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Discussion in 'Russian / US / Canadian / Vietnam Open 2011' started by kwun, Apr 30, 2011.
maybe they want to go to Disneyland!
Chen Jin, Bao Chunlai, Taufik, Boonsak, Tien Minh Nguyen, Lan Lu, Wang Lin, Tine Baun, Eriko Hirose, Ai Goto, Porntip, Ratchanok Inthanon, Japanese top 4 WD pair, Taiwanese top WD pair, Fang/Lee, Howard/Tony, Lee Yong Dae/Sung Hyun Ko, Baek Chol Shin/Kang Ji Kook (Runner up in World Jrs for MS), Thailand's top MX pair, Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork, Baek Chol Shin/Kim Min Jung, Chieh Min Lee/Yu Chin Chien, Lee Yong Dae/Jung Eun Ha. Just some of the big names...
Barring any withdrawals of course.
Haha maybe I just checked the M&Q report, and yes Ko is playing with Lee. Maybe it is a comprimise from the Korean coach seeing as Lee "stole" HJE from Ko for XD events
Btw, good news. It looks like Lee Hock Lai has recovered from his injury, and will be able to play @ OCBC.
CantSmashThis, are you umpiring ?
Don't think so on this one Didn't get an invite. Hopefully I can find a way down to watch though.
..it's been increasing; last yr's U.S. Open 1 week pass was $60 for the entire week..
Of course, this yr the hope is all the players who've registered will actually come and play (no withdrawals). If they do, then the organizer is banking on their presence to sell off the tickets and have a full house for the majority of the week.
Personally, i haven't seen a packed house from Day 1 or 2 til the Finals in the past 10 U.S. Open tourneys i've been to..Maybe this is the yr??..
Some notables players:
This will be the 2nd ever visit to the U.S. for competition for some of these players (i'd say "Welcome back!"):
- Boonsak Ponsana (after 2005 WC)
- Nguyen Tien Minh (afer 2007 US GP)
- Miyuki Maeda & Satoko Suetsuna (WD winners at 2007 US Open GP)
- Eriko Hirose (2nd visit after 2005 WC)
- Tai TY (one of limsy' fave WS players is back)<<<<
- Salakjit Ponsana (after 2005 WC)
- MD winners and runners-up of last yr's U.S. Open, from CHN TPE, are back
- The veteran Anthony Clark is back
- Alvent Yulianto (?) (after 2005 WC)
- Nova Widianto (?) (after 2005 WC)
- Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels (Overzier) are back to defend their XD title
- Kevin Cordon is back
- Rajiv Ouseph is back to defend his MS title
- Brice Leverdez is back and hopefully will bring a bigger cheering contingency
- Reiko Shiota (after the 2005 WC) <<<<< i'm gonna go out on a limb and just mention she will be one of the biggest if not the biggest draws to this tourney...
And these are the 1st timers to compete in the U.S. (may i say "Welcome to sunny California!")
- Lu Lan
- Li Xuerui (suetyan's sister)<<<<
- Misaki Matsutomo (last yr's WJC WS runner-up & suetyan's and phil-mm's hands-down fave JPN WS player; wish if she would play WS)<<<<
- Ratchanok Inthanon (last yr's WJC WS winner & 2nd visit to the American continent after last yr's WJC down in Mexico)
- Wang Lin (her 1st visit to the U.S. to compete & 4th tourney back after her recent knee injury & operation)
- Tine Baun (after cancelling out from last yr's U.S. Open)
- Tian Houwei (2009 WJC MS champ)
- Tommy Sugiarto (i wonder if he's traveling in the same plane as Taufik? I know Taufik had a brief disagreement with his dad a few yrs back. I wonder if they've come to good terms?)
- Kenichi Tago (?)
- Hendra AG
- Cheng Su and Bao Yixin and another CHN junior WD pair
- Vita Marissa
- The MS squad players from India
..there must be a couple other players who i've missed from the list; please fill me in..
..i have a feeling we won't be seeing Wang Lin compete in both the U.S. Open and Canada Open, unfortunately..just saw pics of her in pain during the S'pore Open..
Wow, this year USA Open for sure will be the best among the years!
Oh, yes, Lee Yong Dae (this will be his 2nd visit to the U.S. for a tourney) after a 6-7 yrs absence when he came as a junior..Welcome back, Sundae Lee!
And first timer Li Gen (Li Yongbo's son), who will compete for the 1st time in the U.S..
im sure the 7000 pts for the winners towards the olympics qualification got something to do with it.
it may be an easy picking for some.
..this yr's turn out is rather close to the 2007 U.S. Open GP, which was also during an Olympic qualifying period, in terms of the number of participants. At that time, there were quite a few well known players who came esp. from JPN (e.g. Kanako Yonekura, Shoji Sato, Shintaro Ikeda, Maeda & Suetsuna to name a few). But, of course, the prize money wasn't as attractive as this yr's edition.
is that a fact? or yet another in jokes that we're not aware of?
^^it's should've been..^^
"sister"..but we'll wait for suetyan to explain to us all (if she wants to)..
Just shy of 6 years. In fact, Lee and Ha were both juniors when they played the Worlds in 2005.
reiko huh ctj? you smart little devil... lol.
Actually, this will be Lee Yong Dae's third trip and Ha's fourth. They were at the U.S. Open in 2003, as well, when Lee lost in men's singles and doubles just a day before his 15th birthday.
..yes, i was going to revise that..Can't believe it's been 8 yrs since Yong Dae was first here competing as young pup, i meant as a young teeny bopper..
$60! Well I guess not much more than here at regular non presale price (at this xchange rate anyway). How much is a finals ticket and capacity?? And is the scene bigger in LA or SF area?
Claudio Rivero eh, I think even Panda might turn up if he's free
Welcome back !
Yes I am suprised that Lee has been on the international scene since he was 14. probably explains why he has started developing quite a few injuries.
$60/week or even $80/week actually is a very good bargain granted all if not 99% of the supposed participants come and play.
Semifinals ticket for this yr is $30 for adult and Finals ticket is $35 for adult (see 1st page)
Which one is a bigger scene, L.A. or S.F.? I would say S.F. (norcal) simply because there are just more Asian/Chinese folks living up there; overall it's a bigger community; actually in the whole North American continent, it's S.F. (Bay area), then Vancouver, CAN then L.A. in terms of Asian community-size.
L.A./SoCal/OCBC has just been having the opportunity to host the U.S. Open for so many yrs because OCBC is one of, if not the pioneer supporter of badminton promotion in the U.S.....who knows, one of these days, NorCal will host a U.S. Open tourney..
Claudio or Claudi-a??
..he was and is one of those can't miss talents; kind of similar with KOR's Kang Ji Wook (who played all 3 events, MS, MD, XD in last yr's WJC in Mexico). This yr, i'll be seeing how much he's improved over the last yr..
All good here, LD_rules!..