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    ....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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badMania View Post
    ....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.
    They just asked for volunteer line judges in the forum. Maybe they read my post...

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    Default 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    They just asked for volunteer line judges in the forum. Maybe they read my post...

    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.

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    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!

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    Are line judges sent for specific eye examinations before they are allowed to sit for a match?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    Are line judges sent for specific eye examinations before they are allowed to sit for a match?
    Not that I know of.

    But I thought the BWF will be introducing the Hawkeye ? this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    Not that I know of.

    But I thought the BWF will be introducing the Hawkeye ? this year.
    Hmmm... yes.....
    -but if the eyesight is not sharp enough or able to pick up minute differences at high shuttle speeds, we're going to have a lot of questionable calls!

    Which would mean, Hawkeye would amount to closing the barn door afte.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    Hmmm... yes.....
    -but if the eyesight is not sharp enough or able to pick up minute differences at high shuttle speeds, we're going to have a lot of questionable calls!

    Which would mean, Hawkeye would amount to closing the barn door afte.........
    I'm not too sure...

    After all the eye of the Hawk in this instance is controlled by man, the master!

    If the man behind the hawk misses a beat all else will be broken.

    We have to wait and see.

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    if I were the linejudge, I'd be a lousy one haha
    Badminton fans must not be a linejudge <- rule 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasontyh View Post
    if I were the linejudge, I'd be a lousy one haha
    Badminton fans must not be a linejudge <- rule 1
    Same with me too, old eyes and bespectacled! That's why I prefer to pay rather than be embarrassed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    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?
    At your age, if I could still be active and move about at home, I would already be grateful.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abedeng View Post
    At your age, if I could still be active and move about at home, I would already be grateful.

    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.

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by narnia View Post
    Hi limsy,

    I'll be in the Sudirman Cup on the Semi-Final. See you there!
    hehe
    sorry but i wont be there
    enjoy the matches,prevent blackout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    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?
    Not me, Loh! IMHO, being a line judge is no easy task.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Not me, Loh! IMHO, being a line judge is no easy task.

    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.
    I think it is the same here. You need to pass at least the theoretical exam for umpires with some experience as line judge, I think.

    I'm no line judge so those who are practicing should be able to confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    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?
    What can I say, the qualifying bar at your level is too high, most of us might not make it that long .....

    I will probably drop by from the quarterfinals onwards. Going down to Jakarta first. Got some leave time to burn before I leave my current posting.

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