What is the World Tour?

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) created in 2017 a circuit of elite tournaments, classified in 4 levels. This circuit replaced the BWF World Superseries which was created in 2007.

From highest to lowest level we can find Super 1000, like the All England; Super 750, like the Denmark Open; Super 500, like the Korea Open, and the Super 300, like the Spain Masters in Madrid.

In addition to this circuit, there are also Super 100 tournaments, such as the Vietnam Open. However, the BWF classifies them outside the HSBC World Tour, although they also count for the HSBC World Tour Ranking.

Throughout the season, from January to December, the world’s best players battle in each event to reach the final tournament, the World Tour Final, which is held in the last days of every year. Undoubtedly the biggest spectacle on the calendar along with the World Championships. Only the top eight in the ranking of each event can reach the final, of which a maximum of two can be from the same country. It is a challenge that these elite athletes have to face every season.

The first tournament of this circuit was held in January 2018, the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters. Since then, until today many venues have been entering and leaving the calendar. Spain has been hosting since 2018 this Super 300 tournament, called Spain Masters, and according to the city hosting it. the event has seen its name change too. From 2018 to 2020 it was the Barcelona Spain Masters,and in 2021, the Huelva Spain Masters. After the hiatus caused by the pandemic in 2022, the venue travelled to the country’s capital, where from 2023 to 2027 it will remain as Madrid Spain Masters.

It is an honour to be part of this network of 31 tournaments that attract the best badminton players in the world. An exhibition of the high level that not all countries have been able to maintain over the years.

This great spectacle of world badminton is coming to Spain at the end of March to delight its fans and players.

If you want to know more about World Tour, click here.

The tournament can be followed on the BWF and Badminton Spain digital platforms, but if you want to see your idols live, come to the Gallur. From Tuesday 26 March to 29 March, admission will be free. For those who want to enjoy the semi-finals and finals live, tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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