Thomas and Uber Cups - the alternative The winners are already a foregone conclusion even before the preliminaries were started. It’s about time we have an event like Ryder’s cup with China against the rest of the world, may be every two years. I’m sure China is up for it but just not quite sure the ROW can gel together like the Europeans for the Ryder’s. We also need a new format as if we keep the current format with 5 matches, 1 for each individual event; China will still win. To counter that, we probably will have 3 or 5 matches for each event to exhaust China’s talents pool. If you look at the current ranking for MS, ROW has Lee Chong Wei, Peter Hoeg Gade Sho Sasaki Kenichi Tago and Lee Hyun Il. Wouldn’t you want to see them battle it out against Lin Dan, Chen Long, Chen Jin Du Pengyu, and Wang Zhengming? ROW should have the advantages over China for the 5x5 format but on the other hand if we play a 3x5 format (3 matches for each event) that should be more even between the 2 teams.