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The Greece International or Hellas International in badminton is an international open held in Athens, Greece since 2000 and are thereby one of the most recent international championships in Europe. In 2005, the tournament then upgraded to two star badminton event, the World Grand Prix with the total prize money $50,000. The tournament was held in Thessaloniki, and draws more than 120 players from 22 countries.[1][2] In 2006, the tournament was known as Hellas International, and in season 2007/2008 it was introduced again in the European circuit as an BWF International Series with the total pursue $5,000.[3][4]

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Previous winnersEdit

The table below gives an overview of the winners at the tournament.[5]

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
2000   Boris Kessov   Petya Nedelcheva   Luben Panov
  Jassen Borissov
  Petya Nedelcheva
  Diana Koleva
  Slantchezar Tzankov
  Petya Nedelcheva
2001   Theodoros Velkos   Diana Dimova   Georgi Petrov
  Yulian Hristov
  Chrisa Georgali
  Christina Mavromatidou
  Yulian Hristov
  Diana Dimova
2002   Georgi Petrov   Petya Nedelcheva   Georgi Petrov
  Constanti Dobrev
  Petya Nedelcheva
  Neli Boteva
  Constantin Dobrev
  Petya Nedelcheva
2003   Conrad Hückstädt   Florentina Petre   Florentina Petre
  Alexandra Olariu
  Yulian Hristov
  Diana Dimova
2004 No competition
2005   Niels Christian Kaldau   Xu Huaiwen   Anthony Clark
  Robert Blair
  Gail Emms
  Donna Kellogg
  Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
2006   Georgi Petrov   Hui Ding   Blagovest Kisiov
  Georgi Petrov
  Atu Rosalina
  Claudia Vogelgsan
  Giovanni Traina
  Hui Ding
2007   Marc Zwiebler   Petya Nedelcheva   Goh Ying Jin
  Au Kok Leong
  Diana Dimova
  Petya Nedelcheva
  Mads Pieler Kolding
  Line Damkjaer Kruse
2008   Hsieh Yu-hsin   Hung Shih-han   Chien Yu-hsun
  Lin Yen-jui
  Maria Helsbol
  Anne Skelbaek
  Chen Hung-ling
  Hsieh Pei-chen
2009
2012
No competition
2013   Ramdan Misbun   Linda Zechiri   Nikolaj Nikolaenko
  Nikolai Ukk
  Cemre Fere
  Neslihan Kilic
  Rene Mattisson
  Tilde Iversen
2014   Kim Bruun   Mathias Christiansen
  David Daugard
  Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
  Sam Magee
  Chloe Magee
2015   Fabian Roth   Fontaine Chapman   Milosz Bochat
  Pawel Pietryja
  Steffi Annys
  Flore Vandenhoucke
  Ilya Zdanov
  Tatjana Bibik
2016   Ivan Rusev   Mariya Mitsova   Daniel Nikolov
  Ivan Rusev
  Mariya Mitsova
  Petya Nedelcheva
  Lilian Mihaylov
  Petya Nedelcheva
2017   Kim Bruun   Neslihan Yigit   Kasper Antonsen
  Niclas Nohr
  Cemre Fere
  Ozge Bayrak
  Rohan Kapoor
  Kuhoo Garg
2018   Toma Junior Popov   Porntip Buranaprasertsuk   Daniel Nikolov
  Ivan Rusev
  Porntip Buranaprasertsuk
  Krestina Silich
  Dimitar Yanakiev
  Mariya Mitsova
2019   Lars Schänzler   Mariya Mitsova   Miłosz Bochat
  Paweł Śmiłowski
  Zehra Erdem
  İlayda Nur Özelgül
  Alex Vlaar
  Mariya Mitsova

Performances by nationEdit

Top Nations
Pos Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   Bulgaria 4 8 7 4 7 30
2   Denmark 3 2 1 2 8
3   Germany 4 1 0.5 5.5
4   Turkey 1 4 5
5   Chinese Taipei 1 1 1 1 4
  England 1 1 1 1 4
7   Greece 1 1 2
  Italy 1 1 2
  Malaysia 1 1 2
  Poland 2 2
  Romania 1 1 2
  Russia 1 1 2
13   Thailand 1 0.5 1.5
14   Belgium 1 1
  France 1 1
  India 1 1
  Ireland 1 1
18   Belarus 0.5 0.5
  Indonesia 0.5 0.5
Total 15 15 15 15 15 75

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HELEXPO THESSALONIKI GRAND PRIX – 26 sept au 2 oct 05" (in French). masterbad. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Δύσκολη πρεμιέρα στην Θεσσαλονίκη" (in Greek). Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Hellas International 2007". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Badminton Europe Circuit 2007/2008 - Tournament List". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Greece". Badminton Europe. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

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