The format for the World Championships-Peter Gade may not participate in WC

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  1. Xu Zhen

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    The format for the World Championships has been changed for 2003; there will be a limited draw of 64 in each event, with the IBF determining athlete entry by continental representation and world ranking.

    World Championship entries close on February 13th, 2003. To be entered, an athlete must have an IBF world ranking.

    The IBF will use the World Ranking of 20th February to determine the athletes qualified for the World Championships. The IBF will select players as follows:

    In each event, the highest ranked player/pair from the 5 zone will be selected first.

    Players/pairs ranked 1-8 in the IBF ranking list for each event will be considered in turn and, if entered by their Member Association, will have their entry accepted unless a total of four players/pairs from any one Member Association would thereby be exceeded in that event.

    Players/pairs ranked 9-24 shall be considered next, unless a total of three players/pairs from any one Member Association would thereby be exceeded in that event.

    Players/pairs ranked 25-150 shall be considered next, unless a total of two players/pairs from any one Member Association would thereby be exceeded in that event.

    Players/pairs ranked 9 and lower will be taken in turn and will qualify, if entered by their Member Association, unless a total of four players/pairs from any one Member Association would thereby be exceeded in that event.

    Players ranked lower than 150, if entered by their Member Association, are eligible (subject to available positions).

    According to the IBF's regulation for WC Peter Gade may not take part in this WC, because if he participates in WC Denmark must reduce MS to 2 players including him instead of 3 players without him.

    BTW, I read a news that England is planning to overthrow the new score systems and compel the IBF to hold a special GM on argument for the new score system . But, according to the IBF's law the special GM will not be hold until there areat least 24 associations that agree on it. Now, threr are only 21 associations that declare they support England.

    Personally, I feel 5X9 score systems must be a ones that ABC can not accept, and 5X7 score systems can also not be used again. What England and other associations can do is just it that make XD back to 3X15 score system. After all, Asian are so strong in this game that either the EBU or the ABF or the PABC must get agreement with the ABC before deciding everything especially on score system.

    Declare: I'm not a racialist, but I feel if the ABC doesn't agree with one score system then it will not able to be done in fact. I feel the EBU and the ABC should be seat together friendly and make a agreement on score system for Badminton's future- not European or Asian respectively but World Badminton benefit.

    I think it's not a good ideal such as coming into court or simple vote to solve such problem as score system.
     
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  2. klaphat

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    A comment on Gades participation

    I'm not sure I have fully understood the criteria for selection for participation yet.. but I do know this.. Kenneth Jonassen who is currently ranked in the world's top 10.. but he has been quoted in Danish media for having the impression that the Danish coaches have already made the decision to select Peter Rasmussen and Peter Gade to the team.. and leave him out.. so.. It seems quite certain that Peter Gade will play.. and quite a shame that there is this stupid rule which leaves Kenneth Jonassen out in the cold..
     
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    Compare to another country across the sea

    At present, this is a rumour.

    DBF may also be considering the results of the National Champs as an indicator of most recent form.

    However, this would seem a bit more logical than the BAofE who last year, selected a men's doubles pair for the England team. Unfortunately, that pair was a new pair, with one of the players coming back from injury. That pair did not perform particularly well in the Natinal Champs and still got chosen over a higher ranked and more established pairing.

    (if I got the facts wrong, please correct me;))
     
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    Got a question regarding to the World Championship qualifying process.

    The deadline to apply for the World Championship is Feb 13th. Does that mean The All England Open is the last tournament where players can improve their ranking points to qualify for the World Championship?

    But the ranking will be based on Feb 20th. Does that mean the Swiss Open will also be considered?
     
  5. Cheung

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    Interesting. Kenneth is the furthest Danish player to go in the All England.

    Wonder how the selectors will decide on things.

    I would think the names have been registered already and the Swiss is the last tournament to count.
     
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    I wonder who are on the WC list for Denmark?
     
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    The Danish squad

    According to Steen Pedersen (the Danish national coach) Denmark can wait until the sixth of march before registering the squad.
    He will wait at least until february 27. before making his selections because that's the date IBF decides whether or not to use the wildcards (one for each category).

    It goes without saying that he hopes Peter Gade will receive the wildcard for the mens singles, but thats far from certain since Hendrawan the defending champion also is too far down in the rankings to make it to the WC.




    Information gathered from this link (in Danish):
    Steen speaks
     
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    Well, Hendrawan's low ranking isn't really due to injury problems though, is it?
     
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    True.

    If the IBF wants to pick the strongest contender of the two, then I think they should pick Gade... (allthough I would have said the same 2 years ago when he was defeated in the final by none other than Hendrawan)

    But i can see the IBF's reasoning if they choose Hendrawan. Since it is the WC and he is the defending champion.
     
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    Would it be possible for Gade to reach a seeded position on good results in the Japan/Korean Opens?
     
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    Yes, I would say so. If he makes the semis in both tournaments, he should get into top 20, which just might render him a seeding.

    If he wins both, however, he ought to reach a ranking of 7 or 8 or so, and that would definitely mean a seeding.
     

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