Taipei Open

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  1. Morten

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    with Hong Kong Open finished its time for the 4* Chinese Taipei Open. The Chinese squad has decided to stay away from this event and gain back their endurance so that they are ready for China open on homeground. When will the main draw start, on tuesday or wednesday? Who do you think will win in Taipei Open?? here's my suggestion.

    MS. Wong-MAS/ Lee-Korea/Jonassen-DEN

    WS. Camilla Martin

    MD. Kim and Ha

    WD. Olsen and Jorgensen/ Ra and lee

    MX. Kim and Ra

    outsiders in some of the catagories could be, Peter Gade, Wang Chen, Lee and Yo......
     
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    Where and how you got the information? or You figure yourself out. I saw many similar reports saying Chinese badminton team skips Chinese Taipei open in order to prepare the China open. Actually, it is NOT true. The reason is obvious, the political one. Taiwan government doesn't allow (or orally allow, but actually don't let) Chinese go there. and mainland Chinese government don't let it national team go there too to avoid humiliate its "One China" image.

     
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    Re: Re: Taipei Open

    actually, not true, in i think 2001, Qin Yiyuan and Gao Ling was playing in the Chinese Taipei Open. unless the political situation was different then. i think your guess is also incorrect.
     
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    I have no insights on any political issues, so I'll go straight into predictions.
    I think that, for the sake of varity, players from countries other than China and Korea
    should get some wins in this tourney, considering the next event being "China" Open.
    I mean, does any foreigner, other than several proven veterans, stand a chance at all in China?
    Now that the Chinese squad is not participating in this event,
    I'll also not include Koreans in the predictions, well except for the disciplines Kim Dong Moon is playing.

    MS -- Simon Santoso
    WS -- Camila
    MD -- Kim/Ha (If Choong/Lee can upset them again in 1st round, then they deserve the title.)
    WD -- Audina/Bruil-Jonathans
    MX -- Kim/Ra (Is anybody else even playing in MX?)
     
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    certainly. WongCH snatched the MS crown from China last year. however, looking at his form lately, i think Wong will be facing an tough battle trying to defend his titile. let's hope perhaps Gade or Lee will rise to the occasion and stir up some upset. it is time to Gade to show that he is still one of the best instead of losing out in the semi/quarter-final rounds all the time.
     
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    Political discussions are discouraged. Anything any statements which go past saying 'political reasons' will be deleted.
     
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    My opinion:

    MS:WONG CH/Taufik/JONASSEN/LEE

    WS:Martin

    MD:(too much)KIM/HA;or LIMPELE/'HIAN; or Pramote/ Tesana;or CHOONG/LEE;or Candra/'Halim;ERIKSEN/'LUNDGAARD HANSEN

    WD:RA/LEE

    MXD:KIM/RA
     
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    MS : Wong Ch/Lee
    MD: Lee/Choong and Kim/Ha
    WS: Camilla
    WD:Ra/Lee
    Md:Kim/Ra
     
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    Definitely! These days, it is nothing new when the Chinese squad sweeps 3 out of 5 titles in any tourney. Particularly with Ra/Kim not participating in MX in China next week(doh!), they sure will be gunning for at least 4 titles, if not all 5, to no one's surprise. Please, please, plea---------se, somebody ELSE, please, stand up and make your country proud!
    (Gade, do you hear this desperate cry?)
     
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    Qualifying Rounds

    I don't suppose people are interested in results from the qualifying rounds?

    Anyway, I am surprised to see that Silvi Antarini and Maria Kristin (both from INA) got knocked out by Taiwanese players in the qualifying rounds.

    Anyone know who their opponents are?

    BTW, two of the three Singaporean girls playing in the qualifying rounds did not get through. Right now only Jiang Yanmei has hope of going through to the main draw...
     
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    Wrong Name?

    I was looking through the MD qualifying rounds, and found that one name in a Malaysian pair seems fishy.

    Chang Kim Wai, how can the chinese characters be "Zhong Chong Fu"?
     
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    Has anyone got any results?

    MS first round must be over by now...
     
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    Re: Qualifying Rounds

    Another big shocker in the Qualifying round is that Hong Kong's Koon Wai Chee lost to Canada's Anna Rice. I'm so suprised that Anna Rice has improved so much. I guess all her training in Denmark has helped.
     
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    Choong/Wah beaten by Kim/Ha in the doubles.
     
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    Their head to head is pretty even, so sometimes they will win, sometimes they lose!

    At least they get more prize money in HK Open - hahaha
     
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    Results are out.

    Lee Hyun Il and Wong Choong Hann are through. Good win for Wong.
     
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    Choon Han beat Peter Gade in 2 games. 15-13 / 15-10
     
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    Big upset in Men's Doubles. Thomas Laybourn/Peter Steffensen beat Lee Dong Soo and Yong Sung Yoo in 2 games. They will now face JR and Lars in the Quarter Finals. Go JR. go Laybourn (I don't know whom to cheer for :) )
     
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    well done Thomas! that's gotta be a big confidence boost. well, all of BF is watching. may be you can topple the world champions... yeah. so true, now whom do we cheer for ?! :confused:

    not surprised that Wong beat Gade. but deep down i prefer Gade to do better instead of always getting kicked out in the mid-rounds as he is also a great player.
     
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    I truly agree with you Kwun as im a Gade fan. Peter said in an interwiev that the game was very close and it could have gone to both sides. He also said that his stamina was beginning to raise and that he easily could run a third set against Wong, a feeling that he hasn't felt after his comeback. So perhaps Gade will make a BIG comeback and perhaps it will come against Chen Hong in China Open.

    Great to see Layborn and Steffensen beat such a good pair as the koreans :D
     

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