Badminton – MACAU GRAND PRIX GOLD 2008 Final
Macau Open Badminton Championships has already been organizing since 2006. This World Grand Prix event is sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which carries a total prize money of US$120,000.
This is a world class event where all the world’s top and finest players augurs well for the development of the sport of badminton in Macau, which is also a milestone in BWF to make badminton the fastest racquet sport in the world.
Hosting such large-scale badminton event not only could bring the local community opportunity to watch top level competitors but also to boost the sports and tourism industry which Macau Government strongly supports.
The vision of Badminton Federation of Macau (BFM) is to continuously make this championship an annually held gala to further promote badminton to be the core sport of the local community and to put Macau’s badminton in the eyes of the world.
MACAU GRAND PRIX GOLD 2008 Semi Finals Results
Taufik HIDAYAT, Indonesia vs Kuan Beng Hong, Malaysia – Taufik won, 21-11 || 21-12
Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia vs Alamsyah YUNUS, Indonesia – Lee Chong Wei won, 21-13 || 21-14
Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong, Malaysia vs Fernando KURNIAWAN & Lingga LIE, Indonesia – Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong won, 21-14 || 25-23
Chieh Min FANG & Sheng Mu LEE, Taipei vs Chan Chong Ming & Chew Choon Eng, Malaysia – Chieh Min FANG & Sheng Mu LEE won, 21-18 || 14-21 || 21-11
Too bad Chan Chong Ming & Chew Choon Eng from Malaysia lost if not we are expecting all Malaysian Final in MACAU GRAND PRIX GOLD 2008!
Julia Wong Pei Xian vs Pui Yin YIP, Hong Kong – Julia won, 17-21 || 23-21 || 21-17
Jin MA & Xiaoli WANG, China vs Ng Hui Lin & Woon Khe Wei, Malaysia – Jin MA & Xiaoli WANG won, 21-12 || 21-12
MACAU GRAND PRIX GOLD 2008 Finals
2.00pm, 4th October 2008
Lee Chong Wei left a message at his own blog, hopefully Datuk Lee can beat Taufik again.
I depart for tournaments again – Japan, China & Macao.
Will definitely try my best!
Regards, Lee Chong Wei
Source : Lee Chong Wei’s Blog
Previous encounter Lee Chong Wei vs Taufik Hidayat
Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia (R) shows off his victory plate beside silver medalist Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia (L) after their men’s singles final match in the Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo, 16 September 2007. Fourth-seeded Lee beat Hidayat 22-20, 19-21, 21-19
1. Starting at 2:00 PM
Yohan Hadikusumo WIRATAMA & Hoi Wah CHAU [Hong Kong] vs Chen XU & Yunlei ZHAO [China]
Mi ZHOU [Hong Kong] vs Julia Wong Pei Xian [Malaysia]
3. Followed by
Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong [Malaysia] vs Chieh Min FANG & Sheng Mu LEE [Taipei]
4. Followed by
Jin MA & Xiaoli WANG [China] vs Shu CHENG & Yunlei ZHAO [China]
5. Followed by
Lee Chong Wei [Malaysia], vs Taufik HIDAYAT [Indonesia]