Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yonex Canada Open-2011 starts

The 2011 Yonex Canada Open badminton tournament is currently being played at Richmond in British Columbia, Canada from 19-Jul-2011 to 24-Jul-2011. All the qualification rounds have been played and the first rounds of the main draw will be commencing from today 20-Jul.

Many of the badminton players who had participated in US Open that concluded in the last week are also playing in the Canada Open tournament.

In the men's singles, World No.4 Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia is the top seed, while Marc Zwiebler of Germany who defeated Taufik in straight sets in the last week, is seeded second. They are followed in the seedings by Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong, and the Spanish badminton player Pablo Abian.

Indian hopes at the Canada Open-2011, rest on the shoulders of young R.M.V. Guru Sai Dutt who is seeded 16th, and India's former national badminton champion Chetan Anand.

The major hope for Canadian badminton fans in the men's singles would be Stefan Wojcikiewicz who is seeded 11th.

In the women's singles, Shao Chieh Cheng of Taiwan is the top seed, followed by Hongyan Pi of France, giant-killer and US Open Grand Prix Gold winner Tzu Ying Tai who is also from Taiwan, and Ayane Kurihara of Japan.

The seedings in the doubles sections are as below:
Mens doubles
1. Chieh Min Fang / Sheng Mu Lee (Taiwan)
2. Ingo Kindervater / Johannes Schoettler (Germany)
For India, Pranav Chopra and Tarun Kona are participating in the mens doubles event.

Womens doubles:1. Wen Hsing Cheng / Yu Chin Chien (Taiwan)
2. Jung Eun Ha / Min Jung Kim (Korea)

Mixed doubles event:1. Hung Ling Chen / Wen Hsing Cheng (Taiwan)
2. Michael Fuchs / Birgit Michels (Germany)

While the Canada Open 2011 badminton tourney is being conducted, there is also another important badminton tournament that is being conducted during the same time, the Indonesia International Challenge 2011 which also has received huge participation with badminton players from several countries taking part to prove their mettle.


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