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    A snippet of a friend's letter training in the IBF centre in Germany:

    "IBF basically assured us that they are going to change the scoring system. Who ever wins the rally wins the point. Just like volleyball from what I hear. This is almost certain to change permanently. A lot more certainty behind this
    compared to the attempted change to the 7 point system. Just trust me
    with this. So I guess those training back home (Sydney) maybe find
    out a bit more about this system…and maybe try some games with it?"

    So I guess I'll be trying this system over the weekend. I may start to win games now, since I seldom manage to convert my serves to points! hahaha

    According to that statement, I'd say this system is likely to be implemented before any other changes...but I wonder when?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    A snippet of a friend's letter training in the IBF centre in Germany:

    "IBF basically assured us that they are going to change the scoring system. Who ever wins the rally wins the point. Just like volleyball from what I hear. This is almost certain to change permanently. A lot more certainty behind this
    compared to the attempted change to the 7 point system. Just trust me
    with this. So I guess those training back home (Sydney) maybe find
    out a bit more about this system…and maybe try some games with it?"

    So I guess I'll be trying this system over the weekend. I may start to win games now, since I seldom manage to convert my serves to points! hahaha

    According to that statement, I'd say this system is likely to be implemented before any other changes...but I wonder when?
    Mmm...... so exactly how does it go??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEND.
    Mmm...... so exactly how does it go??
    I believe a player can score off any serve

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    You know, have you considered that your mate is pulling a fast one on you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEND.
    You know, have you considered that your mate is pulling a fast one on you?
    haha...it's always possible, but unlike him...moreover, his entire letter is now posted on Badminton Australia's website - http://www.badminton.org.au

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    soo... how does it work for doubles.....

    Jus seems kinda strange if they use this scoring system for doubles....

    do you still change side everytime you score? and is it still gonna be First and second service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yipom
    soo... how does it work for doubles.....

    Jus seems kinda strange if they use this scoring system for doubles....

    do you still change side everytime you score? and is it still gonna be First and second service?
    Good question, but my understanding is that in doubles, there will still be first & second service...but anyone can still score off it.

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    And the point is?

    To make the game less interesting in the vain hope that sponsors and tv will suddenly fall in with love it? In whose interest (and all the other mad ideas floating around at the moment) is this change? For the couch potato tv viewers who can't understand present system and whose attention span isn't up to the length of a badminton match? Well, actually, they watch tennis quite happily - average length about 90 minutes and with a scoring system more complicated than virtually any other sport - without their poor little heads exploding.

    This sport is run by idiots.

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    I got bad feelings about this setup. The importance of good service will be significantly diminished.

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    next thing you know................ players will get to serve twice if their first serve faults or hits the net!

    this just sucks! monkeys i tell you! MONKEYS ARE RUNNING THE IBF!!!

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    the more i try to imagine how the game would turn out to be like, the more i feel that all this change is brought about by idiocy. either that or it simply isn't true when they say they are attempting to make the sport more attractive. the very essence of badminton *voice cracks*..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anatolii
    the more i try to imagine how the game would turn out to be like, the more i feel that all this change is brought about by idiocy. either that or it simply isn't true when they say they are attempting to make the sport more attractive. the very essence of badminton *voice cracks*..
    Mmm. Oh well, anyone any suggestions? Should we call in the IBF or the mafia?? . Lol. Just kidding.

    Looks like we're powerless to do anything...

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    We may be nearly powerless to do anything, but the professional players are not. We can only hope that they will object to the changes as strongly as we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEND.
    Mmm. Oh well, anyone any suggestions? Should we call in the IBF or the mafia?? . Lol. Just kidding.

    Looks like we're powerless to do anything...
    If it is ever carried out, I guess it will be an experiment and the pros will be the ones who will come out strongly against the proposed scoring system if they are not happy with it. And hopefully good sense will prevail in the end!

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    True words by Gollum and Loh!!!

    Now Mr Rasmussen and Mr Laybourn, would you care to spearhead this for the sake of badminton?

    Kwun perhaps also

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    Well I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the scoring system change may not be that bad of an idea. Holster your weapons for a moment people!

    I believe that such a scoring change may stem the current domination of china in badminton. With the way the current system works the scores in games don't always accurately reflect the difference between the two players. You only need to be slightly better than someone to beat them easily. Under the current system, you need to win 2 points in a row to score 1 point. So it is possible that you can get the service many times in a game and still lose 15-0. This system is obviously suited to the better player as it means that it is difficult for opposition to score against them. However it does mean that it is more likely that the games will not go right down to the wire. I believe that implementing such a scoring change will result in the lower ranking players becoming more competitive, and hence making the game better for spectators.

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