International AirBadminton comes to Malaysia next week for the ANOC World Beach Games Asian Qualifier from 23 to 25 June 2023.
Seven teams – China, Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand – will compete in the mixed team relay and men’s and women’s triples.
Several international badminton players have confirmed their participation including Wong Wing Ki Vincent and Chan Tsz Ka (Hong Kong China), Rionny Frederik Mainaky, Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky, Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani and Marsheilla Gischa Islami (Indonesia), and Siti Nurshuhain, Joanne Quay and Yap Cheng Wen (Malaysia).
The winner of each triples event will obtain one quota place (three athletes) for the 2023 ANOC World Beach Games in Bali in August.
Indonesia as hosts and China, Korea and Malaysia are already qualified based on the World Team Rankings.
The qualifier takes place at the Beach Soccer Ground, Presint 4, Putrajaya from 23-25 June.
Olympic gold medallist Cai Yun has been confirmed as coach of Team China.
In the mixed team relay, top seeds China, Indonesia and Thailand are in Group A, while second seeds Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong China and Mongolia are in Group B. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals. The men’s and women’s Triples will start after the conclusion of the mixed team relay.
Attendance is open to the public. There will be live music, food and beverage stalls.
AirBadminton at ANOC World Beach Games
AirBadminton at Bali 2023 will feature 72 athletes (36 men and 36 women) across four medal events: men’s triples, women’s triples, mixed doubles, and the mixed team relay.
In the mixed team relay, each tie consists of five matches: women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles, one triples (XT1) consisting of one female and two male players; and another triples (XT2) of one male and two female players.
The first match will be played until one team reaches 16 points; the corresponding matches begin from the score of the previous match, until a team in the fifth match reaches 80 points.
In the individual men’s and women’s doubles and triples, a match is played for the best of five games, with a game won by the side scoring 11 points.