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No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

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Lack of sponsor postpones Hong Kong tennis event(AFP) – 1 day ago
HONG KONG — The annual Hong Kong Tennis Classic which has featured top stars such as Roger Federer and John McEnroe has been postponed due to a lack of sponsorship, organisers said Tuesday.

They said they had no other option but to cancel the exhibition event, which was due to take place in January 2012, after it failed to secure a title sponsor.

"We have been forced to postpone the event in January owing to a lack of sponsorship," Ian Wade, the Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association president said in a statement.

"In today's financial environment, finding a sponsor has been difficult, and this has proved to be the case," he added.

Co-tournament director Terry Catton said: "I hope this is a temporary glitch and that a sponsor will step forward to assume the reins."

The 35-year-old tournament has brought big names such as McEnroe, Federer, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki to the Chinese city of seven million, where tennis is one of the most popular sports.

According to another newspaper I read today, the organizer wanted HK$8-10 million (~US$1.1mil) sponsorship as the event costs HK$20million to hold (>HK$10million is appearance fee). Now they hope to postpone the event to September/October during the Asian swing, but it may eventually got cancelled if there's still no sponsorship.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

No one there because of Olympics ,need points and practice for Australia, point blank
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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

save my money and i have exam that week thank god

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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

give me back a regular competition please

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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

Monica beat Serena there one year
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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

Praise the lord!!!


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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

YES let me go tweet Venus!!!
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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

poor Venus!

she must be devastated as she lives for that one....

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yaaaas! Venus will have to play a proper tournament...if she chooses to play one that is!

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Now Venus is going to postpone her comeback

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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

I KNEW it was going to be cancelled

even made a thread in the Exhibition forum

it is good that Brisbane is upgraded so alot of top players that would have gone to HK can have somewhere to play

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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

bye Hong Kong

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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

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According to another newspaper I read today, the organizer wanted HK$8-10 million (~US$1.1mil) sponsorship as the event costs HK$20million to hold (>HK$10million is appearance fee). Now they hope to postpone the event to September/October during the Asian swing, but it may eventually got cancelled if there's still no sponsorship.

Hong Kong is giving away 6,000HKD to every citizen 17+ and this Venus tournament doesn't have any sponsor?
Wutta bunch of crap!!

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Re: No Hong Kong Exhibition in January 2012

Excellent news! No sense in pointless exhos
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