View Poll Results: Best of 3 sets vs best of 5 sets
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Best of 3 games
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05-05-2006, 11:36 AM #1
Best of 3 games vs best of 5 games?
Taking the question in isolation, what would you prefer?
Personally, I would like to see a couple more natural breaks in the match to allow for adverts, commentator discussions, closeup of players trying to discuss tactics in the breaks, better shots on the audience.
I believe best of 5 sets allows more potential for comebacks.
You could be losing 0-1, 0-2 or 1-2 and comeback to still win. My vote goes for 5 sets.
I believe this needs sorting out first and only then decide on which points system is going to be chosen.
Last edited by Cheung; 05-05-2006 at 11:39 AM.
05-05-2006, 01:17 PM #2
They are called games in badminton. Sets are in tennis.
05-05-2006, 01:21 PM #3
Thanks for the correction.
05-05-2006, 01:24 PM #4
Is your pool for the 21pts system or the 15pts system?
05-05-2006, 01:37 PM #5
of all the scoring system proposed and tried, i can live with best of 5 games, 9 point system (5x9, not rally points)
05-05-2006, 01:38 PM #6
neither points system apply. The question is simply would you prefer a best of 3 game match or a best of 5 game, irrespective of points system.
Previously the emphasis has been on which scoring system is better. I'm just polling how many games is better.
tennis has 3 set matchs and 5 sets
volleyball best of 5.
table tennis best of 7
05-05-2006, 02:20 PM #7
Originally Posted by CWB001
I believe the same applies to team competitions in tennis, e.g. Davis Cup
05-05-2006, 05:46 PM #8
3 games. 5 games way too long, considering how many matches you would have to play.
05-05-2006, 10:29 PM #9
I'm personally a fan of 5 game matches. It allows much more room for psychological play and long term tatics. As for length, I guess it does seem long for recreational players, but I have no problem playing 2 hours to get those 5 games in.
05-05-2006, 11:12 PM #10
21point x 5set is great. You can ofcourse reduce it to 2 sets or 3 sets for recreational players or for training purposes to allow for more games with different players Ofcourse there is the dilema that games might extend to 300 rallies if they really play to deuces every set and it extends to 5th set But if such an occassion arises, I'd bet everyone would say, "What a game!!" Though Punch Gunalan might disagree
Last edited by Iwan; 05-05-2006 at 11:16 PM.
05-06-2006, 12:53 AM #11
Originally Posted by Iwan
05-06-2006, 02:31 AM #12
I've voted for 5, but in the context of rally point scoring, is it worth considering 7x11 ?
05-06-2006, 05:44 AM #13
3 is too short, it should be same lenght like tennis
05-06-2006, 10:19 PM #14
Originally Posted by CWB001
05-06-2006, 10:26 PM #15
I'd still choose 3 games. I think that most people who catch up do not because of tactics but because of better stamina. I wouldn't really call this fair because people have different levels of stamina and physiques. The mind, I think, is something different though because anyone can train it.
05-06-2006, 10:50 PM #16
Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
that would need 77 points for the total so an increase from 63 (3x21).
5x15 would max at 75 points. So not much difference there.
Advantage of a shorter game is that it gives a player much more credit to having a good run of points that the audience can understand.
Is 7 games better than 5? Looking from table tennis, I'm not so convinced.
05-07-2006, 08:54 AM #17
I love watching badminton matches. Wish it was longer... like tennis matches which i like to watch.
However, when playing, i don't think I can last the 5.
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