TOTAL BWF THOMAS-UBER Cup Finals 2018 : Group-Stage Matches (20-23 May)

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    IMPACT Arena, Bangkok-THA | 20-27 May 2018

    Category : Grade 1 - Team tournaments

    Tournament website : http://bwfthomasubercups.com/

    Complete Schedule : https://bwfextranet.com/docs/events/3194/docs/TOTAL BWF Thomas Uber Cup Finals 2018 _ Competition Schedule _ 12 April 2018.xls

    Tournamentsoftware link : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=0057097B-20D5-4CF4-8E22-7138EE7565DC

    Bangkok time : https://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=4815&forma=Find Time

    Ticket Information : http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/sport/bwf-thomas-and-uber-cup-finals-2018-en.html

    Team Member : https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/teams.aspx?id=0057097B-20D5-4CF4-8E22-7138EE7565DC

    Live Streaming : - http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f
    - - BWF Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/user/bwf

    Group-Stage DRAW : http://bwfthomasubercups.com/news-single/2018/03/22/japan-in-group-of-death/
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    *Knock-out draw will be conducted on 23 May 2018, immediately after last match of group play-off is completed.

    BWF biennial major team event will present top-notch action from world’s best men's and women's teams to compete in eight days ahead at IMPACT Arena, Bangkok. Who will lift the coveted trophies, Thomas and Uber Cup this year? All badminton fans will witness the intensity, drama, thrilling matches started from tomorrow...

    XXX THOMAS CUP 2018
    Three nations had dominated Thomas Cup winner’s list in long period, 1948 to 2012. Malaysia and Indonesia involved in fierce rivalry until new emerging badminton powerhouse China became IBF member in 1981. China surprised Indonesia to top podium for the first time in 1982. Both of CHN & INA ruled Thomas Cup alternately in next two decades, as Malaysia stole the lime-light in 1992 edition.

    The wind of change of this prestigious men’s team badminton championships arrived in New Delhi 2014, the underdog Japan toppled mighty China 3-0 in semifinal and boosted Kenichi Tago and co. full confidence to create history, clinched maiden Thomas Cup champion after defeated five-time champion Malaysia 3-2 in final.

    Another historical moment repeated two years later in Kunshan when Denmark lifted the dazzling trophy, overcame Indonesia closely, 3-2. It obviously that Indonesia who beat the surprising Korea 3-1 at semifinal had not enough strong ammunition in singles discipline and failed to steal one point as they have advantage to seal doubles category. None of Sugiarto, Ginting and Mustofa could stop Danish leading men, Axelsen, Jorgensen and Vittinghus there. Host China suffered the disastrous result along their participation in Thomas Cup, failed to book semifinal berth for the first time, succumbed 1-3 to Korea, Lin Dan avoided 0-3 humiliation defeat, knocked out Lee Dong Keun in two straight-sets at that time.

    In 2018, the overall situation isn’t not much different, squad member of each strong contenders roughly stay the same. Top-seed and star-studded team China who sets the goal to reclaim Thomas Cup still includes old guards, two high-profile names, Chen Long-Lin Dan plus new shining star, reigning All England Champion Shi Yuqi. On doubles category they will banking on current world champion Liu C/Zhang N and Asian Champion Li JH/Liu YC. China is predicted to top group A but they should be wary to rising Indian team.

    Trophy holder Denmark comprises almost same squad with their 2016 winning team. World number one and world champion Viktor Axelsen will lead Danish team alongside with teammates Hans Kristian Vittinghus, Jan O Jorgensen and debutant Anders Antonsen. Carsten Mogensen once again skips Thomas Cup but no worries Denmark still has capable doubles pairs, Conrad, Kolding, Astrup, Ramussen, Boe, Christiansen.

    Indonesia is the most successful nation in Thomas Cup history, won the cup last time in 2002 and managed runner-up position in Kunshan 2016. This one of badminton giants practically will rely heavily on their men’s doubles following the outstanding performance by world number one Gideon/Sukamuljo plus the well-improved duo Alfian/Ardianto and high reputation veterans two-time World Champion Ahsan/Setiawan. Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie are expected to spring upset and contribute vital point against the heavyweight opponent.

    Kento Momota sensational BAC victory has injected 2014 Thomas Cup winner Japan moral resurgence. Momota, Kenta Nishimoto, Kazumasa Sakai and their steady men’s doubles combination Kamura/Sonoda, Inoue/Kaneko will reinforce them as one of title contenders and may repeat the New Delhi successful chapter in Bangkok. Japan occupies group C, dubbed as group of death, consists of Chinese Taipei, Germany and Hong Kong.

    Korea is experiencing total transformation in men’s doubles following their prominent pairs retired from national team post Rio Olympics 2016. And the nothing to lose team will be dangerous darkhorse and could shock the frontrunners. Most of Korean squad consists of youngsters to gain valuable experience for future years. Son Wan Ho is the only senior member in singles duty, Jeon Hyeok Jin and Heo Kwang Hee are other Korea arsenal. Korea will face tough group matches, against Indonesia and host Thailand.

    The always dependable Lee Chong Wei will spearhead Malaysia team alongside wih doubles aces Goh V/Tan WK. Other names in their roster, young guns Lee Zii Jia and Leong Jun Hao, seasoned player Iskandar Zulkarnain also surprising selection of Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Aaron Chia, Soh WY. They’re drawn with second seed Denmark, Russia and weak team Algeria.

    THOMAS CUP WINNERS
    INDONESIA = 13 times (1958, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
    CHINA = 9 (1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
    MALAYSIA = 5 (1949, 1952, 1955, 1967, 1992)
    JAPAN = 1 (2014)
    DENMARK = 1 (2016)
    ??? = 2018

    XXVII UBER CUP
    USA, Japan and Indonesia are trophy holder in Uber Cup early editions that spanned 1957-1981 then China stamp authority in next decades, only lost three times in 1994, 1996 and 2010. They carve fantastic record in Uber Cup history, always cruising into final since their initial participation in 1984 with 14 times winner and runner-up outing thrice.

    Coming to Bangkok, China will face challenging and complicated task to extend their supremacy in women’s team championships. A strings of their core players conceded retirement post Rio Olympic Games, leaving the less-experienced and untested young squad who needs more time to break into elite level. China calls 2012 Olympic Champion Li Xuerui to strengthen their singles squad that comprises Chen Yufei, He Bingjiao and Gao Fangjie. The stunning setback in women’s doubles recently makes the headache for Chinese team, reigning world champion Chen/Jia, Huang/Tang, Du/Li become vurnerable against current top-pairs and rarely to see them top podium in rebranding BWF World Tour 2018. China is drawn in tricky group with Indonesia, Malaysia and France.

    On contrast landscape, Japan is strongest favourite to halt China domination, it’s plausible since all of their players display consistency and excellent development in last two years. The starlets Akane Yamaguchi and world champion Nozomi Okuhara plus formidable doubles pairs Matsutomo/Takahashi, Fukushima/Hirota, Tanaka/Yonemoto will realize Japan ambitious mission to regain Uber Cup glory and this is the right time to make it happen.

    2010 champion Korea has quite surprising line-up, Sung Ji Hyun will be accompanied by Lee Jang Mi and junior An Se Young. Also the doubles pairs, most of them will make their Uber Cup debut in Bangkok. But it should be no problem for Korea to march on quarterfinal stage, they’re drawn with European powerhouse Denmark, Russia and weak team Mauritius.

    Thailand has balanced team and brimming confidence as the host, Ratchanok Intanon, Nitchaon Jindapol, Busanan Ongbamrungphan plus well-developed doubles squad Kititharakul/Prajongjai, Taerattanachai/Supajirakul are powerful enough to replicate their bronze medal outcome in Wuhan 2012 and no impossible to go further and create an upset here.

    UBER CUP WINNERS
    CHINA – 14 times (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016)
    JAPAN – 5 (1966, 1969, 1972, 1978, 1981)
    USA – 3 (1957, 1960, 1963)
    INDONESIA – 3 (1975, 1994, 1996)
    KOREA – 1 (2010)
    ??? - 2018

    DAY-1 GROUP-MATCHES : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...57097B-20D5-4CF4-8E22-7138EE7565DC&d=20180520

    - Session 1 (09.00am local time, 4 court)
    - Session 2 (02.00pm)
    - Session 3 (07.00pm) => Thomas Cup Highlights : Group B (KOR v THA), Group C (TPE v GER)
     
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    I didn't know this is the 30th Thomas Cup. Thanks.
     
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    Does this mean the BWF will start streaming at 7pm?
     
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    I don’t see any scheduled games posted yet @BWF youtube channel.


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    Neither do I. Hopefully BWF won't start streaming at 7pm...
     
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    Oh yay! BWF is streaming now. :D
     
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    Two fun matches to watch. I need more eyes!
     
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    where are you watching from? Taiwan? MAS? I don't see them in US.
     
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    I turned on Hola to "Taiwan" and see them : INDIA vs. France and Taipei vs. HKG.

    The Russian's videostream has 4 streams simultaneously; I am watching INA vs. CAN there
     
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    I'm watching from Singapore.
     
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    Yup, videostream Ukraine has live streaming of all 4 courts.
     
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    so far, Ginting is leading 9-3 comfortably :)
     
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    Live Streaming through BWF Youtube channel starting 09.00am, there're 2 TV courts for each session, court 1 & 2.
     
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    So there won't be Thomas cup Indonesia nor China for streaming today... :(

    I can't open the ukraine videostream. It didn't load anything.. some help?
     
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    I can open it just fine in Chrome.
     
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    No worries, INA will create perfect score 5-0 to start their Thomas Cup campaign ;)
     
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    I am using Chrome too. But nothing.. what does the pop up say?
     
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