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04-10-2009, 01:44 AM #103
Act your age rather than your shoe size.
04-10-2009, 01:51 AM #104
04-10-2009, 02:31 AM #105
04-10-2009, 02:39 AM #106
04-10-2009, 03:41 AM #107
Please be reminded that this thread is about World Rankings
Last edited by chris-ccc; 04-10-2009 at 03:46 AM.
04-10-2009, 12:31 PM #108
Using PM for matters not related to thread's topic
george@chongwei ... Thank you for using PM for matters not related to this thread's topic.
It wasn't long ago when a thread was locked because our BCers were posting in that 'Badminton Tournaments' thread; How good or poor in the English language our Badminton Central members are?
04-10-2009, 12:51 PM #109
Unless of course, a) he finds the draw more favourable for him as WR#1
b) the sponsors have made changes to his contract that rewards for WR#1 for XXX months/years is more.
04-10-2009, 01:34 PM #110
To check what our worldwide BCers think
It is not that LCW remaining as WR#1 is important to me.
Our Badminton players and I had a discussions at makan after one of our club sessions. Many of our players are Malaysians. We started talking about whether LCW can remain as World No.1 until the next Olympic Games.
So I created this thread to check what our worldwide BCers think.
04-10-2009, 07:02 PM #111
Is Chen Long the newest rising star from China?
The 2009 Badminton Asia Championships is at its Semi-Finals stage today, Saturday 11-Apr-2009.
The Mens Singles semi-finalists are:
* Bao Chunlai (CHN) [seeded 4]
* Sasaki Sho (JPN) [seeded 9]
* Du Pengyu (CHN) [not seeded]
* Chen Long (CHN) [not seeded]
In our earlier posts, we were asking if Chen Long is the newest rising star from China.
After this tournament, we shall see if Du Pengyu can do better Chen Long, and also if Bao Chunlai can manage to remain high above these 2 young guns.
04-10-2009, 08:53 PM #112
20 years or so from now, people aint gonna be talking about so and so was WR1 for so and so period. People remember great shuttlers by the major titles they won. Or else we may as well conclude the Harlem Globetrotters as the best basketball team out there.
04-11-2009, 12:37 AM #113
Let's talk about World Rankings and not about winning major titles
This thread is not talking about Lee Chong Wei wanting to be remembered as a great shuttler.
However, if LCW could achieve staying ranked as World No.1 until the 2012 Olympic Games, then we would remember him as a great shuttler who could retain his World No.1 for a lengthy period of time. But many BCers have already posted, stating doubts that he could achieve it.
Talking about great past players, I wonder if we are thinking along these lines?
Best player ........ One who has won major titles and who has been ranked World No.1
Better player ...... One who has won major titles or who has been ranked World No.1
Average player ... One who has not won major titles and who has not been ranked World No.1
However, I would like us to stay on topic, that is to talk about the World Rankings and not about the winning of major titles.
04-11-2009, 04:29 AM #114
A true WR1 has major titles.
By stating the need for LCW to have some major titles tucked away to compliment his WR1 is not straying off topic because any WR1 should have em' major titles to justify their #1 ranking.
As for great players in the past, they are in the great category because of the titles they won, major ones.
04-11-2009, 04:35 AM #115
2009 Badminton Asia Championships: Can Chen Long defeat Bao Chunlai at the Finals?
The MS Semi-Finals results at the 2009 Badminton Asia Championships today, Saturday, April 11
Bao Chunlai  [CHN] defeated [JPN] Sasaki Sho  22-20, 21-10 in 35 mins
Chen Long [CHN] defeated [CHN] Du Pengyu 21-16, 28-26 in 61 mins
BTW, here are their current World Rankings:
12 ..... Bao Chunlai (CHN) [seeded 4]
31 ..... Sasaki Sho (JPN) [seeded 9]
100 ... Chen Long (CHN) [not seeded]
146 ... Du Pengyu (CHN) [not seeded]
Can Chen Long defeat Bao Chunlai at the Finals tomorrow?
04-11-2009, 04:48 AM #116
04-11-2009, 05:47 AM #117
A true (keyword:true) WR1 has major titles
A true ... again, the keyword is 'true' WR1 would have some major titles nicely put away for safekeeping. Look at tennis for example, the current #1, Nadal has a host of biggies in his cabinet. The same with the women's #1, Serena Williams, she too has a bucketful of big titles. Look at golf, the current #1, Tiger Woods has numerous majors in his private collection. Even WS badminton WR1, Tine Rasmussen have won the AE.
Anyway, all I am saying is that as a WR1, it would be nice to have at least one major title to compliment that WR1. But yes, its fine to set aside those major honours and just celebrate and cheer as loud as we can for LCW on his WR1. I honestly have no problems with this 'syiok sendiri' initiative. It is like the Harlem Globetrotters telling everyone that they are a better team than the Boston Celtics.
04-11-2009, 06:10 AM #118
world number one is not from the bwf world ranking system?
04-11-2009, 06:29 AM #119
At Badminton Central, when we are talking about World Rankings, it's the BWF Ranking
Of course we are talking about the BWF Ranking System here at Badminton Central. If not, we might as well not talk about Rankings at all. For we could be comparing apples to oranges.
But if any BCers can come up with a better Ranking System, please let us know.
We can test it out at our Badminton Central PAW Games. And if it works, we can try to convince BWF to use it.
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