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  1. Waiting game for badminton team

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THE HONG KONG Schools badminton team remains in limbo, training for a competition that may never happen this summer. The 16-strong squad (eight girls and eight boys) is gathering once a week in preparation for the Asian Schools Badminton Champion-ships, which had been scheduled for this month in Brunei. But since the tournament was postponed last month because of Sars fears, ...

  2. Ruffling feathers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... of the International Badminton Federation (IBF), claimed that Asia's attempts to dominate the sport's administration was putting their Olympic status at risk. Such are the rumblings around the sport ... is a worst-case scenario. That would be suicide. Without a genuine world body behind it, badminton would be out of the Olympics faster than Ben Johnson and that is something the sport cannot afford ...

  3. First major title eludes Wang

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Wang Chen's bid for a first major badminton title failed at the final hurdle when she lost the championship game of the Indonesian Open, 11-9, 8-11, 11-1, to Guangdong province's Xie Xingfang. Wang, who until the end of July was Hong Kong's only world number one, had said she was not worthy of the accolade until she had won a major event and beaten China's ...

  4. HK coach highlights positives in team's efforts

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Hong Kong's hopes of a first-ever medal at the World Badminton Championships failed to materialise, but as the sport crowned its new champions the SAR's head coach was adamant his players had taken a step in the right direction. Chan Chi-choi, who said before the championships began that his squad had the potential to reach the semi-final stage for the first time, ...

  5. Consistent Gong sounds warning to HK Open rivals

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Surprisingly, world number one Gong Ruina of China has won only one tournament in the past year- last month's Denmark Open. 'So how come you are the top-ranked player in the world,' we ask naively after she breezed through her ...

  6. Crowd-pleasing mainlanders flex their muscles

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland China once again displayed their indisputable dominance as they ruled the roost in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday, claiming six of the 10 places in today's finals and guaranteeing at least ...

  7. Shuttlers go for jackpot

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell One of the richest prizes on this year's world badminton circuit was contested at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai yesterday. The $250,000 Hong Kong Badminton Open was the first-ever six-star tournament to be held here. Nearly all the world's top-ranked players competed. A match-up between the women's world champion Zhang Ning and world No 1 Gong Ruina, both ...

  8. Bank of China Hong Kong Bauhinia Bowl Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2003

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ? Division One cross-country - 15th in individual event ? Division One badminton (Kowloon) - 1st in Grade B ? Schools Jing Ying badminton - 1st in doubles ? Schools Interport - 2nd in team event ? All China Secondary School Student Games - 5th in badminton team and 4th in doubles ? HK Youth Age Group Badminton Competition - 1st in girls' 13-15 doubles, 3rd in singles, 2nd ...

  9. A memorable day for school sports stars

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... MORE THAN 70 individual and team school sports champions will receive their trophies at today's awards ceremony. It will be an especially memorable day for the individual award-winners who include badminton ace Janice Lau Chi-kay, hockey and volleyball queen Katherine Mountain (left), triathlon dynamo Derwin Chan King- chung, and speedy rugby player Rowan Varty. As Rowan ...

  10. Hong Kong shuttlers take on world's best

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Local shuttlers compete with the world's best players in this week's US$250,000 Hong Kong Badminton Open being held at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. ... of the Hong Kong Badminton Association, last week. 'A lot of teams have changed their schedules for this. 'We have the best players in the world coming- there's only the Hong Kong Open ...




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