YONEX ALL ENGLAND 2020

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  1. S Chandrasekhar

    S Chandrasekhar Regular Member

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    Regarding the upcoming presitgious All England Touranment : Has the draw been released. The website says the draw would be released today.
     
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    Chou Tien Chen occupies top seed position following the defending champion Kento Momota absence. The Taiwanese ace is expected to face stern quarterfinal script, the in-form Ng Ka Long then slated to meet either Anthony Ginting or Anders Antonsen at semifinal. Last year beaten finalist Viktor Axelsen will start his campaign against Sitthikom Thammasin, the Chinese plots possibly conta in his trajectory en route to final, Shi Yuqi and Chen Long.

    World number one and title holder Chen Yufei has complicated opening task to overcome, none but Korean teen sensation An Se Young. Some notable first match will see Pusarla Sindhu versus Zhang Beiwen, Nozomi Okuhara opposes Michelle Li and last but not least Akane Yamaguchi-Saina Nehwal encounter.

    The Minions who suffered first round shock exit last year by Liu/Zhang have chance to meet Zhang Nan with his new partner Ou Xuanyi in last sixteen while second seed Ahsan/Setiawan find a string of Japanese pairs, started from the beginning. Women's doubles top contender Chen/Jia who had poor start in two Super 500 tournament last month before made amends in Bangkok have Stoeva sisters to handle before going to counter regular foes in next rounds. In mixed doubles, it looks like China will defunct He/Du partnerships and experimenting juniors Guo XW/Zhang SX to make their debut in big stage All England.
     
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    I don’t foresee any upsets among these matches but the first two might be entertaining.
    As for the Canuck, Michelle Li, she wouldn’t be wrong to buy tickets for a Warwick Castle tour for day 2. :(:rolleyes:
    (prove me wrong, ML, please)
     
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    It kinda hit me what I think of Kento Momota right now when I thought that the MS-side is both way more open than last year while at the same time not as exciting still.

    I would be happy if Yuta/Higashino manage to win the whole thing again this year, feels like it's been far too long since I've seen them play even.

    And hopefully Ginting will play like his current world ranking, and not be his somewhat quite incosistent self and lose early to Gemke in the first round.

    A bit fun that the youngsters Christie and Lee face each other in the first match too, but that's All England for you.
     
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    I will looking forward too, a reflection of his current world ranking that has rocketed up post BATC event.
     
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    Are there any chances that China is not coming? Due to the virus of course. Was something announced already?
     
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    They are already in England at a training centre arriving two weeks before the start of the tournament.
     
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    how the hell is an se young facing Chen yu fei first round? what barbaric matching system does BWF use? an se young is ranked what like 8-9 in the world? seems pretty dumb.
     
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    the ranking just to make sure top 2 dont meet each other until final. Top 4 until sf and top 8 until qf. I like it cos sometime we will have big match in early rounds. If you want to avoid strong players, try to reach higher ranking
     
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    The All England statement is dated February 25, i.e., before the German Open was officially cancelled. It is highly possible that this tournament, too, will be cancelled or, as @Cheung suggests, held without any spectators.
     
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    removed quite a bit of inappropriate posts regarding COVID-19. talking about it is ok, but must be done in a civil manner.

    further inappropriate postings may result in a ban.
     
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    Korean team might not make it to all England. This is getting really intense


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    :( why so?
     
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    Badzine news article : https://www.badzine.net/2020/03/portugal-event-cancelled-korean-media-reports-all-england-worries/

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    Meanwhile, worries abound in the Korean media that the Korean badminton team will be prevented from competing in the All England next week. According to the latest updates from the Korean embassy in London and Public Health England, only people arriving from Korea who have visited Daegu or Cheongdo since February 19th or who are exhibiting symptoms. However, concerns abound after it was reported that football star Son Heung Min would be under a two-week quarantine when he returns to England following surgery in Seoul. England’s Daily Mail described Son as being “forced into a period of isolation, in line with Home Office guidelines”, despite acknowledging that his treatment had been 150 miles from the only two Korean regions that Public Health England considers “Category 1 areas”, necessitating self-quarantining.

    Korea has seen the largest outbreak of Covid-19 outside of China, with 4,812 cases as of midnight last night. Korean health authorities have conducted over 121,000 tests for the virus. All but 20 of the 600 new cases confirmed yesterday were in Daegu or the surrounding province. Although English authorities only placed Wuhan and Hubei Province in their “Category 1”, the Chinese team travelled to England earlier this month to prevent quarantine requirements from interfering with their All England participation.

    The Joongang Daily quoted one Badminton Korea Association official as saying that the coaching staff was in continual communication with All England organizers and that they expected a decision by March 5th at the latest on whether the Korean team would be able to compete in Birmingham. Another paper reported that the team had been tested late last month and the results came back negative.

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    All England Will Go Ahead
    https://bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2020/03/04/all-england-will-go-ahead/

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    TEXT BY BWF STAFF

    The world’s oldest tournament, the YONEX All England Open 2020, will go ahead as originally scheduled, hosts Badminton England confirmed early this morning.

    The 11-15 March 2020 event is the season’s first World Tour Super 1000 tournament and counts towards qualification for Tokyo 2020.

    Adrian Christy, Chief Executive of Badminton England, said in a statement that the organisers were mindful of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Badminton England is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 but based on up-to-date government advice and the publication of the government’s Coronavirus Action Plan today (Tuesday) we will be going ahead with the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Arena Birmingham on March 11-15 as planned.

    “We will also continue to implement a number of measures to minimise the potential risk of the virus on players, officials, volunteers and fans attending the event,” the statement said.

    Christy added that the interests of all stakeholders were of the highest priority to the hosts.

    “The health and wellbeing of those joining us for the Championships in Birmingham continues to be our primary concern but we look forward to what promises to be a fantastic five days of international badminton at Arena Birmingham.

    Further updates will be available on the event website (www.allenglandbadminton.com), the Badminton England website (www.badmintonengland.co.uk), and our social media channels.”

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    Hopefully this is only good news, and not something that organizers and people going there will regret doing.
     
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    I suspect there is going to be no reason to cancel the tournament unless something major happens. Many organisations and businesses are enforcing quarantine protocols on travelling staff as a precaution, many going further than the recommendations from WHO and Public Health England. It is to be expected given the risk averse nature of businesses.

    Many other international events are still going ahead across Europe with the exception of northern Italy. Some Koreans and Italians travelled to the recent Track Cycling World Championships in Germany without apparent problem.
     
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    The Chinese teams social media feed must be interesting. It probably looks like a mix of every Chinese tourists view of the UK mixed with positive comments about training and working hard.


    And with that, the London Book Fair (10-12 March, 25,000 people expected) has been cancelled because businesses were unwilling to send staff to the event. If that is the message we are going to keep hearing then maybe the scales will tip towards cancellation of the AE too.
     

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