The Korea Open is back in Seoul after 4 consecutive years in other cities. This is the first year I've seen current information published so far in advance of the event. They've already put the location up on the website as well as information on organizing staff, entry deadline, official hotel, etc. all in English. They are once again offering the most prize money of any tournament of the year and, at US$300,000, possibly the largest prize package ever for badminton. I've only been keeping track since 2002 and I'm sure it's the most since then. Someone correct me if I have erred in assuming that prize money has simply been rising over time. I just hope we get the competitors. The Hong Kong Open is the following week but I'm worried that both of them are too close to the World Championships.