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05-08-2013, 06:13 PM #18
....and watch for free
On a side note, the event is just one week earlier to my arrival there, so, will miss it for sure this year
Look's like I will miss attending badminton tourneys in 2013....a transition year for me.
05-09-2013, 12:59 AM #19
05-12-2013, 10:51 PM #20
Lin takes aim at winning first Singapore Open
By Chan U-gene
The Straits Times
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Lin Dan has plenty to prove to fans in Singapore, after pulling out of his last final here.
Badminton ace Lin Dan will lead a star-studded Chinese squad at next month's Li-Ning Singapore Open.
The two-time Olympic singles gold medallist - arguably the best shuttler ever - will make his fourth appearance at a tournament he has yet to win.
He will lead out a 28-strong Chinese contingent, which will include all the shuttlers who helped the nation sweep all five badminton golds at last year's London Olympics, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from June 18 to 23.
Lin, 29, reached the final in his last appearance at the Open in 2011.
However, in what was one of the most controversial incidents in the tournament's history, he withdrew from the final citing a stomach upset, allowing compatriot Chen Jin to stroll to the title.
The Chinese superstar has played in only one other tournament so far this year - last month's Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei, where he conceded a walkover to countryman compatriot Wang Zhengming in the quarter-finals.
He has taken his foot off the pedal since retaining his Olympic singles title last year and his lack of playing time has seen him slip down the world rankings to No.41, but many still regard him as the man to beat.
05-12-2013, 11:14 PM #21
Being a linejudge is no joke.
You have to concentrate 101% on watching the line and not be distracted by the excitement and noise in the stadium and especially the goings-on in your own court.
You can't choose the event you want to judge and you may miss your favourite stars when they are playing on the other courts.
You may even be seated in a less-than-ideal place together with other officials and you are not allowed to move away from your allotted location to have a better view.
You can't even ask to go for a "toilet break" when judging! Sorry if you have to pee in your pants.
A tiny distraction just to see your star player in action may result in a bad call from you and you may be booed by discerning fans. Luckily they check everybody with bags at the entrance and disallow dangerous items and even water bottles to be brought in, otherwise such bottles may be thrown at you!
Another bad call may result in your being asked to be replaced! Where are you going to hide your face in such an open place for all to see?
Do you still want to be a linejudge just to get a free admission?
As a senior citizen, I pay only $18 plus $1 SISTIC fee to enjoy the entire tournament for several days.
Of course you need to grow to my age to enjoy such privileges. Neither is it easy to be a linejudge for you need to attend lessons and practicals on judging and be able to pass the final exam!
Your choice now. Do you still prefer to pay while the early bird discount is still available for all categories of tickets?
Last edited by Loh; 05-12-2013 at 11:28 PM.
05-12-2013, 11:36 PM #22
And by the way, if you did not show your displeasure on LD last year, this year is a chance for you to take revenge.
But you have to be present at the Singapore Open!
05-13-2013, 12:14 AM #23
Are line judges sent for specific eye examinations before they are allowed to sit for a match?
05-13-2013, 12:17 AM #24
05-13-2013, 12:36 AM #25
05-13-2013, 12:47 AM #26
05-13-2013, 12:55 AM #27
if I were the linejudge, I'd be a lousy one haha
Badminton fans must not be a linejudge <- rule 1
05-13-2013, 01:20 AM #28
05-13-2013, 01:37 AM #29
Travelling to overseas (err, I meant over a narrow channel) events is probably out of the question.
With this new pricing, not much use buying the semifinals and finals tickets only now, huh? Might as well save money and buy season tickets on the East or West Section.
05-13-2013, 02:24 AM #30
Hey Bro, you still not qualified after so long?
Nevermind lah, you got big bonus, just come over and look see, look see mah. Im told Iskandar now provides excellent grounds for investments, nearer to SIN. Both BN and PR support the developments there, so no problem lah.
So do I see you again?
05-13-2013, 05:02 AM #31
05-13-2013, 07:46 AM #32
However, there may be other takers.
Interesting request from the organisers though. Is there a minimum requirement on the expertise of the line judges in super series tournaments? In HK, many are level 1 qualified umpires (if not all).
Don't know what happens in other countries.
05-13-2013, 09:04 AM #33
05-13-2013, 09:56 AM #34