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  • National championship time again

    National championship time again

    It’s that time of year again.  Italy gets started with its national championships, the Campionati Italiani Assoluti 2016, this coming weekend and soon afterward, Canada and most of Europe will be getting into the game,...

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    2015-2016 China Badminton Super League Rosters

    The latest edition of the China Badminton Super League began last month.  Three top ten players from Korea and one from Chinese Taipei have joined nearly all of China’s top shuttlers. Please see the list...

  • Vita back in national training centre

    Vita back in national training centre

    After announcing her retirement following her loss in the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold, Vita Marissa is back on the national team, according to a report this week from Republika.  Marissa won the Indonesian national...

  • Team Japan 2016 – Two Kentas in, Sayakas swap

    Team Japan 2016 – Two Kentas in, Sayakas swap

    The Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) has announced the members of the Japanese national team for 2016 and several successful shuttlers from the past year have moved to the A Team.  New mixed doubles national champions...

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    ALL JAPAN CHAMPS – All defending champions beaten

    Misaki Matsutomo won as the favourite but not as the defending champion as Japanese shuttlers closed out their 2015 domestic season with the all-important All-Japan Championships. Story and photos by Miyuki Komiya (live) At the...

  • Korean ladies return home to domestic duties

    Korean ladies return home to domestic duties

    Three of the Korean women involved in finals on Sunday at the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold were right back on court on Monday playing in Korea’s National Sports Festival (NSF).  Women’s doubles runners-up Jang...

  • Worlds were not enough for national champion Yamaguchi

    Worlds were not enough for national champion Yamaguchi

    Two-time World Junior Champion Akane Yamaguchi is the only current top ten badminton player who missed the recent BWF World Championships.  Just as the women’s singles seeds were starting to make their initial appearances on...

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    New national champions on 3 continents

    Canada, India, Denmark, Sweden, and Estonia were playing their own national championships a week later than most of the European countries. Canada saw no fewer than three champions repeat but Andrew D'Souza (pictured top) reached the top of the podium at the nationals for the first time in his career.

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