European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:49 am

Good start for us with Prannoy winning his match in straight games.

[R1] H.S.Prannoy (IND,32) d. Boonsak Ponsana (THA,29) 21-16 21-18

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:14 pm

Mixed results for us -

[R1] Ajay Jayaram (IND,23) l. Anthony Ginting (INA,40) 22-20 10-21 18-21

[R1] B. Sai Praneeth (IND,34) l. Lee Hyun II (KOR,22) 21-15 8-21 19-21

[R1] (6) P.V. Sindhu (IND,8) d. Yup Pui Yin (HKG,34) 21-9 27-25

Next,

[R2] H.S.Prannoy (IND,32) vs. (5) Chou Tien Chen (TPE,8) - Head to head 2-0 to Taiwanse

[R2] (6) P.V. Sindhu (IND,8) vs. He Biangjiao (CHN,11) - Head to head 3-2 to Chinese

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:32 am

At French Open Super Series

[R2] H.S.Prannoy (IND,32) l (5) Chou Tien Chen (TPE,8) 19-21 16-21
[R2] (6) P.V. Sindhu (IND,8) l He Biangjiao (CHN,11) 20-22 17-21

Turned out to be a disappointing couple of weeks in super series tournaments at this level. Somehow, Sindhu does not seem to fire herself up at these super series events as she does at the bigger events like world championships and Olympics.

Our men seem to always struggle to win more than a round at these bigger events.

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by arjun2761 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:24 pm

Bitburger Open in Germany (GP Gold)

Two Indians in the Mens QF.

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[PQF] Sourabh Varma [IND,57 ] d Ihsan Mostafa[INA, 38] 21-11, 22-20
[PQF] Sameer Verma [IND, 44] d Kieran Merrillees [SCO, 78] 21-17, 21-17


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[PQF] He Bingjiao [CHN, 10] d Ruthvika Gadde [IND, 54] 21-16, 21-13

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:41 am

Good wins by Verma brothers particularly Sourabh against an Indonesian.

Next,

[QF] Sourabh Varma (IND,57) vs. (3) Marc Zwiebler (GER,13)

[QF] (12) Sameer Verma (IND, 44) vs. Artem Potcharov (UKR,68)

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:11 pm

Another excellent upset win by Sourabh over the local top 15 player and Sameer easily win his QF . :D

At Bitburger Open in Germany (GP Gold)

[QF] Sourabh Varma (IND,57) d. (3) Marc Zwiebler (GER,13) 21-15 16-21 21-15

[QF] (12) Sameer Verma (IND, 44) d. Artem Potcharov (UKR,68) 21-14 21-16

Next,

[SF] Sourabh Varma (IND,57) vs. (15) Anders Antonsen (DEN,39)

[SF] (12) Sameer Verma (IND, 44) vs. (4) Shi Yuqi (CHN,16)

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by prashanthm » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:55 pm

Awesome win for Sourabh!... :clap:

Looking forward to an All-Indian final between the Varmas....... :goodluck:

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:42 pm

And Sourabh beats fourth seed in a row to reach the final. :clap:

At Bitburger Open in Germany (GP Gold)

[QF] Sourabh Varma (IND,57) d. (15) Anders Antonsen (DEN,39) 21-15 21-18

Can his brother Sameer join him there later ?

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:10 pm

No brother vs. brother final.

[SF] (12) Sameer Verma (IND, 44) l. (4) Shi Yuqi (CHN,16) 18-21 15-21

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:55 pm

Sourabh lost in 2 close games.

[SF] Sourabh Varma (IND,57) l. (4) Shi Yuqi (CHN,16) 19-21 20-22

Still, a fine tournament for Sourabh who seems to be getting back to his peak form after an injury break. He has reached finals of the last 4 tournaments that he has played.

New talent from China is now coming up fast at the start of new Olympic cycle just when some of their greats are winding down their careers.

Shi Yuqi has now won titles in last 2 weeks and He Biangjio did the same thing on women's side.

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by VReddy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:33 pm

Great momentum again from Sourabh and Sikki/Pranav. This is also the first event for Ashwini and Sikki together after Ashwini broke up with Jwala. I also wonder why someone like Kashyap is not trying these GP events as a way of easing himself back into the top league after the injury break

Scottish Open Grand Prix: November 23-27, 2016

Mens Singles

[R1] Lakhanee SARANG (219, IND) l Mark CALJOUW (123, NED) 18-21 10-21
[R1] Anand PAWAR [8] (55, IND) l Sam PARSONS (112, ENG) 12-21 14-15 RETD
[R1] Subhankar DEY (113, IND) d Pierrick CAJOT (164, FRA) 21-14 16-21 21-15
[R1] Sourabh VARMA [6] (45, IND) d Andrew WAINWRIGHT [Q] (1382, ENG) 21-16 21-14

[R2] Sourabh VARMA [6] (45, IND) d Subhankar DEY (113, IND) 23-21 16-21 21-17

[R3] Sourabh VARMA [6] (45, IND) d Lucas CLAERBOUT [9] (62, FRA) 15-21 21-17 21-12

[QF] Sourabh VARMA [6] (45, IND) Henri HURSKAINEN [4] (50, SWE)

Womens Singles

[R1] Tanvi LAD [4] (62, IND) l Fabienne DEPREZ (90, GER) 14-21 21-12 12-21
[R1] Saili RANE (134, IND) d Yvonne LI (130, GER) 22-20 15-21 21-18

[R2] Saili RANE (134, IND) l Julie FINNE-IPSEN [8] (DEN, 74) 22-20 18-21 17-21

Mens Doubles

[R1] Akshay DEWALKAR [5] / KONA Tarun (IND) l Christopher COLES / Gregory MAIRS (ENG) 0-2 RETD
[R1] Jishnu SANYAL [7] / Shivam SHARMA (IND) d Martin DRABBLE [PFQ] Michael ROE (ENG) 18-21 21-8 21-17
[R1] K. Nandagopal [Q] / Sanyam SHUKLA (IND) l Matthew NOTTINGHAM [8] / Harley TOWLER (ENG) 17-21 15-21

[R2] Jishnu SANYAL [7] / Shivam SHARMA (IND) L Oliver LEYDON-DAVIS (NZL) / Lasse MOELHEDE (DEN) 14-21 13-21

Womens Doubles

[R1] Ashwini PONNAPPA / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) d Setyana MAPASA [2] / Gronya SOMERVILLE (AUS) 21-16 13-21 21-13
[R2] Ashwini PONNAPPA / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) l Yin Loo LIM / YAP Cheng Wen (MAS) 11-21 13-21

Mixed Doubles

[R1] Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA [1] / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) d Jelle MAAS / Imke VAN DER AAR (NED) 21-16 21-17
[R1] K. Nandagopal / Ashwini PONNAPPA (IND) l Ruben JILLE / Iris TABELING (NED) 17-21 17-21

[R2] Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA [1] / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) d Oliver LEYDON-DAVIS / Gronya SOMERVILLE (AUS) 21-13 21-15

[QF] Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA [1] / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) d Ben LANE [8] / Jessica PUGH (ENG) 21-13 21-14

[SF] Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA [1] / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) vs Mathias CHRISTIANSEN [Q] / Sara THYGESEN (DEN)

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by VReddy » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:47 pm

[SF] Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA [1] / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) d Mathias CHRISTIANSEN [Q] / Sara THYGESEN (DEN) 21-18 23-21

They are really becoming a solid pair. Go Pranav / Sikki :goodluck:

[QF] Sourabh VARMA [6] (45, IND) Henri HURSKAINEN [4] (50, SWE) 17-21 18-21

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Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Post by sameerph » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:20 am

Pranav and Sikki lost in a close final.

At Scottish Open Grand Prix

[F] (1) Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA / REDDY N. Sikki (IND) l. GOH Soon Huat (MAS) / Shevon Jemie LAI (MAS) 21-13 18-21 16-21

Still this pair is on upswing and should move up a few spots in the rankings.

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