Who Wants Tickets To The Yonex Canada Open?

Yonex Canada Open

The Yonex Canada Open 2010 happens at the Richmond Olympic Oval from July 13 – 18 and I got tickets to all the games! I’m really looking forward to this because I have yet to step inside the Richmond Oval. For those who don’t know, the Yonex Canada Open is a badminton tournament that attracts some of the best players in the world. They’re playing for over $50,000 in prize money.

36 Tickets Up For Grabs

If you live in Vancouver, or plan to visit between July 13 – 18, and want to check out the games, reply to this post with your best reason on why I should give you a ticket. I have 36 tickets to give away. If you want a 100% sure thing on getting a ticket, come to this week’s Dot Com Pho. Everyone showing up will get tickets to the Open.

35 thoughts on “Who Wants Tickets To The Yonex Canada Open?”

  1. Need it , but can’t be there; 🙂

    1. Salesfist says:

      Too bad I live in Ontario…

      1. Hey Shanker Saina Nehwal is doing really good from Indian in Badminton.

  2. I wish I could just commute over every time you have a local contest. Alas, I’d have 0 productivity if I did.

    1. How he manages all this is remarkable though;

      1. Salesfist says:

        Thats the Dotcom lifestyle!

  3. Very cool 🙂 I’ll be there myself for the event

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      If you want you can get free ticket from John.

    2. Will you be playing the game or just watching it?

      I’ll check your site since badminton used to be my favorite game when I played it.


      1. Lakhyajyoti says:

        Tennis is my all time favourite game.I like badminton also.But not that much.

  4. frog says:

    I would like to visit this tournament, but I have no intention to visit Canada. I wish you a pleasant visit of tournament

  5. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    I’m a badminton fan, but couldn’t to be there in Canada. 🙁

  6. PPC Ian says:

    Looks like a lot of fun, but unfortunately can’t make it. I’m continually amazed by how much cool stuff you have been giving away, John!

  7. Good luck to everybody that participates, if I ever make it over the big pond I make sure to include a dot pho com and some other events in Vancouver in my travel plans, SY

    1. I hope that you manage to visit the city one day.

      If you get a nice sunny weather which is not hard especially in the later parts of the summer, there is hardly a more spectacular place to be found anywhere.

  8. I wish I was here. I am a big fan of badminton, so I can only watch it on youtube 🙂 lol

  9. Hi John,

    I used to play badminton for years, starting as a boy.
    I haven’t seen a decent badminton game in years.

    I have switched to tennis some time ago and seeing good badminton games would be really cool.


  10. d3so says:

    I’d like to go but distance is once again an issue.
    It’s amazing how much free exclusive stuff you giveaway 🙂

  11. Wow! A real badminton tournament! I’ve never heard of such a thing. And for quite a lot of prize money too. I bet that would be something to see. I wonder what top speeds the birdie reaches?

    1. Badminton is quite as game and it looks deceptively easy. There are wold championships in badminton so it’s not that obscure either.

      One thing that makes it quite different from tennis is addition to the different rules and the shuttlecock instead of the ball is that it requires a lot of wrist action.


    2. Bidet says:

      I also haven’t heard of it before, I use to play it in school for fun. I never knew they had professional competitions of it.

  12. lcd says:

    Would love to go if I were in the area. Very cool that you’re giving them away. Watch out, you may have a huge crowd at dot com Pho!

  13. Ary says:

    Hmmm… I may make it, if I’d build a racket or something XD Sorry long distance.

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Long distance is the problem for me also.

  14. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Not possible for me to be there in Canada now.

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      I live in india.

  15. Thanks for the tickets John. It’ll be great to see you there and enjoy watching the great game which is not very popular in the USA and Canada but is quite popular in other countries.

    It’s good to know that you like the game and also used to play it.


  16. Sara says:

    This is probably the biggest badminton event in Canada, and I can’t believe it’s happening at home aka Vancouver.

    I used to play badminton a lot in high school, but stopped when I went to university. I am home for the summer, and would love to see some intense badminton. I really miss that birdie and the “whooshing” sound from the raquet.

  17. So one more day to go before this starts.

    Just checked their website and its saying that ticket for qualifying round is free.

  18. Jean Koh says:

    Hi John,

    My wife and I absolutely love badminton. We even met playing the sport! Even our 1.5 year old son loves watching it, we’ve taken him along to watch tournaments since he was born. We just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary, and it would be great to take the family to watch Canada’s first grand prix tournament.


  19. souro says:

    I live far away from Canada…

  20. Jean Koh says:

    Someone above was wondering how fast the shuttle can go. A new world record of 414 km/h for shuttle speed was set last year by a Malaysian professional player. In pro tournament matches, speeds of about 280 km/h and higher is very common.

    I watched the qualifying rounds of the Canadian Open today and there were some good matches. Tomorrow is the beginning of the real tournament, and there should be many good matches from tomorrow onward. Thank you for the tickets John! We’re looking forward to tomorrow.

  21. Jean says:

    Today’s matches were quite good. Definitely a step up from the qualifying rounds.

    John, are you giving away more tickets for the rest of the tournament? *wink wink nudge nudge* 😉

  22. Bidet says:

    Its great that you are giving away 36 tickets, I wish I could go but Im not near Canada

  23. is the return ticket included ?

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