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2009 Australian Open Grand Prix

Discussion in '2009 Tournaments' started by bh185008, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. bh185008

    bh185008 Regular Member

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    Badminton Australia has secured significant sponsorship support and has received the approval of the BWF to conduct a Grand Prix Event offering US$ 50,000 in prize money as follows:
    - Venue: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
    - Dates: 22-26 July 2009

    I hope this attracts player from Indonesia (Djarum especially) and Malaysia..
     
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    2009 Australian Open Grand Prix at MSAC: 22-26 July 2009

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    This is highest prize money offered in a Badminton tournament held in Australia.
    Let's hope it would attract more international players to participate.

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    yeah...lets hope so.....and if thats the case..i will fly down to Melb to watch..:)

    hey Chris..did you use to play in Sydney too?
     
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    You are right. It is attractive. Because it also can be played back to back with the New Zealand Open GP... :) With 2 GPs in a row, the trip to this part of the world will become more worth it (a possibility to collect a total of 10000 ranking pts and around US$8000 for a MS winner)... :D
     
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    Finally Australia has GP bdm tourney. Looking forward for this new GP...
     
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    does KLRC sponsor both the new zealand and australian badminton tournament?
     
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    Many SBA members would remember me as the SBA coach and competition players grader

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    Yes, I was in Sydney before I came to Melbourne.
    Many SBA members would remember me as their association coach and competition players grader.
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    Great!! Maybe it will attract more players to NZ Open then. More than last year at least (lets hope)... >_>.
     
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    and also increase the exposure and popularity of badminton in these two countries! take over AFL (and rugby, as is in NZ) as the #1 sport :rolleyes:
     
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    I have not seen a single publication that describe this 2009 Australian Open GP as a KLRC sponsored tournament... so, my best guess is: no.
     
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    If PB Djarum and Pelatnas are to send their teams to the Australian and New Zealand GP, what abt the Laos International Challenge 2009?
     
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    I would devide the INA players to 'those who can win a GP' and 'those who should win an International Challenge first'... :p

    'Those who can win a GP' should go to Australia Open GP and NZ Open GP:
    Andre Kurniawan Tedjono
    Tommy Sugiarto
    Maria Febe
    Rizal-Debby
    Tantowi-Richi
    Fran-Pia
    Greysia-Nintya
    Edo-Lingga
    Wifqi-Alfiat (in the borderline)
    These players have won [at worst... one] BWF level 4 tournaments in the past, so it is time they win many BWF level 3 tournaments...

    'Those who should win an International Challenge first' should go to Laos International Challenge and Indonesia International Challenge ;):
    Nugroho Andi Saputro
    Yoga
    Hayom
    Bandar Sigit
    Andreas Adityawarman
    Lindaweni
    Aprillia
    Fransisca Ratnasari
    Rizky-Albert
    Etc.

    Well, this is my logic... :p
     
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    Nothing much on the official site as yet (or rather I presume that this IS the official site, if there is any).

    http://www.badminton.org.au/index.php?id=79

    Would it be a good idea to get together Melbourne-based BCers to go watch the event together? Suppose it'd be easier to convince people once the draw is out.
     
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    wow dolphin! seems that u already used to Melbourne already eh?:)
    so fast already involve in badminton..:cool:
     
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    hi george, nice to see you here. actually, it's more like the other way round... using badminton to get used to melbourne :)

    let me know if you have any info of entries to this tournament. my guess is that there shall be some KLRC players coming over.
     
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    entries close tomorrow for the Aus Open Grand Prix, so you won't be seeing the draw for a while yet. i hear that the organisers are expecting a decent amount of good (well, better than the usual bunch we see in international tournaments here) players considering that this is the first time a Grand-Prix-level event has been held in Australia. Yonex has been confirmed as the official sponsor of the $US50,000 event, you can read more about it here at the Badminton Australia website: www.badminton.org.au
     
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    It is confirmed that INA will send these players:
    MS
    Alamsyah
    Andre Kurniawan Tedjono
    Hayom Rumbaka
    Andreas Adityawarman

    WS
    Maria Febe
    Fransisca Ratnasari
     
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    Once again, no representative from Pelatnas. I thought this is an excellent opportunity for the Doubles players to win a title! Very disappointed :mad:
     
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    Yes, INA's XD, MD, even WD can perform well here... :eek: Fran-Pia, Rijal-Debby, Tantowi-Richi, Wifqi-Alfiat, Edo-Lingga, Nintya-Greysia, even Debby-Pia can perform well in Australia GP...
     
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    Who's in charge of tourney planning in Pelatnas? Cancellation of the MAS GP Gold after the draw is out (thereby incurring thousands of dollars of cancellation fees) and now ignoring the potential tourneys whereby INA players can win a few titles are really atrocious decisions :mad:
     

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