CHINA OPEN – Mouth-watering Starters

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  1. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    [​IMG]The China Badminton Open will kick off next week in Guangzhou, China, for the first of the last two legs of the Super Series circuit. As always, the first rounds will see some impressive showdowns.

    By Raphael Sachetat. Photos: Badmintonphoto.Com (archives)

    Taufik Hidayat vs. Bao Chunlai. Lee Chong Wei vs. Boonsak Ponsana. Wong Choong Hann vs. Sony Dwi Kuncoro. Peter Gade vs. Simon Santoso. These are some of the matches to be seen on day one of the China Open, held in Guangzhou next week. The Indonesians have had a tough draw, in spite of their world ranking – all top three shuttlers from PBSI are within the top 10, yet will be playing tough opponents – two seeded players and Wong Choong Hann, who did very well last time he was in China – reaching the final of the China Masters Super Series.

    Lee Chong Wei (photo), meanwhile, will be looking for his fourth title of the year after his great autumn. He played some of his best badminton in Japan and France to be the Champion, a few months after his title in Indonesia. Seeded number 2, he is set to clash with Dwi Kuncoro in the quarter-finals, for a rematch of the World Championships, where the Indonesian killed Lee's dreams. Top seed Lin Dan has Park Sung Hwan as a starter.

    Tine Ramsussen and Xie Xingfang could meet again for the third time in 2 months as early as the second round. Each has a victory as the Dane beat the top seed for the first time in Japan, and Xie answered with a win in three games in Paris a fortnight ago. Xie – who is from Guangzhou originally - and Zhang could be meeting once again in the final. China, however, is at full strength with 6 players in the main draw.

    Denmark is sending 5 pairs in the men’s doubles, hoping for a better showing than in France, where all pairs lost in the early rounds. Top seeds Tan and Koo are set to meet compatriots Lee/Choong as early as the quarter-finals, while Cai and Fu, French Open winners, are second seeds and start their campaign for a second Super Series win at home with a match against Malaysia’s Abdul Latif/Tazari.

    [​IMG]6 pairs from China – amongst which the surprising combination of Gao Ling (photo) and Zhao Tingting – will be out to avenge their humiliation of China Masters, last march, where they left the title to Marissa and Natsir on home soil. The Indonesians will avoid the top Chinese pairs until the semi-finals, which they can only reach if they beat Chinese Taipei’s Chien and Cheng.

    The mixed doubles draw is also at full strength with all top pairs set to play for the title – England, Indonesia, Denmark and of course, China have sent their very best.

    In spite of this being one of the last Super Series tournaments, the players and officials are still waiting for an announcement on the Super Series Finals. Scheduled originally from December 18th to 23rd, the organizers have yet to confirm the holding of the event which seems to have logistical problems. The event, supposed to be held in Qatar, could be changed to Malaysia at a later date: it has yet to be confirmed by officials.
     
  2. Raphy

    Raphy Regular Member

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    PLease do not post full articles here
    The copyright belong to Badzine and Badmintonphoto. YOu can put the first few words and a link if you want.
    Thank you.
     
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    but we always post articles from Star, NST, Chinapress, Sina, etc etc here...
     
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    Okay, so imagine someone accuses you of serving overhand, do you really think that claiming "But I served overhand in my last four matches..." is going to work?

    Leaving aside that flimsy comeback, there are major differences when it comes to Badzine. The first is that Badzine staff members pay attention to this forum while those at the Star, NST, etc. may be oblivious to Badminton Central. They are likely equally opposed to the text of their articles being cut and pasted on fora but, as they publish news about a variety of subjects, there may be hundreds of fora where there news is included without heed to copyright issues and they are unlikely to take issue with one as insignificant as BC. By contrast, there are only a few badminton fora and BC is the biggest so Badzine news and photos being posted without a link that might lead to an actual visit to the site by a BC member, constitutes a very noticeable omission and one that is very detrimental to the webzine's operation.

    In addition, the New Straits Times and other papers have both circulation and visits by seekers of non-badminton news to boost their readership. Badzine, on the other hand, has only a tiny slice of this demographic: people looking for badminton news online.

    So please. It's not like a news article from the New York Times that has been closed off to unregistered users even. All it takes is a link like this and BC users are alerted to the news and Badzine gets exposure to the other items it has published.
     
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    There is a standing rule here to quote the source and ackowledge the copywrite: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12555

    It is only good net etiquette to do that whether we are quoting in part or full. Actually if we are to include an entire article, it is much better to just create a link, as long as it is allowed by the source site, plus ackowledgement.
     
  7. robin7

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    How many of us have actually read the rule above? I have not till a few minutes ago.

    Maybe it should be included in the "read me" for those new members upon signing up.
     
  8. susanong

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    i agree wif robin :p i just read it tho
     
  9. pjswift

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    You are right from the copyright angle. However, links don't always work and not everyone bothers to follow up.
    Posting full articles give you full publicity and if continued exposure proves it has quality, then I might visit it on a regular basis independently.Once you have established top-of mind awareness,you have regulars.When you are not that established yet,links alone,I believe,are inadequate. You need full article exposure to get you there.
    The comments are interesting; at least it's not from a MAS perspective. By the way, didn't LCW have his rematch and revenge against Sony in DO?
     
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    I'm looking foward to CTF/LWW revenge match against the American pair.
     
  11. Han

    Han Regular Member

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    Don't be so sure, KKK/TBH lost to Matsuda/Ohtsuka twice and Lee/Choong may very well repeat the same history :D
     
  12. adammohamad

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    another shocking result

    koo kk-tan bh lost to chinese taipei :crying::crying::crying:...straight set [22-20, 21-16]:crying::crying::crying::crying:.....so mouth open result :(:(
     
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