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The BWF Super Series Finals (named as BWF Super Series Masters Finals until 2009) is 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 compete for total prize money of at least US$ 1,000,000. It is replaced by BWF World Tour Finals in 2018.

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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, are eligible to participate; however it is limited to two entries per member association. In the tournament, eight players or pairs will be divided into two pools of four, with the top two players or pairs advancing 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 will be the venue for the Super Series Finals until the 2017 edition 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
2017   Dubai   Viktor Axelsen (2)   Akane Yamaguchi (1)   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (1)
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (1)
  Shiho Tanaka (1)
  Koharu Yonemoto (1)
  Zheng Siwei (2)
  Chen Qingchen (2)
2016   Dubai   Viktor Axelsen (1)   Tai Tzu-ying (2)   Goh V Shem (1)
  Tan Wee Kiong (1)
  Chen Qingchen (1)
  Jia Yifan (1)
  Zheng Siwei (1)
  Chen Qingchen (1)
2015   Dubai   Kento Momota (1)   Nozomi Okuhara (1)   Mohammad Ahsan (2)
  Hendra Setiawan (2)
  Luo Ying (1)
  Luo Yu (1)
  Chris Adcock (1)
  Gabrielle Adcock (1)
2014   Dubai   Chen Long (2)   Tai Tzu-ying (1)   Lee Yong-dae (2)
  Yoo Yeon-seong (1)
  Misaki Matsutomo (1)
  Ayaka Takahashi (1)
  Zhang Nan (3)
  Zhao Yunlei (3)
2013   Kuala Lumpur   Lee Chong Wei (4)   Li Xuerui (2)   Mohammad Ahsan (1)
  Hendra Setiawan (1)
  Christinna Pedersen (1)
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl (1)
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen (3)
  Christinna Pedersen (3)
2012   Shenzhen   Chen Long (1)   Li Xuerui (1)   Mathias Boe (3)
  Carsten Mogensen (3)
  Wang Xiaoli (3)
  Yu Yang (3)
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen (2)
  Christinna Pedersen (2)
2011   Liuzhou   Lin Dan (1)   Wang Yihan (1)   Mathias Boe (2)
  Carsten Mogensen (2)
  Wang Xiaoli (2)
  Yu Yang (2)
  Zhang Nan (2)
  Zhao Yunlei (2)
2010   Taipei   Lee Chong Wei (3)   Wang Shixian (1)   Mathias Boe(1)
  Carsten Mogensen (1)
  Wang Xiaoli (1)
  Yu Yang (1)
  Zhang Nan (1)
  Zhao Yunlei (1)
2009[8]   Johor Bahru   Lee Chong Wei (2)   Wong Mew Choo (1)   Jung Jae-sung(1)
  Lee Yong-dae (1)
  Wong Pei Tty(2)
  Chin Eei Hui (2)
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen (1)
  Christinna Pedersen (1)
2008   Kota Kinabalu   Lee Chong Wei (1)   Zhou Mi (1)   Koo Kien Keat (1)
  Tan Boon Heong (1)
  Wong Pei Tty (1)
  Chin Eei Hui (1)
  Thomas Laybourn (1)
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl (1)
2007 Cancelled

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

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. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
  3. ^ "Super Series Finals - The Eighth on the Eighth". Badzine. 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.