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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    Wowie! The finals served up five very delicious matches! Congratulations to all the winners, and to all the opponents on this day!

    I didn't watch the live stream, but just completed watching them on replay. The medals ceremonies were great to watch, too. In particular, I noticed that most players were admiring Snoopy as much as the medals!

    Even Sandra!
    Well, the WS Finalists threw their Snoopys in the crowd on their honor lap
    I found it nice, the lucky ones who cought one could convert into chinese supporters

    By the way, after the finals we met Kenichi Tago in a very good chinese restaurant nearby. Poor fellow could hardly eat because staff and visitors asked for autograms / photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagen View Post
    Well, the WS Finalists threw their Snoopys in the crowd on their honor lap
    I found it nice, the lucky ones who cought one could convert into chinese supporters

    By the way, after the finals we met Kenichi Tago in a very good chinese restaurant nearby. Poor fellow could hardly eat because staff and visitors asked for autograms / photos!
    good to know tago is so popular

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    i'm too lazy to pull up the laws of badminton, lol, but as long as you hit it on your side, your racket is allowed to follow thru over the net

    but your opponent is not allowed to impede your follow thru... which was what CL complained about on another net kill that was incredibly saved by LCW sticking his racket about 6 inches away from the net
    oh I see... thanks for the info.. didnt know that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagen View Post
    Well, the WS Finalists threw their Snoopys in the crowd on their honor lap
    I found it nice, the lucky ones who cought one could convert into chinese supporters

    By the way, after the finals we met Kenichi Tago in a very good chinese restaurant nearby. Poor fellow could hardly eat because staff and visitors asked for autograms / photos!
    Were you one of the visitors who asked for the autograms / photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    Snipped.

    The medals ceremonies were great to watch, too. In particular, I noticed that most players were admiring Snoopy as much as the medals!

    Even Sandra!
    I don't remember seeing them giving out the prize money.

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    Does anybody knows that how am I able to get the Snoopy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Were you one of the visitors who asked for the autograms / photos?
    No, we just enjoyed the food and the fact that Kenichi sat two tables away.
    And, the whole Korean team entered the restaurant, but they went into a separate room, hiding from the crowd

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Don't worry, the umpire made sure to even out this first mistake by making another mistake in the second game, by not calling a fault on CL which was clearly taken before it crossed the tape...
    The second mistake you are referring to should not be made. It was not even close, considering where the umpire sat. The shuttle LCW hit was obviously not crossing over. But if LCW got that point, it would be a very cheap point for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    ...In particular, I noticed that most players were admiring Snoopy as much as the medals!
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    Snoopy is cute but they will miss the massage chairs, especially after retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    I don't remember seeing them giving out the prize money.
    Now that you mention it, yeah you're right... I also don't recall seeing the prize cheques being handed out. Perhaps AE being the oldest tournament, the organizers figured just holding that prestige is enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeYeap View Post
    Does anybody knows that how am I able to get the Snoopy ?
    You can probably get one free if you purchase a MetLife life insurance policy.
    Quote Originally Posted by hcyong View Post
    The second mistake you are referring to should not be made. It was not even close, considering where the umpire sat. The shuttle LCW hit was obviously not crossing over. But if LCW got that point, it would be a very cheap point for him.
    Yeah, I'm thinking the umpire realized his first mistake and so was looking for the next opportunity to even out and correct that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    i'm too lazy to pull up the laws of badminton, lol, but as long as you hit it on your side, your racket is allowed to follow thru over the net

    but your opponent is not allowed to impede your follow thru... which was what CL complained about on another net kill that was incredibly saved by LCW sticking his racket about 6 inches away from the net
    This is an unlucky one for CL to lose the point.

    It would have been different had CL extended his racket to touch or clash with LCW's racket. Then LCW would have been faulted for obstructing CL's follow through.

    BTW nice to hear from my partner Hagen in KL after such a long time! Remember the satays?
    Last edited by Loh; 03-11-2014 at 12:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    I don't remember seeing them giving out the prize money.
    Iirc, I don't think it is usually done. But I really want to know what the prize money is!

    Anybody know? No guessing, no assumptions. The actual figure given to the winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    I don't remember seeing them giving out the prize money.
    What money? The players do it for the prestige, and the pride of representing their country!

    And for headlining the slogan "play badminton! see the world! eat and sleep at dodgy dives, and meet exotic babes and frantic fans!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagen View Post
    Well, the WS Finalists threw their Snoopys in the crowd on their honor lap
    I found it nice, the lucky ones who cought one could convert into chinese supporters

    By the way, after the finals we met Kenichi Tago in a very good chinese restaurant nearby. Poor fellow could hardly eat because staff and visitors asked for autograms / photos!
    Wow, you made it to the All-England! Were you there all week. Must have caught some good matches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    BTW nice to hear from my partner Hagen in KL after such a long time! Remember the satays?
    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    Wow, you made it to the All-England! Were you there all week. Must have caught some good matches
    Hey guys, yes, I do remember the big box of the ca. 1000 outstanding tasty, awesome satays in KL - nearly 4 years ago. Still wear the shirts bought there in our training sessions.

    And, also yes, the All-England were fantastic, although I only was there from Friday till Sunday. Audience was very international, chinese supporters a clear minority
    Will definitively plan to watch next year's AE as well!!

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