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Discussion in 'Singapore Open / Indonesia Open 2009' started by enterprisesg, Mar 9, 2009.
Will the qualifying rounds be held at the SIS?
Keep an eye..
..or for that matter, keep both eyes open for a Li Ning booth.
My hunch says, there will be a LN booth and they will be selling Li Ning products.
Also, see this thread (post #411):
The qualifying rounds should be at SIS as that's what stated on the website http://www.singaporebadmintonopen.sg/Event_Info/Fact_Sheet.aspx
I am not an insider in this kind of things but I would think that one of the "perks" of being a tournament sponsor is the right to setup booth selling merchandise.
I know from chatting with the badminton shops that Lining stuff will be available in Singapore and that conversation happened a few weeks ago.
From a business perspective, this is a great time to launch their product. Most badminton enthusiast will be going for the event and you have a large captive audience.
Given their extraordinary (and I'd say, ridiculous) pricing, Li Ning is unlikely to make off with too many captives from Singapore
And, of course, it won't be of much use to them if at least one of their mascots don't make it to the title
They are already getting exposure everywhere from this forum. Not many can afford it but sure helps in sales. I like the 'mascot' thingy. hehe lol...
Any extra tickets for me anyone??? Only weekdays for me is good enuf.
Is the qualifying rd tml free admission for all?
To all badminton fan we pay last respect to Indra Gunawan
Li-Ning will surely be selling their stuff at SIS. Afterall, i understand a certain racket dealer in Spore already has LN goods in the warehouse.
Yes the qualifying round tomorrow morning and afternoon should be free.
Good chance to take a look at some of the future stars.
will prob go watch some badminton and see if there's any li ning stuff
LN shirts would look supper if you have a 6-pack and not a 1-pack beer bellyOn the other hand, you may want to invest in a LN shirt and give it to a hot looking chick playing baddy in a hot afternoon day in MAS
There's Lining booth at the indoor stadium. However the stuff there are very expensive. Racquets range from $99 - $329 and that's for the professional series. The ones that are used by the China national team cost more than $400 with the model used by Lin Dan costing $489 !
The shuttlecocks are really too expensive, it cost S$57 ! I think the shoes on the other hand is at least more acceptable, I saw one that goes for S$99 and it is very light. My Victor cost me S$90 and I wouldn't mind paying S$9 for the Lining.
I repeat my argument that this is just a overpriced China product pretending to be a global brand. They appear to believe that starting off with 'expensive' price-tags will earn them a spot alongside the dollar-brands like Nike, Reebok and Converse.
Such pricing is unlikely to result in booming sales.
But, perhaps, they don't want booming sales rightaway.
With government-aided deep pockets, Li Ning can afford to do this.
The question is: for how long?
Wah brother, you there to watch or to take part in the qualifiers?
Waaah, I feel like kena suan leh, my standard how to take part in qualifier ? Maybe can try qualifier to be reserve linesman
Spot-on and well-put...
Rajiv Ouseph of England
09 Jun 2009
By Rod Gilmour
The 22 year-old two-time national champion failed to drop a game in his two group matches before twice coming from behind to beat Estonia's Raul Must, the world No 48, in the final 21-19, 22-20.
Ouseph, a former European junior champion now regarded as one of Badminton England's leading hopes for London 2012, won the Volant D'Or in Toulouse last weekend, adding to his Open victories in Scotland, Ireland and Canada since the end of November
Ouseph's purple patch has also seen him rise to a career best world No 30, as he bids to break into the top 20 in the build-up to the Olympics and overtake compatriot Andrew Smith, the current world No 22.
Ouseph joins England’s world No 22 Andrew Smith in the first round line-up in Singapore - but once again the luck of the draw has deserted the Malaysian-based Hampshire man as he has landed world No 1 and top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the first round.
Men's Singles Final:
Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) bt Raul Must (Est) 21-19 22-20
(Finding form: Rajiv Ouseph has been given entry to Singapore Open main draw Photo: GETTY IMAGES)