Swiss Open (Badminton)

The Swiss Open is a professional badminton tournament on the BWF Tour that is played at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

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 Basel.

Swiss Open (Badminton)

2023 Swiss Open

Location:Basel, Switzerland
BWF Tour Level:Super 300
Draw Size:32
Prize Money:$210,000

Dates

The 2023 Swiss Open badminton tournament in Basel was held from the 21st to the 26th of March 2023.

The 2023 tournament was played in the same week as the Polish Open in Tarnów and the Israel Junior Open in Rishon LeZion.

Players

The entry list for the 2023 tournament in Basel has now been released and below is a selection of players who played in the men’s and women’s tournaments in 2023.

Male Players

  • Viktor Axelsen
  • Lee Zii Jia
  • Chou Tien Chen
  • Kunlavut Vitidsarn
  • Prannoy H. S.
  • Lu Guang Zu
  • Zhao Jun Peng
  • Lakshya Sen

Female Players

  • Wang Zhi Yi
  • Carolina Marin
  • Ratchanok Intanon
  • Pusarla V. Sindhu
  • Han Yue
  • Pornpawee Chochuwong
  • Busanan Ongbamrungphan
  • Nozomi Okuhara

Schedule

Below was the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Basel, with the finals being played on Sunday, the 26th of March 2023.

DayDateRound
Tuesday – Day 121 March 2023Round of 32 Matches
Wednesday – Day 222 March 2023Round of 32 Matches
Thursday – Day 323 March 2023Round 0f 16 Matches
Friday – Day 424 March 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 525 March 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 626 March 2023Finals

Draw

The draws for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Basel are now available to view on the 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

The total prize fund for the 2023 Swiss Open tournament is $210,000, with the prize money and points being in line with other BWF Super 300 tournaments like the German Open.

Men’s/Women’s Singles

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

Performance$Points
Winner$15,7507,000
Finalist$7,9805,950
Semifinalist$3,0454,900
Quarterfinalist$1,2603,850
Round of 16$7352,750
Round of 32$01,670

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

The winners of the men’s/women’s/mixed doubles competitions in 2023 received $16,590 ($8,295 each) and 7,000 BWF ranking points, while the runner-ups received $7,980 ($3,990 each) and 5,950 BWF ranking points.

Performance$Points
Winners$16,5907,000
Finalists$7,9805,950
Semifinalists$2,9404,900
Quarterfinalists$1,5233,850
Round of 16$7882,750
Round of 32$01,670

Past Winners and Runner Ups

Men’s Singles

The current men’s singles champion is Koki Watanabe who beat Chou Tien-chen in the 2023 final (see match highlights below).

Other past winners include Viktor Axelsen (2021 and 2014) and Chen Jin (2007, 2010, and 2012).

  • 2023 – Koki Watanabe
  • 2022 – Jonatan Christie
  • 2021 – Viktor Axelsen
  • 2019 – Shi Yuqi
  • 2018 – Sameer Verma
  • 2017 – Lin Dan
  • 2016 – Prannoy Kumar
  • 2015 – Srikanth Kidambi
  • 2014 – Viktor Axelsen
  • 2013 – Wang Zhengming
  • 2011 – Park Sung-hwan
  • 2010 – Chen Jin
  • 2009 – Lee Chong Wei
  • 2008 – Lin Dan
  • 2007 – Chen Jin
  • 2006 – Lee Chong Wei
  • 2005 – Muhammad Hafiz Hashim
  • 2004 – Lin Dan
  • 2003 – Lee Hyun-il
  • 2002 – Marleve Mainaky
  • 2001 – Roslin Hashim
  • 2000 – Xia Xuanze

Women’s Singles

The current women’s singles champion is Pornpawee Chochuwong who beat Mia Blichfeldt in the 2023 final.

  • 2023 – Pornpawee Chochuwong
  • 2022 – P. V. Sindhu
  • 2021 – Carolina Marín
  • 2019 – Chen Yufei
  • 2018 – Sayaka Takahashi
  • 2017 – Chen Xiaoxin
  • 2016 – He Bingjiao
  • 2015 – Sun Yu
  • 2014 – Wang Yihan
  • 2013 – Wang Shixian
  • 2011 – Saina Nehwal
  • 2010 – Wang Shixian
  • 2009 – Wang Yihan
  • 2008 – Xie Xingfang
  • 2007 – Zhang Ning
  • 2006 – Huaiwen Xu
  • 2005 – Pi Hongyan
  • 2004 – Gong Ruina
  • 2003 – Zhang Ning
  • 2002 – Mia Audina
  • 2001 – Pi Hongyan
  • 2000 – Dai Yun