Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

BWF World Tour Updates: Qualification and Rankings

Following the rescheduling of the Asian leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is pleased to provide further updates on the World Rankings system and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020 qualification process.

World Rankings

World Ranking points will be awarded for tournaments played in 2020, including the DANISA Denmark Open 2020 and SaarLorLux Open 2020. Additionally, Grade 3 tournaments such as the YONEX Latvia International 2020 and FZ FORZA Bulgarian International Championship 2020 will also contribute to the rankings.

However, the points will only be applied once the World Rankings are unfrozen. The final process and timing of unfreezing are yet to be confirmed.

The draws and seeding for the remainder of the 2020 season will be based on the frozen World Rankings as of 17 March 2020. This will apply to the remaining Grade 3 tournaments and the Asian leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020 in January 2021.

The originally planned “Tentative World Rankings” will no longer apply, due to the changes in the tournament schedule.

Qualification to HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

Players will qualify for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand, according to the current regulations.

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However, it’s important to note that current world champions will not receive an automatic invitation. Only points earned from World Tour tournaments will be taken into account for qualification. The SaarLorLux Open 2020 is not part of the qualification process.

The remaining Grade 2 tournaments counting towards qualification are the DANISA Denmark Open 2020 (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750), Asia Open I 2020 (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000), and Asia Open II 2020 (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000).

Due to necessary adjustments to the original European and Asian legs, players do not have to participate in both legs to qualify for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020. However, players must be entered in both Asia Open I 2020 and Asia Open II 2020 to qualify for the season finale.

Players must arrive in Thailand at the required date/time ahead of the start of Asia Open I 2020. It is not possible for players to arrive later due to safety and quarantine requirements.

BWF will share more information on the unfreezing of the World Rankings and the Asian leg tournaments at a later date.

FAQs

Q: What tournaments will contribute to the World Rankings for 2020?
A: Tournaments such as the DANISA Denmark Open 2020 and SaarLorLux Open 2020, as well as Grade 3 tournaments like the YONEX Latvia International 2020 and FZ FORZA Bulgarian International Championship 2020, will contribute to the World Rankings for 2020 once they are unfrozen.

Q: Are the originally planned “Tentative World Rankings” still applicable?
A: No, the originally planned “Tentative World Rankings” will no longer apply due to changes in the tournament schedule.

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Summary

In summary, the BWF World Tour has announced updates on the World Rankings system and the qualification process for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020. World Ranking points will be awarded for tournaments held in 2020, with the final rankings to be determined once they are unfrozen. The draws and seeding for the remaining tournaments will be based on the frozen World Rankings as of 17 March 2020. Players will qualify for the World Tour Finals based on the current regulations, with no automatic invitation for current world champions. The remaining Grade 2 tournaments count towards qualification, and players must enter both Asia Open I 2020 and Asia Open II 2020 to qualify for the season finale. BWF will provide more information on the unfreezing of the World Rankings and the upcoming Asian leg tournaments at a later date.

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