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08-30-2006, 02:14 AM #52Originally Posted by cooler
08 August 2006
By JONATHAN MILLMOW
Daniel Shirley will put thoughts of retirement in the background for a few hours tonight when New Zealand clash with Singapore in a badminton test in Palmerston North.
The world-class doubles player has lost both his mixed and men's partners this year and he admits it has forced him to weigh up his options.
Shirley and Sara Runesten Petersen were ranked as high as No 8 in the world but Runesten Petersen has retired and returned to Denmark.
His men's partner, John Gordon, has only just started hitting again after damaging an Achilles tendon in February and time is against him being sharp enough for next month's world championships in Madrid.
"It is a tough situation to be in at the moment," Shirley said. "Since the Commonwealth Games I've been deciding what to do with my badminton. I gave myself a couple of months to make a decision but it's been so hard because it's been such a big part of my life.
"I need to make a decision pretty soon."
Shirley, 27, is full of praise for his new partners, Renee Flavell in the mixed doubles and Craig Cooper in the men's. However, the facts remain he may struggle to be as competitive overseas with them. Shirley and Flavell won a tournament in Australia a fortnight ago but struggled with a tough draw in the New Zealand Open last weekend.
Shirley expects New Zealand to test a weakened Singapore tonight and in the following two tests, in Wellington on Thursday and Auckland on Friday. Singapore's top women's singles player Li Li and top men's doubles exponent Hendri Saputra both returned home yesterday.
Meanwhile, New Zealand is expected to host next year's world junior championships.
They are likely to be held in November at Trust Stadium in Waitakere.
"It's looking good but we don't want to speak too soon," Badminton New Zealand boss Peter Dunne said.
08-30-2006, 03:47 AM #53Originally Posted by ctjcad
08-30-2006, 04:40 AM #54
Hey red and Cheung, thanks for the pics!!!!
They are really nice! Keep it up!
08-30-2006, 04:47 AM #55
Thank you for all the super nice pics!!! Love them so much!! Two exciting tournaments at the same time.. HK Open and Cheers Asian Satellite
08-30-2006, 05:16 AM #56Originally Posted by Cheung
Last edited by Tanqueray; 08-30-2006 at 05:19 AM.
08-30-2006, 08:15 AM #57
got mew choo`s photo??????
08-30-2006, 09:48 AM #58Originally Posted by Tanqueray
08-30-2006, 10:18 AM #59Originally Posted by badMania
Originally Posted by Scott Kam
Are the corners dark? If so, it's should only be the 1st and 3rd shots with our HK player. I think those were with the 17-55/2.8 USM
Except the time when Spitko is being told off by the umipre. I cropped that one and the 4th shot. I can't really notice any light fall off in any of the other shots.Originally Posted by twdc08
08-30-2006, 10:24 AM #60
Red, what beautiful pics you've taken! Thanks for sharing with us. Can you give some hints as to how you took them? Did you use manual or program mode? What are your settings. And what make of camera and lens? I confess I'm asking too much already!
08-30-2006, 11:16 AM #61Originally Posted by badMania
He is still with KLRC... i think he is just giving some pointers to Andrew Smith.
08-30-2006, 11:34 AM #62Originally Posted by Loh
Those pictures were taken with a Canon 20D with 70-200mm F2.8L, 50mm F1.4, 17-40mm F4L. I was using manual mode all the time and shooting in continues mode. Meanwhile, I set the AF mode to "One shot". I prefer using "One shot" to "AI Servo" when shooting baddy pictures. But with that AF mode. My right hand index finger would be very busy!
08-30-2006, 12:30 PM #63Originally Posted by Jessica
If it's T. Gunawan and C. Wijaya partnering up, then it's USA & INA...
Both pairs don't have "1 country representation"..
08-30-2006, 12:32 PM #64Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
08-30-2006, 12:57 PM #65Originally Posted by ctjcad
When he gets to near court, he'll use the 50 or the 17-40 lens. 70-200 that close by would be difficult to use. It's not like during one match he'll be running up and downstairs 10 times. Mind you, if he could do that, then I would think he would be able to chase the shots I give him when we play together hehe
08-30-2006, 01:01 PM #66
More from day 2. sorry it took so long!
Any LCW fans out there?
08-30-2006, 01:05 PM #67
Another European country. This girl looks like the actress from "Shameless"! Anybody watch that comedy?
for the 3rd pic, this guy is not happy about a line call (and losing to Zhnag YaWen)
08-30-2006, 01:09 PM #68
Another country, another continent. To a couple of world champions!
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