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    Hi - not nine matches, nine games - the ABL Speed Game takes about 9 to 12 minutes to play - an ABL Pro Match is finished in less than two hours

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    This sounds like its going to be competing witht he Danish League system. If you can get more money surely you will draw the players. Probably not as many Chinese players though, they seem to never leave China.... Heard XXZ was thinking about leaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgobbie

    LazyBuddy mentioned that the schedule would be hard for people who work - the ABL Professional League will be for world ranked players who travel the world to play tournaments, it's not a recreational league - as for the money, team owners must purchase a franchise, and that money goes directly into the prize money pool - we are working on getting sponsors to help with other league expenses, such as travel

    LazyBuddy asked how the players are selected - this is a professional league, and as all pro leagues do, there will be a draft in the spring of 2008 - usually in a draft there is a Draft Order, and this will be determined (in the first year) by the order in which team owners purchase teams - in other words, if you are the first person to purchase a team, you will get the first pick in the draft - remember, many of the players in the draft will be from other countries
    I know this is the pro league, and the intention is to get all "pros" under the belt. However, recruiting well known pros (e.g. world ranking top 20 or better) require $$$ and usually those are packed with training, activities and tournies. The result, we might need to make up the spots by using local players or regional players, especially at the first few years.

    Somehow, I think ppl might be even more interested to come to watch well known local legends rather than less known international pros. Never to metion, if you want to draw sponsors (mostly, local / domestic business), they might believe the local well knowns can promote their business much better than a less known pro who's not even living here.

    Therefore, my questions listed in previous posts still exist, more applying how to get the compeitive local/regional level players to participate the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    I know this is the pro league, and the intention is to get all "pros" under the belt. However, recruiting well known pros (e.g. world ranking top 20 or better) require $$$ and usually those are packed with training, activities and tournies. The result, we might need to make up the spots by using local players or regional players, especially at the first few years.

    Somehow, I think ppl might be even more interested to come to watch well known local legends rather than less known international pros. Never to metion, if you want to draw sponsors (mostly, local / domestic business), they might believe the local well knowns can promote their business much better than a less known pro who's not even living here.

    Therefore, my questions listed in previous posts still exist, more applying how to get the compeitive local/regional level players to participate the league.
    The logistics of getting the top players in the would be tough as well. They play internationally 1-2 tournaments a month for a week per tournament. If there is enough money though, they would come.

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    Probably using 'local legends' would be more beneficial to popularizing the sport in North America than importing pros, as well.

    Likely better for long-term profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwood_13
    Probably using 'local legends' would be more beneficial to popularizing the sport in North America than importing pros, as well.

    Likely better for long-term profit.
    The local legends is the necessary way, as there's no enough attraction for the well known pros to participate, at least, not at the beginning.

    However, with lackness of tournament results and difficulties to participating (never to metion the political issues in between different groups and clubs), it's very hard to determine who should be invited.

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    Lazy Buddy - now I see what you mean, and I agree 100% - that is what the World Team Tennis (WTT) league has done for years - not all the current stars play WTT, so they will find lesser known players, with at least one Marquee Player and/or local star on each team - many times, the Marquee Players are legends who have come out of retirement to play in the league - for example, Pete Sampras played this year for Newport Beach (he lives nearby), and in the past Monica Seles, Boris Becker, Tracy Austin have played once their tournament careers were over

    I also agree that there needs to be a local player on each team to create interest - Howard Bach, for instance, would be an ideal person to play on the San Francisco team

    and, you are right about getting people to play in the league, especially if they may have gone on to get jobs after their tournament careers finished - that's why we want to keep it to a two week or three week league, in case a former top player wants to play but now has a job - hopefully, that person would be able to schedule his or her vacation time around that league - Kevin Han would be a good example of someone like that

    There's also the questions of when is the best time of the year to do this - I had originally thought that immediately before or immediately after the US Open would be the best time, since there are some international players in the US at the time - however, when looking at the schedule, the US Open seems to be sandwiched in between the Worlds and the Japan Open

    The best months for the ABL would be June, July or August, from a facility availability point of view - since only one court is needed, high schools or colleges could be rented, and they are not that busy during the summer months - let me know your thoughts on when you think the best time of year would be

    also, when you get a chance, please go the the ABL web site, select Professional League, select Match Rules, and at the bottom of that page select Example Match - I recently edited this page: please let me know if it makes sense, and what your thoughts are on the format

    www.americanbadmintonleague.com


    thanks for your suggestions, I am finding them helpful!

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    You guys all SUCK

    I have been talking about a league/team competitions and no one has said a single thing about it. (except for Donn!! )

    Here is link.

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=37231

    Of course I was not thinking about somthing as big as the entire U.S.

    Don Good LUCK!!!
    Personally, I think USA Badminton should be supporting small local leagues instead of one big one. But again Good Luck. Also, do the best you can to be prepaired for lawsuits, because if you don't set it up right, you will be open.

    I am probably going to get flamed for this, but WHAT ABOUT MY POSTS????

    Toddster

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddster
    I am probably going to get flamed for this, but WHAT ABOUT MY POSTS????
    Flame! Flame! Flaaaaaaaaaaame!

    We're still waiting for you to come back to SGVBC to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Flame! Flame! Flaaaaaaaaaaame!

    We're still waiting for you to come back to SGVBC to play.
    he he I can't compete there. Plus I need to get in a different kind of shape before I can compete there (other than round, because Round is a SHAPE!).

    Seriously, I need to better develop my quads, hamstrings, and core muscle groups (midsection) before I can play at SGVBC (my knees are bugging me these days also{damn getting old sucks}). I know SGVBC is a good place to play at, but when I was in better shape (than I am now), my back always hurt after playing at SGVBC (I must admit that I have always had back problems, too much diving as a goalie in soccer).

    I will Private Message you with more questions DinkAlot. I knew someone would flame me, it just figgures it would be DinkAlot (just kidding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddster
    he he I can't compete there. Plus I need to get in a different kind of shape before I can compete there (other than round, because Round is a SHAPE!).

    Seriously, I need to better develop my quads, hamstrings, and core muscle groups (midsection) before I can play at SGVBC (my knees are bugging me these days also{damn getting old sucks}). I know SGVBC is a good place to play at, but when I was in better shape (than I am now), my back always hurt after playing at SGVBC (I must admit that I have always had back problems, too much diving as a goalie in soccer).

    I will Private Message you with more questions DinkAlot. I knew someone would flame me, it just figgures it would be DinkAlot (just kidding).

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    I bet it's because of the college food (well lack of good food) you've had to experience. Just admit that you had chips instead of the nasty pasta =P But seriously about back problems, go try doing yoga once a week, it does wonders for it and if your man enough try ballet for those legs while strengthening your back. My doctor told me that I need to do excercises that have more of a fluid motion to help my back strain and joint pains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dummey
    I bet it's because of the college food (well lack of good food) you've had to experience. Just admit that you had chips instead of the nasty pasta =P But seriously about back problems, go try doing yoga once a week, it does wonders for it and if your man enough try ballet for those legs while strengthening your back. My doctor told me that I need to do excercises that have more of a fluid motion to help my back strain and joint pains.
    LOL Dummey, if you knew how old we were and how heavy we were...

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    Default American Badminton League to debut 2009

    Found this news on Anna Rice's site where she described receiving an email invite to join the upcoming American Badminton League!

    Let's see if it would come to fruition! I hoped so!

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    Hmmm, I wonder who the sponsors are. Seems ambitious for such a small prize pool (in terms of $$). Nevertheless, I hope seeds can be sowed for bigger and better things.

    A small aside, you think they could have come up with a more original logo. UGH!

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    sounds really good. hopefully a step towards growing club/league popularity like in europe and asia. i wish ottawa would have one so i can watch the matches xD

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    haha funny i was just reading about that earlier on her website as well, wonder in the future when it kicks off which other cities will be among the 1st to join as well as which players will be representing the currently listed ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winex West Can View Post
    Found this news on Anna Rice's site where she described receiving an email invite to join the upcoming American Badminton League!

    Let's see if it would come to fruition! I hoped so!
    ..this league was first posted in this thread, below, in 2006:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=39138

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