Billy Ng
黄绍铭
Personal information
Nickname(s)Billy the Kid
CountryMalaysia
Born1940 (age 83–84)
Johor Bahru, Johor, British Malaya
Years active1959-1967
CoachEddie Choong, Roland Ng & Ng Ngoh Tee
EventMen's singles
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Malaysia
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1967 Jakarta Team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1966 Bangkok Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1962 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Southeast Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Bangkok Men's singles

Datuk' Billy Ng (Chinese: 黄绍铭; born 1940) is a former Malaysian badminton player.

Career

Ng was the son of Ng Ngoh Tee, who was of Teochew Chinese origin and represented Johor in Badminton championships during the 1920s and 1930s and his wife Mak Cheng Hai, who was a distant relative of another state badminton champion Wong Peng Soon.[1] Billy made his first foray into badminton in August 1959 when he was crowned Malaysian Schoolboy Singles Champion.[2] Then Billy was a student at the renowned Foon Yew High School, Johor Bahru. Later that month, Billy led the Malayan Combined Schools against the Indonesian Youth Team where Billy defeated Lin Dan's current coach Tang Xien Hu in straight sets 15-12 15–12.

Billy represented Malaysia & finished runner-up in the inaugural Asian Badminton Championship (ABC) in 1960. In 1964, Billy became the winner of the 1964 Malaysia Open.[3] He was also a member of the victorious 1967 Thomas Cup team, and of the Malaysian men's team that won the silver in the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok. Billy also won the Malaysian Open men's singles title in 1965. The Malayan 1967 Thomas Cup team played in an extremely hostile home crowd at the Istora Senayan Stadium, Jakarta.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Olympic Council of Malaysia's Hall of Fame. Three years later in July 2010, Billy Ng was conferred Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title Dato'.

Achievements

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1962 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Teh Kew San 15–7, 1–15, 10–15 Silver Silver

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1967 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Sangob Rattanusorn 9–15, 6–15 Bronze Bronze

Honours

References

  1. ^ Peggy Loh A good father and grandfather Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine, 27 June 2013, New Straits Times
  2. ^ The Free Press, Wednesday, 12 August 1959
  3. ^ Rajes Paul, Dreaming of Malaysian women’s rebirth in world badminton 12 January 2007, The Star (Malaysia)
  4. ^ "Thomas Cup 1967 winners honoured with 'Panglima Jasa Negara' award carrying 'Datuk' title". Malay Mail. 5 June 2023. Retrieved 5 June 2023 – via The Borneo Post.