BWF upgrades Malaysia Open badminton tournament to Super 1000 status

BWF upgrades Malaysia Open badminton tournament to Super 1000 status

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 19, 2022: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has revealed there will be an additional four stops on the BWF World Tour from 2023 to 2026 as part of expansion plans announced on Saturday, June 18. 

The 31-event new World Tour calendar, which includes the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals, will see more Super 1000, Super 750 and Super 500 tournaments, bringing greater prize money opportunities for players. 

BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said the BWF World Tour 2023-2026 promised to elevate the status of badminton globally. 

“Badminton is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world with all-time high participation and fan numbers,” he said. 

“More tournaments give us a fantastic opportunity to enhance the sport’s reach around the world, not only in established territories but into new ones as well. It also allows for more players to enter our elite circuit and gain valuable experience.” 


• The Malaysia Open joins the All England Open, China Open and Indonesia Open as the tour’s highest level Super 1000 tournaments. 

• The India Open and Singapore Open have been bumped to Super 750 status. Existing Super 750 hosts from China, Denmark, France and Japan have maintained their status. 

• The Super 500 level welcomes host cities from three new continents with tournaments in Australia, Canada and Finland, joining tournaments in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and an additional new host in Japan. 

• Two existing Super 100 tournaments have been elevated to the BWF World Tour Super 300 level: HYLO Open and Orléans Masters.