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jirobkk
Dec 11th, 2001, 09:48 AM
Does anyone know the website ? <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Steveg
Dec 11th, 2001, 02:54 PM
Jiro,<br />we meet again <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .

As a coincidence, I was wondering what would be happening at this Championship. All I know is that it will be from December 17 to December 22 and that we should have someone in Hong Kong doing all the tourney follow-up so that we all know "live" what is happening (same as what you did at the Nonthaburi tourney). Miranda <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> : will you be able to find some more information for all of us?

Yu-lun Wang
Dec 12th, 2001, 06:11 AM
Players from Taiwan would be :<br />Su-wei Hsieh !!!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br />Chia-jung Chuang !! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br />I-ting Wang <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> (I really think Chin-wei Chan should take this spot)<br />and Tzu-ting Weng.

jirobkk
Dec 12th, 2001, 09:24 AM
Su-Wei and I-Ting Wang, both impressed me very much. I saw her play in Volvo's Women Open for Su-Wei and I-Ting Wang in Nonthaburi.

Hope there are someone in Hong Kong can make some tournament report and post some pics. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Martian KC
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:24 PM
Why is I-Ting playing instead of Chin-Wei! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Rising Sun
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:34 PM
The entries are all based on their rankings. I-Ting is higher than Chin-Wei.

BTW, I finally found the website!

<a href="http://www.aia-asianchamp.com" target="_blank">www.aia-asianchamp.com</a>

Enjoy! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:45 PM
Pretty good site! Thanks danker! A pretty good field of players!! Good luck to Wynne, Saori, Yoon-Jeong, Su-Wei, Mi-Ra, Ka-Po, Na, Suchanan, Chia-Jung, and Napaporn! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

jirobkk
Dec 12th, 2001, 02:19 PM
Thanks Danker for the website ! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />It seem look like there is no live score.

Good luck to Paradorn, Suchanan, Napaporn. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Rising Sun
Dec 12th, 2001, 02:37 PM
BTW, has anybody else downloaded the Promotional Video?

It's pretty interesting even though it's all in Cantonese! <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Steveg
Dec 13th, 2001, 12:21 AM
thnks a lot danker <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

zut16
Dec 13th, 2001, 04:18 AM
As expected, no male entrants from Singapore.... <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Well, at least we have Agustine...but why in the world did we enter Sonya??? I'd rather we have jaime wong or even 12 year old Wei Ping. Jaime strecthed Chin Bee to 3 sets at the Sea Games.....as far as I can see, she's the only shining light among the players here.....

Singapore is in serious need of talent... we need some kind of tennis tournament fast...... <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Asu1
Dec 14th, 2001, 06:47 AM
Could someone post the draw?

Steveg
Dec 15th, 2001, 02:14 AM
I just found on the site this pic of the last 1997 final in Taipei :

http://www.aia-asianchamp.com/1997/6.jpg

jirobkk
Dec 15th, 2001, 02:38 AM
OMG, I am missing her, Wang Shi Ting.<br />Thanks for the pics. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Blessings And Aloha
Dec 15th, 2001, 04:46 PM
Surely Ai and Wynne's ranking are high enough to get direct entrant to Aussie. What if one of them wins, who will get the wildcard for Aussie?

Steveg
Dec 16th, 2001, 12:18 AM
I guess it will be the runner-up. But I did not see that Ai was participating in the commitment list.

Blessings And Aloha
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:32 AM
This is the article i read it in:

Asian hotshots duke it out for Aussie Open wild card

HONG KONG (AFP) - The offer of a coveted wild card into the Australian Open next year has enticed the cream of Asian tennis to gather at Hong Kong's Victoria Park on December 17-23 to slug it out in the $60,000 Asian Championships.

The Australian Tennis Association has offered the winners of the men's and women's singles events a wild card entry into the first Grand Slam event of 2002.

Spearheading the challenge for the $4,000 top prize and a starting place in the Australian Open will be Asia's top male player, South Korea's Lee Hyung-Taik.

The world number 99, who shot to fame when he reached the last 32 of the U.S. Open last year before bowing out in straight sets to American legend Pete Sampras, will face stiff competition from Asian number two and world number 112 Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand.

Uzbekistan's Vadim Kutsenko and leading Chinese stars Zhu Benqiang and Yang Jingzhu will also be battling for the title, which realistically represents their only chance of making the main draw in Australia.

Players ranked outside the top 80-100 in the world are highly unlikely to make even the qualifying draw for Grand Slam tournaments.

Heading the race for the ladies' title is Japanese doubles specialist Ai Sugiyama, although Indonesian number one Wynne Prakusya and China's Liu Nan Nan will provide stern competition.

With a world ranking of 30, Sugiyama is the top ranked Women's Tennis Association player on show.

She reached the third round at the famed grass courts of Wimbledon this year and also made the doubles final of the same event in tandem with Belgium's French Open finalist Kim Clijsters.

The championship will also see a men and women's doubles event and mixed doubles.

Steveg
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:13 AM
This is interesting. When was this article posted by AFP?

Blessings And Aloha
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:30 AM
I do not really know, but if you go to <a href="http://www.gotennis.com" target="_blank">http://www.gotennis.com</a> you will see the link to the aricle.

jirobkk
Dec 17th, 2001, 12:29 AM
Does anyone know draws and result, please post.<br />Thank you. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Steveg
Dec 17th, 2001, 12:43 AM
Jiro,

they seem to be very slow on the official site.

The first matches started around one hour ago and still no draw available.

I hope they will be posting it soon this morning and not wait until the evening...

jirobkk
Dec 17th, 2001, 02:13 AM
The problem is my computor can not see the tournament website. It would be great if someone can post the draws and result. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Steveg
Dec 17th, 2001, 04:49 AM
Noted jiro.

I am flying off to Hanoi in 2 1/2 hours and I will connect again this evening.

In the meantime, at 13:50 HKG time, no draw / result had been posted yet <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> . This site is so slow <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> .

If none has done it when I arrive Hanoi, I'll connect and post anything in case they have updated their site.

Steveg
Dec 17th, 2001, 04:53 AM
I just sent the website an email asking them to update a bit faster for the draws and the results.

I have to go now or I'll miss my flight!!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

jirobkk
Dec 17th, 2001, 05:07 AM
Thanks Steveg,<br />It would be kind of you. I think we need someone in Hong Kong to do tournament report. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 17th, 2001, 10:00 AM
Is Irina Selyutina playing here ??

Yu-lun Wang
Dec 17th, 2001, 10:25 AM
The Draw FINALLY went out !!!!!!<br />Irina doesn't play there.<br />Go Su-wei !!!! <br />Chia-jung !!!!<br />Tzu-ting !!!! <br />I-ting !!!!

<img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Steveg
Dec 18th, 2001, 11:57 AM
I had never realised how much information on internet viewers were available to a site.

The AIA Asian Championship makes all stats available at the following address :

<a href="http://11.rtstats.com/netpoll/viewstat_uk.htm?FFDE9C" target="_blank">Stats Asian Championships</a>

For instance, Yu Lun, do you know you are 3 from Taiwan to connect to this site?

And 79% of viewers are using Internet Explorer V.5! Most common screen resolution among viewers is 1024 x 768 (47%)...

Scary <img src="eek.gif" border="0">