Changes to the Tournament Calendar 2021 Announced

Following the recent BWF Council meeting, the BWF announces today an updated BWF Tournament Calendar for the remainder of 2021. The changes represent the best and most feasible opportunity for badminton tournaments to resume with regularity over the next six months.

Post Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Period

The next ranking cycle will start immediately following the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The revised calendar announced today offers players a safe and consistent platform to earn important world ranking points and prize money in this crucial post-Olympic Games period for the sport.

COVID-19 restrictions means that it is not feasible to conduct tournaments in China this year. Therefore, alternative host cities have been identified for the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup 2021 and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021.

Summary of the Key Changes

Here is a brief summary of the main changes:

  • Vantaa, Finland is the new host of the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 in Week 39 (26 September – 3 October 2021).
  • There will be a one-week gap between the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 in Finland before a shift to Denmark for back-to-back tournaments.
  • The TotalEnergies BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark is in Week 41 (9-17 October 2021).
    • This is the 2020 edition of the championships postponed from last year.
  • Three consecutive weeks of the HSBC BWF World Tour will then follow:
    • DANISA Denmark Open 2021 in Odense in Week 42 (19-24 October 2021):
      • Upgraded to a Super 1000 level.
    • YONEX French Open 2021 in Paris in Week 43 (26-31 October 2021).
    • SaarLorLux Open 2021 in Saarbrücken, Germany in Week 44 (2-7 November 2021).
  • There will be a one-week gap for the HSBC BWF World Tour to move to Asia.
  • Indonesia will host a three-tournament Asian Leg in Bali to close out the HSBC BWF World Tour 2021 season.
  • Indonesia Masters 2021 in Week 46 (16-21 November 2021):
    • Upgraded to a Super 750 level.
  • Indonesia Open 2021 in Week 47 (23-28 November 2021).
  • HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Week 48 (1-5 December 2021).
  • The final tournament of the calendar year will be the Total Energies BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain in Week 50 (12-19 December 2021).

Tournaments that are Cancelled

A number of tournaments previously classified as postponed from Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 or originally slated for Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 of 2021 have subsequently been cancelled:

  • BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open (Super 300)
  • CROWN GROUP Australia Open (Super 300)
  • YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 (Super 500)
  • Hyderabad Open 2021 (Super 100)
  • YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam Open 2021 (Super 100)
  • VICTOR China Open 2021 (Super 1000)
  • DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open (Super 750)
  • Fuzhou China Open 2021 (Super 750)
  • YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2021 (Super 500)

BWF Events Calendar – Weeks 33 – 50

Please see the below for weeks 33 to 50 of 2021. (See also the attached image – larger scale)

**Note – Some Super 100 and Super 300 tournaments are subject to change. BWF will announce any updates following further consultation with these hosts.

BWF Events Calendar – Updated

Please continue to look at the calendar regularly (linked here) and watch out for announcements and updates.