Event Notes: ATP Event In Dusseldorf Changes Name After Loss Of Title Sponsor
The ATP tournament in Dusseldorf, Germany "will change its name to 'Dusseldorf Open.'" Tournament Dir Dietloff von Arnim and license holder Rainer Schüttler announced the tournament's name change, which was made necessary by the loss of its title sponsor, on Monday. The ATP 250 event will take place from May 18-24 (SID, 12/16). ... Standard Chartered Bank "is joining the increasingly popular trend of organizing running events in Taiwan, as it plans to sponsor a marathon on the island for the first time next February" (CNA, 12/17). ... Chinese Taipei Baseball Association Secretary General Lin Chung-sheng said on Monday that Tainan, a southern Taiwan city, "has won the right to host" three Int'l Baseball Federation (IBAF) 12U Baseball World Cup competitions in '15, '17 and '19 (CNA, 12/16).