. Greetings, Much have been said about CHN not interested in participating in the SSF tournament. I see 2 main points here: (1) The reason CHN gave for not participating in the SSF is because they said the SSF clashed with their team training session. (2) The reason BWF gave for limiting the number of entries from each nation in the SSF is because they wanted as many countries as possible to participate in it. I would like our BCers to answer 2 questions here: (a) Should the SSF be moved to different time of the year so that CHN can participate in it? (b) Should the SSF be limited to 1 player per event per country so that we can have 8 countries participating in each event? In (a), I can see that CHN is following the seasonal year, while BWF is following the calendar year. But, Badminton is lucky because we play it indoor. So tournaments and/or training sessions could be rescheduled to different times of the year. In (b), I would like to see that the SSF be organised for the No.1's from each country competing against each other. To enhance international rivalry, organising the No.1's from countries playing against each other is definitely better. And it should get many nationalistic fans more enthused. However, in terms of skill demonstration, watching the No.1 and No.2 from CHN might be better. They are currently the strongest nation in Badminton. What are your thoughts/answers to questions (a) and (b)? .