Over Thirty Countries to be Represented at 2016 Yonex US Open Championships in Southern California

June 16, 2016, 6 p.m. (ET)

Colorado Springs, Colorado (June 16, 2016) – More than thirty countries and nearly 200 athletes will take part in the 2016 Yonex U.S. Open Badminton Championships in El Monte, California on July 5- 10, 2016. The event is part of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Grand Prix Gold Series. Competition, which will take place in men’s and women’s singles and men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, will count towards BWF rankings which will be considered in seeding for the badminton competition at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The event, which is part of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Grand Prix Gold Series, will showcase badminton from a total of 34 different countries comprised of 188 players. The United States (37 competitors), Canada (19) Japan (19), India (19) will be heavily represented.

Forty-six Olympians will play in the event, including all seven members of the U.S. Olympic Badminton Team.

The event boasts a total prize purse of $120,000 and will be contested at the LA Badminton Club in El Monte, California. This marks the return of the event to Southern California after a two year stint in Long Island, New York. It is the first time that the event is being hosted by the Los Angeles Badminton Club.

For ticket information, click here.

For prospectus, US player information and US player online entry, click here.

Tournament Schedule:
(All times local)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - Qualifying Rounds 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - Main Draw Men’s Singles 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday, July 6, 2016  - Main Draw 9:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday, July 7, 2016  - Second Round 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, July 8, 2016  - Quarter-Finals 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, July 9, 2016  - Semifinals Start at 1:00pm
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Finals Start at 1:00pm

For more information on the 2016 Yonex U.S. Open Badminton Championships, please contact Tournament Director Victor Leung (victor.usab@gmail.com), Deputy Tournament Director Abi Bautista (abibautista.usab@gmail.com) or Michael Terry, USA Badminton’s communications specialist (Michael.terry@usabadminton.org).