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    Default 2011 HK Open picture thread

    Found this banner just around the corner of last years venue! This was today..... one day before the start of the tournament.



    I've seen very little advertising on the streets. There's been some on TV. Perhaps TV is a more effective advertising medium in HK.

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    Here is more advertising

    i.e. abysmal. This picture shows a tunnel right underneath the venue and is a major walkway for pedestrian flow in rush hour. Look at all the potential wall space.


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    OK, so here what it looks like from the outside..yes, that funny prism structure. Underneath is a major rail terminus so the arena, hotel, shopping centre are on an elevated platform.



    And if you go around the perimeter, you'll see a little makeshift structure housing the Yonex gear for sale


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    You get a little history lesson inside...







    Ahhh


    And








    No mention of the Boron 2

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    Thumbs up Photos

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    Thanks cheung for the photos.

    The photos make us feel the atmosphere of this tournament from afar.
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    Further pics inside for the equipment fanatics








    And for the rest...








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    This is what you can see inside




    To the left are warmup courts, to the right are the match courts


    The backdrop is huge....!


    Quite a large number in the audience, even for qualifiers



    Note where the stringers are hard at work


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    Hotel

    Can recognize Toby Ng and Alex Bruce of Canada



    Nearby, the food court where players migrate to.


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    Cheung, Thanks for more photos.

    Tell the organisers to check their timing devices for the matches. I believe that some of the recorded times of the qualification matches were wrong (too short).

    http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp...018&d=20111115
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    FYI

    It's nice and dark, just like in the All England. Now the spectators can move around or take photos without worrying about distracting the players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post

    Note where the stringers are hard at work

    Wouldn't they be distracted by the on-court action? Is this the norm for tournaments?

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    Wouldn't the players be distracted by that advertising background and also the stringers?

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    I heard there are complaints from players about Hung Hom Coliseum. The light and also the floor problem. They prefer tournament to be held at the old venue - Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

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    They allow photographing at the spectator stands now?
    Quote Originally Posted by phil-mm View Post
    It's nice and dark, just like in the All England. Now the spectators can move around or take photos without worrying about distracting the players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyeung View Post
    They allow photographing at the spectator stands now?
    NOt that I know of

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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    I heard there are complaints from players about Hung Hom Coliseum. The light and also the floor problem. They prefer tournament to be held at the old venue - Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
    Then Krisna and hauge will surely argue for degrading the tournament

    The light is much better for photos!! It is a new venue. There are bound to be comparisons to the old. There are still people oohing and ahhing to the matches.

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    The entry of players



    New HK player - looks good - let's wait and see what happens when he actually starts training full time at badminton rather than full time at school.







    And Jan Frolich (Czech)




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