BWF announces new structure & increase in prize money

With new announcement from badminton world federation last Sunday, Badminton tournaments will get more money. As many players & coach comment publicly and privately about the more price money in the badminton tournaments earlier. BWF decided to Increase Price money for existing tournament and added new tournament structure which will increase the brand value of badminton.

The new tour series, which features six levels, will kick off next year and run until 2021, with at least a million dollars in prize money up for grabs in each of its top four events.

From 2018 the calendar will have around 37 events be divided into six levels; the four tournaments in the two top levels will offer $1 million or more. The Super Series event in India sees its prize money hiked by $25,000 to $350,000.

Dubai’s World Super-Series Tournament, remains the richest; from next year there will be $1.5 million up for grabs but there will be a new venue, to be announced later.

Federation president Poul-Erik Høyer announced the changes following a BWF council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, saying, “the time is right for badminton to soar even higher”.

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“Our tournaments have grown in stature and appeal significantly in recent years and, with each cycle, we evaluate progress and assess how we can improve our events,” said BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer.

While each level will be part of the new structure, all six will have distinct names to ensure differentiation among them; highlighting the top events, while maintaining a connection among all levels under the new structure’s umbrella brand, reflecting the success of the current BWF World Superseries,” added Høyer.

The new levels and prize money

Level 1 ($1.5 million): Season finale (location to be announced)
Level 2 ($1 million): China, England and Indonesia
Level 3 ($700,000): China, Denmark, France, Japan and Malaysia
Level 4 ($350,000): Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Level 5 ($150,000): Australia, Chinese Taipei, Germany, India, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and USA
Level 6: Open category (BWF member associations can apply for sanction)

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