Thread: International matches are getting longer

1. Originally Posted by visor
@gundamzaku

I'm glad you agree...

We should just enjoy watching the game... and appreciate the players for their efforts and dedication and sacrifices that they have put into their training and their passion of the game of badminton.

It is their full mind and body on the line when they compete on the court. I just don't understand why we should mess around by slowing their shuttle speeds on purpose, eg at the recent Victor China Open.
couldn't agreed more

2. Approximate time for a game

Originally Posted by Cheung
I am almost positive these are similar times to the old scoring system. I need to go to YouTube and do some research. When planning tournaments in the old scoring system, we would plan for 1 game to be 15-20 minutes.
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When you are researching, do pay attention to what event matches (MS, WS, MD, WD or XD) you are studying in detail.

And then, perhaps calculate the AVERAGE TIME for each game (not for each match). Why? Because we don't know if a match is going to be 2-games or a 3-games match. And, usually the 3rd game takes longer than the 1st or the 2nd game.

My experience tells me the approximate time for each game is :
* MS - 20 minutes
* WS - 20 minutes
* MD - 15 minutes
* WD - 15 minutes
* XD - 15 minutes

At the 2013 Hong Kong Open yesterday (Round of 16), this is what I have calculated;

AVERAGE TIME taken for each game
* MS - 19.42 minutes
* WS - 18.05 minutes
* MD - 17.10 minutes
* WD - 16.44 minutes
* XD - 16.67 minutes

Calculation is based on data taken from this source: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp...E21&d=20131121
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3. Analysis of time taken in Round 2 or Round of 16 matches

HONG KONG OPEN 2013 R2 MATCHES
TIME TAKEN

Match 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Average

MS 41
27 90 49 34 32 36 60 369 46.125

WS 59 49 30 57 34 65 35 32 361 45.125

MD 60 60 23 31 47 30 50 41 342 42.75

WD 51 31 27 30 36 23 36 29 263 32.875

XD 45
59 41 32 27 24 29 43 300 37.5

TOTAL TIME TAKEN FOR ALL MATCHES: 1,635 MINUTES.

AVERAGE TIME PER MATCH: 40.875 MINUTES.

LONGEST TIME: 90M IN MS K. TAGO BEAT HU YUN 18-21, 21-19, 25-23.

SHORTEST TIME: 23M IN MD LEE/LEE BEAT CHAN/LO 21-120, 21-12 AND
IN WD WANG/YU BEAT CHENG/HSIEH 21-16, 21-10.

WE SHOULD EXPECT MATCHES TO BE SLIGHTLY LONGER FOR THE QF TODAY AS THE PLAYERS ARE LIKELY TO BE MORE SKILFUL AND MORE EVENLY MATCHED, UNLESS INJURY SETS IN TO END THE MATCH PREMATURELY.

4. Using Loh's summarised data, I worked out +/- 2 standard error of the mean for the round 16 matches.

MS mean= 46 mins (22, 60)
WS mean= 45 mins (35, 55)
MD mean= 43 mins (33,53)
WD mean = 33 mins (27, 39)
XD mean = 37 mins (29, 45)

This means we should expect more than 95% of all matches to last between 22 and 60 mins.

The smallest spread (i.e. most predictable timings) are in WD

The most unpredictable is MS with 95% of matches expected to last between 22 and 60mins

5. At the 2013 Hong Kong Open yesterday (Round of 16), this is what I have calculated

Originally Posted by chris-ccc
At the 2013 Hong Kong Open yesterday (Round of 16), this is what I have calculated;

AVERAGE TIME taken for each game
* MS - 19.42 minutes
* WS - 18.05 minutes
* MD - 17.10 minutes
* WD - 16.44 minutes
* XD - 16.67 minutes

Calculation is based on data taken from this source: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp...E21&d=20131121
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LOL... BCers are alert to read my posts.

Some asked how I worked out the AVERAGE TIME taken for each game.

This is how I made my calculations : I studied the time taken separately for each discipline (MS, WS, MD, WD, and XD).

These are the results (after an hour of calculating time) :

* MS event:
5 matches are 2-games, 3 matches are 3-games. Found that:
Average minutes per game in a 2-games match = 17:00 minutes.
Average minutes per game in a 3-games match = 22:11 minutes.
Average minutes per game in all 8 matches = 19.42 minutes.

* WS event:
4 matches are 2-games, 4 matches are 3-games. Found that:
Average minutes per game in a 2-games match = 16:38 minutes.
Average minutes per game in a 3-games match = 19.17 minutes.
Average minutes per game in all 8 matches = 18.05 minutes.

* MD event:
4 matches are 2-games, 4 matches are 3-games. Found that:
Average minutes per game in a 2-games match = 15:63 minutes.
Average minutes per game in a 3-games match = 18.08 minutes.
Average minutes per game in all 8 matches = 17.10 minutes.

* WD event:
8 matches are 2-games, no match is of 3-games. Found that:
Average minutes per game in a 2-games match = 16:44 minutes.
Average minutes per game in all 8 matches = 16.44 minutes.

* XD event:
6 matches are 2-games, 2 matches are of 3-games. Found that:
Average minutes per game in a 2-games match = 16:50 minutes.
Average minutes per game in a 3-games match = 17.00 minutes.
Average minutes per game in all 8 matches = 16.67 minutes.
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6. Definitely interesting stuff.

It's a pity we don't have the data from past tournaments on the old scoring system.

Loh's hypothesis of longer matches is plausible therefore I would be interested in grouping those matches from round 8 to finals as one subset (because these are the seeded positions).

7. I am happy when each game takes around 20 minutes

Originally Posted by Cheung
Definitely interesting stuff.

It's a pity we don't have the data from past tournaments on the old scoring system.

Loh's hypothesis of longer matches is plausible therefore I would be interested in grouping those matches from round 8 to finals as one subset (because these are the seeded positions).
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Don't worry.

BWF is happy when each game lasts (on average) at or below 20 minutes.

As for me, an average of 20 minutes for a game is good (to follow).
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8. Hong kong open 2013 time taken for matches r2 to finals

 Match 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Average MS R2 41 27 90 49 34 32 36 60 369 46.125 QF 56 34 52 43 -- 185 46.25 SF 33 31 -- 64 32.0 F 34 -- 34 34.0 WS R2 59 49 30 57 34 65 35 32 361 45.125 QF 39 33 43 46 -- 161 40.25 SF 62 46 -- 108 54.0 F 76 -- 76 76.0 MD R2 60 60 23 31 47 30 50 41 342 42.75 QF 45 38 69 32 -- 184 46.0 SF 41 46 -- 87 43.5 F 59 -- 59 59.0 WD R2 51 31 27 30 36 23 36 29 263 32.875 QF 36 61 47 35 -- 179 44.75 SF 37 38 -- 75 37.5 F XD R2 45 59 41 32 27 24 29 43 300 37.5 QF 38 64 29 52 -- 183 45.75 SF 38 54 -- 92 46.0 F 41 Average R2 40 -- 1635 40.875 QF 20 -- 89244.6 SF 10 -- 426 42.6 F 5 -- 272 54.4

9. From the above table one would expect the matches to become progressively longer, as more players are more evenly matched. There are exceptions of course, like the early retirement of TS against Sony and the mismatch between LCW and Boonsak during the MS SF.

During the semifinals, the average time taken per match was 42.6 minutes, though longer than in R2 (40.875 minutes), but shorter than QF (44.6m) and F (54.4m). The reason is given above.

As expected, the Finals took up the longest time as 3 of the 5 matches went to 3 games. The shortest match was again between LCW and Sony (34m) as the former was in good form as the No.1 seed.

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