02-08-2008, 02:29 AM #35
TU Cup Q 2008 Tentative Schedule of PlayTU Cup Q 2008 Tentative Schedule of Play
02-08-2008, 03:05 AM #36
will they show these matches on tv?
02-08-2008, 07:29 AM #37
Poor Cambodia is only able to put up 4 players each for both TC and UC.
And most probably it will be a hard uphill climb for most of them against the more experienced teams.
But still it is a start to gain more experience and to prepare for the future.
02-08-2008, 11:36 AM #38
02-08-2008, 11:47 AM #39
It counts as both european championships and qualification rounds for Thomas/Uber cup.
02-08-2008, 06:07 PM #40
We never had the same thing, two tourneys counted as one, in Asia.
Fact is, we never had an Asian team championships.
02-08-2008, 08:40 PM #41
02-08-2008, 08:45 PM #42
If England wins 4th place in Women's Team Championships, European would have 4 teams for Uber Cup Finals.
02-08-2008, 10:16 PM #43
02-09-2008, 02:37 AM #44
02-09-2008, 03:26 AM #45
Why don't you ask the Malaysian authorities to give Ayu Malaysian citizenship? Then we won't have to contend with her at the badminton stadium and be embarrassed when she kept on cheering Malaysia Boleh when Malaysia meets Singapore, instead of the other way round!
02-09-2008, 11:56 PM #46
Ha. ha. One can looks on Li Li quitting as a blessing to Singapore's Uber Cup team. The Singapore Uber Cup team will be without pressure and teams like Malaysia will be offguard, thinking they are easy meat. Actually, Li Li in the team will also not give Singapore any winning point. She is always a born loser. Always losing. So, my dear friend Singapore, it is a good omen to be without Li Li. Get rid of your burden. It's high time as she never delivers. Her head has swollen so big since she won the Commonwealth Games 2002 Gold Medal that she has never been able to recover. So move on, Singapore. It will be a blessing in disguise.
02-10-2008, 01:15 AM #47
Ayu, let's not jump to conclusions. I've seen many teams who became stronger without a key player at their side. Best case, the Malaysian 1976 Thomas Cup squad who made it to the final without a single top 10 player in their ranks. Or the Indonesian 2000 squad, who beat the strongest ever Danish lineup since the 60s on the way to the title.
With only 3 best Asian Uber Cup teams guaranteed a place, even if Malaysia pass through Singapore (which is NOT guaranteed), there is still JPN, TPE or HK to fight against.
A born loser does not beat the World Champion, twice. Or beat the SEA Games champ, in last year's team competition. I think we owe Li Li more credit than that, although it has to be said that Singapore's women's singles squad performs unevenly the past few years. Probably due to not being sent to many top competitions.
02-10-2008, 01:34 AM #48
Well, since the European qualifier will start off a week before the Asian one, we will practically know if Asian will get 3 or 4 slots in Uber Cup.
Briefly, here are the European Top 8 Women's Team Ranking so far:-
England - 5
Germany - 8
Denmark - 10
Holland - 12
Russia - 13
France - 16
Sweden - 18
Bulgaria - 19
And here are the Top 8 Asian ranking bar China and Indonesia:-
Hong Kong - 2
Japan - 3
Korea - 4
Malaysia - 6
Chinese Taipei - 9
Singapore - 10
Thailand - 13
India - 16
The challenge for the individual player is to rake in as many team points as possible before the end-February cutoff date for the final team rankings.
02-10-2008, 09:06 AM #49
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02-10-2008, 11:29 PM #51
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