BWF World Championships

The BWF World Championships are one of the most prestigious badminton tournaments on the BWF Tour, with the winners of the singles and doubles events being declared World Champions.

I have put together the below guide so you can find out more about the Draw, Schedule, Players, and ranking points for the 2023 Championships.

BWF World Championships

2023 BWF World Championships

Location:Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
BWF Tour Level:Grade 1 Tournament
Draw Size:Men’s Singles: 64, Other Events: 48
Prize Money:$0 (Points Only)

Dates

The 2023 World Championships were held from the 21st to the 27th of August 2023, with the tournament being played two weeks before the start of the China Open.

Players

The entry list for the 2023 tournament in Copenhagen has now been released and below is a selection of players who played in the 2023 singles events.

Men’s Singles Players

  • Anders Antonsen
  • Chou Tien-chen
  • Jonatan Christie
  • Kenta Nishimoto
  • Kodai Naraoka
  • Kunlavut Vitidsarn
  • Lakshya Sen
  • Lee Cheuk Yiu
  • Li Shifeng
  • Loh Kean Yew
  • Lu Guangzu
  • Ng Ka Long
  • Prannoy H. S.
  • Shi Yuqi
  • Viktor Axelsen

Women’s Singles Players

  • Akane Yamaguchi
  • An Se-young
  • Beiwen Zhang 
  • Busanan Ongbamrungphan 
  • Carolina Marín
  • Chen Yufei
  • Gregoria Mariska Tunjung
  • Han Yue 
  • He Bingjiao
  • Mia Blichfeldt 
  • Michelle Li 
  • P. V. Sindhu 
  • Pornpawee Chochuwong 
  • Ratchanok Intanon
  • Tai Tzu-ying
  • Wang Zhiyi 

Program/Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Copenhagen, with the finals being played on Sunday, the 27th of August 2023.

DayDateRound
Monday – Day 121 August 20231st Round
Tuesday – Day 222 August 20231st and 2nd Round
Wednesday – Day 323 August 20232nd Round
Thursday – Day 424 August 20233rd Round
Friday – Day 525 August 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 626 August 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 727 August 2023Finals

Draw

The draw for the 2023 tournament in Copenhagen can be viewed on the official BWF Tour website (see links below).

Men’s Singles: View Draw

Women’s Singles: View Draw

Men’s Doubles: View Draw

Women’s Doubles: View Draw

Mixed Doubles: View Draw

Prize Money and Points

Unlike other BWF tournaments, the World Championships do not award prize money to the players but they do receive ranking points, as well as gold, silver, and bronze medals for each event.

Men’s and Women’s Singles

The winner of the men’s singles tournament in 2023 won a gold medal and 13,000 points, while the runner-up won a silver medal and 11,000 points.

The two losing semifinalists won a bronze medal and 9,200 points.

PerformanceRanking Points
Winner13,000
Finalist11,000
Semifinalist9,200
Quarterfinalist7,200
Round of 165,200
Round of 323,200
Round of 64/481,300

Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles

The winners of the men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles tournaments in 2023 received gold medals and 13,000 points, while the runners-up received silver medals and 11,000 points.

Teams losing in the semi-finals received bronze medals and 9,200 points.

PerformanceRanking Points
Winners13,000
Finalists11,000
Semifinalists9,200
Quarterfinalists7,200
Round of 165,200
Round of 323,200
Round of 481,300

2023 List of Medal Winners

Men’s Singles

Gold: Kunlavut Vitidsarn

Silver: Kodai Naraoka

Bronze: Prannoy H. S. and Anders Antonsen

Men’s Doubles

Gold: Kang Min-hyuk and Seo Seung-jae

Silver: Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen

Bronze: Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik and Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang

Women’s Singles

Gold: An Se-young

Silver: Carolina Marín

Bronze: Chen Yufei and Akane Yamaguchi

Women’s Doubles

Gold: Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan

Silver: Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti

Bronze: Zhang Shuxian/Zheng Yu and Kim So-yeong/Kong Hee-yong

Mixed Doubles

Gold: Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jung

Silver: Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong

Bronze: Jiang Zhenbang/Wei Yaxin and Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino