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Thread: Singapore Satellite 2006
08-14-2006, 07:13 AM #18
Btw, anyone has the entry list? Please let us know...
08-14-2006, 07:19 AM #19Originally Posted by yannie
Mai pen rai kha(Welcome)
I think the draw is not out yet.
Soon soon!Cant wait!!
08-18-2006, 03:12 AM #20
Toa Payoh Sports Hall
I've never played at the TPSH although Chew5555 and his kakis are regulars there. So yesterday, I decided to take a trip to TP after work to get acquainted. It is quite far from my office at Raffles Place, unlike the Singapore Badminton Hall which is much closer and this enables me to make more frequent trips there.
TPSH is circular in design, not very big nor tall and is set in the midst of the sports complex comprising the TP Swimming Complex, Singapore Table Tennis Association training centre, TP Stadium and the Sports Council TP office.
My visit coincided with the 2006 National Wushu Championships and it was actually the first time that I had a chance to witness such a competition. The Hall is big enough for 4 badminton courts with room to spare. The ceiling looks a little low and the lights don't seem to be very friendly as they are relatively dim (bad for the camera) and directly overhead. But the seats up in the gallery, though they are more like the less comfortable benches without backs, are quite well spaced out and exudes a breath of warmth when occupied. Movement around the gallery is free and easy.
The most welcomed addition is the airconditioning which contrasted glaringly with the heat and discomfort that a visitor has to bear for long periods at the SB Hall.
Here are some pics. Balance seems to be very important to the wushu exponent. The non-weapon hand is used not only to add beauty to the form and stance but also used to stabilise the body, something that badminton can learn from.
08-18-2006, 04:59 AM #21Originally Posted by magical_phoenix
Serla & Yannie, seriously cant wait SS!! Our very own WC And serla can sms me the result, and i'll post here a.s.a.p cuz SS is during my semester break. i have 10 days for myself, Singapore Satellite and Badminton Central
08-18-2006, 03:40 PM #22
Nice report loh! Yeah the ceiling is indeed low.
08-18-2006, 05:44 PM #23
Thank you for the report and pics, Loh =)
08-18-2006, 06:02 PM #24
The Volkswagon table tennis open tournament is ongoing now at Toa Payoh Sports Hall.
08-18-2006, 06:10 PM #25
Those going to the Toa Payoh sports hall by MRT should alight at Toa Payoh MRT station and take a short walk through the pedestrian mall (HDB Hub). The Toa Payoh sports hall is next to the Toa Payoh swimming complex/Toa Payoh Gardens. If you are interested in getting some badminton equipment, Classic sports/Safra Toa Payoh, is next to the sports hall/stadium.
08-18-2006, 10:56 PM #26Originally Posted by magical_phoenix
08-19-2006, 05:44 AM #27
9 days to the event!!Counting down!!Arggghhh!!!
I think the juniors will feel weird!
Why are they so popular out of a sudden!Hahaha!!
08-19-2006, 09:07 PM #28
Thanks Loh for the report! Can't wait to see everyone there. BadMania, I hope you can come too! I won't be able to come on Wed and Thurs though since my uni schedule is full from morning till night. Other days, I'm free the whole day! Now I can't wait to meet all the Thai juniors too because of Georgina! Tao!!
08-19-2006, 11:28 PM #29Originally Posted by magical_phoenix
Ive school on Monday but I'll rush down after school if there are some interesting matches going on in the night.
Cant wait to meet you too!
Remember to greet them with a "Sawatdii kha" ok?!
P/S:Ive been practising "tao-ism" for slightly more than a year!!
Yannie for a few months yeah?
And Serla have just started it right?!
08-20-2006, 01:33 PM #30Originally Posted by moonsilk
Tao-ism!!! Bounce, bounce and bounce! OMG, animal gathering *faint*
08-20-2006, 11:45 PM #31
Similarity between Wushu and Badminton
I can't help noticing in pic.12 how similar the holding of the Chinese sword by the lady in white, is to that of forehand grip in badminton.
With the non-weapon hand used as a balance, the similarity extends further. But I think by far the more important aspects of Chinese wushu are the footwork and stability, something that the badminton exponent could study further and learn from.
With 'animal-like movements' including jumping, lunging, 'flying', sudden jabbing/dabbing with the peak for birds, diving, etc, for various schools/styles of wushu, this makes it all the more interesting.
08-22-2006, 02:29 AM #32
Anybody with news on when the draw will be out. Hong Kong Open's draw is out and the tournament date is the same as this Satellite.
Perhaps this reflects the difference between the organizers standard of a 5 Star tournament and an A grade satellite???
Hope the draw will be out soon.
08-22-2006, 02:47 AM #33Originally Posted by jug8man
Didn't know that you're also interested in this one. Anyone in particular that you have in mind?
Agree that the SBA is unusually slow in coming out with the draw. Don't know what's holding them up, but I expect it to be out very soon as the competition is on Monday.
08-22-2006, 03:16 AM #34
I'm always interested when Malaysian Back up squad is involved. Especially this time when Singapore will be defending its fort. I expect lots on Singapore entries and see how the Singapore national Program fares.
are Kendrick & Ronald competing or are they opting for the more prestigeous event?
the Borneon BaddyNut
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