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    Hey guys.. just wondering.. any of you guys coming down to Melbourne for the 2006 Commonwealth games?

    I know that badminton isn't really a big sport compared to other events in the Commonwealth Games but I reckon it's worth checking out if you're a local..

    Which country do you reckon will dominate? Most of the dominating countries are out for obvious reasons.. (not in the commonwealth..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrBerr
    Hey guys.. just wondering.. any of you guys coming down to Melbourne for the 2006 Commonwealth games?

    I know that badminton isn't really a big sport compared to other events in the Commonwealth Games but I reckon it's worth checking out if you're a local..

    Which country do you reckon will dominate? Most of the dominating countries are out for obvious reasons.. (not in the commonwealth..)
    The countries which will dominate are the usual (Malaysia - in the Men events and England). When the Games were in Victoria a number of years ago, the field was pretty open but the Malaysians dominated the Men events. Australia will probably have an opportunity to win.

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    I'll go an apply to be a line judge or something and see how it turns out. If not I'll just go on a fun trip!! Backpacker style . If the stadium is with packed with wireless connection and I can rent a laptop you guys know what will happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEND.
    I'll go an apply to be a line judge or something and see how it turns out. If not I'll just go on a fun trip!! Backpacker style . If the stadium is with packed with wireless connection and I can rent a laptop you guys know what will happen
    Haha.. its kinda weird how they're hosting it at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.. well, that's what I heard off a friend.. that's usually where they host conventions and stuff.. Initially, I thought that they'd do it at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, but yeah.. turned out that they didn't probably because the swimming is there..

    I found this on the Exhibition Centre's site:
    'The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre offers a wide range of audio visual and communications technology including voice and data cabling, ISDN and Internet capabilities, a 750 extension PABX system and state-of-the-art fibre optics. All of which are discreetly linked to every area in the entire complex. So you can 'plug in' from any point. '
    'Essential services include single and three-phase power, telephone, fax, computer and communication outlets. Each of the floor pits is fitted with six voice/data jacks that enable voice and data traffic at speeds of up to 10Mb/s, web broadcasting and ISDN. Audio, voice and data cabling also runs throughout the Centre allowing room-end to room-end connectivity.'

    But I think only they're available in the conference rooms and stuff.. Not sure if they offer wireless access in other areas.. Bit of a bummer.. but who knows.. maybe they do..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrBerr
    Haha.. its kinda weird how they're hosting it at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.. well, that's what I heard off a friend.. that's usually where they host conventions and stuff.. Initially, I thought that they'd do it at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, but yeah.. turned out that they didn't probably because the swimming is there..

    I found this on the Exhibition Centre's site:
    'The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre offers a wide range of audio visual and communications technology including voice and data cabling, ISDN and Internet capabilities, a 750 extension PABX system and state-of-the-art fibre optics. All of which are discreetly linked to every area in the entire complex. So you can 'plug in' from any point. '
    'Essential services include single and three-phase power, telephone, fax, computer and communication outlets. Each of the floor pits is fitted with six voice/data jacks that enable voice and data traffic at speeds of up to 10Mb/s, web broadcasting and ISDN. Audio, voice and data cabling also runs throughout the Centre allowing room-end to room-end connectivity.'

    But I think only they're available in the conference rooms and stuff.. Not sure if they offer wireless access in other areas.. Bit of a bummer.. but who knows.. maybe they do..
    nah.. australia doesnt have a chance... england will beat us.. and malaysia..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winex West Can
    The countries which will dominate are the usual (Malaysia - in the Men events and England). When the Games were in Victoria a number of years ago, the field was pretty open but the Malaysians dominated the Men events. Australia will probably have an opportunity to win.
    In the next Commonwealth Games, maybe the Malaysian women can give a good show also. Singapore (Ronald) and Hong Kong (Ng Wei, Wang Chen) will emerge as new contenders. England as always will still have a say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrBerr
    Haha.. its kinda weird how they're hosting it at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.. well, that's what I heard off a friend.. that's usually where they host conventions and stuff.. Initially, I thought that they'd do it at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, but yeah.. turned out that they didn't probably because the swimming is there..

    I found this on the Exhibition Centre's site:
    'The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre offers a wide range of audio visual and communications technology including voice and data cabling, ISDN and Internet capabilities, a 750 extension PABX system and state-of-the-art fibre optics. All of which are discreetly linked to every area in the entire complex. So you can 'plug in' from any point. '
    'Essential services include single and three-phase power, telephone, fax, computer and communication outlets. Each of the floor pits is fitted with six voice/data jacks that enable voice and data traffic at speeds of up to 10Mb/s, web broadcasting and ISDN. Audio, voice and data cabling also runs throughout the Centre allowing room-end to room-end connectivity.'

    But I think only they're available in the conference rooms and stuff.. Not sure if they offer wireless access in other areas.. Bit of a bummer.. but who knows.. maybe they do..
    The next time they hold the Commonwealth Games in England, they should hold badminton in Badminton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulliet
    nah.. australia doesnt have a chance... england will beat us.. and malaysia..
    The strength's would be mixed and ladies singles (if Lenny represents WR 41 ), but going on past results and World rankings no.

    Ladies Singles
    Xing (SIN) WR 20, Li (SIN) WR 29 Gold in 2002 , Hallam (ENG) Wr 7, Silver in 2002 and Bronze 1998 , Popat (INA) WR 30, Bronze in 2002 and Silver in 1998

    Mixed Doubles
    Robertson/Emms (ENG) WR 1, Blair/Mutt WR 7, Shirley/Runstein (NZL) WR 12, Koo/WONG (AML) WR 14, SUPTRA/LI (SIN) WR 15, CLARK/Kellog (ENG) WR 16 , DENNY/WILSON (AUS) WR 22.

    England Gold and Bronze in 2002, Gold, Silver and Bronze in 1998, Malaysia Silver in 2002, New Zealand Bronze in 2002, and Australia bronze in 1998

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcyong
    The next time they hold the Commonwealth Games in England, they should hold badminton in Badminton.
    sigh.. wish i could say australia is going to win every single medal in badminton but yeah.. haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jump_smash
    The strength's would be mixed and ladies singles (if Lenny represents WR 41 ), but going on past results and World rankings no.

    Ladies Singles
    Xing (SIN) WR 20, Li (SIN) WR 29 Gold in 2002 , Hallam (ENG) Wr 7, Silver in 2002 and Bronze 1998 , Popat (INA) WR 30, Bronze in 2002 and Silver in 1998

    Mixed Doubles
    Robertson/Emms (ENG) WR 1, Blair/Mutt WR 7, Shirley/Runstein (NZL) WR 12, Koo/WONG (AML) WR 14, SUPTRA/LI (SIN) WR 15, CLARK/Kellog (ENG) WR 16 , DENNY/WILSON (AUS) WR 22.

    England Gold and Bronze in 2002, Gold, Silver and Bronze in 1998, Malaysia Silver in 2002, New Zealand Bronze in 2002, and Australia bronze in 1998
    Do you think travis and kate wilson smith have a chance of a bronze?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulliet
    Do you think travis and kate wilson smith have a chance of a bronze?...
    Not really, maybe an outside chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcyong
    The next time they hold the Commonwealth Games in England, they should hold badminton in Badminton.
    Oopsss.... is Badminton name of a place in England??!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyet
    Oopsss.... is Badminton name of a place in England??!!!!!!!!!
    Yes, I believe there is a place in England called Badminton...I think that's why they have an annual "Badminton Horse Trials" or some type of showjumping event...

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyet
    Oopsss.... is Badminton name of a place in England??!!!!!!!!!
    Yes, Badminton House is the place where badminton rules were codified.
    It gave its name to the sport.

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