Mexican Open (badminton)

The Mexican Open or Mexico International is an international badminton competition held in Mexico.

The Mexican Open has been held together with the Mexican National Championship of Badminton which main difference is that foreign players can participate in the former competition, while the latter is just reserved for Mexican badminton players. The original intention was that both tournaments would be held annually; however, due to different circumstances it has not always been this the case.

The first tournament was organised by the Mexican Association of Badminton and the Centro Deportivo Chapultepec in 1949 as the Mexico City International Tournament; there were four more editions held in 1952, 1958, 1959 and 1961.[1][2]

In 1964, the Mexican Association of Badminton changed its official name to the Mexican National Open Championship.[1]

In 2009, the Mexican Association of Badminton decided to start counting the tournaments again; hence, the Mexican Open of 2014 is considered as the fifth Mexican Open.

The Mexican Open is one of the most important Latin American badminton competitions together with the Pan American Badminton Championships and the Pan American Games, and perhaps the oldest international tournament of badminton in Latin America.

The best Mexican players have competed in the Mexican Open, along with foreign badminton players from almost all over the World, some of whom have been already inducted to the World Badminton Hall of Fame such as Erland Kops,[3] while some others have represented their countries in the Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup such as Tan Joe Hok, Channarong Ratanaseangsuang and Carlene Starkey,[4] or being inducted to the Hall of Fame of their own countries such as Don Paup, Jamie Paulson, Tyna Barinaga, Dorothy O´Neil, Helen Tibbetts, and Margaret Varner.[5][6]

Previous WinnersEdit

Mexican National Open Championship:[7][8]Edit

Year Men´s singles Women´s singles Men´s doubles Women´s doubles Mixed doubles
1964   Channarong Ratanaseangsuang   Pat Gallagher   Channarong Ratanaseangsuang
  Paisan Loaharanu
  Carolina Allier
  Lucero Soto
  Channarong Ratanaseangsuang
  Judy Adamos
1965   Erland Kops   Dorothy O'Neil   Erland Kops
  Don Paup
  Helen Tibbetts
  Tyna Barinaga
  Paisan Loaharanu
  Helen Tibbetts
1966   Antonio Rangel   Carolina Allier   Raúl Rangel
  Antonio Rangel
  Carlene Starkey
  Lucero Soto
  Oscar Lujan
  Josefina de Tinoco
1967   Channarong Ratanaseangsuang   Stan Hales
  Rod Starkey
  Carlene Starkey
  Diane Hales
  Stan Hales
  Diane Hales
1968   Channarong Ratanaseangsuang
  Jamie Paulson
  Carolina Allier
  Lucero Soto de Peniche
  Channarong Ratanaseangsuang
  Lucero Soto de Peniche
1971   Roy Díaz González   Vicki Toutz   Roy Díaz González
  Victor Jaramillo
  Carlene Starkey
  Judianne Kelly
  Francisco Sañudo
  Carlene Starkey
1972   Sture Johnsson   Lucero Soto de Peniche   Jorge Palazuelos
  Francisco Sañudo
  Carlene Starkey
  Gay Meyer
  Stan Hales
  Gay Meyer
1973   Carlene Starkey   Channarong Ratanaseangsuang
  Raphi Kanchanaraphi
  Carlene Starkey
  Maryanne Breckell
  Flemming Delfs
  Carlene Starkey
1974   Paul Whetnall   Madalene Steinbroner   Roy Díaz González
  Jorge Palazuelos
  Paul Whetnall
  Carlene Starkey
1975   Thomas Kihlström   Judianne Kelly   Flemming Delfs
  Elo Hansen
  Judianne Kelly
  Madalene Steinbroner
  Thomas Kihlström
  Judianne Kelly
1977   Roy Díaz González   Sharon Crawford   Ricardo Jaramillo
  Victor Jaramillo
  Claire Backhouse
  Sharon Crawford
  John Britton
  Traci White
1979   Chris Kinard   Utami Dewi   Chris Kinard
  Utami Dewi
1980-

1988

No information available
1989   John Goss   Doris Piché   Chris Jogis
  Benny Lee
  Chantal Jobin
  Doris Piché
  Mike Bitten
  Doris Piché
1998   Ardy Wiranata   Milaine Cloutier   Howard Bach
  Mark Manha
  Milaine Cloutier
  Robbyn Hermitage
  Brent Olynyk
  Robbyn Hermitage
1999   Ling Wan Ting   Ma Che Kong
  Yau Tsz Yuk
  Louisa Koon Wai Chee
  Ling Wan Ting
  Mike Beres
  Kara Solmundson
2002   Tjitte Weistra   Kelly Morgan   Matthew Hughes
  Martyn Lewis
  Felicity Gallup
  Joanne Muggeridge
  Tjitte Weistra
  Doriana Rivera

Mexican International ChallengeEdit

Year Men´s singles Women´s singles Men´s doubles Women´s doubles Mixed doubles
2021 I   Luís Enrique Peñalver   Beatriz Corrales   Job Castillo
  Luis Montoya
  Clara Azurmendi
  Beatriz Corrales
  Vinson Chiu
  Jennie Gai

Mexico International SeriesEdit

Year Men´s singles Women´s singles Men´s doubles Women´s doubles Mixed doubles
2009 I   Kevin Cordón   Karyn Velez   José Luis Gonzalez
  Andrés López
  Victoria Montero
  Karyn Velez
  José Luis Gonzalez
  Naty Rangel
2010 II   Osleni Guerrero   Victoria Montero   Lino Muñoz
  Andrés López
  Victoria Montero
  Cynthia González
  Andrés López
  Victoria Montero
2011 III   Rodrigo Pacheco   Lohaynny Vicente
  Luana Vicente
2012 Suspended
2013 IV   Osleni Guerrero   Lohaynny Vicente   Kevin Dennerly-Minturn
  Oliver Leydon-Davis
  Paula B Pereira
  Lohaynny Vicente
  Daniel Paiola
  Paula B Pereira
2014 V   Luis Ramon Garrido   Haramara Gaitan   Job Castillo
  Antonio Ocegueda
  Cynthia González
  Mariana Ugalde
  Lino Muñoz
  Cynthia González
2015 VI   Ernesto Velazquez   Telma Santos   Job Castillo
  Lino Muñoz
  Lohaynny Vicente
  Luana Vicente
  David Obernosterer
  Elisabeth Baldauf
2016 VII   Vilson Vattanirappel   Haramara Gaitan   Jesús Barajas
  Luis Montoya
  Cynthia González
  Mariana Ugalde
  Vilson Vattanirappel
  Cynthia González
2017 VIII   Kevin Cordón   Jennie Gai   Jason Anthony Ho-Shue
  Nyl Yakura
  Daniela Macías
  Dánica Nishimura
  Daniel la Torre Regal
  Dánica Nishimura
2018 IX   Tahimara Oropeza   Fabricio Farias
  Francielton Farias
  Lohaynny Vicente
  Luana Vicente
  Venkat Gaurav Prasad
  Juhi Dewangan
2019 X   Ghaida Nurul Ghaniyu   Jonathan Solís
  Aníbal Marroquín
  Breanna Chi
  Jennie Gai
  Luis Montoya
  Vanessa Villalobos
2020 XI   Job Castillo   Sabrina Solis   Job Castillo
  Sebastián Martínez
  Jessica Bautista
  Vanessa Villalobos
  Andrés López
  Sabrina Solis
2021 XII      
 
 
 
 
 

Mexico Future SeriesEdit

Year Men´s singles Women´s singles Men´s doubles Women´s doubles Mixed doubles
2019 I   Osleni Guerrero   Tahimara Oropeza   Osleni Guerrero
  Leodannis Martínez
  Tahimara Oropeza
  Yeily Ortiz
  Osleni Guerrero
  Tahimara Oropeza

Performances by nationEdit

Updated after the Mexican International Challenge 2021 edition.

Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   Mexico 5 9 13 7 8.5 42.5
2   United States 1 8 3.5 9 7 28.5
3   Canada 1 3 2.5 3 3 12.5
4   Cuba 3 2 1 1 1 8
5   Brazil 0 1 1 4 1 7
6   Thailand 3 0 1.5 0 1.5 6
7   Guatemala 4 0 1 0 0 5
8   Indonesia 2 2 0 0 0.5 4.5
9   Spain 2 1 0 1 0 4
10   Peru 1 0 0 1 1.5 3.5
  Sweden 3 0 0 0 0.5 3.5
12   Denmark 1 0 1.5 0 0.5 3
  Hong Kong 0 1 1 1 0 3
14   Austria 1 0 0 0 1.5 2.5
  England 1 0 0 1 0.5 2.5
16   Wales 0 1 1 0 0 2
17   Netherlands 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
18   India 0 0 0 0 1 1
  New Zealand 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Portugal 0 1 0 0 0 1
21   Scotland 0 0 0 0 0.5 0.5
Total 28 28 27 27 28 138

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Herbert A. E. Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1965 (Bromley, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. 1965) p 212.
  2. ^ "Historia de la FEMEBA". Federación Mexicana de Badminton. Federación Mexicana de Badminton. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame Members". bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation (BWF). Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ Herbert Scheele, The International badminton Federation Handbook for 1967 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd.,1967) 79 - 87.
  5. ^ "Walk of Fame". teamusa.org. USA Federation. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  6. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 113.
  7. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., the International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 236.
  8. ^ "Campeones". badminton.com.mx. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2016.