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Discussion in 'India Open 2008' started by Arun V, Mar 12, 2008.
CONFIRMED: Wong Mei Choo did not participate....I got the source from MAS' coach....
So far the withdrawal:
3 unknown yet
4 unknown yet
being told that no chinese players withdrew...China sent full team except ZN and wang Yi han and LD
So far the withdrawal:
3 unknown yet
being told that no chinese players withdrew...China sent full team except ZN and wang Yi han and LD[/quote]
Wait till you attend the India Open , a Grand Prix event. Teams get stranded at the airport in the early morning hours, waiting at least 2 hrs to be put onto transports to their hotel, which is an hour away. And worst, only 2 buses await all these teams that arrived together : INA, MAS, PHI, CHN, KOR, JPN, SIN, THA. In the end , they have to be put on cabs which lost their way and have to be directed. The plane landed at 10.40pm. By the time the teams reached the hotel, it was 2.40am. And at the hotel, it was mayhem. The teams were told Badminton India did not furnish details of rooming to the hotel despite the teams sending them. And by the time they get into rooms, it was 4am.
Worse, the transports were never on schedule. Even to the competition hall.
How to organise Super Series ?
Ha ha. If you ask any team which frequents the SS, they would tell you that SIN and JPN are the most well organised. DEN SS also seems ok. INA SS has great problems with accomodation and seating arrangement for players. CHN and ENG had bad scheduling problems. In fact, I heard that for one of the CHN SS, the teams didn't have the schedule of play for the Main Draw which started at 9am the following day until midnite the night before.
For FRA , they couldn't even get the practice courts ready on time for the team. For MAS Open, the practice courts given to the world class players were horrible, the flooring so hard they hurt their knees. For RUS, at their Open, the hotel though international, the staff did not know English. And no transport for the scheduled practice times in cold winter.
on www.badminton.de i read that juliane schenk also withdrew!!
She is number 14 now ..after winning Polsih Open....she may see her ranking up to 12..may be thats why she skipped India Open....it is tough to travel all the way to Asia for one tournament then prepare yourself for Europe Championship....it is good call to skip India..
The organizer said that they have updated the score at www.internationalbadminton.org....sigh!
Chinese domination may continue
Chunlai Bao, Xingfang Xie get pride of place
Indian men have a tough task on hand
HYDERABAD: Will the ‘Chinese Wall’ be breached in the $120,000 Sunrise-Yonex India Open badminton championship commencing at Gachibowli, here from Tuesday?
This is the logical query considering that the top three seeds in both men’s and women’s sections are from China and all have the potential to make their opponents look very ordinary on their day.
This tournament is being considered a huge opportunity for the host to book berths for the Beijing Olympics as it is one of the last three qualifying tournaments.
India’s best men’s singles player Anup Sridhar (World No. 24), who is assured of an Olympic berth provided Arvind Bhat doesn’t overtake him in rankings, has pulled out due to an ankle injury.
Except for Chetan Anand, once ranked No. 24, and Anand Pawar the others will run into tough customers very early in their campaign.
Realistically, there seems to be little scope for outstanding results from the Indians unless the elegant Chetan comes up with a special performance in front of his home crowd.
Bhat (World No. 43) may have a possible second round clash with fourth seed Sung-Hwan Park of Korea.
“Due credit was not given to me even after winning the All England title against Lin Dan since he was not fully fit. So, I am determined to win here to prove that my victory was no flash in the pan,” the Korean said.
The women’s field also has the 23-year-old, third-seeded Lin Zhu, 2007 world champion, 20-year-old Lu Lan, winner of 2007 Denmark Super Series and the Chinese Open.
Men: 1. Chunlai Bao (Chn), 2. Jin Chen (Chn), 3. Yu Chen (Chn), 4. Sung Hwan Park (Kor), 5. Boonsak Ponsana (Thai), 6. Choong Hann Wong (Mas), 7. Shoji Sato (Jpn), 8. Tsuen Seng Lee (Mas).
Women: 1. Xingfang Xie (Chn), 2. Lan Lu (Chn), 3. Lin Zhu (Chn), 4. Huai Wen Xu (Ger), 5. Mew Choo Wong (Mas), 6. Mi Zhao (Hkg), 7. Pui Yin Yip (Hkg), 8. Eriko Hirose (Jpn).
Men: 1. Jae Sung Jing / Yongdae Lee (Kor), 2. Candra Wijaya (Mas) / Tony Gunawan (USA), 3. Jaelin Lee / Jo Man Hwang (Kor), 4. Shuichi Sakamoto / Shintaro Keda (Jpn), 5. Zhendong Guo / Zhengbo Xie (Chn), 6. Tadashi Ohtsuka / Keita Masuda (Jpn), 7. Hendra Arida Gunawan / Joko Riyadi (Ina), 8. Albertus Susanto Njoto / Yohan Hadikusumo Wiranata (Hkg).
Women: 1. Yun Chin Chien / Wen Hsing Cheng (Chn), 2. Miyuki Maeda / Satoko Suetsuna (Jpn), 3. Yanmei Jiang / Yujia Li (Singapore), 4. Aki Akao / Tomomi Matsuda (Jpn).
Glad that you brought out such shortcomings that even BIG and sizeable countries could not handle well. This gives a chance for tiny countries like Singapore to continue to hold the SS.
very very tiny one.....
I'm glad to note these comments from the participating teams and hope they and the BWF officials will not forget very very tiny Singapore as being able to play an important role in hosting the SS.
what a poor organization by INDIA BA!!
Is it just me, or is that article in the Hindu saying that Park Sung Hwan won the All England title? Have I been caught in a time warp? I thought Chen Jin won the All England title...
:crying: Unable to display
The organizational capabilities of some of the big countries just cannot be defended. They are terrible. Terrible!
In term's of contribution [or potential contribution] to the badminton business and worldwide popularity and acceptance, roughly we can describe the potential countries as:
ALL ENGLAND SS
HONG KONG SS
hey dude, that link is wrong!! becoz the link last there got haiz...
the actual link is >> www.internationalbadminton.org
*faints*...they're from TAIWAN. (TPE)
Any live streaming or live score?
I think Japan should move ahead of Malaysia and Korea as they have 127M people, more than Malaysia and Korea combined, w/ high disposable income and pretty good global awareness from other countries. Malaysia and Korea have accomplished more, but a World Champ or Olympic medalist from Japan would have more world wide impact/recongnition.
Market saturation I think would favour Japan too; the sport is pretty developed in Malaysia and Korea. I don't think badmintion in Japan is more popular then Korea & Malaysia so greater potential in Japan due to $$ & #'s as a result.
Also wondering if Denmark should move up the scale a bit becuase of results and the fact that they are carrying the torch for Western nations and there is strong brand awareness of their players.