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Monday, February 8, 2016

Badminton 2016-Grand Prix Gold

The major series of badminton in Asia kick off with Malaysian Masters 2016 in Penang Malaysia.

It was held in the new stadium called the SPICE formerly known as PISA (Penang International Sports Arena) from the 19th to 24th January 2016.

I almost went to watch, but owing to change of plan, did not go there.

The main sponsor was Victor, the grand prix Gold tournament was renamed 

Surprisingly, many international players turn up notably Japanese, Koreans and Indians.

Lee Chong Wei the hometown player won the men's singles against his junior fellow countryman Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin. 

While the women's singles was won by PV Sindhu of India.

Best match in the finals was the Indonesia pair of Markus Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya defeating local favourite and veteran pair of KKK/Tan Boon Heong.

Next nearby Grand Prix is in Bangkok Thailand today the 8th February till 13th February held at downtown Bangkok, a wonderful location.