BWF New Tournament Calendar: BWF announce new tournament Calendar post Tokyo Olympics, Sudirman Cup in Finland, Spain to host World Championships

BWF New Tournament Calendar: BWF announce new tournament Calendar post Tokyo Olympics, Sudirman Cup in Finland, Spain to host World Championships
BWF New Tournament Calendar: BWF announce new tournament Calendar post Tokyo Olympics, Sudirman Cup in Finland, Spain to host World Championships

BWF New Tournament Calendar: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has today announced an updated BWF Tournament Calendar for the remainder of 2021. The changes represent the best and most feasible opportunity for badminton tournaments to resume with regularity over the next six months. According to the new calendar Sudirman Cup has been shifted from China and Finland will be the new host and Spain will host World Badminton Championships in December.

“The new calendar represents an assessment of what are the most feasible tournaments to take place in the coming months. Europe is seen as a more feasible region to conduct tournaments at this present time with higher rates of vaccine implementation and less travel restrictions,” BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said.

“While a number of tournament hosts in Asia are eager to stage tournaments, the general feedback surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainty of the situation there has meant that it is likely only a few tournaments could possibly take place”, according to Lund.

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BWF New Tournament Calendar – Next Ranking Cycle to start after Tokyo Olympic Games

BWF has announced, the next ranking cycle will start immediately following the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The new calendar offers players a safe and consistent platform to earn important world ranking points and prize money in this crucial post-Olympic Games period for the sport.

COVID-19 restrictions have meant it is not feasible to conduct tournaments in China this year.

Therefore, alternative host cities have been identified for the BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2021, HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021.

BWF New Tournament Calendar: BWF announce new tournament Calendar post Tokyo Olympics, Sudirman Cup in Finland, Spain to host World Championships

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BWF New Tournament Calendar: Key Changes

  • Vantaa, Finland is the new host of the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 in Week 39 (26 September – 3 October 2021).
  • There will be a one-week gap between the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 in Finland before a shift to Denmark for back-to-back tournaments.
  • The TotalEnergies BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark is in Week 41 (9-17 October 2021).
    • This is the 2020 edition of the championships postponed from last year.
  • Three consecutive weeks of the HSBC BWF World Tour will then follow:
    • DANISA Denmark Open 2021 in Odense in Week 42 (19-24 October 2021):
      • Upgraded to a Super 1000 level.
    • YONEX French Open 2021 in Paris in Week 43 (26-31 October 2021).
    • SaarLorLux Open 2021 in Saarbrücken, Germany in Week 44 (2-7 November 2021).
  • There will be a one-week gap for the HSBC BWF World Tour to move to Asia.
  • Indonesia will host a three-tournament Asian Leg in Bali to close out the HSBC BWF World Tour 2021 season.
    • Indonesia Masters 2021 in Week 46 (16-21 November 2021):
      • Upgraded to a Super 750 level.
    • Indonesia Open 2021 in Week 47 (23-28 November 2021).
    • HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Week 48 (1-5 December 2021).
  • The final tournament of the calendar year will be the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain in Week 50 (12-19 December 2021).

A number of tournaments previously classified as postponed from Q1 and Q2 or originally slated for Q3 and Q4 of 2021 have subsequently been cancelled:

  • BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open (Super 300)
  • CROWN GROUP Australia Open (Super 300)
  • YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 (Super 500)
  • Hyderabad Open 2021 (Super 100)
  • YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam Open 2021 (Super 100)
  • VICTOR China Open 2021 (Super 1000)
  • DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open (Super 750)
  • Indonesia Masters 2021 (Super 100)
  • Fuzhou China Open 2021 (Super 750)
  • YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2021 (Super 500)

BWF New Tournament Calendar: BWF announce new tournament Calendar post Tokyo Olympics, Sudirman Cup in Finland, Spain to host World Championships

A few remaining tournaments are still categorised as postponed, with these respective hosts wishing to explore options to stage their events:

  • PERODUA Malaysia Masters (Super 500)
  • CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open (Super 750)
  • Korea Masters 2021 (Super 300)

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Week Tournament Dates City Level
33 YONEX Akita Masters 2021 17-22 Aug Akita BWF Tour Super 100
35 Korea Open 2021 31 Aug – 05 Sep Yeosu City HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500
36 YONEX Taipei Open 2021 07-12 Sep Taipei City HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300
39 TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 26 Sep – 03 Oct Vantaa Major Championships
41 TotalEnergies BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 09-17 Oct Aarhus Major Championships
41 Syed Modi International 2021 12-17 Oct Lucknow HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300
42 DANISA Denmark Open 2021 19-24 Oct Odense V HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000
43 YONEX French Open 2021 26-31 Oct Paris HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750
44 SaarLorLux Open 2021 02-07 Nov Saarbrücken BWF Tour Super 100
44 Macau Open 2021 02-07 Nov Macau HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300
46 Indonesia Masters 2021 16-21 Nov Bali HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750
47 Indonesia Open 2021 23-28 Nov Bali HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000
48 HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 01-05 Dec Bali HSBC BWF World Tour Finals
50 TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021 12-19 Dec Huelva Major Championships

 

**Some Super 100 and Super 300 tournaments are subject to change. BWF will announce any updates following further consultation with these hosts.