MANILA – Shuttlers from China emerged on top at the Bingo Bonanza Philippine Open Gold Grand Prix Badminton Championships 2009, bagging four titles in Sunday’s finals.
Chinese players won the Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles championships at the PhilSports Arena (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig City.
Chen Long bested Hong Kong’s Hu Yun, 21-13, 21-6, to win his first international crown, reported PhilOpenBadminton.com. Chen, ranked 39th in the world, took home $9,000. He is a former world and Asian juniors champion.
On the women’s side, 2007 champion Zhou Mi of Hong Kong failed to defend her title as she bowed out to unranked player Wang Xin of China in three sets.
Wang claimed her first international title with a 21-10, 12-21, 23-21 victory. She received $9,000.
Wei Yili Win and Gao Ling, meantime, prevailed over Indonesian pair Meiliana Jauhari and Shendy Pupsa Irawati, 21-11, 21-11. The Chinese shuttlers went home with $8,160 as the Women’s Doubles champions.
Zhang Nan and Lu Lu beat compatriots Chen Zhiben and Zhang Jinkang, 22-20, 21-19, to claim the mixed doubles crown. Zhang and Lu received the top prize of $8,160.
The fifth title at stake at the Bingo Bonanza Philippine Open 2009 went to Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Bona Septano.
The Indonesians got $8,160 after winning the Men’s Doubles final, 10-21, 21-14, 21-17, against Hendra Gunawan and Alvent Yuliento Chandra, also from Indonesia.
The recently concluded event was organized by the Philippine Badminton Association and sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation and Badminton Asian Confederation.