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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
09-04-2013, 07:00 AM #1463
09-04-2013, 07:13 AM #1464
Are you kidding me o_O Why the Australian? So many other events come to mind that would be better.... US Open for example, as that would finally bring the SS to America (yeah, I know Australia is technically a continent). Or the Swiss/German which have much better attendance....ah well.
Got to say that I agree with the decision to take away China's 2nd SS t'ment when there are whole continents that don't have even one^^
09-04-2013, 07:33 AM #1465
If the US don't bid for a Superseries, then it won't go to the US
Let's see. Perhaps Adidas are using this last China Masters as a test event to develop the experience in sponsoring a SS event. Which then comes to, which Superseries event can they sponsor? The Australian SS immediately springs to mind as all other SS events have developed 'partnerships' with their regular sponsors. As evidence, one can see the London GP (a new event), has Adidas sponsoring it....
09-04-2013, 08:32 AM #1466
i read from facebook that adidas will be sponsoring China Masters.
but it's very confusing. Li Ning also sponsors the event!!! I don't understand...
09-04-2013, 08:44 AM #1467
Maybe it will be called Li Ning Adidas China Masters or Adidas Li Ning China Masters, depending on which company contribute more.
09-04-2013, 08:44 AM #1468
Li Ning might have pulled out. They have been having cash flow difficulties (I read from newspapers last year).
09-04-2013, 08:47 AM #1469
09-04-2013, 08:54 AM #1470
Tournament software still has it as LN china masters - probably the websites haven't updated the new information
09-04-2013, 09:06 AM #1471
It's quite unusual that a sponsor would be announced just a few days prior to the event. Li Ning must have pulled out at the last minute. Li Ning is not doing well financially.
09-04-2013, 10:02 AM #1472
Wow hopefully they will drop prices and increase sales. Only reason I haven't tried a Li-Ning is cause their prices seem artificially inflated.
09-05-2013, 07:59 PM #1473
Had a look at tournament software today. LiNing has been removed and it is now Adidas China Masters.
09-05-2013, 08:06 PM #1474
Geez you guys are harsh! If you're going to sponsor a tournament you have to start somewhere! It will be good exposure for Adidas.
Oh, and there's a million dollars prizemoney at the Australian Open this year. That's why it's a Super Series.
09-05-2013, 08:14 PM #1475
Haha. Perhaps you can sponsor a tournament as well!
09-05-2013, 11:06 PM #1476
09-06-2013, 12:51 AM #1477
Why are you assuming they were removed, and didn't remove themselves?
09-06-2013, 01:29 AM #1478
Li Ning couldn't pay China Masters?
09-06-2013, 03:40 AM #1479