Several problems In my opinion there are several problems in this issue. And the issue is quite similar to the withdrawals of most of the chinese team entered into Denmark Open and i.e. the withdrawal of Peter Gade from the recent China Open. First it must be clear to everyone that it is simply not attractive enough to the players, or the national associations, to participate in the World Super Series Finals. The blame for this goes solely to the BWF. The BWF has so far failed to make it attractive or mandtory to participate in the SS Finals. But first an example: China withdrew its top players from Denmark Open stating fatigue as the reason. And Peter Gade gave the same explanation for withdrawing from China Open. Lee Chong Wei could have done the same regarding China Open, but he went to Shanghai and lost in the first round to Jan O Jorgensen. This win was great for Jan, and it created something to talk about at least in Denmark but possibly also in Europe where it brought hope to mens singles. The same might have happened to i.e. a young Indonesian player had Peter Gade chosen to go to (or had been forced to go to) China Open. Peter, like Chong Wei would have been a little tired and not overly motivated because this was not a high priority tournament for him. A loss wouldn't have done him too much harm, but it would have been a great story. Likewise reflections goes for the chinese participation in Denmark Open and so on for many tournaments during the year. My point in this is that the BWF should make the players and the countries especially China and Korea, but also other countries absolutely clear that we are all in this together - in promoting badminton in a better and mucg more professional way than we've done so far. 1) This starts by the BWF itself. Hopefully good people have started taking control of things now. Because for the second year in a row it has been a secret when and where the finals were going to be held. With that in mind it is unfair to blame countries or players for having planned otherwise, taken into account the facts and tournaments that have been scheduled in due time. - So this MUST change starting next week! 2) It should be more attractive to be part of the WSSMF !!! OR the punishment for not going should be severe. WSSMF is supposed to be a KEY EVENT in promoting badminton. The players and countries should commit to particioate in this promotion if they want to be part of the Super Series at all. AND it should be worth while! 500.000 devaluated US$ is nothing much these days. They're almost equal in value to the 250.000 US$ price money offered in the Korea Open anno 1997, where by the way Thomas Stuer won the men's singles. This is simply not good enough!!! The BWF must secure a bigger price pool for the season finale - if that is not possible it should be called off 6 months before instead of showing the embarrassing field of players as is the case now. The PLAYERS must participate in WSSMF in order to be able to participate in any Super Series or BWF event the following year. If such a rule is not possible to implement, then the PLAYERS should be fined an amount of 50 % of the price monet offered for the winner in each category. AND the price money won is to be paid dirctly to the players personal bank-account instead of to the national association. PLAYERS qualified but unable to play due to injury has to be present during the event and be available for promotion and marketing purposes should the organisers wish so, and it should be mandatory to go to the event and see the event medical staff for confirmation of the stated injury. These suggestions should be modified and implemented for each Super Serie event as well, in order to secure that they in fact are Super, and the BWF should lead the way.