Pattaya hosts 17th World Chinese Badminton Championships

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The Thai–Chinese Friendship Association in collaboration with TAT and the FYC Badminton Club recently staged the 17th World Chinese Badminton Championships at the Eastern National Sports Center in Pattaya from November 19-21.

More than 3,000 badminton players, many of Chinese descent, from a total of 16 countries and of all abilities attended the event and competed in 30 separate categories over the three days of competition.

Badminton players take part in the 17th World Chinese Badminton Championships at the Eastern National Sports Center in Pattaya on Friday, November 19.Badminton players take part in the 17th World Chinese Badminton Championships at the Eastern National Sports Center in Pattaya on Friday, November 19.

This mega event is designed to help strengthen relations and cultural ties between Thailand and China and a highlight at this year’s competition occurred on the final day when all the athletes were invited to join in the Loy Krathong festivities taking place around town.

Organizers hope that by hosting events of this nature and magnitude it will further cement Pattaya’s place as a regional sporting hub within Asia.