User Tag List

Page 4 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 LastLast
Results 52 to 68 of 173
  1. #52
    Regular Member phil-mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Misty Mountains
    Posts
    2,304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by abedeng View Post

    Name:  Mitani1.jpg
Views: 1686
Size:  98.6 KB

    Remember this dynamite, Minatsu Mitani .....
    Almost too difficult to tell where those rosy cheeks end and the background beginning.
    Last edited by phil-mm; 05-20-2013 at 10:53 AM.

  2. #53
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    More random pictures from the afternoon session .....

    Name:  Kasyap.jpg
Views: 1357
Size:  118.1 KB
    P Kasyap .... although his win was just small consolation ....

    Name:  Kasyap defence.jpg
Views: 1346
Size:  127.6 KB
    .... his defence was really marvellous

    Name:  Patty tanned.jpg
Views: 1344
Size:  113.2 KB
    Netherland's Patty Stolzenbach, just back from a deep tanning session, it seems .....

    Name:  Austria WS.jpg
Views: 1360
Size:  123.8 KB
    .... but it didn't stop her from vanquishing Natalie Ziesig here ....

    Name:  Ukraine WS.jpg
Views: 1378
Size:  123.8 KB
    Ukraine WS player, Marija Ulitina, her lips salivating another prey .....

    Name:  Ukraine WS2.jpg
Views: 1334
Size:  122.8 KB
    .... played really well to beat Phillipines' Alcala

    Name:  Srilanka girl.jpg
Views: 1337
Size:  112.6 KB
    Sri Lankan girl Lekha Shehani .... who beat slow moving Anna Rankin

    Name:  Austria XD.jpg
Views: 1325
Size:  126.8 KB
    Austrian XD pair attacking the net ....

    Name:  Ukraine XD concentrate.jpg
Views: 1310
Size:  117.3 KB
    Ukraine's Anna Kobceva concentrating hard during service at deuce .....

    Name:  SriLankan pair.jpg
Views: 1307
Size:  114.5 KB
    This is the Sri Lankan WD pair, to all intents and purposes superior than their NZ opponent .....

    Name:  NZ WD pair.jpg
Views: 1275
Size:  103.3 KB
    .....but it didn't stop these New Zealanders from winning ....

    Name:  NZ WD Coach.jpg
Views: 1266
Size:  104.4 KB
    ....... because they had a coach with Olympic pedigree (4th in Women's Singles in Atlanta 1996)

  3. #54
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Now, we are on for the evening session's pictures from Day 2 .....

    Let's start with the Swiss, making their debut by thrashing Kazakhstan 5-0.

    Name:  Swiss XD Smash Net.jpg
Views: 1170
Size:  125.4 KB
    There's are reason women should stay in front in mixed doubles, so that they don't smash to the net ......

    Name:  Kazakh XD Pressure.jpg
Views: 1156
Size:  125.1 KB
    ..... nonetheless, they did enough to break Kazakh defences ....

    Name:  Swiss WS.jpg
Views: 1219
Size:  101.6 KB
    This is the Swiss WS player, Ayla Huser .....

    Name:  Swiss WS Defence.jpg
Views: 1192
Size:  119.5 KB
    ...... not a bad mover and looker too.

    Name:  Swiss WS Nice Rearend.jpg
Views: 1198
Size:  102.1 KB
    But I do love those rear ends .....

    Once their opponents have succumbed, the Swiss took their time on court to ....

    Name:  Swiss Team Pics1.jpg
Views: 1151
Size:  139.5 KBName:  Swiss Team Pics2.jpg
Views: 1154
Size:  138.9 KB
    ...... immortalize their achievements with team pictures. I just wish the rest of the teams had the same foresight.

  4. #55
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    France vs Canada was another tight clash - both teams making their debut on the second day.

    Unfortunately the Canadian XD pair were affected by lack of sleep, brought about by their no 1 BC fan madbad not being able to stay up to witness their, ahem, historic defeat .......

    Name:  FRA XD Serve.jpg
Views: 1142
Size:  122.3 KB
    French XD pair primed for battle ......

    Name:  FRA XD Ballet.jpg
Views: 1304
Size:  138.2 KB
    ..... yup, they could even afford to do some ballet dancing .....

    Name:  CAN XD Overhead.jpg
Views: 1142
Size:  140.0 KB
    In contrast, their opponents had difficulty in just reaching for the overheads ......

    Name:  CAN XD Lack of Sleep.jpg
Views: 1138
Size:  120.7 KB
    ..... and you could see the tiredness in Grace Gao's eyes. Game over in 20 minutes.

    Name:  FRA Brice.jpg
Views: 1143
Size:  127.6 KB
    Then, Brice Leverdez took over, with a powerful display ....

    Name:  CAN MS.jpg
Views: 1129
Size:  123.6 KB
    ..... to put his French Canadian opponent into pasture .....

    The Canadians responded too late ...... it was 0-3 down before ....

    Name:  CAN Michelle.jpg
Views: 1122
Size:  109.1 KB
    .... Michelle Lee came in to register their first point ...

    Name:  FRA WS.jpg
Views: 1124
Size:  119.1 KB
    .... at the expense of Miss Le Buhanic

    The best match was left for last ..... no quarter was given .....

    Name:  CAN WD.jpg
Views: 1117
Size:  124.9 KB
    The Canadian WD pair .....

    Name:  FRA WD Battle.jpg
Views: 1109
Size:  112.7 KB
    .... up against this French combination ....

    Name:  FRA WD Kungfu.jpg
Views: 1115
Size:  110.3 KB
    The French applied their Kungfu .......

    Name:  FRA WD Battle2.jpg
Views: 1117
Size:  118.0 KB
    ..... and full artillery barrage ....

    Name:  CAN WD Workhard1.jpg
Views: 1106
Size:  117.3 KB
    ..... but the Canadians had a huge fort of an Alex Bruce ....

    Name:  CAN WD Celebrate.jpg
Views: 1109
Size:  120.9 KB
    ...... and so, celebrated the victory with a sigh of relief. Too late to rescue the tie, but their pride is intact.

  5. #56
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    But the most unforgettable match was between Korea and HK XD.

    Lee Chun Hei out-Koreaned the Korean style of play ..... he could be Korean himself.

    Name:  KORvsHK XD1.jpg
Views: 1277
Size:  115.8 KB
    The Koreans were severely under the weather ....

    Name:  KORvsHK XD smash.jpg
Views: 1240
Size:  124.2 KB
    .... and KSH's smash didn't have the proper effect .....

    Name:  HK winning1.jpg
Views: 1088
Size:  140.7 KBName:  HK winning2.jpg
Views: 1095
Size:  140.1 KBName:  HK winning3.jpg
Views: 1089
Size:  140.0 KBName:  HK winning4.jpg
Views: 1083
Size:  138.5 KBName:  HK winning5.jpg
Views: 1076
Size:  137.7 KBName:  HK winning6.jpg
Views: 1065
Size:  135.5 KBName:  HK winning7.jpg
Views: 1069
Size:  137.3 KBName:  HK winning8.jpg
Views: 1070
Size:  137.6 KB
    .... therefore the HK camp celebrated history ......

    Name:  KHN Cry.jpg
Views: 1071
Size:  92.7 KB
    ..... which made Kim Ha Na cry ......

    Name:  KHN Cry2.jpg
Views: 1089
Size:  123.6 KB
    ..... and she had to be consoled.

  6. #57
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Germany's defeat to Chinese Taipei was a possibility - but what was unexpected was how comprehensive it was .... given that Germany is one of the best European teams.

    No doubt part of the problem is the roster of players for the tie ..... their top singles players were not in action.

    Still, no doubting that TPE is one of the in-form teams of the competition, deserving of their place in, err, the likelyhood of avoiding China in the quarterfinal tie on Thursday. Unless, of course, INA does the unthinkable this afternoon.

    Name:  GERvsTPE XD1.jpg
Views: 1059
Size:  120.8 KBName:  GERvsTPE XD2.jpg
Views: 1227
Size:  122.4 KB
    The German's highly rated XD pair started off brightly .... but had brain freeze during critical moments of games 2 and 3 .....

    Name:  GERvsTPE XD3.jpg
Views: 1060
Size:  128.2 KB
    ... and so despite almost colliding with each other a few times, the TPE pair took it home .....

    Name:  GER Supporters Sky.jpg
Views: 1208
Size:  111.7 KB
    .... and the German supporters look to the sky for divine intervention .....

    Name:  GERvsTPE MS.jpg
Views: 1199
Size:  116.3 KB
    ... but neither the towering Domke .....

    Name:  GER MD1.jpg
Views: 1054
Size:  133.1 KBName:  GER MD2.jpg
Views: 1204
Size:  130.4 KB
    ..... nor their top MD pair ......

    Name:  GER WS.jpg
Views: 1197
Size:  117.2 KBName:  GER WS Lose.jpg
Views: 1201
Size:  122.0 KB
    .... nor the petite Schnasse .....

    Name:  GER WD.jpg
Views: 1191
Size:  114.0 KB
    ..... nor the WD combination could deliver.

    Thus the Germans are forced to a corner and either they or the Malaysians will exit the competition by tonight ......

  7. #58
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    18,448
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Excellent photo commentary by abedeng

  8. #59
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    coming to a court near you...
    Posts
    28,044
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by abedeng View Post
    France vs Canada was another tight clash - both teams making their debut on the second day.

    Unfortunately the Canadian XD pair were affected by lack of sleep, brought about by their no 1 BC fan madbad not being able to stay up to witness their, ahem, historic defeat .......
    What the... I get blamed for their defeat??!!

  9. #60
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    coming to a court near you...
    Posts
    28,044
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badMania View Post
    Excellent photo commentary by abedeng
    Agree. Entertaining as always

  10. #61
    Moderator cobalt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Arrakis
    Posts
    8,673
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badMania View Post
    Excellent photo commentary by abedeng
    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    Agree. Entertaining as always
    I second (third?) that. Its always one of the highlights of any tournament for me -browsing these threads for abedeng's visual round-up with his unique style!

  11. #62
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,503
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Abedeng

    What do you think of the atmosphere?

    I notice this time, the Malaysian venue has darkened the audience area to save energy. The side effect of showing the court better must be producing an intense atmosphere.

    The Germans' headgear is a nice touch. Something that BWF can encourage more of for other teams in team events?

  12. #63
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Abedeng

    What do you think of the atmosphere?

    I notice this time, the Malaysian venue has darkened the audience area to save energy. The side effect of showing the court better must be producing an intense atmosphere.

    The Germans' headgear is a nice touch. Something that BWF can encourage more of for other teams in team events?
    The atmosphere did not achieve its desired result because the local crowd was just not there .... not even during Malaysia's cliffhanger match last night. Even the Malaysian Cheerleader was a lone wolf
    l
    Anyway, more on that later. It was a very exciting day last night, with Denmark vs Japan and the, ahem, "split personality" of Birgit Michels.

  13. #64
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    So, to the best match of the tournament thus far .....Denmark vs Japan.

    Let us start with Mixed Doubles. This is a pivotal match, where Denmark really needs to win, and on paper, it was supposed to be a comfortable one too.

    But Professor Park Joo Bong's charges came out with tactics so good, Joachim Fischer Nielsen had to spend almost the whole match twisting his aged body and dodging brilliantly angled shots. Luckily, his partner Christinna Pedersen had the presence of mind to take away some of the Japanese advantages.

    Co-commentator Morten Frost too looked in concern as his home team was being severely cut down by, err, Yonex samurai blades.

    Pics here ......

    Name:  Maeda Complain.jpg
Views: 708
Size:  93.6 KB
    Maeda : Remember, hor. The Boss told us we must win this .....
    Hashimoto : Has he had too much sake? Those guys are in the World's top four and we are only top in Japan ......

    Name:  PJB Stare.jpg
Views: 761
Size:  127.1 KB
    The piercing stare of Professor Park Joo Bong ....

    Name:  Maeda Run.jpg
Views: 721
Size:  111.9 KB
    .... forced Maeda to lunge forward .....

    Name:  Maeda Defense.jpg
Views: 708
Size:  110.4 KB
    ..... and concentrate on her defence ......

    Name:  Japan XD Celebrate.jpg
Views: 715
Size:  115.1 KB
    ..... which resulted in them winning game 1.

    Name:  PJB Comment.jpg
Views: 721
Size:  131.9 KB
    Professor Park (to Hashimoto) : Stay positive, and you get to win the match without having to take off the shirt .......

    Name:  Coimmentators Concerned.jpg
Views: 845
Size:  123.1 KB
    Commentating legends Morten Frost and Gillian Clark watching in concern ......

    Name:  PJB Comment2.jpg
Views: 792
Size:  119.5 KB
    Professor Park : Look at what you've done. Now I have to pay extra for laundry service ......

    Name:  Pedersen Watchit.jpg
Views: 711
Size:  111.1 KB
    But with strong defending by Christinna Pedersen ......

    Name:  Joachim Leaps.jpg
Views: 714
Size:  108.2 KB
    .... Joachim Fischer Nielsen was able to soar once again ......

    Name:  Danish XD Win1.jpg
Views: 702
Size:  112.9 KB
    Name:  Danish XD Win2.jpg
Views: 698
Size:  116.0 KB
    Name:  Danish XD Win3.jpg
Views: 707
Size:  116.1 KB
    Name:  Danish XD Win4.jpg
Views: 695
Size:  115.7 KB
    Name:  Danish XD Win5.jpg
Views: 702
Size:  109.1 KB
    ..... and they turned the game around as how a World top four pair should.

    Name:  Danish Support.jpg
Views: 702
Size:  166.1 KB
    A show of appreciation from the Danish fans and squad .......

  14. #65
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The next match was between the two gladiators, Jan Jorgensen vs Kenichi Tago.

    Jorgensen was in supremely confident mood. Why shouldn't he, since he had won their last 4 encounters. Plus some of his more illustrious predecessors Poul Erik Hoyer Larsen and Morten Frost Hansen are in attendance in their BWF President and, err, co-commentator capacities respectively.

    And so, .........

    Name:  Jorgensen Attack.jpg
Views: 685
Size:  100.2 KBName:  Jorgensen Attack2.jpg
Views: 686
Size:  108.4 KB
    ..... Jorgensen started with his powerful attacks .....

    Name:  Tago Defence.jpg
Views: 689
Size:  108.6 KB
    ..... placing Tago in a desperate position .......

    Name:  Tago Twist.jpg
Views: 674
Size:  102.1 KB
    .... having to twist and turn his torso around.

    But with encouragement from Coach Keita Masuda, Tago regained focus and worked point for point. Yup, even when a bad line call placed him under heavy pressure while shouting blue murder ....... even prostrating on court to seek divine intervention.

    And indeed, divine intervention as well as crowd support turned towards Tago, and hence, we see this ......

    Name:  Tagowin1.jpg
Views: 686
Size:  122.1 KBName:  Tagowin2.jpg
Views: 678
Size:  122.4 KBName:  Tagowin3.jpg
Views: 692
Size:  122.6 KBName:  Tagowin4.jpg
Views: 689
Size:  122.8 KBName:  Tagowin5.jpg
Views: 688
Size:  122.6 KBName:  Tagowin6.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  123.5 KB
    .... Tago's victory celebrations. After saving a host of matchpoints.

  15. #66
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    In Competition
    Posts
    18,289
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    More pics to follow ... but first, I need to get back for the evening session of Day 4.

  16. #67
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sydney, AU
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Nicely done abedeng, really appreciate it.
    I like it how DEN and JPN team seat on the same area. Must be very intense that night. Sneaky Boe sat just behind of Endo lol

  17. #68
    Regular Member AlanY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,451
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by abedeng View Post
    The next match was between the two gladiators, Jan Jorgensen vs Kenichi Tago.

    Jorgensen was in supremely confident mood. Why shouldn't he, since he had won their last 4 encounters. Plus some of his more illustrious predecessors Poul Erik Hoyer Larsen and Morten Frost Hansen are in attendance in their BWF President and, err, co-commentator capacities respectively.

    And so, .........
    Name:  Tagowin6.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  123.5 KB
    .... Tago's victory celebrations. After saving a host of matchpoints.
    i hope he did shake hands before all that, otherwise Ms Clark wouldn't be too happy about it

    thanks for the photo, by the way.

Page 4 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •