Maybank Badminton Open is a badminton tournament Organized by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and with the accreditation authorization being Badminton World Federation (BWF).
When and where
The 2012 Malaysian Badminton Super Tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Specifically, it took place on January 10th to 15th, 2012 at the Putra Indoor Stadium. It was the 57th Malaysia Badminton Open and the second leg in the 2012 BWF World Super Series.
Sponsors and prizes
The main sponsors were automaker Proton and title-sponsor Maybank with a total prize pool of $400,000 (USD).
|Discipline||Champion||Runner up||Semi-final||Semi-final||Round of 16|
Players and results
At the time, in men’s singles, Lee Chong Way from Malaysia was the top-seeded player and he beat Kenichi Tian Er (from Japan) 2-0 in the final. It was his eighth win of the Malaysian Open and his 5th win in a row.
In men’s doubles, Fang Jiemin and Li Shengmu (Chinese Taipei) won over the South Korean team Cao Jianyu and Shen Baizhe 2-1 to get their first Super Series championship that season.
In the finals of the women’s singles, there were only Chinese players, and the world no. 1 at the time, Wang Yihan took the title by winning against Wang Xin.
In women’s doubles, the Chinese team missed the final for the first time in many years, and Kristina Petersen and Camilla Lut Yule (Denmark) won over South Korea’s Ha Jung Eun and Kim Min Jung 2-0 to take home the championship.
Just like in the women’s singles, in the mix doubles final there were only Chinese players and in the end, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei won over Xu Chen and Ma Jin to take the trophy.
Here’s a better overview of the results in the finals.
The tournament was made up of qualifying rounds and the main draw. The agenda was the following:
|Day 1||January 10, 2012||09:00||preliminaries|
|Day 2||January 11, 2012||09:00||Round of 32|
|Day 3||January 12, 2012||09:00||Round of 16|
|Day 4||January 13, 2012||15:00||semi-final|
|Day 5||January 14, 2012||12:00||semi-final|
|Day 6||January 15, 2012||14:00||finals|