Badminton World Federation ( BWF) is the international governing body for the sport of badminton. Founded in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation with nine member nations ( Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales), the BWF has since expanded to 176 member nations around the world. On September 24, 2006, at the Extraordinary General Meeting in Madrid, it was decided to adopt the new name Badminton World Federation ( BWF). [1 ]
Its head office was located in
Cheltenham, UK since its founding, but on October 1, 2005, was relocated to Kuala Lumpur. Its current president is [2 ] Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen. [3 ]
Continental federations [ edit ]
Map of the World with five confederations
The BWF works in cooperation with regional governing bodies to promote and develop the sport of badminton around the world, they are:
Presidents [ edit ]
Below is the list of presidents since 1934:
Rankings [ edit ]
The BWF World Ranking and BWF World Junior Ranking are introduced to determine the strength of the players. It is used for determining the qualification for entry and seeding for the BWF-sanctioned tournament. The points awarded is based on the final results of each tournament participated for the past 52 weeks. Junior Ranking consists of players under 19 years old.
Tournaments [ edit ]
International [ edit ]
The BWF regularly organizes six major international badminton events:
Two events are no longer held regularly:
World Cup was suspended since 1997. However, the BWF revived the event in 2005 (with China as host) but only as an invitational tournament. China swept gold in all 5 categories.
World Grand Prix has been on hiatus since 2000.
Open events [ edit ]
BWF also sanctions the open events into seven categories with different World Ranking points awarded, as order they are:
The BWF bestows special honours onto players, umpires, sponsors and other individuals for their achievement in badminton or for their contributions to badminton.
Hall of Fame Herbert Scheele Trophy
Certificate of Commendation
Eddy Choong Player of the Year (hiatus since 2008)
Best Male and Female Player of the Year
Eddie Choong Most Promising Player of the Year
Women in Badminton
The new logo of the organization was unveiled in June 2007 and officially launched at the
2007 Sudirman Cup in Glasgow, Scotland. It was designed by Indonesian Aboeb Luthfy as part of the three months contest launched by the federation. BWF launched new logo during [7 ] 2012 Thomas & Uber Cup. [8 ]
Old logo during the organization was named "International Badminton Federation"
Logo use between 2007–2012
Publications [ edit ]
World Badminton (Journal)
The IBF Handbook
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]