Ooi Teik Hock
Personal information
Birth name黄德福
Country Malaysia
Born(1920-11-13)13 November 1920
Penang, Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died21 March 1983(1983-03-21) (aged 62)
Penang, Malaysia

Ooi Teik Hock (simplified Chinese: 黄德福; traditional Chinese: 黃德福; pinyin: Huáng Dé Fú; born 13 November 1920 – 21 March 1983)[1][2] was a male badminton player from Malaysia who won Malayan national titles and represented his country in team and individual competition between 1939 and 1958.

Personal life

Ooi was married to Choo Soh Cheng and together they had a son, Heng Leng, and two daughters, Sooi Choo and Sooi Gaik.[3]

Career

Teik Hock played on four consecutive Malayan Thomas Cup (men's international) teams (1949, 1952, 1955, 1958) the first three of which claimed world titles. Paired with a variety of partners, he was undefeated in eight Thomas Cup doubles matches, while winning four of his six singles matches.[4] He shared the men's doubles title at the prestigious All-England Championships in 1949 with Teoh Seng Khoon and in 1954 with Ong Poh Lim. In the '49 All-England's he was runner-up in men's singles to the legendary Dave Freeman.[5]

Achievements

International tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1949 All England United States David G. Freeman 1–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1949 Denmark Open Malaysia Teoh Seng Khoon 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1949 All England Malaysia Teoh Seng Khoon United States David G. Freeman
United States Wynn Rogers
15–5, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1954 All England Malaysia Ong Poh Lim Malaysia David Choong
Malaysia Eddy Choong
18–16, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1954 US Open Malaysia Ong Poh Lim Malaysia David Choong
Malaysia Eddy Choong
15–1, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1955 Malaysia Open Malaysia Ong Poh Lim Denmark Finn Kobberø
Denmark Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
15–7, 18–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1956 US Open Malaysia Ong Poh Lim Denmark Finn Kobberø
Denmark Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
15–9, 8–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Death

On 21 March 1983, Teik Hock passed away at his Penang home after a heart attack. He was 62.[3]

References

  1. ^ Mention of Ooi Teik Hock's death
  2. ^ Thomas Cup hero Ooi Teik Hock – the old champ who faded away
  3. ^ a b "Fighter and friend - legacy of the Teik Hock legend". The Straits Times. 23 March 1983.
  4. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1967 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. 1967) 66-78.
  5. ^ Scheele, 166-168.