Badminton – BWF and World Superseries torunaments Overview

Since we all know our Super Badminton plyer Saina Nehwal. I thought to share little more information on Badminton governing body and the major tournaments happening across the year internationally.

BWF

BWF stands for Badminton World Federation. It is the governing body of the Badminton world. So what exactly BWF does?

Well… It does many things as:

  • Organizes many world class Badminton events
  • Monitors, Works on building Rules and Regulations in Badminton
  • Promotes and popularizes the sport

All these functions are carried out in cooperation and collaboration with regional governing bodies.

These regional governing bodies are spread across:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Americas
  • Africa
  • Oceania (Australia and New Zealand)

Headquarter

Since 2006, headquarter of the BWF is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Vision

The vision of BWF is

“Giving every child a chance to play for life”.

Logo

There were few earlier versions of the BWF logo but the one with red triangle and word BWF written in it is the recent one.

bwflogo

 BWF Logo

World SuperSeries

The MetLife BWF World SuperSeries is consisting of 12 tournaments. Only the top 32 world ranked players singles (Men’s and Women’s) and doubles (Men’s, women’s and mixed) are eligible to play these tournaments.

BWF_Super_Series

BWF World SuperSeries Logo

These tournaments are:

  1. Yonex All England Open
  2. Yonex sunrise India Open
  3. Malasia Open
  4. Singapore Open
  5. Indonesia Open
  6. Australian Badminton Open
  7. Japan Open
  8. Korea Open
  9. Denmark Open
  10. Yonex French Open
  11. China Open
  12. Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open

Out of 12 SuperSeries tournaments, 5 are “Premier” events giving out higher ranking points and prize money to the players. The one which are highlighted in the above list are Premier series events.

Usually the tournaments start in the month of March and ends in November.

BWF_Super_Series_Premier

BWF World SuperSeries Premier Logo

Dubai World SuperSeries Finals

The top eight players from these SuperSeries tournaments qualify and compete for the year ending destination Dubai – The SuperSeries Finals.

Thus concludes the brief about BWF SuperSeries and Premier events. There is plenty of Badminton action to look forward in 2016!

Image source

bwf official site

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