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    Quote Originally Posted by raceto21 View Post
    the event really didnt afford any good opportunity to get autographs or pictures with LD or BCL ( unless you are a volunteer or have VIP status). i even had a little laugh when i saw a guy trying to get an autograph from LD being shoved away by an organizer wearing a white polo shirt- i told my friend sitting beside me "thats what you get for wearing a yonex shirt" and we both laughed.
    cant understand much from the program- it was in cantonese or mandarin. maybe because 95% of the crowd were chinese
    i hope the people at menlo park get a better experience for their $20 and at least get a reasonablel opportunity to get close to their favorite players. i estimate the crowd to be about 300. maybe a little more or less.
    but no doubt about it LD and BCL really enjoyed this experience as much as the crowd enjoyed it.
    That's too bad the fans weren't allowed to interact with the players. A few autographs and photos with the regular Joes would have gone a long way to help the game along. It wasn't like the crowd was overwhelming so a couple of minutes of interaction wouldn't have hurt.

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    Nice pics Bubbles, as always.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles View Post
    couldn't take pics of the food, they were covered but it was nice decco, I forgot to take pictures of that, line was moving.
    I was able to get a pic of the food, but it was with my bro's camera. I will try to get the pic from him today and post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    That's too bad the fans weren't allowed to interact with the players. A few autographs and photos with the regular Joes would have gone a long way to help the game along. It wasn't like the crowd was overwhelming so a couple of minutes of interaction wouldn't have hurt.
    Yes, it is really too bad that LD and BCL didn't stick around for a bit after the matches for pictures and autographs. I forgot where, but I did read it somewhere that there was supposed to be an autograph and picture session. :S Just before the matches started, an announcement was made stating that if you bought more than $100 worth of Li-Ning products at their booth, you can have the products autographed by LD, BCL, and the coaches. The event was scheduled to end at 9pm; after closing speeches, it was not even 8:30pm yet. They even shortened four of the matches to 7 points only!! (BTW, the singles match between LD and BCL was only 15 points, rally scoring).

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    frankly the entire experience could have been A or even A+, however with the way it was organized, I'm afraid I have to rate it a C or C-. First off they were playing too soft, even a SGVBC thursday match or a LABC league match would have been more exciting. LD jump smashed like.......5 times only? I got 3 shots off that was decent. I know it's exhibition and that it's suppose to be just promo. But they have to understand the only people in US that's willing to dish out $20 bucks for this are diehard fans that wanna see some good games. Second, they were giving a tube of shuttlecock per ticket, in the end they ran out, and gave 1 tube per group of people. The guy at the door sometimes counted 5 even though people weren't in a group. How do you run out? This is Li-Ning the distributor right? You counted how many tickets you sold right? That equals to how many tubes you need? Third, LD and BCL I'm sure are not expected to sign everything but the $100 dollars worth of LN products.....that was low. When Taufik was here he signed whateverz. Yonex didn't say buy $100 bucks worth. I'm sure there's lots to complain about whether it be big or small but overall it could have been done better IMHO.

    BTW, The triplets are the famous Yeh sisters. The twins Rulan, Rulien played at US Open, and the World Championships representing USA. Rumei, the one playing with LD was their older sister.

    Also, I have videos of the matches, I'll see if I can post them on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceto21 View Post
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    cant understand much from the program- it was in cantonese or mandarin. maybe because 95% of the crowd were chinese
    i hope the people at menlo park get a better experience for their $20 and at least get a reasonablel opportunity to get close to their favorite players. i estimate the crowd to be about 300. maybe a little more or less.
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    ..wow, no translation at all for the event?..
    I think the show up north in Menlo Park should have more people (more Asian population than SoCal) and hopefully they'll get to have pictures and autograph session. Too bad LD and co. didn't stay longer..

    Thanks, Bubbles, for capturing and posting the pics. And also for sharing a bit of your own view of the experience. Looking fw to the videos also!
    *First time seeing Rulien and Rulan's older sister..
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    totally agree with your comments, bubbles.
    i didnt want to write those other things- like when TH was here he "gave a fair chance" to fans in getting a pic or authograph or both- but since you did then i know i am not alone in this observation.
    in fairness to LD and BCL, they appeared generous in signing/posing. whether its li-ning organizers decision to cordone fans out or the players themselves requesting this is still a question which befuddles me.
    the free birdies issue was hilarious. though i didnt expect competition level shots to be executed i still was entertained just watching these top players move.
    i think its not abc management's fault AT ALL but li-ning organizers lack of goodwill or foresight to at least take that extra care of customers or future customers. i know its unreasonable to give each person an autograph or hand shake but no effort was made to at least give "the first (or lucky) 20 or 100 average joes" a chance. effort made was very dismal.
    once again i hope menlo fans get some benefit from our comments to make their experience more memorable.

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    Maybe then organizers can learn from this episode and put on a better show at Menlo Park. Imagine the goodwill created if they let the spectators mingle with the stars.

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    ..actually the exact location for the Thursday's show is in Emeryville (EBA), which is on the other side, north, of Menlo Park (the original location at GGBC1/RBC)..
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...-Champion-Tour
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    Here is a short clip of the last couple of points in the match of LD vs BCL....



    Hopefully, someone has a video of the entire match

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    Quote Originally Posted by n3w813 View Post
    Here is a short clip of the last couple of points in the match of LD vs BCL....



    Hopefully, someone has a video of the entire match
    Is the video yours? If yes, Can you post a download link because my friends in China can't access to Youtube! They really want to watch it!!!

    Thanks

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    wow!
    would anybody can post the entire match? it seems very interesting and LinBao were really enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by n3w813 View Post
    Here is a short clip of the last couple of points in the match of LD vs BCL....

    Hopefully, someone has a video of the entire match
    ..that certainly looks like a very entertaining match..very fun indeed!!..the folks up in NorCal will enjoy their presentation! thanks for capturing & sharing!

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    There's some videos of this exhibition event on youtube

    Anyway, hope someone really recorded the FULL match tho.

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    Look at 2.08!


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    and here is part 2:


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    thanks for sharing those links..any other videos??..

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