US Open 2007

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  1. kwun

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    well, cool. US Open has increased prize money to make it a 2*.

    but what terrible timing? wedged 2 weeks after WC2007 and a week before Japan Open. i doubt there will be many good players coming.
     
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    OMG...Kwun's already looking fw to this..

    :D ...hehe, don't worry kwun, if not many good players coming again, we'll gladly accept the RUS team to come over here again and give the rest of the competitors another whipping...except of course Tony and Halim who will hand out their own brand of whipping..:p ;) :rolleyes: :D ...
    Maybe you can come next year and visit us, it'll be 2 yrs since you visited So.Cal..hehe;):)
     
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    How does it work...? Can just anyone enter? I know it says US Open but its not like any one of us "amateurs" can just walk in an play a match with Dabeka or Nakanishi. And btw, does anyone know what is happening with Raju Rai. Is he going to be getting surgery. Because well normally he should beat Chris Trenholme, (altho Chris was playing exceptionally well). I feel for the guy. He's a great player...altho I support Chris the whole way!!
     
  4. kwun

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    actually, it truely is an open, you can enter to compete in it. all you need to do is to be a member of USAB, and you can pay the entry fee and play in the qualification round.
     
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    Oh cool..but just the qualifiers right? You only get in the main draw if you win your qualifiers? And do you know what the approximate entry fee is? Thanks!
     
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    U.S. Open Entry Form information..

    black_knight006,
    regarding your inquiry, you can go to this website:
    http://www.panambadminton.org/tournamentcalendar_event.aspx?id=195&calendarid=12
    There you can see a link to this yr's U.S. Open Entry Form(in there you'll find informations such as on approx. entry fee etc.).....hope thats helpful-;):cool:
     
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    US open should be upgraded to 5 or 6 stars events, i think USA can afford to hold 4,5,6,7 tournament :)
     
  8. Michael-Lam

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    how much is the cost of each star?
     
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    my guess would be approximately $40,000
     
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    that much?

    the worst is that even the 6* tournament prize money is nothing much.. even for the singles.... its a disgrace... badminton is being killed by other sports........
     
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    Not killed yet since badminton hasn't ever been the most popular sport in the world.

    Somewhat...awakening. LoL~ Badminton fans and players are slowly slowly increasing. And badminton itself seems to slowly be getting more popular too!
     
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    Hmm..I'm wondering how good you have to be to be able to play in the open and get at least runner up?
     
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    Since Xia Xuanze and Chen Hong is retiring, maybe they'll come and entertain us one last time.......cross fingers...:D

    Anyone know how to give them a special invite?
     
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    Where is the US Open going to be held this year? Same as last year?
     
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    Yep, OCBC: August 28-September 1, 2007 - 2007 Yonex/OCBC US Open Grand Prix Championships
     
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    yeah, it's a shame that they don't go to other countries. but the travel fees are pretty expensive(compared to the prize money) and they're no longer sponsored, so yeah.
     
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    I hope it will be a big event. :) Going to US for vacation around that time. Maybe i can go and watch if i'm not bz with family for vacation. Have not log in BC for a while too.
     
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    haha NAWP!!! Chen Hong is BACK!!!! :D
     
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    he hasn't done too well though. lost in the early rounds for the SS. however, in a tournament like US Open, i'd say he'd win unless Wong Choong Hann came
     
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    I've noticed that Zhou Mi has been playing lots of small tournaments, so I'd anticipate her coming to play US Open.

    If Chen Hong comes too - that would be great, maybe he can play mixed double with Zhou Mi and take two titles. :D:eek:

    Heck, if USAB will let them play Men's Doubles, they might take three titles...:D:D:D:eek:

     

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