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09-29-2012, 08:10 PM #1
[BWF]Keen Tussle to Host 2014-2017 Cycle of BWF World Superseries
Fourteen (14) Member Associations of Badminton World Federation (BWF) are vying to host events in the BWF World Superseries 2014-2017 tournament cycle; with China presenting two of a total 15 bids.
Three newcomers – Australia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand – are competing with the 11 BWF Member Associations currently hosting the annual 12-event circuit. China, which stages two tournaments in the ongoing 2011-2013 cycle, is seeking to continue that trend with bids to hold events in Changzhou and Guangzhou (proposed shift from Shanghai). However, with the badminton showpiece set to remain at 12 tournaments, competition is tight to be part of the enhanced BWF World Superseries set-up, comprising seven World Superseries events and five top-tier World Superseries Premier events which boast greater prize money.
Seven BWF members – Australia, China (Guangzhou bid), Denmark, England, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore – are competing for the prestige of showcasing a World Superseries Premier event. The other Member Associations in the reckoning – China (Changzhou bid), Chinese Taipei, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea and Thailand – have their sights set on the World Superseries level. South Korea currently hosts the US$1 million Victor Korea Open which is part of the present OSIM BWF World Superseries.
Canada, Switzerland and the USA initially expressed an interest in contending for a host place on the tour but each has since chosen not to proceed with bidding.
The new cycle will usher in a four-year series in which players stand to earn the sport’s biggest jackpots ever as badminton steps up its profile in the international arena.
The five top-tier World Superseries Premier tournaments promise to be more lucrative campaigns for winners, each with minimum prize money of US$500,000 (2014; 2015); US$550,000 (2016); and US$600,000 (2017). This is a significant boost from US$350,000 for 2011 and 2012 and US$400,000 for next season.
Meanwhile, World Superseries prize money will increase by US$25,000 annually, starting with a minimum US$250,000 in 2014 and rising as follows: US$275,000 (2015); US$300,000 (2016); US$325,000 (2017). Prize money for the seven events in the ongoing World Superseries is US$200,000 for all three years (2011-2013).
“The bidding for these 12 events has been extremely competitive and those countries and cities which are selected will have met some high criteria because we are looking to raise the bar in a number of ways,” noted BWF Chief Operating Officer/Secretary General, Thomas Lund.
“Badminton as a sporting and entertainment spectacle is improving each year and, as a result, is generating more interest and excitement worldwide. The fact that so many countries and cities now want to be part of BWF’s elite circuit is testament to this fact.
“We are currently evaluating the bids against the criteria and we will announce the host cities at our next Council meeting in November. It is going to be tough to exclude any of these Member Associations but, at the end of the process, we are confident we will have chosen the very best cities in which to showcase badminton.”
Last edited by cxytdn; 09-29-2012 at 08:14 PM.
09-30-2012, 08:57 AM #2
Australia want a SS Premier, that's ambitious, they've not long had a Grand Prix Gold. Can't see it happening.
09-30-2012, 09:24 AM #3
If a country's SSP bid is rejected, does the bid get automatically downgraded to a SS bid? Or would they be out of the running entirely?
09-30-2012, 08:36 PM #4
Each countries have their strong point :
For Premier SS, I guess the 4 current ones strength are quite known.
The other 3, Singapore has good facilities(with the new sports hub) and many flights from all over the world but I don't think Singapore should get the premier yet. I think they should host Thomas/Uber cup in 2014.
Malaysia has strong fanbase, Australia is new frontier for badminton(but Australia is too early to get premier yet because they never host SS yet, in my opinion. SS is okay).
For the other 7 SS spots, even more difficult to choose, I guess.
10-06-2012, 08:11 PM #5
I heard that Korea is changing their mind and now they will bid for SS Premier as well..deadline is next Wednesday ( October 10)
10-06-2012, 08:52 PM #6
Will BWF create a new level ? Maybe there will be SSP, SS , a new level(between SS and GP gold), then GP gold.
11-01-2012, 09:30 PM #7
The Australian bid will have $1million in prizemoney, which is the most of any of the bids. They have also had experience in hosting large badminton events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, so that would not be a problem. I'm sure the players would appreciate a million dollar event now that the Korean Open will not have the same prize money as previously. It would also be highly marketable for the BWF
11-02-2012, 02:29 AM #8
11-02-2012, 02:42 AM #9
11-02-2012, 04:15 AM #10
And we have more bidders. Let's remove the Changzhou bid entirely That would leave 14.
Australia jumping straight to SSP seems difficult without a track record of holding events. If they go it will go to 13.
The new one is Thailand - which one out of HK, Singapore, Thailand, Chinese Taipei can't make SS status?
Looks like we might have to do a poll!
11-02-2012, 08:19 PM #11
Jan - Malaysia SSP and Korea SS - I think Malaysia deserves an SSP even more so than Korea (in terms of crowd attendance and level of enthusiasm)
Mar - All England SSP
Apr - India SS and Thailand SS (??) - the China Masters SS needs to be replaced and Thailand can upgrade their GPG level to SS. But scheduling is a bit problematic as Jun already has 2 SS events (Indonesia & Singapore), while May is usually reserved for big BWF events. One other alternative is to move it to Apr.
Jun - Indonesia SSP and Singapore SS
Sep - Japan SS
Oct - Denmark SSP and French SS - need at least 3 European SS-level events for European players
Nov - China SSP and Hong Kong SS
Other BWF, GP & GPG events to complement the SS tourneys:
Usually reserved for Thomas-Uber Cup Preliminaries in the even years. Blank calendar typically for odd years for Asian countries but Badminton Europe will usually hold their European Mixed-Team Championships in Feb.
German and Swiss GPG (2 GPG events in Europe with the AE SSP arranged in between)
Badminton Asia Championships & Australia GPG
New Zealand GP
European Championships (even years)
Usually reserved for Sudirman Cup & Thomas-Uber Cup Finals
Usually reserved for BWF World Championships or the Summer Olympics
London GPG - new event starting 2013
Korea GPG (moved forward from Dec to Nov in 2013)
BWF Super-Series Finals
Last edited by badMania; 11-02-2012 at 08:24 PM.
11-02-2012, 08:23 PM #12
10 Asian IC & GPG-level events (including Australia, NZ & Badminton Asia Championships)
6 European GP & GPG-level events (including European Championships in even years)
2 American GP & GPG-level events
11-30-2012, 04:56 AM #13
Yes, this time BWF made the right decision
The hosts for the next cycle (2014-2017) of BWF World Superseries have been named!
Premiers: All England, China, Denmark, Indonesia, & Malaysia
Superseries: Australia, French, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore
11-30-2012, 05:20 AM #14
Congratulations to :
Premier: Indonesia, China, Denmark, All England and MAlaysia
SS: Australia, French, Hong kong, Singapore, India, Korea and Japan
11-30-2012, 05:28 AM #15
11-30-2012, 07:39 AM #16
I hope BWF will do a better job with SS Finals in the 2014-17 cycle. As of now, there simply isn't enough time for rest between the SS Finals and the PSS to be held in January the next year.
11-30-2012, 08:22 AM #17