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Danish stars in bizarre situation

It was wonderful, wasted effort, since badmintonspillerne Mathias Boe and Mads Conrad-Petersen in the Thomas Cup semi-final against Japan last year was put toge

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Danish stars in bizarre situation

It was wonderful, wasted effort, since badmintonspillerne Mathias Boe and Mads Conrad-Petersen in the Thomas Cup semi-final against Japan last year was put together and won their men's doubles. For later ended Denmark to lose holdkampen 3-2 to the asians.

And now it turns out that the idea to put the two double-specialists together in a powerful duo will have consequences for them this season, after they have chosen to discontinue cooperation with their former companions.

It tells the former national coach Steen Schleicher Pedersen.

With the victory total the 625 points together for world ranking and were placed down around the number 1000. And participation in all the badminton tournaments are determined by the world rankings, they can't get into the tournaments they want to play, he talks about the newly created partnership.

Different is the situation easier ironically for their former companions, Carsten Mogensen and Mads Pieler Kolding, who both expressed surprise and, to put it mildly of the amazement of the first to be the wreckage and see their former companions go together.


For Mogensen and Pieler Kolding has not previously played together and therefore have no points on the world ranking. And then they see the international badmintonforbund, BWF, a slightly milder at them with the so-called Notional Ranking.

- Yes, they take the points as they earned the last year in their previous herredoubler. However, the total number of points they have earned, shared with the two – and it is then again only 80 percent, they get with, explains Steen Schleicher Pedersen.

But it means that despite everything – and though 2018 for both Carsten Mogensen and Mads Pieler Kolding were anything other than excellent – have points in the bank and can go for participation in major tournaments.

- They are something better. Probably, however, it is still not enough to get into the big tournaments such as the Indonesia Open (Super 1000) and Japan Open (Super 750) in July, says Steen Schleicher Pedersen.

the team he will play in the Badminton Denmark, Jens Meibom, acknowledges that the situation is everything else than optimal. Read more here

the Extra Leaf has including put together a factbox to provide an understanding of how the international calendar is put together for the badminton players the world over. A factbox that sets up the tournaments for prize money and points for the world ranking.

World Tour

Super 1000 (All England, Indonesia Open and China Open – 1 million. dollars in total prize pool)

Super 750 (Five tournaments – including the Denmark Open – 700.00 dollars)

Super 500 (Seven tournaments – 350.000 dollars)

the Super 300 (11 tournaments – 150,000 dollars)

Super 100 (Ten tournaments – the 75,000 u.s. dollars)

the International Challenge (28 tournaments, including the Denmark Challenge – 25,000 dollars)

International Series (38 tournaments – $ 10,000)

Future Series (27 tournaments – no prize money)

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Steen Schleicher Pedersen speculates that it must have come on the back of the newly-formed duo, who have tons of medals and high rankings on the world rankings – but together do not have anything other than their talent and good cheer.

They had planned to play in the Polish Open, which is on the International Challenge. Then Finish the Open, which is at the same level. But they did not intervene in the Polish Open. And, therefore, lose the opportunity to play with and earn extra points. It makes it even harder for them. I also do not think that they can get in Denmark Challenge for may, he says about the Danish tournament.

But there is another way to go. Namely, by failing to do anything.

- They should then consider whether it can pay to play it, or whether they will wait for their points to expire in may, he explains with reference to that in badminton as in tennis is the rule that you lose the points you have earned in a given tournament, when the elapsed 52 weeks.

Thus smoking the 625 points at the cut-off date 1. June, where a year has passed. And so prescribes the rules, they get the points they collected in their respective doubles from 1. June 2018, to the stopped samarbejderne in november '18 and march 19.

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, have been dating for 15 years - and with the All England 2019. Photo: Jens Dresling/Ritzau Scanpix

Thus are the something better – although there is still a long way to the finest variety of tournaments.

There is also another bump in the road that have to be overcome. The timing has been lousy. Steen Schleicher Pedersen refers to a thai couple who are in exactly the same situation managed to sign up for six tournaments in a row. The danes can not.

- There is more time between the tournaments, and they can't scrape enough points together to get into the tournaments, which are interesting for them.

- There is a Super 300 of the tournament in New Zealand in april. But it is only one tournament. Then there is again a in Australia in may. It is the same problem. Then follow Indonesia Open (Super 1000, red.) and the Japan Open (Super 750, red.). That they have no chance to come up with, he says.

- Even if things bottles for them, will I judge, that we first see them against the 32 best couple in the world in september in China and south Korea, says Steen Schleicher Pedersen.

And that is assuming that they actually win the tournaments, they make up in...

Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan from Indonesia won the All England on Sunday and scored 12,000 points. Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of smoke in the their last tournament together in 2. round and got 4800 points for their efforts.

Winner Boe together with Mads Conrad-Petersen Finnish Open 4.-7. april, scores the 4000 points. When they, for example, the semi-final of the relatively highly occupied by the tournament, they must settle with 2800 points.

to get into the biggest tournaments in the world, the up and the frame 32. square in the world. It is held at the time of writing of malaysians Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif and Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub. They have 37.500 points grouped together for 15 tournaments in the past year.

A victory in the Australian Open, there is Super300-tournament, in June, gives 7000 points.

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Bølgeskvulpene can even be so severe that they face difficulties to qualify for the OLYMPICS in Tokyo next summer. Where participation in the World Tour tournaments ’just’ requires a ranking among the 32 best in the world, the OLYMPIC tournament for the 16 participants. Each nation can have a maximum of two participants.

And as Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup look like a couple who intend to play with on olympic metal in Tokyo, it may end up that the Boe and the Conrad-Petersen must contend with their old friends, Carsten Mogensen and Mads Pieler Kolding, on an OLYMPIC ticket.

the Situation can also be a problem for the Badminton Denmark, there is a daily coach doublerne on forbundstræningen in Brøndby.

the federation has stated that they will evaluate doublerne after the WORLD cup (to august, ed.). But it can be difficult if they have not met the couple from top32 before. It is no easy start, they get, say, Steen Schleicher Pedersen.

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