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Thread: Super series in 2011
03-20-2010, 12:01 AM #1
Super series in 2011
Badzine just reported that Denmark badminton revealed that 9 out of 12 SS will be safe:
( 3 or 4 will be promoted to Grand SS in 2011)
And China SS, Hongkong and Switzerland are under examination including INDIA who wanted to have SS
USA, MACAU, Australia and Vietnam are redeemed as NOT READY
03-20-2010, 12:49 AM #2
China SS under examination? Hmm...they are one of the powerhouses. Their tournament standard can't be lowered...
Or is that examination for Grand SS?
03-20-2010, 01:15 AM #3
I think hauge means China Master is under examined
03-20-2010, 08:35 AM #4
This is what BWF should do:
1. give China Open the Elite SS status... along with All England, Indonesia Open... 3 Elite SS for now... Wait for 1 more located in the USA... [need 6 more years or so ]
2. change China Masters concept to become like Copenhagen Masters (the Asian version)...
3. give India Open the SS status!
4. drop HK Open and SS Open... thus lowering the number of SS events to 7, along with the 3 Elite SS... total: 10.
03-20-2010, 08:54 AM #5
I will agree to the suggestion of having 3-4 Elite SS and at most 6-7 more spread out.
2 SS (Malaysia & Korea)
Qualification period for Thomas/Uber Cup in even years
blank for Asian countries in odd years for now (??)
but European Mixed Team Championships for European countries
German Open (GP/GP Gold)
All-England Elite SS
Swiss Open (GP Gold)
Badminton Asia Championships
European Championships in even years
Sudirman Cup in odd years
Thomas/Uber Cup in even years
Indonesia Elite SS
Malaysia GP Gold
Thailand GP Gold
Australia GP/GP Gold
New Zealand GP
US Open GP/GP Gold
World Championships or Olympics
Indonesia GP Gold
French GP Gold
China Elite SS
Hong Kong SS
1 World Championships/Olympics
3 Elite SS
a bunch of other GP/GP Gold tourneys
03-20-2010, 09:52 PM #6
Dr.Kang will make sure that KOREA will get SS Elite!
BAM will fight to get SS Elite ( they will not be happy if INA gets it)
Japan seems so quiet and they may surprise us...after all Yonex wont be outdone by Li Ning if China gets it.
03-20-2010, 11:12 PM #7
Yonex All England Elite SS
Li Ning China Open Elite SS
Djarum Indonesia Open Elite SS
...and maybe either one of:
Victor Korea Open Elite SS
Proton Malaysia Open Elite SS
03-21-2010, 02:33 AM #8
All England already a prestigious tournament. I dont think it will be an Elite SS.
Malaysia already has hosted 2 Grand SSs. Im not sure if Malaysia will be upgraded to an Elite SS. I do hope so. China is a powerhouse... but it is still a ? and what benefit can China bring to badminton if SS to be upgraded to an Elite SS.
INA would have to upgrade the facilities and standard of the court/environment if they want to host ELITE SS.
I guess all countries including Malaysia should learn from AE organisers on hosting an event and bring its badminton standard/value and prestige to the viewers.
03-21-2010, 02:36 AM #9
Elite SS is tournament that collect points for Olympics? O.o
03-21-2010, 03:35 AM #10
The way i see it, the Grand SS tag will be more about who can come up with the most cash for the prize money, rather than the historical value..
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03-21-2010, 04:00 AM #11
03-22-2010, 01:11 AM #12
03-23-2010, 02:10 AM #13
India's badminton following may be bigger now. But the publicity for last year's World Championships wasn't great, and the stadium wasn't filled (we are talking 3000-5000 capacity only here). You probably won't know there was an event on if not for the roadblocks at the roads leading to the stadium.
Could have been caused by the ticket price against population purchasing power, I am not sure. But if it were in Indonesia, the crowd would have overflowed (as long as there is INA representation in the final).
03-23-2010, 02:36 AM #14
My take on the Elite SS.
1 in Europe - All-England, no question.
1 in East Asia - CHN in terms of strength, JPN in terms of organisation (I go for JPN)
1 in South East Asia - MAS and INA would clamour for it, but SIN has the right facilities, neutrality, organisation and location (between MAS and INA).
So, I would suggest ENG, JPN and SIN for the 3 Elite SS, none of the big guns. It's obvious I'm aiming for organisation and neutrality.
03-26-2010, 05:09 PM #15
Source: Reuters India
Super Series hosts named, Australia and U.S. lose out
03-27-2010, 06:16 AM #16
However, I 'd like to suggest a fourth and that is France, another neutral place.
There should be two in Asia and two in Europe. Singapore is meaningful also because it's Li Ning territory.
The objective of the GS is to get the top players to play as many tournaments as possible. It's no good if they just play in their home or near home tournaments. With the four GS outside the top players' home ground, at least there's some assurance that they will play four tournaments without home advantage.
I hope India gets to host SS. It has tremendous market potential. They did a great job with the WC. Security has never felt better and India deserves the 'promotion' for achieving that.
03-27-2010, 01:29 PM #17
I also do hope India get the SS. Eliminate China Masters!
Oh, I heard BWF is giving priorities to the so called markets with high commercial value potential for badminton... At last, they understand business and strategy!
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