2017 Badminton ASIA Championships (25th-30th April, Wuhan-China)

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  1. gelopisan

    gelopisan Regular Member

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    Those words insect, dragon (ori. 团体虫, 个人龙) created by CHN fans. Very common tho, with the Sudirman cup is coming I think we will hear em more often
     
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    Nothing left for LCW to win, if LD/CL that greedy.
     
  3. huangkwokhau

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    I am so happy that the event went well.. not easy at the beginning but after we did well last year.. wuhan is more willing to host this tournament in next 3 years.. agreed to have SS prize money , hawk eye.. etc... theventry was stronger this year
     
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    We viewers weren't happy, no decent livestream.
     
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  5. Justin L

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    Congratulations for a job well done. Keep it up.

    The upgraded BAC with SS-level ranking points (9200 for the winner) and USD350K prize money this year ( a little higher than the IND Open SS at USD325K) partly contributed to its success. Also the organizer and its staff as well as all the parties involved should be applauded for such a well-run event, including a strong player lineup with the best in Asia participating,good crowd turnout, and the use of Hawk-Eye IRS.

    The only minor complaint I have is the lack of livestream(s) in the early rounds and when it was available later from QFs onwards, only Ct1 was shown, and another thing is the insufficient or unavailable TV coverage outside Wuhan,China, where it is held. Earnestly hoped BAC can improve on the tournament coverage on livestreams and TV in future.

    Wish BAC all success in the years ahead ! May the BAC be one of the highly regarded tournaments henceforth. Cheers.
     
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    Okay.. we will ensure the livestream next year
     
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    Thank you very much, and looking forward to it next year.:)
     
  8. gelopisan

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    Thank you. Please always put our fave player Lin Dan on TV court
     
  9. RedShuttle

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    Congratulations on a job well done!

    In addition to livestreaming, it would be great to make sure that BAC is the last qualifying event for the World Championships and the Olympics. That would ensure heightened interest from the players and fans.
     
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    Good idea, I forgot this part.
     
  11. samkool

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    bwf is in control of cut-off dates. flood their email about it.
     
  12. Cheung

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    The logistic problem is that each continental championships offers different ranking points. So, it is rather unfair to have 9000 points on offer if a person from Africa, Americas etc cannot enter.
     
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    The "unfairness" is already there. If BAC is back to a Grand Prix Gold event, it is also not fair for Asian players who face much tougher competition for the same points, compared to Europeans in their own continental championship. For someone from Africa or America, it is much easier to get points from a Grand Prix or even International Challenge tournament than from BAC, even they are welcome to enter BAC.

    If you hold a continental championship, it seems logical for it being a natural stepping stone to the world championship. In its current form, it still is (for next year's WC) but is artificially de-emphasized because of the timing problem. That's rather unfortunate.
     
  14. Cheung

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    I agree with your points. The natural solution would be not to award ranking points.
     
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    It is very fair that Asia gets the highest as top 30 in each discipline, at least there are 20-25 asian players.. we are planning to ask for Premier point...
     
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    If there is no award point then no players will play .. plus prize money will ensure more participants..
     
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    It is not fair to the rest of the world that they have one less option of a high points earning tournament to enter. ;)
     
  18. Justin L

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    Absolutely. And,by all means, elevate BAC to PSS status, if BWF is agreeable. Excellent idea.

    As for livestreams, sponsors will be willing to pay if they can have 5 sec segments at the start and in-between matches to advertise their goods and services on the Internet. Hopefully, the livestreams allow for viewers to switch cameras for the various courts, like what the World Junior Championships was doing, beautiful.

    If funds permit, how about Hawk-Eye IRS from R1 onwards ? I know, having it for more courts is costly, a bit too much to ask for.

    A gentle reminder, as RedShuttle has requested, please appeal to BWF to include the BAC as one of the tournaments counting toward the WC qualification.

    With all these,I believe the BAC will become a hugely successful event and badminton as a sport can have a better reach in promoting and popularizing the sport in all corners of Asia, esp the less developed areas. Already the large number world-class badminton professionals in Asia, much more than any other continents, lends a high status to the BAC, why not make the fullest use of this guaranteed advantage ?
     
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    With 12/13 other SS-level tournaments, in fact 5 are PSS, not to mention many GPGs, one more or less won't make much of a difference, any advantage or impact is minimal.

    Actually, much more worrying is the opportunities for players in South America, Africa and Oceania, to play in the Super Series because of their low ranking, apart from funding issues which also affect several Asian MAs. With more success comes more funding in terms of sponsorship both from public and private sectors. A chicken and egg situation.

    I agree with Huangkwokhau that Asia is home to about 80% or more of the world's top 30 players, for such a strong competition and representation, it will be even more unfair if the BAC doesn't award higher ranking points than the other continental championships.

    In fact, the Asian Championships is the near-equivalent of the World Championships, I should think it deserves the Premier SS level ranking points system. Go for it, Huangkwokhau !
     
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    As it is now, the BAC ranking points count toward the following year WC qualification. The "unfairness" (that Asian players have one extra high-point tournament to enter) which Cheung pointed out already exists; we are just proposing to shuffle things a little here.
     

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