International Challenge/Series Archive

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    INDONESIA INT’L – Lee Hyun Il takes 3rd title

    Lee Hyun Il denied 16-year-old Jonatan Christie a repeat title at the Astec Indonesia International title as the home team dominated the doubles finals in Jakarta. Photos (archives) Lee Hyun Il (pictured) of Korea stayed...

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    White Nights 2014 – Russians take two at home

    This year the European circuit tournament White Nights 2014 brought together 150 participants from 15 countries to the small city Gatchina in the Leningrad region. The Russians took home two titles, and Dieter Domke of...

  • Auckland International to test new scoring system

    Auckland International to test new scoring system

    The Fernbaby Auckland International Series has become one of the first, if not the first, to answer the call from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to participate in the new 5×11 scoring system experiment. “BWF...

  • Kenya Int’l – Cicognini again

    Kenya Int’l – Cicognini again

    Jeanine Cicognini, the former Swiss national team player now playing for Italy, scored once again in Kenya where she scooped the gold medal in the women’s singles event. She beat Nigeria’s Grace Gabriel in three...

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    OSAKA INT’L – Home team takes 3

    Japan national B Team players were showing how well they could play, at the Osaka International Challenge, held in the Moriguchi Gymnasium in Osaka from April 2nd to 6th. Story and photos by Miyuki Komiya...

  • Jeanine Cicognini back with a bang

    Jeanine Cicognini back with a bang

    Former Swiss national Jeanine Cicognini is back. After two years away from the courts in international competition, Cicognini, now travelling with an Italian passport, won Cuba’s Giraldilla International this weekend in Havana. Unseeded for the...

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    POLISH OPEN – 4th straight Challenge title for Polish men

    Adam Cwalina and Przemyslaw Wacha made their title defense at the 2014 Polish Open their fourth straight International Challenge victory, while Russia’s Nina Vislova completed yet another two-title performance. Story and photos by Janusz Rudziński,...

  • Potuguese International – Results

    Potuguese International – Results

    While the very best were fighting for the Yonex All England crowns, Portugal was welcoming some lesser-known players for their annual event held in Caldas da Rainha. No surprise in the women’s singles, women’s doubles...

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