The Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2012 Announcement! (Badminton Super Series Premier)
The Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2012 was held from the 6-11 March 2012 at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.
Hope you all did not miss the live badminton action! Anyway, here are the latest updates!
All England 2012 Final: Injury forces Lee Chong Wei to Retire Game!
All England Badminton 2012 Semi-Finals: Hope for Denmark Despite the Fall of the Big Stars
Quarter Finals Update: Home Advantage Not Enough for Top English Pairs
Gade Knocked Out by England No.1 in First Rounds!
Qualifying Rounds. Who went through?
If You Are Not in the UK, Catch the All-England 2012 Live Streaming!
The awesome place you can catch the live streaming is on Badmintonworld.tv. Credit to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for introducing it!
You can get LIVE badminton action from the Second Rounds onwards through their YouTube channel.
It’s hard to give you the broadcasting schedules because it depends on which country you are in.
A suggestion is to check out our event program and convert the UK time to your time zone.
The LIVE streaming will be available on YouTube from Thursday to Sunday.
We will try to update you on any changes on the competition, either through this page or on our Facebook channel (right below this page).
Interesting Facts about the Tournament
In 2012, this prestigious badminton tournament celebrates its 102nd anniversary!
The All England Open 2012 is the second Super Series Premier tournament of the year.
The turnout at the annual All England Open has never failed to disappoint because badminton is a popular sport in the United Kingdom.
In fact, England was the first country to develop the sport.
The All England Badminton Championships used to be the MOST prestigious badminton tournament in the world.
It was one of the FIRST badminton tournaments in the world. It was hosted even before the Olympics, the World Championships, the Thomas and Uber Cup, and all other tournaments you can ever think of.
The All England Open was considered to be equivalent to the Olympic Games in the first half of the 19th century.
Today, the status of the tournament has dropped due to the introduction of the Olympics Games badminton event and the World Championships.
However, the All England Open maintains its well-respected status in the badminton world.
A Stepping Stone to the Olympics!
2012 will be the year for the Olympics.
Professional badminton players must have the highest BWF ranking points in their country by 3 May 2012 in order to qualify to compete in the Olympic Games.
Basically, each country can only send 2 of their best singles and doubles players to compete at the London Olympics.
This means that it’ll be very important that these players try to get as much ranking points as possible before 3 May 2012.
The Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2012 is the last chance for players around the world to obtain the maximum ranking points.
The All England is the last Super Series Premier event, which means that there will be a significant amount of BWF ranking points to be earned during this tournament.
Expect thrilling action. It’s not all about prize money and fame. It’s also about those precious BWF ranking points to qualify for the Olympics!
It will also be the final chance for players to get used to the playing grounds before the London Olympics.
Prepare yourself for some exciting action!
The Yonex All England Badminton Championships will feature big players, all fresh from a long February break.
Most of the major tournaments were held during December last year and January this year. This made the players tired.
February was the month where no major tournaments were held. The players took this opportunity to rest and recover.
The Yonex All England 2012 which will be staged this coming March is going to be an intense competition as every player will be pumped up to win!
The current world no.1 Lee Chong Wei has managed to maintain his winning streak in 2012 so far.
He has beaten Lin Dan at the Victor Korean Super Series Premier 2012 and was also crowned as the 8th Malaysian Open winner at the Maybank Malaysia Open 2012.
The Malaysian is ready to defend his title at the 2012 All England Open.
It will be Chong Wei’s second time defending his All England crown to maintain his winning streak in 2012.
Who do you think will be in the finals this time?
Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan?
Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long?
Will it be a new opponent for Lee Chong Wei at the finals?
At the previous World Super Series event (Maybank Malaysia Open 2012) most of the big guns in this category did not show up.
As mentioned above, the players were already tired after so many competitions held at the end of 2011.
Cai Yun/Fu Hai Feng decided to take a break.
Jung Jae Sung of Korea was injured after the Korean Super Series.
Ko Sung Hyun of Korea was also absent.
Mathias Boe and Carsten Morgensen (DEN) were missing in action after winning the Super Series Final 2011.
But now… guess what? These guys are back at the Yonex All England 2012!
Don’t Miss It!
Watch the tournament trailer put up by the event organizer.
For more information on the tickets, click here to visit the official All England Badminton Championships website.
Click here to get your TICKETS online!
Don’t forget to check out the event program.
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