Cheers Youth International Badminton Championships 2006

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  1. Sealman

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    I was impressed with this Hong Kong boy's mature play. Would bet he will win the U17 title... or at least make it to the semi-finals...
     

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    Many thanks for the pics, Sealman. At least our overseas BFers can now get a glimpse of what the tourney looks like, especially the young faces in action.


    BSU17

    I'll pay particular attention to the talent from Hong Kong, Wong Shu Ki, #3, from now onwards and hope that your prediction is correct. As mentioned earlier, this event has the highest number of 128 entries but only half of the 8 seeds managed to advance to today's QF.

    Tan Aik Quan #2 (MAS) and three others from Singapore, Chen Guorui #5, Tang Kirt Soon #7 and Ng Zong Ren #8, all lost to Chinese Taipei rivals in either R2 or R3. Aik Quan was surprisingly eliminated by unseeded Gu Hou Min 21-19, 14-21, 16-21 in R3, who in turn was revenged by Malaysian, Syawal Mohd Ismail 22-20, 11-21, 21-16.

    Malaysia has the most number of quarter-finalists represented by Teo Kok Siang #1, Kuan Kam Chung #4 and unseeded Syawal, while Chinese Taipei has 2 and one each from Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong. The ties for the BS17 in today's QF are:

    1. Teo Kok Siang #1 (MAS) v Chou Tien Chen (TPE)
    2. Kuan Kam Chung (MAS) #4 v Wu Chi Hsuan (TPE)
    3. Ricky Widianto #6 (SIN) v Wong Shu Ki #3 (HKG) - Match of the Day
    4. Nyoman Prima Guna Laksana (INA) v Muhd Syawal Mohd Ismail (MAS)

    GSU17

    Just like the BSU17, this category proves to be as interesting and we have a strong contingent of Singapore girls who are able to advance to the QF. The seeding was almost spot on with 7 seeds in action. Only Singapore's Yao Lei #3 was knocked out 21-16, 22-20 in R2 by unseeded Malaysian, Sannatasah Saniru who went on to beat Chan Hung Yung (HKG) 21-13, 21-16 in R3. She is the sole unseeded player to qualify for the QF this evening:

    1. Gu Juan #1 (SIN) v Tiffany Chase-Currier #8 (MAS)
    2. Zhang Beiwen #4 (SIN) v Tee Jing Yi #5 (MAS) - Match of the Day.
    3. Chen Jiayuan #7 (SIN) v Sannatasah Saniru (MAS) - Another tight match!
    4. Fu Mingtian #2 (SIN) v Vivian Hoo Kah Mun #6 (MAS)

    So one can say it is Singapore v Malaysia for this category and it should not be missed if you want to see all the pretty girls in great action! :)

    And thanks Mr Sealman for not capturing me making the wrong calls! :D

    Please don't miss taking pics for the above two U17 singles especially! Starting times for them according to the schedule are 4.55 pm (BSU17) and 7.50 pm GSU17.
     
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    Quarter Finals Results for U17 Singles

    BSU17

    Yes as expected, the Ricky Widianto (SIN) v Wong Shu Ki (HKG) match turned out to be the most intensely fought but, in the end, the more experienced Ricky turned out the winner in 50 min with a score of 23-21, 21-17. Ricky was more cautious as Wong won many points with his big smash.

    The remainder of the ties were all captured by the Malaysians in straight games. Unseeded Syawal was the most impressive as he again beat Indonesian Nyoman Prima Guna Laksana in straight games 21-15, 21-15 in 25 min.

    So for today's semi finals, Teo Kok Siang will meet doubles partner, Kuan Kam Chung and Syawal will meet Ricky for the honour of appearing in tomorrow's grand finals.

    So in the absence of players from the other strong countries, China, Korea and Japan, Malaysia has a strong U17 boys' contingent, not even Chinese Taipei nor Indonesia can overcome.

    GSU17

    Touted as a competition between Singapore and Malaysia as half of all the quarter finalists are from these two countries.

    Out of the four matches, two were easy for Singapore whilst two others were fought neck-to-neck by the players.

    Singapore's dominance in this category was almost assured but for the defeat of Chen Jiayuan #7 to the Malaysian Sannatasah Saniru, who again surprised with an energy sapping three-game win of 16-21, 21-19 and 21-16 in 50 min.

    But as predicted the match between Singapore's Zhang Beiwen #4 and Malaysia's Tee Jing Yi #5 turned out to be the most exciting. Zhang showed superior skill but was a little careless. On the other hand, Tee was a fighter all the way and was the harder smasher. In the end, only the maximun three games were able to settle the issue with Zhang coming out on top with a close 21-18, 17-21, 21-17 victory.

    No.1 seed Gu Juan and no.2 seed teammate Fu Mingtian proceeded to the SF with relatively easy straight game wins over Malaysians Tiffany Chase-Currier and Vivien Hoo respectively.

    For today's SF, Gu will face doubles partner, Zhang while Fu will be tested by Sannatasah whether Fu deserves her ranking. ;) Another exciting event in the offing!

    The girls' U17 doubles SFwill also be a Singapore v Malaysia affair. At 3.00 pm, Gu Juan/Zhang Beiwen will meet Vivian Hoo/Sannatasah Saniru and later at 7.30 pm, Fu Mingtian/Yao Lei will challenge Vhong Vee Vian/Yeow Mie Xi.

    From 8 pm, the boys' U17 doubles SF will be contested by:

    1. Setyo Widiharto/Azhadin Azhar (INA) v Yang Po Hshing/Lin Shih Kai (TPE),
    2. Kuan Kam Chung/Teo Kok Siang (MAS) v Huang Po Yi/Lu Hsin Hao (TPE).
     
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    I want to see GSU17's photos,or The photos of Singapore team.my live in Liaoning China.My English is poor,but I may read,Thank yours post very much.
     
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    any feedback on the younger under 11 and under 13 players both boy's and girls? Are there any potential prospects? How bout new players from new countries that joined?
     
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    I'm a newbie photographer learning badminton photography. Pardon me if the photos are poorly taken...
     

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    Finals day. Some Singles action:
     

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    Boy U17 singles finals action. Ricky Widanto (Singapore) was using a NS6000. I hope the Malaysian boy Kuan Kam Chung will make it to the national squad and maybe replace Lee Chong Wei :) Brillant play in the final imho.
     

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    Some girls U15 doubles action. Indonesia vs Singapore. Actually the Singapore girls are Thai. Not sure if they are new imports. "Slacker" and "Utopia" were drooling... :D
     

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    Finals Results

    The CYI 2006 came to a close last Saturday.

    Indonesia came out tops with 7 titles, mainly in the lower age-groups (BSU11, GSU13, BSU13, BDU13, GSU14, BDU15 and GDU15) followied by Singapore with 5 (GSU11, BSU15, GSU17, GDU17 and BSU19), Malaysia with 3 (BSU17, BDU17 and BSU19) and newcomers, Philippines 1 (GDU13).

    Unfortunately Chinese Taipei and Sri Lanka did not win any title, although the former appeared in two finals (BDU13 & BDU17 )and the latter one (GDU13).

    Three matches went the full distance as follows:

    1. BSU11: Edi Bagus Kurniawan (INA) b Eska Rifanjaya (INA) 21-15, 15-21, 21-15.

    2. GDU13: Malvinne Ann Denice Alcala/Gelita Castillo (PHI) b K.M. Achini Rathnasir/P. Upuli Samanthika (SRI) 19-21, 21-17, 21-10.

    3. GSU17: Fu Mingtian (SIN) b Zhang Beiwen (SIN) 22-20, 13-21, 21-17.

    Having defeated Gu Juan #1 the day before, Zhang had a strong chance to create another upset on Fu Mingtian, #2 but she was a little careless and made a number of unforced errors. Fu surprised by playing a much better game than her performance during the Malaysian Satellite in Alor Star.

    Zhang appears to be physically taller and stronger among the China imports of her time and she is quick and has a good balance. I think if she works harder and given more exposure, she could turn out to be Singapore's next best singles player after Li Li and Xing Aiying. Gu Juan could also make it if she can grow taller and become more focussed. Her skills are good.

    From these encounters, it is reassuring to note that Singapore has quite a strong backup in the women's section.

    As for plucky 16 year-old Ricky Widianto, our Indonesian import who won the BDU19 with Chayut Triyachart and the BSU17 runner-up title, losing out in the Finals to Kam Chung Kuan (MAS) 11-21, 21-23, he impressed by playing in a higher doubles age-group (BDU19). They not only won but also beat the #1 seed, Lim Khim Wah and Mak Hee Chun, in a close three-gamer, 21-13, 10-21 and 22-10 during the SF. In the past, Singapore players were no match for their Malaysian doubles' counterparts, especially in doubles. It seems to me that Ricky is a rather cautious player and a little defensive. I think it would do well for him to be more aggressive and make greater use of his powerful smash.
     
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    Sealman, thanks for the pictures. Appreciate it very much.
     
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    You're most welcome, javaboy. :)
     
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    Sealman, thanks for the photos.thank you very much.
     

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