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Wei Feng gets it right second time around (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: It came a year late but Chong Wei Feng was still over the moon after emerging as the national men’s singles champion for the first time.

On Monday, the 26-year-old Wei Feng went on the attack from the start to beat former international Tan Chun Seang 21-14, 21-9 in the final of the National Grand Prix Finals at the Precinct 11 Sports Complex. Newly crowned National Grand Prix Finals men's singles champion, Chong Wei Feng (right), showing off the mock cheque for RM7,000. He beat Tan Chun Seang in the final in Putrajaya on Monday.

“I should have won it last year when (Lee) Chong Wei skipped the local tournament. Instead, I lost to Misbun Ramdan (Misbun) in the final,” said Wei Feng.

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Peng Soon: Show us the money (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: Chan Peng Soon had two reasons to be upset on Monday.

First, he was unhappy with the prize money given to the mixed doubles winners in the National Grand Prix Finals at the Precinct 11 Sports Complex.

Peng Soon and his scratch partner Lai Pei Jing received only RM1,600 each after winning the title. Mixed doubles player, Chan Peng Soon (right), seen here with partner Lai Pei Jing after winning the National Grand Prix Finals title on Monday in Putrajaya, is unhappy with the prize money distribution at the meet. The mixed doubles champions get the least amount at only RM1,600 each.

They were declared winners after their opponents Ong Jian Guo-Lim Yin Loo conceded a walkover following Jian Guo’s back injury.

Peng Soon said the prize distribution was unfair and hoped the organisers would review it and alleviate the status of the National GP Finals.

The men’s doubles champions took home RM11,000 (RM5,500 each) while the women’s doubles received RM4,800 (RM2,400 each). The men’s singles winner collected RM7,000 while the women’s singles champion was given RM4,000.

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Koo-Tan to skip Korean Open

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: The woeful run of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong continues.

On Friday, national doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang said Boon Heong was down with viral fever and it would take some time for him to recover. And Cheh Chang has withdrawn their names from the Korean Open in Seoul from Jan 8-13.

The duo also did not take part in the BWF’s Super Series Finals this month because Kien Keat suffered an eye infection.

“Kien Keat is well and good and is back in training but the problem now is with Boon Heong,” said Cheh Chang during the ongoing National Grand Prix Finals at Precinct 11 Sport Complex on Friday.

“Boon Heong had high fever and there were rashes all over his body. He was admitted in hospital for three days. Doctors said that it will take some time to recover.

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Underdogs rule at National GP Finals (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: Tan Chun Seang and Lim Chiew Sien made it an eventful day for the underdogs when they dumped the men’s and women’s singles defending champions in the National Grand Prix Finals at the Precinct 11 Sports Complex on Sunday.

An unfit independent shuttler Chun Seang went the distance to beat Misbun Ramdan Misbun 18-21, 21-17, 21-19 in an energy-sapping semi-final match. Tan Chun Seang beat defending champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun in three sets in the men's singles semi-final of the National Grand Prix Finals. He takes on Chong Wei Feng for the title on Monday.

He even vomitted after the 57-minute match.

Chun Seang, who left the national team in 2011 and was banned for two years from competing in Asian tournaments by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), will take on heavy favourite Chong Wei Feng in today’s final.

The 27-year-old Chun Seang said the victory was for his fans.

“I am in my first final in a local tournament after two years and this victory is to show to my fans that I am back,” said a pale-looking Chun Seang.

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Rocky pair storm into semis (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: World No. 16 Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah showed that they still have what it takes to play together as a pair as they stormed into the men’s doubles semi-finals of the Maybank National Grand Prix Finals at the Precinct 11 Sports Complex in Putrajaya.

V Shem-Khim Wah were only reunited earlier this month after a rocky relationship which saw them split up twice in the past.
 
On Saturday, the duo were in immaculate form as they topped Group B in style. They outplayed Ow Yao Han-Teo Kok Siang 21-16, 21-15 and then whipped closest rivals Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi 21-14, 21-14.Reunited Goh V Shem (left) and Lim Khim Wah were well above the rest as they easily qualified for the semi-finals of the Maybank National GP Finals at Putrajaya.

V Shem-Khim, who downed Perak’s Chan Ren Cong-Lim Ming Chuen in straight games on Friday, will take on back-up scratch pair Mohd Lufti Zaim-Tan Wee Gieen in Sunday’s semi-finals.

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