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Highly Coveted Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2019 Soon to Kick Off

Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2019 After the Indonesia Open, Japan Open, and Thailand Open, the 2019 BWF World Tour will come to Taiwan for the premier annual badminton competition of the country – Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2019 – which is scheduled to be held from September 2 to 8 at the Taipei Arena.

The competition is not only the highest level international badminton event in Taiwan, but also one of the most crucial stops of the BWF world ranking, offering total prize money of US$500,000, setting the all-time high record of BWF Super 300. The number of athletes from around the world competing for Olympic qualification points and the prize money is unprecedented.

The competition features the world-class badminton professionals such as the most remarkable Malaysian mixed doubles sensation Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon (ranked 5th in the world); American women’s singles player Zhang Beiwen (ranked 10th in the world); Malaysian men’s doubles players Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong (ranked 15th in the world); Indian men’s singles player Sameer Verma (ranked 13th in the world), and Michelle Li from Canada (ranked 15th in the world), who just made it to the semifinals at the Japan Open.

Taiwanese players led by Chou Tien-chen, who just won the Super 1000 men’s singles title at the Indonesia Open (ranked 3rd in the world), include Wang Chi-lin, Lee Yang, Liao Min-chun, Su Ching-heng, Lu Ching-yao, and Yang Po-han, etc., and they are gearing up for an epic battle in Taipei and striving closer to the Olympics!

Chou, the top men’s player in Taiwan, led the Chinese Taipei players to attend the press conference, vowing to defend the home court in Taipei and achieve the best possible results for Taiwan with the slogan “Road to the Olympics Begins at Taipei”. During the interview, they also appealed to fans to come to Taipei Arena to support the Taiwanese players and demonstrate the passion and resolve of the Taiwanese fans in supporting the home team to players from around the globe.

Another record will be set for this year’s competition because 8 players, including Chou, Wang Tzu-wei, Wang Chi-lin, Lee Yang, Liao Min-chun, Su Ching-heng, Lu Ching-yao, and Yang Po-han, will be unveiling the Yu Shen Tong Xing Line stickers for the sake of public welfare. The Chinese Taipei Badminton Association (CTBA) invited Cancer Fighter and Artist Pupu555 – a longtime supporter of sports in Taiwan – to personally design the stickers for the Chinese Taipei players. Expected to be launched on August 20, the proceeds of the sale of the stickers will be donated to Taiwan Osteosarcoma Caring Association. Badminton fans are encouraged to download the stickers to support badminton and charity.

Taipei City Government and the CTBA have joined forces to host the event for 7 years in a row. For this year’s competition, admission to the games during the first 3 days is free (9/3-5), while the tickets for 9/6-8 are available at NT$300, NT$600, and NT$800 respectively. With the tickets selling quickly, this means that the competition has become the new benchmark sporting event in Taiwan. All badminton fans are encouraged to purchase tickets to support the home team and root for Taiwanese and international players. For competition details please refer to the official website at http://www.chinesetaipeiopen.com/.