Team INA Withdraws from HKG SS

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  1. badMania

    badMania Regular Member

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    According to the report in Kompas today, Lius Pongoh mentioned that due to the unavailablity of funding, PBSI will withdraw ALL the players currently signed up for the KLRC New Zealand Open GP as well as the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Super Series :eek: What an incompetent planning from PBSI as usual...leading to MASSIVE WITHDRAWAL FEES that they have to pay BWF. 53 players alone for the NZL Open :eek:

    Unless of course, players themselves or their clubs want to fund their travel to these tournaments :rolleyes:
     
  2. Yong_Hui

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    is it?????
    I think PBSI should have tournament planner for their new cabinet.......
    rather than paid for withdrawal fees, if they have good plan, some player can go for that....
     
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    Ah well..

    ..nothing surprising to read...but you were expecting them to come to HK, eh??..:p

    Hau-ge was smart, though, to be in Paris now to catch some actions from some INA players. That way, he would watch them live for perhaps the last time, this yr.;)
     
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    how can INA's most famous sport, the only sport which earned them gold medal in this and previous OG, have insufficient funding for their players?
     
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    Really disappointing news, so French SS will become last SS for INA shuttlers participation in this year.
     
  6. Sandy

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    Djarum will send their club players to HKG, maybe Djarum players in Pelatnas too.
    Hopefully other clubs can get sponsor for funding to send their players.
     
  7. badMania

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    Yup, Djarum will send Andre Kurniawan Tedjono, Ari Yuli Wahyu Hartanto and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (the later 2 will have to play in Qualifying) for MS and Maria Elfira Christina, Maria Febe Kusumastuti, and Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari for WS.

    As for the other Pelatnas-based players, we shall see...
     
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    what a shambles.
    i thought that PBSI was pretty well funded compared to the other badminton nations.
    or has the financial crisis affected our beloved sport as well?
     
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    A great pity, if this is true. And I agree with cooler on this, it made no sense for Indonesia's most rewarding Olympic sport not have sufficient funds for tournaments.
     
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    PBSI is having its general election (Munas) in November. So, all players are returned back to their respective clubs, while the new management is being formed. Then, the players will be recalled to Pelatnas, of course, based on their current form and performance. Also, the players' and PBSI contracts with Yonex should be also expiring soon.

    The ironic thing is: PBSI has signed up 53 players for the KLRC New Zealand GP and their top players for the HKG Open without even considering whether they have the budget for those tourneys. Only after that, they realized they have no money...opppss.....so....mass withdrawals. They still have to pay the penalty afterwards, amounting to more than US$10k, which is > 100 million Rupiahs currently. What a joke really :eek: :(
     
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    Sigh, just another case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing (or they knew...and simply don't care until it's too late to do anything about it).
     
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    Nooooesss.. >.< I really was expecting them to play! Damnit!

    :eek: That's quite a lot of money. PBSI is being ridiculous..
     
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    The impact of turmoil... change in management, financial volatility, and economics...

    During the last 2.5 years, yes, PBSI was very well funded because the Head of KONI, Ibu Rita Subowo, made sure enough funds flow for badminton in preparation for Asian Games, SEA Games, and the Olympics... Also, Pak Sutijoso, made the Jakarta Real Estate Developers donate Rp 1 to 2 billion each every year... :eek: The next 4 years? Not his problem. He is running for the Republic of Indonesia Presidency... :p

    By the time the penalty bill arrives... in around 2 months... 1 US$ could be equal to Rp 15000... :crying: So that's Rp 150 million for the next PBSI administration to pay, right? :eek:

    But seriously, this currency volatility and economic uncertainty is hurting a lot of people in INA... :( I can't blame any of the badminton club owners if they want to reserve their funds [most probably in Rupiah] and not send any of their players to international tournaments until things settle down... :eek:

    The badminton players themselves have to understand that whatever is happening now is not a joke for their families, their clubs, PBSI, KONI, and the INA government. :( Rp 11400 for every 1 US$ is a big jump from Rp 9200 just a few months ago... Few [if any] in INA could have predicted this for sure even 2 months ago... :p

    Maybe only the INA-fans [like me] may choose to ignore reality and complain about the lack of actions from INA's top players! :p
     
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    I just checked the BWF website, this is the newest rule for Super Series, amended May 16, 2008:

    8. WITHDRAWAL FEE


    8.1. If a player
    / pair who is accepted into a tournament withdraws from the entire tournament
    or any event thereof for any reason whatsoever within fifteen days before the first
    scheduled match of the tournament, the Member Association entering the player shall
    make a payment of US$250 per player / pair to the organisers for the inconvenience
    caused by the withdrawal.


    The first scheduled match of Hong Kong Super Series is November 25. So, according to this, as long as they are withdrawn 15 days before... [which is November 10]... there will be no penalty fee... :)
     
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    What about for GP event? Anyway, the 15-days deadline for the KLRC New Zealand Open will be Monday 27th October?
     
  16. Krisna

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    I have posted the GP rule [chapter 9] in the NZ Entry thread... :) In short, yes, 15 days. That's why Pelatnas administrators insisted on withdrawing at the latest on Oct 27 for the NZ GP.
     
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    Exactly, I was just about to mention this 2 weeks in advance withdrawal thing :).
     
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    Almost like déjà vu all over again..

    ..not a good sign..the exchange rate is almost like déjà vu to around 10 yrs ago, circa 1998-1999...:p
    ..hope the folks @ PBSI won't forget that date...;)
     
  19. huangkwokhau

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    some ina players will fund themselves to pqrticipqte to hkg. including vita..butet..nova and Bona.
     
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    The latest: Pia.firda as well Sony will join INA army to HKG....they decided to fund themselves...TH also using his money for CHN Open and HKG Open.
     

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