Is HK Open a 6 star tournament this year?

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  1. Cheung

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    I think it is unlikely to be full. So, if you don't insist to buy tickets at particular price, e.g. most expensive or least expensive, you can probably simply go there and buy tickets through the counter that day.

    Fyi, the tickets are not daily tickets, e.g. for 31-Oct, there are 2 sessions at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM respectively, so two different tickets are needed if you want to watch both sessions. In my opinion, this is quite expensive (that's why I don't think the event will be full).
     
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    Thanks cheung and ricky for the informations....huh so we need to buy 2 tix for same day event...that is really exp, never come accross that.....maybe i will just buy one of the session.....so from with match onward , u two will be gg ???............
     
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    It might be full depending on their promotion tactics. Cheung, any HK open advertisments in the MTR stations?
     
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    Judging by previous years HK Open, I doubt the advertising is going to be great;)

    MTR? not used it in the last week. Have not seen anything on the buses.

    As for website, the association may not have the resources to put up live scoring - a fall out from the Asian financial crisis.

    I tend to agree with Ricky, it is likely that the tickets can be bought on the same day. The only time I've bought tickets beforehand were the 96 and 98 Thomas cups final day. Good judgement that time because many people were turned away due to tickets being sold out.
     
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    Who will be going to watch?
     
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    the HK open draw has been done on worldbadminton.net . :)
     
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    I'll watch on 31-Oct, 1-Nov and 2-Nov.
     
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    I plan to be there on the evening of the Friday. Will probably not be able to go on Saturday or Sunday. If people want to arrange a meeting and Saturday would be more convenient for all, I won't be able to make it:(

    However, don't change your plans just for me;)
     
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    My friend just told me that the except for tickets at HK$30 and HK$200, all other tickets for final have been sold out.

    p.s. Cheung, Friday is a good day as it will probably be less crowdy than Saturday and Sunday. Anyway, do you have a chance to discuss with JR to seek his preference ? I think it will probably just a short meeting for a few minutes to introduce each other, right ?
     
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    wow, i am quite surprised at that.

    Then again, badminton popularity has increased a lot these last few years and we have not had a 6 star tournament here before.

    Will try to ask JR and TL about their preferences.

    I think Friday evening will be very crowded.
     
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    huh, the 250 tix already sold out for final???, guess by the time i reach hk, all available tix will be sold out.....:(
    anyway just hope can get to watch one of the match during my stay in hk.....
     
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    Oh man Oh man..if all the tickets are sold out.. then i will not go to HK anymore..
    Can anyone of you check weather it is really sold out?
     
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    My update is probably true as my friend called URBTIX to check this afternoon. However, it is just the final. In fact, more people buy tickets for the final - I noticed this when I bought my tickets on day one - I can sit on the 1st or 2nd row for all other matches but not the final.

    In addition, there should have plenty of tickets for $30. Queen Elizabeth Stadium is pretty small so you can still see the players with those $30 tickets.
     
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    COz my plan ws just to go and watch the FINALS! :p
     
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    I've been told that tickets for finals have been sold out, but there are still tickets for other sessions, including the semi-finals.
     
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    Guess i have to cancel my trip to Hong Kong then. :(
     
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    Today was very eventful.

    Managed to ask part of the filming crew what matches are on planned for TV.

    Afternoon s/f on 1 Nov, 2pm, chinese TV channel in HK.

    Afternoon final on 2 Nov, maybe 1.30pm, chinese TV channel in HK

    The chinese channel is the free one. i.e. NOT cable
     

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