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    Badzine polls in hindsight: You’re voting, who’s listening?

    To what extent do the powers that be, and the fates, listen to what Badzine readers vote should, or will happen?  We take a look below at both the influence and the clairvoyance of our...

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    POLL – Who is most likely to be Europe’s 1st World Champion in 5 years?

    Europe’s last World Championship badminton title was mixed doubles in 2009.  Thomas Laybourn has since retired but Kamilla Rytter Juhl is back as one of the strongest contenders to keep a  World Championship title in...

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    Editorial – Not the change we need

    When the Badminton World Federation (BWF) proposed three new scoring systems, Badzine voters voted all three down in resounding fashion.  Now the world body’s next step is to take a fourth option, very similar to...

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    Editorial – Why I think it’s time for a change in scoring system

    As Chief Editor of an online magazine I often have occasion to write editorials that go against the trend or what seems to be the consensus among the webzine’s readership.  This editorial would seem to...

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    Putting the ‘World’ in the World Superseries

    The MetLife BWF World Superseries is becoming a ‘World’ Superseries in more ways than one. By Pendi Kwok.  Photos: Badmintonphoto 8 different nations in a Superseries final: Spain is in! While it is hard to...

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    National League breaks new ground for English badminton

    A new era of badminton in England began in 2014 as Badminton England announced the National Badminton League, a televised professional circuit to begin in October featuring the best of the current British players. By...

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    Memories of…the Japan Open

    Here are the memories of the Japan Open from Raphael Sachetat Chief Editor of Badzine and owner of Badmintonphoto, the well-known badminton photo agency. I have lost count of the number of times I have...

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    Uber Cup 2014: A player’s view

    England’s Fontaine Chapman, who left the 2014 Uber Cup finals having been beaten only by the Olympic champion, shares with Badzine readers a very personal account of her experiences at this unique event. By Fontaine...

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