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Badminton: Malaysia to host BWF Superseries Finals in December

Malaysia's World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will welcome the BFW World Superseries Finals back to his home country, where he won the first two of his three titles in 2008 and 2009. Photo: BWF.

Malaysia’s World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will welcome the BFW World Superseries Finals back to his home country, where he won the first two of his three titles in 2008 and 2009. Photo: BWF.

October 17, 2013: The BFW World Superseries Finals will return to Malaysia this December, the BWF (Badminton World Federation) has announced. Organised by TSA, the Superseries’ season-ending tournament will be held from December 11-15.

 

Malaysia’s current World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will be keen to regain the title after winning the first three editions of the event, which was held in Malaysia in 2008 and 2009 – in Kota Kinabalu, then Johor Bahru – before moving to Taiwan in 2010.

 

China has hosted the last two tournaments, with five-time World Championships winner Lin Dan triumphant in Liuzhou in 2011 and current World No. 2 Chen Long victorious in Shenzhen last December.

 

The five-day tournament brings together the top eight individuals or pairs in each category – men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles – for a shot at sharing US$500,000 in prize money.

 

Malaysia has produced a number of world-renowned players, including Lee and Rashid Sidek, and is home to millions of badminton players and fans.

 

“We anticipate some great finals in Malaysia and look forward to the best performers on the Superseries circuit giving their best,” said Thomas Lund, Secretary General of the BWF (Badminton World Federation). “We are in the second half of the Superseries and there is still a lot of intrigue regarding who will qualify for the finals.”

 

The 12-event tour resumed last month with the China Masters followed by the Yonex Open Japan. The Superseries has moved to Europe this week for the Denmark Open in Odense, which will be followed by next week’s French Open in Paris.

 

The last two events, the China Open (Superseries Premier) and Hong Kong Open, will be held in November before the Finals are staged in Malaysia.

 

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