Billy Ng

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Billy Ng Seow Meng
Personal information
Nickname(s)Billy the Kid
Country Malaysia
Born1940 (age 78–79)
Johor Bahru, Johor, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Years active1959-1967
CoachEddie Choong, Roland Ng & Ng Ngoh Tee
EventMen's singles

Dato' Billy Ng Seow Meng (Chinese: 黄绍铭, born 1940 in Johor Bahru, Johor) is a former Malaysian badminton player.

Career[edit]

Ng was the son of Ng Ngoh Tee, who was of Teochew Chinese origin and represented Johor in Badminton championships during the 1920s and 1930s and his wife Mak Cheng Hai, who was a distant relative of another state badminton champion Wong Peng Soon.[1] Billy made his first foray into badminton in August 1959 when he was crowned Malaysian Schoolboy Singles Champion.[2] Then Billy was a student at the renowned Foon Yew High School, Johor Bahru. Later that month, Billy led the Malayan Combined Schools against the Indonesian Youth Team where Billy defeated Lin Dan's current coach Tang Xien Hu in straight sets 15-12 15-12.

Billy represented Malaysia & finished runner-up in the inaugural Asian Badminton Championship (ABC) in 1960. In 1964, Billy became the winner of the 1964 Malaysia Open.[3] He was also a member of the victorious 1967 Thomas Cup team, and of the Malaysian men's team that won the silver in the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok. Billy also won the Malaysian Open men's singles title in 1965. The Malayan 1967 Thomas Cup team played in an extremely hostile home crowd at the Istora Senayan Stadium, Jakarta.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Olympic Council of Malaysia's Hall of Fame. Three years later in July 2010, Billy Ng was conferred Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title Dato'. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peggy Loh A good father and grandfather Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine, 27 June 2013, New Straits Times
  2. ^ The Free Press, Wednesday, 12 August 1959
  3. ^ Rajes Paul, Dreaming of Malaysian women’s rebirth in world badminton 12 January 2007, The Star (Malaysia)
  4. ^ Tan Karr Wei, thestar.com.my Former badminton greats get Datukships 4 August 2010, The Star (Malaysia)

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