HONG KONG badminton players have been given a cash incentive to succeed at next week's Nim Jiom Hong Kong Open at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Tong Yun-kai, president of the Hong Kong Badminton Association, will personally reward the territory players with $1,000 for each match won in the early rounds and $1,500 each for matches won after the quarter-finals. Tong has also promised $30,000 for each player who qualifies for next year's Olympic Games in Atlanta. The Hong Kong tournament is part of a series of events which serve as qualifiers for the Olympics. At the moment, the territory's mixed doubles pair of Tim He and Chan Oi-ni, ranked 13th in the world, have the best chance of making it to Atlanta. The territory's top men's singles player Tam Kai-chuen is ranked in the 30s, but has high hopes of doing well in the Hong Kong tournament. The five-star Hong Kong Open carries a total of US$125,000 in prize money.