BF'er kokcheng's son featured at Cheers Youth International 2005

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  1. Loh

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    At long last, we have a BC member whose son is taking part in a major youth tournament in Singapore.

    Kokcheng, a BF'er from Kedah, Malaysia, together with his wife, accompanied their son, Jian Hao, to his first appearance at the Cheers Youth International 2005, currently being played at the Singapore Badminton Hall.

    (website: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.asp?id=9130)

    This tournament, which is open to boys and girls in the U-13, U-15 and U-17 categories, has attracted 844 entries from the youths in the region and for the first time, there is a large contingent from Sri Lanka. The strong contenders are those from Indonesia, Malaysia, Chinese Taipeh and South Korea. However, I was also very impressed with Thai boy singles, Saensomboonsuk Tanongsak, seeded six in the U-17.

    Jian Hao is 14 and is competing in both singles and doubles in the U-15 group. He has a strong partner in Iskander Zulkarnain Zainuddin and they are seeded second. In last night's doubles encounter against Singapore's Montford schoolboys, Chandra Chen & Matthaeus Ho, Jian Hao and Iskander
    prevailed easily with a score of 15-5, 15-0.

    Naturally kokcheng is very excited about Jian Hao's recent performance on the badminton court. When JH was six, kokcheng immersed his son to his favourite game of badminton and took pains to get arguably the best coach in Kedah to train him when he was of age. With his basic foundation formed at an early age, JH found himself achieving success along the way and this inspired him to play better and to be more serious in his training.

    Only a month ago, JH was admitted to the prestigious Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and this is indeed a privileged opportunity. I was told that a BJSS trainee gets free board and lodging plus badminton training and is given a monthly allowance. And he is taught the normal 6 to 8 subjects in preparation for the common major exam. To assist sports school athletes in their studies, they are given an additional year of preparation.

    We hope Jian Hao will enjoy both his training and his studies and one day be good enough to represent Malaysia. With the very strong support from both mum and dad, that is an unbeatable incentive! :)
     

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    Wow! What a comprehensive coverage! I am always amazed with your passion towards badminton Loh. Good luck to all the participants especially Jian Hao!
     
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    thanks for the interesting report and pics.Jian Hao looks like a future champ to me. :p
     
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    He really looks like he's enjoying himself. All the best.

    Aren't the Hashim brothers also from Kedah ;) ?
     
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    my primary school friend is also competing in the tournament..
    he is 2nd seed in U-15 category
    name? Jonathan Lee Yu Xian....good luck..
     
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    Good luck to Jian Hao :)
    And keep going with the good reports Loh! :cool:
     
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    hashim brothers are from kelantan.. :D
     
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    On behalf of my son and wife i would to thank you for the encouragement and the fantastic write up.I sincerely hope he would do his best and srive for excellence always.He has chosen to play badminton seriously and me and my wife would support him all the way.My sincere thanks to all BF members for your best wishes
     
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    For your info your good friend Jonathan is a fine lad and a talented badminton player.He will defenitely be a future national player of Malaysia.
     
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    have you met him Mr. KokCheng?
    I've not meet,see or talk to him for more than 2 years now..
    if you meet him can you help me say a "hi!"?
    my name's chua kuan zhen..
     
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    Will do.He is jianhao and iskandar's roomate during the Cheers International Youth Tournament.I am sure he will be very glad to hear from you.
     
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    God Bless you Kok Cheng. I think more kids need parents like you who support their kids in their endeavour. I'm sure with your parenting support, your son will definately excel in whatever he do. Kudos!
     
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    thank you so much..i've been trying to reach him through his brother but he comes home to malacca too seldom..
     
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    Good news for you.Jonathan will be back to Malacca for a short break and he is as excited to meet you as you do.He wants to know your phone no.
     
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    Thanks Ants.I think my passion for badminton has rubbed off on him.
     
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    thanks so much...still saving money for a hp sorry..but he can have my e-mail.
    chuakz_great@hotmail.com...
    does he still remember me?
    sorry for the trouble anyway..
     

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