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BAM to reveal Kien Keat's fate (pic)

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Published: 26 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will reveal doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat’s fate on Friday, after finally coming to a conclusion following months of speculation.

Kien Keat and partner Tan Boon Heong went through a massive loss of form and their first round defeat at the Malaysian Open to China’s Chai Biao-Hong Wei proved to be the last straw.It is unlikely that a new partner for Tan Boon Heong will be found so soon as national doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang is currently with the national squad at the German Open in Mulheim.

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Birmingham to host All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021 (pic)

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Published: 26 February 2014
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February 26 - The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham will host the All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021, Badminton England announced today.

The event, which attracts the world's best players from China, India, Malaysia, the rest of Asia and mainland Europe, will take place at the 12,700-capacity venue - which is undergoing a £26 million ($43 million/€32 million) redevelopment - after it won the hosting rights through a competitive tender and partnership process.The NIA in Birmingham will host the All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021 ©Badminton England

"We are delighted to announce that the NIA will play host to the Yonex All England," Adrian Christy, chief executive of Badminton England, said.

"We have held the Championships in Birmingham since 1994 and the NIA is much loved by the world's best players and fans alike.

"We are excited at what the redevelopment of the NIA will mean to our event.

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Kirsty Gilmour enters women's singles top 20 (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
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Scotland's top women's singles player Kirsty Gilmour has moved into badminton's top 20 for the first time.

The 20-year-old from Hamilton is now the third highest ranked player from a Commonwealth nation in the countdown to Glasgow 2014.

On Wednesday she starts her Yonex German Open challenge in Mulheim. Scotland's top women's singles player Kirsty Gilmour has moved into badminton's top 20 for the first time.

She also teams up again with Jillie Cooper in the women's doubles where they face Japanese fourth seeds Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda.

The German event is the perfect preparation for next week's Yonex All England Open Championships in Birmingham when she gets the chance to test her Commonwealth credentials against Saina Nehwal in a first-round match.

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Star-studded Chinese line-up for OUE Singapore Open badminton championships (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
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SINGAPORE – World badminton powerhouse China have confirmed a strong line-up for the upcoming US$300,000 OUE Singapore Open to be held at the 12,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium from Apr 8 to 13.

Ahead of the closing deadline for registration on March 4, China was the first foreign country to confirm its participation for the tournament, which will be the fifth-stop in this year’s MetLife Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championship Superseries.China's Li Xuerui (pictured) will be among the stars to headline the US$300,000 OUE Singapore Open badminton championships from April 8 to 13 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Photo courtesy of the Singapore Badminton Association.

 

Among the star-studded field from China will be Chinese shuttlers like current world No 1 and reigning Olympic women’s singles champion Li Xuerui and world No 2 Wang Yi Han.

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Malaysians off to flying start in German Open (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Even the luggage delay could not derail singles shuttler Liew Daren and men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah from making superb starts at the German Open in Mulheim.

Daren and V Shem-Khim Wah arrived in Germany on Sunday but their baggage only arrived on Monday night.Goh V Shem (left) and Lim Khim Wah in a file photo. They disposed of Hong Kong’s Chan Yun Lung-Lee Chun Hei 22-20, 23-21 in the first round of the German Open.

But it didn’t matter as world No. 38 Daren, in particular, set out to prove a point following a disappointing first-round loss in the Malaysian Open last month.

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