by Ian Marshall, Editor
Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima beat Hungary’s Nandor Ecseki and Adam Szudi, the no.8 seed in straight games (11-5, 11-8, 11-3), a feat also achieved by Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu, who from start to finish dominated matters when facing Hong Kong’s Lam Siu Hang and Ng Pak Nam (11-7, 11-7, 11-3).
Play in the fast lane; it was exactly the same as matters continued. The host nation’s Jang Woojin and Lim Jonghoon, the no.5 seeds, showed not one morsel of charity when facing Chinese Taipei’s Liao Cheng-Ting and Lin Yun-Jun, the no.4 seed; they emulated Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu by recording a straight games win (11-9, 11-1, 11-9).
Meanwhile, for Hong Kong’s Ho Kwan Kit and Wong Chun Ting, the no. 3 seeds, it was only slightly different as they cause Chinese Taipei more pain. They totally dominated the opening two games against Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan, the no.6 seeded pairing, before the 2003 World champions found a rhythm to their play and secured the third game.
A recovery in the offing trailing 6-7 Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan called “Time Out”, it proved to no avail; a four games win was secured (11-2, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9).
At the semi-final stage Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu meet Jang Woojin and Lim Jonghoon, Ho Kwan Kit and Wong Chun Ting oppose Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima
The semi-finals of the Men’s Doubles event will be staged on Friday 14th December.