BWF Super Series Finals

The BWF Super Series Finals (named as BWF Super Series Masters Finals until 2009) was an annual badminton tournament held at the end of the year where the players with the most points from that calendar year's twelve events of the BWF Super Series competed for total prize money of at least US$ 1,000,000. It was replaced by BWF World Tour Finals in 2018.

HistoryEdit

The Super Series Finals were cancelled in 2007 due to the lack of sponsorship for this tournament. The 2008 tournament – known at the time as the BWF Super Series Masters Finals 2008 – was the first edition and it was held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on December 18 to December 21, 2008.[1][2][3]

Only the top eight players or pairs in the Super Series rankings after the final Super Series tournament, as announced by the Badminton World Federation, were eligible to participate; however it was limited to two entries per member association. In the tournament, eight players or pairs would be divided into two groups of four, with the top two players or pairs advanced to the semi-finals.[4]

For the 2010 edition finals, the competition was held in January 2011.[5] In 2014, the total prize money doubled to US$1 million.[6] Dubai, United Arab Emirates was the venue for the Super Series Finals until 2017 as the result of Badminton World Federation partnership.[7]

Past winnersEdit

Year Host city Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
2007 Cancelled
2008   Kota Kinabalu   Lee Chong Wei   Zhou Mi   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
  Wong Pei Tty
  Chin Eei Hui
  Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2009[8]   Johor Bahru   Lee Chong Wei   Wong Mew Choo   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
  Wong Pei Tty
  Chin Eei Hui
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
2010   Taipei   Lee Chong Wei   Wang Shixian   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2011   Liuzhou   Lin Dan   Wang Yihan   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2012   Shenzhen   Chen Long   Li Xuerui   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
2013   Kuala Lumpur   Lee Chong Wei   Li Xuerui   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
  Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
2014   Dubai   Chen Long   Tai Tzu-ying   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2015   Dubai   Kento Momota   Nozomi Okuhara   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
  Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
  Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
2016   Dubai   Viktor Axelsen   Tai Tzu-ying   Goh V Shem
  Tan Wee Kiong
  Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
  Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
2017   Dubai   Viktor Axelsen   Akane Yamaguchi   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
  Shiho Tanaka
  Koharu Yonemoto
  Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen

Performances by nationEdit

Top Nations
Rank Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   China 3 4 0 5 5 17
2   Denmark 2 0 3 1 4 10
3   Malaysia 4 1 2 2 0 9
4   Japan 1 2 0 2 0 5
5   Indonesia 0 0 3 0 0 3
6   South Korea 0 0 2 0 0 2
  Chinese Taipei 0 2 0 0 0 2
7   Hong Kong 0 1 0 0 0 1
  England 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 10 10 50

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BWF SUPER SERIES MASTERS FINALS 2008 - It's on!". BWF. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
  2. ^ Gilmour, Rod (2008-11-04). "Badminton Super Series Finals set for Malaysia after 2007 cancellation". London: Telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
  3. ^ "Super Series Finals - The Eighth on the Eighth". Badzine. Archived from the original on 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
  4. ^ "Rules and Regulations". BWF. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  5. ^ "2010 VICTOR - BWF Super Series Finals". BWF. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
  6. ^ "BWF Destination Dubai World Super Series Finals - Countdown to Million-Dollar Jackpot". BWF. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
  7. ^ Osborne, Paul. "Countdown on for start of Badminton World Super Series Finals in Dubai". Inside the Games. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  8. ^ "YONEX-SUNRISE BWF WORLD SUPER SERIES MASTERS FINALS 2009". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16.