2008 US Badminton Olympians In 2008 Yonex/OCBC U.S. Open Semi-Finals

July 11, 2008, 4:36 p.m. (ET)
All five 2008 US badminton Olympians who will be competing in Beijing next month advances to the semi-final round of the 2008 Yonex/OCBC U.S. Open Grand Prix Championships:

Eva Lee (USA) defeated Joo Hyun Lee (USA) 23-25, 22-20, 23-21.

Howard Bach / Khan Bob Malaythong (USA) defeated Imam Darmawan / Ravi Malalasekera 21-10, 21-9

Halim Haryanto Ho / Raju Rai (USA) defeated Phillip Chew / Rudi Gunawan 21-12, 23-21

Eva Lee / Mesinee Mangkalakiri (USA) defeated Beckie Neumann / Isabel Zhong (USA) 21-6, 21-13

Howard Bach / Eva Lee (USA) defeated Hock Lai Lee / Priscilla Lun (Malaysia/USA) 21-7, 21-8.

The 2008 Yonex / OCBC U.S. Open Grand Prix Badminton Championships is a Badminton World Federation World Grand Prix Event with $50,000 total prize money hosted by the Orange County Badminton Club.

The tournament is sanctioned by USA Badminton, the National Governing Body for the sport of badminton that operates under the auspice of the United States Olympic Committee. The 2008 U.S. Open Grand Prix Badminton Championships is sponsored by the title sponsor Yonex Corporation, and by Orange County Badminton Club and K & D Graphics.

The semi-final matches will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday, July 11, 2008.
Final matches will begin at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 12, 2008.
Information, draws, & complete match results are available at tournamentsoftware.com: