**This NEW SHUTTLENWS report is presented by the Orange County Badminton Club, Orange, California - the home of the 5-star U.S. OPEN ***

July 14, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - American national badminton champions Kevin Han and Cindy Shi took home two titles each at the Orange County Badminton Club (OCBC) International badminton tournament that ended yesterday in Orange, California. Wu Chi Bing of New York City also captured two championships.

The OCBC International was held as part of the first anniversary celebrations of the club that is regarded by many as the finest badminton facility in the Western hemisphere. The tournament was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation as a Class A championship and offered a purse of 10,000 US Dollars.

Kevin Han, playing out of the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, took the men's singles and men's doubles crowns. Han defeated Ignatius Rusli, the Indonesian-American who is based at the Orange County Badminton Club, in the finals 15-2 and 15-1.

In the men's doubles, Han teamed up with Wu Chi Bing. Han and Wu beat 1992 Olympian Benny Lee from San Jose (California) and his partner Ignatius Rusli in the championship match 17-14 and 15-7.

Cindy Shi's twin triumphs came in the women's singles and in the mixed doubles events. Shi, who is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, defeated England's Joanne Muggeridge in the women's singles final match 11-2, 5-11 and 11-4 for one of her titles.

Shi teamed up with Wu Chi Bing in the mixed doubles event, where the duo was victorious in the championship match, beating former Malaysian national team member Andy Chong and former Chinese provincial team player Yeping Tang 15-11 and 15-10. (Chong now plays out of Miami Lakes in Florida while Tang is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland).

The women's doubles crown was taken by English players Joanne Muggeridge and Felicity Gallup. In the event final, the English pair beat Cindy Shi and Yeping Tang 15-11 and 15-7.

The OCBC anniversary celebrations also featured an international senior tournament with players from the U.S.A., Taiwan and the Philippines, among others.

Following are the results of the senior age group events (Please note that in the doubles events, the groups were based on the combined ages of the players in the pair. - Ed.):

40+ Men's Singles - Imre Bereknyei (Pittsburg, California) beat Duane Woods (Burbank, California) 15-9, 15-3
45+ Men's Singles - Chaovalit Ruktoume (La Mirada, California) beat Juanito Adarna (Philippines) 15-13, 15-10
50+ Men's Singles - Fred Koch (San Diego, California) beat Danny So (Philippines) 12-15, 15-11, 15-8
55+ Men's Singles - Chien Tai Chiu (Taiwan) beat Don Chew (Orange, California) 15-5, 15-5
60+ Men's Singles - Henry Wong (Rosemead, California) beat Dick Van Praag (Gardena, California) 15-8, 15-3
80+ Combined Men's Doubles - Imre Bereknyei (Pittsburg, California)/Solaiman Jonatan (Chino Hills, California) beat Matt Fogarty (New Orleans, Louisianna)/ Dean Schoppe (Hermosa Beach, California) walkover
90+ Combined Men's Doubles - Don Chew (Orange, California)/Solaiman Jonatan (Chino Hills, California) beat Kington Hooi (Miami Lakes, Florida)/Paisan Rengsikitpho (Santa Barbara, California) 11-15, 15-6, 15-2
100+ Combined Men's Doubles - Don Chew (Orange, California)/Mike Walker (Cardiff by the Sea, California) beat Bob Cook (Encino, California)/Curt Dommeyer (Manhattan Beach, California) 15-12, 15-6
110+ Combined Men's Doubles - Simon Hsieh (Torrance, California)/Dave Ogata (Los Angeles, California) beat Don Chew (Orange, California)/ Henry Wong (Rosemead, California) 18-17, 16-18, 15-6
120+ Combined Men's Doubles - Bill Tom (Los Angeles, California)/Johnny Uy (Los Angeles, California) beat Dave Ogata (Los Angeles, California)/Ernest Schimmer (Laguna Hills, California) 15-5, 15-7
80+ Combined Women's Doubles - Terry Lira (Long Beach, California)/Monica Ortez (Hungtington Beach, California) beat Ting Tao Hung/Jui Chu Yang (Taiwan) 15-11, 18-15
90+ Combined Women's Doubles - Horng Lee/Chen Chen Tsai (Taiwan) beat Shiou Fuei Chin Chen/Shu Mei Lee (Taiwan) 15-1, 15-1
100+ Combined Women's Doubles - Lin Min Chen/Ying Tao Hung (Taiwan) beat Shu Chang/Li Yun Su (Taiwan) 15-11, 15-12
80+ Combined Mixed Doubles - Jeng Chen Lin/Chi Mei Yang (Taiwan) beat Pete Pulchalski (Mission Viejo, California)/Terry Lira (Long Beach, California) 15-6, 15-6
90+ Combined Mixed Doubles - Jeng Chen Lin/Horng Lee (Taiwan) beat Paisan Rangsikitpho (Santa Barbara, California)/Terry Lira (Long Beach, California) 15-9, 15-13
100+ Combined Mixed Doubles - Jeng Chen Lin/Mei Yu Wu Tai (Taiwan) beat Jun Yan Wu/Lin Min Chien (Taiwan) 15-4, 15-7
110+ Combined Mixed Doubles - Yu Hsieh Lin/Feng Hsia Chang Yeh (Taiwan) beat Ching Chang Chang/Lyng Iau Lyn (Taiwan) 15-3, 15-8
120+ Combined Mixed Doubles - Yu Hsieh Lin/Mei Yu Wu Tai (Taiwan) beat Richard Kuschel (Medford, Oregon)/Ana Cook (Encino, California) 15-2, 15-0


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