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Melboure 2006 Commonwealth games

Discussion in 'Commonwealth Games 2006 Badminton' started by Sudda, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Sudda

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    For anyone living in Melbourne who missed the ticket ballots, the single ticket sales are on now!!!
    You shouldn't miss the chance to see some of the world's best players come here to us. It'll be a once in a lifetime experiance.
    Given that badminton isn't quite a popular sport here, the tickets are selling off quite cheaply. They only sold half the expected quota.
    QF A-level tickets are only $15
    SF A-level $35
    Bronze medal $35

    Here's the seating plan and ticket page if anybody's interested
    http://www.melbourne2006.com.au/?s=venues&venueid=3#1
    http://melbourne2006.com.au/?s=ticketing
     
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    Dang! Good price, great place, I wish I could go. :D
     
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    I still gotta get my tickets!
     
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    Morgan makes Commonwealth squad

    BBC Sport | Other Sport... | Badminton

    Morgan makes Commonwealth squad


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    Q&A: Kelly Morgan

    Kelly Morgan has been named in Wales' badminton team for March's Commonwealth Games - just four months after becoming a mother for the first time.


    The 1998 champion and Welsh number one has only just returned to full training, but she will compete in the singles and mixed doubles at Melbourne.


    Her partner will be Richard Vaughan, who will also play in the singles.

    Martyn Lewis, Matthew Hughes, Jonathan Morgan and James Phillips complete the six-strong team.

    Lewis, 23, will play in the singles as well as partnering Hughes, 27, in the doubles. They are Britain's top men's doubles pair.

    Morgan, 26, and Phillips, 21, will also be looking for a good run in the men's doubles.

    Said team manager Clyd Davies: "We have selected the strongest possible team for the Games ¿ one that will pose a real threat to the rest of the field when they take to courts in Melbourne.

    "These athletes have already proved their potential on the world stage.

    "In Kelly we have a previous Commonwealth champion; in Richard we have a Commonwealth bronze medallist; and in Matthew and Martyn we have a doubles duo that has developed the experience to be able to beat the best on their day."

     
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    w00t. Go my volunteer pass!!!!
     
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    Commonwealth Games Badminton Stories

    See these attachements of two stories featured in The Age and the Herald Sun on Monday 5 December.

    The Age, Special Feature
    Monday, 5 December 2005
    Page: 13
    Edition: First
    Photo: Yes
    Article size: 219.32 sq. cm.
    (P8540520)


    BADMINTON

    Age: 27 Club: Ballarat Badminton Association Discipline: men's singles
    STUART Brehaut divides his training time between Ballarat, where he lives,
    and the Altona Badminton Centre, ...
    Includes: COMMONWEALTH GAMES

    Herald Sun
    Monday, 5 December 2005
    Page: 6
    Edition: First
    Photo: No
    Article size: 102.39 sq. cm.
    (P8542338)

    The feathers will fly

    LUIZ is no stranger to hard work and was just nine when she achieved a black
    belt in karate. Now the young badminton star has ...
    Includes: COMMONWEALTH GAMES
     

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    I play at Altona Badminton centre every Saturday for my school's firsts team during summer sport season:D
     
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    hey guys.....which players do u think that they will play for malaysia in commonwealth games 06?
     
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    Lee Chong Wei for sure. His closest challengers outside of Malaysia should be Ng Wei of Hong Kong and Ronald Susilo of Singapore (if he's up for it). I think Hafiz will take the second national spot. In direct contention is Wong CH.

    Chan Chong Ming/Koo Kien Keat. Besides Malaysians, closest challengers are Hong Kong's Njoto/Liu and the English. Hopefully, Choong/Lee can take part. If they do, they will be favourites in my view.

    WS has to be Wong Mew Choo because the second player is far behind her. With challengers like Wang Chen (HK), Hallam (Eng), Hughes (Sco), Li Li and Xing (Sin), I think she has a fighting chance but not too bright. She will be a great asset in the team event.

    WD: Chin/Wong definitely. Emms/Kellogg and Jiang/Li are their greatest challengers. They have an even chance. In fact, I think the SEA Games is tougher (Saralee/Sathinee, Indons, Jiang/Li).

    XD: Has to be Koo/Wong. With the English (esp. Robertson/Emms) around, their greatest contribution will in the team events.
     
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    Can Hongkong still play in the Commonwealth Games now that it is no longer a British colony and belongs to China?:confused:
     
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    Come to think of it, probably not.
     
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    Does this stop them being part of the commonwealth? :confused:
     
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    Well, if you become an independent nation (like Malaysia and Singapore), then no. But if you become part of China, then I'm not so sure. I just checked the Commonwealth website, and I don't see Hong Kong listed here.
     
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    Independant nations like Malaysia and Singapore can but as to Hong Kong the anser should be no .....

    Listing from website indicates Asian Commonwealth counties as
    Bangladesh,
    Brunei,
    India,
    Malaysia
    Maldavies,
    Pakisatn,
    Singapore, and
    Sri Lanka

    Last results listed is 1994, Victoria, Canada. That was before 1997 handover to China - so the answer is no.

    http://www.thecgf.com/home.asp
     
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    has anybody gotten their tickets yet?
    They told me the tickets were ready a month ago but i still haven't recieved them.
     
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    tania luiz

    did muh sweetie tania luiz make it to the commonwealth squad
     
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    yeah, she ran out with some other athletes on grand final day, remember?
     
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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    i thought that was for publicity.... yahhhhhhh she made it to the squad...awesum!:D
     
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    Whooooo! i got my tickets:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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