Events Update (updated March 20)

March 20, 2020, 12:01 p.m. (ET)

***UPDATED MARCH 20***

BWF MEDIA STATEMENT ON TOTAL BWF THOMAS AND UBER CUP FINALS 2020

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm that the TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020 to be staged in Aarhus, Denmark, from 16-24 May has been postponed until 15-23 August 2020.

 

COVID-19 LEADS TO SUSPENSION OF FURTHER EVENTS

Following last week’s announcement that the Badminton World Federation (BWF) was suspending all HSBC BWF World Tour and other BWF-sanctioned tournaments from Monday, March 16, until Sunday, April 12, a further five tournaments have also been cancelled or postponed.

This includes the suspension of the three Continental Confederation championships scheduled for week 17 on the BWF Tournament Calendar – one of the last chances for athletes to gain qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games before the April 26 deadline.

Suspended Tournaments

VICTOR Croatian International 2020 (April 16-19)
Peru International 2020 (April 16-19)
2020 European Championships (April 21-26)
Badminton Asia Championships 2020 (April 21-26)
XXIV Pan Am Individual Championships 2020 (April 23-26)

 

*UPDATED MARCH 13*

A number of the tournaments impacted as a result of the suspension fall within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying period. BWF will make a further announcement on regulations related to Olympic qualification points at a later date.

 Tournament Dates Level  City  Olympic Qualifier  Status 
YONEX Swiss Open 2020  March 17-22  HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300  Basel  Yes  Suspended 
XXI Giraldilla 2020  March 18-22  Future Series  La Habana  Yes  Suspended 
YONEX North Harbour International 2020  March 19-22  Future Series  Auckland  Yes  Suspended 
CIPUTRA HANOI - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2020  March 24-29  International Challenge  Hanoi  Yes  Postponed 
YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2020  March 24-29  HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500  New Delhi  Yes  Suspended 
Orleans Masters 2020  March 24-29  BWF Tour Super 100  Orleans  Yes  Canceled 
YONEX Walkato International 2020  March 26-29  International Series  Hamilton  Yes  Suspended 
Polish Open 2020  March 26-29  International Challenge  Krakow  Yes  Canceled 
CELCOM Axiata Malaysia Open 2020  March 31-April 5  HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750  Kuala Lumpur  Yes  Suspended 
YONEX Canadian International Challenge 2020  March 31-April 5  International Challenge  Fort McMurray  Yes  Suspended 
YONEX Osaka International Challenge 2020  April 1-5  International Challenge  Moriguchi  Yes  Suspended 
Finish Open 2020  April 2-5  International Challenge  Vantaa  Yes  Suspended 
Singapore Open 2020  April 7-12  HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500  Singapore  Yes  Suspended 
ADIDAS Dutch International 2020  April 8-11  International Series  Wateringen  Yes  Suspended 

 

*ORIGINAL POST*

JIT
USAB continues to monitor local reports carefully as USAB engages in daily communication with the Host Venue.  The JIT shuttle shipment to the venue is currently on hold.

2020 YONEX Boston Open Statement
We regret to announce that due to restrictions placed on events and gatherings at MIT for the coming months due to COVID-19, the 2020 YONEX Boston Open originally scheduled for May 1-3 has been canceled.

Changes to BWF schedule: 
2/1:
-Lingshui China Masters (Feb 25-March 1) is postponed; new dates have yet to be announced, most likely will be outside of Olympic qualification period 

2/25:
-Vietnam Open (March 24-29) is postponed to June 2-7 

2/26: 
-German Open (March 3-8) is canceled
-Polish Open (March 26-29) is postponed; new dates have yet to be announced, but will be outside Olympic qualification period 

3/2: 
-Portuguese International Championship (March 5-8) is canceled
-BWF publishes at this time, it is not planning to make any adjustments to the regulations related to the Olympic qualification period despite the cancellation of some Olympic qualification events

3/3:
-IOC and IPC release official coronavirus updates - Tokyo Games proceeding as planned, working with host city and referring to WHO guidelines 

3/4: 
-Badminton England confirms the All England Open (March 11-15) will take place as planned
-Badminton Asia Championships (April 21-26) originally scheduled to be held in Wuhan, China will now take place in Manila, Philippines
-Dubai Para Badminton International (March 31-April 5) is postponed
-Singha Bangchack BTY Junior International Series (April 21-26) is postponed
-Mongolia Junior International series (May 19-24) and International Challenge (May 26-31) are canceled 

3/5: 
-Fazza Dubai Para Badminton International (March 31-April 5) is postponed
-India suspends visa for Korean / Japanese nationals preventing participation in Indian Open 

3/6: 
-Spanish Para Badminton International (March 10-15) is canceled 
-IWAS World Games 2020 (Feb 22-28) originally postponed to early April is now postponed to December 10-17, 2020

3/10: 
-Kabal International Karvina 2020 (March 12-15) is canceled