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TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Discussion in '2017 Tournaments' started by lisa bitch hannigan, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. lisa bitch hannigan

    lisa bitch hannigan Regular Member

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    official page http://www.glasgow2017.com/

    http://bwfbadminton.com/2017/02/24/jorgensen-tai-lead-race-to-glasgow/

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    JORGENSEN, TAI LEAD RACE TO GLASGOW


    24 FEBRUARY, 2017 - BWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
    TEXT BY DEV SUKUMAR | BADMINTONPHOTO


    Thaihot China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen leads the Race to Glasgow rankings in Men’s Singles with nine weeks left for the TOTAL BWF World Championships qualifying period to end.

    [​IMG]The Race to Glasgow tracks the ranking status of players from the start of the qualifying period (week 17 of 2016). The qualifying period will run through to the last Thursday of April, completing the 52-week cycle. The world rankings of that day (27 April 2017) will determine the eligibility of players for the TOTAL BWF World Championships.

    The BWF ranking list on that date will be used to determine eligibility for 64 places in Men’s Singles; 48 places in Women’s Singles; and 48 pairs in each of the three doubles categories.

    A Member Association can field a maximum of four players/pairs in each category if they are all ranked within the top 8; three if they are ranked within 24 and two if they are ranked within 150.

    Denmark’s Jorgensen has played 11 tournaments in the qualifying period so far, accumulating 69,274 points, ahead of Son Wan Ho (Korea), who has played 13 tournaments for 62,963 points.

    Following behind them is Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, who will hope this will be his lucky year after falling in four finals. Despite playing only seven tournaments, Lee has 61,353 points, thanks to his World Superseries title wins in Indonesia and Japan, besides his runner-up place in the Rio Olympics. Lee however is ranked No.1 in the Notional Rankings, which reflects his performance over the last 52 weeks.

    World and Olympic champion Chen Long (China) is way down the Race to Glasgow rankings at No.15, due to his limited participation since winning the gold in Rio. Chen has played five tournaments in the qualifying period and earned 43,784 points; the defending champion is however likely to catch up as he gets going in 2017.

    Others in the top ten are Dubai World Superseries champion Viktor Axelsen (Denmark, No.4); China’s Tian Houwei (No.5); Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long (No.6); China’s Shi Yuqi (No.7); Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen (No.8); Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki (No.9) and Korea’s Lee Hyun Il (No.10). Five-time World champion Lin Dan is at No.41, having collected 27,138 points from four tournaments in the qualifying period thus far.

    Women’s Singles

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    Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying had been in great form in the latter half of 2016, and that has reflected in her rankings – both in the Race to Glasgow, and in the Notional Rankings. Tai has 77,641 points from 13 tournaments, ahead of Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun (71,426 from 12), Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi (67,831 from 13) and India’s Pusarla V Sindhu (63,879 from 10).

    Sun Yu is the highest-ranked Chinese shuttler at No.5; following her is World and Olympic champion Carolina Marin (Spain) with 60,084 points from 9 tournaments. China’s He Bingjiao, India’s Saina Nehwal, Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan and Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara are the others in the top ten.

    Men’s Doubles

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    Denmark duo Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen are top of the field with 69,140 points, thanks to their Superseries win in France and runner-up places in China and Hong Kong. Olympic silver medallists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia) are in second spot, followed by Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open champions Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (Japan) in third.

    Two Chinese pairs – Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen and Chai Biao/Hong Wei – follow. At No.6 are Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (53,051 points from 9 tournaments). Chinese Taipei’s Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang; Indonesia’s Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi; Denmark’s Mads Pieler Kolding/Mads Conrad-Petersen and their compatriots Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen are also in the top ten.

    Women’s Doubles

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    Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi are comfortably perched on top of the list with 85,926 points from 12 tournaments. The Japanese duo, in search of their first World title, had a standout season in 2016 and that is reflected in their rankings.

    Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl, runners-up in Rio, are at No.2, while Rio bronze medallists Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan (Korea) are placed third with 69,284 points from 11 events, followed by compatriots Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee, winners of the China Open.

    Dubai World Superseries Finals champions Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan’s rapid rise is reflected in their fifth spot; they are trailed by compatriots Luo Ying/Luo Yu. Thailand’s Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai are placed on either side of No.8 Japanese Naoko Fukuman/Kurumi Yonao. Malaysia’s Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei also find a spot in the top ten.

    Mixed Doubles

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    Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen’s rampaging run saw them storm to the Dubai title in December after earlier successes in Japan and France. The Chinese duo lead both the Race to Glasgow (82,282 points) and the Notional Rankings.

    Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (No.2) are some distance behind with 73,970 points. Denmark’s Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (No.3); China’s Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong (No.4) and Olympic gold medallists Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia, No.5) follow. Malaysia’s Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing; Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto; England’s Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock; Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and Hong Kong’s Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah are all within the top ten.

    Click here for the Race to Glasgow rankings
     
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  2. lisa bitch hannigan

    lisa bitch hannigan Regular Member

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    Who knows, TTY may change her mind and go to Galsgow.
     
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    Quite unlikely IMO, apart from publicly committing to it at such an early stage I'm sure there's political incentive/pressure for her to play Universiade since it is held in Taiwan.
     
  5. Sundis

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    Im sorry but I think it is a bit retarded to skip the WC for the Universiade (??? what is that anyway?)
     
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    Yeah that's a possible explanation. I remember reading on how Indian gvt and BAI wanted all the senior players to play in South Asian Games (which is way below an Universiade's level) just so that the youngsters who aspire to take the respective sport as a profession can watch there local heroes on the home turf.
    TTY must be in the same position, all though it's pitiable that the most intriguing discipline will lack the most in-form competitor (if AE was any indication).
     
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    Agree

    And the most entertaining and enjoyable player of that discipline.
     
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    I didn't read the news about the withdrawal.
    But it is ridiculous to skip the tournament and forego a chance to be World Champion of the World.
    Isn't this what every sportsperson yearn to be?
     
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    The World Championships as befitting its preeminent status simply cannot be without any of the strongest contenders, that's why I'm all for the wild card entry to the defending champion should they not qualify by the normal route for one reason or other, eg taking a long break , injury, sickness.
     
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    Hope Tai Tzu Ying, or her association, reconsider her non-participation. While the Universiade is an international multi-sport event for university athletes to fight for national glory, I don't think it's greater than the WC which should carry as much weight, if not more than the Universiade.

    I guess it's because it's held biennially and Taipei is playing host this time, so that makes it a doubly special occasion for TPE to win it on home soil. Still I very much hope to see TTY at the world champs.

    Perhaps TPE's other WS can take up the mantle at the University level, say, Hsu Ya Ching, Chiang Mei Hui, Lee Chia Hsin, etc, if they are qualified as students.
     
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    no doubt some of these atheletes are studying part time in university, however they are professional who earn a living tru badminton.

    that's why i like about the america university system, when an atheltes earn a living or any income tru sports, they cant play in university game.
     
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    Southeast Asia Games (SEA GAMES) 2017 also clash with World Championship. Malaysia has put some requirements to qualify for world championship. Only Malaysian who included in top 8 world ranking and any medalist winners at Rio Olympic can compete in World Championship. Others, will play in Sea Games
     
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    The more reasonable slection will be to send everyone who can qualify for WC there and let the rest go to SEA game.
     
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    Well frankly, Malaysia has put a reasonable stance on this issue.

    Anyone not in the top 8 has a close to zero chance of even appearing in the finals of the world championships.

    But yes, experience matters, in the person growing up.
     
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    Well, the problem is with BWF. There is no prize money for World Championship.

    And the players or the association has to pay for sending the players to Glasgow

    So the solution should be the sponsor or BWF has to be the one paying for airfares and accomodation for all invited players
     
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    That is correct: qualification =/= chance of winning...

    So if the purpose of sending out younger players with little chance of winning is merely for exposure/ experience, then a competition of peers in the SEA games would be more helpful/meaningful for them.

    Unless you have won the national championship 10 times over like Brice Leverdez, and are more interested in playing the professional circuit for as long as you can (than any regional competition)....
     
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    akane yamaguchi skipped the 2015 world championships when she was #10 in the world and still surprising all the top players with her style. she was among the favorites to win. why did she skip the tournament? to compete and win her third consecutive national high school girls’ singles title in kyoto.
     
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    Such a shame that TTY won't participate... She is literally the ambassador of WS at this point..Most entertaining player to watch. I mean it's every year so not dramatic either
     
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    I think there should be only one LEVEL ONE competition in a year for badmintons.

    Superseries finals should be merged into the world championships, for one single grand event with a prize kitty of over 2 million dollars. That would be great.
     
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    I'm all for having attractive prize money for the major championships, such as WC, TUC, Sudirman Cups, including BAC and other continental events, if possible. That would help to defray some of the costs for the Member Associations.
     

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