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05-21-2010, 08:21 PM #69
One of the reason why BWF is pushing this,is to make sure that Badminton wont be cut out from Olympics games...
BWF had hired Marketing firm to run these SS Premier and regular SS this year or next year...
the only obstacle remains if INA, KOR, CHN and MAS will let the players register themselves or not....
05-21-2010, 08:23 PM #70
05-21-2010, 11:05 PM #71
05-22-2010, 12:52 AM #72
The article's title is quite misleading people
It should be badminton premier super series instead of badminton super series..
Malaysia not chosen to host badminton Super Series
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia have enjoyed many firsts in badminton but they will not be one of the four chosen ones to host the premier Super Series event next year.
It is learnt that Malaysia lost to several other “rich” countries clamouring to be hosts for the premier Super Series, dubbed the “Grand Slam” of badminton.
Only four are selected and it looks like South Korea and China, who had offered lucrative prize money, are set to be the hosts.
The other hosts could be among these countries - England, Japan and Indonesia.
It is a blow to Malaysia, who are known among the world badminton fraternity as one of the powerhouses and a good host.
The Badminton World Federation's (BWF) council meeting ended yesterday but they will only make official press statements on their decisions today.
05-22-2010, 12:54 AM #73
05-22-2010, 09:08 AM #74
Media Announcement: Korea Open make history, India get Super Series nod
Saturday, May 22, 2010
In a major boost for badminton and the players involved in the sport, the Badminton World Federation today announced the hosts for the 2011-2013 Super Series season with the first ever million dollar prize money in a single tournament next year.
Expressing his delight with the development, BWF president Dr Kang Young Joong also announced that the Super Series circuit next year will offer combined total prize money of USD4.7 million, a substantial increase from the USD3.3 million total prize money on offer for the 2010 season.
“There is more money in the sport, we have our first ever million dollar prize money tournament, and above all, the BWF received a strong interest from our Members to be a part of the Super Series circuit,” said Dr Kang after chairing a Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
“These are positives for the sport and I firmly believe we are heading in the right direction in terms of developing and promoting the sport. The future is bright.”
The 12 hosts of the Super Series circuit for the 2011-2013 seasons are Denmark, England, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and China hosting two legs.
From the 12 Super Series events, five have been selected as Premier Series events, with the Korea Open offering USD1.2 million prize money followed by Indonesia on USD600,000. The other three Premier Series events – Denmark Open, All England Championships and China Open - offer a minimum total prize money of USD350,000 for each event.
The BWF introduced the Super Series format in 2007 to showcase badminton at a higher level of presentation and competitiveness, to increase television coverage for the sport and to increase the star quality and popularity of the top players in the world through increased television coverage.
Following a review of its events in 2009, the BWF decided to introduce a two-tier Super Series circuit – the Premier Series and Super Series. The Super Series circuit offers a minimum total prize money of USD200,000 for each tournament.
A total of 17 applications were received from Member Associations to be included as a Super Series event with another eight applications received for the Premier Series.
05-22-2010, 09:21 AM #75
Koreans break $1 million mark in Super Series revamp
REUTERS, May 22, 2010, 01.37pm IST
LONDON: Next year's Korean Open badminton tournament will become the first in the sport to offer over $1 million in prize money.
The event is one of five named in a media release late on Friday by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) as one of its new Premier Super Series tournaments, effectively its first "Grand Slam."
The others, agreed at a BWF council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, are Indonesia, China, the All England, and Denmark.
Prize money in Indonesia has been raised to $600,000 while the other three are offering a minimum of $350,000 each.
There will be seven other second-tier Super Series events with a minimum purse of $200,000 -- in France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and China.
Total prize money for the year, including the Premier tournaments, will rise from $3.3 million to $4.7 million.
BWF president Dr Kang Young-joong said: "There is more money in the sport, we have our first ever million dollar prize money tournament and above all the BWF received a strong interest from our member countries.
"These are positives for the sport and I firmly believe we are heading in the right direction in terms of developing and promoting the sport. The future is bright."
There were 17 applications to host a Super Series event and eight to stage one of the Premier tournaments.
The Super Series format was introduced in 2007 but after a review at the end of 2009 the decision was taken to introduce a two-tier system from 2011.
*The Times of India.com -- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/S...ow/5962051.cms
05-22-2010, 09:28 AM #76
good news and as player earns more
badminton will be more popular
05-22-2010, 10:50 AM #77
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05-22-2010, 11:28 AM #78
05-22-2010, 03:58 PM #79
05-22-2010, 09:34 PM #80
05-23-2010, 12:33 AM #81
Five sets of tennis is not equivalent to 5x21 in badminton, where 3 games of 21 already stretch fitness to the limit. If the oft-cited 1985 figures indeed still apply to modern matches with the rally-point system - which they probably do - a 75-minute badminton match already involves more actual playing time, more distance covered, and more intensity than a 3h Grand Slam tennis match, meaning that the equivalent might actually be to make all the other tournaments go to 3x17 points and keep the Premier SS at 3x21. Either that or Grand Slam tennis has to move to best of 7 sets to catch up to badminton.
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05-23-2010, 12:52 AM #82
so , it's confirmed then..
Denmark for the ' Grand Slam'..
lol...now the prize money for the Korea Premier SS is USD 90,000 for the singles champ n USD 94 K for the doubles..
for sure the entry will be top notch !!
05-23-2010, 01:18 AM #83
05-23-2010, 01:21 AM #84
05-23-2010, 01:26 AM #85
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