Monday, April 09, 2007


I plan to go to a live badminton tournament since it is going to be held in Johor Bahru and is really near to drive to. I am unable to make it for the finals as it will be the same date I will be flying off so perhaps I will catch the semifinals on the 14th April 2007.

I heard many of the top stars will not be playing. For the men singles, we will see Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Chen Yu, Roslin, Hafiz, Simon Santoso, Chen Hong among others who are going to play. For the men doubles, we will see Lee Wan Wah-Choong Tan Fook, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong among the few who are playing. There is no Fu Haifeng-Cai Yun, Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung, Markis Kidho-Hendra Setiawan or Lin Dan, Chen Jin and Bao Chunlai. Many are not sending their best players especially China, Indonesia and South Korea. Well, it is understandable why. The stadium is also very low quality as well as the coming Singapore Open and Indonesia Open being the focus.

This Yonex-Sunrise Badminton Asia Championship 2007 carries a total prize money of US$125,000 and was ranked as BWF Level 3 (Gold) Event.


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