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NZ Badminton tournament in jeopardy (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 September 2008
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plight of New Zealand's major international badminton tournament, the US$50,000 World Grand Prix event to be held November 11-16 is in the balance after a shortfall of sponsorship has left the tournament floundering and on the edge of being cancelled.

The KLRC tournament to be held at the North Shore Events Centre has been sponsored by the Kuala Lumpur Rackets Club for the past couple of years and has been held at the Auckland Badminton Centre where crowds have been at a sellout level and enthusiasm has been high.

KLRC will still be one of the main sponsors but there is still a shortfall which has not been made up.

 
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Malaysia's challenge comes to an end

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 September 2008
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MALAYSIA'S challenge in the China Masters folded as the three remaining pairs crashed out in the quarter-finals in Changzhou yesterday.

Gan Teik Chai-Lin Woon Fui found the going tough against second seeds Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China and suffered a 21-11, 21-13 defeat in just 27 minutes in the men's doubles quarter-finals.
 
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Shuttler Lee’s wish granted

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 September 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: National men single’s shuttler Lee Chong Wei has gotten his wish.

The Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist will have a handful of back-up players as company in the Macau Open, which begins tomorrow.

Two weeks ago, he was unhappy when he became the sole Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) representative at the Japan Open in Tokyo.

He had called on the BAM to emulate the other top badminton playing nations by sending back-up players for international meets.

 
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Disastrous quarterfinals for Malaysia

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 September 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Fri:

The national badminton squad hit a brick wall in the knock-out stage of the quarter-final matches at the China Masters in Guangzhou today.

In the women’s doubles, the country’s fourth-seeded pair Chin Eei Hui/Wong Pei Tty unexpectedly lost to unseeded Zhang Dan/Zhang Zhibo of Macau.
 
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Saina Nehwal in China Masters semis

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Published: 26 September 2008
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NEW DELHI: India's Saina Nehwal shocked world No.6 Lin Zhu of China to move into the semi-finals of the China Masters Super Series badminton in Changzhou Thursday.

World No.12 Saina, seeded seventh, won 21-16, 23-21 and 21-18 against the third seed Chinese. In the semis, Saina, who got a bye in the first round, will face Mi Zhou of Hong Kong.

Zhou, world no.2, defeated top-ranked Chinese Lu Lan 10-21, 21-13 and 21-14.

The 18-year-old Saina won the Chinese Taipei Open September 14 but lost in the first round of Japan Super Series.
 
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