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The 2018 Korea Open, officially the VICTOR Korea Open 2018, was a badminton tournament that took place at the SK Handball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea from 25 to 30 September 2018 and had a total prize of $600,000.

2018 Korea Open
Tournament details
Dates25–30 September
LevelSuper 500
Total prize moneyUS$600,000
VenueSK Handball Stadium
LocationSeoul, South Korea
Champions
Men's SinglesChinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen
Women's SinglesJapan Nozomi Okuhara
Men's DoublesJapan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
Women's DoublesJapan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
Mixed DoublesChina He Jiting
China Du Yue
2017 2019

Contents

TournamentEdit

The 2018 Korea Open was the eighteenth tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour and also part of the Korea Open championships, which has been held since 1991. This tournament was organized by the Badminton Korea Association and sanctioned by the BWF.[1]

VenueEdit

This international tournament was held at the SK Handball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Point distributionEdit

Below is a table with the point distribution for each phase of the tournament based on the BWF points system for the BWF World Tour Super 500 event.[2]

Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170 80 40

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for this tournament was US$600,000. Distribution of prize money was in accordance with BWF regulations.[1]

Event Winner Finals Semifinals Quarterfinals Last 16
Singles $45,000 $22,800 $8,700 $3,600 $2,100
Doubles $47,400 $22,800 $8,400 $4,350 $2,250

Men's singlesEdit

SeedsEdit

  1.   Viktor Axelsen (Second Round)
  2.   Kento Momota (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Son Wan-ho (Second Round)
  4.   Chou Tien-chen (Champion)
  5.   Srikanth Kidambi (Withdrew)
  6.   Kenta Nishimoto (Semifinals)
  7.   Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Tommy Sugiarto (Final)

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
    Jonatan Christie 13 20
8   Tommy Sugiarto 21 22
8   Tommy Sugiarto 13 16
4   Chou Tien-chen 21 21
4   Chou Tien-chen 19 21 21
6   Kenta Nishimoto 21 18 14

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
1   V Axelsen 21 21
  Hsu J-h 9 12
1   V Axelsen 25 9
Q1   Zhao JP 27 21
  H-K Vittinghus 13 21 17
Q1   Zhao JP 21 13 21
Q1   Zhao JP 17 16
  J Christie 21 21
PFQ   Hu Y 21 21
  Huang YX 15 19
PFQ   Hu Y 12 14
  J Christie 21 21
  J Christie 21 21
  K Tsuneyama 18 16

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
3   Son W-h 21 21
  Lee C Y 16 17
3   Son W-h 21 13 22
Q3   Heo K-h 15 21 24
Q3   Heo K-h 21 21
  Lee D-k 10 18
Q3   Heo K-h 21 19 9
8   T Sugiarto 15 21 21
8   T Sugiarto 21 21
  Lee H-i 9 16
8   T Sugiarto 21 21
  Liew D 15 16
  Liew D 15 21 21
Q2   Zhou ZQ 21 10 17

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  Wang T-w 21 21
  T Saensomboonsuk 18 15
  Wang T-w 18 18
7   A S Ginting 21 21
  L Corvée 18 10
7   A S Ginting 21 21
7   A S Ginting 13 11
4   Chou T-c 21 21
  K Sakai 9 21 21
  B Leverdez 21 16 13
  K Sakai 19 17
4   Chou T-c 21 21
  I M Mustofa 18 14
4   Chou T-c 21 21

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  Lin D 19 21 21
  J Ø. Jørgensen 21 17 15
  Lin D 21 16 11
6   K Nishimoto 10 21 21
Q4   Lin Y-h 23 11 21
6   K Nishimoto 21 21 23
6   K Nishimoto w / o
2   K Momota
  A Antonsen 15 21 21
  S Verma 21 16 7
  A Antonsen 18 22 16
2   K Momota 21 20 21
PFQ   Chong W F 16 17
2   K Momota 21 21

Women's singlesEdit

SeedsEdit

  1.   Akane Yamaguchi (Semifinals)
  2.   Ratchanok Intanon (Second Round)
  3.   Nozomi Okuhara (Champion)
  4.   Sung Ji-hyun (Semifinals)
  5.   Saina Nehwal (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Zhang Beiwen (Final)
  7.   Sayaka Takahashi (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Gao Fangjie (Quarterfinals)

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
1   Akane Yamaguchi 21 17 14
3   Nozomi Okuhara 16 21 21
3   Nozomi Okuhara 21 17 21
6   Zhang Beiwen 10 21 16
4   Sung Ji-hyun 18 19
6   Zhang Beiwen 21 21

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
1   A Yamaguchi 21 11 21
  Han Y 16 21 15
1   A Yamaguchi 24 21 21
  Chen XX 26 19 17
  J D Jakobsen 17 8
  Chen XX 21 21
1   A Yamaguchi 21 21
8   Gao FJ 11 15
8   Gao FJ 21 21 21
Q1   Li XR 18 23 8
8   Gao FJ 10 21 21
  S Kawakami 21 19 16
  Chiang Y-l 10 13
  S Kawakami 21 21

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
3   N Okuhara 21 21
  Lee C-h 9 8
3   N Okuhara 21 21
  Yip P Y 16 15
  Yip P Y 15 21 21
Q3   P Buranaprasertsuk 21 16 12
3   N Okuhara 15 21 22
5   S Nehwal 21 15 20
5   S Nehwal 21 21
  Kim H-m 12 11
5   S Nehwal 21 21
Q2   Kim G-e 18 18
Q2   Kim G-e 21 14 21
Q4   Lee S-y 10 21 18

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  Sung S-y 21 9 13
  Zhang YM 19 21 21
  Zhang YM 17 12
7   S Takahashi 21 21
  L A Mainaky 9 11
7   S Takahashi 21 21
7   S Takahashi 15 11
4   Sung J-h 21 21
  E Kosetskaya 18 18
  L Kjærsfeldt 21 21
  L Kjærsfeldt 14 8
4   Sung J-h 21 21
  A Ohori 21 16 13
4   Sung J-h 18 21 21

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  Pai Y-p 26 16 19
  Cai YY 24 21 21
  Cai YY 21 20 21
6   Zhang BW 15 22 23
  V R Jakka 10 9
6   Zhang BW 21 21
6   Zhang BW 21 21
  K Gilmour 15 19
  M Li 22 14 11
  K Gilmour 20 21 21
  K Gilmour 21 21
2   R Intanon 18 17
  S Sato 9 19
2   R Intanon 21 21

Men's doublesEdit

SeedsEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
    Takuro Hoki
  Yugo Kobayashi
21 21
Q1   Choi Sol-gyu
  Seo Seung-jae
11 14
    Takuro Hoki
  Yugo Kobayashi
21 15 10
8   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
9 21 21
    Chooi Kah Ming
  Low Juan Shen
13 12
8   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
21 21

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
1   T Kamura
  K Sonoda
21 21
  Han CK
  Zhou HD
15 14
1   T Kamura
  K Sonoda
21 10 9
  Kim G-j
  Lee Y-d
18 21 21
  Kim G-j
  Lee Y-d
22 21
  V Ivanov
  I Sozonov
20 16
  Kim G-j
  Lee Y-d
21 21 15
  T Hoki
  Y Kobayashi
23 17 21
6   Chen H-l
  Wang C-l
21 21
Q3   Kim J-h
  Park K-h
10 6
6   Chen H-l
  Wang C-l
15 19
  T Hoki
  Y Kobayashi
21 21
  T Hoki
  Y Kobayashi
21 21
  P Chew
  R Chew
8 14

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
4   T Inoue
  Y Kaneko
21 21
  M Lamsfuß
  M E Seidel
13 18
4   T Inoue
  Y Kaneko
21 21
  D Daugaard
  F Søgaard
17 18
  D Daugaard
  F Søgaard
21 21
  A B Cahyono
  M R P Isfahani
13 12
4   T Inoue
  Y Kaneko
10 15
Q1   Choi S-g
  Seo S-j
21 21
5   K Astrup
  A S Rasmussen
21 14 11
  Lee J-h
  Lee Y
12 21 21
  Lee J-h
  Lee Y
21 20 12
Q1   Choi S-g
  Seo S-j
18 22 21
  Lu C-y
  Yang P-h
19 20
Q1   Choi S-g
  Seo S-j
21 22

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
Q4   Chang K-c
  Lu C-p
17 16
  Chooi K M
  Low J S
21 21
  Chooi K M
  Low J S
21 21
7   Liao M-c
  Su C-h
19 16
  Chung E-s
  Kim D-y
18 21 19
7   Liao M-c
  Su C-h
21 18 21
  Chooi K M
  Low J S
21 14 21
  K Kedren
  D Puavaranukroh
19 21 15
  M Arif A L
  N M Azriyn A
20 21 13
  He JT
  Tan Q
22 18 21
  He JT
  Tan Q
18 16
  K Kedren
  D Puavaranukroh
21 21
  K Kedren
  D Puavaranukroh
21 21
3   M Conrad-Petersen
  M P Kolding
15 19

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  Kang M-h
  Kim W-h
13 18
  Ou XY
  Ren XY
21 21
  Ou XY
  Ren XY
21 8 18
8   H Endo
  Y Watanabe
18 21 21
Q2   Lee F-c
  Lee F-j
24 18
8   H Endo
  Y Watanabe
26 21
8   H Endo
  Y Watanabe
22 21
  A Chia
  Soh W Y
20 14
  B Isara
  M Jongjit
22 24
  A Chia
  Soh W Y
24 26
  A Chia
  Soh W Y
21 21
  Huang KX
  Wang ZK
16 11
  Huang KX
  Wang ZK
21 17 23
PFQ   Lee S-h
  Yang P-h
13 21 21

Women's doublesEdit

SeedsEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
1   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
21 21
  Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
15 12
1   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
11 18
2   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21 21
4   Shiho Tanaka
  Koharu Yonemoto
10 11
2   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21 21

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
1   Y Fukushima
  S Hirota
21 21
  Chang C-h
  Yang C-t
14 10
1   Y Fukushima
  S Hirota
21 21
  L Efler
  I Herttrich
14 11
Q1  
 
  L Efler
  I Herttrich
w / o
1   Y Fukushima
  S Hirota
21 21
  Chow M K
  Lee M Y
13 14
5   Lee S-h
  Shin S-c
1r
  Chow M K
  Lee M Y
5
  Chow M K
  Lee M Y
21 18 21
  Chang Y-n
  Jung K-e
13 21 14
  J Goliszewski
  L Käpplein
10 12
  Chang Y-n
  Jung K-e
21 21

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
PFQ   Vivian Hoo K M
  Yap C W
21 21
  E Kan
  I Zhong
14 12
PFQ   Vivian Hoo K M
  Yap C W
19 21 18
  A S Awanda
  N K M Istarani
21 19 21
  A S Awanda
  N K M Istarani
21 14 22
PFQ   Chang H-t
  Cheng C-y
15 21 20
  A S Awanda
  N K M Istarani
21 14 12
  N Fukuman
  K Yonao
19 21 21
7   D D Haris
  R A Pradipta
21 21
  Choi H-i
  Kim M-j
12 17
7   D D Haris
  R A Pradipta
19 22 19
  N Fukuman
  K Yonao
21 20 21
  N Fukuman
  K Yonao
13 22 21
  S Paewsampran
  P Supajirakul
21 20 15

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  Hsu Y-c
  Wu T-j
21 21 21
PFQ   Chen S-y
  Sung S-y
16 23 10
  Hsu Y-c
  Wu T-j
14 18
8   Du Y
  Li YH
21 21
  Kim H-j
  Kong H-y
8 21 17
8   Du Y
  Li YH
21 19 21
8   Du Y
  Li YH
14 15
4   S Tanaka
  K Yonemoto
21 21
  Tang JH
  Yu XH
24 21
  Ng W Y
  Yeung N T
22 15
  Tang JH
  Yu XH
21 15 14
4   S Tanaka
  K Yonemoto
12 21 21
  Cao TW
  Zheng Y
15 21 11
4   S Tanaka
  K Yonemoto
21 15 21

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
Q3  
 
PFQ   Peng L-t
  Yu C-h
w / o
PFQ   Peng L-t
  Yu C-h
12 7
6   M Matsumoto
  W Nagahara
21 21
Q4  
 
6   M Matsumoto
  W Nagahara
w / o
6   M Matsumoto
  W Nagahara
17 15
2   M Matsutomo
  A Takahashi
21 21
  Lee Y-n
  Ah Y-s
w / o
Q2  
 
  Lee Y-n
  Ah Y-s
17 9
2   M Matsutomo
  A Takahashi
21 21
  Chae Y-j
  Kim S-y
17 21 10
2   M Matsutomo
  A Takahashi
21 19 21

Mixed doublesEdit

SeedsEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
8   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
19 11
5   He Jiting
  Du Yue
21 21
5   He Jiting
  Du Yue
21 21
2   Mathias Christiansen
  Christinna Pedersen
18 16
    Seo Seung-jae
  Chae Yoo-jung
22 13 15
2   Mathias Christiansen
  Christinna Pedersen
20 21 21

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
1   Zheng SW
  Huang YQ
5r
  Chang T C
  Ng W Y
11
  Chang T C
  Ng W Y
21 21
Q1   Kim Y-h
  Seong A-y
16 16
Q1   Kim Y-h
  Seong A-y
21 21
  M Arif A L
  R A Riodingin
19 18
  Chang T C
  Ng W Y
9 17
8   D Puavaranukroh
  S Taerattanachai
21 21
8   D Puavaranukroh
  S Taerattanachai
17 21 21
  Choi S-g
  Shin S-c
21 15 16
8   D Puavaranukroh
  S Taerattanachai
21 19 23
  Y Kaneko
  M Matsutomo
18 21 21
  R Rivaldy
  P H Mentari
18 13
  Y Kaneko
  M Matsutomo
21 21

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
4   H Faisal
  G E Widjaja
21 21
Q2   Lee F-c
  Chang C-h
15 11
4   H Faisal
  G E Widjaja
21 20 21
  P Jordan
  M D Oktavianti
16 22 13
  Ou XY
  Tang JH
10 21
  P Jordan
  M D Oktavianti
21 23
4   H Faisal
  G E Widjaja
14 10
5   He JT
  Du Y
21 21
5   He JT
  Du Y
21 21 21
Q3   S Jomkoh
  P Supajirakul
14 23 15
5   He JT
  Du Y
21 21
  Kim H-t
  Kim H-j
13 15
  R Alexander
  A Saufika
20 17
  Kim H-t
  Kim H-j
22 21

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  M E Seidel
  L Efler
21 8 18
  Kim W-h
  Baek H-n
18 21 21
  Kim W-h
  Baek H-n
10 16
7   Y Watanabe
  A Higashino
21 21
  M Lamsfuß
  I Herttrich
21 15 11
7   Y Watanabe
  A Higashino
17 21 21
7   Y Watanabe
  A Higashino
16 16
  Seo S-j
  Chae Y-j
21 21
  Seo S-j
  Chae Y-j
21 21
  Ren XY
  Cao TW
16 15
  Seo S-j
  Chae Y-j
25 21
3   C Adcock
  G Adcock
23 13
Q4   Lee F-j
  Chang H-t
14 12
3   C Adcock
  G Adcock
21 21

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
               
  Lu K
  Chen Lu
18 19
  Lee Y
  Hsu Y-c
21 21
  Lee Y
  Hsu Y-c
19 21 21
6   Wang C-l
  Lee C-h
21 15 15
PFQ   T Hoki
  K Yonemoto
15 19
6   Wang C-l
  Lee C-h
21 21
  Lee Y
  Hsu Y-c
15 14
2   M Christiansen
  C Pedersen
21 21
  Chen T J
  Peck Y W
17 21 21
  Chang K-c
  Cheng C-y
21 14 17
  Chen T J
  Peck Y W
13 20
2   M Christiansen
  C Pedersen
21 22
  Mak H C
  Yeung N T
15 15
2   M Christiansen
  C Pedersen
21 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Prospectus Korea Open 2018" (PDF). Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "World Ranking System" (PDF). Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

External linksEdit