List of badminton players who have secured qualification for BWF World Tour Finals 2023

Ankhi DuttaAnkhi Dutta

November 27 2023
BWF World Tour Finals 2023
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World champions have secured direct entry in the tournament.

The BWF World Tour Finals 2023 is the sixth edition of the BWF World Tour, a circuit of 31 tournaments that lead up to the season-ending tournament. Badminton’s prestigious tournament just got a major boost with its prize pot increasing to a whopping $11.5 million over the next four years. This year’s finals, scheduled in Hangzhou from December 13-17, will witness a prize money of $2.5 million, a significant rise from last year’s $1.5 million.

Qualification criteria

The 31 tournaments are divided into five levels: Level 1 – World Tour Finals, Level 2 – Super 1000 (4 tournaments), Level 3 – Super 750 (6 tournaments), Level 4 – Super 500 (9 tournaments) and Level 5 – Super 300 (11 tournaments).

Each of these tournaments offers different ranking points and prize money. The highest points and prize pool are offered at the Super 1000 level (including the World Tour Finals). Top seven shuttlers from each category along with/or the current World Champion in respective discipline gets the entry in the prestigious tournament.

The BWF China Masters 2023 was the final qualification tournament for qualification into BWF World Tour Finals 2023. Kodai Naraoka by the virtue of winning the men’s singles title jumped to the top spot in the season’s rankings. His compatriot Kenta Nishimoto just missed out on making it to the list. Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn who won the BWF World Championships title has attained direct qualification.

An Se Young who has recently returned back from injury topped the list followed by reigning olympic champion Chen Yufei and Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi. In the doubles section, current world no.1 Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang will enter the competition as favourites having recently defeated Asian Games champions Satwik-Chirag at China Masters 2023.

List of shuttlers who have already qualified for BWF World Tour Finals 2023

Men’s Singles

  1. Kunlavut Vitidsarn
  2. Kodai Naraoka
  3. Shi Yuqi
  4. Jonatan Christie
  5. Li Shifeng
  6. Viktor Axelsen
  7. Anthony Ginting
  8. Anders Antonsen

Women’s Singles

  1. An Se Young
  2. Chen Yufei
  3. Akane Yamaguchi
  4. Carolina Marin
  5. Tai Tzu Ying
  6. Han Yue
  7. Gregoria Tunjung
  8. Beiwan Zhang

Men’s Doubles

  1. Kang Min-Hyuk/Seo Seung-Jae
  2. Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang
  3. Fajar Alfian/Rian Ardianto
  4. Aaron Chia/Seo Seung-Jae
  5. Hoki Takuro/Kobayashi Yugo
  6. Kim Astrup/Anders Rasmussen
  7. Shobihul Fikri/Bagas Maulana
  8. Liu Yuchen/Ou Xuanyi

Women’s Doubles

  1. Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan
  2. Baek Ha Na/Lee So Hee
  3. Matsuyama Nami/Shida Chiharu
  4. Matsumoto Mayu/Nagahara Wakana
  5. Liu Shengshu/Tan Ning
  6. Kim So-Yeong/Kong Hee-Yong
  7. Apriyani Rahayu/Silva Ramadhanthi
  8. Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai

Mixed Doubles

  1. Seo Seung-Jae/Chae Yu-Jung
  2. Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping
  3. Zheng Seiwei/Huang Yaqiong
  4. Watanabe Yuta/Higashino Arisa
  5. Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai
  6. Kim Won-Ho/Jeong Na-Eun
  7. Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet
  8. Chen Tang Jie/Toh Ei Wei

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