Grand Prix Archive

  • Roof collapses at Vietnam Open; none hurt

    Roof collapses at Vietnam Open; none hurt

    A section of the roof collapsed yesterday during the Vietnam Open at Phan Dinh Phung Stadium in Hochiminh City.  Fortunately no players were hurt.  According to a translation in The Huffington Post, it was spectators...

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    BRAZIL OPEN – Max and Carla double up

    Max Schwenger and Carla Nelte of Germany, not satisfied with the one Grand Prix title they won last month, each battled to take two each at the Brazil Open Grand Prix yesterday. By Don Hearn. ...

  • New scoring system gets first try out in Brazil Open

    New scoring system gets first try out in Brazil Open

    The first day of the Brazil Open Grand Prix featured the potential new scoring system. 15 matches were played for the qualification round with the best of 5 games to 11 points. The shortest match...

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    RUSSIAN OPEN Finals – Japanese dominate almost all

    142 players from 14 countries vied for a share of the US$50,000 prize money at the 2014 Russian Open Grand Prix, staged in Vladivostok. Japan took four of the five titles, with local hero Vladimir Ivanov...

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    US OPEN Finals – Danish dynamite versus Thai troublemaker

    The old hand versus the upcoming star. A country which hosts 5.6 million residents vs. the nation with a population over 66 million. Denmark versus Thailand. Or Boe/Mogensen up against Jongjit/Puangpuapech: a thrilling U.S. Open...

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    US OPEN SF – Turning the THAI-de

    After women’s singles top seed Nitchaon Jindapon’s stunning loss in the first round, the Thai delegation was counting on their doubles. Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Maneepong Jongjit lived up to the expectations and each have a...

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    CANADA OPEN Finals – First step is always the hardest

    The first time a player wins a match – or even better, a tournament – is an indescribable moment.  No fewer than four champions at the Canada Open celebrated their first ever victory in a...

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    CANADA OPEN SF – Michelle Li(ke) a dream

    On home soil Michelle Li doesn’t seem to be affected by the building pressure on her shoulders. The Canadian shuttler is the only player left representing her country at the Canada Open. As first seeded...

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