Chau Hoi Wah

Chau Hoi Wah (Chinese: 周凱華, also known as Cathy Chau Hoi Wah; born 5 June 1986) is a Hong Kong badminton player, specializes in doubles play.[2] She was the first ever Hong Kong player that won the Asian Championships in 2014, and also a bronze medalist at the World Championships in 2017 alongside Lee Chun Hei.[3] She competed at the Asian Games for four consecutive times from 2006–2018,[4] and also in 2016 Summer Olympics.[5]

Chau Hoi Wah
Cathy Chau Hoi-wah.jpg
Personal information
Birth name周凱華
CountryHong Kong
Born (1986-06-05) 5 June 1986 (age 34)
Hong Kong
Height1. 65 m
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Retired5 June 2020[1]
HandednessLeft
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking6 (16 June 2014)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Born in Hong Kong, Chau moved to Canada together with her family when she was 9 years old. She returned to Hong Kong in 2005, and joining national training center. Partnered with Lee Chun Hei, she made a history for Hong Kong badminton, as the first ever Hong Kong player that won the Asian Championships in 2014. Chau and Lee won a Superseries title in 2015 Australian Open, and a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships. She reached a career high as world number 6 in the mixed doubles event.[1][3]

Chau spent 15 years of badminton career, and on her 34th birthday (5 June 2020), she announced her retirement from Hong Kong national team through her social media account. She then returned to Toronto, Canada, joining her family, and starting a new career as a coach in Mandarin Badminton Club.[1][3]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland   Lee Chun Hei   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 13–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan   Lee Chun Hei   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 11–21   Bronze
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium, Gimcheon, South Korea   Lee Chun Hei   Shin Baek-cheol
  Jang Ye-na
13–21, 21–15, 21–15   Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Lee Chun Hei   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 15–21   Silver
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Lee Chun Hei   Lu Kai
  Huang Yaqiong
10–21, 19–21   Bronze

East Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium,
Hong Kong
  Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama   Zhang Nan
  Ma Jin
14–21, 16–21   Bronze
2013 Binhai New Area Dagang Gymnasium,
Tianjin, China
  Lee Chun Hei   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21–17, 13–21, 13–21   Silver

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[7]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Macau Open Super 300   Lee Chun Hei   Tang Chun Man
  Tse Ying Suet
14–21, 15–21  Runner-up

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, including five elevated as Premier Series, which introduced since 2011,[9] with successful players invited to the Superseries Masters Finals held at the year end.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Australian Open   Lee Chun Hei   Liu Cheng
  Bao Yixin
21–19, 19–21, 21–15   Winner
  Superseries Finals Tournament
  Superseries Premier Tournament
  Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Vietnam Open   Koon Wai Chee   Natalia Christine Poluakan
  Yulianti
19–21, 15–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Vietnam Open   Hui Wai Ho   Tontowi Ahmad
  Yulianti
11–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2008 Macau Open   Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama   Xu Chen
  Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2009 Australian Open   Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama   Henry Tam
  Donna Haliday
21–11, 21–5   Winner
2009 New Zealand Open   Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama   Fran Kurniawan
  Pia Zebadiah Bernadet
13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 Chinese Taipei Open   Lee Chun Hei   Muhammad Rijal
  Debby Susanto
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 U.S. Open   Lee Chun Hei   Wang Yilu
  Huang Yaqiong
21–8, 21–14   Winner
2013 Canada Open   Lee Chun Hei   Jorrit de Ruiter
  Samantha Barning
21–13, 21–10   Winner
2015 U.S. Open   Lee Chun Hei   Huang Kaixiang
  Huang Dongping
15–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Canada Open   Lee Chun Hei   Andrei Adistia
  Vita Marissa
21–16, 21–18   Winner
  Grand Prix Gold Tournament
  Grand Prix Tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Polish International   Chan Tsz Ka   Shinta Mulia Sari
  Yao Lei
21–18, 16–21, 10–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Austrian International   Wong Wai Hong   Mads Pieler Kolding
  Julie Houmann
21–17, 21–11   Winner
2012 Austrian International   Wong Wai Hong   Anthony Dumartheray
  Sabrina Jaquet
21–6, 21–10   Winner
2013 Austrian International   Lee Chun Hei   Chan Yun Lung
  Tse Ying Suet
21–15, 16–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Vietnam International   Lee Chun Hei   Chan Yun Lung
  Tse Ying Suet
4–21, 21–17, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 Mongolia International   Mak Hee Chun   Ratchapol Makkasasithorn
  Benyapa Aimsaard
22–20, 21–15   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "【羽毛球.專訪】告別15年港隊生涯 「想家」周凱華:心懷感恩 不枉此行". hk.sports.yahoo.com (in Chinese). 6 June 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Players: Chau Hoi Wah". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Dev, Sukumar (21 July 2020). "'I'm Excited and Nervous': Chau Hoi Wah". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  4. ^ "【雅加達亞運直擊】周凱華/李晉熙憾負「最後亞運」 痛哭不捨拍檔同甘共苦" (in Chinese). 體路Sportsroad. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ "香港"本土派"街头直播里约奥运比赛" (in Chinese). BBC. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 2006-12-15.
  9. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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