Chau Hoi Wah

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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

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]

Career[edit]

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]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

Asian Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

East Asian Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

BWF World Tour[edit]

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 Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Hong Kong Tang Chun Man
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
14–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s)Runner-up

BWF Superseries[edit]

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 Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21–19, 19–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  Superseries Finals Tournament
  Superseries Premier Tournament
  Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

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 Hong Kong Koon Wai Chee Indonesia Natalia Christine Poluakan
Indonesia Yulianti
19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Vietnam Open Hong Kong Hui Wai Ho Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Yulianti
11–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Macau Open Hong Kong Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama China Xu Chen
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Australian Open Hong Kong Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama New Zealand Henry Tam
New Zealand Donna Haliday
21–11, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 New Zealand Open Hong Kong Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Pia Zebadiah Bernadet
13–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Chinese Taipei Open Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Debby Susanto
14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 U.S. Open Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei China Wang Yilu
China Huang Yaqiong
21–8, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Canada Open Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Netherlands Jorrit de Ruiter
Netherlands Samantha Barning
21–13, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 U.S. Open Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei China Huang Kaixiang
China Huang Dongping
15–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Canada Open Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Indonesia Andrei Adistia
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  Grand Prix Gold Tournament
  Grand Prix Tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Polish International Hong Kong Chan Tsz Ka Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Singapore Yao Lei
21–18, 16–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Austrian International Hong Kong Wong Wai Hong Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Denmark Julie Houmann
21–17, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Austrian International Hong Kong Wong Wai Hong Switzerland Anthony Dumartheray
Switzerland Sabrina Jaquet
21–6, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Austrian International Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Hong Kong Chan Yun Lung
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
21–15, 16–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Vietnam International Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Hong Kong Chan Yun Lung
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
4–21, 21–17, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Mongolia International Hong Kong Mak Hee Chun Thailand Ratchapol Makkasasithorn
Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard
22–20, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  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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