Dutch / German Open

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  1. Zax

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    Does anyone already have an indication of who will be playing at the Dutch and German Open??

    Do these tournaments count for olympic qualification, or are the Danish Open, Hong Kong Open and China Open the remaining chances this year to qualify?

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    - Mark.
     
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    Mark(Zax)

    Dutch Open Website
    has an article "Race for Olympic nomination continues in Den Bosch

    30/8/2003: 30-08-2003 : Although players are now concentrating on the Far East tour, the race for Olympic qualification will also take place in Den Bosch...."

    Another article states:
    " terug
    Chinese world top players join Yonex Dutch Open draw

    27/8/2003: 27-08-2003 : All participating Dutch players will face a lot of strong opponents in the 2003 Yonex Dutch Open Championships. The Chinese world top will come to the Netherlands to play in Den Bosch....."

    Then goes on to say:
    "Almost every world top player from China will be on court in The Maaspoort in Den Bosch to gain the necessary points for the world rankings. But of course they are also working hard to qualify for Athens 2004, where the Olympics will be held.

    All players from the Chinese team, holding a position at the best 10 in the world rankings - both men and women - are ready to perform in Den Bosch.

    But not only the Chinese, the Koreans and players from Malaysia and Indonesia have registered themselves to play in the Open International Dutch Championships and this means that the tournament has never had such high ranked players in house.

    The tournament will be played from September 16 till September 21.

    This week the entry closes and later on the whole list of registered players will be published, but for sure the organization guarantees top badminton at world level.

    The draw will be made on Friday, Sept.12 between 10AM and 12AM Dutch Time. "

    German Open Website doesn't
    seem to have much at the moment, except for one interesting table, which looks like
    an Olympic qualifications list?, please find attached.
     

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    All tournaments from B grade to 6* count for the world ranking and for the olympic qualification (since it is based on world ranking)
     
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    Thanks for the address!

    And what a list!! :eek:
    I don't think there's ever been such a level at German Open!!! :)
     
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    Strong comptetition

    You're right. The same for the Dutch Open.
    With the olympics coming up we get the highest competition level ever..

    Are you going to visit any of the tournaments?
     
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    Hendrawan is entered!!
     
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    No... I'm stuck working! :(

    And it's a bit far from my home!...

    I'll probably be at the "Volant d'Or" Toulouse Open in Cahors in november though. (an A grade Open)

    With the olympics, there should be great level in most international competitions this year...
     
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    What I understand is for Malaysian team, Lee CW will play in Dutch Open while Hafiz will be entered for German Open. Both will also feature in Danish Open, just in between.

    Other national players not confirmed yet.
     
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    According to German Open website, Lee CW is down for the German Open.
    Hafiz is not...
     
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    Which is correct?

    I'm not sure which source is more accurate.
    One of the Malaysian dailies reported the Malaysian line-up as followed:

    Dutch Open

    MS - Hafiz Hashim, Lee CW
    MD - Chan CM/Chew CE, Gan TC/ Khoo KK

    Danish Open

    MS - Hafiz Hashim, Lee CW, Wong CH, Lee TS, Roslin Hashim
    MD - Chan CM/Chew CE, Choong TF/Lee WW, Gan TC/Khoo KK, Tan BS/Ong SH

    German Open

    MS - Wong CH, Lee TS, Roslin Hashim
    MD - Choong TF/Lee WW, Tan BS/Ong SH

    The line-up appears logical in the sense that it will give the players something fresh to look forward. The trio for German trip (Wong, Lee TS & Roslin) have all won the Dutch Open before!;)
     
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    What I heard is just opposite. Hafiz will be in the German open while Lee CW will not. Actually Hafiz is the only malaysia player who will play all three tournaments because he had not collected enough points from last three tournaments in the South east asia. He is now fighting desperately for the qualification of the Olympics, more specifically, to beat his teammates to be qualified.
     
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    Dutch Open

    The draw is being made at the moment.

    Chinese team isn't participating.
    Both Hafiz and Lee CW are participating.
     
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    Haha... Misbun is so "kiasu"!:p

    P/s: "Kiasu" means afraid of losing.:)
     
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    Re: Dutch Open

    A glance on the MS draw, the Koreans are the notable top players around with Lee HI and Shon SM as no 1 and no 4 seeds respectively. A possible all-Korean final on cards.

    Hafiz and Lee CW are seeded at no 6 and no 14, and are the championships dark horses. Both of them have fair chance of advancing to last 4 since they avoided the top two Koreans in their quarter.

    In doubles, Ha/Kim and Lee/Yoo are back!
    :)
     
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    yeah, Dutch Open might well take place under Korean flag!! ;)
     
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    by the way, Mia Audina seems to still be injured as she is not participating!

    she won't be able to defend her title...
     
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    What!?!?

    Really? She is injured? How and when it happened as I had no clue about it until now!
     
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    Well, Mia had to retire in her match against Silvi Antarini in the malaysian open first round...
    I can't remember what the exact injury was. :confused:
     

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