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side news of Macau Open 2008

Discussion in 'China Open (1) / Macau Open / New Zealand Open 200' started by huangkwokhau, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. huangkwokhau

    huangkwokhau Regular Member

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    It seems that the veue will be TAP SEAC Multisport. not inside Venetian hotel as I had been told........
     
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    huangkwokhau Regular Member

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    Hendrawan will bring his family to Macau this time....I heard that TH's father in law is plannng to come to Macau with his BIG BIG family too
     
  3. huangkwokhau

    huangkwokhau Regular Member

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    I have been told that Macau Badminton Federation has invited all Olympic Winners to be there in FINAL of Championship.
    I am wondering who will show up as most of them flying back after China Masters....unless there is incentive for being there....
     
  4. huangkwokhau

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    One of my Ex- Employee, now is working at Venetian Hotel....been told that I can get special rate insteaf of HK $ 2700/night....
     
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    ^^Wow..^^

    ..HK$2700/night!!:p..With that price/night, one can just buy a round-trip ferry (Cotai or Turbojet) ticket to and from HK for what, about HK$268-370/person/day. 6 days trip will probably cover the same cost (incl. taxi fees).:p Of course, there will be time constraints for the ferry tix.
     
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    Remember that that week is China's national holiday ( 1 week)...compare to Four Season and new Grand hotel, the rate of Venetian is not bad..Four Season charges arouns HK$ 3500...
     
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    INA team will stay at Royal Macau (5 star)....US$ 145/night.......
     
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    Sounds similar..

    :p..to what they'd charged during the Olympics, in Beijing...:p
     
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    What's the rate? I am quoted HK$2600 with ferry tickets...but...the last time I asked, the rooms are full fully booked. I might stay at another hotel near the Venetian.
     
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    Wow, that's expensive...

    My whole trip to Macau a few months ago only costs me less than USD500 for 2 pax (air ticket+hotel+food+transport). The Venetian is not so special.
     
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    MAS team arrive in MACAU dy!!!!
     
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    confirmed!!! mew choo and chong wei didnt withdraw for this tournament!!!
     
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    Good

    lcw didnt have bad experience here...:)...and hope wmc can beat some weighted opponent
     
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    TH is not good player today

    Very weak in stamina ........
     
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    In indonesia it's holiday.. They go for travelling too.
     
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    wow!I think they want to celebrate lebaran holiday at macau this time
    hahahah
     
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    So glad to know that else it will be like China Masters, I had no one to cheer for :crying:
     
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    And here's the info taken from the Star Online :

    Monday September 29, 2008

    Shuttler Lee’s wish granted

    By RAJES PAUL

    KUALA LUMPUR: National men single’s shuttler Lee Chong Wei has gotten his wish.

    The Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist will have a handful of back-up players as company in the Macau Open, which begins tomorrow.

    Two weeks ago, he was unhappy when he became the sole Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) representative at the Japan Open in Tokyo.

    He had called on the BAM to emulate the other top badminton playing nations by sending back-up players for international meets.

    This time, he will be supported by nine back-up players €” Tan Chun Seang, Chong Wei Feng, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Kuan Kam Chung, Liew Daren, Lok Chong Chieh, Zainuddin Iskandar Zulkarnain, Beryno Wong and Chan Kwong Beng.

    The other season campaigners in the fray are Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Kuan Beng Hong, Wong Choong Hann and Pei Wei Chung.

    It will, however, not be easy for the back-up players to make much headway in the Macau Open, which is the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Grand Prix gold tournament.

    This Open tournament is rated one rung lower than the Super Series by the BWF.

    Wei Feng, Zainuddin, Chun Seang, Arif, Chong Chieh and Kam Chung are in the same half with top seed Chong Wei, Indonesian Simon Santoso and China’s Chen jin, Chen Hong.

    Beryno, Kwong Beng, Hafiz and Choong Hann are in the lower half of the draw with second seed Bao Chunlai of China and Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia.

    Except for Wei Feng, who defeated Chen Jin at the India Open in April this year, no other back-up players have beaten the higher ranked shuttlers.

    Chong Wei will be out to win the title to strengthen his position as the world’s number one player and his first real challenge will most likely be Thailand’s rising star Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in the third round.

    Hafiz, who is looking for better fortunes since returning to the BAM fold, is in the same quarter with Taufik while, Choong Hann, who has retired as the BAM’s player, is in the same quarter with Bao.

    Besides the men’s singles, Malaysia should win three other titles based on the seedings.

    Malaysia are also the top seeds in the women’s singles (Wong Mew Choo), men’s doubles (Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong) and mixed doubles ( Fong Chew Yen-Mooi Hing Yau).
     
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    hmm....do he sure this is the xd top seed???...haiz...:p
     
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    Is lin dan going for this tournament ?
     

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