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Bobby Ertanto (Chinese: 葉忠明, born 2 August 1960) is a retired badminton player from Indonesia who specialized in doubles. Paired with a variety of fellow countrymen, he shared the Malaysia Open title in 1983, the Thailand Open title in 1985, the Badminton World Cup title in 1986, and the Asian Championships in 1987. He won mixed doubles at the 1986 Malaysia Open with Verawaty Wiharjo. Ertanto earned a bronze medal with Christian Hadinata at the 1983 IBF World Championships in Copenhagen. As a member of Indonesia's 1986 Thomas Cup team, Ertanto and partner Liem Swie King dropped the decisive final match in a narrow loss to Malaysia.

Bobby Ertanto
Personal information
Birth nameBobby Ertanto Kurniawan
Country Indonesia
Born (1960-08-02) 2 August 1960 (age 59)[1]
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia[2]
CoachOng Thio Djian[2]
EventMen's doubles
BWF profile

In 2013, he finished as a runner-up at the World Senior Championships in the men's doubles 50 in Turkey,[3] and in 2017, he won double titles in the men's doubles 50 and mixed doubles 55 in Kochi, India.[4]


IBF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Doubles

1983 IBF World Championships – Men's Doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
1st   Christian Hadinata - - Bye
2nd   Mike Butler
  Paul Johnson
15–8, 15–5 Win
3rd   Masao Tsuchida
  Shokichi Miyamori
15–7, 15–13 Win
QF   Sun Zhian
  Yao Ximing
15–8, 15–14 Win
SF   Steen Fladberg
  Jesper Helledie
16–18, 11–15   Bronze

Other TournamentEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Chinese Taipei Open   Hadibowo Susanto   Flemming Delfs
  Steen Skovgaard
1982 Chinese Taipei Open   Hadibowo Susanto   Martin Dew
  Mike Tredgett
1983 Chinese Taipei Open   Hadibowo Susanto   Thomas Kihlström
  Stefan Karlsson
15–9, 15–11   Champion
1983 Indonesia Open   Christian Hadinata   Rudy Heryanto
  Hariamanto Kartono
9–15, 14–18   Runner-up
1983 Badminton World Cup   Christian Hadinata   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
6–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1985 Thailand Open   Rudy Heryanto   Michael Kjeldsen
  Mark Christiansen
15–9, 15–8   Champion
1986 Badminton World Cup   Liem Swie King   Hadibowo Susanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–6, 15–5   Champion
1986 Hong Kong Open   Rudy Heryanto   Jalani Sidek
  Ong Beng Teong
15–7, 15–6   Champion
1986 Japan Open   Rudy Heryanto   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
11–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1986 Malaysia Open   Eddy Hartono   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
10–15, 15–11, 10–15   Runner-up
1987 All England   Rudy Heryanto   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
9–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1987 Indonesia Open   Rudy Heryanto   Liem Swie King
  Eddy Hartono
6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1987 Singapore Open   Liem Swie King   Hadibowo Susanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–2, 15–4   Champion

Mix's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Malaysia Open   Verawaty Fadjrin   Steen Fladberg
  Gillian Gilks
15–4, 18–15   Champion
1986 Indonesia Open   Verawaty Fadjrin   Eddy Hartono
  Erma Sulistianingsih
9–15, 11–15   Runner-up


  1. ^ "Players: Bobby Ertanto". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Ertanto : "Tanam Pohon di Tempat yang Subur"" (in Indonesian). PB Djarum. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Dua Gelar dari BWF World Senior Championship di Turki" (in Indonesian). Badminton Association of Indonesia. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  4. ^ Lim, Jarod (16 October 2017). "Fruitful outing for veteran shuttlers". The Star. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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