Application to Host

BWF Major Events

BWF Major Events

BWF World Championships 2014

Team Championships

Uber Cup - Japan Team

BWF World Championships

Guangzhu, China 2014

Application to Host

The BWF opens a competitive application process to host its Major Events. These events are:

  • BWF World Championships
  • Thomas Cup / Uber Cup Finals (World Men’s / World Women’s Team Championships
  • Sudirman Cup (World Mixed Team Championships)
  • BWF World Junior Championships
  • BWF World Senior Championships
  • BWF Para-Badminton World Championships

BWF is committed to providing a fair and transparent application process and an equal opportunity for applicants to present their strongest case in meeting the requirements for hosting BWF Major Events.

The BWF has a set of guidelines that cover the conduct of bids to host BWF events. See  Guidelines for Bidding Organisations.

The schedule of the bidding and application cycles are as below. For para-badminton world and para-badminton continental championships, the BWF will consider proposals for these tournaments outside the November date indicated below.

major event

Approximate
event date
bid
opens
bid
deadline
council
decision

2019

PARA-BADMINTON
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

NOVEMBER 20 FEB 2017 01 AUG 2017 17 NOV 2017

WORLD JUNIOR
CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEPT / OCT 31 DEC 2016 01 AUG 2017 17 NOV 2017

WORLD SENIOR
CHAMPIONSHIPS

OCTOBER 31 DEC 2016 21 AUG 2017 17 NOV 2017

2020

PARA-BADMINTON
CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

NOVEMBER 20 Feb 2018 01 AUG 2018 TBC NOV 18

THOMAS/UBER CUP FINALS
WORLD MEN'S / WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

MAY 23 JUNE 2017 30 SEPT 2017 17 NOV 2017