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Discussion in '2021 Tournaments' started by samkool, Jan 10, 2021.
holding my breath for zero covid walkovers...
Total Prize Money : US$1,000,000
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DRAW : https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=DE541B33-2037-4644-A541-EDA77A870CE1
Tournament time-table :
LIVE STREAMING : - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1OHmfgXr9UycHcIj_ptMkQ
January will mark the return of BWF tour in brand new style with “bubble” environment as the world still grappling and fighting to curb the dangerous COVID-19 pandemic, displaying much more competitive than Denmark Open last October. The hype started from 4th January when all players and entourage step up into Suvarnabhumi Airport as buzzed by relentless updates of numerous badminton social media platform including BWF Official accounts. Breaking news emerged prior to THA Open arrival deadline, two badminton powerhouses China and Japan withdrew from this much anticipated badminton battle with different reason. CBA players failed to get government clearance to go abroad while the prominent star Kento Momota was tested positive that forcing entire Bird Japan squad cancelled trip for Bangkok meet. Then INA iconic duo The Minions also pulled out following Sukamuljo tested positive of COVID-19.
TAKING CHANCES. Without Kento Momota presence, a string of title contenders that considered to flying high will focus on top ranked players despite it’s tough to gauge their overall performance as an impact of the unprecedented long break and few tournaments in last 12 months. Two Danish protagonists Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen who clinched last two BWF premiere title, All England and Denmark Open respectively among the frontrunners alongside Chou Tien Chen, Anthony Ginting, Jonatan Christie. The rising Malaysian young star Lee Zii Jia may continue his outstanding streak, thanks to 2020 early year hits before halted by the pandemic.
TAI-ONE FAVORITE. The most fascinating category where there's none dominant force in last five years, more or less they have equal chance to nail the victory. In Bangkok this time, the competition will be toned down a bit following the absence of China and Japan top players. All England champion Tai Tzu Ying finds major tests that could be intrepreted through home darling Ratchanok Intanon, the Olympic Champion Carolina Marin and World Champion Pusarla V.Sindhu. Potential stunner contains KOR wonder teen An Se Young, Canadian ace Michelle Li and Spain Masters winner Pornpawee Chochuwong.
BLANK SPOT. Some notable absentees in doubles department will shrink the competitive level inevitably. Men's doubles juggernaut INA will rely on three-time World Champions Ahsan/Setiawan and 2018 Asian Games silver medalists Alfian/Ardianto. A handful of their possible opponents could be Aaron C/Soh WY, Choi SG/Seo SJ, Astrup/Rasmussen or Lee Y/Wang CL. Three Korean pairs and Polii/Rahayu fill the women's doubles hot favorite list in the absence of their nemesis, Japan and China combinations. Home biggest hope Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai and reigning All England Champions Jordan/Oktavianti are scripted to face off in last round, interesting to wait whether the other participants could derail the ideal final in mixed doubled discipline.
ROUND OF 32 - PART I (09.00am) => https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=DE541B33-2037-4644-A541-EDA77A870CE1
- Anthony Ginting (INA) v Heo Kwang Hee (KOR)
- Viktor Axelsen (DEN) v Thammasin Sitthikom (THA)
- Jonatan Christie (INA) v Loh Kean Yew (SGP)
- Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND) v Mia Blichfeldt (DEN)
- Gregoria Mariska (INA) v Sung Ji Hyun (KOR)
- Michelle Li (CAN) v Cheung Ngan Yi (HKG)
- Aaron Chia/Soh WY (MAS) v Goh VS/Tan WK (MAS)
- Ellis/Langridge (ENG) v Isara/Jongjit (THA)
- Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai (THA) v Hoo PR/Cheah YS (MAS)
- Faizal/Widjaja (INA) v Rankireddy/Ponnappa (IND)
Just make it funny in this situation ^-^
Can you eat this meal for 1 month
I wonder why
Good game by RankiReddy/Ashwini, typical G2 but showed some real skills and composure in G3.
Widjaja was quick to make her presence felt on occasions, Faizal not so much.
So happy to see badminton back in action. Pity that SN withdrew
Just read that Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have tested positive for Covid. Hope other players are safe.
Is there any livestream for court #3?
Concerning for other Indian players as well.
Full comedy at thailand open badminton. Saina was supposed to play today. She tested positive and had to withdraw.
She already had covid last month. What's the point of re-testing? Test could be positive for few months due to dead virus particles lurking around - it doesnt mean person is infective to others. Re-testing is NOT recommended at least for 3 months after first positive covid report.
Same story with HS Prannoy.
By the way, hosting a tournament at the peak of the pandemic in the country is not a good idea either.
Also Prannoy and Kashyap got positive and recovered few days ago.
They sidelined Prannoy as well I think as he tested positive, along with Saina.
i'd like to know what bwf/bat consider close proximity. teams have been bussing from hotel to practice all together. something's not right...
there's no joy in saying 'i told you so...' | https://www.badmintoncentral.com/fo...en-2021-entry-list.187472/page-4#post-2795404
bwf/bat's '14 day quarantine period' is not how quarantines are carried out. this tournament can actually be considered a super-spreading event. arriving on the 4th, starting practice on the 6th? that's a 2-day q'tine in my book. who the hell green lighted their plan?
what does bwf/bat consider close proximity? shouldn't the entire indian team be withdrawn? teams have been bussing from hotel to practice and back... all together... in the same bus.
824 people were negative on the 6th, now 2 people are positive on the 11th... 5 days. what say you bwf/bat? how's your '14 day quarantine period' working out? you forgot the most important part of q'tine... isolation.
nobody should be surprised by this.
Will Indian players be allowed to play now that saina has been tested positive ? In European leg last year, lakshya's father was positive. Due to that , BWF didn't let Subhankar Dey and Ajay Jayaram play and placed them in quarantine.
If they don't let India players go on, so that they should stop the tournaments because ALL PLAYERS practice in the same place. And how about the STAFFS ?
does this spell doom -c.a.n.c.e.l- for next week's toyota thai open wt 1000?
Third Round of Testing Returns One Positive Test
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
TEXT BY BWF STAFF
BWF can confirm four players tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangkok, Thailand today after the third round of mandatory testing was conducted on Monday 11 January, 2021.
BWF was informed this morning hours before the start of the YONEX Thailand Open – the first tournament of the Asian Leg of HSBC BWF World Tour.
The four players included two from India, one from Germany, and one from Egypt.
Upon retesting the same specimens, one player from India, and both players from Germany and Egypt were found to be negative.
These three players will be retested today.
One Indian player remains positive and is in isolation for a minimum of 10 days at the hospital. That person will be tested again today also. The match involving this player was declared a walkover.
Today’s match featuring the roommate of this player has also been declared a walkover. That player is in self-quarantine and also subject to another test today.
BWF and Badminton Association of Thailand will continue to follow all protocols outlined by the local health authorities to ensure the safety of all other participants.
The entire Indian team has been categorised high risk by Thai health authorities and all players and team entourage are currently self-quarantining in their rooms at the hotel and will be subject to a PCR test today.
Each individual is subject to daily testing until further notice from the Department of Disease Control, but players can continue to play upon producing a negative result.
India players scheduled to play today will be allowed to come to the venue. No coaches, managers or other personnel from Team India are allowed.
More information to follow.
Confirmed Walkover Matches
(MAS) Selvaduray Kisona vs Saina Nehwal (IND)
(IND) Kashyap Parupalli vs Jason Anthony Ho-Shue (CAN)
Things getting tense from now...
I sense too much hypes for THA tours without scrutinizing the 14-day quarantine mandatory.
guess $$ is another issue for a full 14 days to the lack of budget players