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07-31-2006, 02:12 AM #1
What Can be Expected At the Korean Open
The Korean Open promises to be a tournament worth watching because whoever wins will gain a lot of respect for the coming World Championship.
It should be star-studded because I cannot imagine any country not sending their top players to this tournament to be ready for the World Championship the following month.
As such, everyone who is anyone will be there. The likes of LD, LCW, CJ, CY, CH, PG, TH, Boonsak, LYI, and more will fight for the title prior to becoming World Champion.
The style of play would be fast, hard running, and lots of smashes. No one would give this game away -- they would want to prime themselves up. Players like Chen Jin, Chen Yu are all peaking at the right time --- they are the players to reckon with in Badminton. These players showed us that they can mix it with LD and LCW in terms of speed and footwork, besides skills in power smashing and neat dropshots.
LD obviously took a rest to be prepared for this, and many thought LCW should have too (but maybe he did by his fast exit). And did PG also read the game plan and decided for a fast exit ? Will Chen Jin continue with his winning way against these top players at the Korean Open ?
One thing is very clear : you need to play at your top in the KO. If not, don't bother to turn up or your reputation will be tarnished !
07-31-2006, 06:34 AM #2
yeah, it should be a good platform just before the WC. have any of the countries confirmed their entries yet?
07-31-2006, 09:30 AM #3
I think most countries would send their reps. This is a 6* blue ribbon event. If they don't send, then it ought to be something wrong.
08-01-2006, 04:08 AM #4
Is there any prizemoney for 3rd, 4th and 5th ? Or is it strictly 1st and 2nd price only ?
08-01-2006, 04:09 AM #5
Really shouldn't they have some money for Semi Finalists ?
08-01-2006, 04:26 AM #6
if you ask me, top performers will not be concentrated in korea open, as HK open is also around the clock, and both are 6 stars tournament...
poor arrangement if you ask me
08-01-2006, 04:27 AM #7Originally Posted by X Ball
Well, as in all matches, some will win, some will lose, no matter who you are and how well-prepared. Lady Luck also plays a part. There is only one champion in any event.
There shouldl be no excuse for those who lose. There is no such thing as giving away points and giving away matches. So please don't come up with lame excuses on behalf of your idols and accept the fact that the winner is a better player on the day!
(Not sure though if teammates should meet from the QF onwards, whether the higher ranked player will concede to allow his compatriot to score more points for the WC?)
Really keen to know which of the world's best will be participating. I'm sure some need NOT to participate to score additional points just so that they can enter the WC.
Last edited by Loh; 08-01-2006 at 04:30 AM.
08-01-2006, 04:47 AM #8
We can expect the Koreans to do well in this tournament.
08-01-2006, 05:44 AM #9
Yes, certainly the Koreans will give of their best on home ground, but to win a title, it may be a gigantic task if the world's best decide to converge here.
It will be much different from the recently-concluded Thailand Open, where the Korean players excelled!
08-01-2006, 07:54 AM #10Originally Posted by X Ball
MS - 20,000
WS - 17,250
WD - 15,250
XD - 15,250
MD - 18,000
Even if they gave the same prize money to the runners-up (which they don't) that would still only total 171,500. In fact, all the runner-up cheques I've seen in the photos say US$10,000 including the runner-up in the top-dollar event - men's singles. Even if they gave US$10,000 to all 5 runners-up and all ten semi-finalists, the total would still be only US$235,000 so obviously the quarter-finalists get prize money.
08-01-2006, 08:13 AM #11Originally Posted by hydrocyanic
As for the ranking incentive, someone will likely do the math but players like Zhang Ning or Lin Dan may be assured of keeping their top 2 spots even if they don't play in Korea or Hong Kong so they might keep resting. The players lower in the top 10 should be hungry come late August.
Some will inevitably choose one over the other. Korea offers slightly more prize money. Hong Kong is a more international city. Korea's home court advantage is more likely to produce winners than Hong Kong's because of the strength of Korea's contenders. Playing Korea instead of Hong Kong gives you one extra week of rest before the WC. Korea may have more of a reputation for biased line judging. Tough call.
I hope that there will again be strong contingents from Malaysia and Indonesia. We usually get a vibrant cheering section for these teams and that injects a lot of energy into the atmosphere of the hall.
08-01-2006, 07:50 PM #12Originally Posted by event
08-01-2006, 09:22 PM #13
I think it would not be too long before we see top players being paid appearance money to play -- this is the case with golf, athletics, tennis.
Then I would like to be an agent for LCW. LOL
08-01-2006, 10:21 PM #14Originally Posted by X Ball
08-02-2006, 05:24 AM #15Originally Posted by armortec800
08-02-2006, 10:31 PM #16Originally Posted by Loh
08-03-2006, 10:55 AM #17Originally Posted by event
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