Thread: Taufik Hidayat in TO Dec. 27
12-06-2008, 12:51 PM #35
who's showing up from the Canadian squad
12-06-2008, 02:32 PM #36
can't refund it back to OBA?
12-06-2008, 04:03 PM #37
LOL, why so surprised of a no show from TH???? Not his first time nor his last time.
To me, the excuse of staying home for more training is a cop out.
Amazing that all of the sudden he cares about his ranking position??
Does skipping training for a weekend makes that much difference.
12-06-2008, 10:44 PM #38
12-06-2008, 11:14 PM #39
plane trip to and back 3 days, appearance 1 day. Total 4 days, not 1-2 weeks.
12-06-2008, 11:25 PM #40
That referal of the link is only one side story...
Do you want me to talk your CBA and China team???LOL...
How about other china players in the past...committing to attend and did not show up also......
Last edited by huangkwokhau; 12-06-2008 at 11:27 PM.
12-06-2008, 11:28 PM #41
12-07-2008, 12:09 AM #42
Taufik is also very tired from the many tournaments he has recently played and that is also one of the main reasons for him not coming. He will definately be back though in Toronto's Exhibition games in the future as the organizer is a good friend of Hariawan Hariawan.
12-07-2008, 04:28 AM #43
That's too bad..
Last edited by ctjcad; 12-07-2008 at 04:30 AM.
12-07-2008, 11:42 PM #44
I'm not making up excuses for him but it's a possibility. If it is, he should have planned thought of it earlier and planned for it.
12-08-2008, 12:39 AM #45
December 4, 2008, from the Ontario Badminton Association
We regret to inform our Badminton enthusiasts that Taufik Hidayat will be unable to attend the 2008 BITE events due to a conflict in his schedule.
Taufik has added a few international tournaments to his schedule, since he is back on target to becoming the world #1 mens singles player. His commitment to the Indonesian National team requires him to stay with the team to train for the Malaysian Open during this time. He has indicated that he will visit Canada once his international tournament schedule subsides. We wish him the best in all his international tournaments and hope to see him play in Ontario some time soon.
We have selected Engga Setiawan from Indonesia to replace Taufik Hidayat for the 2008 BITE events. Engga has been the #1 junior national team player and now been selected to the national team. He has several national and international Badminton Open wins to his name. Engga will join Hariawan from Indonesia for all the BITE events.
Last edited by cooler; 12-08-2008 at 12:43 AM.
12-08-2008, 12:41 AM #46
blah boring bs. i want my money back
12-08-2008, 06:19 AM #47
why don't they just spring the money for Gade or some other big name instead..>_>...i wouldn't mind having another well known, marketable player instead of an unknown jr...
12-08-2008, 09:05 AM #48
well with such a short notice, it's hard to arrange well-known players. it probably takes 4 or 6 months before any player can be arranged. and the big name players all probably have tournaments to play. but kenneth jonassen is retired! i know he could of came =P but it also counts if u have connections, the organizer of this event probably knew someone from the indo team.
12-08-2008, 09:10 AM #49
12-09-2008, 03:24 AM #50
As a consumer I feel extremely ripped off by badminton birds and marketers of this event. They boasted about Taufik coming in every single one of their newsposts, blogs, advertisements, sellers, and theres even a picture of him on the ticket. He was the prime reason everyone bought the tickets- to see Taufik (once in a lifetime). It's one of the reasons I bought 10 tickets myself and for friends because it was friggin Taufik coming to Canada! Every single place everyone was blabbering about how Taufik would come and the tickets were so worth it, now the person I bought the tickets from won't contact me back and I'm at a loss of money, with these worthless tickets that should be 1/4 of the price if its hendrawan and the canadian national team coming. If you're going to boast about something, sign a contract, get concrete arrangements before bsing yourself to a bunch of sales for an event that would've got 1/5th the turnout without taufik.
12-09-2008, 12:41 PM #51
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