Singapore Badminton Scene

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  1. spidey

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    Nice write up...
    i believe some of the sebior MS & MD players are in NS, hence not on tour...

    xin abel TAN/han zhou Toh - new pair moved from Junior ranks to senior - i saw them in action during the nationals... i think this pair have a good future, gave the top seed some hard time.

    there are some juniors coming up now....Teh and Koh are both 18, i think, so pretty young but is moving up....unfortunately think they enrol for thier NS and so is Ryan....
     
  2. ibelieveindevil

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    Singapore is drawn against chinese taipei and india in the group stage of badminton mixed team championship asia next month. Top 2 of the 3 teams will qualify for next round
     
  3. Loh

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    This is a difficult draw for SGP.
    If our players play their best to narrow the scores, it will be very good!
     
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    Update on upcoming tournaments participants:

    Week 11 (This week) is the china liangshui 100, Singapore representatives tentatively includes:
    Loh Kean Yew
    Yew Jia Min
    Danny Chrisnanta/ Tan Wei Han
    Putri Citra/ Jin Yujia
    Jaslyn Hooi/Crystal Wong
    Grace Chua

    Week 12 Asia mixed team championship in Hong Kong. All National team will be present

    Week 13 New Zealand International Series
    (tentative list due to multiple SGP withdrawal)
    Koh Jia Wei Joel
    Grace Chua
    Jaslyn Hooi
    Abel Tan/Toh Han Zhou
    Crystal Wong/Jaslyn Hooi
    Crystal Wong/Toh Han Zhou

    Week 14 Osaka International Challenge
    Jaslyn Hooi/Crystal Wong
    Lim Ming Hui/Yujia Jin
    Danny chrisnanta/Tan Wei Han

    Week 15 Singapore open 500
    Loh Kean Yew <Reserved #1>
    Yeo Jia Min <Main>
    Terry Hee/Andy Kwek <Qualifying>
    Danny Chrisnanta Low Kean Hean <Reserved #2>
    Bernice Lim/Ker Sara Koh <Qualifying>
    Crystal Wong/ Jaslyn Hooi <Qualifying>
    Lim Ming Hui/Yujia Jin <Qualifying>
    Citra Putri Dewi / Liang Yun <Reserved #1>
    Danny chrisnanta/Tan Wei Han <Main>
    Terry Hee/Crystal Wong <Qualifying>
    Yujia Jin/Bimo Adi Parkoso <Qualifying>
    Andy Kwek/ Putri DEwi Citra <Resevered #2>

    That's for now.
     
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  6. Loh

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    For Spore Open, a pity that LKY is till under Reserve. But is this for Qualifying?
     
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    DontD really understand you question
     
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    Yeah, as always... Reserve Players List is being made to replace any player at the qualifying round if the player finally withdraw or get promoted into main round.

    As Reserve No.1 the chance is quite big... Almost 90% he will play Qualifying Round.
     
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    Unfortunately, Yeo lost narrowly to Li, 21-19, 22-20.
     
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    2nd seeded was eliminated early…

    Grace chua did give me some surprised. Defeated doundly in the first game, she bounced back and won convincingly
     
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    Yay Danny and WeiHan Onto Next round !!
     
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    Hope she keeps on improving with the exposure she is getting.
     
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    https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/badminton-strong-opening-draw-for-april-9-14-singapore-open
    Badminton: Strong opening draw for April 9-14 Singapore Open

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    China's two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan (left) will face third seed and former world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the first round of the men's singles at the Singapore Badminton Open.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, REUTERS

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    Mar 19, 2019, 7:47 pm SGT

    Xener Gill
    xenerg@sph.com.sg

    SINGAPORE - Fans can look forward to a blockbuster start to the April 9-14 Singapore Badminton Open at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, with stars clashing in the opening round.

    In the draw conducted on Tuesday (March 19), China's two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan will face third seed and former world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the first round of the men's singles, while top seed and current world No. 1 Kento Momota will meet 2017 Singapore Open winner Sai Praneeth of India while reigning Olympic men's singles champion Chen Long will joust with Denmark's Anders Antonsen at the same stage.

    In addition, world No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei will face former Singapore player Zhang Beiwen, who now plays under the United States flag, in the first round of the women's singles.

    Among the Singaporeans, Loh Kean Yew will face Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk Yiu in the men's singles qualifiers, while Yeo Jia Min takes on Indonesia's Ruselli Hartawan in the first round of the women's singles main draw. Also, the pair of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han will play Japan's Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo in the opening round of the mixed doubles event.

    Loh said: "I am pressured yet excited, because playing on home ground in a Super 500 event is always a dream for young players like us! I hope with home support, I will be able to put up a good fight against all my badminton heroes."

    Seven of the eight reigning badminton world champions will feature at the Singapore Open, with Spain's women's singles winner Carolina Marin, who tore her right anterior cruciate ligament earlier this year, the only absentee.

    Organising chairman Robert Lim said: "This year's Singapore Badminton Open boasts the presence of all our defending champions, four out of five world champions and more! If this is not exciting enough, come support our very own shuttlers or watch the battle between two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan taking on 2017 world champion Viktor Axelsen in round one."

    Ticket prices are available from $2-$350 at https://www.sportshub.com.sg/.
     
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    https://www.tnp.sg/sports/others/lin-dan-great-dane-meet-singapore-opens-first-round
    Lin Dan, Great Dane to meet in Singapore Open's first round

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    Lin Dan (left) and Viktor Axelsen (right) have faced each other seven times before, with Axelsen claiming victory four times. PHOTO: REUTERS

    Draw for next month's Singapore Open throws up intriguing first-round ties

    Mar 20, 2019 06:00 am

    China's badminton legend Lin Dan will take on Danish great Viktor Axelsen in the first round of the Singapore Open next month.

    The early clash of the two titans drew the most gasps when the fixtures for the star-studded event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from April 9-14 were revealed yesterday.

    Both former world No. 1s have met seven times previously, with the 25-year-old Dane claiming victory four times, including their most recent meeting at the 2017 World Championships final which he won 22-20, 21-16.

    Lin Dan, 35, has had a slow start to the year and has seen his world ranking drop to 16.

    The two-time Olympic champion reached the quarter-finals of last week's Swiss Open, where he lost to Indonesia's Anthony Ginting.

    But he was knocked out in the first round of the All England Open earlier this month, when world No. 1 Kento Momota defeated Axelsen to clinch the title.

    Momota, who has also signed up for the Singapore Open along with all the other top-ranked shuttlers from other categories, will open his campaign against 2017 Singapore Open champion Sai Praneeth of India.
    Praneeth's compatriot, world No. 7 Srikanth Kidambi, lies in wait for Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the main draw.

    But Loh will need to emerge from the qualifiers, where he will face Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk Yiu before vying for one of the four qualification spots with either Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa or Thailand's Sitthikom Thammasin.

    Loh, who was promoted from reserve to qualifier following the withdrawal of India's Subhankar Dey, can't wait to play in front of the home crowd.

    He said: "I am pressured yet excited, because playing on home ground in a Super 500 event is always a dream for young players like me.

    "I hope with home support, I will be able to put up a good fight against all my badminton heroes."

    In the opening round of the women's singles, world No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying and Zhang Beiwen, who just faced off at the All England's Round of 16, will meet again.

    Tai defeated Zhang en route to reaching the final, where she lost to China's Chen Yufei.

    The other plum tie in the first round of the women's singles sees China's Li Xuerui, the 2012 Olympic winner, taking on Japan's Sayaka Takahashi, the defending champion.

    Singapore's Yeo Jia Min will be having a rematch with Indonesia's Ruselli Hartawan, whom she defeated at the German Open last month.

    Two Singapore pairs have drawn tough opposition in their respective opening rounds.

    The women's duo of Koh Ker'Sara and Bernice Lim Zhi Rui, who received a bye in their qualifier, take on the Chinese pair of Liu Xuanxuan and Xia Yuting in the main draw, while the mixed pair of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han take on Japan's Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo in the mixed doubles.

    Robert Lim, the Singapore Open's organising chairman, joined Loh in calling for strong support for our local shuttlers.

    He said: "This year's Singapore Badminton Open boasts the presence of all our defending champions, four out of five world champions and more.

    "If this is not exciting enough, come support our very own shuttlers or watch the battle between... Lin Dan and Viktor Axelsen in round one. No wonder this is billed as the championship of all champions."

    FYI
    WHAT: Singapore Badminton Open
    WHEN: April 9-14
    WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium

    SELECTED TIES:
    Men's singles (qualifiers)

    • Loh Kean Yew (x58) v Lee Cheuk Yiu (x34)
    Men's singles (first round)
    • Viktor Axelsen (x4) v Lin Dan (x16)
    • Chen Long (x5) v Anders Antonsen (x12)
    • Kento Momota (x1) v Sai Praneeth (x19)
    • Son Wan Ho (x6) v Lee Zii Jia (x21)
    • Anthony Ginting (x8) v Wang Tzu-Wei (x32)
    Women's singles (first round)
    • Tai Tzu-ying (x1) v Zhang Beiwen (x11)
    • Nozomi Okuhara (x3) v Evgeniya Kosetskaya (x31)
    • Akane Yamaguchi (x4) v Aya Ohori (x22)
    • Ratchanok Intanon (x8) v Fitriani Fitriani (x30)
    • Li Xuerui (x19) v Sayaka Takahashi (x12)
    • Yeo Jia Min (x32) v Ruselli Hartawan (x41)
    * World rankings in brackets
    ** Tickets: Available via apactix.com and sportshubtix

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    so sad. seems like i wouldn't get to see Ohori in the quarters :(
     
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    Why?
    Likely to lose to compatriot?
    Support her and she may create an upset.
     

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