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European Men's & Women's Team Championships 2014

Discussion in 'Continental Championships' started by cobalt, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. cobalt

    cobalt Moderator

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    For more information you can visit the BE page:
    http://events.badmintoneurope.com/cms/?cmsid=340&pageid=5803

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    The European Men's & Women's Team Championships is played in week 7 in even years. The event officially crowns the best male and female national teams in Europe.

    The 2014 event will be played in Basel, Switzerland, in the great St. Jakobshalle, from 11-16 February and will for the first time be staged alongside the newly inaugurated European U15 Championships.

    Previous hosts:
    2012: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    2010: Warsaw (Poland)
    2008: Almere (Netherlands)
    2006: Thessaloniki (Greece)

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  2. CLELY

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    Defending champion Denmark is obviously strong fave in Men's team event with Jorgensen-Axelsen-Vittinghus plus Boe/Mogensen.
     
  3. SibugiChai

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    england for the win !!!
     
  4. CLELY

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    It's not good start for two seeded Men's team, RUS and NED lost their opening match, 2-3 to FIN and SWE respectively.
     
  5. cobalt

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    Wew... this is surprising! Birgit Michels's playing singles!
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  7. liiil

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    Does anyone know how the runners-up were selected for the 1/4 final in the Men's team event? There were slots for 6 group leaders and 2 runners-up. The first 4 groups had 4 teams each, the last 2 had 5 teams each. After the tight clash between France and Ukraine the latter emerged victorious in the Group 6, but the group result was equal for France, Ukraine and the Netherlands - 17 matches won, 3 lost. I'm surprised to see Russia proceed to the 1/4 final with 12-3 matches won, rather than the Netherlands.
     
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    Perhaps because results of all matches of the last team in the group with 5 teams is not included?
     
  9. liiil

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    Well, no, France was in the same situation in Group 6 and it didn't prevent her to become the best runner-up. In fact, according to the article http://www.badminton.nl/nieuws/topb...badmintonners_lopen_kwartfinale_op_ek_net_mis, if France beat Ukraine, the best runners-up would be Ukraine and the Netherlands, but I still don't understand why. I compared the points and the Netherlands were still in a more favorable position than Russia.
     
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    Group 4: Finland-Russia: Matches 3-2, games 7-6
    Group 5: Sweden-Netherlands: Matches 3-2, games 6-6
    Group 6: Ukraine-France: Matches 3-2, games 7-7

    So who are the best runners-up here?
     
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    According to Appendix III it should be:
    8.7.1 The best group runner(-s) up listed under 8.7 shall be found by taking the following in
    consideration, in listed order:
    • Tie difference
    • Match difference
    • Game difference
    • Point difference
    • Draw by lots
    8.7.2 The in 8.7.1 only applies if there is the same number of teams in each group. If there is a
    difference in the number of teams in the groups, the lowest ranked team in the groups with most teams,
    will not be taken into the calculation.
     
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    Then why did France qualify and what does the lowest ranked mean?
     
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    The matches against the team that finished last in the group don't count. That leaves for example France with 12-3 games as well.
     
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    I've got it now, thank you for the clarification.
     
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    Womens semifinal RUS vs GER turned into such a mess. Could have gone either way. 3 of the 5 matches lasted over the hour. Anastasia Chervaykova might be the heroine of the day, helping to bring in 2 of the 3 points. Russia into final will face Denmark. Without a strong leader in Tine Baun this match feels more open, but the new Danish singles players are up for the challenge. I guess Denmark is the favourites but I expect this one to go all the way 5 matches.
     
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    Gill Clark is so (obviously) biased towars England :eek:
    Let's go Denmark :eek:
     
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    Lol well she is British :) Does she comment for british Eurosport?

    Go Russia!!
     

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