US Open 2007

Discussion in 'US Open 2007' started by kwun, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. dannyang

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    xxz is employed by CHN national team. his boss is LYB. how can he go to other contries. for CH, still represents for CHN
     
  2. Krisna

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    Flight tickets to the US are relatively expensive... :( Many national associations in Asia don't want to spend so much when there are other tournament options closer to home, within the region... :) After Indonesia Challenge, there is the Indian Open Gold GP the next week, followed by Japan Superseries, then Chinese Taipei Open Gold GP... That's 4 weeks in a row... :)
     
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    I'm sure you guys wil have fun watching this US Open. Maybe some of you will laugh your heads off watching some players.
     
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    How do you mean?
     
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    You will know where u are there. 1st few rounds should be fun.
     
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    No, I don't understand. Please explain, "laughing your heads off watching some players".
     
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    thats kinda mean towards some players is it not ? :confused: meh w/e
     
  10. DinkAlot

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    That's my point, that's why I would like clarification.

    I give credit to those Junior Nationals and less than "A" Players who are up to the challenge to take on professional players. :)
     
  11. smartie1980

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    Hi friends!

    I'm the coach of portuguese Badminton player Filipa Lamy ( http://filipalamy.no.sapo.pt ) I hope that this tournament will be a great tournament for her ranking and for her olympic qualification.

    Hugs
     
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    Doesn't matter what date US Open is schedule, as long as it's not Gold Series or above then will be hard to attract any top player. I was fooled thinking badminton will emerge in US after the successful World Championship 2005 ... I was very wrong:crying:
     
  13. huangkwokhau

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    Yeah..we have to dream it for a while....US is rich but no one gives S*** for badminton yet...:(:(
     
  14. Krisna

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    USA Badminton

    The only one who seem to care [from an outsider's perspective] is that guy [whoever he is] who leads OC Badminton Club. He keeps organizing [and funding] the US Open year after year after year... :D

    I know it is tough for badminton in the US, but it was difficult for soccer as well [in the USA]... Badminton need to keep growing at the grassroot level. Decade after decade after decade... [easier said than done, I admit]... when there is a mass following, then the business will grow. If the grassroot business grows, then sponsorship $$$ and prize money $$$ will also grow... And if Nike, Adidas, Wilson, etc. are involved... cha-chiiiinggg! $$$ $$$ Then badminton can be a sport that US athlete's choose as a career... :)

    Yes, worldwide badminton itself has to grow. BWF is not doing enough right now... :mad: Too much internal fighting there eh? :mad: :crying: I am scared to read that article about badminton's decline in Denmark due to the lack of $$$ for players... Aiyaa... very scary. Declining Denmark and European involvement is very very not good for worldwide badminton... :crying:
     
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    cool. many countries are coming? that's great. we as fans can have a look at future no 1 .. perhaps? it's not LD anymore? lol. no offence.
     
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    Ants, you don't seem to be the disrespectful type of person, so maybe you can clarify your statement. For us people living in the US, we don't get the chance to see many top players compete here. You are lucky you live in Asia and gets to travel to different Opens to watch the top players. I am thankful of the few that shows up here and all the rest no matter what their skill levels are. Only once a year do we get to see international players compete here. And it's a chance for local players to see how they match up against people from other countries.
     
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    He probably was just kidding....in the US, some of us fortunate ones were able to go to the world championships when it was at the arrowhead pond....other than that event, we will most likely never see a 5 or 6* tournament.

    No matter what anyone says...any tournament that has professional players will beat the living you know what out of us :)
     
  18. Krisna

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    US Open Superseries [one day]...

    Oh, the US Open was a 5* tournament a while ago. A Chinese company gave it sponsorship money... Now they have stopped... I hope one day one of the Superseries is in the US... Better for worldwide badminton that way. ;)
     
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    I personally think that the popularity of badminton in North America is key for badminton to get the recognition it deserves as a sport worldwide. Movers and shakers in advertising and promotions, financers and marketing innovators, would usually originate from that side of the world. Whatever kind of rating this current US Open has, I am glad that you guys are supportive, as it is important to keep the interest in the sport going.

    I do agree though, that it will be a big boost if a super series will be held in the US one of these days. But the follow through for such activities though, should be continuous, it can't just be a one time event that will happen every 5 years, to be able to get some mileage
     
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    Can i get..

    ..an AAAAAAA-men!!;):):cool:..
     

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