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All-England: Sweet Revenge for Archer and Goode

** This NEW SHUTTLENWS report is presented by YANG YANG Badminton Products and their Western USA agents BADMINTON ALLEY. **

March 13, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Simon Archer and Joanne Goode of England yesterday firmed up their bid for a mixed doubles title at the one hundredth edition of the super-prestigious All-England Open badminton championships when they defeated defending champions Kim Dong Moon and Ra Kyung Min of Korea in a quarterfinal match 15-11 and 17-14.

The victory was sweet revenge for the English pairing. Archer and Goode had been soundly defeated by the Korean pair two weeks ago in the championship match of the Grand Prix Finals, the sport's richest tournament.

When the two pairs last met, Joanne Goode faltered and was not able to give the power-hitting Archer good enough support on defense and at the net. The story was different yesterday. Goode made amends for her below-par performance two weeks ago and helped Archer upend the favoured though unseeded Koreans.

Archer and Goode started off well in the first game and remained in control throughout to win 15-11. In the second, the Koreans burst to a 8-0 advantage and seemed to be in good form to send the match to a deciding third set. The English, though, came back strong and tied up the game.

The two pairs then battled for the game with the Koreans gaining set point at 14-13. Archer and Goode were able to stop the Koreans from taking the set and sent the game into setting.

Archer and Goode were in excellent form in the tiebreak and scored on three winners to take the set and a place in the semifinals.

In the men's singles quartefinals, top-seed Peter Gade of Denmark had some problems with Indonesia's Johan Hadi Kusuma in the first game but survived to win the match 17-15 and 15-8.

Gade seemed to have the first game in hand when he pulled away to an 11-5 advantage, but Kusuma fought back to tie up the set at 12-all. The Dane then rallied and smashed to reach game point at 14-12. Kusuma again fought back, saving set point several times unti he was able to force a setting at 14-all.

The Indonesian took the lead in the tiebreak at 15-14 but Gade was able to score on several superb smashes to retake the lead and win at 17-15.

In the second set, Gade and Kusuma were nip-and-tuck and were all knotted up at 8-all when Gade burst out with several scores primarily with his powerful jumpsmashes. Kusuma crumbled after that and the Dane won handily 15-8.

Men's singles second seed Fung Permadi of Taiwan, winner of two big tourneys earlier this year, was upended by young Indonesian Taufik Hidayat 15-5 and 17-16.

In the men's doubles event, top seeds Cheah Soon Kit and Choong Tan Fook of Malaysia were eliminated by Ha Tae Kwon and Kim Dong Moon of Korea 15-11, 6-15 and 13-15 in a thrilling 80-minute match.

Following are the unofficial quarterfinal results from yesterday:

Men's Singles
Peter Gade (Denmark) beat Johan Hadi Kusuma (Indonesia) 17-15, 15-8
Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) 15-12, 11-15, 15-6
Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) beat Thomas Stuer (Denmark) 15-12, 15-12
Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Fung Permadi (Taiwan) 15-5, 17-16

Women's Singles
Camilla Martin (Denmark) beat Gong Ruina (China) 11-3, 4-11, 11-5
Ye Zhaoying (China) beat Gong Zhichao (China) 11-6, 11-8
Dai Yun (China) beat Huang Chia-Chi (Taiwan) 11-5, 11-4
Zhou Mi (China) beat Mia Audina (Indonesia) 7-11, 11-4, 11-7

Men's Doubles
Ha Tae Kwon and Kim Dong Moon (Korea) beat Cheah Soon Kit and Choong Tan Fook (Malaysia) 11-15, 15-6, 15-13
Chandra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan (Indonesia) beat Jens Eriksen and Jesper Larsen (Denmark) 15-8, 15-8
Lee Dong Soo and Yoo Yung Sung (Korea) beat Chan Chong Ming and Jeremy Gan (Malaysia) 15-8, 15-12
Cew Choon Eng and Lee Wan Wah (Malaysia) beat Victo Wibowo and Lee Wei-Jen (Taiwan) 12-15, 15-10, 15-4

Women's Doubles
Qin Yiyuan and Gao Ling (China) beat Joanne Goode and Donna Kellogg (England) 11-15, 15-13, 15-3
Huang Sui and Lu Ying (China) beat Mette Schjoldager and Ann-Lou Jorgensen (Denmark) 15-6, 15-2
Ann Jorgensen and Rikke Olsen (Denmark) beat Gail Emms and Joanne Wright (England) 15-4, 15-5
Ra Kyung Min and Chung Jae Hee (Korea) beat Lee Hyo Jung and Lee Soon Deuk (Korea) 15-6, 15-4

Mixed Doubles
Bambang Suprianto and Rosiana Zelin (Indonesia) beat Jon Holst-Christensen and Ann Jorgensen (Denmark) 15-4, 13-15, 15-6
Simon Archer and Joanne Goode (England) beat Kim Dong Moon and Ra Kyung Min (Korea) 15-11, 17-14
Ha Tae Kwon and Chung Jae Hee (Korea) beat Lars Paaske and Jane Bramsen (Denmark) 15-9, 15-5
Michael Sogaard and Rikke Olsen (Denmark) beat Trikus Heryanto and Minarti Timur (Indonesia) 15-6, 15-7

Following are today's semifinal matchups:

Men's Singles - Gade versus Santoso, Hoyer versus Hidayat
Women's Singles - Martin versus Ye Z., Dai Y. versus Zhou M.
Men's Doubles - Ha T.K. and Kim D.M. versus C. Wijaya and T. Gunawan, Lee D.S. and Yoo Y.S. versus Chew C.E. and Lee W.W.
Women's Doubles - Qin Y. and Gao L. versus Huang S. and Lu Y., A. Jorgensen and R. Olsen versus Ra K.M. and Chung J.H.
Mixed Doubles - B. Suprianto and R. Zelin versus Archer and J. Goode, Ha T.K. and Chung J.H. versus M. Sogaard and R. Olsen


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