Following the rescheduling of the Asian leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) can now provide further updates on the World Rankings system and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020 qualification process.
World Ranking points will be awarded for tournaments played in 2020, including:
- DANISA Denmark Open 2020
- SaarLorLux Open 2020
- Grade 3 tournaments including the following which have already taken place:
· YONEX Latvia International 2020
· FZ FORZA Bulgarian International Championship 2020
The points, however, will only be applied once the World Rankings are unfrozen. The final process and timing of unfreezing are to be confirmed.
The draws and seeding for the remainder of the 2020 season will be based on the frozen World Rankings (17 March 2020). This will apply to remaining Grade 3 tournaments of this year, and the Asian leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020 in January 2021.
The originally planned “Tentative World Rankings” will no longer apply, due to the changes to the 2020 tournament programme (postponement of the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020, cancellation of the Denmark Masters and moving of the Asian leg to January 2021.)