1996 Ciba Asia Cup
RASHID WINS, BUT NOT PARK
SEOUL: Rashid Sidek opened his campaign in the Ciba Asia Cup badminton
championships with a comfortable 15-6, 15-12 win over Indonesian
youngster Jeffer Rossobin in a Group B match here last night.
The second seeded Rashid, who won the title in 1991, will now take on
reigning world junior champion Chen Gang of China for a place in the
While Rashid picked up a win, top seed Park Sung-woo of South Korea
and Hermawan Susanto of Indonesia were beaten in their opening
Sung-woo was beaten 6-15, 8-15 by China's Xie Yangchun while Hermawan
lost 14-17, 7-15 to Chinese Luo Yigang, a finalist at the Asian
Badminton Confederation (ABC) Championships.
Wira Tangkis professionals Soo Beng Kiang-Tan Kim Her continued their
poor run in international competitions when they were beaten 9-15,
9-15 by South Korea's Yoo Yong-sung-Kim Dong-moon in their opening
Group A men's doubles match.
Group A: Xie Yangchun (Chn) bt Park Sung-woo (Kor) 15-6, 15-8.
Group B: Rashid Sidek (Mas) bt Jeffer Rossobin (Ina) 15-6, 15-12.
Group C: Luo Yigang (Chn) bt Hermawan Susanto (Ina) 17-14, 15-7.
Group D: Fung Permadi (Tpe) bt Hwang Sun-ho (Kor) 15-9, 15-3.
Group A: Tony Gunawan-Rudy Wijaya (Ina) bt S. Siripong-S. Khunakorn
(Tha) 15-4, 14-17, 15-12; Yoo Yong-sung-Kim Dong-moon (Kor) bt Tan Kim
Her-Soo Beng Kiang (Mas) 15-9, 15-9.
Group B: Ade Sutrisna-Chandra Wijaya (Ina) bt Liu Yong-Zhang Wei (Chn)
15-5, 14-17, 15-8; Pramote Teerawiwatana-Sakrapee Thongsari (Tha) bt
Kang Kyung-jin-Ha Tae-kwon (Kor) 10-15, 18-14, 18-17.
Group A: Zeng Yaqing (Chn) bt Kim Ji-hyun (Kor) 7-11, 11-7, 11-9;
Somharuthai Jaroensiri (Tha) bt Lee Soon-deuk (Kor) 11-1, 11-6.
Group B: Zhang Ning (Chn) bt Chung Jae-hee (Kor) 11-0, 11-3; Lidya
Djaelawijaya (Ina) bt Hisako Mizui (Jpn) 11-2, 11-6.
Group A: Gil Young-ah-Jang Hye-ock (Kor) bt Chen Li-chin-Tsai Huey-min
(Tpe) 15-10, 15-7.
Group B: Tomomi Matsuo-Sakamoto Masako (Jpn) bt Pornsawan
Plungwech-Somharuthai Jaroensiri (Tha) 15-6, 15-1.
Group A: Park Joo-bong-Ra Kyung-min (Kor) bt Seiichi Watanabe-Tomomi
Matsuo (Jpn) 15-2, 15-1.
Group B: Kang Kyung-jin-Kim Mee-hyang (Kor) bt He Tim-Chan Oi Ni (Hkg)
15-9, 9-15, 15-5.
SEOUL: Ong Ewe Hock took the cue from his Nusa Mahsuri teammate,
Rashid Sidek, when he won his opening Group D match at the Ciba Asia
Cup last night.
The world number 18 picked an emphatic 15-7, 15-6 win over South
Korean Hwang Sun-ho to put himself in contention for a place in the
Ewe Hock takes on Taiwan's Fung Permadi in a match that will decide
the semi-finalist from the group. Fung had defeated Sun-ho in his
opening match on Wednesday.
Rashid's chances of making the semi-finals received a boost last night
although the 28-year-old shuttler did not see action.
Indonesian Jeffer Rossobin, who lost in straight games to Rashid in
the opening match, defeated reigning world junior champion Chen Gang
of China 15-7, 9-15, 15-12 last night.
With the surprise result, Rashid needs to take only one game off Chen
Gang in his Group B match tonight to make the semi-finals.
Rashid, who won the title in 1991, is looking for a good run in the
Asia Cup to redeem himself after the Thomas Cup disappointment.
China's Xie Yangchun is the first player to book his place in the last
Yangchun, who upset top seed Park Sung-woo of South Korea in his
opening match, followed it up with a 15-9, 9-15, 15-12 win over
Indonesia's Hendrawan last night.
In the men's doubles competition, the challenge from Soo Beng
Kiang-Tan Kim Her came to an early end.
The Wira Tangkis duo crashed to their second consecutive defeat when
they were beaten 15-7, 6-15, 8-15 by Indonesia's Tony Gunawan-Rudy
Beng Kiang-Kim Her had lost to South Korea's Yoo Yong-sung-Kim
Dong-moon in their opening match.
Group A: Xie Yangchun (Chn) bt Hendrawan (Ina) 15-9, 9-15, 15-12.
Group B: Jeffer Rossobin (Ina) bt Chen Gang (Chn) 15-7, 9-15, 15-12.
Group C: Lee Kwang-jin (Kor) bt Luo Yigang (Chn) 15-12, 16-18, 15-7.
Group D: Ong Ewe Hock (Mas) bt Hwang Sun-ho (Kor) 15-7, 15-6.
Group A: Tony Gunawan-Rudy Wijaya (INa) bt Soo beng Kiang-Tan Kim Her
(Mas) 7-15, 15-6, 15-8, Yoo Yong-sung-Kim Dong-moon (Kor) bt Siripong
Siripol-Khunakorn Sudisodhi (Tha) 15-4, 15-9
Group B: Ade Sutrisna-Chandra Wijaya (Ina) bt Kang Kyung-jin-Ha
Tae-kwan (Kor) 18-15, 15-12, Liu Yong-Zhang Wei (Chn) bt Pramote
Teerawiwatana-Sakrapee Thongsari (Tha) 15-4, 15-6.
Group A: Kim Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Lee Soon-deuk (Kor) 11-6, 11-6, Zeng
Yaqing (Chn) bt Somharuethai Jaroensiri (Tha) 11-2, 11-4.
Group B: Zhang Ning (Chn) bt Hisako Mizui (Jpn) 11-6, 11-1, Lidya
Djaelawijaya (Ina) bt Chung Jae-hee (Kor) 12-9, 11-4.
Group A: Indarti Isolina-Deyana Lomban (Ina) bt Chen Li-chin-Tsai
Huey-Min (Tai) 15-3, 15-8.
Group B: Zhang Ning-Gao Qian (Chn) bt Pornsawan Plungwech-Somharuethai
Jaroensiri (Tha) 15-4, 15-6.
Group A: Sandiarto-Indarti Isolina (Ina) bt Seiichi Watanabe-Tomomi
Matsuo (Jpn) 15-6, 15-10.
Group B: Liu Yong-Gao Qian (Chn) 15-13, 13-15, 15-7.