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BWF CALENDAR 2018

Discussion in '2018 Tournaments' started by cxytdn, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. stanleyfm

    stanleyfm Regular Member

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    I just realized that this name is used for all tournaments in the previous post by @Aventus

    Well, seems likely we won't have that floral presentations, especially since the whole name becomes so bland now....
     
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  2. Master

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    The only hope is the're still working on it and they will reveal the final conclusion here.

    But, we don't know. Let's just hope.
     
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  3. Loh

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    (Just to recap)
    http://bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2017/03/19/bwf-launches-new-event-structure

    BWF Launches New Event Structure
    (From 2018 to 2021)

    19 March, 2017
    TEXT BY GAYLE ALLEYNE (BWF)

    The Badminton World Federation has unveiled a new tournament structure, with million-dollar prize money in its top four events.

    Featuring six levels, the series which starts next year and runs until 2021 will boast one event in Level 1 – the signature, season finale with US$1.5 million up for grabs. Level 2 will have three, million-dollar events to be held in China, England and Indonesia.

    Details of this exciting wind of change in badminton were announced following a BWF Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today at which tournaments were selected for Levels 2 to 5.

    Five events have been chosen in Level 3 (US$700,000 prize money);
    seven for Level 4 (US$350,000); and
    11 for level 5 (US$150,000).

    Prize money will increase across the board for the last two years of the new cycle. BWF will separately be seeking a host for the prestigious end-of-season finale.

    Level 1 (US$1.5 M)
    Signature Season Finale
    (Venue to be decided)

    Level 2 (US$1 M)
    China, England and Indonesia.


    Level 3 (US$700,000)
    China, Denmark, France, Japan and Malaysia will host Level 3 tournaments
    while

    Level 4 (US$350,000)
    Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand will stage Level 4 events.


    Level 5 (US$150,000)
    Australia, Chinese Taipei, Germany, India, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and USA have been awarded Level 5 events.


    Level 6 (Open Category)
    BWF member associations can apply for sanction


    “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.

    “We have determined the time is right for badminton to soar even higher and our key goals are to showcase our sport at a high level of presentation and competitiveness, to increase television coverage for the sport and to increase the star quality and popularity of the top players globally through increased television coverage.”

    The more-unified structure will strengthen brand awareness, thus helping to increase exposure and commercial revenues. This will make it possible to increase the quality of the events, provide more revenue to hosts and increase prize money for players. The tour will involve an estimated 37 events, including Level 6 which will be an open category, where BWF member associations can apply for sanction.

    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.
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    New Regulations 2018
    http://bwfcorporate.com/about/amended-regulations/

    In 2018, the new BWF World Tour will start.

    Because of the new World Tour, the BWF has reviewed the General Competition Regulations (GCR) and associated Tournament Regulations and changes to these will come into effect as of 1 January 2018.

    These amended regulations can be downloaded above.

    Changes to the General Competition Regulations


    Outside of some adjustments made to the order and structure of the document or separation of information into other sections outside of the GCR, please make note of some key changes to the regulations which will take effect 1 January 2018:
    • Revised definitions of some events and tournaments, including the structure for the new BWF World Tour (Section 2)
    • Clarified rights and responsibilities of Participants in BWF Sanctioned Tournaments (Section 4)
    • New terminology and regulations related to Player Jurisdiction and Entry in Tournaments, including Registration and Deregistration for Entry (Section 5)
    • More flexibility in eligibility for International Representation (Section 6)
    The updates made are fairly significant, so it is important that you read carefully all sections of the GCR and associated Tournament Regulations so you, your teams, players, and entourage are aware and can plan accordingly.

    BWF will circulate an updated version of these documents if any changes are made by the BWF Council at its meeting on 17 November 2017.

    Contact – Chris Trenholme | c.trenholme@bwfbadminton.org
     
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    hmmm... i wonder if there are game changing entry rules... (inhale)
     
  6. Master

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    Some changes:

    BWF World Tour Level 2-3 :
    No Qualifying draw in any event (32 players directly playing in Main Round)
     
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    How Much will the new 2018 Tournaments Cost?

    Level 1 1.5 x 1 = US$1.5 m

    2 1.0 x 3 = US$3.0 m
    3 0.7 x 5 = US$3.5 m
    4 0.35 x 7 = US$2.45 m
    5 0.15 x11 = US$1.65 m

    Sub-Total US$12.1 m
    6 Estimate US$1.0 m

    TOTAL US$13.1 m

    Compare this prize money with other sports, where do we stand?
     
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    This will probably save one day and shorten the tournament. And hitherto qualifiers will not have to exert too much energy and time to advance to the next round, if they are good enough. Hopefully the more experienced and seeded players will take things more seriously.
     
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    Greater number of spectators, larger world coverage surely will bring more sponsors to come. At the end, the prize money will increase.

    Sub Total US$ 12.1 m is an increasing number than 2017 edition (only US$ 9.5 m).
    Still considered low compared with other sports
     
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  10. cxytdn

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    I think the BWF should do as follows:

    BWF WORLD TOUR
    7Star US$3.2M
    6Star US$1.6M
    5Star US$800K
    4Star US$400K
    3Star US$200K
    2Star US$100K
    1Star US$50K

    PRIZE MONEY DISTRIBUTION(MS/WS/MD/WD/XD)
    Winner 5%x1=5%
    Finalist 3%x1=3%
    SF 2%x2=4%
    QF 1%x4=4%
    R16 0.5%x8=4%
    Total 20%

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    at the bottom... :rolleyes:
    the athletes in the big sports pay that in taxes.
    i immediately see 3 good things about that if they start one day later:
    1. extra day of rest for the players between back-to-back tournaments
    2. one less day of expenses for players
    3. one less day of expenses for tournament organizers
    if bwf does not use the opportunity to start one day later i see no benefit for anyone.

    i also 'heard' in a back-to-back tourney situation the winner of the 1st tourney will automatically be pmd in the 2nd tourney, if they had originally been in the qualifying draw of the 2nd tourney, for level 4 and below. i'm curious if this was passed by the committee.
     
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    hope so. badminton is already one of the most viewed sports in the world, but it has not translated to more $.
    all tournaments will get another prize $ bump in 2020.
     
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    Approximately another US$ 1.1 m bump in 2020.

    For Level 5 & Level 6 tournaments will have another bump for 2021.
     
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    very disadvantage for any players who lost in R64 & R32 as no prize to collect...
     
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    Professional player playing professional tournaments and making no money?
     
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    BWF keep wanting to change the scoring system coz they think it is confusing and not suitable for TV audience.

    Now turn around, they keep shuffling around the tournament rating, used to be 1-6 stars, then super series, now we are back to some numbering scheme except now 1 > 5 instead of 5 > 1.

    talk about confusing the fan and audiences. BWF official should just leave things alone, it is as if they don't muck around with something, we will think they are not doing their job or something.

    If it is not broken, don't fix it.
     
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    So you mean no more Superseries name?

    what about the titles next year?

    Its like if i win two tournaments , do that mean i win 2 tour titles or 2 superseries titles?

    In a way they should make it like BWF12000 or BWF9000 like ATP1000 or ATP500. and we know runnerUps in ATP just received only 600+~ points( cant remember exactly how much).

    A winner should get much more points than RU.. 2000 points dont cut it in badminton terms.
     
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    Prefer

    BWF10000 ( China,AE, Indonesia)
    BWF7500 ( The 7 SSPs)
    BWF5000 (SS)
    BWF2500 (GPG) ,

    sounds drastic but GPG only deserves that much points. This way, good players wont feel they have to play all tournaments just to keep their points safe.
     
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    One question :

    So, all the SS LCW has count means Zero now.

    What will be his titles called? Will GC say he has won BWF World Tour Level 7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0 many times? Or has he not won any BWF World Tour Level 7,6,5,4..... title?

    He will have to start all over again?

    If there is another one like LCW in future and has won a lot of BWF World Tour Level 3 Malaysia Open....will his 7 star(?) victory be superior to LCW's Malaysia Open SS title?
     
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    Lin Dan won China Masters GPG in 2016.

    So, acc. to the current scheme..Lin Dan won the BWF World Tour Level 5 China Masters in 2016?
     
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