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Badminton Etiquette after a match

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by chris-ccc, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. craigandy

    craigandy Regular Member

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    "Lets Make badminton as boring as possible and issue $100 fines for celebrations" stated the Bwf. What a bunch of idiots. Why don't they just stop it being competitive altogether and scrap the scores. Players can go on court shake hands hit the shuttle around a bit shaking hands in between every rally then they can give presents and do a dance of respect at the end of a 30 minute time period.

    Can somebody please remind me what is disrespectful about running into the arms of the people who train you after you have a titanic victory, celebrating naturaly then coming back to shake hands with opponent, officials ???
     
  2. LD rules!

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    This is an absolute joke, and is probably worse than the "all women must wear skirts rule" if you pull of abhor upset in a tournament, and your adrenaline tells you to go off and celebrate with your coach first then that is perfectly acceptable in my book.

    After you've shaken hands with everyone, the moments gone, it's no longer a big deal, and just makes it boring if you can't celebrate at all...

    What a joke, imagine winning the World Championship/All England/Olympics celebrating like a lunatic, cause that's what you do, and then getting fined? That's ridiculous. What if your coach runs on to celebrate with you? Still fined?

    Absolute joke...
     
  3. madbad

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    For $100, it's worth celebrating any way you like. In fact you should plan on getting your money's worth since you're going to do it.

    Nothing beats a spur of the moment celebration.
     
  4. LD rules!

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    Exactly!:) might as well milk it for all it's worth, maybe run around dive into the crowd, get a flag, hug your coaches/other random people in the arena. If its an automatic fine, once you start celebrating, there really is no need to shake hands with anyone...
     
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    :D Actually I quite like this new rule :p. These post-match celebrations are getting more ridiculous every tournament. Taking the French Open for instance the way LYD and JJS celebrated was like they had just won the Olympics or something :rolleyes:. I wouldn't even call it spontaneous any more even but acting lessons gone wrong hehe ...
    I mean they had already beaten Cai/Fu the week before and took the rubber at the French 21-11 ... hardly a 30-29 result you might have expected if you were watching the match backwards ...

    For an Olympic or World title I wouldn't mind paying a $100 fine [​IMG]
     
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  6. craigandy

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    Yeah you're right they only beat the world number ones in a super series final something 99% of the badminton playing population will never achieve, must have been acting in their celebration.;).

    You have to remember these guys are super competitive hence the reason they are at the top of worlds competitive badminton, it would be an understatement to say they enjoy winning.
     
  7. chris-ccc

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    The question is:

    Is it better to thank your coach first before acknowledging that the match is over?

    IMHO, it's the latter that should come first.
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    ... and you can enjoy a few more seconds of tv coverage worldwide :D
     
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    Thats not the question. Take a view, these guys dedicate their lives to win and it's exciting to share their passion.
     
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    To me, that IS the question. It is our current Badminton Etiquette after a match.

    I know that our custom/culture/etiquette could change in future. And if what you think is the better thing for the winner(s) to do (to celebrate with his/her coach first), then in future we would expect a change of attitude from the loser(s), that is; as soon as the match is over, they will quickly get their bags and disappear.
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    In yesterday's Korean Open WD semis, the home pair of Kim and Ha took down the CHN legends YY/WXL. The crowd was into it, getting the players pumped up. When YY smashed into the net giving the match to the Koreans, the first thing they did was go to their coaches to share their joy. That's right, share their joy. How often does anyone beat YY/WXL? This was an appropriate reaction, so let it be. It was in the moment, the crowd was still buzzing and it felt right.

    The BWF officials quickly stepped in, ushering the players to do handshakes. Killjoys!
     
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