11-04-2008, 02:33 AM #52
But LD made the right decision to focus on OG.His OG gold is probably worth 20 years of winning SSF, judging from what taneepak said about LD's endorsement deals.Smart LD.
11-04-2008, 03:57 AM #53
11-04-2008, 04:01 AM #54
Because of late announcement from BWF and with minimum of 8 SS, many players wont qualify:
He Han bin/Yuyang (only 7 with upcoming HKG and China)
XZB/Zhang Ya wen
Lee Jiman/his partner
Park Sung Hwan
One of Japanese MD
Trust me!! If BWF let this announcement earlier, I am sure China wont split FHF and Cai Yun and will send HHB/YY to denmark ....
I just think it is not fair..................
11-04-2008, 04:22 AM #55
BWF cannot be blamed
BWF cannot be blamed. And the all National Associations know it.
For those who do not know, BWF is trying to follow the IOC (International Olympic Committee).
BWF wanted to remain as an international non-governmental non-profit organisation, but an organiser of Badminton tournament schedules.
BWF informed all National Associations that they wish to have a city to host the SS Finals. The city is to provide a venue for the tournament, accommodation (like an Olympic Village) for players and officials, advertisements/ticket sales for the event, etc...
BWF said they will supply the prize monies of US$500,000.00. But all other incomes/expenses are to be earned/incurred by the host city. It's just like what the IOC do for the Olympics.
Of course, BWF will look at how well the organising skills and the venue condition of previous sporting events held in that city.
We, here in Melbourne, Australia, were given the OK to host the SS Finals. We have the skills and venue to hold it. Unfortunately, because Badminton is not as popular here, we couldn't get enough financial support from sponsors and the government. We estimated that we need to supply US$250,000.00 to hold the event. And we weren't sure that we could recuperate this amount through ticket sales. Eventually, we gave up our wish to host it, only just last week.
Luckily, for us Badminton fans, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, said they would hold the event if Melbourne, Australia, couldn't.
All our problems in holding Badminton tournaments go back to MONEY, not the management or the organising skills.
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11-04-2008, 04:29 AM #56
For example.Tony/Candra declined Copenhagen Master to join SS Final..guess what? no SS final and no Copenhagen for them either...who was to blame? BWF....
Even last year..BWF said that they had sponsor but no host...I said that Jakarta could be the host..guess what? actually they had NO Sponsorship...thats all lies from BWF...even some players gave up about SS Final!!..again,..we will blame BWF...
11-04-2008, 05:34 AM #57
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11-04-2008, 05:40 AM #58
Bottom line is it all comes down to money. If we were tennis, we'd have money all lined up years in advance, and therefore the schedule can be pretty much fixed from much early on.
11-04-2008, 06:23 AM #59
11-04-2008, 09:02 AM #60
But it matters to INA.
The minimum 8 out of 12 SS participation is an excellent rule.Because of that,eg,TH decided to play in Shanghai as well and that certainly jazzes up the tournament.It's one way to ensure there are enough star players in almost all SS.Otherwise why call it Super Series?
In the light of uncertainty of SSF,the sensible choice is to make sure to play in 8 tournaments for insurance.How difficult a decision is that? There should be no dilemma at all.
I don't think Andrew Smith is a bad player when his head is in top form. He troubled Sony endlessly in TC08.
11-04-2008, 09:05 AM #61
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11-04-2008, 10:52 AM #67
Does anybody know who is the sponsor of this SS Finals?
11-04-2008, 10:54 AM #68
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