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Discussion in 'World Junior Championships 2004' started by jumpshot, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. jumpshot

    jumpshot Regular Member

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    http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.asp?id=6193&draw=1

    MAS Thien How HOON [5/8]

    MAS Boon Heong TAN


    What does [5/8] mean. I know it something about player seating/ranking, but how do you read it. Is he ranked 5th? How do they rank one player in a double's pair when he doesn't play single, or does he?

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  2. kwun

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    that's their seeding. depending on their world ranking (usually).

    their seeding determines the players' position in the draw. only the top 8 players are seeded. seeded players are evenly distributed in the draw to avoid matching up of the best players in the early rounds.

    single and doubles ranking/seedings are independent of each other.

    the seeding goes like:

    1st
    2nd
    3rd-4th [3/4]
    5th-8th [5/8]
     
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    Thanks Kwun for the reply. Does 5th-8th mean the player ranks somewhere in between 5th and 8th? Sound undecisive.

    Gotta go soon to you know where. Hoping to take photos of the individuals.
     
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    Because in junior tournaments (and other tournaments) which are infrequent on a worldwide scale the the seedings cannot accuratley reflect the players abilities, so to reduce the error, whilst still acknowledging peoples' skill levels.

    Usually in a tournament you may have 1, 2, 3/4, 5/8, 9/16 In a draw of 16 seeds.

    International badminton tournaments can be more precise, since they assume the people who have the ranking are their because they have played frequently against the opponents, and so their "skill ranking" is fairly well patterened.
     

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