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anyone going to see korean open 2008?

Discussion in 'Korea Open 2008' started by adrei, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. adrei

    adrei Regular Member

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    I dunno if I'm posting in the right category... anyway, any forumers who's going to watch the games? i'll be coming from taiwan to visit some of my korean friends.. fortunately, i will be in seoul during kr open. however, i can't seem to find the address of jan choong gym? i hope i can find someone to go watch the games since my friends don't have interest in badminton. i'm also interested to play some badminton in korea... i hope i could meet some new friends when i go there!

    adrei
     
  2. chris-ccc

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    Korea Open SS 2008: Any news from Day 1 - Jan 22nd - Qualifying Rounds ?

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    Hi adrei,

    Hope that you will enjoy watching the Korea Open SS 2008.

    Our members@Badminton Central would love to know of any interesting news over there, if you could tell us from there. :):):)

    I have created a thread for 'Day 1 - Jan 22nd - Qualifying Rounds', located at:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51622

    and we hope to get from you some interesting news and photos.

    Cheers... chris@ccc
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  3. ctjcad

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    Here's the info of Janchoong gym..

    ..2. Tournament Venue : Jangchoong Gymnasium
    Address : 200-102, Jangchung-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea (100-392)
    TEL) +82 2 2236 4197
    FAX) +82 2 2234 0637

    http://www.koreaopen.or.kr/info/default_2008.asp

    Good luck and hope you'll find a couple people who can go with you! There is another BC member, event, who resides in Korea/Seoul. You might want to give him a PM...And like chris@ccc wrote, if you do go, hope to see & read your first-hand pics, reviews, comments....the whole sha-bang!!:);):cool:
    Btw, welcome to BCBF, adrei!:) I assume you just joined BC??;):cool:
     
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    adrei, I can see you got yourself more than you bargained for :cool:

    But please try what chrises asked, and be our eyes and ears. Hope you have fun in KO 08 or even organize a mini BC gathering there with some pictures of our Korean friends :)
     
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    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    adrei has been a member@BC for over 3 years now !!!

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    Hahaha ctjcad... adrei has been a member@BC for over 3 years now. :D:D:D
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    That's correct..

    :p:eek:..Yes, i must've overlooked that>thanks for rectifying that, chris@ccc!!:)..sorry, adrei!!:p..
     
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    Unfortunately, for directions & ticketing information, one needs to use the Korean version of the site, where there is information even in English.

    Jangchoong Stadium is just outside Exit #5 at Dongguk University Station on Line #3. Admission is free on Tuesday and Wednesday for early round action. Thursday and Friday it's 5000won admission and on the weekend it's 10,000won. You can buy online for 1000/2000won less, if you speak Korean. Apparently the organizers didn't expect any non-Koreans to attend as anything but players. Way to prove them wrong, Adrei!
     
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    Just looked up 10,000 Korean won ticket would cost a little over $100 (946/1). Since adrei has Korean friends, it could be cheaper.
     
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    Better try that math again. You're off by an order of magnitude.
     
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    Sorry my bad, it's $10.57. Couldn't believe it's so cheap. Last time someone posted a web link for OG 08, tickets cost about $80-500 depending on date and section.

    chris@ccc or anyone can tell how much did MO 08 tickets cost?
     
  11. adrei

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    hey hey.. wow cool... there's a lot of replies!!!! thanks a lot for the info. anyway, yeah i've been a member of the forum for 3 yrs now but just an "onlooker". thanks for the welcome though... i didn't know that badmincentral could be this active. My korean friends are like.. "no one plays badminton in korea".- I told them they just don't know people who play.. actually there's a lot. and I hope i could play with them when I get there... Ok, will post the pics once i get back to taiwan... however, I might not be able to see all the games coz i dont have a lot of time i only have 6 days to travel Seoul... but will try to see get a lot of pics.. i promise.. thanks again!!!
     
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    Good for you. At least you have Korean friends, they can help you with the ticket buying.
     
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    You're lucky..

    ..adrei, 6 days of travel in Seoul is awesome; I'm sure quite a few of us would love to trade places with you!!:) Let alone if you can go and watch the Korea Open!!:cool:
    Anyway, we'll be waiting for your pics and stories from the KO open, anxiously!! Have fun in Korea & watching the Korea Open, my friend!!;):cool:
     

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