Malacca Open

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  1. Panasony

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    Can anyone provide some report about this ? I dun think there's anyone living in Malacca but I just wanna try my luck
     
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    We have been hearing quite a bit about this Open... but it's not in the IBF calendar, what type of Open is it? (pardon my ignorance :eek: )
     
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    Just a last minute thought : is Malacca Open part of the Malaysian Grand Prix?
     
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    yup. there's a div 2 for below 21 years of age and div 1 that's completely open i think? not sure about the prize money but i know there's just no ibf ranking points involved. more for development purpose i suppose.
     
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    NEWS : Top seeds take different routes at Malacca Open

    [size=-1]The Star Online > Sports[/size]
    Saturday September 18, 2004
    [size=+2]Top seeds take different routes at Malacca Open [/size]

    BY PERCY D’ CRUZ MALACCA: Favourite Wong Choong Hann and Lee Chong Wei qualified for the semi-finals in contrasting fashion at the Malacca Open Badminton Championships at the state BA hall in Tengkera here last night.

    Top seed Choong Hann faced no problems when he disposed off K. Yogendran 15-7, 15-6 in the quarter-finals.

    But Malaysian Open winner and second seed Chong Wei had to slog for 38 minutes to earn a 15-4 , 15-11 win over a gritty national discard Ismail Saman.

    The night's highlight was the quarter-final encounter between Mohd Hafiz Hashim and another national dropout Sairul Amar Ayob.

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    STRETCHED: Lee Chong Wei had to battle for 38 minutes to earn a 15-4, 15-11 win over Ismail Saman en route to the semi-final.

    With the local crowd rooting for the underdog, Sairul rushed to a commanding 8-3 lead.

    However, Hafiz narrowed the gap and led 10-9 but Sairul regained the initiative to storm with a 15-10 win in 23 minutes.

    Hafiz asserted his class thereafter wrapping up the next two game 15-2, 15-6 to set-up a semi-final showdown with Choong Hann.

    In the other quarter-finals, fourth seed Yeoh Kay Bin had to dig deep into his reserves to overcome a plucky Kuan Beng Hong 15-8, 15-12 in 42 minutes.

    It was a sweet revenge for Kay Bin, who had lost to Beng Hong In the semi-finals of the Singapore Satellite last week.

    In the men's Division One doubles, the three newly formed combinations cleared their opening round matches.

    Chan Chong Ming and Koo Kien Kiat, tipped to shoulder the country's challenge in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and seeded second behind favourites and Malaysian Open semi-finalists Tan Bin Shen-Ong Soon Hock, disposed off Au Kok Leong-Khoo Chuang Chiat 15-7,15-2 in 22 minutes.

    Experienced Choong Tan Fook, teaming up with Ong Soon Chiang outgunned Azrihanif Azahar-Mohd Shafiq Jamaluddin 15-5,15-11 while Chew Choon Eng-Gan Teck Chai made short work of Mohd Hafiz Shaharuddin-Tan Chun Seang winning 15-4,15-4 in 19 minutes.

    RESULTS
    (Badminton Association of Malaysia players unless stated)

    DIVISION ONE

    Men’s singles

    Quarter-finals: Wong Choong Hann bt K. Yogendran 15-7, 15-6; Mohd Hafiz Hashim bt Sairul Amar Ayob (Per) 10-15, 15-2, 15-6; Yeoh Kay Bin bt Kuan Beng Hong 15-8, 15-12; Lee Chong Wei bt Ismail Saman (Sel) 15-4, 15-11.

    Men's doubles

    First round: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How bt Muhammad Hashim-Zaki Rosdin (Mal) 15-10,15-6; Choong Tan Fook-Ong Soon Chiang bt Azrihanif Azahar-Mohd Shafiq Jamaluddin 15-5,15-11;

    Wong Choong Hann-Tan Zhao Rong bt Lok Chong Hong-Mohd Razif Rahman 15-8,15-9;Zakry Abdul Latiff-Jack Koh bt Danny Ong-Hong Cheng Hun (Mal) 15-8,11-15,15-12; Gan Teck Chai-Chew Choon Eng bt Mohd Hafiz Shaharuddin-Tan Chun Seang 15-4,15-4;

    Mohd Fairuzizuan-Lin Woon Fui bt Lim Kenn-Chong Wei Feng 15-1,15-7; Koo Kien Keat-Chan Chong Ming bt Au Kok Leong-Khoo Chung Chiat 15-7,15-2.

    Women's singles

    Quarter-finals: Julia Wong bt Ooi Yu Hang 11-2, 11-4; Anita Kaur Raj bt M. Sutheaswari 11-2, 11-4.

    Mixed doubles

    Semi-finals: Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Ooi Sock Ai bt Gan Teck Chai-Fong Chew Yen 9-15,15-3,15-13;Koo Kien Keat-Wong Pei Tty bt Mohammad Zakry Abdul Latif-Chin Eei Hui 11-15,15-8,15-12.

    DIVISION TWO

    Boys' singles

    Third round: Law Yew Thien (Kul) bt Chow Wai Sum (Sel) 15-7,15-8;Chong Li Qun bt Lok Chong Chieh 15-2,13-15,15-12; Bernyo Wong (Sab) bt Lim Chen Wet (Mal) 16-17,15-12,15-7;Chan Kwong Beng bt Tan Yen Min (Pen) 15-7,15-9;

    Lee Hock Lai (Pen) bt Lee Kaw Guan (Mal) 15-8,15-9;Liew Darren bt Teo Kok Siang 15-7,15-9;Zairul Hafix bt Kuan Kam Chung 4-15,15-8,15-5;Raymond Steven (Kul) bt Syed Akhbar 15-10,15-5.

    Quarter-finals: Yew Thien bt Li Qun 15-1, 15-4; Beryno bt Kwong Beng 4-15, 15-3, 15-4; Hock Lai bt Liew Daren 15-12, 8-15, 15-9; Raymond bt Zairul 15-8, 17-14.

    Boys' doubles

    First round: Goh Ying Jin-Chin Tze Seong bt Loh Bok Sheang-Jason Lim (Pen) 15-1,15-7; Lee Jiang Jong-Choong Zhen Wei (Sel) bt Teo Kok Siang-Mak Hee Chun 15-7,17-14; Lee Hock Lai-Wong Tjung Yeung (Pen) bt Chow Wai Sum-Fong Wai Keong (Sel) 15-8,15-5;

    Lai Dixson-Law Yew Thien (Kul) bt Zairul Hafiz-Lee Wooi Chean 15-7,15-11; Liew Wah Sam-Tsen Kah Hung (Kul) bt Poh Chai Boon-Chin Chun Jue 17-14,12-15,15-9;Lok Chong Chieh-Chan Kwong Beng bt Ng Han Jon-Rumli Ali (Sel) 15-13,15-13;

    Raymond Steven-Chong Kien Leng (Kul) bt Raymond Koh-Chan Peng Soon (Pen) 15-11,15-8;Mohd Razif Latiff-Chin Shi Weng (Nse) bt Ng Shang Nam-Chee Cheong Nam (Sel) 15-10,15-6.

    Girls' singles

    Third round: Amelia Alicia Anscelly bt Soh Hui Yin (Mal) 11-2,11-3; Vivian Hoo Kah Mun bt Chong Vee Vian 11-1,11-1;Ooi Swee Wen bt Lim Yee Theng (Pen) 11-3,11-6;Tiffany Chase Currier bt Siti Noor Ashikin 11-6,11-5;Tee Jing Yi bt Stephanie Shalini 11-9,1-11,11-2;

    Goh Liu Ying bt Lim Siew Ching (Pen) 11-1,11-4;Sannatasah Saniru bt Yeow Mie Xie 11-1,3-11,11-4;Lydia Cheah bt B.Thaswani (Nse) 11-4,11-2.

    Girls' doubles

    Third round: Vivian Hoo Kah Mun-Sannatasah Saniru bt Lee Bee Fong-Oon Him Yee (Pen) 15-1,15-1; Kwan Suk Lee-Tan Sin Lan bt Cecilia Koh-Yee Qui Fen (Mal) 15-10,15-5; Stephanie Shalini-Siti Noor Ashikin bt Lim Yee Mei-Tan Wai Leng (Pen) 15-4,15-1;

    Nairul Suhaida-Jeslyn Pang bt Soh Hui Yin-Loh Wen Yueh (Mal) 15-1,15-7; Tiffany Chase Currier-Tee Jing Yi bt Lim Yee Theng-Lim Siew Ching (Pen) 15-11,15-12;Lim Yin Loo-B.Thaswani (Nse) bt Chong Vee Vian-Yeow Mie Yee 13-15,15-11,15-9.

    Mixed doubles

    Semi-finals: Goh Ying Jin-Haw Chiou Hwee bt Poh Chai Boon-Yee Qui Hsiang 15-10,15-2; Chin Tze Seong-Chong Soon Chin bt Mohd Razif Latiff -Lim Yin Loo (Nse) 15-11,17-14.
     
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    semifinals

    Law Yew Thien (20) beat Beryno (18) rubber game
    Raymond (20) beat Lee Hock Lai (17) straight game

    (age)
     
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    Div2

    Law takes title by beating Raymond in rubber games


    Div1

    semi
    WCH losses to Hafiz
    LCW beats YKB

    final
    LCW ---> champion
     
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    NEWS : Shuttler Hafiz serves a stunner

    [size=-1]The Star Online > Sports[/size]
    Sunday September 19, 2004
    [size=+2]Shuttler Hafiz serves a stunner[/size]

    MALACCA: After the Athens Olympic Games disappointment, Malaysia's top singles shuttler Wong Choong Hann's misery continued when he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Mohd Hafiz Hashim in the semi-finals of the Malacca Open Badminton Championships at the State BA Hall in Tengkera here yesterday.

    Trying to exact revenge for his second round lost at the All-England in March this year, the top seed Choong Hann was beaten comprehensively by the 22-year-old Hafiz 4-15, 10-15.

    After going down tamely in the opening game in just 14 minutes, Choong Hann, who lost to the Olympic Games gold medallist Taufik HIdayat of Indonesia in the second round at Athens, produced vintage badminton in the second game where a neck-to-neck struggle ensued.

    After the sluggish start, the 27-year-old Choong Hann found his rhythm to lead 5-3 and then 9-7, 10-9. But his tight defence crumbled after drawing level at 10-10.

    Hafiz, determined to impress national singles chief coach Misbun Sidek after a string of poor performances, turned on his power play to ease home 15-10 in 21 minutes.

    The Nusa Mahsuri shuttler will now take on Malaysian Open champion Lee Chong Wei in a mouth-watering final today.

    The second seeded Chong Wei was kept on court for 45 minutes before dispatching fourth seeded Yeoh Kay Bin 15-8, 15-6.

    Adopting a smash and lob game, Kay Bin kept Chong Wei on his toes throughout their encounter.

    The 22-year-old Chong Wei, ranked second in the country, will certainly be out to prove that he is the best player based on current form when he takes on Hafiz in a battle between two youngsters.

    The crafty Chong Wei has never played against the former All-England champion in an international tournament. But at the local scene, he has beaten Hafiz once during last year’s BAM Elite Challenge at the Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.

    In the absence of SEA Games champion Wong Mew Choo, Selangor's Woon Sze Mei lived up to her top billing when she cruised to a 11-3, 11-2 win over K. Sugita in the women's semi-final.

    The veteran Sze Mei will come up against local girl and reigning national champion Julia Wong in today's final.

    Julia breezed to a 11-1, 11-4 win over Anita Kaur Raj in the other semi-final, which lasted only 20 minutes.

    In the mixed doubles final, Koo Kien Keat-Wong Pei Tty defeated Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Ooi Sock Ai 17-14, 5-15, 15-6.
     
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    WCH has been in losing form lately.. wonder why... Anyway glad to hear that Hafiz is bouncing back from the slumps..
     
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    I think highly of Hafiz Hashim. During his last outing at the Malaysia Open, he managed to get quite a close score to Lin Dan. He and Chong Wei are Malaysia's next generation when his brother and Choon Han retires.
     
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    NEWS : Malacca Open highs and lows unveiled

    The Star Online > Sports

    Tuesday September 21, 2004
    [size=+2]Malacca Open highs and lows unveiled[/size]

    BY PERCY D’ CRUZ



    MALACCA: A tale of contrasting moods. That's precisely how Malacca Badminton Association secretary Chua Soon Hock and national doubles coach Yap Kim Hock felt at the conclusion of the Malacca Open at the State BA Hall in Tengkera on Sunday.

    Soon Hock lamented over the relatively lower number of entries caused by several state BAs opting out.

    But Kim Hock was upbeat as the newly formed pairs of Chan Chong Ming-Koo Kien Keat, Gan Teik Chai-Chew Choon Eng, together with the top seeded combination of Tan Bin Shen-Ong Soon Chiang the runners-up, all gave good accounts of themselves.

    Chong Ming-Kien Keat emerged as the champions – beating the top seeds in the final.

    Said Kim Hock: “All these pairs made favourable impressions and are certainly on the right track and capable of holding their own when stepping onto the bigger stage.

    “Another pair worthy of mention is Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Lin Woon Fui (the newly-crowned Singapore Satellite winners).

    “They will be figuring prominently when the BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) formulate their long-term programme targeted at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    “Frankly, I would like these pairs along with the experience Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah to compete in the Opens in China and Singapore in November.â€

    Currently, the national players have been barred from taking part in international meets.

    Although Kim Hock has yet to prepare a comprehensive training programme for the 2008 Olympics, the current arrangement is just to push the doubles players in the right direction before the BAM come up with a blueprint after conducting a workshop next month.

    “My programme is unofficial but the three pairs of Chong Ming-Kien Keat and Teik Chai-Choon Eng are geared towards the 2008 Games. The overall programme will only be available later this year but I would like to start something first,†he said.

    “Tan Fook-Wan Wah can still play until 2008 but we have to evaluate their commitment over the next two years. The BAM have always set the Thomas Cup as their major target and they must now elevate the Olympics above everything.â€

    While Kim Hock was all smiles, a glum Soon Hock said: “I believe that it was the presence of the top guns that prompted some state BAs to keep their players away.

    “The lack of funds could be another reason for the large number of absentees. But whatever reason, this is an unhealthy trend because domestic Open tournaments should be used by up-and-coming players to gauge their standard and also to garner experience and exposure to top flight badminton.â€

    For the record, when Malacca hosted a leg of the national circuit for the first time, it drew 212 entries, including 56 for men's singles and 25 entries in the women's event. The just concluded Open had only 146 entries – only 19 for the men's singles and six in women's event.
     
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    Actually I dun feel it's appropriate for Choong Eng to partner Taik Chai. The latter is just 20 and his partner is already 28.

    However, Kim Hock's conclusion that they would be competing in the upcoming tournaments delights me. After my exams, I will be spending every day to watch the Singapore Open.
     

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