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Discussion in '2003 Tournaments' started by kwun, Nov 19, 2003.
are the list of invitation announced yet?
if not, anybody care to make a guess?
I couldn't find much on the badminton.dk website other than ticket sales and tournament history and stuff
No, nothing's made public yet.
Let's look at last year's tournament:
Wong Choong Hann
Lee Hyun Il
Sony Dwi Kuncoro
Pi Hong Yan
Jun Jae Youn
Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard
Chan Chong Ming/Chew Choon Eng
Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng
Lee Dong Soo/Yoo Yang Sung
Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen
Sigit Budiarto/Candra Wijaya
Peter Gade, DEN - Peter Rasmussen, DEN 15/10, 15/5
Zhang Ning, CHN - Camilla Martin, DEN 11/4, 11/5
Sigit Budiarto/Candra Wijaya, INA - Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard, DEN 15/9, 15/8
Since it's an invitational tournament, the Danish participants ought to be:
Gade, Jonassen, Camilla, JR/Lars, Eriksen/Lundgaard.
Then they basically try to attract some "interesting" or "hot" players, rather than just go by world ranking. It's been a tough season, as everybody's been gearing up for the Olympics. The Masters don't give any ranking or qualification points, so I suspect the field could be weaker than normal this year. The organizers will see a lot of invited players declining, and they'll be forced to go for second or even third choices.
In any case, I'm going to be there this year.
Does anybody want to meet up?
The field so far...
Wong Choong Hann
M. Roslin Hashim
Seo Yoon Hee
Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen
Martin Lundgaard/Jens Eriksen
Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah
Halim Hadyanto/Candra Wijaya
Yim Bang Eun/Kim Yong Hyun
Nathan Robertson/Anthony Clark
Sorry if some of the names are misspelled, I took the information directly from a Danish newspaper.
Here's the link: In danish
As you can see, they still have to find one MS player and one LS player. The LS player will be from China, don't know about the MS player, but if they can get one of the strong Chinese players, I am sure that's what they will do.
I wonder if the players can get ranking points in the Masters!
eh? no chinese? that's unusual.
the Masters don't have ranking points.
Wonder why Chinese chose not to participate, I think Chen Hong or Chen Yu should be a good candidates for this event. Why Roslin Hashim? I rather pick Lee Chong Wei or Hafiz or even Boonsak P.
I guess it's just not up to us, the real fan. IBF should consider the All-Star for badminton, East vs West like baseball, basketball...
May be in my dream ...
the chinese single players have been found. In MS Chen yu will participate and in WS it will be Xie Xinfang. got the information from www.badminton.dk
You'll find the groups and timetable
MS group one: Gade, Taufik and Wong Interesting, to say the least...
ah.... Gade will be in home ground, and also without the darn wind in the stadium. this will be a more accurate gauge of how well he has recovered.
good choice for Chen Yu and Xie. both needs more experience.
Who will be the Champ?
MS : Wong Choon Han or Peter Gade
WS : Camilla Martin
MD : This one is hard... Close fight between LARS/ JR and CHOONG/ LEE
don't forget Candra and Halim...
MS : Gade vs. Chen Yu - winner Gade
WS: Martin vs. Xie - winner Xie
MD: JR/LP vs. Choong/Lee - winner JR/LP
I saw in the tv that both Xia and Lin dan was choosed to participate in Copenhagen Masters but both withdraw because of injuries .. But Chen Yu is a good replacement
Oh,Chen Yu and XieXingFang must play two matches in one day!
But I think they both can rush into the final.
MD: Sigit and Candra
What is going on? Aren't Candra is partnering with Halim? i am getting dizzy....alot of changes in the MD of Indonasia.
that was last year's line up. you need to read further down.
my mistake..thank you
i was happy for a second knowing they are getting back together.
Where is Sigit and Trikus?
indonesia, what do you mean?
Sigit and Trikus are probably not chosen since the Copenhagen Masters is an invitational tournament. Sigit is a pretty decent doubles player but his partner is still a bit below him and they aren't consider one of the elite doubles pair so they are probably not chosen.