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Thread: Suggestions for the BWF
03-19-2007, 06:04 PM #18Originally Posted by Trang
My point is that its very hard to promote essentially five tournaments (today we run 5 parallell tournaments per event, MS,MD,XD,WS,WD) and I think it is currently unrealistic to expect to get enough airtime to present all five in a good way.
Today we cannot really expect a big sports channel to air between 9 AM to 12 PM covering most matches of a tournament.. so it gets chopped and hard to uninitiated viewers to follow.
It will of course be different wehn badminton is huge on TV.. with its own "badminton Channel" on cable etc :-D
Originally Posted by Trang
The goal would be to get some good coverage on some events and then grow, when tv-ratings allows for more air-time.
Originally Posted by Trang
My thinking about separation is really not because I dislike WD or WS.. It is because I don't think we can go from 0 to 100 in one day.. maybe we need to go to 20, then to 40 and so on...to eventually reach the goal of badminton being bigger than Tennis on TV :-)
03-19-2007, 06:17 PM #19Originally Posted by jamesd20
Special tournaments could and should be held for team-competitions! I don't think Individual events should be about national-team...
I think team-focused events like Thomas-, über- and surdiman- cup is the way to go for team-competitions...
I would like the individual events to be highly individual, and the team events to be all about the team, and team-spirit!!
03-19-2007, 10:40 PM #20
nah... i dun think separating the womens n mens event is a good idea...
03-20-2007, 12:18 AM #21Originally Posted by twobeer
03-20-2007, 04:01 AM #22Originally Posted by twobeer
03-20-2007, 02:31 PM #23
If not mistaken..Originally Posted by CLELY
03-21-2007, 12:09 AM #24Originally Posted by ctjcad
live streaming on every court gives every players a chance to be shown on tv or webcast
i also agree that qualifying rounds is divided into 2 days like swiss open also.hehe.
3 matches in 1 day is too hectic.
more activities involving fans are also great as many badminton fans would want to have a chance to meet or play with the players and sure will attract them to go watch the match.
replays of tournaments are also good especially when there is no tourneys going on.
this will keep the interest of badminton fans up all year round and not only during live tourneys
Last edited by cheeyf; 03-21-2007 at 12:14 AM.
03-21-2007, 10:09 AM #25
Prolly just me, but I always find the little ritual where the players have to shift all their gear from one side of the net to the other between games a bit embarrassing and, frankly, unprofessional. Doesn't happen in tennis where the games take much longer and where there are "official" breaks in play after every two games. Can't we find a better way of doing this?
Every year at the AE I wince in embarrassment at the court moppers - totally inadequate. This needs to be done in a thoroughly professional manner, like in the Swiss Open last week.
Live web streaming - great! I'd be quite happy to pay €10 for an evenings live badminton - pity this service was withdrawn from the recent Swiss Open.
OK - I'm done now!
03-10-2010, 01:44 AM #26
Wednesday March 10, 2010
Oldies Peter-Gade and Taufik lament about the ills in badminton
SHUTTLERS Peter-Gade Christensen and Taufik Hidayat may feel that they are as old as the All-England badminton tournament, which is celebrating its centenary this year.
After all, the Dane and Indonesian have been playing in the tournament for more than a decade. And the two old hands have no qualms about speaking their minds in the hope of bringing changes to the sport.
Christensen, the 1999 All-England champion, wants the World Badminton Federation (BWF) to take a more professional approach to make the sport a lucrative one for the players.
Christensen feels that, apart from the All-England, it’s time for the BWF to up the stakes in Open tournaments.
“I was all game when the Super Series was introduced in 2007. Three years have gone by and the players are still taking home the same amount in prize money. In fact, I have been playing for the last 15 years and nothing much has changed for the players,” said Christensen.
“Except for the All-England, which is professionally run, the players are faced with the same problems pertaining to practice time, warm-up court and transportation.
“I have fully supported the Super Series Mas*ters Finals. Now, they want to introduce the new tier of four major tournaments. I hope that the welfare of the players will be given priority.”
Meanwhile Taufik, the 1999 and 2000 All-England runner-up, has a bone to pick with the youngsters, saying he has given up hope of them taking over from the seniors for now.
“Probably, these new faces will only emerge when Peter, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and I leave the scene one day. This should not be the way,” said Taufik. “They should be driven to beat players like us, who have been there for a long time.”
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