German Open (badminton)

The German Open is an annual Badminton tournament held in Germany since 1955 and organized by German Badminton Association or Deutscher Badminton Verband (DBV). The tournaments were not held in the year 1970, 1979 and 1998.

Known as German Badminton Championships until 1980, the tournament was later allowed to be known as Open Championships from 1981 on.[1] The tournament is currently sponsored by Yonex. While it does attract professional players, the event is not part of the highest levels of Badminton World Federation tournaments - being classified as a BWF Grand Prix Gold event until 2017, and a Super 300 tournament (6th level) from 2018 on.[2]

Host citiesEdit

Past winnersEdit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1955   Eddy Choong   Hanne Jensen   Eddy Choong
  David Choong
  Annelise Hansen
  Grete Flensted
  David Choong
  Annelise Hansen
1956   Inger Kjærgaard   Jørn Skaarup
  Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
  Anni Jørgensen
  Hanne Jensen
  Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
  Anni Jørgensen
1957   Eddy Choong
  David Choong
  Agnete Friis
  Hanne Jensen
  Erland Kops
  Agnete Friis
1958   Ferry Sonneville   Gisela Ellermann   Hugh Findlay
  John Timperley
  Gisela Ellermann
  Hannelore Schmidt
  Bo Nilsson
  Amy Pettersson
1959   Bertil Glans   Aase Schiøtt Jacobsen   Jesper Sandvad
  Poul-Erik Nielsen
  Agnete Friis
  Aase Schiøtt Jacobsen
  Poul-Erik Nielsen
  Agnete Friis
1960   Ferry Sonneville   Eva Pettersson   Bertil Glans
  Berndt Dahlberg
  Agnete Friis
  Inger Kjærgaard
  Bjørn Holst-Christensen
  Inger Kjærgaard
1961   Judy Hashman   Hugh Findlay
  Tony Jordan
  Judy Hashman
  Sonia Cox
  Yeoh Kean Hua
  Judy Hashman
1962   Erland Kops   Finn Kobberø
  Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
  Judy Hashman
  Tonny Holst-Christensen
  Finn Kobberø
  Hanne Andersen
1963   Erland Kops
  Poul-Erik Nielsen
  Karin Jørgensen
  Ulla Rasmussen
  Poul-Erik Nielsen
  Kirsten Thorndahl
1964   Angela Bairstow
  Jenny Pritchard
  Finn Kobberø
  Bente Flindt
1965   Alan Parsons   Ursula Smith   Alan Parsons
  William Kerr
  Brenda Parr
 Ursula Smith
  Richard Purser
  Gerda Schumacher
1966   Erland Kops   Irmgard Latz   Per Walsøe
  Poul-Erik Nielsen
  Judy Hashman
  Sue Peard
  Morten Pommergaard
  Ulla Strand
1967   Eva Twedberg   Wolfgang Bochow
  Friedhelm Wulff
  Irmgard Latz
  Marieluise Wackerow
  Per Walsøe
  Ulla Strand
1968   Tan Yee Khan
  Ng Boon Bee
  Margaret Boxall
  Susan Pound
  Tony Jordan
  Susan Whetnall
1969   Svend Pri   Anne Flindt   Jørgen Mortensen
  Henning Borch
  Anne Flindt
  Pernille Mølgaard Hansen
1970 not held
1971   Sture Johnsson   Eva Twedberg   Punch Gunalan
  Ng Boon Bee
  Anne Flindt
  Pernille Mølgaard Hansen
  Derek Talbot
  Gillian Gilks
1972   Wolfgang Bochow
  Marieluise Zizmann
1973   Tjun Tjun
  Johan Wahjudi
  Deirdre Tyghe
  Barbara Lord
  Gert Perneklo
  Eva Twedberg
1974   Margaret Beck   Derek Talbot
  Elliot Stuart
  Margaret Beck
  Gillian Gilks
  Roland Maywald
  Brigitte Steden
1975   Flemming Delfs   Joke van Beusekom   Bengt Fröman
  Thomas Kihlström
  Brigitte Steden
  Marieluise Zizmann
  Wolfgang Bochow
  Marieluise Zizmann
1976   Paul Whetnall   Gillian Gilks   Gillian Gilks
  Susan Whetnall
  Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
1977   Sture Johnsson   Margaret Beck   Barbara Sutton
  Jane Webster
  David Eddy
  Barbara Sutton
1978   Ray Stevens   Jane Webster   Ola Eriksson
  Christian Lundberg
  Nora Perry
  Anne Statt
  Rob Ridder
  Marjan Ridder
1979 not held
1980   Thomas Angarth   Pia Nielsen   Jens Peter Nierhoff
  Steen Skovgaard
  Jane Webster
  Karen Chapman
  Steen Skovgaard
  Anne Skovgaard
1981   Misbun Sidek   Hiroe Yuki   Duncan Bridge
  Martin Dew
  Gillian Gilks
  Paula Kilvington
  Steen Fladberg
  Pia Nielsen
1982   Morten Frost   Wu Dixi   Morten Frost
  Steen Fladberg
  Wu Dixi
  Lin Ying
  Dipak Tailor
  Gillian Gilks
1983   Misbun Sidek   Nettie Nielsen   Mike Tredgett
  Martin Dew
  Sumiko Kitada
  Shigemi Kawamura
  Steen Fladberg
  Pia Nielsen
1984   Michael Kjeldsen   Karen Beckman   Mike Tredgett
  Martin Dew
  Gillian Gilks
  Karen Beckman
  Martin Dew
  Gillian Gilks
1985   Nick Yates   Qian Ping   Li Yongbo
  Ding Qiqing
  Wu Jianqiu
  Guan Weizhen
1986   Morten Frost   Kim Yun-ja   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
  Kim Yun-ja
  Yoo Sang-hee
  Lee Deuk-choon
  Chung Myung-hee
1987   Darren Hall   Qian Ping   Sawei Chanseorasmee
  Sakrapee Thongsari
  Lin Ying
  Guan Weizhen
  Martin Dew
  Gillian Gilks
1988   Morten Frost   Han Aiping   Jan Paulsen
  Steen Fladberg
  Lao Yujing
  Zheng Yuli
  Steen Fladberg
  Gillian Clark
1989   Helen Troke   Jan Paulsen
  Henrik Svarrer
  Erma Sulistianingsih
  Rosiana Tendean
  Jan Paulsen
  Gillian Gowers
1990   Fung Permadi   Pernille Nedergaard   Ong Ewe Chye
  Rahman Sidek
  Dorte Kjær
  Lotte Olsen
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
  Maria Bengtsson
1991   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen   Huang Hua   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
  Christine Magnusson
  Lim Xiaoqing
  Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
1992   Alan Budikusuma   Susi Susanti   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
1993   Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
  Thomas Lund
  Erica van den Heuvel
1994   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen   Lim Xiaoqing   Peng Xingyong
  Zhang Jin
  Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
1995   Joko Suprianto   Camilla Martin   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
  Ron Michels
  Erica van den Heuvel
1996   Rashid Sidek   Yao Jie   Deyana Lomban
  Indarti Issolina
  Tri Kusharyanto
  Minarti Timur
1997   Peter Gade   Camilla Martin   Jesper Larsen
  Jens Eriksen
  Rikke Olsen
  Helene Kirkegaard
  Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
1998 not held
1999   Xia Xuanze   Tang Chunyu   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
  Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
  Lars Paaske
  Jane F. Bramsen
2000   Vladislav Druzchenko   Dong Fang   Michael Søgaard
  Jim Laugesen
  Lu Ying
  Huang Sui
  Jonas Rasmussen
  Jane F. Bramsen
2001   Kenneth Jonassen   Pi Hongyan   Rikke Olsen
  Helene Kirkegaard
  Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
2002   Niels Christian Kaldau   Jonas Rasmussen
  Lars Paaske
  Mia Audina
  Lotte Jonathans
2003   Lee Hyun-il   Zhang Ning   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
  Ra Kyung-min
  Lee Kyung-won
  Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
2004   Lin Dan   Xie Xingfang   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
  Carsten Mogensen
  Rikke Olsen
2005   Fu Haifeng
  Cai Yun
  Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
  Lee Jae-jin
  Lee Hyo-jung
2006   Chen Jin   Zhang Ning   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
  Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
  Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
2007   Lin Dan   Xie Xingfang   Lee Jae-jin
  Hwang Ji-man
  Zheng Bo
  Gao Ling
2008   Lee Hyun-il   Jun Jae-youn   Lee Kyung-won
  Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
2009   Bao Chunlai   Wang Yihan   Lee Yong-dae
  Shin Baek-cheol
  Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
  Xu Chen
  Zhao Yunlei
2010   Wang Xin   Chai Biao
  Zhang Nan
  Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yohan Hadikusuma
  Tse Ying Suet
2011   Lin Dan   Liu Xin   Lee Yong-dae
  Jung Jae-sung
  Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
  Robert Blair
  Gabrielle White
2012   Li Xuerui   Hong Wei
  Shen Ye
  Xia Huan
  Tang Jinhua
  Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2013   Chen Long   Wang Yihan   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
  Jung Kyung-eun
  Kim Ha-na
  Shin Baek-cheol
  Jang Ye-na
2014   Arvind Bhat   Sayaka Takahashi   Takeshi Kamura
  Keigo Sonoda
  Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
  Robert Blair
  Imogen Bankier
2015   Jan Ø. Jørgensen   Sung Ji-hyun   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
  Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Mads Pieler Kolding
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2016   Lin Dan   Li Xuerui   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
  Huang Yaqiong
  Tang Jinhua
  Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
2017   Chou Tien-chen   Akane Yamaguchi   Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
  Zhang Nan
  Li Yinhui
2018   Takuto Inoue
  Yuki Kaneko
  Goh Soon Huat
  Shevon Jemie Lai
2019   Kento Momota   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
  Du Yue
  Li Yinhui
  Seo Seung-jae
  Chae Yoo-jung
2020 Cancelled[note 1]
  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 3 to 8 March, was later cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.[3]

Performances by nationEdit

Updated to 2019 edition.

No Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   Denmark 20 10 23 13 25 91
2   China 11 19 5 16 4 55
3   England 4 7 6 10 10.5 37.5
4   Sweden 7 7 5 2 3 24
5   South Korea 2 3 7 4 7 23
6   Indonesia 6 2 3 4 1 16
7   Malaysia 6 7 2.5 15.5
8   Japan 1 5 3 5 14
9   Germany 0 2 1 3 3 9
10   United States 4 3 7
11   Netherlands 1 1 2.5 4.5
12   South Africa 1 1 1 3
13   Chinese Taipei 2 2
  France 2 2
15   Scotland 1.5 1.5
16   Hong Kong 1 1
  India 1 1
  New Zealand 1 1
  Thailand 1 1
  Ukraine 1 1
Total 62 62 62 62 62 310

Full listEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the German Open". Retrieved 2007-06-16.
  2. ^ "BWF World Tour German Open".
  3. ^ "BWF Media Statement on Yonex German Open 2020". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.

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