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2016 US Open Grand Prix Gold

Discussion in 'US Open / Chinese Taipei Open / Canada Open 2016' started by samkool, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. pcll99

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    If you want a good tournament, you need Yonex.

    Yonex has the money.

    Yonex can get a few top players to California, which is on a very different time zone than where these top players live.

    Lastly, tournaments on the American continent, both North and South, need to coordinate the tournament dates better, so that players, coaches and supporting staff can plan their trips and have minimal jet lag for the entire trip.
     
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    but like any sensible company you don't throw good money at bad money. usa tournaments are not a good return on investment.

    bwf controls the schedule. it's out of the continental federations control.
     
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    Possible 2016 US Open Badminton Championships venue

    July 5-10, 2016
    Kaiser Permanente Arena
    Santa Cruz, California
    Home of the Golden State Warriors D-League team

    this would make a great venue! walking distance to the beach, too, makes for a great mini-vacation trip.

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    this us open will be the last tournament of 2016 to help determine olympic seedings. it is a possibility (60%) team malaysia will compete in it, since they are looking for a training base in the usa for at least a month leading up to rio.

    all the smart teams will be doing the same, which is to train in the same time zone as rio in order to reset the body's internal clock for peak performance. that means somewhere in the eastern standard time zone in the usa or canada.
     
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    the us open may be headed to los angeles badminton club (labc)... :eek:
     
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    how big is LABC compared to OCBC?
     
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    in it's everyday club setting there are 15 courts, all yonex mats. 7 in one row, 8 in another row. http://www.labadmintonclub.com/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/346966courtviews.jpg

    for a grand prix gold tournament setting there is enough room for 6 courts. it is likely only 4 or 5 courts will be laid out down the middle.

    2012 thomas cup pan am trials were held there. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MxvA-5SC8nU/maxresdefault.jpg ... as you can see it provides better spacing than ocbc.
     
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    What happened to Santa Cruz? I was looking forward to seeing the US Open get moved up to Norcal.
     
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    apparently there was a last minute conflict regarding the availability of the venue.

    maybe next year it will be in norcal.
     
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    May I ask where your source comes from? I talked to a friend who is close to the owners of LABC and helps organize their tournaments in SoCal and he has not heard about anything on it. He stated they have looked into future biddings for the US Open or the Grand Prix in December, but nothing as of yet.

    I talked to the lead organizer from USAB on this project twice since I was to help with certain things as I did with the one last year in New York. From what I was told in December at the Grand Prix, the week was already booked at that time. I met with her again I believe in late January, and said that BWF had just come to visit the arena a week before. A few weeks after, BWF had approved the tournament and that's when it was officially put on the website. However, I was told that the prospectus was supposed to be out in late February and there isn't anything yet. (But I must point out, none of the tournaments around the time, Taipei GPG, Canada Open, have a prospectus up either).That is all the info I have for now. I will keep this updated should anything change.

    Update 2: I have talked to another person from LABC, he said he offered up LABC as a backup should it get to that point. It does not sound LABC is to host it as of this moment. Even if LABC is chosen as the backup plan, BWF would have to visit the venue & approve it.
     
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    Badminton being played by a guy who drives James Bond's car and directs movies about Spartan warrior-kings? :cool: That is pretty good press!
     
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    labc has been approved by bwf. just need to sign on the dotted line now...
     
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    some early entries:

    xd - adcocks
    md - boe/mogensen
     
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    Team india just entered their top men's squad: srikanth, prannoy, etc.

    Still hoping they add saina & pv.
     
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    ENG Badminton Association of ENGLAND, confirmation of entry for YONEX US Open.

    Event Member ID Country Player Gender Request status
    MS 51613 ENG OUSEPH, Rajiv
    MD 51624 ENG LANGRIDGE, Chris ELLIS, Marcus
    MD 94003 ENG WOLFENDEN, Tom BRIGGS, Peter
    XD 70333 ENG ADCOCK, Chris ADCOCK, Gabrielle

    JPN Nippon Badminton Association, confirmation of entry for YONEX US Open.

    Event Member ID Country Player Gender Request status
    MS 91280 JPN SAKAI, Kazumasa Male
    MS 61799 JPN TAKESHITA, Riichi Male
    MS 57823 JPN TSUNEYAMA, Kanta Male
    MS 76185 JPN SHIMONO, Hashiru Male
    MS 62063 JPN NARAOKA, Kodai Male
    MS 50905 JPN SASAKI, Sho Male
    WS 43256 JPN HASHIMOTO, Yui Female
    WS 53392 JPN IMABEPPU, Kaori Female
    WS 95189 JPN OHORI, Aya Female
    WS 61568 JPN KAWAKAMI, Saena Female
    WS 69082 JPN MINE, Ayumi Female
    MD 81657 JPN HOKI, Takuro KOBAYASHI, Yugo
    MD 99559 JPN SAEKI, Hiroyuki TAOHATA, Ryota
    MD 59419 JPN INOUE, Takuto KANEKO, Yuki
    MD 58240 JPN WATANABE, Yuta MITSUHASHI, Kenya
    MD 89680 JPN TAKEUCHI, Yoshinori SHIMADA, Taiki
    WD 26238 JPN YONEMOTO, Koharu TANAKA, Shiho
    WD 77832 JPN NAGAHARA, Wakana MATSUMOTO, Mayu
    WD 71023 JPN FUKUSHIMA, Yuki SHIDA, Chiharu
    XD 58240 JPN WATANABE, Yuta HIGASHINO, Arisa
    XD 36009 JPN TAOHATA, Ryota YONEMOTO, Koharu
    XD 67903 JPN KOBAYASHI, Yugo NAGAHARA, Wakana
     
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    IND Badminton Association of INDIA, confirmation of entry for YONEX US Open.

    Event Member ID Country Player Gender Request status
    MS 53944 IND PARUPALLI, Kashyap Male
    MS 83950 IND H. S., Prannoy Male
    MS 32722 IND R. M. V., Gurusaidutt Male
    MS 93627 IND KIDAMBI, Srikanth Male
    MS 42776 IND B., Sai Praneeth Male
    MS 51598 IND PAWAR, Anand Male
    MS 95512 IND JOSHI, Pratul Male
    MS 85472 IND DANI, Harsheel Male
    MS 55351 IND JAYARAM, Ajay Male
    WS 66615 IND LAD, Tanvi Female
    MD 24172 IND B., Sumeeth Reddy ATTRI, Manu
    MD 57839 IND CHOPRA, Pranaav Jerry DEWALKAR, Akshay
    WD 50884 IND GUTTA, Jwala PONNAPPA, Ashwini
    WD 59206 IND JAKKAMPUDI, Meghana S., Poorvisha Ram
    XD 49765 IND PONNAPPA, Ashwini ATTRI, Manu
    XD 17515 IND NELAKURIHI, Sikki Reddy CHOPRA, Pranaav Jerry

    ESP Federación Española de Badminton(SPAIN), inscripción confirmada para YONEX US Open.

    Categoría Nº de licencia País jugador Sexo Estado de la solicitud
    MS 14251 ESP ABIAN, Pablo Masculino
    WS 95780 ESP CORRALES, Beatriz Mujer

    VIETNAM Badminton Federation, confirmation of entry for YONEX US Open.

    Event Member ID Country Player Gender Request status
    MS 14107 VIE NGUYEN, Tien Minh Male
    WS 71455 VIE VU, Thi Trang (B) Female
    XD 50748 VIE DO, Tuan Duc PHAM, Nhu Thao
     

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