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04-20-2009, 12:40 PM #18
It was a repeat from last yr's WD match, pitting 2 veterans vs. 2 youngsters (J. Subandhi & J. Chen). And the result was dejavu all over again.
The veterans, Lee & Santoso played their usual almost relaxed style in the 1st game, almost countering whatever attacks were given to them, to take a 1 game lead. In the 2nd game, however, the youngsters, made their charge and with a couple of nifty plays and errors towards the end, they were able to force a rubber game. But in the 3rd game, with what seemingly
to be a full tank in reserve, Lee and Santoso cruised to their back-to-back with a 21-11, 21-23, 21-7 victory.
"Lose return, It's Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!!!" Mona yells...
04-20-2009, 12:42 PM #19
It was also a rematch of last yr's MD Final match, as it turned out to be probably the most exciting match of the day. The pair from up north gave it their all, in the 1st game, forcing their way with a lot of attacks.
In the 2nd game, the U.S. #1 MD pair changed a bit of their game, relying on less lifts to the opponents and more drives to minimize their opponents' attacks. It was back and forth until late in the game, where a couple of errors cost the pairing of Gouw and Kowi to allow Bach and Malaythong a chance to force a rubber game, which happened.
In the 3rd game, riding on their 2nd game momentum, Bach and Malaythong took over for what seemed to be their rattled opponents. In the end, for the umpteenth time (5 yrs in a row), Bach & Lee were able to win another MD title; and chalk another one up for Howard.
Can they do it again next yr and tie the all-time consecutive U.S. MD title record?
"Sssaaaaahhhhhh!!!" Chandra belts one out..
"I can do the same" Daniel replied back..
"So close, yet, so far" echoes Daniel..
"Thank God we did it, again", says Bob..
The top of the trophy became loose & nearly fell off when Bob and Howard were about to receive the trophy...
Last edited by ctjcad; 04-20-2009 at 12:45 PM.
04-20-2009, 12:48 PM #20
Misc. pics-A Tailgate party under the sun or shade???..
Yup, you got it. It was quite a warm day. I arrived there and saw a small group of guys and a table full of food. I was thinking, is there a tailgate party?? However, the next time i came out, all the food was gone.
Good to see the guys had fun. Perhaps next time, the gathering will have a large bbq grill & have triple the participants.
One last tidbit: This yr's U.S. Open will indeed have a prize money of $80,000. Word has it Japanese (and other foreign) players will invade OCBC's playing hall...
As for the vids, yes, i've all the Finals events but i am still fevereshly working on them. Hope to have them up soon-stay tuned..
Til next time, we bid you adieu...
04-20-2009, 03:22 PM #21
Thanks for the pics and awesome summary Chris!
04-20-2009, 03:29 PM #22
Great pics! Wish I could've been there to watch it.
04-21-2009, 10:34 AM #23
04-21-2009, 07:58 PM #24
^^Thanks for rectifying..^^
..appreciate the confirmation, Nav!..I take it you play with them? If you do, please do let them know we'd love to have them back here & compete, in SoCal, in July for the U.S. Open (if their schedule allows it).
*Dan & thejym: glad to share them.
**Dan, i thought you would swing by, since you live oh so close to OCBC now..
04-22-2009, 09:16 AM #25
Ajit & Sunil
I have known them for a year or so!! extremely nice guys. I will definitely talk to them about playing at US open.
04-22-2009, 11:02 AM #26
04-22-2009, 07:16 PM #27
Video of Howard+Eva vs Halim+Grace
Anyone has a video of the Mixed Doubles semi final match between Howard Bach/Eva Lee vs Halim Haryanto Ho/Grace Peng, please share.
Also, if you tape the WS Final match between Johannah Lee vs Eva Lee, please share also
Either post a link or burn a dvd, I will pay.
Thanks a million.
04-23-2009, 05:30 AM #28
..pay??..hmmmm...kwun, what do you think of BornReady donating to BadmintonCentral??..
(Psssttt, BornReady, see post #20; the vids are in transit to youtube now and hopefully should be ready for viewing in the next day or 2; and yes, including a few minutes of the Halim & Grace vs. Howard & Eva's Semifinal's match)..
Last edited by ctjcad; 04-23-2009 at 05:35 AM.
04-25-2009, 01:23 PM #29
The videos are up..
..well, most of them, at least (i notice the videos have been watched already)..and they are FREEEE!!
(unless one wants to donate & pay, please do so to BadmintonCentral.com)
Sorry for the unstable recording cos i was recording them tripod-free..
(If the video buffers a lot, let it run through until the end. Then click on Replay. To watch in full screen, click on button next to the HD icon).
I should have the rest of the videos up very soon. In the meantime, here are highlight videos from Day 2. Enjoy!
Day 2 highlights
Part 1 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9r2Ea4CtuE
(Arnold Setiadi vs. Ajit Umrani;
Jonathan Lee vs. Brandon Chi;
Sandro Rossi vs. Howard Hsu;
Daniel Gouw vs. Sattawat Pongnairat;
James Young vs. Nick Jinadasa
Eva Lee vs. Rena Wang;
Vimla Phongasavithas vs. Johanna Lee;
Sameera Gunatileka & Vincent Nguy vs. Calvin & Marvin Lin;
Bob M. & Howard B. vs. Hao Jin & Zenas Lam
Part 2 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzkaW8DWGhM
(Maggie Ho & Cindy Tam vs. Karine Hsu & Sharon Ng;
Rulan & Rulien Yeh vs. May M. & Priscilla Lun;
Cee Ketpura & Thuy Hoang vs. Mona Santoso & Johanna Lee;
Dalery & Larry Riwu vs. Chandra Kowi & Daniel Gouw;
Ajit Umrani & Sunil Polineni vs. Eric Kuo & Jonathan Lee;
Neil Davies vs. Zenas Lam;
Sandro Rossi & Ruth Menchaca vs. James Young & Rulan Yeh)
Part 3 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfRdOu1qK_U
(Ba Su & Rulien Yeh vs. Chris Ngu & Samantha Li ;
Halim H. & Grace Peng vs. Steven Jonatan & Joanne Chen;
Cee Ketpura & Sattawat P. vs. Chandra Kowi & Mona Santoso;
Daniel Gouw & Jamie Subandhi vs. Halim Haryanto & Grace Peng;
Ba Su & Rulien Yeh vs. Sameera Gunatileka & Daphne Chang;
Rulan Yeh & James Young vs. Howard B. & Eva Lee;
Chandra Kowi & Mona Santoso vs. Hendry Ranawijaya & Priscilla Lun;
Ben Hussey & Tiffany Kimura vs. Jack Dinh & Rena Wang;
Arnold Setiadi vs. Howard Hsu)
Part 4 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxWiYIkTPuE
(James Young vs. Hubert Kostro;
Johanna Lee vs. Thuy Hoang;
Cee Ketpura vs. Eva Lee;
Nick Jinadasa vs. Daniel Gouw;
Ajit Umrani vs. Howard Bach)
Part 5 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1uaNclaRRM
(Panita & Vimla P. vs. Jamie Subandhi vs. Joanne Chen;
Mona Santoso & Johanna Lee vs. May Mangkalakiri & Priscilla Lun;
Howard Bach & Bob Malaythong vs. Halim Haryanto & XXXXXXXXX;
Daniel Gouw & Chandra Kowi vs. Vincent Nguy & Sameera G.)
Last edited by ctjcad; 04-25-2009 at 01:36 PM.
04-25-2009, 10:11 PM #30
Thansk for posting the video ctjcd. In watching the MD final video, who is that guy that talk w/ Bob and Howard during the breaks?
It makes me curious does Bob and Howard, or Chandra and Daniel have coaches?
04-26-2009, 12:14 AM #31
Here are the rest of the videos...Finals videos..
..sorry folks for taking nearly a week to upload them.
Anyway, here are the Finals videos...Enjoy!
*Hall0, the coach's name is Cai Zi Min. He is one of the coaches @ OCBC. See his pic & profile here: http://www.ocbadmintonclub.com/OCBCinfo.shtml
Glad to share the vids..
XD Final (Howard Bach & Eva Lee vs. Chandra Kowi & Mona Santoso):
Part 1 (watch some nifty defense from Mona...but she then loses her racket in frustration)
Part 2 (watch someone's head get in the way of the camcorder...and Mona slippin' and slidin' to chase the shuttle..and both Chandra and Mona diving & going all out to save the shuttle)
WS Final (Eva Lee vs. Johanna Lee):
MS Final (Nick Jinadasa vs. Howard Bach):
Part 2 (watch @ the end where Howard dove for the shuttle and sent the winning shot)
WD Final (Johanna Lee & Mona Santoso vs. Joanne Chen & Jamie Subandhi)
MD Final (Howard Bach & Bob Malaythong vs. Chandra Kowi & Daniel Gouw):
Part 5 (and hear the "human speaker" aka Alan Kakinami blaring away w/his famous loud cheer)
..and last, a few minutes of Day 3 XD Semifinal's match between Halim Haryanto & Grace Peng vs. Howard Bach & Eva Lee
Last edited by ctjcad; 04-26-2009 at 12:26 AM.
04-26-2009, 12:29 AM #32
thanks for all those wonderful pics, chris
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