Major Upcoming Badminton Tournaments

Denmark Open and French Open are two upcoming recent major badminton tournaments for the fans to watch out for.

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Many national and international tournaments are held yearly, and many badminton lovers participate.

These tournaments are usually organized to bring out the best in the players and give everyone the chance to play for life and are usually governed by a body called BWF.

BWF has categorized these major international tournaments into different grades and series.

So, let's dive in and know more about these prestigious tournaments:

1. Denmark Open (Prize Money: USD $750,000)

Denmark Open is formerly known as Danish Open. This tournament is organized by Denmark Badminton and is held annually in Denmark.

This tournament was once a part of BWF Super Series Premier from 2011-2017, but in 2018 as per BWF events structure, it was categorized as one of the five BWF Tour Super Series 750 events.

Denmark Open began in 1936, and today it has become the second oldest badminton tournament players from different nations participate in it.

This tournament is usually held in October each year, and the 2022 Denmark Open will be held between 18-23 October at Odense, Denmark.

2. Yonex French Open (Prize Money: USD $675,000)

The French Open tournament is hosted by the Federation Francaise de Badminton (FFBad) and has been held annually in France since 1909.

This tournament was promoted to become a part of the BWF Super Series in 2007, which made it one of the 12 major badminton tournaments in the world.

It was halted between 1915 and 1934, in 1965, 1970, 1972, 1994, and 2006, and in 2008 this tournament was categorized as one of the five BWF World Tour Super 750 events per BWF event structure.

The upcoming Yonex French Open tournament will be held between 25-30 October in Paris, France.

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3. Macau Open (Prize Money: USD $180,000)

The Macau Open Badminton Championships is an open international championship in badminton, which has been held annually in Macau since 2006.

This championship in 2007 was categorized as a Grand Prix Gold level event by BWF and carried prize money of US$ 120,000.

The upcoming 2022 Macau Open Badminton Championships was going to be held in Macau, China, between 01-06 November, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. Hylo Open (Prize Money: USD $200,000)

Hylo Open Badminton Championship is formerly known as BMW Open Cup, BMW Open, Bitbuger Masters, Bitburger Open, and SaarLorLux Open.

It is an international badminton tournament held annually at Saarlandhalle in Saarbrucken, Germany, since 1988.

This tournament is sponsored by the German pilsner beer brewery Bitburger and German Automobile company BMW.

BWF categorized this tournament as a part of the BWF Tour Super 100 in 2018, and in 2021 it was upgraded to the Super 500 category tournament, where it was renamed as Hylo Open.

The upcoming 2022 Hylo Open Badminton Championships will be held between 01-06 November in Saarbrucken, Germany.

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5. Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open (Prize Money: USD $400,000)

The Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open is one of the international badminton tournaments, which has been held in Hong Kong since, 1982, but it did not take place annually.

The Hong Kong Badminton Association organizes this tournament.

It became one of the Super Series tournaments in 2007, and in 2008, Wang Chen became the first home player to win the Hong Kong Open Title.

According to the BWF events structure, BWF categorized this tournament as one of the seven BWF World Tour Super 500 events in 2018.

And the upcoming 2022 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open tournaments will be held between 08-19 November at Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

6. Sathio Group Australian Open (Prize Money: USD $180,000)

Sathio Group Australian Open is an international Open badminton tournament, which has been held annually in Australia since, 1975.

This tournament was upgraded to a Grand Prix Gold Level event in 2011, and between 2014-2017, it was promoted to a Super Series event. Later from 2018-2022, it will be categorized as a Super 300 event of the BWF World Tour, and from 2023 onwards, it will be categorized as a Super 500 Tournament.

After a three-year break due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the HSBC BWF World Tour 300 event is returning to Sydney's Olympic Park in November 2022 with a new title sponsor and will be held between 15-20 November.

7. Barefoot and Thompson New Zealand Open (Prize Money: USD $180,000)

The New Zealand Open Badminton tournament is also known as Barefoot and Thompson New Zealand Open. It is an international tournament, which has been annually held in New Zealand since, 1990.

The New Zealand Open is a Super 300 HSBC BWF World Tour tournament.

In 2011, the New Zealand International was originally scheduled to be a Grand Prix event but was downgraded to an international challenge level due to a lack of funding. Later in 2016, this tournament was upgraded to Grand Prix Gold.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has confirmed that the BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open 2022, scheduled for 22-27 November in Auckland, New Zealand, has been cancelled due to continuing complexities related to COVID-19.

8. Victor China Open (Prize Money: USD $990,000)

The Victor China Open is one of the international badminton tournaments held annually in the People's Republic of China.

This tournament became part of the BWF Super Series in 2007 and was categorized as one of the three BWF World Tour Super 1000 events by BWF according to the BWF events structure since 2018.

The upcoming 2022 Victor China Open badminton tournament was originally played from 29 November to 4 December in Changzhou, China but was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mainland China.

9. Fuzhou China Open (Prize Money: USD $675,000)

The Fuzhou China Open badminton tournament was formerly known as China Masters, which has been held annually in China since 2005.

This tournament became part of the BWF Super Series in 2007. In 2014 the rank of this tournament was demoted to BWF Grand Prix Gold because China bid in the autumn of 2012 to continue to host 2 BWF Super Series tournaments, the Changzhou bid was unsuccessful, and the China Masters was replaced for the 2014–2017 Super Series cycle by the Australian Open.

Later in 2018, this tournament was categorized as World Tour Grade 2 Level 3 tournament (BWF World Tour Super Series 750) and got its current name.

From 2023 this tournament will be held in Shenzhen and will be renamed to its former name, China Masters.

The upcoming Fuzhou China Open tournament was to be played from 6-11 December but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mainland China.

10. HSBC BWF World Tour Finals (Prize Money: USD $1,500,000)

HSBC BWF World Tour Finals is an annual badminton tournament held annually at the very end of the year (December).

In this tournament, the players with the most points from that calendar year's events of the BWF World Tour compete for the title and prize money of US$ 1,500,000.

The upcoming 2022 HSBC BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament will be held between 14-18 December in Guangzhou, China.

Final Words

So, these were some of the major upcoming badminton tournaments. The main objective of these badminton tournaments is to popularise this sport and make it one of the most significant competitive sports among people.

Some of these tournaments offer you some prize money, while others help you gain more ranking points.

But these prestigious tournaments help determine the player's strength and give every child a chance to play for life.

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