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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Stalker!
    But no GUTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    My pick for picture of the tournament, by Loh!

    I was surprised to see three of them together, but on different courts - the eventual champions - when I got out of my seat for a toilet break! Just snap!

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    Default Some R2 pictures

    Some pictures taken during R2 for the various events.

    There were upsets from the following matches:

    MS - Srikanth K. bt Nguyen Tien Minh (7) 18-21, 21-15, 21-8
    MD - Berry Angriwan/Ricky Karanda Suwardi bt Angga Pratama/Ryan Agung Saputra (3) 19-21, 21-14, 21-13
    MD - Cai Yun/Lu Kai bt Takeshi Kaamur/Keigo Sonoda (8) 23-21, 21-19
    MD - Chai Biao/Hong Wei bt Hiroyuki Endo, Kenichi Hayakawa (2) 21-13, 10-21, 21-19
    XD - Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Vanessa Neo bt Sudket/Saralee (5) 21-12, 21-18

    And the new MD pair of Cai Yun/Lu Kai went on to win the title.
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    More R2 pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennydut View Post
    Any picture from the airport?
    That one, is for my personal collection only ...... kakakakakaka

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Stalker!
    What can I say, I blend into the environment very well.

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    Default Women's Doubles Final ....

    The Women's Doubles Final was a battle between the tall and powerful Danes, up against the Chinese girls. The Danes having come through a tough encounter against stubborn Japanese defence the other day, whereas the Chinese just had to make do with, err, "BWF-compliant team tactics" as discussed in THE CONVERSATION.

    The Danes started off with full power - given that they are probably the only power-packed pair that could trouble Chinese defences.

    And so .....

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    The young Chinese girls prepared to do battle ....

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    .... only to find themselves on the back foot .....

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    .... and even their attacks were easily repelled ....

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    ..... creating huge strains on Miss Bao's defences ......

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    .... and so the first game was conceded.

    But coming into the 2nd game, the Chinese "team tactics" started to bear fruit as the tiring Danes were unable to force enough lifts to whack home.

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    The Chinese started to play low drive shuttles ...

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    .... creating confusion among the Danes ....

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    .... and loose Dansih returns were whacked home ....

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    ..... with no clear opening for the Danes to counterattack. Finally, after 3 games, ....

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    ..... the younger girls took it home.

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    Podium Pics Here.

    In passing, although the Chinese girls won this title, the fact that they used walkover tactics again does take the shine off the victory. Kudos for the Danes for fighting hard - and playing the whole tournament without coaching support too .....

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    Default The Return ..... of the Simon

    The last time I remembered seeing Simon Santoso play LCW, was at the London 2012 Olympics. And it was depressing - in the token resistance provided by Simon in that match. This was the biggest stage, after all, you would expect huge commitment from a player who represents one of the most successful nations in World and Olympic tournaments.

    Still, you never know what's going to happen when an Indonesian player meets a Malaysian.

    As for LCW, it was reported the previous week that he was willing himself to play till 2016. A decision that I feel is wrong - and probably made under duress with the Sports Minister breathing down his neck.

    Malaysia needs to start to learn to wean away from LCW - and as events proved, even LCW could not guarantee a Malaysian success.

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    The match started with LCW's trademark jumps ....

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    .... but soon, his defenses started to waver .....

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    ..... and the tables are turned.

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    INA Coach shouting encouragement to Simon

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    Even LCW's judgement calls were failing ....

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    In contrast, Simon's defences were solid ...

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    .... supported by accurate heavy artillery .....

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    ... and crisp net play. Yup, Simon dominated the net, ....

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    ..... allowing him the opportunity to put away another salvo at LCW's ageing body ....

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    .... and so the victory is Simon's for the taking!!!!

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    Time for hugs and kisses!!!

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    And off to the interview!

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    Podium Pics!!!

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    Simon : Yess, the planned BC Get Together is Toast!!! Hauge will surely spend more time with me now .....
    LCW : Huh?!!! Is that the only reason for you to beat me?

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    Default Simon Santoso's toughest match

    Yes at long last, Simon was on the podium after creating the greatest upset over World No.1 LCW, to clinch his handsome prize as the MS champion at this Singapore Open.

    But his toughest rival was actually Du Pengyu during the semi-finals as the following results show:

    Along the way he defeated:

    Qualification:
    1. Pannawit Thongnuam THA 21-15, 21-15
    2. Sean Lee Kwan Ting SIN 21-6, 24-22

    R1: Tian Houwei CHN 21-14, 21-17
    R2: Hsu Jen Hao TPE 21-16, 21-16
    QF: Lee Dong Keun KOR 21-18,21-15
    SF: Du Pengyu (5) CHN 16-21, 21-17, 21-17
    F: Lee Chong Wei (1) MAS 21-15, 21-10

    And mind you, he had to play two Qualification matches in order to advance to the main draw.

    All credit goes to SS for not giving up when he lost G1 to DPY and his tenacity, resolve, determination, focus and more importantly his desire to win, paid off in the end.

    Even the photographers rushed out to capture his defining moment during the finals when they sensed that a great upset was in the making.

    A soft spoken player who is really tough within.
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    Thanks @Loh and @abedeng for various gorgeous pictures of players... I have never seen some of the players (captured in the pictures) before.. Thanks for sharing... Cheers..

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    How come no pic of the "bespectacled PBSI official"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    How come no pic of the "bespectacled PBSI official"?
    Maybe too shy to reveal his face ?
    Maybe for security reasons ??? Otherwise he may have problems handling the girls at the airport? But of course Bro Deng will be around to assist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    How come no pic of the "bespectacled PBSI official"?
    No BC get together = no bespectacled PBSI official pics ....... U can blame Simon for that, wakakakakaka.

    I couldn't take pics during THE CONVERSATION because we were at a very dark corner - wouldn't look right. You would only see our, err, slightly overgrown midriffs.

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    Default WD Semi Final DEN defeated JPN

    DEN's Christinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (1) were G1 down to JPN's Misaki Masutomo & Ayaka Takahashi (3) but recovered strongly in the next two games to win
    11-21, 21-15, 21-14.

    The pictures told the whole story of the bruising but exciting encounter just over an hour.

    The Japanese duo, with Takahashi down and holding on her thigh asked in agony:

    "Oh God, what are they (Danes) going to do next?"

    In reply, the Danes exclaimed loudly with ecstasy, clenching their fists and then danced in close embrace after their victory.

    Pedersen even offered her racket to the spectators to celebrate their win.
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    Default A moment of confusion for Takahashi.

    For a moment, Takahashi hesitated.

    Which bird should I hit?

    Snoopy's? or ,,,?



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    Default WYH is a smasher!

    Caught on camera during her SF match against Han Li which WYH won 21-18, 21-12 in 39 mins.

    Which of WYH's following smashes do you like best?

    Now why does WYH seem to close her eyes when she smashes?
    Is she afraid of hitting her opponent?

    In any case, someone saw her at Changi Airport and thought she was a smasher even without her racket.
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    Default An Unlikely but Pleasant Journey for TPE's MD Lee & Tsai



    Seeded #6, the soft-spoken TPE pair of Lee Sheng Mu & Tsai Chia Hsin exceeded most expectations when they advanced to the SF by beating Hoon & Tan #4 MAS in the QF.

    But awaiting the TPE warriors was the KOR duo of Ko & Shin, who themselves surprised many by doing as well even though they were unseeded.

    In the end Ko & Shin surrendered but not without a gallant fight.

    Lee & Tsai deserved a grand appearance in the finals, but were unable to repeat their earlier winning form and had to bow out as Runners-up to CHN's new pair of Cai & Lu.
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