Chau Hoi Wah
|Chau Hoi Wah|
|Born||5 June 1986|
|Height||1. 65 m|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Retired||5 June 2020|
|Highest ranking||6 (16 June 2014)|
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. 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. She competed at the Asian Games for four consecutive times from 2006–2018, and also in 2016 Summer Olympics.
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.
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.
BWF World Championships
|2017||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Lee Chun Hei|| Tontowi Ahmad
|2013||Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan||Lee Chun Hei|| Zhang Nan
|2014||Gimcheon Indoor Stadium, Gimcheon, South Korea||Lee Chun Hei|| Shin Baek-cheol
|13–21, 21–15, 21–15||Gold|
|2015||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China||Lee Chun Hei|| Tontowi Ahmad
|2017||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China||Lee Chun Hei|| Lu Kai
East Asian Games
|2009||Queen Elizabeth Stadium,
|Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama|| Zhang Nan
|2013||Binhai New Area Dagang Gymnasium,
|Lee Chun Hei|| Xu Chen
|21–17, 13–21, 13–21||Silver|
BWF World Tour
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
|2018||Macau Open||Super 300||Lee Chun Hei|| Tang Chun Man
Tse Ying Suet
The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007, 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, with successful players invited to the Superseries Masters Finals held at the year end.
|2015||Australian Open||Lee Chun Hei|| Liu Cheng
|21–19, 19–21, 21–15||Winner|
BWF Grand Prix
|2007||Vietnam Open||Koon Wai Chee|| Natalia Christine Poluakan
|2007||Vietnam Open||Hui Wai Ho|| Tontowi Ahmad
|2008||Macau Open||Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama|| Xu Chen
|2009||Australian Open||Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama|| Henry Tam
|2009||New Zealand Open||Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama|| Fran Kurniawan
Pia Zebadiah Bernadet
|2012||Chinese Taipei Open||Lee Chun Hei|| Muhammad Rijal
|2013||U.S. Open||Lee Chun Hei|| Wang Yilu
|2013||Canada Open||Lee Chun Hei|| Jorrit de Ruiter
|2015||U.S. Open||Lee Chun Hei|| Huang Kaixiang
|2015||Canada Open||Lee Chun Hei|| Andrei Adistia
BWF International Challenge/Series
|2010||Polish International||Chan Tsz Ka|| Shinta Mulia Sari
|21–18, 16–21, 10–21||Runner-up|
|2011||Austrian International||Wong Wai Hong|| Mads Pieler Kolding
|2012||Austrian International||Wong Wai Hong|| Anthony Dumartheray
|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
- BWF International Challenge tournament
- BWF International Series tournament
- BWF Future Series tournament
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