2018 BWF World Tour Finals

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2018 BWF World Tour Finals
Tournament details
Dates12–16 December
LevelWorld Tour Finals
Total prize moneyUS$1,500,000
VenueTianhe Gymnasium
LocationTianhe, Guangzhou, China
Champions
Men's SinglesChina Shi Yuqi
Women's SinglesIndia P. V. Sindhu
Men's DoublesChina Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
Women's DoublesJapan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
Mixed DoublesChina Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
2017 (Super Series) 2019

The 2018 BWF World Tour Finals, officially the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2018 Guangzhou, was the final tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour. It was held from 12 to 16 December 2018 in Tianhe, Guangzhou, China, and had a total prize of $1,500,000.[1]

Tournament[edit]

The 2018 BWF World Tour is the first edition of the BWF World Tour Finals and is organized by the Guangzhou Sports Bureau, Guangzhou Sports Competitions Centre, Guangzhou Badminton Administrative Centre, and Guangzhou Badminton Association; hosted by Chinese Badminton Association and Guangzhou Municipal Government; with sanctioned by the BWF.[2]

Venue[edit]

This international tournament is held at the Tianhe Gymnasium in Tianhe, Guangzhou, China.[3]

Point distribution[edit]

Below are the tables with the point distribution for each phase of the tournament based on the BWF points system for the BWF World Tour Finals event.[4]

Winner Runner-up 3/4 3rd in Group 4th in Group
12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for this year's tournament is US$1,500,000. Distribution of prize money is in accordance with BWF regulations.[2]

Event Winner Finals Semifinals 3rd in Group 4th in Group
Singles $120,000 $60,000 $30,000 $16,500 $9,000
Doubles $126,000 $60,000 $30,000 $19,500 $10,500

Representatives[edit]

Eligible players[edit]

The charts below are the eligible players for 2018 BWF World Tour Finals. Rankings are based on 29 November's.[5]

  • Notes: In the women's singles, Carolina Marín who are qualified after occupied the 7th position of the ranking and also received the wild cards as the women's singles World Champion withdrew from the competition due to injury. The player next in line, He Bingjiao also could not receive the invitation due to injury.[6]

Representatives by nation[edit]

Top Nations
Rank Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total Players
1  China 1 1 2 2 2 8 14
2  Japan 1 2 1 2 1 7 10§
3  Indonesia 2 2 1 1 6 10
4  Chinese Taipei 1 1 2 4 6
 Thailand 1 1 1 1 4 6
6  Malaysia 2 2 4
7  South Korea 1 1 2 3
8  India 1 1 2 2
9  Bulgaria 1 1 2
 Denmark 1 1 2
 England 1 1 2
12  Canada 1 1 1
 United States 1 1 1
Total 8 8 8 8 8 40 63

§: Yuta Watanabe is the only player who plays in two categories, which are Men's doubles and Mixed doubles, with Hiroyuki Endo and Arisa Higashino, respectively.

Performance by Nation[edit]

Nation Group Phase Semifinals Final Winner
China 8 5 4 3
Japan 7 7 4 1
India 2 2 1 1
South Korea 2 2 1
Thailand 4 2
Chinese Taipei 4 1
Denmark 1 1
Indonesia 6
Malaysia 2
Bulgaria 1
Canada 1
England 1
United States 1
Total 40 20 10 5

Men's singles[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 China Shi Yuqi 3 3 3 0 6 1 142 111
2 South Korea Son Wan-ho 2 3 2 1 5 3 150 125
3 Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 1 3 1 2 3 5 141 159
4 Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 0 3 0 3 1 6 105 143
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Shi Yuqi China 2–1 South Korea Son Wan-ho 16–21 21–19 21–8
12 Dec Chou Tien-chen Chinese Taipei 2–1 Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 17–21 21–18 21–18
13 Dec Shi Yuqi China 2–0 Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21–8 21–19
13 Dec Chou Tien-chen Chinese Taipei 1–2 South Korea Son Wan-ho 21–18 11–21 14–21
14 Dec Son Wan-ho South Korea 2–0 Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21–11 21–10
14 Dec Chou Tien-chen Chinese Taipei 0–2 China Shi Yuqi 17–21 19–21

Group B[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 Japan Kento Momota 3 3 3 0 6 0 126 68
2 India Sameer Verma 2 3 2 1 4 2 108 92
3 Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto 1 3 1 2 2 5 105 134
4 Thailand Kantaphon Wangcharoen 0 3 0 3 1 6 99 144
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Kento Momota Japan 2–0 India Sameer Verma 21–18 21–6
12 Dec Tommy Sugiarto Indonesia 2–1 Thailand Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21–18 18–21 21–11
13 Dec Tommy Sugiarto Indonesia 0–2 India Sameer Verma 16–21 7–21
13 Dec Kento Momota Japan 2–0 Thailand Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21–15 21–7
14 Dec Kantaphon Wangcharoen Thailand 0–2 India Sameer Verma 9–21 18–21
14 Dec Kento Momota Japan 2–0 Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto 21–14 21–8

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
          
3/4 China Shi Yuqi 12 22 21
  India Sameer Verma 21 20 17
3/4 China Shi Yuqi 21 21
2 Japan Kento Momota 12 11
  South Korea Son Wan-ho 14 12
2 Japan Kento Momota 21 21

Women's singles[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 India P. V. Sindhu 2 2 2 0 4 0 87 61
2 Japan Akane Yamaguchi 1 2 1 1 2 2 79 65
3 United States Zhang Beiwen 0 2 0 3 0 4 44 84
N/A Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Retired
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Akane Yamaguchi Japan 0–2 India P. V. Sindhu 22–24 15–21
12 Dec Tai Tzu-ying Chinese Taipei 2–0 United States Zhang Beiwen 21–15 21–17
13 Dec Tai Tzu-ying Chinese Taipei 1–2 India P. V. Sindhu 21–14 16–21 18–21
13 Dec Akane Yamaguchi Japan 2–0 United States Zhang Beiwen 21–10 21–10
14 Dec P. V. Sindhu India 2–0 United States Zhang Beiwen 21–9 21–15
14 Dec Tai Tzu-ying Chinese Taipei Retired Japan Akane Yamaguchi 17–21 12–11r

Group B[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 Japan Nozomi Okuhara 2 2 2 0 4 1 100 85
2 Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 1 2 1 1 3 2 88 81
3 Canada Michelle Li 0 2 0 2 0 4 64 86
N/A China Chen Yufei Retired
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Chen Yufei China 1–2 Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 18–21 22–20 17–21
12 Dec Nozomi Okuhara Japan 2–0 Canada Michelle Li 21–18 23–21
13 Dec Chen Yufei China 1–2 Canada Michelle Li 21–16 18–21 17–21
13 Dec Nozomi Okuhara Japan 2–1 Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 14–21 21–11 21–14
14 Dec Ratchanok Intanon Thailand 2–0 Canada Michelle Li 21–13 21–12
14 Dec Nozomi Okuhara Japan Retired China Chen Yufei 5–4r

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
          
  India P. V. Sindhu 21 25
  Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 16 23
  India P. V. Sindhu 21 21
2 Japan Nozomi Okuhara 19 17
3/4 Japan Akane Yamaguchi 17 14
2 Japan Nozomi Okuhara 21 21

Men's doubles[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
2 2 2 0 4 2 128 111
2 Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
1 2 1 0 3 2 95 96
3 China Han Chengkai
China Zhou Haodong
0 2 0 2 1 4 94 110
N/A Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Retired
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo Indonesia
2–1 Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
20–22 21–17 21–13
12 Dec Han Chengkai China
Zhou Haodong China
1–2 China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
17–21 28–26 13–21
13 Dec Han Chengkai China
Zhou Haodong China
0–2 Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
17–21 19–21
13 Dec Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo Indonesia
0–2 China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
18–21 22–24
14 Dec Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo Indonesia
Walkover China Han Chengkai
China Zhou Haodong
Walkover
14 Dec Kim Astrup Denmark
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark
1–2 China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–18 15–21 17–21

Group B[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
2 3 2 1 5 2 139 113
2 Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
2 3 2 1 4 3 135 128
3 Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
1 3 1 2 3 4 117 129
4 Chinese Taipei Liao Min-chun
Chinese Taipei Su Ching-heng
1 3 1 2 2 5 118 139
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Mohammad Ahsan Indonesia
Hendra Setiawan Indonesia
0–2 Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
4–21 18–21
12 Dec Chen Hung-ling Chinese Taipei
Wang Chi-lin Chinese Taipei
2–0 Chinese Taipei Liao Min-chun
Chinese Taipei Su Ching-heng
21–17 21–16
13 Dec Liao Min-chun Chinese Taipei
Su Ching-heng Chinese Taipei
0–2 Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
18–21 14–21
13 Dec Chen Hung-ling Chinese Taipei
Wang Chi-lin Chinese Taipei
0–2 Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
19–21 19–21
14 Dec Liao Min-chun Chinese Taipei
Su Ching-heng Chinese Taipei
2–1 Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
11–21 21–17 21–17
14 Dec Chen Hung-ling Chinese Taipei
Wang Chi-lin Chinese Taipei
2–1 Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
13–21 21–18 21–14

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
          
  China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
18 21 21
2 Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
21 12 15
  China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21 21
  Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
15 11
  Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
19 13
  Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21 21

Women's doubles[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
3 3 3 0 6 1 145 109
2 China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
2 3 2 1 4 2 112 101
3 China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
1 3 1 2 3 4 130 125
4 Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
0 3 0 3 0 6 74 126
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Chen Qingchen China
Jia Yifan China
0–2 China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
19–21 15–21
12 Dec Misaki Matsutomo Japan
Ayaka Takahashi Japan
2–0 Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
21–11 21–16
13 Dec Greysia Polii Indonesia
Apriyani Rahayu Indonesia
0–2 China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
14–21 8–21
13 Dec Misaki Matsutomo Japan
Ayaka Takahashi Japan
2–0 China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
21–9 21–19
14 Dec Misaki Matsutomo Japan
Ayaka Takahashi Japan
2–1 China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
19–21 21–19 21–14
14 Dec Greysia Polii Indonesia
Apriyani Rahayu Indonesia
0–2 China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
18–21 7–21

Group B[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
3 3 3 0 6 1 146 95
2 South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
2 3 2 1 5 3 155 128
3 Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
1 3 1 2 2 4 81 118
4 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
0 3 0 3 1 6 104 140
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Mayu Matsumoto Japan
Wakana Nagahara Japan
2–0 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21–10 21–16
12 Dec Jongkolphan Kititharakul Thailand
Rawinda Prajongjai Thailand
0–2 South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
14–21 8–21
13 Dec Mayu Matsumoto Japan
Wakana Nagahara Japan
2–1 South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–18 20–22 21–17
13 Dec Jongkolphan Kititharakul Thailand
Rawinda Prajongjai Thailand
2–0 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21–16 21–18
14 Dec Mayu Matsumoto Japan
Wakana Nagahara Japan
2–0 Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
21–5 21–12
14 Dec Lee So-hee South Korea
Shin Seung-chan South Korea
2–1 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21–14 14–21 21–9

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
          
1 Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
22 11
  China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
20 3r
1 Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21 22
  South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
12 20
  South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21 21
2 Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
13 13

Mixed doubles[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
3 3 3 0 6 0 126 88
2 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
2 3 2 1 4 2 111 106
3 England Marcus Ellis
England Lauren Smith
1 3 1 2 2 5 131 140
4 Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
0 3 0 3 1 6 113 147
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Zheng Siwei China
Huang Yaqiong China
2–0 England Marcus Ellis
England Lauren Smith
21–16 21–17
12 Dec Dechapol Puavaranukroh Thailand
Sapsiree Taerattanachai Thailand
2–0 Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
21–19 21–10
13 Dec Zheng Siwei China
Huang Yaqiong China
2–0 Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
21–16 21–12
13 Dec Dechapol Puavaranukroh Thailand
Sapsiree Taerattanachai Thailand
2–0 England Marcus Ellis
England Lauren Smith
21–16 21–19
14 Dec Goh Soon Huat Malaysia
Shevon Jemie Lai Malaysia
1–2 England Marcus Ellis
England Lauren Smith
20–22 22–20 14–21
14 Dec Zheng Siwei China
Huang Yaqiong China
2–0 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–19 21–8

Group B[edit]

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1 China Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
3 3 3 0 6 0 127 88
2 Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
1 3 1 2 3 4 125 127
3 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
1 3 1 2 2 4 102 111
4 Indonesia Hafiz Faisal
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
1 3 1 2 2 5 113 141
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Yuta Watanabe Japan
Arisa Higashino Japan
1–2 Indonesia Hafiz Faisal
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
18–21 21–16 18–21
12 Dec Chan Peng Soon Malaysia
Goh Liu Ying Malaysia
0–2 China Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
20–22 13–21
13 Dec Yuta Watanabe Japan
Arisa Higashino Japan
0–2 China Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
12–21 14–21
13 Dec Chan Peng Soon Malaysia
Goh Liu Ying Malaysia
2–0 Indonesia Hafiz Faisal
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
21–14 21–12
14 Dec Yuta Watanabe Japan
Arisa Higashino Japan
2–0 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–9 21–18
14 Dec Wang Yilü China
Huang Dongping China
2–0 Indonesia Hafiz Faisal
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
21–16 21–13

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
          
1 China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
19 21 21
3/4 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21 14 12
1 China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
21 21 18
  China Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
23 16 21
2 Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
9 21 13
  China Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
21 19 21

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2018 Korea Masters
BWF World Tour
2018 BWF season
Succeeded by
2019 Thailand Masters