LOCAL interest in the Nin Jiom Hong Kong Open Championships is focused on the doubles events following the elimination of all the territory's singles players at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday. Teenager Koon Wai-chee was the last of the local singles player to make an exit, taking only one point from Denmark's world number eight Camilla Martin in her second round match. However, Hong Kong fared better in doubles with Tim He Yiming and Chan Siu-kwong going through to the second round of the men's event, overcoming a slow start to beat Taiwanese Lee Sung-yuan and Yong Shyh-jeng 7-15, 15-8, 15-9. The Taiwanese were last-minute replacements for the seeded South Korean team of Kim Dong-moon and Yoo Yong-sung, who are ranked fifth in the world. He and Chan now have an excellent chance of making the quarter-finals when they take on Sweden's Peter Axelsson and Par Gunnar Jonsson today. Coach Chan Chi-choi said: 'We are lucky the Koreans pulled out and it would be a tremendous boost to our chances of qualifying for next year's Olympic Games if Tim and Chan Siu-kwong can make the last eight or better.' The Hong Kong pair are currently ranked 22nd in the world, two places outside the cut-off mark for Atlanta. South Korea's doubles specialist Park Joo-bong and his new partner Shim Eun-jung pulled off a major upset over top-seeded compatriots Kim Dong-moon and Gil Young-ah in the mixed event. Kim and Gil are the world number one mixed pairing but they showed little interest in their second round tie and went down 15-9, 15-12. The result would no doubt help Park and Shim in their quest for a ticket to Atlanta although they have yet to get into the ranking list.