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dugz86
05-27-2006, 09:30 AM
MEN'S SINGLES
Mohd Hafiz Hashim vs Mohd Roslin Hashim

WOMEN'S SINGLES
Saina Nehwal vs Julia Wong Pei Xian

MEN'S DOUBLES
Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi vs Albertus Susanto Njoto/Yohan Wiratama Hadikusumo

WOMEN'S DOUBLES
Jo Novita/Greysia Polii vs Rani Mundiasti/Endang Nur Sugianti

MIXED DOUBLES
Kennevic Asuncion/Kennie Asuncion vs Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam

verinee@yey
05-27-2006, 11:28 AM
can anyone post philipines open pictures?
thanks!!

nugroho
05-27-2006, 05:35 PM
does any one know the order of play?
MX first or MS first?:confused:

nugroho
05-27-2006, 06:03 PM
and i was just realized that hendra /joko wil jump into top 16 after this PO. wooow... a good replacement on candra/sigit, in way of indonesia will still have 3 pairs in last 16.:)

rocket
05-27-2006, 10:14 PM
They announced yesterday that the finals of the Mixed Doubles will be the last match today.

badMania
05-27-2006, 10:43 PM
It's kinda expected isn't it...since that will be the main event today.
I believe the schedule will be as follows: WS MS WD MD XD.

badMania
05-27-2006, 10:45 PM
and i was just realized that hendra /joko wil jump into top 16 after this PO. wooow... a good replacement on candra/sigit, in way of indonesia will still have 3 pairs in last 16.:)

It's time for them to step up into INA's main team. They have shown good results over the past 2-3 years. However, I am not sure if PBSI is going to send them to Madrid for the WC. We have seen how Markis/Hendra was omitted even though they did qualify last year. Hendra/Joko has done more than enough to qualify for the WC as they have been consistently ranked in the top 30s. With a victory in the PO, they will indeed go up to the top 16.

CLELY
05-27-2006, 11:11 PM
One title certainly from WD, not bad!Go INA, we can make it! Nice start to upgrade INA's bdm!

rocket
05-27-2006, 11:24 PM
There will be online updates of the scores of the Philippine Open finals matches at: http://www.pinoybadminton.com.ph/forums

When registering there, please mention that you were referred from badmintoncentral

franciswai
05-28-2006, 12:28 AM
new to this badminton forum...nice to see so many people passionate about badminton...
hope Julia wong will win...it will be a great breakthrough for her...i think she has done impressively well so far

rocket
05-28-2006, 01:16 AM
Live score updates now ongoing at
http://www.pinoybadminton.com.ph/forums

Btw, registration problems have already been fixed.

seawell
05-28-2006, 02:04 AM
Novita and Polii take the match and the ladies doubles title, 21-16, 21-13!!!

Inky2000
05-28-2006, 02:05 AM
I registered and logged on to the forum but couldn't find anything about Philippine Open.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 02:05 AM
hafiz win the phillipines open

seawell
05-28-2006, 02:05 AM
Hafiz wins the first set 21-19,
Hafiz takes it 21-7 in the 2nd game!

seawell
05-28-2006, 02:10 AM
I registered and logged on to the forum but couldn't find anything about Philippine Open.

in The Badminton Court > Shuttle Spectators

rocket
05-28-2006, 02:10 AM
I registered and logged on to the forum but couldn't find anything about Philippine Open.
click "active topics of the day"

Or look in the "Shuttle Spectators" category.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 02:48 AM
saina won the ws phillipine open

dugz86
05-28-2006, 02:48 AM
saina won the ws phillipine open

seawell
05-28-2006, 02:48 AM
Nehwal takes the 1st game: 21-15, as the shuttle hits the tape and falls over the net!Nehwal takes it 22-20!

badMania
05-28-2006, 03:05 AM
Congrats to Saina Nehwal and Jo Novita/Greysia Polii! They have won their first GP title. Hope they will do well next week in the IO. Saina should go through to the main draw, while Jo/Greysia should qualify for the quarter-final.

As for Hafiz, the title is his first of the year and to a certain extent makes up for his disappointment in the Thomas Cup. I still could not get why he lost to Kenneth Jonassen after leading 1 set.

Now...let's hope Hendra/Joko can win the title as well!

nugroho
05-28-2006, 03:06 AM
i hope hendra /joko could make it..
when will it play?

jasonmarc
05-28-2006, 03:07 AM
it always lack of somethings in MAS player when comes to a crucial stage like semi or even finals, frustrating..... its a mental things? or what....

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:07 AM
Ag/Joko Leading 10-5

badMania
05-28-2006, 03:09 AM
it always lack of somethings in MAS player when comes to a crucial stage like semi or even finals, frustrating..... its a mental things? or what....

Julia Wong is still young...give her some time...

However, its kinda unforgivable for Wong/Chin to lose yesterday.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:10 AM
AG/Joko leading 15-8

badMania
05-28-2006, 03:12 AM
AG/Joko leading 15-8

Surprisingly fast...but they also lost to this pair after leading 1 set a few weeks ago. I also remembered last year when they totally destroyed Jung/Lee in the first set, but somehow lost their concentration in the second and rubber set.

Let's hope they continue to maintain the momentum in the second set and win.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:12 AM
The HK pair continue to play a control game and fight back 13-16

jasonmarc
05-28-2006, 03:14 AM
Julia Wong is still young...give her some time...

However, its kinda unforgivable for Wong/Chin to lose yesterday.

I think Saina Nehwal is younger than Julia! It happened to Hafiz lost to Kenneth like U mentioned in TC.....:confused: :confused: :mad: :mad: its totally unforgivable...same thing to Wong/Chin and Mohd Tazari and his partner..:o :o

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:14 AM
ndonesia up 21-15

the young pair is quite a wild pair. a bit error prone, but they possess extreme power. i wonder how well they'll play with more exposure and experience

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:14 AM
ndonesia up 21-15

the young pair is quite a wild pair. a bit error prone, but they possess extreme power. i wonder how well they'll play with more exposure and experience

badMania
05-28-2006, 03:14 AM
Good..they take the first set 21-15.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:18 AM
HK takes an early 5-3 lead in the 2nd game

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:18 AM
HK takes an early 5-3 lead in the 2nd game

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:24 AM
HK still leading. 12-7 second set

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:24 AM
HK still leading. 12-7 second set

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:25 AM
HK up 15-7 now in second set

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:27 AM
wiratama playing smart... hk now up 18-9

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:31 AM
indonesia almost there...

hk still up 19-18

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:32 AM
crowd going wild!

hk up 20-19 with indonesia getting one more point

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:33 AM
WHAT A WILD 2nd SET!!!!

HK gets it 21-19!!!

badMania
05-28-2006, 03:35 AM
The match is tied at 21-15, 19-21. Let's hope Hendra/Joko can find the right strategy to beat the Indonesian-born HK pair.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:39 AM
HK has a slight lead early in the 3rd game. 8-4

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:40 AM
HK continue to control the net. leading 10-5

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:44 AM
10-11 indonesia almost all square

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:45 AM
hk scores 12-11

whole new ballgame.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:46 AM
13-13 now wowwwww

ricksakti
05-28-2006, 03:51 AM
Update, update again... what is the result?

badMania
05-28-2006, 03:52 AM
It's the closing stage of the 3rd set now. The HK pair still leads 19-18. Crucial moments for both pairs.

dugz86
05-28-2006, 03:53 AM
njoto and wiratana won!

indonesia crumbles with lots of mistakes! too bad for them.

congratulations!!!

badMania
05-28-2006, 03:55 AM
The HK pair takes the gold. 15-21, 21-19, 21-18. Yet again, Hendra/Joko lost to this pair after taking the first set. A repeat of their loss at the Vietnam Satelitte. Anyway, a good effort from both pairs.

rocket
05-28-2006, 03:58 AM
Update, update again... what is the result?
You can follow our live point by point updates at http://www.pinoybadminton.com.ph/forums

rocket
05-28-2006, 04:41 AM
Sudket and Saralee take the XD title 21-18, 21-16

blue_apple
05-28-2006, 04:44 AM
Kennevic n Kennie lost...=((((((

moonsilk
05-28-2006, 04:45 AM
Thanks for the update Rocket!
Well done Sudket and Saralee!!!
Hope they will be able to play very well in Indo Open too!

P'Tao,P'Som su su na kha!

riz-nie
05-28-2006, 06:33 AM
roslan lost to his younger bro...HAFIZ HASHIM....yeay

yannie
05-28-2006, 07:08 AM
with what scores did hafiz hashim win?

taufik-ist
05-28-2006, 07:11 AM
hafidz hashim plays better in individual event

he can beat boonsak easily

ants
05-28-2006, 10:00 AM
Kennevic n Kennie lost...=((((((

Thye are playing against Sudket and Saralee.. the favourites.

riz-nie
05-28-2006, 10:01 AM
yeah....hafiz play better individu than team..

X Ball
05-28-2006, 09:16 PM
hafidz hashim plays better in individual event

he can beat boonsak easily


I think he can play well whether in individual or team event. He was very tentative in his play in the TC and I suspect it is because he was still getting fit. In the Philippines Open, you saw a very much different Hafiz. He toyed with his oppositions because his level of fitness and confidence are up.

Boonsak was devastated -- he could not match a pumped-up Hafiz.

Now is the time to turn our attention to the next Malaysian hero, LCW. He is so pumped-up, he is ready to belittle his oppositions in the Indonesian Open. He is 'jumping out of his skin' practically. I see no threat to him -- he should win it with ease. Good time for Malaysian fans.

badMania
05-28-2006, 09:29 PM
Saina creates history, wins Philippines Open
Principal Correspondent





HYDERABAD: Saina Nehwal created history when she became the first Indian woman player to win a four-star badminton tournament. She defeated Julia Xian Pei Wong of Malaysia 21-15, 22-20 in the women's singles final of the Philippines Open at Pasig City, Manila, on Sunday.
"I am delighted and never expected to win such a big event so soon. My ultimate target is to win the All England championship one day," was the 16-year-old's Hyderabad girl's reaction over telephone with The Hindu. Incidentally, the Philippines Open is on par with the All England as a four-star event but lacks the aura.

A boost

Saina said that after she knocked out the World No. 4 and top-seeded Xu Huaiwen of Germany in the quarterfinals, her confidence level got a boost. "But I was never complacent. I kept talking to my parents and coach Gopi Sir (former All England champion Pullela Gopi Chand)," she said. "Essentially, I tried to be my normal self and not get carried away by the occasion. I played my normal game and did not try anything special," said Saina, who according to Gopi Chand is the best thing to have happened to the sport in India.
"Definitely, there is scope for improvement. I am not so naÔve to feel like a complete player after one big win. I have to work on my strokes and endurance to be more successful on the international circuit," she confessed.
Very focussed

For someone who had become the youngest Indian ever to win the Asian Satellite singles title in Delhi late last year at 15, Saina is very focussed. "Signing up with the Mittal Trust Foundation took a major financial burden off our shoulders and could not have come at a better time," she said, recalling the deal with the London-based firm in January this year.
She is also grateful to BPCL for taking care of her travel expenditure for tournaments and the company has also promised her a job very soon.
Gopi Chand pleased

A clearly pleased Gopi Chand felt that this was the best result for Indian badminton in recent times. "It is not so easy to win any tournament, and more so abroad for there the pressures are bound to be different. To her credit, Saina seems to have handled everything ó the opponents on court and the tensions off court ó pretty well. Definitely, her future looks very good. She is the best bet now from India," he asserted.
Saina's father Harvir was on cloud nine but admitted that the family never expected her to win the title. "We were happy that she was getting better and better but the final result was a pleasant surprise," he said. "We are grateful to Gopi, fitness trainer Dinaz and Saina's friends in the circuit for the result," he added.
Special Correspondent from Bangalore writes:

Prakash, Vimal hail Saina

Saina Nehwal's splendid triumph at Manila evoked praises from the Indian maestro Prakash Padukone and former Indian coach, U. Vimal Kumar. Prakash called Saina's win as a great feat and termed her as the "brightest prospect for Indian badminton".
Padukone said that Saina should keep her focus and aim for more such wins and earn a rightful place on the World stage. "I hope she keeps aiming higher and I wish her luck in the other three GPs on the tour,'' said the former All-England champion.
Vimal said that "Saina has arrived on the world scene. By becoming the first Indian woman to win a Grand Prix title, she has transformed the women's game in the country. This was the break that I hoped she would get and she has got it. What I like about this girl is her attitude and she has tremendous self belief, she didn't stop with beating the World No. 4. She went for the title and got it. This was what others lacked. They win a few good matches, but never the title," said Vimal Kumar. He said that if she kept up the momentum, Saina could truly break into world's top 10 sooner than one expects.

X Ball
05-28-2006, 09:51 PM
Saina creates history, wins Philippines Open
Principal Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Saina Nehwal created history when she became the first Indian woman player to win a four-star badminton tournament. She defeated Julia Xian Pei Wong of Malaysia 21-15, 22-20 in the women's singles final of the Philippines Open at Pasig City, Manila, on Sunday.


She has a potent and deceptive smash. In another year or so, she is going to be hard to beat.

badMania
05-28-2006, 09:55 PM
Saina's ranking will shot up to the top 50s after her victory at the PO yesterday.
Meanwhile, Jo/Greysia and Hendra/Joko will also be in the top 16.

badMania
05-28-2006, 10:01 PM
She has a potent and deceptive smash. In another year or so, she is going to be hard to beat.

With a good coach, I believe Saina can go far. She has a former all-England champion (Gopichand) as her coach right now..and she is indeed going in the right direction. With the financial support from the conglomerate Mittal group, she does not have to worry about money for participation in overseas tourney. With more ranking pts gained in the next 2-3 tourneys, her ranking will even shoot further to the top 30-40.

Her prospect is definitely better than any Indonesian women singles player we have (except maybe for Pia Zebadiah). She will be in the top 10-20 within 1-2 years.

Loh
05-28-2006, 10:24 PM
This is the kind of stuff that champions are made of!

Kudos to Saina Nehwal! You will see more of her name in future and I believe she will be able to take on the Chinese women sooner than expected (just like ex-China Xu of Germany) if she continues with her good attitude and diligence.

I'm really happy for this young lady whom I first met two years ago at the Singapore Open and again at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games this March! :)

riz-nie
05-29-2006, 12:27 AM
saina nehwal is kindda pretty....and talented too..

X Ball
05-29-2006, 12:53 AM
saina nehwal is kindda pretty....and talented too..

U mean to say she is better in Bollywood:p ;)

moonsilk
05-29-2006, 01:57 AM
Thais beat Asuncions for badminton crown

Siblings Kennie and Kennevic Asuncion dished out their best game but still fell short of their gritty effort, succumbing to a power-hitting Thai pair of Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam, 18-21, 16-21, Sunday in the final of the mixed doubles event of the $120,000 Bingo Bonanza Philippine Open Badminton Championships presented by PLDT Business Solutions at the Philsports Arena.

A day after besting former Olympic silver medalists Tri Kusharianto and Minarti Timur of Indonesia, 21-15, 21-18, the brother-sister tandem found the going tougher against the fancied Thais.
They were forced to dash from all corners while trying to save a barrage of smashes coming from the power-hitting Prapakamol.
Thoungthongkam also came through with her own hits and net points to complement Prapakamol, who never seemed to run out of energy while pounding those winners from behind his teammate.
The Thais, the 2003 Vietnam Southeast Asian Games gold medalists, thus won the top prize of $7,320 while the Filipinos, who skidded from 22nd last year to 68th in the world rankings, settled for $4,800.

Earlier, Indian sensation Saina Nehwal trounced fifth seed Wong Pei Xian of Malaysia, 21-15, 22-20, to clinch the womenís singles title, capping a Cinderella performance in this four-star event, IBF-ranking tournament sponsored by Bingo Bonanza, JVC Philippines, Inc., Smart and PLDT.
Down 16-19, Kennevic dove for a return on a solid Parapakom smash, then stood up for a drop shot that Thoungthongkam returned straight to net, giving the Filipinos the point and sending a huge, boisterous crowd into frenzy.

Their brilliance, however, came in flashes as Prapakamol dictated the tempo all throughout the match with his overpowering performance, capping the game with thunderous smash to the chagrin of the big Sunday crowd.
"It really helped playing before our countrymen, this is our best game against them in three games," said Kennie.
The victory clinched the 16-year-old Hyderabad native the top purse worth $8,280, the trophy, the adoration of the Filipino fans and enough points to move her up further in the world rankings from 86th.
"Iím really happy because I didnít expect to win here, I was just here for exposure," said Nehwal, whose worthiest effort before this was a quarterfinal finish in the Asian Badminton Championship last month in Johore Baru, Malaysia.
It was also a triumph that should make her countrymen happy.
"Next to cricket, badminton is the most popular sport in India so this win should make our countrymen really happy," said Nehwalís coach Babu Bhaskar.

In menís singles, Malaysian Hashing Muhd Hafiz, the 2005 Manila Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist, lived up to top billing by beating elder brother Hashim Rosling, 21-19, 21-7, to pocket the top prize amounting to $9,600.
Indonesiaís Jo Novita and Gresya Polii walloped countrymen Nur Sugianti Endang and Rani Mundiasti, 21-16, 21-13, to cop the womenís doubles title together with the $7,320 that went with it.

In menís doubles, Albertus Susanto Njoto and Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama of Hong Kong, China rallied from a first set loss to shock third seed Hendra Gunawan and Joko Riyadi of Indonesia, 15-21, 21-19, 21-18.
It was the Hong Kong pairís second three-set triumph after a pulsating 22-24, 21-11, 21-15 stunner over second pick Sudket Prapakamol and Patapol Ngernsrisuk of Thailand in Saturdayís semifinals.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=40128

:D

ctjcad
05-29-2006, 02:32 AM
Saina said that after she knocked out the World No. 4 and top-seeded Xu Huaiwen of Germany in the quarterfinals, her confidence level got a boost. "But I was never complacent. I kept talking to my parents and coach Gopi Sir (former All England champion Pullela Gopi Chand)," she said. "Essentially, I tried to be my normal self and not get carried away by the occasion. I played my normal game and did not try anything special," said Saina, who according to Gopi Chand is the best thing to have happened to the sport in India.
"Definitely, there is scope for improvement. I am not so naÔve to feel like a complete player after one big win. I have to work on my strokes and endurance to be more successful on the international circuit," she confessed.

I like her attitude and mindset in the above paragraph, especially after such a big victory. It's still a bit early to tell, but she's sure is a talent, reminds me of Taufik, when he started playing on international stage at around the same age or so..Since she is only 16 y.o., and similar to what Loh said, with many of the top China's WS are in the early to mid 20s, with 1 in her 30s, the future sure looks very promising for the young Saina...On that note, i will keep her name in mind in future tournaments and let's see what she has in store in her next tourneys..:rolleyes: :) :cool:

yannie
05-29-2006, 03:35 AM
This is the kind of stuff that champions are made of!

Kudos to Saina Nehwal! You will see more of her name in future and I believe she will be able to take on the Chinese women sooner than expected (just like ex-China Xu of Germany) if she continues with her good attitude and diligence.

I'm really happy for this young lady whom I first met two years ago at the Singapore Open and again at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games this March! :)

thank you loh, great pics as usual! nice pic with pretty saina!!! :D :D :D

Loh
05-29-2006, 04:47 AM
thank you loh, great pics as usual! nice pic with pretty saina!!! :D :D :D

I'm glad a lot of guys are now paying attention to 'pretty' Saina. Wait till you see her in person! :) She has a face like a cross between a Caucasian and the sharp features of an Asian, simply delightful! Hope she can grow taller and wow, we would have a 'star' in the making, but not the bosomy, plum, Bollywood type that X Ball had suggested.

I'm waiting to take a pic with our very own star, Yannie. Then I can add to my album of pretty faces! ;)

X Ball
05-29-2006, 07:34 AM
I'm glad a lot of guys are now paying attention to 'pretty' Saina. Wait till you see her in person! :) She has a face like a cross between a Caucasian and the sharp features of an Asian, simply delightful! Hope she can grow taller and wow, we would have a 'star' in the making, but not the bosomy, plum, Bollywood type that X Ball had suggested.

I'm waiting to take a pic with our very own star, Yannie. Then I can add to my album of pretty faces! ;)


She is only 15/16 - she should 'fill out' in a year or so and then you may see Bollywood beckoning:rolleyes:

saina fan
05-29-2006, 08:03 AM
Hi everyone! im new to this forum. Good to see people recognising saina's talent. im a big saina fan, and i will be keeping a close eye on her progress. Congrats to her for winning the tournament, and i hope to see her winning many more. Im quite new to badminton. I know the scoring system , but i was wondering if any of you could tell me what's the highest star event? What's the lowest star event? And lastly how often r player rankings are released, so i can find out how much sains's ranking has gone up....

P.s Loh ,they r nice pics, hope u take more pics of her in future, ur so lucky....:D

yannie
05-29-2006, 10:00 AM
And lastly how often r player rankings are released, so i can find out how much sains's ranking has gone up....


Every week IBF updates it, and if I'm not wrong... every thursday.