Talk:Birmingham Classic (tennis)

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Request for wider input on discussion at WikiProject Tennis[edit]

There is a long, ongoing discussion at WP:Tennis about the tournament tables found in tennis articles on English-language Wikipedia (e.g., this type of table). The discussion is about whether the "official sponsored name" of a tournament - such as Pacific Life Open - or another tournament name without the sponsor - such as Indian Wells Masters - must be used in those articles. Please join the discussion here. Thanks. Tennis expert (talk) 08:55, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

I propose that this article be renamed to Edgbaston Classic (or alternatively to Birmingham Classic (tennis)), in line with this discussion at WT:Tennis and the guideline to avoid sponsored tournament names if a commonly used non-sponsored name exists. --August90 (talk) 19:13, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Disagree - Whilst I agree with the general theory behind suggesting this move/renaming (i.e. if a tennis tournament is more commonly referred to by its non-sponsored name then that non-sponsored name should be the name of the article), having carried out Google searches of the terms "Edgbaston Classic" and "Birmingham Classic" I found that they only returned 5,970 and 149,000 search results respectively. However the term "AEGON Classic" returned 373,000 search results so clearly this is the more commonly used name by far. Therefore, the most appropriate article name is "AEGON Classic". JoRoFo (talk) 16:05, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

I should also probably add that when I did the search for the term "Birmingham Classic", only one of the ten results on the first page of results was relevant to this tournament. The rest were about the golf tournament and a motor show for classic cars held in Birmingham. JoRoFo (talk) 16:10, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

The event's own website uses Aegon, not AEGON, as does our article on Aegon the company, so I propose to move everything in Category:AEGON Classic to use Aegon not AEGON. Colonies Chris (talk) 11:24, 26 May 2013 (UTC)