re: ABC championship

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  1. kktan

    kktan Regular Member

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    hi.

    i am based in jb. will certainly be going for ABC championship. I am staying close to the stadium. will be dropping by to see if i can get the time of the matches. and how much is the ticket.

    once i have some infos.. i will help to paste it here.

    i saw some posting of some outstation forummers coming in for this championship. please pm me.. if u need any help.

    all for love of badminton. cheers:)
     
  2. Linus

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    The price and the match schedules are already out today on the ABC website.

    Badminton Asia Championships 2007
    10th to 15th April
    Johor Bahru, MALAYSIA

    The sales of tickets begins on the 7th April at Stadium Bandaraya Johor Bahru. Bookings can be done through Johor Badminton Association office at +6-07-227 2889

    Ticket Price:
    10th April - FREE
    11th April - RM 10
    12th April - RM 10
    13th April - RM 20
    14th April - RM 20
    15th April - RM 30
    Season Ticket: RM 70
     
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    thanks linus.
    do u have the time of the matches??
     
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    season ticket meaning a ticket that can gain entry from 1st day to the last?
     
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    yes. alfa. u're rite
     
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    Thanks Linus,for the info.Really appreciated it..;) :D
     
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    Can i buy the ticket on that day without booking???
     
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    low price money have caused top players skipping ABC

    have been wondering why so many top players skip this tournament especially in MD. just look at the price money......

    Yonex-Sunrise Badminton Asia Championship 2007
    10th to 15th April
    Johor Bahru, MALAYSIA
    Total Prize Money – US$ 125,000


    Men’s Singles (US$ 25,700)
    Champion : US$ 10,000
    Runners : US$ 4,000
    Semi Finalists : US$ 1,600 each x 2 (US$ 3,200)
    Quarter Finalists : US$ 625 each x 4 (US$ 2,500)
    Last Sixteen : US$ 375 each x 8 (US$ 3,000)
    Last Thirty Two : US$ 187.5 each x 16 (US$3,000)



    Women’s Singles (US$ 22,525)
    Champion : US$ 8,625
    Runners Up : US$ 3,450
    Semi Finalists : US$ 1,375 each x 2 (US$ 2,750)
    Quarter Finalists : US$ 550 each x 4 (US$ 2,200)
    Last Sixteen : US$ 312.5 each x 8 (US$ 2,500)
    Last Thirty Two : US$ 187.5 each x 16 (US$3,000)




    Men’s Doubles (US$ 27,975)
    Champion : US$ 9,000
    Runners Up : US$ 3,600
    Semi Finalists : US$ 1,437.5 per pair x 2 pairs (US$ 2,875)
    Quarter Finalists : US$ 625 per pair x 4 pairs (US$ 2,500)
    Last Sixteen : US$ 500 per pair x 8 (US$ 4,000)
    Last Thirty Two : US$ 375 per pair x 16 (US$ 6,000)



    Women’s Doubles (US$ 25,612.50)
    Champion : US$ 7,625
    Runners Up : US$ 3,050
    Semi Finalists : US$ 1,218.75 per pair x 2 pairs (US$ 2,437.5)
    Quarter Finalists : US$ 625 per pair x 4 pairs (US$ 2,500)
    Last Sixteen : US$ 500 per pair x 8 (US$ 4,000)
    Last Thirty Two : US$ 375 per pair x 16 (US$ 6,000)



    Mixed Doubles (US$ 23,187.50)
    Champion : US$ 7,250
    Runners Up : US$ 2,750
    Semi Finalists : US$ 1,093.75 per pair x 2 pairs (US$ 2,187.5)
    Quarter Finalists : US$ 625 per pair x 4 pairs (US$ 2,500)
    Last Sixteen : US$ 437.5 per pair x 8 (US$ 3,500)
    Last Thirty Two : US$ 312.5 per pair x 16 (US$ 5,000)
     
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    sad that badminton is such a "cheap" and "poor" sport......
     
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    Players are generally not motivated by prize money. The WC and Olympics offer no prize money, yet they are the ones most coveted by players. In the normal circuit events, the All-England is the most popular even though for years, it offered only 4* prize money and ranking points.

    The Korean Open (richest in prize money) is vulnerable to absences from top players.
     
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    WC n Olympic are totally different stories......if u can differentiate it. ABC is not that prestigious.
     
  13. OneToughBirdie

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    Are you kidding that "players are generally not motivated by prize money"? So how are these players live on with no money and to retire one day. Winning WC and OLY pay more than any Open wins. An OLY gold for MAS is RM$3000 per month for life for each doubles player (this amount may have increased and I am not sure what the amount is for MS) and a one time payout too. I cannot remember the amount that SIN payout for OLY gold, I think it is S$1M, can my SIN BCer member confirm this for us? Winning All-England MD is only US$14,400 for KKK/TBH, but the Perak and Pinang state govt pay them RM$38,000 each (more than the US$7200 winning per person). TH winning OLY, WC and ASIAD gold payout huge amount of $$$, houses, car, etc. even though these events pay him no cash outright. CHN is different, the players are taken care by the CHN govt.
     
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    jessica.

    i am going to watch. i tried booking on the telephone. but could not get thru. i dun think it will be sold out., but having siad this.. i dun think Johor badminton association can do booking for spectator.
     
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    We basked in the glory, rejoiced and proud when MAS players win a tourney, whether it is Opens or Asiad. We heaved negatism and abuse when they lose. To say they are not motivated by money, i.e. they play for achievements and to glorify the nation, I would say those days of Tan Aik Huang, Wong Peng Soon, etc who held down a full time job and trained to be champions are long gone. Today's MAS players face a formidable challenge from CHN's state sponsored team of full-time professionals, therefore I hope MAS players (and their parents e.g. TBH's parents) who give up their prime time to pursue this game are fairly compensated for their efforts in making us proud malaysians. The same apply to players from all nations too. I read an article that Tracey Hallem has to find her own sponsor for flight/passage to participate in tourneys is astonishing.
    I admired TBH's parents forking out RM1200/month out of a RM1600 salary to support TBH's badminton ambition, taking a second job to support his family, that is devotion and love for TBH. I would wonder how many parents are willing to do that, for badminton is only a game, a professional badminton player career is a short one and a fleeting one too.
     
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    true enuff. my eyes went red when i watched the interview. i hope they keep their head low and be humble . the parents deserve all the comfort in their future lives for sacrifying so much for them.
     
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    I did not say they are not motivated by money. I said "prize money". If badminton players are motivated by prize money, they have pretty low motivation.

    However, I still feel that the biggest motivation is glory. A certain amount of money is of course neccessary to keep things going.
     
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    dun worry! i dun think the tix will be sold ouT! haha :D
     
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    Money to survive and more money to enjoy a "better" life is certainly what a professional badminton player, like all other professionals in sports, industry and commerce, is looking forward to. Material benefits are necessary for living.

    Of course, being a champion also brings with it the non-monetary incentives. To be able to call oneself the Champion of the World, that satisfaction for life money cannot buy. To be immortalized in the record books for future generations to remember, only a few can achieve this.

    Though the Olympics per se does not reward winners with prize monies, being an Olympic champion can create lucrative spin-offs, particularly in commercial endorsements and sponsorships.

    The Singapore Government has offered Olympic gold medal winners a cash prize of S$1 million, the silver commands S$500,000 and the bronze S$250,000. But only the most talented and committed can claim this prize! So no Singaporean athlete has won any of these prizes but now there are a few who are taking it more seriously! We got one Olympic silver medal long time ago in weightlifting but no such prizes were made available then. Our hero (very intangible recognition), Tan Howe Liang, remains a poor man helping out or supervising in the gym, I think.

    I would therefore surmise that the monetary and material benefits are more important to most athletes.
     
  20. OneToughBirdie

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    Well said indeed....A person, whether a professional athlete or a working stiff, obligation is to look after his family and his parents and you need $$$ to do that...bringing glory to his/her nation is great, but should be rewarded for his efforts and sacrifice...and er! abuse from fans whether he/she lost...hahaha!:p
     
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