Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2012 Event Program
The Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2012 will be held from 6-11 March 2012 (Tuesday to Sunday).
The start times for each day of the tournament are:
|Tuesday 10am to 7pm:||Qualifying Rounds|
|Wednesday 10am to 10pm:||First Rounds|
|Thursday 3pm to 10pm:||Second Rounds|
|Friday 2pm to 10pm:||Quarter Finals|
|Saturday 12pm to 5pm:||Semi Finals|
|Sunday 11am to 5pm:||FINALS|
This is just an approximate time given and may be subject to change.
Comments on the Quarter Finals and Finals
Usually the finals is scheduled during the afternoon.
This time the Yonex All England Finals starts at 11am.
It’s going to be something special because there will be an exclusive ‘Championships Show’ organised to launch the final day of the tournament.
No one knows what a Championships Show is. The only way to find out is TO BE THERE!
For the quarter finals, it’s currently scheduled at 2pm. But I highly suspect that it’ll change to a later time, probably around 5pm.
For most of the previous badminton super series tournaments, the quarter finals started in the evening at around 5pm.
Hopefully this happens so that people who are working during these hours would not need to take half a day off to watch the quarter finals live!
Exclusive Pre-Match Function
Apart from the Championships Show, there are also exclusive events at the National Indoor Arena.
Badminton England really did a good job in designing these events. Check out these pre-match events and their starting times here.
Previous Winners and Defending Champions
Men’s Singles: Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
Women’s Singles: Wang Shixian (CHN)
Men’s Doubles: Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
Women’s Doubles: Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN)
Mixed Doubles: Xu Chen/Ma Jin (CHN)
TV Coverage and Live Streaming
Matches on the Main Court will be broadcasted LIVE from the Second Rounds to the Final of the tournament.
Of course, different countries will have different broadcasting schedules.
If you’re not in the UK or you do not have access to live broadcasting on your local TV, check out this cool platform by the Badminton World Federation, Badmintonworld.tv
LIVE streaming will be hosted on YouTube from Thursday to Sunday.
2011 Yonex All England Final FLASHBACK
Now, we’ll bring you back to the exciting moments on the final day of the Yonex All England Open 2011. Enjoy watching it and we hope to see you at the championships this year!
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