2012 YONEX OCBC US Open Championships Grand Prix Gold was held from July 2nd to 8th in L.A. and another YONEX sponsored event, 2012 YONEX Canada Open Grand Prix will be held from July 10th to 15th in Richmond.
At the US Open, YONEX players won 4 titles with VOLTRIC series. No. 3 seed Vladimir Ivanov(VT80) of Russia defeated No. 1 seed Takuma Ueda(ARC10) in the men's singles final. It was an all Japanese final in the men's doubles, Hiroyuki Endo(VT80) and Kenichi Hayakawa defeated Yoshiteru Hirobe(ARC10) and Kenta Kazuno. No. 1 seed Ayaka Takahashi(VT80) and Misaki Matsutomo won the women's doubles title after winning against No. 2 seed Valeri Sorokina(ARC9FL) and Nina Vislova(ARC-ZS). Tony Gunawan (VTZF) and Howard Bach (NS9900) became the semifinalists of men's doubles event and With Vita Marissa of Indonesia, Tony took home the mixed doubles trophy by defeating No. 3 seed Kenichi Hayakawa and Misaki Matsutomo in the final.
We have been a huge access to the new micro website, YONEX Shuttle News and we added a new content named eShuttlecock facts. You may concentrate more on the shuttlecock after reading this page.
Shuttlecocks play an important part in badminton, so if you are playing with unstable shuttlecock, you should use more stable one to make your base. To know much about shuttlecock is related to improving your performance and skill. If you play a tournament, which unfamiliar shuttlecocks are used, you will be able to adjust each shuttlecock with the base. You should try just at least a dozen of YONEX shuttlecock.
Gunawan's image is from the All England Open 2012
Tournament Results [Finals]
1. Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)
2. Takuma Ueda (JPN)
1. Hsiao Ma Pai (TPE)
2. Kaori Imabeppu (JPN)
1. Hiroyuki Endo/ Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN)
2. Yoshiteru Hirobe/ Kenta Kazuno (JPN)
1. Ayaka Takahashi / Misaki Matsutomo (JPN)
2. Valeri Sorokina/ Nina Vislova (RUS)
1. Tony Gunawan (USA)/ Vita Marissa (INA)
2. Kenichi Hayakawa/ Misaki Matsutomo (JPN)