Just read from Bola about this. Yes, we have heard abt it last year, but, we have not seen it being implemented. Just to recap, PBSI have imposed target of semi-final appearance for every players being sent to the grand-prix tournaments. Apparently, PBSI's officials have discussed about the "punishments" for failure to reach the target. For players who fail in one tournament, they will not be sent to compete for 2 mths, ie: have to stay in Cipayung for more trainings. The length of punishment increases for every failure: two tournaments = 3 mths; 3 tournaments = 6 mths. What about experience one might ask....Rudi Hartono replied that these players have already been competing in tournaments for quite some time. He even compared his own situation decades back when he claimed that he was only sent overseas once a year. He trained hard for 6 mths and became an All England Champion. There was no difference between him and the current players; or between the strength of the field previously and now. So, if he can do it, the current batch of players can do it too! Now, this punishment system will be implemented in stages. Currently, the elite and senior players are spared from it because Team Indonesia still does not have a consistent stock of top players. However, he is pretty certain that it will be implemented in the future. It applies only for grand prix tournaments and not for Thomas and Uber Cups.