Korea Masters

The Korea Masters is a Super 300 badminton tournament on the BWF World Tour with a total prize fund of $210,000.

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 Gwangju, South Korea.

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BWF Korea Masters 2023

Location:Gwangju, South Korea
BWF Tour Level:Super 300
Draw Size:32
Prize Money:$210,000


The 2023 BWF Korea Masters badminton tournament will be held from the 7th to the 12th of November 2023, with the 2023 tournament being played the week after the BWF Super 300 tournament in Saarbrücken, Germany.


The official entry list for the 2023 tournament in Gwangju has not yet been released but below is a selection of players who participated in the men’s and women’s singles tournaments in 2022.

Male Players

  • Lu Guangzu
  • Heo Kwang-hee
  • Sitthikom Thammasin
  • Zhao Junpeng
  • Kodai Naraoka
  • Jeon Hyeok-jin
  • Soong Joo Ven
  • Lucas Claerbout

Female Players

  • Chen Yufei
  • An Se-young
  • He Bingjiao
  • Pornpawee Chochuwong
  • Busanan Ongbamrungphan
  • Michelle Li
  • Yeo Jia Min
  • Catherine Choi


Below is the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Gwangju, with the finals being played on Sunday, the 12th of November 2023.

Tuesday – Day 17 November 2023Round of 32 Matches
Wednesday – Day 28 November 2023Round of 32 Matches
Thursday – Day 39 November 2023Round 0f 16 Matches
Friday – Day 410 November 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 511 November 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 612 November 2023Finals


The draws for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Gwangju will be available to view on the BWF Tour website closer to the start of the tournament.

Men’s Singles Draw: TBD

Women’s Singles Draw: TBD

Men’s Doubles Draw: TBD

Women’s Doubles Draw: TBD

Mixed Doubles Draw: TBD

Prize Money and Points

The total prize fund for the 2023 Korea Masters tournament will be $210,000, with the prize money and points being in line with other BWF Super 300 tournaments like the US Open (see full breakdown below).

Men’s/Women’s Singles

The winners of the singles competitions in 2023 will receive $15,750 and 7,000 BWF points, while the runner-up will win $7,980 and 5,950 BWF points.

2nd Round$7352,750
1st Round$01,670

Men’s/Women’s/Mixed Doubles (Per Pair)

The winners of the men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles competitions in 2023 will receive $16,590 ($8,295 each) and 7,000 ranking points, while the runners-up will win $7,980 ($3,990 each) and 5,950 ranking points.

2nd Round$7882,750
1st Round$01,670

2022 Winners, Runners Up, and Results

Men’s Singles

The current men’s singles champion is Jeon Hyeok-jin of South Korea who defeated Kodai Naraoka of Japan (21-17, 21-16) in the 2022 final (see match highlights below).

Other past winners include Kanta Tsuneyama (2019), Son Wan-ho (2016 and 2018), and Lee Dong-keun (2012, 2014 and 2015).

Women’s Singles

The current women’s singles champion is He Bingjiao of China who defeated Chen Yufei of China (21-14, 14-21, 21-9) in the 2022 final.

For a full list of results from the 2022 tournament (including the men’s/women’s doubles, and mixed doubles events), check out the official BWF website.