Tan Yee Khan
陈贻权
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1940-09-24) 24 September 1940 (age 81)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaya
Years active1961-1969

Dato' Tan Yee Khan DPMP AMN (simplified Chinese: 陈贻权; traditional Chinese: 陳貽權; pinyin: Chén Yíquán; born 24 September 1940) is a former Malaysian badminton player who represented his country in badminton events around the world during the 1960s.

Career

Though capable of high level singles (he won Japan's "World Invitational" tourney in 1964 and ousted Erland Kops in the first round of the 1966 All Englands),[1] Yee Khan was primarily a doubles player who won numerous major international titles in partnership with Ng Boon Bee. Powerfully built and substantially bigger than most Asian players of his day, he was reputed to be the hardest smasher in the game. He won the coveted All-England men's doubles title with Boon Bee consecutively in 1965 and 1966.[2] In 1967 he was a member of Malaysia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team. Plagued by back problems he retired from badminton competition in 1969 but soon became one of Malaysia's leading golfers.[3] He was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 1998.[4]

He now runs an island resort on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, on the island of Pangkor called Sea View Hotel & Holiday Resort.[5]

Achievements

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1962 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Indonesia Tan Joe Hock
Indonesia Liem Tjeng Kiang
15–13, 18–17
Gold
Gold
1966 Kittikachorn Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Indonesia Ang Tjin Siang
Indonesia Tjoe Tjong Boon
12–15, 15–8, 18–16
Gold
Gold

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1965 Lucknow, India Thailand Sangob Rattanusorn 15–12, 13–15, 1–15
Bronze
Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1962 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Malaysia Teh Kew San
Malaysia Lim Say Hup
15–9, 15–10
Gold
Gold
1965 Lucknow, India Thailand Temshakdi Mahakonok Thailand Narong Bhornchima
Thailand Chavalert Chumkum
Silver
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1965 Lucknow, India England Angela Bairstow England Ursula Smith
Thailand Chavalert Chumkum
6–15, 15–3, 15–2
Gold
Gold

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1961 Yangon, Myanmar Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Narong Bhornchima
Thailand Raphi Kanchanaraphi
15–8, 6–15, 15–10
Gold
Gold
1965 Selangor Badminton Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Narong Bhornchima
Thailand Raphi Kanchanaraphi
15–8, 15–11
Gold
Gold
1967 Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Narong Bhornchima
Thailand Raphi Kanchanaraphi
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1965 Selangor Badminton Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
Malaysia Teh Siew Yong
11–15, 5–15
Silver
Silver

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 Kingston, Jamaica Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Malaysia Tan Aik Huang
Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe
14–15, 5–15
Silver
Silver

International tournaments

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1963 Malaysia Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Malaysia Teh Kew San
Malaysia Lim Say Hup
14–17, 15–9, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1965 All England Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Denmark Erland Kops
Malaysia Oon Chong Jin
15–7, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 Denmark Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Malaysia Tan Aik Huang
Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe
15–13, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 All England Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Denmark Finn Kobberø
Denmark Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
9–15, 15–9, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 Canadian Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Denmark Svend Pri
Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe
12–15, 15–1, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 U.S. Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee United States Don Paup
United States Jim Poole
15-6, 15-12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 Singapore Open Malaysia Khor Cheng Chye Malaysia Eddy Choong
Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe
13–15, 15–8, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1967 Singapore Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Indonesia Indratno
Indonesia Mintarja
15–3, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1967 Denmark Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Denmark Svend Pri
Denmark Per Walsøe
8–15, 18–16, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1967 Malaysia Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Indonesia Indratno
Indonesia Mintarja
15–9, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1968 All England Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Denmark Henning Borch
Denmark Erland Kops
6–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1968 Malaysia Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Japan Ippei Kojima
Japan Issei Nichino
11–15, 15–9, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1968 Singapore Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Sangob Rattanusorn
Thailand Chavalert Chumkum
15–9, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1968 German Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Sangob Rattanusorn
Thailand Chavalert Chumkum
15–9, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1968 Northern Indian Malaysia Punch Gunalan Indonesia Rudy Hartono
Indonesia Indratno
15–3, 6–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 Perak Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Malaysia Eddy Choong
Indonesia Minarni
15–9, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Honours

References

  1. ^ Herbert Scheele, International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1969 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1969) 202.
  2. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 107.
  3. ^ ms:Tan Yee Khan
  4. ^ ":::Internationalbadminton.org:::". www.worldbadminton.net. Archived from the original on 12 February 2006.
  5. ^ Sea View Hotel & Holiday Resort Pangkor Island
  6. ^ a b "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Former doubles ace Boon Bee receives Datukship - Other Sports | The Star Online". Retrieved 8 July 2016.