Lin Dan got BAMBOOZLED by BWF


Hello Everyone Welcome back to the channel Today we will be looking at a hot topic on how Lin Dan and Olympic silver medalists Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon did NOT get any ranking points for playing at the Gwangju Korea Masters. BWF just released the latest BWF world rankings and Olympic qualification rankings on Tuesday and this is what we see. Lin Dan’s ranking points before and after the Korea Masters stayed exactly the same even though he played the final. This whole situation first came to light when Badmintalk pointed out that Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon will not get any ranking points for playing at the Korea masters. Apparently there is a BWF rule that says that a top committed player cannot play more than four super 300 tournaments in a calendar year. Here is the rule.
This is what it says So you guys might be asking who is a top committed player. Here is the definition So basically what this rule says is that players like Lin Dan, Goh Liu Ying, Chan Peng Soon cannot participate in more than 4 super 300 tournaments like the Gwangju Korea Masters. If they do so, world ranking points will be deducted. As you guys already know, Lin Dan is not the type of player who plays a lot of tournaments. He is not like Lee Chong Wei who used to play tournaments week after week. But lately Lin Dan has been participating in a lot of tournaments because he wants to collect ranking points to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. So it is quite safe to assume that Lin Dan was playing the Gwangju Korea Masters to collect some ranking points for himself. He would absolutely not take the trouble to travel to South Korea, play the tournament for a whole week just for a couple of thousand dollars. So this means that Lin Dan and the Chinese team management did not know anything about the rule set by BWF. But here is where it gets really interesting. This is not the fifth super 300 tournament Lin Dan has played. In fact this is his sixth Super 300 tournament. He exceeded his quota of 4 super 300 tournaments when he played the Australian Open in June. But guess what He got rankings points for playing the Australian Open. If you look carefully into the BWF rule, you see these two words “Special exemption” So was Lin Dan given a special exemption for the Australian Open or BWF simply forgot to “deduct” his points after the Australian open? If he was indeed given a special exemption, then surely BWF must have informed Lin Dan and the Chinese Badminton Association regarding this. So did the Chinese Association not read about this rule when BWF informed them? Or did BWF not inform them at all? Or did BWF completely forget about this rule until Badmintalk pointed it out last week? Keep in mind that this same thing is also happening to other players like like Chan Peng Soon, Goh Liu Ying and Ng Ka Long Angus. The weird thing right now is that the rankings points has neither increased nor decreased. But the clause 2.8 of the rules explicitly uses the word DEDUCTED. To me deducted means the rankings points should decrease. Am I missing something here? What is happening? If the rules say World ranking points will be deducted, then why has BWF NOT deducted any points yet? And what does this term special exemption mean? Who can be given special exemptions? When can it be given? What are the criteria? There are a lot of things which are still unclear and we need answers about them from BWF. And the funny thing is BWF published a news article on its website during the Korea open (Masters). And in that article, you can see this paragraph which says Lin Dan has a chance to qualify for the World tour finals by collecting points from the Korea open (Masters). Comments from Goh Liu Ying on different social media platforms clearly indicates that she did not know anything about this rule as well. I wanted to know what Lin Dan’s Chinese fans thought about this whole situation. So I went to a Chinese news website. I had a fun time reading some of the comments there Let me know in the comments below what you guys think about this rule and the whole situation. Anyway thank you guys for watching. See you in the next video.

38 thoughts on “Lin Dan got BAMBOOZLED by BWF

  1. I think Lin Dan exceptionally well in that final even though he lost out to kanta tsuneyama. i have never seen him played so well in recent months

  2. Deducted, as in, the points he would've won playing said tournaments will be deducted manually by the BWF after they've been added automatically by the system from playing the match, resulting in a 0 points difference, meaning he won't gain any points from playing the tournament. It's not a penalty. They could've phrased it differently, but since there is already a grammar mistake in the rules (missing 's' at the end of a verb on singular third person), it's safe to assume they aren't too bent on wording and phrasing…

  3. Deducted points might be the one which should have been awarded to Lin Dan for Korea Open. Ideally his points should have been x+y , x being is current points and y being the one which he should have got playing Korea Open. So his deducted points should be (x+y)-y=x. That's what I think should be case after seeing this video. So the points not given to him are the points which got deducted.

  4. That special exemption rule is indeed ambiguous. The sport will never progress if these details and cracks are not looked into. Great video btw!

  5. That special exemption rule is indeed ambiguous. The sport will never progress if these details and cracks are not looked into. Great video btw!

  6. BWF is unfit to be leading such the amazing sport of badminton. When will people finally realise this? It's no wonder badminton is looked down upon by many countries.

  7. I think BWF completely forgot about this rule. Otherwise Lin Dan/his team would have been informed when he was given the special exemption in Aus Open. Then Lin Dan would not have come to Gwangju to play the Korea Masters. Obviously this is just my guess.

  8. The rule makes sense. You don't want a player winning all the 300 tournaments against lesser players ranking above a player who does well but doesn't win the higher series tournaments. Special exemption is just in there to give them possibility to override this rule when they want to. Good video! I think there should be more videos talking about badminton rather than just showing clips.

  9. nice video, was different , enlightening too.
    lin dan didnt know about the rule was shocking ..
    his points must be deducted . rules are for everyone .

  10. Lin dan is world no 16 ranked player then how became a top committed player

    They said that the top 15 players are tha top committed players

    Then what's going on here???

  11. I really dont know what BWF is thinking. Btw could you pls say the song name used in this video and the one from "Chen Long is just hibernating".
    My birthday is tomorrow, I wish that LD gets the points.

  12. The rule makes sence but 4 super 300 series doesn’t seems to be a lot in my opinion.
    If they use this rule they might want to stop giving points on tournaments that are only allowed for a limited amount of players like the Olympics or World Championships. At these tournaments country’s are only allowed to send 2 or at least a certain small amount of players, so let’s say Chen Long and Shi YuQi, Lin Dan in this case (hope not) can’t play. Players that can’t play due to these rules do not get any points and therefore get behind even more in points and ranking. I know this is the same for more players if they can’t qualify but still…

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