Don't quite understand the MAS strategy for MD in the Euro tournaments - have MAS given up the 3 pairs in the top 4 "pipe dream" to qualify for the Olympics? I know that the MAS MD coaching set up had changed strategy to put only winning pairs onwards for competition - an ok strategy ala China style if 2-3 players/pairs are really dominant as they are in the women's competition. MAS MD coaching seemed to yoyo quite a bit on strategy if the run of a few competitions did not go to plan. Even China now possibly because the game has become professional and prize money involved are now sending >3 participants in many events. Whilst MAS only have 3 winning pairs (KKK/TBH, CTF/LWW plus CCM/HTH if you count NZ Open) in open comp: TBS/OSH, MZ/MF, GTC/LWF and even some of the back up pairs are very competitive if not quite "winning yet". If they don't get to play SS, their rankings are going to be affected, which might mean battling through the qualifiers in SS plus seeding issues. Is this a consequence of an embarassment of riches in talent in MD? Strategy seemed quite different in MS with the likes of YKB, Hafiz, plus of course the club players featuring in Europe. These players are no more likely to achieve better than the MDs and realistically probably worse. Also MXD, wouldn't qualify for OG if the junior pair TWK/WKW don't get the points to get into the range for qualification - not that they are a real threat to go very far by 08 anyway. Probably concentrating on World Jrs. JWPX also won't qualify for WS OG if she doesn't go grab points. Looks like MAS have put eggs in 2 basket for MD for OG 2008, battling hard to sustain another top 16 MS to get 2 qualifiers in, 1 WS spot, 1 WD spot and nothing for MXD???