. The 2012 Malaysia Open SS Round-of-16 matches on Thursday 12-January For the Mens and Womens Singles events, all the seeded players have made it to this round. Let's see if all can also make it to the Quarter-Finals. For Schedule of Matches; http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...C0786F-0C76-474B-845E-15D5FD591223&d=20120112 For Time in Malaysia; http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_MY.aspx For Live Streaming, perhaps BCers from different countries can post the links that are working for their regions. Different countries sometimes cannot use the same links. So far, this link has been doing OK; http://www.hahasport.com/v-2/14/120/v-352007.html For our BC PAW Game, Sandy has posted the Scoring Points for this Round-of-16 matches (for Singles only); Watch out for these ( 10 - 10 ) matches. .

Here are the players for Round 2 by countries; Code: [TABLE="class: grid"] [TR] [TD][TABLE] [TR="class: grid"] [TD][/TD] [TD]MS[/TD] [TD]WS[/TD] [TD]MD[/TD] [TD]WD[/TD] [TD]XD[/TD] [TD]Total[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]China[/TD] [TD="align: right"]3[/TD] [TD="align: right"]6[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]4[/TD] [TD="align: right"]17[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Indonesia[/TD] [TD="align: right"]4[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]4[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]11[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Japan[/TD] [TD="align: right"]3[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]3[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]9[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]South Korea[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]3[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]8[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Malaysia[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]7[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Denmark[/TD] [TD="align: right"]3[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]6[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Taiwan[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]4[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Germany[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]3[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Russia[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]3[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]India[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Singapore[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Canada[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]France[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Gt Britain[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Poland[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Spain[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Thailand[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]USA[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Vietnam[/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]16[/TD] [TD="align: right"]16[/TD] [TD="align: right"]16[/TD] [TD="align: right"]16[/TD] [TD="align: right"]16[/TD] [TD="align: right"]80[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] And the survival from Round 1 to Round 2; Code: [TABLE="class: grid"] [TR] [TD][TABLE] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]China[/TD] [TD]17 / 22[/TD] [TD="align: right"]77.3%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Indonesia[/TD] [TD]11 / 16[/TD] [TD="align: right"]68.8%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Japan[/TD] [TD]9 / 13[/TD] [TD="align: right"]69.2%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]South Korea[/TD] [TD]8 / 14[/TD] [TD="align: right"]57.1%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Malaysia[/TD] [TD]7 / 17[/TD] [TD="align: right"]41.2%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Denmark[/TD] [TD]6 / 9[/TD] [TD="align: right"]66.7%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Taiwan[/TD] [TD]4 / 10[/TD] [TD="align: right"]40.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Germany[/TD] [TD]3 / 7[/TD] [TD="align: right"]42.9%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Russia[/TD] [TD]3 / 4[/TD] [TD="align: right"]75.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]India[/TD] [TD]2 / 5[/TD] [TD="align: right"]40.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Singapore[/TD] [TD]2 / 5[/TD] [TD="align: right"]40.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Canada[/TD] [TD]1 / 4[/TD] [TD="align: right"]25.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]France[/TD] [TD]1 / 1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]100.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Gt Britain[/TD] [TD]1 / 6[/TD] [TD="align: right"]16.7%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Poland[/TD] [TD]1 / 3[/TD] [TD="align: right"]33.3%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Spain[/TD] [TD]1 / 2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]50.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Thailand[/TD] [TD]1 / 7[/TD] [TD="align: right"]14.3%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]USA[/TD] [TD]1 / 2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]50.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Vietnam[/TD] [TD]1 / 1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]100.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Australia[/TD] [TD]0 / 1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]0.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Austria[/TD] [TD]0 / 1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]0.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Bulgaria[/TD] [TD]0 / 2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]0.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Hong Kong[/TD] [TD]0 / 5[/TD] [TD="align: right"]0.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Netherlands[/TD] [TD]0 / 2[/TD] [TD="align: right"]0.0%[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: grid"] [TD]Sweden[/TD] [TD]0 / 1[/TD] [TD="align: right"]0.0%[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]

The best performers for Round 1 are Indonesia and Japan's MS and MD, 100% thro'. The host, Malaysia suffered heavy casualty as they lost 10 out of 17 in Round 1.

wow, I love it, many good Indonesian players in this tournament! highlights for me: clash of Indonesians Tommy Sugiarto VS Simon Santoso I am cheering Rumbaka Vs CJ and TH Vs TMN Kido/ Setiawan, Chandra / Gunawan, Septano / Ahsan and Tontowi / Liliyana pairs are also in here IMO, at least 4 indonesian pairs and 1 singles player would pass through the next round Rijal / Susanto should give their best, hard to win against the chinese pair PS: Tago Vs Gade and LD VS Jorgensen also interesting

Rumbaka looked good last night playing against Hafiz. with the very poor video qualify via hahasport streaming one can probably mistaken the style to be Taufik or Sony like. as to whether he will be able to withstand the endless rallying from CJ, we will have to see tonight.

2012 Malaysia Open SS Round-of-16 interesting Singles matches . From these 3 ( 10 - 10 ) matches, I believe 3 not seeded players can move into the Quarter-Finals; * Li Xuerui (CHN) * Liu Xin (CHN) * Taufik Hidayat (INA) .

. As usual, I am watching how the CHN players are performing with interest. In Round 1, with 17 of their 22 players/pairs (77.3%) able to make it to Round 2, I wouldn't say it was a fantastic result. I believe, in Round 2, maybe more than 80% of their remaining players can make it to the Quarter-Finals. .

. To predict is to know things in advance. I don't have a crystal ball to look into, therefore I cannot predict. BTW, in my PAW Game, I submitted 18 entries. And I had 7 wrong. :crying::crying::crying: .

From wikipedia: A prediction or forecast is a statement about the way things will happen in the future, often but not always based on experience or knowledge.

Let's have a go at this prediction thing: CHN to win 12, lose 5 = 71% INA to win 4, lose 7 = 36% JPN to win 6, lose 2 = 75% KOR to win 3, lose 5 =38% MAS to win 5, lose 2 = 71% DEN to win 4, lose 2 = 67% TPE to win 1, lose 3 = 25% GER to win 1, lose 2 = 33% RUS to win 0, lose 3 = 0% Have fun

Who knows with Koo/Tan. I am (maybe foolishly) giving them the benefit of the doubt today, them knowing their half has opened up. MAS WD and XD are at least even with their opponents today and home support could carry them through.

Koo/Tan gonna face lower ranked KOR pair double KIM. If Koo/Tan can't even beat this pair, well... what else can say already for them...

Expect heavy casualties today...but at least, one MS is guaranteed a QF place. MS R16 Nguyen Tien Minh [8] vs Taufik Hidayat - this will very much depend on how much Taufik wants to win and secure his Olympic spot. I hope he can at least progress to QF and have a date with his good friend LCW. Tommy Sugiarto vs Simon Santoso [7] - Simon should take this one but I really applaud Tommy for beating Shon. That was really a nice surprise. Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka vs Chen Jin [5] - if only Hayom can play like against Hafiz (2nd and 3rd sets) every time, he has a chance against Chen Jin. Nevertheless, the CHN player is fighting for his Olympic spot and he should take this. MD R16 Hendra A. Gunawan/Alvent Yulianto Chandra [7] vs Naoki Kawamae/Shoji Sato - the Japanese pair has improved a lot and had recently beaten Bona/Ahsan twice. It will be a hard match for AG/Alvent and hopefully they can win. Chai Biao/Guo Zhendong [3] vs Angga Pratama/Rian Agung Saputro - it will be a progress if Rian/Angga can stretch Chai/Guo to 3-sets. Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan [8] vs Mak Hee Chun/Ong Soon Hock - with Ko/Yoo out, it will be a golden opportunity for Kido/Hendra to win the MAS SS title. But, they need to reach QF first. Fang Chieh Min/Lee Sheng Mu vs Bona Septano/Mohd Ahsan [5] - ditto for Bona/Ahsan. The last time they met, Fang/Lee were victorious. Bona/Ahsan need to win a SS title badly. WD R16 Vivian Hoo Kah Mun/Woon Khe Wei vs Anneke Feinya Agustine/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari - a QF spot will be nice for Feinya/Nitya as they are also aiming for an Olympic spot. XD R16 Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei [1] vs Mohd Rijal/Debby Susanto - I hope the INA pair can at least stretch the top-seed to 3-sets. Vitalij Durkin/Nina Vislova vs Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir [4] - a SF place is a must for Towi/Butet given their seeding. This will be a tricky tie given the improvement by the RUS pair.

dont be like that lar...i need to go to stadium for QF and SF if all "ding dong bell' already, who to support? see Maybank gals only??

for LCW, 100% sure he is in QF, as for KKK/TBH, <50% chance. maybe vivian/ah wei can spring a surprise also.

The Maybank girls reminded me of the Djarum girls Perhaps the MAS SS organizers learn something from their INA counterparts. Now, if only other countries could follow.....