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03-27-2008, 04:21 AM #1
Finnish International Challenge 2008
2 heavy-weight pairs in MD have withdrawn: Matthias Boe/Carsten Mogensen and Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard Hansen.
That will pave the way for Fran Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya (ranked 48) for another successful European tourney perhaps? They only have Tim Dettmann/Johannes Schoettler (ranked 30, beaten before), Wouter Claes/Frederic Mawet (ranked 37, beaten before) and Jacob Chemnitz/Mikkel Delbo Larsen (ranked 39, beaten before) ranked above them.
Men's Singles: Ari Yuli Wahyu Hartanto, Dynonisius Hayom Rumbaka (Q), Wisnu Haryo Putro (Q)
Men's Doubles: Fran Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya
Women's Singles: Maria Elfira Christina, Sylvinna Kurniawan, Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari
Women's Doubles: Meiliana Jauhari/Shendy Puspa Irawati
Mixed Doubles: Fran Kurniawan/Shendy Puspa Irawati
03-27-2008, 08:30 AM #2
any MAS players invovlve??
03-27-2008, 08:37 AM #3
03-27-2008, 09:20 AM #4
kbh???? i tot tat guy oredy disappeared 4 quit sometime.......
03-28-2008, 06:45 AM #5
Yup, badMania... Fran-Rendra should now be seeded #4 and can very well become the Finnish Challenge champion!
In the WS draw, looks like it is an open field for Li Wenyan, Jang Soo Young, and the 3 INA WS [Pipin, Sylvi, Fira] to dominate this tournament...
The MS draw also looks pretty open for Wahyu, Hayom, Wisnu... But I think Wahyu will perform best... [unless he runs out of steam from playing many matches in Poland]... Hayom and Wisnu gets a lot of rest and practice time in Poland while preparing themselves for a good performance in Finland...
03-28-2008, 07:57 AM #6
kuan beng hong has also participate in polish open ~ olidy advance to 2nd round
03-28-2008, 08:57 PM #7
Yup, Fran Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya are seeded 4th now.
R16: vs possibly Christian John Skovgaard/Christian Larsen
QF: vs possibly Matthew Honey/Martyn Lewis
SF: vs possibly Tim Dettmann/Johannes Schoettler  or the pair who beat them yesterday Adam Cwalina/Wojciech Szkudlardcyzk
F: vs possibly Wouter Claes/Frederic Mawet  or Jacob Chemnitz/Mikkel Delbo Larsen 
03-28-2008, 09:03 PM #8
A bad draw for the WS players (except for Maria Elfira)
Anna Rice  vs Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari
Jang Soo Young  vs Slyvinna Kurniawan
Kristina Ludikova vs Maria Elfira Christina
Ari Yuli Wahyu Hartanto vs Jurgen Koch -- a relatively tough draw too.
Wisnu Haryo Putro might face Taufiq Akbar Hidayat for a place in the main draw.
Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka has a chance to progress to main draw if he can beat Kristian Nielsen in the second round and possibly an English player in the last round.
03-28-2008, 09:18 PM #9
Sylvinna beat Jang Soo Young twice in Malaysia & Macau
03-28-2008, 09:34 PM #10
- Anna Rice is quite beatable by Pipin... We shall see...
- I'm not worried about our MS. They should do fine in Finland, actually...
- XD draw is good for Fran-Shendy. WD draw is good for Mel-Shendy...
03-28-2008, 09:37 PM #11
03-28-2008, 10:26 PM #12
04-01-2008, 05:56 PM #13
good luck friends..... and you know who you are........ hehe........
04-02-2008, 06:18 AM #14
04-03-2008, 10:19 AM #15
Wisnu is almost through to the main rounds
Wisnu is through to his last qualification game after winning 2 in a row this morning:
Wisnu Haryo Putro[INA] -[FIN] Markus Heikkinen 21-17 21-17, 22 min
Wisnu Haryo Putro[INA] -[FIN] Aki Kananen 21-18 21-16, 28 min
His last match is going to be against the winner of Taufik Hidayat Akbar of INA vs. Emil Vind of DEN...
Last edited by Krisna; 04-03-2008 at 10:22 AM.
04-03-2008, 10:45 AM #16
Kasper Nielsen has beaten Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka in the second qualifying round. Meanwhile, Taufiq Akbar Hidayat will face Wisnu Haryo Putro for a place in the Main Draw.
04-03-2008, 10:53 AM #17
Wisnu will face Taufik Akbar later today...
Hayom just lost to Kristian Nielsen... Ouch...
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