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2014 YONEX US Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championships to be held in Brentwood NY

Dec. 05, 2013, 5:46 p.m. (ET)

                                                                            

For Immediate Release
December 4, 2013

2014 YONEX US Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championships to be held at Suffolk County Community College – Grant Campus in Brentwood, N.Y. July 8-13, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned Grand Prix Gold series tournament, the 2014 Yonex US Open Badminton Championships will be held in Brentwood, N.Y., July 8-13, 2014.  The tournament will be contested at the Suffolk County Community College, Health Sports and Education Center at Grant Campus Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood.  The event boasts a total prize purse of $120,000.00.

Tournament play will be conducted in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014          Qualifying Rounds      9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2014          Main Draw MS              5.00pm - 10.00 pm
Wednesday, July 9, 2014    Main Draw                    9.00am-  10.00pm
Thursday, July 10, 2014      Second Round             2.00pm – 10.00pm
Friday, July 11, 2014            Quarter-Finals              5.00pm -  10.00pm
Saturday, July 12, 2014       Semi-Finals                  Start at 1.00pm
Sunday, July 13, 2014          Finals                            Start at 1.00pm

The official hotel is the UPSKY Long Island Hotel at 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788.

Starting with the India Grand Prix Gold in January, the Badminton World Federation is launching its latest series of tournaments – the BWF Grand Prix Gold Series – for global television viewing next year. The US Open Grand Prix Gold will be included.

The 11 events, following on the heels of the BWF Major Events and the BWF World Super Series, will showcase badminton from locations such as Bangkok, Jiangsu, London, New York, Saarbrucken and Taipei City; packaged together for the first time for international broadcast by IMG Media – the BWF’s media partner for the new 2014-2017 competition cycle.

Adding this third level of international events will offer even more badminton viewing for the many fans worldwide who have been devouring the content on BWF’s online channel – www.BadmintonWorld.TV – and via rights-holding broadcasters in countries worldwide.

For more information, on the 2014 YONEX U.S. Open Grand Prix Gold, please contact Tournament Director Paisan Rangsikitpho at 562-858-2011 or via e-mail at (paisanr@gmail.com), Deputy Tournament Director Junichi Kasuga at 917-882-1210 or via e-mail at (jkasuga@cj9.so-net.ne.jp) or USA Badminton Lauren Le Quire, at 719-866-3645 or via e-mail at Lauren.Lequire@usabadminton.org. This press release is also available on the USOC’s media specific website at PRESSBOX.TEAMUSA.ORG.

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