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03-09-2013, 09:26 AM #18
It's just they don't believe, even if they won, that they get alot out of the tournament... the prize money, points and glory just isn't enough
Hopefully next year's SS will encourage more European participation
03-12-2013, 06:52 AM #19
I just saw Xue Song's name among the MS qualifiers. Woo-hoo, I look forward to see him play. And Qiao Bin too.
03-13-2013, 05:48 AM #20
03-13-2013, 08:09 AM #21
“Chong Wei’s next tournament is the Australian Open (April 2-7). He has to play because of sponsorship obligation. He is not playing the Axiata Cup. His wife is expecting and may deliver at the end of April or early May and he may skip the India Open (April 23-28). It all depends. Being a father will give him another new responsibility. But I believe he knows how to handle it.”
03-15-2013, 03:14 AM #22
So sad... Thailand withdrew Narissapat Lam's entry!!
Also withdrew Sudket and Saralee, the favourites...
03-15-2013, 07:45 AM #23
03-16-2013, 07:22 AM #24
And chris, u shouldn't let go this golden opportunity this time!
03-16-2013, 07:31 AM #25
03-16-2013, 07:33 AM #26
I'll be there at the stadium. Hope can meet up with anyone on BC
03-16-2013, 08:57 AM #27
finally Xue Song is there, we shall see something different.
03-16-2013, 09:59 AM #28
03-16-2013, 11:49 AM #29
Yeah, anybody who can, tell us more about Xue Song. If I'm not wrong, he's still only 18 years old and yet CHN is introducing him to the regular (adult) international circuit which I thought it's a bit unusual.
I happened to watch the replay of his game with Lin Dan in the CBSL in which he showed potential, played with verve and boldly attacking Lin Dan, sometimes giving as good as he gets, before going down fighting.
The rest I read that he lost a close match to Kento Momota in the WJC final. Then in the Olympic Youth Festival held in Australia, I read that he won it by displaying explosive attacking badminton, literally smashing his way through his opponents one by one to the title.
Not too sure about his defensive capabilities which is essential when his attacks peter out and his opponent goes on the counter-attack forcing him on the defensive. That one video of his game with Lin Dan may not be representative of his strengths and weaknesses.
03-16-2013, 04:21 PM #30
I also love to see Chen QingChen/huang DongPing...this pair catch my attention since the first time I saw them last year...So Young and powerful
03-28-2013, 03:07 AM #31
03-28-2013, 09:37 PM #32
TS link for draws, matches, blah-blah...
Time in Sydney:
Chris is getting sloppy! Must be his "advanced" age...
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03-28-2013, 10:05 PM #33
2013 Australian Open (Sydney BCers to give us reports/info)
John, Catch up with me again on your next visit in Melbourne, and show me your photos. Better still, post some photos here (in this thread).
BTW, I found an Illawarra Mercury newspaper report/result of the IBA Open Championships when you and Giona Sheare finished R/up to Weng and R.Robin in the Mixed Doubles event. I shall show you the newspaper clipping when I see you next.
Remember that I am in Melbourne. It's better to leave it to Sydney BCers to give us reports/info; They are closer to the event.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 03-28-2013 at 10:07 PM.
04-01-2013, 04:24 AM #34
anyone know if i can just come and buy ticket at the venue? tickettex charge $5 for service fee