The BWF World Tour Finals sponsored by HSBC will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, between 7-11 December 2022. This is the final year-end competition between eight qualifiers in each of the five badminton categories. Badmintonspeak.com will follow the season final closely. Get the newsletter to stay tuned.
Lots of money and ranking points to be won
The winners of the men’s and ladies’ singles categories can take home approximately USD 120.000 each and 12.000 ranking points. The BWF World Tour Finals winners in doubles and mixed-doubles can take home USD 126.000 – or USD 63.000 pr. player – and 12.000 ranking points.
The total prize purse is USD 1.5 million – the same amount as its been every year since 2018.
Only two players per country can qualify. This means if one country has 3 players or pairs in the top 8 of the qualifying ranking, then the lowest ranked player or pair from that country will forfeit in favor of number 9 – assuming that number 9 is from a different country than their own.
Will last year’s winners be able to defend their titles?
The following players won the World Tour Finals last year (2021):
- Men’s singles: Viktor Axelsen, Denmark. Runner-up Vitidsarn, Thailand
- Women’s singles: An Se Young, Korea. Runner-up Pusarla, India
- Men’s doubles: Hoki/Kobayashi, Japan. Runner-up Gideon/Sukamulju, Indonesia
- Women’s doubles: Kim/Kong, Korea. Runner-up Matsuyama/Shida, Japan
- Mixed doubles: Puavaranukroh/Tearattanachai, Thailand. Runner-up Watanabe/Higashino, Japan
In men’s singles. the world number 1, Viktor Axelsen, is qualified for the BWF World Tour Finals. Kunlavut Vitidsarn is not.
In women’s singles, both An Se Young and Sindhu Pusarla are qualified.
In men’s doubles, Hoki/Kobayashi are qualified whereas Gideon/Sukamulju are not.
In women’s doubles, Kim/Kong did not qualify, but Matsuyama/Shida did.
In mixed doubles, both last year’s winner and runner-up qualified for the World Tour Finals in Bangkok.
Who is qualified in men’s singles and how did they do in the past?
In the following you’ll find a breakdown of the BWF HSBC World Tour qualification and placement from 2018 to now.
DNQ means Did not qualify
|Chou Tien Chen||Taiwan||Yes||DNQ||3||Yes||Yes|
|Lu Guang Zu||China||Yes||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Loh Kean Yew||Singapore||Yes||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Lee Zia Jia||Malaysia||DNQ||3||Yes||DNQ||DNQ|
|Wang Tzu Wei||Taiwan||DNQ||DNQ||3||3||DNQ|
|Shi Yu Qui||China||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||Won|
|Son Wan Ho||Korea||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||3|
|Ng Ka Long||Hong Kong||DNQ||DNQ||Yes||DNQ||DNQ|
|Toma Junior Popov||France||DNQ||Yes||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|