Korea Masters

The Korea Masters is an international badminton tournament that usually held in November or December every year of BWF event calendar in South Korea. The total prize money in 2016 was US$120,000. Before 2010, the level of the tournament was an International Challenge, which is the fourth level tournament of international badminton tournament. It began in 2007, when it was held in Suwon,[1] then it moved to Yeosu in 2008[2] and Hwasun in 2009.[3] In 2010, it was turned into a BWF Grand Prix event.[4][5]

It became a BWF Grand Prix Gold event in 2011, and it remained at that level through the end of Grand Prix Gold in 2017, with the exception of 2014, when it changed back to Grand Prix status, the same year Korea hosted both the Asian Games and the Badminton Asia Championships. The tournament was held in cities in the southwest from 2011 to 2017: in Hwasun in 2011 and 2012,[6] then in Jeonju for 2013 to 2015,[7] then Seogwipo[8] and Gwangju.[9] In 2015, the name of the tournament changed to Korea Masters.

In 2018, this tournament is the part of the BWF World Tour Super 300, after the Grand Prix Gold event ceased.

History of host citiesEdit

City Years host
Suwon 2007
Yeosu 2008
Hwasun 2009, 2011–2012
Gimcheon 2010
Jeonju 2013–2015
Seogwipo 2016
Gwangju 2017–present

WinnersEdit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
2007   Shon Seung-mo   Lee Yun-hwa   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kwon Yi-goo
  Jung Kyung-eun
  Yoo Hyun-young
  Shin Baek-cheol
  Yoo Hyun-young
2008   Park Sung-hwan   Kwon Hee-sook   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
  Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
  Hwang Ji-man
  Hwang Yu-mi
2009   Rho Ye-wook   Bae Yeon-ju   Jung Kyung-eun
  Yoo Hyun-young
  Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
2010   Bao Chunlai   Liu Xin   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
  Jung Kyung-eun
  Yoo Hyun-young
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
2011   Lee Hyun-il   Sung Ji-hyun   Ko Sung-hyun
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Eom Hye-won
  Chang Ye-na
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Chang Ye-na
2012   Lee Dong-keun   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
  Shin Baek-cheol
  Eom Hye-won
2013   Lee Hyun-il   Bae Yeon-ju   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
  Chang Ye-na
  Kim So-yeong
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Chang Ye-na
2014   Lee Dong-keun   Nozomi Okuhara   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
  Choi Sol-gyu
  Shin Seung-chan
2015   Lee Dong-keun   Sayaka Sato   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
  Chang Ye-na
  Lee So-hee
  Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
2016   Son Wan-ho   Sung Ji-hyun   Kim Jae-hwan
  Ko Sung-hyun
  Jung Kyung-eun
  Shin Seung-chan
2017   Jeon Hyeok-jin   Gao Fangjie   Kim Won-ho
  Seo Seung-jae
  Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
  Seo Seung-jae
  Kim Ha-na
2018   Son Wan-ho   Li Xuerui   Choi Sol-gyu
  Seo Seung-jae
  Chang Ye-na
  Jung Kyung-eun
  Ko Sung-hyun
  Eom Hye-won
2019   Kanta Tsuneyama   An Se-young   Lee Yang
  Wang Chi-lin
  Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
  Tang Chun Man
  Tse Ying Suet
2020 Cancelled[note 1]
  World Tour Super 300
  Grand Prix Gold
  Grand Prix

Performances by nationEdit

Pos Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   South Korea 11 8 12 12 12 55
2   China 1 3 4
  Japan 1 2 1 4
3   Chinese Taipei 1 1
  Hong Kong 1 1
Total 13 13 13 13 13 65

NoteEdit

  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 24 to 29 November, was later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Suwon Korea Challenge". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Yeosu Korea Challenge". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Hwasun Korea Challenge". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ "2010 Victor Korea Grand Prix Badminton Championships – Information". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  5. ^ "2010 빅터 코리아그랑프리국제배드민턴선수권대회". www.bka.kr (in Korean). Archived from the original on 16 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Event Information (Hwasun; international)". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Event Information (Jeonju; international)". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  8. ^ "JEJU VICTOR Korea Masters Prospectus" (PDF). Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  9. ^ "2017 BWF Calendar – Grand Prix Gold". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Update on Tournaments Grade 2, 3 and Junior". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. 4 June 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2020.

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