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2011 HK Open picture thread

Discussion in 'Hong Kong Open / China Open 2011' started by Cheung, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Cheung

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    Found this banner just around the corner of last years venue! This was today..... one day before the start of the tournament.

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    I've seen very little advertising on the streets. There's been some on TV. Perhaps TV is a more effective advertising medium in HK.
     
  2. Cheung

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    Here is more advertising

    i.e. abysmal. This picture shows a tunnel right underneath the venue and is a major walkway for pedestrian flow in rush hour. Look at all the potential wall space.:(

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  3. Cheung

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    OK, so here what it looks like from the outside..yes, that funny prism structure. Underneath is a major rail terminus so the arena, hotel, shopping centre are on an elevated platform.

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    And if you go around the perimeter, you'll see a little makeshift structure housing the Yonex gear for sale

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  4. Cheung

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    You get a little history lesson inside...

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    No mention of the Boron 2 :(
     
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    Photos

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    Thanks cheung for the photos. :):):)

    The photos make us feel the atmosphere of this tournament from afar.
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  6. Cheung

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    Further pics inside for the equipment fanatics

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    And for the rest...

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  7. Cheung

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    This is what you can see inside

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    To the left are warmup courts, to the right are the match courts
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    The backdrop is huge....!
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    Quite a large number in the audience, even for qualifiers

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    Note where the stringers are hard at work

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  8. Cheung

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    Can recognize Toby Ng and Alex Bruce of Canada

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    Nearby, the food court where players migrate to.

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    It's nice and dark, just like in the All England. Now the spectators can move around or take photos without worrying about distracting the players.
     
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    Wouldn't they be distracted by the on-court action? Is this the norm for tournaments? :)
     
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    Wouldn't the players be distracted by that advertising background and also the stringers?
     
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    I heard there are complaints from players about Hung Hom Coliseum. The light and also the floor problem. They prefer tournament to be held at the old venue - Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
     
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    They allow photographing at the spectator stands now?
     
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    NOt that I know of
     
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    Then Krisna and hauge will surely argue for degrading the tournament :)

    The light is much better for photos!! It is a new venue. There are bound to be comparisons to the old. There are still people oohing and ahhing to the matches.
     
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    The entry of players

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    New HK player - looks good - let's wait and see what happens when he actually starts training full time at badminton rather than full time at school.

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    And Jan Frolich (Czech)

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    Hafiz wins and allows himself a smile.

    After the match, I saw the England coaches outside the arena (I was getting some lunch). They were pretty animated and were not happy...Unfortunately no photo of that.

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    Marc Zwiebler after a marathon match

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    Swings his racquet in delight

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    Tony and Howard still looking good.

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    Germans always smiling

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    Jocelyn Ko of Canada

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    And her opponent

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    These are great pictures! Thanks also for the behind the scenes shots and gossip! ;) :)
     

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