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Thread: Singapore Satellite 2006
08-30-2006, 09:27 AM #52Originally Posted by yannie
08-30-2006, 09:29 AM #53Originally Posted by badMania
08-30-2006, 10:14 AM #54
Ok...here's my turn to write about my afternoon at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall. I did not turn up yesterday because I had to settle some personal matters. Therefore, an apology to Loh and Serla for not turning up yesterday.
It was raining cats and dogs since early afternoon and I was lucky to get there when the rain stopped for a while. It was 3pm when I entered the venue and there were matches going on. I took some time to find a good seat and it happened that there was a group of Indonesians there (including Shinta's dad and brother + possibly a badminton coach at a secondary school). We talked about the Indonesian junior players and also the Singaporean players. Shinta's dad even asked me how the Singaporean contingent is doing at the HK Open.
Over at the court, I watched quite a number of doubles matches, most of them won easily by Indonesian pairs. Frans Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya looked quite impressive in their comprehensive defeat of a Vietnamese pair in just 15 mins. They will meet their counterparts Akhsan/Bona Septano in the QF tomorrow. I also caught the thrilling closing stage of the match between Mohd Arif Latif/Vountus Indra Mawan (both looked very very young) who managed to scrape through the quarter-final after a rubber-set victory 23-21, 16-21, 22-20 over the Singapore pair Ricky Widianto/Chayut Triyachart. The Singapore pair was at match point but eventually lost the match!
Next up was WD and MS matches. Both the Indonesian pairs progress through to the quarter-final without breaking a sweat. Nitya Krishinda/Nadya Melati beat a Swiss pair 21-13, 21-10 in 25 mins, while Puspa Shendy/Devi Tika Permatasari also thrashed their Philippines opponent 21-9, 21-8 in just 20 mins. The local pair Vanessa Neo Yu Yan/Shinta Mulia Sari also have no problem beating their Malaysian opponent 21-12, 21-10.
In the MS, the most anticipated match was between Tommy Sugiarto (the no 2 seed) and Chong Wei Feng. Tommy was earlier stretched to 3 sets by a China-born Singapore player and this could have an effect on his performance. He was sluggish in the early stages of the first set and let Chong lead 11-6 at the interval. Slowly, he displayed some good touches and managed to level the scores. It was tight at the closing stages but Tommy managed to win 21-19. The second set was also close but Tommy was in the lead until the score was 17-15 to his advantage. Somehow, Chong managed to get a second wind and snatched the second set 21-17. It was also obvious at this stage that Tommy has run out of gas. It was probably the match with the most towel breaks, almost once for every point since the middle of the second set. The umpire also gave Tommy a yellow card perhaps for requesting towel breaks too many times?. When he lost the second set, I knew that it was all-over for Tommy. He basically gave the rubber set to Chong Wei Feng who won easily 21-8. What a disappointment!
The other exciting matches include the match between Alamsyah Yunus and Indra Bagus. It went to deuce in the rubber set, with both players shouting histerically every time they got a point. Indra Bagus won 22-20 in the exciting rubber game.
The last few matches I watched were the XD and MD. All 4 Indonesian pairs won their XD matches and will meet each other tomorrow. The most impressive pair was perhaps the newly formed Tantowi/Yulianti, who beat the no 1 seed Tan Wee Kiong/Woon Khee Wei 21-14, 21-17. The other 2 matches were mismatches as Yonathan Suryatama/Nadya Melati and Frans Kurniawan/Nitya Krishinda won easily in 20 mins. The last Indonesian pair, Lingga/Devi Tika Permatasari had some problems beating Syed Akhbar Syed Mustakin/Yeow Mie Xie. They were trailing from the very beginning until the opponent reached game point. They managed to come back and force a deuce at 20-20. They took the last 2 points of the set and won 22-20. The second set was also close. They were leading 14-11 before mistakes began to creep in and they found that they were trailing 15-18 in no time. Only at this stage that they came back yet again and won the second set 21-19.
As for WS, I watched only a portion of the match between Maria Kristin Yulianti and Chen Jiayuan. The Indonesian girl won 21-19, 21-16 and will face her compatriot Maria Elfira Christina tomorrow. The match which caught my attention was between Melicia Kurniawan and a Thai girl. And that was because of the Indonesian girl's coach, Liang Chiu Hsia. I was quite surprised to see her in Singapore and apparently, Melicia is one of her protege. The young Indonesian girl won 21-19, 21-13 and she will face Gu Juan tomorrow.
So, that's all from me for now. I am still not sure whether I will go tomorrow evening (matches will start from 5:30pm).
Last edited by badMania; 08-30-2006 at 10:17 AM.
08-30-2006, 10:35 AM #55
Hi badMania, we really missed you yesterday. I was too tired to go today after standing up most of the time at the mini stadium and it was raining as well. But tomorrow's timing after office hours will suit me better and I hope you can make it too. Wonder whether Serla and Georgina will show up?
08-30-2006, 12:25 PM #56
yeah, I will definitely show up! Hahaha. Wah, so nice that I'll see u again! Take more nice pics ok!? Tomorrow very heavy day, I mean my bags are heavy with all the textbooks. Coming directly from uni after class.
08-31-2006, 01:52 AM #57
Chong Wei Feng vs Liew Daren
Hmm..should i support Chong Wei Feng or Liew Daren..
I'll go for Daren Jia You Daren! Daren Boleh!
I know magical_phoenix will go for Wei Feng
Yannie? Pick one now..
08-31-2006, 01:57 AM #58
Yeah!I will go today too!
See you guys around this evening ok!!
08-31-2006, 04:28 AM #59Originally Posted by erin_hakkinen
Who will I support I think you do know already...*FAINT*
08-31-2006, 05:03 AM #60
I am off to watch the Satelitte now. So, see you guys at TPSH!
08-31-2006, 12:38 PM #61
Liew Dare???dont know him....anyone have his pic
08-31-2006, 10:47 PM #62
More pics from the tournament
08-31-2006, 11:25 PM #63
Anyone knows what time the finals will start on Saturday?
08-31-2006, 11:27 PM #64Originally Posted by emms626
and..it's Liew DareN, not Liew Dare
He's in the Top 3 of MJ with Lim Kenn and Tan Chun Seang.
Last edited by erin_hakkinen; 08-31-2006 at 11:30 PM.
09-01-2006, 02:35 AM #65
thanks 4 telling.............erin hakkinen
09-02-2006, 12:40 AM #66Originally Posted by hcyong
09-03-2006, 04:48 PM #67
Thanks for the pics Serla and Loh. =)
Wish Erin and I could be there too................... so so so much!
09-04-2006, 01:19 AM #68Originally Posted by yannie
Never mind.. KL 2007. Save enough money!!!
*faint* I think I need to post more pics of Feng Feng in Singapore Satellite.. He was looking for them but couldnt find he said... Loh, if you have some more, please post
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