BWF World Tour Finals

The BWF World Tour Finals is an annual badminton tournament that showcases the top badminton players on the BWF Tour.

I have put together the below guide so you can find out more about the Draw, Schedule, Players, and Prize Money for the 2023 tournament in Hangzhou, China.

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2023 BWF World Tour Finals

Location:Hangzhou, China
BWF Tour Level:World Tour Finals
Draw Size:8
Prize Money:US$2,000,000

Dates

The 2023 Badminton World Tour Finals will be held from the 13th to the 17th of December 2023, with the tournament being the last major BWF tournament of 2023.

Qualification

The top eight players and top four teams in the 2023 HSBC Race to the Finals rankings (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) will qualify for the year end finals in Hangzhou, China.

Format

The eight players or teams are split into two groups of four, with each player/team playing the other players/teams in the group once in a round robin format.

The top two players/teams in each group will then qualify for the semifinals, with the winning semifinalists playing in the finals.

Players and Teams

The player list for the 2023 tournament in Hangzhou has not yet been released but below is the list of players who qualified for the event in 2022.

Men’s Singles Players

  1. Viktor Axelsen
  2. Chou Tien-chen
  3. Prannoy H. S.
  4. Jonatan Christie
  5. Kodai Naraoka
  6. Lu Guangzu
  7. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
  8. Loh Kean Yew

Women’s Singles Players

  1. Chen Yufei
  2. Tai Tzu-ying
  3. He Bingjiao
  4. An Se-young
  5. Ratchanok Intanon
  6. Busanan Ongbamrungphan
  7. Akane Yamaguchi
  8. Gregoria Mariska Tunjung

Men’s Doubles Teams

  1. Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto
  2. Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan
  3. Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi
  4. Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi
  5. Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  6. Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi
  7. Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho
  8. Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik

Women’s Doubles Teams

  1. Jeong Na-eun and Kim Hye-jeong
  2. Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu
  3. Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard
  4. Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan
  5. Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai
  6. Vivian Hoo and Lim Chiew Sien
  7. Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan
  8. Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti

Mixed Doubles Teams

  1. Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong
  2. Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai
  3. Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping
  4. Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai
  5. Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing
  6. Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari
  7. Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue
  8. Supak Jomkoh and Supissara Paewsampran

Schedule

Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Hangzhou, with the finals being played on Sunday, the 17th of December 2023.

DayDateRound
Wednesday – Day 113 December 2023Group Stage
Thursday – Day 214 December 2023Group Stage
Friday – Day 315 December 2023Group Stage
Saturday – Day 416 December 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 517 December 2023Finals

Prize Money and Points

The total prize fund for the 2023 tournament was $2,000,000 US Dollars, with the prize and points being split as follows.

Men’s/Women’s Singles

The winners of the singles events in 2023 will receive $160,000 and 12,000 ranking points, while the runners-up will win $80,000 and 10,200 ranking points.

Performance$Points
Winner$160,00012,000
Finalist$80,00010,200
Semifinalist$40,0008,400
3rd in Group Stage$22,0007,500
4th of Group Stage$12,0006,600

Men’s/Women’s/Mixed Doubles

The winners of the men’s/women’s/mixed doubles tournaments in 2023 will receive $168,000 ($84,000 each) and 12,000 BWF points, while the runners-up will win $80,000 and 10,200 BWF points.

Performance$ – Team$ – Per PlayerPoints
Winners$168,000$84,00012,000
Finalists$80,000$40,00010,200
Semifinalists$40,000$20,0008,400
3rd in Group Stage$26,000$13,0007,500
4th in Group Stage$14,000$7,0006,600

2022 Results

Men’s Singles (MS)

The winner of the 2022 MS competition was Viktor Axelsen who defeated Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13, 21-14 in the final (see match highlights below).

Men’s Doubles (MD)

The winners of the 2022 MD competition were Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi who beat the number 3 seeds Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-17, 19-21, 21-12 in the final.

Women’s Singles (WS)

The winner of the 2022 WS competition was Akane Yamaguchi who defeated Tai Tzu-ying 21-18, 22-20 in the final.

Women’s Doubles (WD)

The winners of the 2022 WD competition were Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan who beat Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard 21-13, 21-14 in the final.

Mixed Doubles (XD)

The winners of the 2022 XD competition were Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong who defeated Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai 21-19, 18-21, 21-13 in the final.