Is there a website? From Star, http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/12/22/sports/9723567&sec=sports Wednesday December 22, 2004 Chong Wei on course after scare BY LIM TEIK HUAT IPOH: National number one Lee Chong Wei overcame an early scare from former national discard Ismail Saman before winning his opening men's singles match in the Proton-EON Badminton National Grand Prix Finals at Indera Mulia Stadium last night. The Penang-born shuttler had to claw his way back from a game down to beat Ismail 6-15, 15-4, 15-3. The 22-year-old is now virtually assured of his place in the semi-finals tomorrow. He only needs to beat Kuala Lumpur player Raymond Steven today to ensure he finishes as the Group A winner. All the group winners in the men's singles competition qualify for the semi-final. Chong Wei, who remains unbeaten in the local circuit this year, did not play in the morning because of the withdrawal of 2001 GP Finals champion James Chua. â€œThat could be the reason why I took longer to get myself warmed up. â€œBut once I got to play my normal game, I knew I could have it wrapped up,â€ said the player, who is ranked world number eight. The victory will boost his confidence now, especially when the competition gets to the crucial stage. â€œI am looking forward to confirming my place in the semi-finals,â€ he added. Wong Choong Hann and Mohd Hafiz Hashim are also virtually assured of their places in the last four. Choong Hann, the runner-up in the World Championships in Birmingham last year, secured his second win in Group D by beating Chong Wei Feng 15-6, 15-1. Choong Hann had chalked up a 15-8, 15-9 win over Mohd Nazaree Ahmad in the morning. Hafiz, the 2003 All-England champion, was also in convincing form in Group B. He beat K. Yogendran 15-6, 15-1 and then romped home against Lim Kenn, winning 15-9, 15-7. Taiwan Open finalist Kuan Beng Hong also looked set to qualify from Group C after overcoming Yeoh Kay Bin 15-13, 15-2 last night. Beng Hong had earlier struggled to beat Chong Li Qun 12-15, 15-5, 15-8. In the girls' singles competition, Bukit Jalil Sports School's Lydia Cheah scored an upset 11-8, 11-3 win over Uber Cupper K. Sugita. It was the second win for the 15-year-old. She defeated Amelia Anscelly 11-3, 5-11, 11-1 earlier in the day.