BWF announces field for World Tour Finals in Bangkok

BWF announces field for World Tour Finals in Bangkok

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 29, 2022: The season-ending US$1.5 million HSBC BWF World Tour Finals returns to Bangkok on December 7-11 after the city last hosted the badminton showpiece in January 2021.

A total of 24 qualifying events around the world – including 19 HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments – were played beginning with the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2022 in January this year.

The by-invitation World Tour Finals features the top eight players and pairs on the HSBC BWF World Tour Rankings, with a maximum of two players or pairs per Member Association eligible. The current world champions gain automatic entry.

There have been three withdrawals since the rankings were released, with P.V. Sindhu (women’s singles), Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida (women’s doubles) and Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (mixed doubles) out with injury. 

They have been replaced by Gregoria Mariska Tunjung (Indonesia), Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti (Indonesia) and Supak Jomkoh/Supissara Paewsampran (Thailand), respectively – all being the next player or pair in the rankings.

Fans can expect action of the highest quality with all the top stars having qualified, including Viktor Axelsen, Chen Yu Fei, Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto and Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong.

The annual BWF Player of the Year Awards will be held on Monday, December 5 in conjunction with the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2022 gala dinner, and will feature eight categories.

Source: www.bwf-sport