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Discussion in '2005 Tournaments' started by jkusmanto, May 24, 2005.
If you are going to set a rule like that, Europe will be in bigger trouble than Asia.
i am soo agree, lets say, asia has this superb combination of CHINA, indonesia, korea, and malaysia, then europe will be,,,well, sure, they have formidable xd , nathan and gail, but the rest? i think they still have to rely on denmark, but then again, i think what dan_fan said was right too, becos this way maybe we can see some new good players from europe, and so that european badminton will not be too denmark-y (not that anything is wrong with that, as we all know they have what it takes to dominate europe (and they do)))
If they want, they can put Danes on only three matches (both MS and MD).
For the rest, they can field :
WS : Pi Hongyan (France), Mia Audina, Yao Jie (Netherlands), Xu Huaiwen (Germany), Tracy Hallam (England) ...
WD : Mia Audina/Yao Jie (Netherlands), Tripp/Wright, Kellogg/Emms (England) ...
XD : Robertson/Emms (England)
So the line-up could be for example (without Peter Gade) :
MS1 : Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark)
MS2 : Dicky Palyama (Netherlands) or Niels Kaldau (Denmark)
WS1 : Pi Hongyan (France)
WS2 : Xu Huaiwen (Germany)
MD : Eriksen/Lundgaard (Denmark)
WD : Mia Audina/Yao Jie (Netherlands) ... or Tripp/Wright (England)
XD : Robertson/Emms (England)
Guess that means the tournament is confirmed.Keep the update coming.
Good point.Did n't strike me.Well if it's rankings based then the rankings decide,but if it is an invitational tournament then perhaps u may find more danes and less chinese, given the asian superiority of the game over europe .
Chan Chong Ming-Koo Kien Keat to take on Europe's best
[size=+2]Chong Ming-Kien Keat to take on Europe抯 best[/size]
By RAJES PAUL
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's top ranked men's doubles badminton pair of Chan Chong Ming-Koo Kien Keat will feature for Asia in a revived tie against Europe in Manila from July 12-14.
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) deputy president, Datuk Punch Gunalan, said that the competition was aimed at strengthening the ties among players from the two regions.
揥e had this competition a long time ago. We have revived it but we are introducing a new format. We hope this competition will create a good rapport between the badminton nations of Asia and Europe,?said Gunalan.
揥e are inviting the best players from Asia and Europe. This will certainly excite the public.?nbsp;
TOP CHOICE: Chan Chong Ming (left) and his partner Koo Kien Keat will feature for Asia in a revived tie against Europe in Manila from July 12-14.
Gunalan is the manager for the Asian team while Chinese coach Li Yongbo is the captain.
The team will comprise two men's singles players, two women's singles and a pair each for the men's doubles, women's doubles and the mixed doubles.
揥e have sent invitations to several countries,?said Gunalan.
揊or the men's doubles, we have invited a pair from Malaysia. We have invited one men's singles each from China and Indonesia. We will be able to finalise the team over the next few days.?nbsp;
The tie will be played over three days with a total of nine matches. The nine matches are three men's singles, three women's singles and one each for men's doubles, women's doubles and the mixed doubles.
Three matches will be played a day. The winners on the first day will get one point for the team, the winners on the second day will contribute two points and three points will be given for the winners on the last day.
揟he captain's role is vital. The key strategy will be fielding the right players for each day. It will be interesting,?added Gunalan.
The winner will get US$50,000 (RM190,000) and the runners-up will take home US$30,000 (RM114,000).
Malaysia's chief coach Yap Kim Hock said: 揥e have received an invitation for the men's doubles. Chong Ming-Kien Keat are our top pair now and it will be a good outing for them.?nbsp; Prior to the Asia versus Europe tie, Chong Ming-Kien Keat will compete in the Singapore Open (June 27-July 3) and Malaysian Open (July 5-10).
Well,the format does seem very very interesting.It's a 3-day event,so it could take 3 days to know the winner[asia or europe??]and also like gunalan said it will be important that the captain field the right player on the given day.Pretty interesting as well.
We have all been critisizing the IBF a lot lately,but i think we should spare atleast a second to appreciate such efforts to bring in new ideas and interest everyone and also on it's efforts to establish training centres around the world.
PBSI has decided that Luluk/Alven won't play even they get an invitation from ABC. From Indonesia just Taufik will play.
Filipino Mixed Doubles Pair
The Filipino brother-sister mixed doubles pair of Kennevic and Kennie Asuncion (no. 24 world ranking) will be playing for Asia. On top of the hometown crowd cheering them on, they will need all the luck they can get since they will be going up against Robertson and Emms. Whew!
Don't know whether it comes at the right time
Out of Asia, Australasia, South America, North America/Mediterranian, Africa, Europe, seems that there is a very very very huge gap between Asia/Europe and the rest. It could be 15-0 for every match between Asia/Europe(if all top players are fielded) and RTOW, maybe except for Gunawan/Bach pair.
its going to be held here in manila on july 12-14, 2005. the players are for mixed doubles= robertson/emms vs. asuncion siblings (wow ranked #1 vs #30something )....women singles= pi hongyang, mia audina, gong ruina....mens singles= lin dan, taufik hidayat....mens doubles= robertson/blair vs. .........sorry i forgot the other players that are participating . ticket price ranges from 50php to 500php (the farthest 50php, next 100something, next 200something, nxt 300something and then the 515php price, its so near the racket can hit your head )(current exchange rate 1$=55php) 1st game time starts at 7:00pm, last game starts at 10:00pm. winning team gets 50grand and the runner up gets 30grand.
Asia vs Europe in MVP Cup badminton
In an event that will further boost local badminton’s growing popularity, Europe’s best and Asia’s brightest collide in the First Manuel V. Pangilinan International Badminton Championships or MVP Cup from July 12 to 14 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
Patterned after golf’s Ryder Cup format, 10 players from Europe and 10 from Asia—including local bets Kennivic and Kennie Asuncion—will clash three straight days in chase of the top team prize of $50,000 out of the $80,000 pot.
China’s Lin Dan, the world’s top-ranked player, heads the Asian squad while Germany’s Bjorn Joppien, the world No. 17, banners the European team in this event held in honor of Manny Pangilinan, the chair of telecom giant Philippine Long Distance Co. that is sponsoring the tournament.
"Asia versus Europe is a first in badminton. It’s a sport that Filipino can excel, and this is the best that we can offer. It’s a way of telling Filipinos they have the potential to be great in the sport," Pangilinan said at the launching of the tournament at the Mandarin Hotel in Makati City.
Also returning to see action in the unique championship is Indonesia’s talented but mercurial Taufik Hidayat, the 2004 Athens Olympics men’s gold medalist, who is a local crowd favorite.
Asia also boasts of China’s Zhang Ning, the reigning women’s world champion, and Uber Cup titlist See Yoon Hee of South Korea, who is ranked No. 16.
On the other hand, Europe has the world’s top mixed doubles of Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms of England, who will face the Asuncions in the last day of the MVP Cup co-sanctioned by the Asian Badminton Confederation and European Badminton Union.
The biggest international badminton event to be held in the country since the 2000 Asian championships, the MVP Cup is organized by the Philippine Badminton Association and the International Management Group.
Completing the Asian team are Malaysians Chan Choon Ming and Koo Kian Keat in the men’s doubles and Thailand’s Saralee Thungthongkam and Sathine Chankrachangwong for the women’s pairs. Europe will also have world No. 18 Robert Blair of England (men’s doubles) and IBF’s No. 4 Yao Jie of Netherland for the ladies doubles.