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The BWF World Tour is a Grade 2 badminton tournament series, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). It is a competition open to the top world ranked players in singles (men’s and women’s) and doubles (men’s, women’s and mixed).[1] The competition was announced on March 19, 2017 and came into effect starting from 2018, replacing the BWF Super Series, which was held from 2007 to 2017.[2]

The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, and Super 300 in order (part of the HSBC World Tour). One other category of tournament, the BWF Tour Super 100 level, also offers ranking points.[3]

Features[edit]

Prize money[edit]

This table shows minimum total prize money for each level of BWF World Tour tournament.[2] All values are in United States dollar.

Year 2018 2019 2020 2021
World Tour Finals 1,500,000
Super 1000 1,000,000 1,100,000
Super 750 700,000 750,000
Super 500 350,000 400,000
Super 300 150,000 170,000 200,000
Super 100 75,000 90,000 100,000

The prize money is distributed via the following formula:[4]

World Tour Finals

Round Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
Winner 8.00% 8.00% 8.40% 8.40% 8.40%
Runner-up 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00%
Semi-finalist 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
3rd in Group 1.10% 1.10% 1.30% 1.30% 1.30%
4th in Group 0.60% 0.60% 0.70% 0.70% 0.70%

Super 1000 and Super 750

Round Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
Winner 7.00% 7.00% 7.40% 7.40% 7.40%
Runner-up 3.40% 3.40% 3.50% 3.50% 3.50%
Semi-finalist 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4%
Quarter-finalist 0.55% 0.55% 0.625% 0.625% 0.625%
Last 16 0.3% 0.3% 0.325% 0.325% 0.325%
Last 32 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%

Super 500, Super 300, and Super 100

Round Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
Winner 7.5% 7.5% 7.9% 7.9% 7.9%
Runner-up 3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
Semi-finalist 1.45% 1.45% 1.40% 1.40% 1.40%
Quarter-finalist 0.6% 0.6% 0.725% 0.725% 0.725%
Last 16 0.35% 0.35% 0.375% 0.375% 0.375%

World Ranking points[edit]

Entries[edit]

Level Entries closed[5] No of players/pairs[1] Qualifying round
Super 1000 42 days before tournament date All disciplines: 32 (32 main) No
Super 750
Super 500 All disciplines: 32 (28 main + 4Q) Yes (if any)
Super 300 35 days before tournament date
Super 100 Men's Singles (MS): 48 (40 main + 8Q)
Other than MS: 32 (28 main + 4Q)

Each tournament will be held in six days, with the main round in five days.[1]

Nationality separation[edit]

Level Nationality separation[1]
Level 2 Players from the same nation are not separated in the main draw
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5

Player commitment regulations[edit]

Top fifteen singles players and top ten doubles pairs in the World Ranking will be required to play in all 3 Super 1000, all 5 Super 750, and 4 out of 7 Super 500 tournaments occurring in the full calendar year, making it a total of 12 mandatory tournaments. A fine of US$5000 per event will be imposed upon players/pairs who fail to play. Exemption from penalty will be considered by BWF on receipt of a valid medical certificate or strong evidence that prove players unfit to participate. However, suspended or retired are not subject to these regulations.[6] [7]

Umpires[edit]

Current regulations state that at least six umpires must be from member associations other than the host member association, at least four BWF and two continental certificated umpires with well spread nationality. All umpires and service judges shall meet the eligibility criteria set for the panel of Technical Officials they belong to.[1]

Tournaments[edit]

In every four years, the BWF Council will review the countries that host a BWF World Tour tournament.

There will be a BWF World Tour Finals, three Super 1000, five Super 750, seven Super 500, and eleven Super 300 tournaments in a season.[1]

Although it's not concerned as BWF World Tour, BWF Tour Super 100 tournaments are still important to earn the points to BWF World Tour Finals. Super 100 tournaments are selected in every year, 11 tournaments are selected in 2018. In 2019, Scottish Open is relegated to International Challenge.

BWF World Tour Finals[edit]

At the end of the BWF World Tour circuit, top eight players/pairs in the BWF World Tour standing of each discipline, with the maximum of two players/pairs from the same member association, are required to play in a final tournament known as the BWF World Tour Finals.[1] It will offer minimum total prize money of USD$1,500,000.[2]

If two or more players are tie in ranking, the selection of players will based on the following criteria:[1]

  • The players who participated in the most BWF World Tour tournaments;
  • The players who collected the most points in BWF World Tour tournaments starting July 1.

Performances by countries[edit]

Tabulated below are the World Tour performances based on countries. Only countries who have won a title are listed:

Title sponsors[edit]

International broadcasters[edit]

2018-2021[edit]

This is a list of television broadcasters which provide coverage of the BWF World Tour Super 300 (broadcast in every Saturday and Sunday), Super 500 (every Friday to Sunday), Super 750 (every Thursday to Sunday), and Super 1000 (Wednesday to Sunday), as well as the BWF World Tour Finals.[9]

[10]

Country Broadcaster Notes Ref
International YouTube All tournaments live on Badmintonworld.TV, live coverage for the unsold markets only. [11]
 Australia OVO Mobile All tournaments live [12]
 China CCTV China Open-Masters and Finals tournament only.
Youku All tournaments live
 Denmark TV2 Sport All tournaments live [13]
 Hong Kong i-Cable All tournaments live [14]
 Hungary MTVA Selected tournaments live.
 India Star Sports All tournaments live [15]
 Indonesia SportsFix All tournaments live (excluding Indonesian Masters and Open) in 2018 season only. [16]
Futbal Momentum Asia (FMA) Some tournaments live in 2018, the broadcasters (FTA and or pay TV) will be selected by FMA. All tournaments (excluding Indonesian Open) live on

TSB .

[17]
Kompas TV Indonesia Masters only [18]
Trans7 Indonesia Open only [19]
TVRI Live coverage from Finals tournament from 2018, all Super 1000 (excluding Indonesia Open), and Super 750 tournaments from 2019, on both National and Sport channels. [20][21][22]
 Italy Sportitalia All tournaments live
 Japan J Sports All tournaments live [23]
 Malaysia Astro All tournaments live on Astro SuperSport and or Astro Arena [24]
RTM All England and Malaysia Open only, live on TV1 or TV2, and also available on Sport channel. [25][26]
 Singapore StarHub All tournaments live [27]
 Spain RTVE Selected tournaments live on Teledeporte. [28]
Mediapro Spain Masters only, live on LaLigaSports [29]
Sub-Saharan Africa StarTimes All tournaments live.
 Taiwan ELTA All tournaments live. [30]
 Thailand TrueVisions All tournaments live on True Sport. Thailand Masters and Open also available on True4U [31]
 United Kingdom BBC Sport All England Open only [32]
 United States NBC Sports All tournaments live on Olympic Channel.

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