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).

2012 maybank badminton open

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).

DisciplineChampionRunner upSemi-finalSemi-finalRound of 16
Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles
Men’s Doubles
Women’s Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Players and results

Men’s Singles

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.

Men’s Doubles

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.

Women’s Singles

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.

Women’s Doubles

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.

Mix Doubles

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.

DisciplineChampionRunner up
Men’s Singles Lee Chong Wei Tian Er Xianyi
Women’s Singles Wang Yihan Wang Xin
Men’s Doubles Fang Jiemin, Li Shengmu
 Cao Jianyu, Shen Bai Zhe
Women’s Doubles Kristina Peterson, Camilla Rutte Yule
 Ha Jung Eun, Kim Min Jung
Mixed Doubles Zhang Nan, Zhao Yunlei
 Xu Chen, Ma Jin

Game Schedule

The tournament was made up of qualifying rounds and the main draw. The agenda was the following:

Tournament DayDateTimeContest
Day 1January 10, 201209:00preliminaries
Day 2January 11, 201209:00Round of 32
Day 3January 12, 201209:00Round of 16
Day 4January 13, 201215:00semi-final
Day 5January 14, 201212:00semi-final
Day 6January 15, 201214:00finals