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2008 LI-NING China Open Prospectus

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To: BWF Members

October 6, 2008 

Dear friends,

Your players are invited to compete in the 2008 LI-NINGChinaOpen, which has been sanctioned by Badminton World Federation as part of the Super Series. The enclosed information hereinafter is for your attention.

Title:

2008 LI-NING China Open-BWF Super Series

Date:

November 18-23, 2008

City:

Shanghai, China

Venue:

Yuan Shen Gymnasium of PudongShanghai

No888Taolin RoadShanghai Pudong New AreaChina

Organizer:

The Badminton Association of People’s Republic of China

Events:

Events Entries

Main Draw

Qualifiers

Men’s Singles

28

4

Women’s Singles

28

4

Men’s Doubles

28

4

Women’s Doubles

28

4

Mixed Doubles

28

4

* Players may be required to play in qualifying rounds on Tuesday 18th November 2008, when more entries than the above are received in the Main Draw.
* Maximum number of qualifying draws is 16 entries per event.
* Players may be on reserves when more than acceptable qualifying entries are received.

Prize money:

BUS$250,000
BPayment is subject to the local tax law
BMedals will be awarded to all winners and runners-up.
Note: (Distribution of prize money is in accordance with BWF Super Series regulations.)

Tournament Schedule:

 

DATE

STARTING TIME

 ROUND

COURT

  September

18(Tue.)

9:00

 Qualifying rounds

4 Courts

  

19(Wed.)

9:00

  1st rounds

4 Courts

  

20(Thu.)

14:00

  2nd rounds

4 Courts

  

21(Fri.)

14:00

 Quarter-finals

3 Courts

  

22(Sat.)

14:00

Semi-finals

2 Courts

 

23(Sun.)

13:00

Finals

1 Court

The starting time may be changed at the discretion of the Referee and CBA.

 

Technical officials:

Referee: Dennis Li (HKG)

Deputy referee:Lei Mingji (CHN), one local referee(TBC)

 

Seedings and draw:

Seedingswill be published on October 31, 2008 based on the World Ranking of October 30, 2008. Draw will be conducted by BWF on November 4, 2008.

 

Team Manager’s Meeting:

The meeting will be conducted by the referee on November 17th, 2008 at 16:00 in the official hotel, followed by Umpires Briefing at 17:00 .

 

Dispute:

In matters involving disputes over the plays throughout the Championships, the Referee's decisions will be the final.

 

Rules & Regulations:

Please bear in mind BWF Super Series Regulations with regard to the competition, withdrawal, dope-testing and media obligation.

 

Entries:

All entries must reach the Badminton Association of China by fax or email no later than October 14, 2008. Confirmation of entries will be notified soon after the closing date of entries.

Badminton Association of the People’s Republic of China

Contact Name: HU Xuebing

Tel: +86 10 87183483Fax: +86 10 67143494

E-mail: bdchnoffice@yahoo.com.cn

4, Tiyuguan Road, Chongwen District, Beijing 100061 China

Following entries are not acceptable:
1. received after the closing date
2. without authorized signature of the National Association
3. made on an individual basis

Official Hotel:

Plaza Royale Oriental – Shanghai(5 Star)
No2288Pudong AvenueShanghai Pudong New AreaChina
Tel+86-21-58526666
Room Rates:
Singles Room US$110.00 per room / night (inc. Breakfast)
Doubles Room US$160.00 per room / night (inc. Breakfast)
Reservations: All hotel reservation and rooming list must be submitted not later than November 7, 2008 to Mrs.ZHOU Yun by fax (+86-21-64395105) or e-mail (200811badminton@gmail.com).

Transportation:

Shuttle services will be provided from bothShanghaiPudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to the official hotel and between the hotel and the venue. Please send your travel details to Mrs. ZHOU Yun by fax (+86-21-64395105) or e-mail (200811badminton@gmail.com) before November 11, 2008 for the purpose of airport pickup.

Media Accreditation:

Please fill and return the Media Accreditation Form to Mr. HU Xuebing no later than November 11th, 2008.The Media Accreditation Form can be downloaded from www.cba.org.cn .
Mr. HU Xuebing
Fax: +86-10-67143494
Email: bdchnoffice@yahoo.com.cn

Visas:

For those who need visa to China, please provide with information such as name, profession, nationality and passport copy, as well as where to pick up the visa, to Mrs.ZHOU Yun by fax (+86-21-64395105) or e-mail (200811badminton@gmail.com) before November 4th, 2008.

We look forward to seeing you in Changzhou.

Yours Sincerely

Liu Fengyan

Secretary General

 

Enc:

1. 2008 LI-NING China Open-Entry Form

2. Hotel reservation and Travel Details

3. Media Accreditation Form

4. Visa Application Form