Grand Prix Tournaments
Grand Prix tournaments are classified as Level 3 events, one below Super Series. The highest level of Grand Prix event is the Grand Prix Gold with a prize pool of US\$120,000 minimum and Grand Prix with US\$50,000 minimum. All Grand Prix events offer ranking points to players according to the classification of each tournament.
Grand Prix Events are individual events which have singles (men / women) and doubles (men / women / mixed) competitions and are open to all badminton players who are members of their respective national associations affiliated to the BWF.
The Grand Prix events are gaining popularity and the growth of the sport is clearly demonstrated with a significant increase in Grand Prix tournaments in recent years. In 2013, 13 Member Associations successfully hosted a Grand Prix Gold event while 5 Member Association hosted a Grand Prix level event providing players with the opportunity to win a total of USD \$1,650,000 in prize money.
Starting in 2014, the BWF packaged together a circuit of Grand Prix Gold events for the first time with the international broadcast right managed by IMG Media, BWF’s media partner for the 2014-2017 BWF Grand Prix Gold competition cycle. The 11 events selected for the circuit, showcase world class badminton talent from locations such as Bangkok, Jiangsu, London, New York, Saarbrucken and Taipei City.