & Hu Yun. A similar story for WS as last year’s winner and runner-up, Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian who will be looking to atone for their exits in the China Open SSP. They will find a tough path into the final contest with a string of strong rivals such as Nehwal, Sindhu, Marin, Intanon and Japanese women’s singles looking to derail their mission here.

In doubles department, there’s interesting developments with some scratch pairs trying their skill against the established partnerships.

QUALIFICATION order of play (09.30am local time, 4 courts) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…A5B&d=20141118