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    Default 63 Teams competing in 8 groups

    A badminton enthusiast to Singapore might be surprised to see so many constituency teams participating in what is now known as The Community Games.

    This year's badminton competition is held at the Tampines Sports Hall, which has the most number of public courts at 19.

    http://www.tampineszone.com/SportsHall.htm

    The competition started yesterday for Round 1. In all, 63 teams will compete in 8 Groups:

    http://pacsc.org.sg/images/MungoBlob...pinground1.pdf

    Since each team is expected to field a mamimum of 8 players in 5 events:

    (a) Active Ager/Veteran Men’s Doubles; (2)
    (b) Women’s Singles; (1)
    (c) Mixed Doubles; (2)
    (d) Men’s Singles; (1) and
    (e) Men’s Doubles. (2)

    Therefore the total number of players involved in Round 1 works out to a maximum of 504 (63 Teams x 8 players). This is by no means a small number. And this is competitive badminton, so the number of social players will be many times more. Just an indication of how popular the game is in Singapore.


    Tournament System

    8.1 The top eight teams from last year’s tournament will be seeded into eight groups. The other registered teams will be drawn at random into the same eight groups.

    8.2 The first round will be played on a Group Double Knockout System.

    8.3 The winning teams from both winners’ and losers’ brackets in the first round would be placed in the second round fixtures by balloting, in accordance to the balloting format for Inter-Constituency Games (ICG) 2011.

    8.4 The second round will be played on a Group Single Knockout System. The best four teams from the second round will proceed to the final round.

    8.5 The final round will be played on a Single Knockout System.

    I wasn't there yesterday morning at Tampinese to witness the Round 1 matches but here are the results:

    http://pacsc.org.sg/images/MungoBlob...tures10apr.pdf

    Three seeded teams namely, Yew Tee, Pasir Ris East, Pasir Ris West advanced to the next round. While Chua Chu Kang got a bye, two other seeded teams, Siglap and Chong Pang lost to Sembawang and Mountbaten respectively. A friend who is playing as a reserve in the Sembawang team said they have many good players from China and Indonesia (?).

    Unfortunately, the detailed scores have not been released.

    Sembawang will meet Hougang in Group 5 on Fri, 15 April at 7.30 pm. Matches for the other teams are spaced out at different dates.

    Will Sembawang be the dark horse this year and go on to win the tournament?

    It is hard to say at such an early stage of the tournament which is expected to last till next month.

    http://pacsc.org.sg/images/MungoBlob...pinground1.pdf
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    hi... which are the top teams rite now??

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    Quote Originally Posted by badboy87 View Post
    hi... which are the top teams rite now??
    See the last link above for Round 1 results.

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    Heard Bai Song is playing for Sembawang and the mixed doubles pair is a Japanese/Chinese combo?

    Was there on Sunday afternoon and the matches were boring. I wish the order of play was the other way round starting with the men doubles instead.

    imho the teams should be allowed to play all 5 matches since quite a number of players travelled all the way from the other end of Singapore and its a pity the players didnt get to play.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    Three seeded teams namely, Yew Tee, Pasir Ris East, Pasir Ris West advanced to the next round. While Chua Chu Kang got a bye, two other seeded teams, Siglap and Chong Pang lost to Sembawang and Mountbaten respectively. A friend who is playing as a reserve in the Sembawang team said they have many good players from China and Indonesia (?).

    Unfortunately, the detailed scores have not been released.

    Sembawang will meet Hougang in Group 5 on Fri, 15 April at 7.30 pm. Matches for the other teams are spaced out at different dates.

    Will Sembawang be the dark horse this year and go on to win the tournament?

    It is hard to say at such an early stage of the tournament which is expected to last till next month.

    http://pacsc.org.sg/images/MungoBlob...pinground1.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealman View Post
    Heard Bai Song is playing for Sembawang and the mixed doubles pair is a Japanese/Chinese combo?

    Was there on Sunday afternoon and the matches were boring. I wish the order of play was the other way round starting with the men doubles instead.

    imho the teams should be allowed to play all 5 matches since quite a number of players travelled all the way from the other end of Singapore and its a pity the players didnt get to play.
    No wonder, if my coach plays for them. They have high chance to be among the top teams, even the finalists.

    The girl should be our Sunday member. Her skill is much much better than me, just not as powerful as men.
    Last edited by tank2008; 04-13-2011 at 04:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealman View Post
    Heard Bai Song is playing for Sembawang and the mixed doubles pair is a Japanese/Chinese combo?

    Was there on Sunday afternoon and the matches were boring. I wish the order of play was the other way round starting with the men doubles instead.

    imho the teams should be allowed to play all 5 matches since quite a number of players travelled all the way from the other end of Singapore and its a pity the players didnt get to play.
    I wasn't there to witness Round 1, but I would similarly be disappointed if they did not play all the 5 matches. I suppose once a team wins, it will stop playing the remaining matches.

    It seems the previous requirement that a player must be a resident in the constituency/district to qualify to represent the team is no longer compulsory. So, it must be a free-for-all, with teams trying to 'buy' the best players available. So Sembawang was lucky to 'catch' tank2008's coach, Bai Song.

    I wonder which other teams have foreign talents as well?

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    Default Round 1 more results

    Winners' Pool
    http://pacsc.org.sg/images/MungoBlob...es15%20apr.pdf

    Group 1: Yew Tee*3 v Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng (27/4)
    Group 2: Pasir Ris East*1 v Boon Lay (29/4)
    Group 3: Bedok v Jln Besar (29/4) (Bedok beat Chua Chu Kang *1 earlier)
    Group 4: Ulu Pandan v Yio Chu Kang (29/4)
    Group 5: Sembawang v (winner of Marine Parade/Moulmein 18/4) (29/4) Sembawang beat Hougan 3-2 on 15/4.
    Group 6: Undecided yet.

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    But problem is Coach Bai stays around Sembawang right? Hee Hee can earn some milk powder money ma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isben View Post
    But problem is Coach Bai stays around Sembawang right? Hee Hee can earn some milk powder money ma.
    Yes, brother. Coach Bai does stay at Sembawang. What's your question? Even he stays at other area, he still can represent any other CC, based on new rule.

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    Changi Simei has a number of Indonesians. Believe they play in Yong An Park.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    I wonder which other teams have foreign talents as well?
    Bai Song and his Japanese partner surprisingly lost in their mixed doubles match against Hougang. The Japanese gal made quite a number of mistakes.

    David, do you know a tall Chinese player with a crew cut? He partnered Shafiq in the men doubles match.

    Quote Originally Posted by tank2008 View Post
    No wonder, if my coach plays for them. They have high chance to be among the top teams, even the finalists.

    The girl should be our Sunday member. Her skill is much much better than me, just not as powerful as men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealman View Post
    Bai Song and his Japanese partner surprisingly lost in their mixed doubles match against Hougang. The Japanese gal made quite a number of mistakes.

    David, do you know a tall Chinese player with a crew cut? He partnered Shafiq in the men doubles match.
    The girl is mix of Chinese and Japanese. She is a quite talented player, has played badminton for only 4 years, our Sunday player now, much better skill than me. Her new Victor shoe got issue and toe painful and of course a bit nervous after 1st set.

    Syafiq's partner is Huang Chao if I remember correctly, heard from Scanner. I can help confirm this on this Sunday.

    What's the detail game scores for all 5 matches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by isben View Post
    But problem is Coach Bai stays around Sembawang right? Hee Hee can earn some milk powder money ma.
    What milk powder money?
    Who's having a baby? Congratulations!

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    A lot of our players complained the new match sequence. The organizer should put men's doubles first and let young players got chance to play and fight, not old players more exhausted to play every match than young guys.

    My suggestion is to play all 5 matches during 1st round. Thus everybody got chance to play. People asked why some of our good players didn't play inter-con. I said it takes almost 2 hours from Yew Tee to Tampines. If can't play a single game and just sit, then come back. It is a waste of time.

    Look at those international team event, like Thomas cup, all 5 matches are played during group play. That's better. If those young and powerful guys got no chance to play this year, I doubt they will have passion to attend next year. What a pity! Our Singaporean players lack a good event to improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tank2008 View Post
    The girl is mix of Chinese and Japanese. She is a quite talented player. She has played badminton for only 4 years. She is our Sunday player, much better skill than me. Her new Victor shoe got issue and toe painful and of course a bit nervous after 1st set.

    Syafiq's partner is Huang Chao if I remember correctly, heard from Scanner.

    What's the detail game scores for all 5 matches?
    I thought HC is a national player and not allowed to play?

    Some previous results:

    Winners' Pool

    Group 1
    Yew Tee*1 bt Toa Payoh East 3-0 (13/4)
    Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng bt Eunos 3-2 (13/4)

    Group 2
    Pasir Ris East*3 bt Telok Blangah 3-1 (13/4)
    Boon Lay bt Tampines Central 3-0 (13/4)

    Group 3
    Bedok bt Chua Chu Kang*1 3-1 (15/4)
    Jalan Besar bt Bukit Panjang 3-0

    Group 4
    Ulu Pandan bt Punggol North 3-0 (15/4)
    Yio Chu Kang bt Tampines West 3-1 (15/4)

    Group 5
    Sembawang bt Hougang 3-2 (15/4)
    Marine Parade vs Moulmein (18/4)

    Results of yesterday's matches not published yet.

    More matches scheduled tomorrow Wed 20/4.
    Last edited by Loh; 04-18-2011 at 10:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    I thought HC is a national player and not allowed to play?
    Oh yes, then I remembered wrongly. Haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    I thought HC is a national player and not allowed to play?

    Some previous results:

    Winners' Pool

    Group 1
    Yew Tee*1 bt Toa Payoh East 3-0 (13/4)
    Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng bt Eunos 3-2 (13/4)

    Group 2
    Pasir Ris East*3 bt Telok Blangah 3-1 (13/4)
    Boon Lay bt Tampines Central 3-0 (13/4)

    Group 3
    Bedok bt Chua Chu Kang*1 3-1 (15/4)
    Jalan Besar bt Bukit Panjang 3-0

    Group 4
    Ulu Pandan bt Punggol North 3-0 (15/4)
    Yio Chu Kang bt Tampines West 3-1 (15/4)

    Group 5
    Sembawang bt Hougang 3-2 (15/4)
    Marine Parade vs Moulmein (18/4)

    Results of yesterday's matches not published yet.

    More matches scheduled tomorrow Wed 20/4.

    Results of matches played yesterday:
    http://pacsc.org.sg/images/MungoBlob...xtures_m55.pdf


    Group 5
    Marine Parade bt Moulmein 3-1 (18/4)

    Group 6
    Mountbatten bt Tanglin-Cairnhill 3-0 (18/4)
    Pioneer bt Nee Soon Central 3-2 (18/4)

    Group 7
    Punggol Central by Toa Payoh Central 3-0 (18/4)

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    Tomorrow's remaining matches for this round starting 7.30 pm:

    Group 7
    Marsiling vs Canberra

    Group 8
    Pasir Ris West vs Paya Lebar
    Punggol South vs Kampang Chai Chee

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