As stated by george@chongwei in the LCW thread, LCW is expected to play in Canada & US Open for 1st time in his career. This is a great chance for Americans to see him play (and possibly the last chance, for those who don't get to travel to other tournaments to watch him play before he retires). http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Bad...i-dont-get-to-compete-in-Superseriees-events/ "But trust Frost to come up with a back-up plan to help Chong Wei improve his world ranking, which has plunged to 45th. “We will now register him for the back-to-back US Open and Canada Open. He has never competed in these tournaments before ...,” said the Dane."