1. What is the BWF World Tour?
For ten years – from 2007 to 2017 – the badminton season consisted mostly of two types of events, the BWF Superseries and the BWF Grand Prix.
In March 2017 the sport’s governing body voted to change the structure of the season and bring both its flagship events under one umbrella and thus came to life the ‘BWF World Tour’.
Under the new tour format, there are now 37 tournaments in a season that have been divided into six ‘levels’ based on the host country and the prize money on offer. It was also made mandatory for the top 15 singles players and the top 10 doubles pairs to play a minimum of 12 events in a season or face a penalty.
The BWF World Tour kicked off at the start of the 2018 season and will be used at least till 2021.