HONG KONG'S budding badminton players were far from disgraced although none of them went further than the third round at the on-going Seiko Asian Championships in Beijing. Tam Kai-chuen, 19, showed good form to win two matches in the men's singles competition before going down to third-seeded Rashid Sidek of Malaysia. Tam Lok-tin had a first round bye but did well to beat a Sri Lankan opponent before he was stopped by Indonesia's Alan Budi Kusuma, the top seed and 1992 Olympic champion. National coach Chan Chi-choi was pleased with the performances of both Kai-chuen and Lok-tin, saying: 'They produced very promising efforts, but they are just not up to the level of players like Sidek or Alan Budi. 'Both of them are still very young and, given the time to gain more experience, they have the potential to develop into world-class players.' Juniors Koon Wai-chee and Ng Ching both lost their first matches in the women's singles with the former bowing out to Japan's Masako Sakamoto and the latter losing to China's Zhang Ning. Wai-chee lost her match 11-6, 11-4 while 16-year-old Ng, a highly promising player who came from China two years ago, took only six points from her former compatriot. But said coach Chan: 'Wai-chee and Ng Ching both came up against more experienced opponents and I think they did reasonably well considering that they've never played at this level before. 'Sakamoto is a leading Japanese player and Zhang Ning is China's No 3 singles player, yet Wai-chee and Ng Ching both fought well although they lost.' Ching and Chan Oi-ni made the last 16 in the women's doubles before losing to the Chinese pair of Zhang Jin and Pen Xinyong. They made the last 16 in the women's doubles before losing to the Chinese pair of Zhang Jin and Pen Xinyong.