CALIFORNIA: HAN AND SHI TWIN TITLEISTS AT OCBC INTERNATIONAL
**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
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
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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