• Sabah Open: Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen continues upset streak

    Kuala Lumpur: After knocking second seeds Low Juan Shen-Ong Yew Sin out of the tournament on Friday, the unseeded Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen reached the finals at Sabah Open on Saturday with another shock upset over fourth seeds Tan Wee Gieen-Teo Ee Yi winning 21-12,15-21,22-20 in 52 minutes. Mak - Tan will battle number one seeds Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han in the men's doubles final.Ow Yao Han (left) trains with Lim Khim Wah

    Ow Yao Han (left) trains with Lim Khim Wah

  • Goh Soon Huat, Iskandar, Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen at Sabah Open semis

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler Goh Soon Huat remained on course to qualify for the semi-finals at the Sabah Open after a straight sets win over Chong Yee Han 21-13, 21-17 on Friday. Another BAM shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin also booked his place in the semi-finals when the seventh seed defeated Lim Chi Wing 21-12, 13-21, 21-14 in a hard fought battle that lasted 46 minutes.    Young guys like Mak Hee Chun (left) and Tan Bin Shen deserve a second chance if they could outperform their peers from BAM

    Young guys like Mak Hee Chun (left) and Tan Bin Shen deserve a second chance if they could outperform their peers from BAM

  • Kopiko Purple League: High quality badminton from Hafiz, Tien Minh

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2003 All England champion Hafiz Hashim who has disappeared from the Malaysian badminton landscape for a long time, is now playing for Cheras BC in the first season of Kopiko Purple League (KPL). Hafiz got off to a good start on Wednesday against current Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler Goh Soon Huat winning the first men’s singles tie 11-10, 11-8, 11-10.Hafiz (yellow shirt) sits next to his brother Muhammad Roslin Hashim at the Purple League

    Hafiz (yellow shirt) sits next to his brother Muhammad Roslin Hashim at the Purple League

  • Korean Open: Iskandar, Kian Meng in quarters

    Jeonju City: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin advanced to the men's singles quarter-final of Korean GP by defeating fellow Malaysian Goh Soon Huat 21-17, 21-11 in 40 minutes on Thursday. He will clash with South Korean Yim Jong-woo in the next round. Another Malaysian men's singles player - 13th seed Tan Kian Meng outperform compatriot 4th Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif 21-16, 13-21, 21-17 in the third round to book a showdown with Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai on Friday.Iskandar Zulkarnain is looking for breakthrough in the Korean Open Grand Prix

    Iskandar Zulkarnain is looking for breakthrough in the Korean Open Grand Prix


  • Daren Liew and Goh Soon Huat to meet in Perak Open final

    Ipoh: Top seed Daren Liew and Thomas Cup backup shuttler Goh Soon Huat notched up hard fought victories to reach the Perak Open final on Saturday.Daren Liew will play Goh Soon Huat in Perak Open final

    Daren Liew will play Goh Soon Huat in Perak Open final

  • Soon Huat, Iskandar need to step up at the Asian Games

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian men's singles coach - Tey Seu Bock urged Goh Soon Huat and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin to help the Malaysia team advance past the group stages in the Incheon Asian Games.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Goh Soon Huat play crucial role for Malaysia in the Asiad team event

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Goh Soon Huat play crucial role for Malaysia in the Asiad team event


  • Soon Huat, Iskandar, Hui Lin included in Asian Games

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian men's and women's teams both welcome few new faces to their rosters for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

    World number 109 Goh Soon Huat and world number 94 Iskandar Zainuddin will be playing alongside world number 1 Lee Chong Wei and world number 18 Chong Wei Feng as members of the men's team in Incheon.Good luck to Goh Soon Huat (top left),Iskandar Zainuddin (top right), Ng Hui Lin (bottom right)!

    Good luck to Goh Soon Huat (top left),Iskandar Zainuddin (top right), Ng Hui Lin (bottom right)!

  • Thomas Cup: Will Malaysia play Soon Huat against South Korea?

    New Delhi: Winner of Wednesday's Malaysia vs South Korea tie would avoid China or Indonesia in the last eight of Thomas Cup knockout stage. The big questions for Malaysia remain who it would field as the third singles.Although Soon Huat is a reserve shuttler on the team, he has promised to be ready to play.

    Although Soon Huat is a reserve shuttler on the team, he has promised to be ready to play.

    The lackluster performance of Daren Liew against India and Germany has raised concerns about his ability to fend off his Korean opponent if the match is tie at 2-2, and the outcome will come down to who win the third singles. By comparing the lineup and meeting records on both teams, the battle would most likely go down to the wire.

  • BAM confirms Soon Huat, Peng Soon for Thomas Cup

    PETALING JAYA: On Saturday, BAM announced that Soon Huat will join Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren as fourth singles for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.

    He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.
    The announcement ended speculations that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would include Misbun Ramdan Misbun as the fourth singles player because he is more aggressive and has won five international tournaments so far.
  • Goh Soon Huat secures a spot in Malaysia Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: Before Tuesday, there's doubt whether Goh Soon Huat is good enough to play fourth men's singles in Malaysia Thomas Cup team. Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team

    Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team
    In the second selection trial that was held on Tuesday, he overcame the doubts and will join three others - world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew for the 2014 Thomas Cup squad.
  • Misbun Ramdan vs. Soon Huat for final spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun is one game away to be eligible to play in the Thomas Cup Finals, when his first opponent Zulfadli Zulkiffli failed to show up for the second selection trial at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Monday.Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Ramdan will take on Goh Soon Huat on Tuesday and the winner will be the fourth member of the singles squad to the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, together with Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

  • Soon Huat Took the Final Spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Soon Huat - the back-up shuttler from Malaysia will be part of the Malaysia Thomas cup team after beating

    Tan Chun Seang (former BAM player) 21-14, 21-13 in the three-day selections trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Friday. Goh Soon Huat finished top in Thomas Cup Trial

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun and former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli pulled out of the trials due to personal health reasons.

    During the trial, Soon Huat showed his fighting spirit and steely determination, and he is likely to be join the Thomas Cup team as the fourth men’s singles player.

  • Misbun Ramdan Misbun is fighting to fill the vacant singles slot for Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun had asked for a two-day grace period for the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial  as he had just arrived from Romania on Tuesday night after winning his first international title this year – at the Romanian International on Sunday. It was his fifth international crown since leaving BAM to become an independent player in January last year.Ramdan will play in the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial on Friday.

  • National back-up shuttlers in danger of being booted out (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Some of the back-up shuttlers are in danger of being booted out of the national badminton team.
     
    The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be conducting an open selection trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara from Jan 20-24 and all the states have been asked to send their best players to challenge the back-up shuttlers.
     
    Talent search programme chief David Wee said the trials would be closely monitored by the national coaches.
     
    “We are trying out this open selection trials for the first time. It is a transparent way of selecting the players for the national team and we hope that the best will get in. If a state player can beat the national back-up player, he or she will be invited to join the national team and the back-up player will be dropped,” said David.

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