Venue : Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham-ENG Total prize-money : US$500,000 Tournament website : http://www.allenglandbadminton.com/ Tournament time-table : http://www.allenglandbadminton.com/t...schedule-2015/ Birmingham time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt...ma=Find%20Time Order of Play (05.00pm, 3 courts) => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...9F5D4F-9DEC-4974-A40E-9009DEE332F8&d=20150306 The quarterfinal round will offer plenty of exciting encounters. Yesterday shock defeats saw WS top-seed Li Xuerui succumbed to her fellow countrywoman Sun Yu and defending champion Ahsan/Setiawan was eliminated by the aggressive CHN combo Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan. Also 5th seed Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang added KOR failure in this category, lost to JPN #3 pair Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda. MS, three title contenders Lin Dan, Chen Long, Jorgensen must pump up their standard of play as tougher opponent started from this stage. The young and dangerous Kento Momota, Viktor Axelsen will perform all out to create breakthrough here also TPE fast improved Chou Tien Chen will deliver strong resistance for current World Champion. One QF clash goes to local favourite Rajiv Ouseph against JPN veteran Sho Sasaki, the Englishman with heavy supported by home fans has slight advantage to book his first ever All England semifinal. WS, CHN supremacy depends on Two Wangs, Yihan and last year winner Shixian. They will get really hard test today as resurgent Saina Nehwal and Tai Tzu Ying are high potential rival to surprise them. Rematch of GER Open last week, Marin v Sung JH may reverse the outcome, revenge on the air for Spaniard sensation. Maybe it's blessing for Thai prodigy Ratchanok Intanon to meet Sun Yu than Li Xuerui, it's interesting to watch how far Sun Yu improvement as she beat Li Xuerui convincingly last night. It's big question whether the top-seed is fully recovered from her injury or not. MD, several huge upsets happen before last eight round as pre tournament front-runners Lee/Yoo and Ahsan/Setiawan unexpectedly have been eliminated. The darkhorses Conrad/Kolding also Fu/Zhang will be on high motivation to challenge seeded pairs at lower half of draw. Stiff duel at the stake between Endo/Hayakawa contra Lee SM/Tsia CH, former champion Boe/Mogensen is fave to cruise to semi. WD, 5 Chinese combos, 1 ticket has been secured. Who will defy all CHN semifinals? Pedersen/Juhl, Maheswari/Polii have opportunity to overcome two new scratch partnerships, Bao YX/Tang YT and Tang JH/Zhong QX. While Kakiiwa/Maeda has slim chance to stop top-seed Tian Q/Zhao YL. XD, Ahmad/Natsir is INA realistic chance to top AE podium once again, they will be challenged by home hero The Adcocks and most likely their nemesis Fischer/Pedersen will wait them in last four. On top-half of draw, Zhang/Zhao still manages smooth run en route to quarter and expected to prevail today oppose Ko SH/Kim HN. Intriguing tie to follow, giant-killer Jordan/Susanto vs Danish combination Kolding/Juhl. LIVE TV (Court 1) matches, 05.00pm local time : 1) Sun Yu (CHN) v Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 2) Kento Momota (JPN) v Lin Dan (CHN) 3) Saina Nehwal (IND) v Wang Yihan (CHN) 4) Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock v Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA) 5) Mads Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (DEN) v Markus Gideon Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) Three WS ties should be blockbuster matches today, it's hard to predict. While former World Champion Intanon is favoured to progress.