Guatemala International

The Guatemala International is an open badminton tournament held in Guatemala. The tournament has been an International Series level in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2016, then in 2009 categorized as Future Series level, and in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 categorized as International Challenge by the Badminton World Federation. The tournament is sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation, so the players can improved their point in world ranking.[1]

Guatemala International
SportBadminton
Founded1997
FounderFederación Nacional de Bádminton Guatemala
CountryGuatemala

In 2013, the tournament was an International Series level, with the official participation of athletes from 8 countries.[2] In 2014, the Huawei sponsored tournament gathered 120 athletes from 15 countries.[3] In 2015 and 2016, the tournament was held at the Olympic City Sports Coliseum, and sponsored by Herbalife.[1][4] The 2015 season was a part of the 2016 Rio Olympics qualification, and have a total pursue $15,000, which attracted 97 players from 33 countries, and for the 2016, 63 players from 12 players competes.[1][5] In 2017, the national federation host two level 4 badminton tournament, the Future and International Series.[6]

Previous WinnersEdit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1997   Kenneth Erichsen   Nigella Saunders   Christian Erichsen
  Kenneth Erichsen
  Alya Lewis
  Nigella Saunders
  Robert Richards
  Nigella Saunders
1998   Kevin Han   Jody Patrick   Howard Bach
  Mark Manha
  Milaine Cloutier
  Robbyn Hermitage
  Brent Olynyk
  Robbyn Hermitage
1999   Denyse Julien   Denyse Julien
  Charmaine Reid
  José Antonio Crespo
  Dolores Marco
2003   Richard Vaughan   Miho Tanaka   Keita Masuda
  Tadashi Ohtsuka
  Yoshiko Iwata
  Miyuki Tai
  Philippe Bourret
  Denyse Julien
2009   Kevin Cordón   Sandra Chirlaque   Kevin Cordón
  Rodolfo Ramírez
no competition   Rodolfo Ramírez
  Lorena Duany
2010   Nicole Grether   Adrian Liu
  Derrick Ng
  Nicole Grether
  Charmaine Reid
  Toby Ng
  Grace Gao
2011   Ivan Sozonov   Michelle Li   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
  Grace Gao
  Joycelyn Ko
2012   Kevin Cordón   Nikte Sotomayor   Jonathan Solis
  Rodolfo Ramírez
  Ana Lucia de Leon
  Nikte Sotomayor
  Anibal Marroquin
  Nikte Sotomayor
2013   Rodolfo Ramírez   Berónica Vivieca   Krisley Nohemi Lopez
  Nikte Sotomayor
  Jonathan Solis
  Nikte Sotomayor
2014   Pablo Abián   Jeanine Cicognini   Laurent Constantin
  Matthieu Lo Ying Ping
  Eva Lee
  Paula Obanana
  Howard Shu
  Eva Lee
2015   Kevin Cordón   Rong Schafer   Michael Fuchs
  Johannes Schoettler
  Johanna Goliszewski
  Carla Nelte
  Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Michels
2016   Osleni Guerrero   Lohaynny Vicente   Alwin Francis
  Tarun Kona
  Mariana Isabel Paiz Quan
  Nikté Sotomayor
  Jonathan Solís
  Nikté Sotomayor
2017 FS   Karan Rajan Rajarajan   Nikté Sotomayor   Jonathan Solís
  Rodolfo Ramírez
  Diana Corleto Soto
  Mariana Isabel Paiz Quan
2017 IS   Kevin Cordón   Daniela Macias   Phillip Chew
  Ryan Chew
  Daniela Macias
  Danica Nishimura
  Leodannis Martinez
  Tahimara Oropeza
2018   Talia Ng   Rubén Castellanos
  Aníbal Marroquín
  Talia Ng
  Josephine Wu
  Joshua Hurlburt-Yu
  Josephine Wu
2019 IS   Ghaida Nurul Ghaniyu   Fabricio Farias
  Francielton Farias
  Jaqueline Lima
  Sâmia Lima
  Fabricio Farias
  Jaqueline Lima
2019 FS   Job Castillo   Diana Corleto Soto   Jonathan Solís
  Aníbal Marroquín
  Ana Lucia Albanes Cordon
  Sara Michele Barrios Chiong
  Brandon Alavardo
  Alejandra Jose Paiz Quan
2020 IS Cancelled[note 1]
2020 FS Cancelled[note 2]
2021 IS   Kevin Cordón   Jennie Gai   Kevin Lee
  Ty Alexander Lindeman
  Francesca Corbett
  Allison Lee
  Ty Alexander Lindeman
  Josephine Wu
  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 23 to 27 September, was later postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala.
  2. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 4 to 8 November, was later postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala.

Performances by nationEdit

Updated after the 2021 edition.

Pos Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   Guatemala 10 3 7 5 5.5 30.5
2   Canada 0 4 2 4.5 6 16.5
3   United States 2 2 3 2 1 10
4   Germany 0 1 1 1.5 1 4.5
5   Brazil 0 1 1 1 1 4
6   Jamaica 0 1 0 1 1 3
  Japan 0 1 1 1 0 3
  Spain 1 1 0 0 1 3
9   Peru 0 1 0 1 0.5 2.5
10   Cuba 1 0 0 0 1 2
  India 1 0 1 0 0 2
  Russia 1 0 1 0 0 2
13   Dominican Republic 0 1 0 0 0 1
  France 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Indonesia 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Italy 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Mexico 1 0 0 0 0 1
  Wales 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 18 18 18 17 18 89

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Qué comience la acción en el Herbalife Internacional Series" (in Spanish). deguate.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Iniciará el Guatemala International Series de Badminton" (in Spanish). Confederación Deportiva Autónoma de Guatemala. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Brasil conquista quatro medalhas no Huawei Guatemala Internacional" (in Portuguese). Ministério do Esporte. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Comienza el Challenge" (in Spanish). deguate.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Se abre la cancha para el Herbalife Challenge Guatemala 2015" (in Spanish). deguate.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Future Series Guatemala de Bádminton" (in Spanish). Guatemala.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

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