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01-28-2008, 09:45 AM #1
Asian Zone Qualifying Rounds
TEAMS Which has been registered for entries
1. Vietnam (Host) (Seeded)
2. MAS (Seeded)
3. Korea (Seeded)
4. Japan (Seeded)
7. Hong Kong
9. Chinese Taipei
13. Sri Lanka
They will be divided into 4 Groups; with the Seeded team being separated.
ONLY THE GROUP WINNERS WILL BE ADVANCED TO THE FINALS IN JKT
Last edited by samuel882; 01-28-2008 at 09:49 AM.
01-28-2008, 09:48 AM #2
UBER CUP ENTRIES
1. VIETNAM (Seeded)
2. KOREA (Seeded)
3. HONG KONG (Seeded)
4. JAPAN (Seeded)
6. CHINESE TAIPEI
10. SRI LANKA
Same rules apply as in Thomas cup
01-28-2008, 10:06 AM #3
01-28-2008, 10:19 AM #4
01-28-2008, 06:38 PM #5
So, Thailand, Chinese-Taipei, Singapore and Hong Kong better pray that they are in the same group as Vietnam then in the Thomas Cup.
Similarly, Thailand, Chinese-Taipei and Singapore will hope to be in the same group as Vietnam in the Uber Cup.
01-28-2008, 06:46 PM #6
Thailand might have a chance against Japan or Korea....Well not Korea cos they are too strong but I think THA can take 2 points against Japan..Bonsak and Sudket may take it or possibly 2nd singles is all to fight for...
Singapore also have a fighting chance against Japan...Well
01-28-2008, 11:06 PM #7
Confimed entries for team KOREA
1. Lee Hyun Il
2. Park Sung Hwan
3. Shon Seung Mo
Reserved Single : Lee Cheol Ho
1. Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae
2. Lee Jae Jin/Hwang Ji Man
3. Cho Gun Wo/Hang Sang Hoon
01-28-2008, 11:08 PM #8
Quite surprise to see Cambodia entries in Both Thomas & Uber Cup
02-01-2008, 03:03 AM #9
02-01-2008, 03:26 AM #10
Chinese-Taipei has been surprising as well with their 2 MDs. However, Singapore should have a higher chance of beating them in the Singles and at least 1 Doubles.
02-01-2008, 04:37 AM #11
Korea/MAS/JAPAN should be one class above the rest.
There is only one place to fight for among THA/SIN/Chinese Taipei
Much will be depends on who were they draw in the group
I am sure one of them will get Vietnam for their company in same group.
The other 2 Teams must pray for hard luck which they be groupped against the above Giant 3.
02-01-2008, 06:20 AM #12
how come china not listed???
02-01-2008, 06:25 AM #13
02-01-2008, 06:40 AM #14
02-01-2008, 06:41 AM #15
Latest released WR; Lee HI moved up to 14, still two rank below Park SH.
He will surely be the 2nd singles in Korea Lines-Up
02-03-2008, 07:18 PM #16
Badminton/Thomas Cup Asia Zone Qualifying Round: BWF reduces number of qualifiers to three
By Ajitpal Singh
04 February, 2008
IN an about turn the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to reduce the number of qualifiers for the Uber Cup Asia Zone Qualifying event in Vietnam on Feb 19-24 from four automatic slots to three. According to BWF, the decision to amend was made after taking into consideration that Asian countries, namely defending champions China and hosts Indonesia, were already featuring in the Finals on May 11-18.
The amendment is allowed under the BWF constitution.
However, the team finishing fourth in the Uber Cup Asia Qualifiers will still have a chance to make the Finals as they will be compared to the fourth-placed team from the European zone.
The team with the higher ranking as at Feb 27, will advance to the Finals.
Several representatives from competing countries who attended the draw in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, were caught off-guard by the change.
BA of Malaysia (BAM) general manager Kenny Goh said he was unaware of the change. However, he said BAM will accept the decision.
Meanwhile, BWF events and development manager M. Venugopal claimed the BWF decided to reduce the number of automatic slots to Asia in a meeting months ago.
Venugopal added that the BWF also decided to maintain the number of Thomas Cup Asia Zone qualifiers to four.
The Thomas Cup Qualifying event will also be held in Vietnam on Feb 19-24.
02-03-2008, 07:22 PM #17
also from NST
Badminton/Thomas Cup Asia Zone Qualifying Round: Easy draw for Malaysia
By Ajitpal Singh
04 February, 2008
MALAYSIA could not have anticipated an easier group when the draw for the Thomas Cup Asia Zone Qualifying round in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Feb 19-24 was made in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Malaysia, the top seeds, were drawn in Group A together with Taiwan, the Philippines and minnows Cambodia.
The semi-finalists qualify for the Finals and with a favourable draw, Malaysia should confirm their berth.
The Finals will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 11-18.
The Uber Cup team, which will be led by Wong Mew Choo, were also handed a good draw but the pressure will be on them to finish among the top three to qualify automatically for the Finals, also in Jakarta.
The men's team, led by World No 2 Lee Chong Wei, should top their group with ease.
Barring any major upsets, Malaysia will likely face India, who will be led by last year's World Championships' quarter-finalist Anup Sridhar, in the last eight.
The India encounter could prove to be tricky as World No 15 Wong Choong Hann and World No 24 Hafiz Hashim have been erratic lately.
Reigning All-England champions Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah are expected to be the two choices for Malaysia in the doubles.
If Malaysia prevail against India, they next meet either Hong Kong or Singapore in the semi-finals and then a most likely encounter against South Korea in the final.
South Korea, the second seeds, have been drawn in Group B with Singapore and Vietnam while third seeds Japan are in Group C with India and Pakistan.
Group D consists of fourth seeds Hong Kong, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Macau.
China, as defending champions and hosts Indonesia, will not be competing in the qualifiers.
National chief coach Yap Kim Hock said Malaysia's main objective is to make the semi-finals to gain qualification to the Finals.
"The other objective is for the players to gain ranking points for the Beijing Olympic Games qualification," said Kim Hock yesterday.
"We are not thinking about winning the event at the moment. There will be no advantage if we win as the seeding in the Finals will be based on individual rankings."
Meanwhile, in the Uber Cup, the BWF decision to reduce the number of automatic spots from four to three could spell trouble for Malaysia.
Malaysia, the third seeds, should top Group Z by beating India, the only other team in the group.
However, they face a crunch match against Singapore in the quarter-finals. The last time the teams met, Singapore beat Malaysia 3-0 in the semi-finals of the Korat Sea Games.
On that occasion, Malaysia were without Wong Mew Choo and doubles specialists Chin Eei Hui.
Should Malaysia advance, they meet either Japan or Thailand in the semi-finals.
Kim Hock admitted that the BWF decision to reduce automatic spots have made it tougher for Malaysia to qualify for the Uber Cup Finals.
"However, I'm confident the women's team will pull through and make the top three," he said.
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