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The 2018 BWF World Tour Finals, officially the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2018 Guangzhou, was the final tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour. It was held from 12 to 16 December 2018 in Tianhe, Guangzhou, China, and had a total prize of $1,500,000.[1]

2018 BWF World Tour Finals
Tournament details
Dates12–16 December
LevelWorld Tour Finals
Total prize moneyUS$1,500,000
VenueTianhe Gymnasium
LocationTianhe, Guangzhou, China
Champions
Men's SinglesChina Shi Yuqi
Women's SinglesIndia P. V. Sindhu
Men's DoublesChina Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
Women's DoublesJapan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
Mixed DoublesChina Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
2017 (Super Series) 2019

Contents

TournamentEdit

The 2018 BWF World Tour is the first edition of the BWF World Tour Finals and is organized by the Guangzhou Sports Bureau, Guangzhou Sports Competitions Centre, Guangzhou Badminton Administrative Centre, and Guangzhou Badminton Association; hosted by Chinese Badminton Association and Guangzhou Municipal Government; with sanctioned by the BWF.[2]

VenueEdit

This international tournament is held at the Tianhe Gymnasium in Tianhe, Guangzhou, China.[3]

Point distributionEdit

Below are the tables with the point distribution for each phase of the tournament based on the BWF points system for the BWF World Tour Finals event.[4]

Winner Runner-up 3/4 3rd in Group 4th in Group
12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for this year's tournament is US$1,500,000. Distribution of prize money is in accordance with BWF regulations.[2]

Event Winner Finals Semifinals 3rd in Group 4th in Group
Singles $120,000 $60,000 $30,000 $16,500 $9,000
Doubles $126,000 $60,000 $30,000 $19,500 $10,500

RepresentativesEdit

Eligible playersEdit

The charts below are the eligible players for 2018 BWF World Tour Finals. Rankings are based on 29 November's.[5]

  • Notes: In the women's singles, Carolina Marín who are qualified after occupied the 7th position of the ranking and also received the wild cards as the women's singles World Champion withdrew from the competition due to injury. The player next in line, He Bingjiao also could not receive the invitation due to injury.[6]

Representatives by nationEdit

Top Nations
Rank Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total Players
1   China 1 1 2 2 2 8 14
2   Japan 1 2 1 2 1 7 10§
3   Indonesia 2 2 1 1 6 10
4   Chinese Taipei 1 1 2 4 6
  Thailand 1 1 1 1 4 6
6   Malaysia 2 2 4
7   South Korea 1 1 2 3
8   India 1 1 2 2
9   Bulgaria 1 1 2
  Denmark 1 1 2
  England 1 1 2
12   Canada 1 1 1
  United States 1 1 1
Total 8 8 8 8 8 40 63

§: Yuta Watanabe is the only player who plays in two categories, which are Men's doubles and Mixed doubles, with Hiroyuki Endo and Arisa Higashino, respectively.

Performance by NationEdit

Nation Group Phase Semifinals Final Winner
  8 5 4 3
  7 7 4 1
  2 2 1 1
  2 2 1
  4 2
  4 1
  1 1
  6
  2
  1
  1
  1
  1
Total 40 20 10 5

Men's singlesEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Shi Yuqi 3 3 3 0 6 1 142 111
2   Son Wan-ho 2 3 2 1 5 3 150 125
3   Chou Tien-chen 1 3 1 2 3 5 141 159
4   Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 0 3 0 3 1 6 105 143
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Shi Yuqi   2–1   Son Wan-ho 16–21 21–19 21–8
12 Dec Chou Tien-chen   2–1   Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 17–21 21–18 21–18
13 Dec Shi Yuqi   2–0   Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21–8 21–19
13 Dec Chou Tien-chen   1–2   Son Wan-ho 21–18 11–21 14–21
14 Dec Son Wan-ho   2–0   Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21–11 21–10
14 Dec Chou Tien-chen   0–2   Shi Yuqi 17–21 19–21

Group BEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Kento Momota 3 3 3 0 6 0 126 68
2   Sameer Verma 2 3 2 1 4 2 108 92
3   Tommy Sugiarto 1 3 1 2 2 5 105 134
4   Kantaphon Wangcharoen 0 3 0 3 1 6 99 144
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Kento Momota   2–0   Sameer Verma 21–18 21–6
12 Dec Tommy Sugiarto   2–1   Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21–18 18–21 21–11
13 Dec Tommy Sugiarto   0–2   Sameer Verma 16–21 7–21
13 Dec Kento Momota   2–0   Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21–15 21–7
14 Dec Kantaphon Wangcharoen   0–2   Sameer Verma 9–21 18–21
14 Dec Kento Momota   2–0   Tommy Sugiarto 21–14 21–8

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
3/4   Shi Yuqi 12 22 21
    Sameer Verma 21 20 17
3/4   Shi Yuqi 21 21
2   Kento Momota 12 11
    Son Wan-ho 14 12
2   Kento Momota 21 21

Women's singlesEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   P. V. Sindhu 2 2 2 0 4 0 87 61
2   Akane Yamaguchi 1 2 1 1 2 2 79 65
3   Zhang Beiwen 0 2 0 3 0 4 44 84
N/A   Tai Tzu-ying Retired
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Akane Yamaguchi   0–2   P. V. Sindhu 22–24 15–21
12 Dec Tai Tzu-ying   2–0   Zhang Beiwen 21–15 21–17
13 Dec Tai Tzu-ying   1–2   P. V. Sindhu 21–14 16–21 18–21
13 Dec Akane Yamaguchi   2–0   Zhang Beiwen 21–10 21–10
14 Dec P. V. Sindhu   2–0   Zhang Beiwen 21–9 21–15
14 Dec Tai Tzu-ying   Retired   Akane Yamaguchi 17–21 12–11r

Group BEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Nozomi Okuhara 2 2 2 0 4 1 100 85
2   Ratchanok Intanon 1 2 1 1 3 2 88 81
3   Michelle Li 0 2 0 2 0 4 64 86
N/A   Chen Yufei Retired
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Chen Yufei   1–2   Ratchanok Intanon 18–21 22–20 17–21
12 Dec Nozomi Okuhara   2–0   Michelle Li 21–18 23–21
13 Dec Chen Yufei   1–2   Michelle Li 21–16 18–21 17–21
13 Dec Nozomi Okuhara   2–1   Ratchanok Intanon 14–21 21–11 21–14
14 Dec Ratchanok Intanon   2–0   Michelle Li 21–13 21–12
14 Dec Nozomi Okuhara   Retired   Chen Yufei 5–4r

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
    P. V. Sindhu 21 25
    Ratchanok Intanon 16 23
    P. V. Sindhu 21 21
2   Nozomi Okuhara 19 17
3/4   Akane Yamaguchi 17 14
2   Nozomi Okuhara 21 21

Men's doublesEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
2 2 2 0 4 2 128 111
2   Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
1 2 1 0 3 2 95 96
3   Han Chengkai
  Zhou Haodong
0 2 0 2 1 4 94 110
N/A   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Retired
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Marcus Fernaldi Gideon  
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo  
2–1   Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
20–22 21–17 21–13
12 Dec Han Chengkai  
Zhou Haodong  
1–2   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
17–21 28–26 13–21
13 Dec Han Chengkai  
Zhou Haodong  
0–2   Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
17–21 19–21
13 Dec Marcus Fernaldi Gideon  
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo  
0–2   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
18–21 22–24
14 Dec Marcus Fernaldi Gideon  
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo  
Walkover   Han Chengkai
  Zhou Haodong
Walkover
14 Dec Kim Astrup  
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen  
1–2   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
21–18 15–21 17–21

Group BEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
2 3 2 1 5 2 139 113
2   Chen Hung-ling
  Wang Chi-lin
2 3 2 1 4 3 135 128
3   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
1 3 1 2 3 4 117 129
4   Liao Min-chun
  Su Ching-heng
1 3 1 2 2 5 118 139
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Mohammad Ahsan  
Hendra Setiawan  
0–2   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
4–21 18–21
12 Dec Chen Hung-ling  
Wang Chi-lin  
2–0   Liao Min-chun
  Su Ching-heng
21–17 21–16
13 Dec Liao Min-chun  
Su Ching-heng  
0–2   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
18–21 14–21
13 Dec Chen Hung-ling  
Wang Chi-lin  
0–2   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
19–21 19–21
14 Dec Liao Min-chun  
Su Ching-heng  
2–1   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
11–21 21–17 21–17
14 Dec Chen Hung-ling  
Wang Chi-lin  
2–1   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
13–21 21–18 21–14

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
    Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
18 21 21
2   Chen Hung-ling
  Wang Chi-lin
21 12 15
    Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
21 21
    Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
15 11
    Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
19 13
    Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
21 21

Women's doublesEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
3 3 3 0 6 1 145 109
2   Du Yue
  Li Yinhui
2 3 2 1 4 2 112 101
3   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
1 3 1 2 3 4 130 125
4   Greysia Polii
  Apriyani Rahayu
0 3 0 3 0 6 74 126
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Chen Qingchen  
Jia Yifan  
0–2   Du Yue
  Li Yinhui
19–21 15–21
12 Dec Misaki Matsutomo  
Ayaka Takahashi  
2–0   Greysia Polii
  Apriyani Rahayu
21–11 21–16
13 Dec Greysia Polii  
Apriyani Rahayu  
0–2   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
14–21 8–21
13 Dec Misaki Matsutomo  
Ayaka Takahashi  
2–0   Du Yue
  Li Yinhui
21–9 21–19
14 Dec Misaki Matsutomo  
Ayaka Takahashi  
2–1   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
19–21 21–19 21–14
14 Dec Greysia Polii  
Apriyani Rahayu  
0–2   Du Yue
  Li Yinhui
18–21 7–21

Group BEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
3 3 3 0 6 1 146 95
2   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
2 3 2 1 5 3 155 128
3   Jongkolphan Kititharakul
  Rawinda Prajongjai
1 3 1 2 2 4 81 118
4   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
0 3 0 3 1 6 104 140
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Mayu Matsumoto  
Wakana Nagahara  
2–0   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–10 21–16
12 Dec Jongkolphan Kititharakul  
Rawinda Prajongjai  
0–2   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
14–21 8–21
13 Dec Mayu Matsumoto  
Wakana Nagahara  
2–1   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
21–18 20–22 21–17
13 Dec Jongkolphan Kititharakul  
Rawinda Prajongjai  
2–0   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–16 21–18
14 Dec Mayu Matsumoto  
Wakana Nagahara  
2–0   Jongkolphan Kititharakul
  Rawinda Prajongjai
21–5 21–12
14 Dec Lee So-hee  
Shin Seung-chan  
2–1   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–14 14–21 21–9

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
1   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
22 11
    Du Yue
  Li Yinhui
20 3r
1   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21 22
    Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
12 20
    Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
21 21
2   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
13 13

Mixed doublesEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
3 3 3 0 6 0 126 88
2   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
2 3 2 1 4 2 111 106
3   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
1 3 1 2 2 5 131 140
4   Goh Soon Huat
  Shevon Jemie Lai
0 3 0 3 1 6 113 147
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Zheng Siwei  
Huang Yaqiong  
2–0   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
21–16 21–17
12 Dec Dechapol Puavaranukroh  
Sapsiree Taerattanachai  
2–0   Goh Soon Huat
  Shevon Jemie Lai
21–19 21–10
13 Dec Zheng Siwei  
Huang Yaqiong  
2–0   Goh Soon Huat
  Shevon Jemie Lai
21–16 21–12
13 Dec Dechapol Puavaranukroh  
Sapsiree Taerattanachai  
2–0   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
21–16 21–19
14 Dec Goh Soon Huat  
Shevon Jemie Lai  
1–2   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
20–22 22–20 14–21
14 Dec Zheng Siwei  
Huang Yaqiong  
2–0   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–19 21–8

Group BEdit

Rank Players Pts Pld W L SF SA PF PA
1   Wang Yilü
  Huang Dongping
3 3 3 0 6 0 127 88
2   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
1 3 1 2 3 4 125 127
3   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
1 3 1 2 2 4 102 111
4   Hafiz Faisal
  Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
1 3 1 2 2 5 113 141
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
12 Dec Yuta Watanabe  
Arisa Higashino  
1–2   Hafiz Faisal
  Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
18–21 21–16 18–21
12 Dec Chan Peng Soon  
Goh Liu Ying  
0–2   Wang Yilü
  Huang Dongping
20–22 13–21
13 Dec Yuta Watanabe  
Arisa Higashino  
0–2   Wang Yilü
  Huang Dongping
12–21 14–21
13 Dec Chan Peng Soon  
Goh Liu Ying  
2–0   Hafiz Faisal
  Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
21–14 21–12
14 Dec Yuta Watanabe  
Arisa Higashino  
2–0   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21–9 21–18
14 Dec Wang Yilü  
Huang Dongping  
2–0   Hafiz Faisal
  Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
21–16 21–13

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
1   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
19 21 21
3/4   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21 14 12
1   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
21 21 18
    Wang Yilü
  Huang Dongping
23 16 21
2   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
9 21 13
    Wang Yilü
  Huang Dongping
21 19 21

ReferencesEdit

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