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2016 European Championship

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  1. blabl

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    Note: This is the last qualifying tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Date: 26 April to 1 May 2016

    Location: Vendee, France

    BWF Category Level: Super Series

    Prize Money: $200,000

    Official Badminton Europe channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/

    BWF Page:

    http://www.bwfbadminton.org/tournamentcalendar_event.aspx?id=26362

    Wikipedia Page:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Badminton_Europe_Championships

    Entry deadline: 15 March 2016

    Tournament Software:

    http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=79570B8E-D2AA-401B-96B5-D873594B6690

    News (in English) :

    The #EC16 draw announced in France
    Date: 4/12/2016 8:16 PM
    Denmark’s Jan Ø. Jørgensen will begin the defence of his men’s singles title with a second-round test against Bulgaria’s Blagovest Kisyov or Latvia’s Niks Podosinoviks after the draw for the European Championships took place this afternoon.

    The 25th Championships come to France for the first time when the Vendéspace at La Roche sur Yon hosts the event from April 26 - May 1. And the draw has thrown up some exciting contests as Europe’s best players prepare to head for the Vendée region.

    Jørgensen’s first real challenge should come in the quarter-finals where he is on course to meet sixth seed Brice Leverdez. That would be a repeat of their quarter-final two years ago when Jørgensen needed three games to overcome the French No.1

    If the draw goes according to seeding Jørgensen’s Danish team-mate Hans-Kristian Vittinghus or England’s 2014 silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph are expected to face him in the semi-finals. Ouseph beat Vittinghus in three games in the 2014 quarter-finals but Vittinghus is on form after winning the Scottish Open Grand Prix in November and reaching the Yonex All England semi-finals last month.

    Second seed Viktor Axelsen, who like fellow Dane Jørgensen starts with a bye, will begin against the winner of the first-round contest between Dutchman Erik Meijs and France’s wild card player, Lucas Claerbout.

    The Indian Open runner-up may have to overcome Germany’s 2012 champion Marc Zwiebler in the semi-finals if he wants the chance to dethrone team-mate Jørgensen and at the same time improve on his bronze medal at Kazan 2014 when he lost to Jørgensen in straight games in the semi-finals. Axelsen also won bronze in 2012.

    The draw has been tough on France, who have never won a men’s singles medal. If Thomas Rouxel wins his second-round match against Portugal’s Pedro Martins or Poland’s Adrian Dziolko, he is likely to face Axelsen.

    France’s other hope Lucas Corvee has a better draw. After a bye he meets Russia’s Vladimir Malkov or Poland’s Michal Rogalski.

    Click here to see the men’s singles draw

    Spain’s double world champion Carolina Marin starts the defence of her women’s singles title with a second-round contest against Lithuania’s Akvile Stapusaityte.

    Germany’s Olga Konan, the fifth seed, is expected to come through to face Marin in the quarter-finals with Denmark’s European Games and Scottish Open winner Line Kjærsfeldt likely to provide the semi-final opposition. But first she may have to contend with Linda Zetchiri if the Bulgarian lives up to her No. 8 seeding.

    Zetchiri leads 2-1 in head to heads but Kjærsfeldt won their most recent meeting in February at the European Women’s Team Championships in Kazan.

    In the bottom half of the draw Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour faces a tricky start against Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit in the second round. Gilmour won their only meeting but that was back in 2013. The Commonwealth Games silver medallist can expect to find Spain’s sixth seed Beatriz Corrales and Germany’s Karin Schnaase barring her path in the quarter and semi-finals respectively.

    The danger in the bottom half could be Denmark’s 2014 runner-up Anna Thea Madsen, who hit form at the weekend by winning the Finnish Open. Madsen is unseeded and starts against Iceland’s Sara Högnadottir. If Madsen wins her first two matches she could face a last 16 contest with seventh seed Kristina Gavnholt, the Slovakian-born Czech player who lives in the Danish city of Herning.

    Click here to see the women’s singles draw

    Mathias Boe is looking to add to his 2012 European title and his 2015 European Games triumph. But he will have to do it without Carsten Mogensen by his side.

    But don’t rule him out as he has been given a wild card with in-form Mathias Christiansen, who steps in while Mogensen continues his rehabilitation.

    Christiansen will be brimming with confidence after mixed doubles wins at the Orleans International and Finnish Open as well as a men’s doubles triumph in Helsinki with David Daugaard.

    Boe and Christiansen are fifth seeds and start their challenge against Matthew Nottingham and Harley Towler with another England pair Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge seeded to meet the Danes in the quarter-finals.

    They are in the bottom half of the draw where Denmark’s second seeds and 2014 runners-up Mads Conrad and Mads Kolding take on Russia’s Nikita Khakimov and Vasily Kuznetsov. But their first big test should come if they meet German seventh seeds Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schöttler in the quarter-finals.

    But the top Russian pair of Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov are still the ones to watch. The defending champions and top seeds open their title defence against Dutch pair Ruben Jille and Robin Tabeling. Who can stop the Yonex All England champions repeating their Haka celebration on finals day on May 1? Poland’s sixth seed Adam Cwalina and Przemyslaw Wacha will give it their best shot as they are on course for a quarter-final rematch. The two pairs met in Kazan and the Russians won a thriller 21-19 in the third game of their second-round clash.

    Top French pair Baptiste Careme and Ronan Labar or Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup should come through to pose a semi-final threat.

    Click here to see the men’s doubles draw

    The women’s doubles has put Dutch second seeds Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek on course for a semi-final rematch with Bulgaria’s third seeds Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva. The pairs met in the quarter-finals two years ago with Muskens and Piek winning 25-23 21-15 to claim a bronze medal.

    But for them to meet again Muskens and Piek may have to overcome German pair Isabel Herttrich and Birgit Michels in the quarters while the Stoeva sisters could face England’s Orleans winners Heather Olver and Lauren Smith at the same stage.

    In the top half defending champions Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen, who only dropped one game on the way to the 2014 title, are chasing a hat-trick together. The top seeds should not be tested until the semi-finals where they can expect to face German fourth seeds Johanna Goliszewski and Carla Nelte.

    But the German pair may have to overcome Dutch pair Samantha Barning and Iris Tabeling in the quarters first.

    Click here to see the women’s doubles draw

    The mixed doubles could be the closest fought of the events with defending champions Joachim Fischer and Christinna Pedersen and 2012 winners Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba strong contenders. But husband-and-wife pair Chris and Gabby Adcock start favourites as they look for a first European title to go with their World SuperSeries Final triumph in December.

    The Adcocks will probably need to overcome French seventh seeds Ronan Labar and Emilie Lefel and then 40-year-old Mateusiak and Zieba if they are to reach the final. But Orleans International and Finnish Open winners Mathias Christiansen and Lena Grebak are unseeded and the Danes could be a real danger as they look forward to a potential quarter-final with Labar and Lefel.

    Equally, European Games champions Niclas Nøhr and Sara Thygesen are No. 8 seeds and are expected to come through the draw to meet Mateusiak and Zieba in the last eight.

    In the bottom half second seeds Fischer and Pedersen will expect to have Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels to contend with in the last eight and Dutch third seeds Jacco Arends and Selena Piek in the semi-finals if the draw goes according to seeding.

    But don’t overlook experienced Russian pair Vitalij Durkin and Nina Vislova, who would love to add to her 2010 gold and 2008 and 2012 bronze medals in women’s doubles with a first mixed doubles medal.

    France have two other pairs to back up Labar and Lefel. European Games runners-up Gaetan Mittelheiser and Audrey Fontaine start against Croatia’s Igor Cimbur and Stasa Poznanovic with Arends and Piek their likely second-round opponents. Bastian Kersaudy and Lea Palermo take on England’s wild card pair Ben Lane and Jess Pugh with the winners of that contest likely to face Dukin and Vislova.

    Click here to see the mixed doubles draw




    The Draw Ceremony
    Held in Vendee, France.
     
  2. blabl

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    I think you requested for this thread. Hence here is the thread that you have requested.
     
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    WHERE THE MEDALS WENT IN KAZAN 2014

    Men’s singles:
    1 Jan Ø. Jørgensen (Den)
    2 Rajiv Ouseph (Eng)
    3 Viktor Axelsen (Den), Vladimir Ivanov (Rus)

    Women’s singles:
    1 Carolina Marin (Spa)
    2 Anna Thea Madsen (Den)
    3 Karin Schnaase (Ger), Özge Bayrak (Tur)

    Men’s doubles:
    1 Vladimir Ivanov & Ivan Sozonov (Rus)
    2 Mads Kolding & Mads Conrad (Den)
    3 Matthias Boe & Carsten Mogensen (Den), Chris Adcock & Andrew Ellis (Eng)

    Women’s doubles:
    1 Kamilla Rytter Juhl & Christinna Pedersen (Den)
    2 Marie Røpke & Line Kruse (Den)
    3 Petya Nedelcheva (Bul) & Imogen Bankier (Sco), Selena Piek & Eefje Muskens (Ned)

    Mixed doubles:
    1 Joachim Fischer & Christinna Pedersen (Den)
    2 Mads Kolding & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den)
    3 Jorrit de Ruiter & Samantha Barning (Ned), Anders Kristiansen & Julie Houmann (Den)

    You can watch the draw procedure on Badminton Europe’s Youtube channel by clicking here
     
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    For this year edition 2016, most likely the winners for the tournaments will also be the same as the winners in year 2014. However, we may also see new faces and also new winners in this year edition. This tournament is indeed very important for the players from the European players who wishes to gain more Olympics points because this is the last tournament held in April which will contribute to the Olympics qualification.
     
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    Thanks blabl!!
     
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    It seems the competition in WS is the most noncompetitive one compared to the other events (WD is the closest next). No one seems will be able to challenge Marin dominance here. Anyway, I am hoping somebody can give Marin a run for her money.
     
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    European Championships 2016


    Seeding List:

    Men’s Singles

    1. Jan Ø Jørgensen (Den)
    2. Viktor Axelsen (Den)
    3. Marc Zwiebler (Ger)
    4. Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den)
    5. Rajiv Ouseph (Eng)
    6. Brice Leverdez (Fra)
    7. Pablo Abian (Esp)
    8. Raul Must (Est)

    Women’s Singles
    1. Carolina Marin (Esp)
    2. Kirsty Gilmour (Sco)
    3. Line Kjærsfeldt (Den)
    4. Karin Schnaase (Ger)
    5. Olga Konon (Ger)
    6. Beatriz Corrales (Esp)
    7. Kristina Gavnholt (Cze)
    8. Linda Zetchiri (Bul)

    Men’s Doubles
    1. Vladimir Ivanov & Ivan Sozonov (Rus)
    2. Mads Conrad & Mads Kolding (Den)
    3. Marcus Ellis & Chris Langridge (Eng)
    4. Kim Astrup & Anders Skaarup (Den)
    5. Mathias Boe & Mathias Christiansen (Den)
    6. Przemyslaw Wacha & Adam Cwalina (Pol)
    7. Michael Fuchs & Johannes Schöttler (Ger)
    8. Baptiste Careme & Ronan Labar (Fra)

    Women’s Doubles
    1. Kamilla Rytter Juhl & Christinna Pedersen (Den)
    2. Selena Piek & Eefje Muskens (Ned)
    3. Gabriela Stoeva & Stefani Stoeva (Bul)
    4. Johanna Goliszewski & Carla Nelte (Ger)

    Mixed Doubles
    1. Chris Adcock & Gabby Adcock (Eng)
    2. Joachim Fischer & Christinna Pedersen (Den)
    3. Jacco Arends & Selena Piek (Ned)
    4. Robert Mateusiak & Nadiezda Zieba (Pol)
    5. Michael Fuchs & Birgit Michels (Ger)
    6. Vitalij Durkin & Nina Vislova (Rus)
    7. Ronan Labar & Emilie Lefel (Fra)
    8. Niclas Nøhr & Sara Thygesen (Den)
     
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    @blabl Is it true EC2016 already graded as Super Series level by BWF?
     
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    @blabl I think it is considered a GPG tournament. Only the Asian Championships is SS level

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    Thanks for your clarification. Sorry I got the wrong information. I thought this tournament offered super series points just like the BAC. Thanks for clarifying this. Appreciate it so much.
     
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    Carolina Marin will definitely be the winner for the WS category as I think nobody can contest or win over her in Europe.



    Anyway in a brief interview session, Carolina Marin herself said that she will be going all out to win the WS title. Carolina Marin said that she will try her level best to improve her game so that she can make the European country proud of her and try her level best to regain back her world ranking no 1.
     
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    For me personally I am so proud of carolina marin because she is able to win in tournaments despite coming from Spain whereby badminton is not even a grand and famous sports over there. Minus her shrieking and shouting i think she can be considered one of the best WS in the world.
     
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    Here is the schedule for Tuesday match. It will start at 11.00 am France time.

    Main Location 1

    1. Starting at 11:00 AM WS
    Chloe Birch England
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    Ireland Chloe Magee

    2. Followed by WS
    Sabrina Jaquet Switzerland
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    Wales Carissa Turner

    3. Followed by WS
    Yaelle Hoyaux France
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    Austria Elisabeth Baldauf

    4. Followed by MS
    Vladimir Malkov Russia
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    Poland Michal Rogalski

    5. Followed by XD
    Ronan Labar [7] France
    Emilie Lefel France
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    Russia Evgenij Dremin
    Russia Evgenia Dimova

    6. Followed by XD
    Ben Lane England
    Jessica Pugh England
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    France Bastian Kersaudy
    France Lea Palermo

    7. Followed by WS
    Lianne Tan Belgium
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    Denmark Natalia Koch Rohde

    8. Followed by WS
    Jeanine Cicognini Italy
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    Finland Nanna Vainio

    9. Followed by MS
    Iztok Utrosa Slovenia
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    Lithuania Kestutis Navickas

    10. Followed by MS
    Toby Penty England
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    Ukraine Artem Pochtarev

    11. Followed by XD
    David Obernosterer Austria
    Elisabeth Baldauf Austria
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    Wales Daniel Font
    Wales Carissa Turner


    Main Location - 2

    1. Starting at 11:00 AM MS
    David Obernosterer Austria
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    Czech Republic Petr Koukal

    2. Followed by MS
    Ville Lang Finland
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    Ireland Scott Evans

    3. Followed by XD
    Nico Ruponen Sweden
    Amanda Hogstrom Sweden
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    Germany Marvin Emil Seidel
    Germany Linda Efler

    4. Followed by WS
    Ksenia Polikarpova Russia
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    Estonia Kati Tolmoff

    5. Followed by MS
    Emil Holst Denmark
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    Belgium Yuhan Tan

    6. Followed by MS
    Erik Meijs Netherlands
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    France Lucas Claerbout

    7. Followed by XD
    Mark Lamsfuss Germany
    Isabel Herttrich Germany
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    Russia Rodion Kargaev
    Russia Ekaterina Bolotova

    8. Followed by XD
    Ruben Jille Netherlands
    Iris Tabeling Netherlands
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    Denmark Mathias Christiansen
    Denmark Lena Grebak

    9. Followed by XD
    Gaetan Mittelheisser France
    Audrey Fontaine France
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    Croatia Igor Cimbur
    Croatia Stasa Poznanovic

    10. Followed by XD
    Robert Mateusiak [4] Poland
    Nadiezda Zieba Poland
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    Ireland Sam Magee
    Ireland Chloe Magee

    11. Followed by MS
    Mattias Borg Sweden
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    Finland Eetu Heino
     
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