BWF World Junior Championships

China - Team Champions 2017 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Suhandinata Cup

BWF World Junior Championships 2017 - Yogyakarta

Team China - Champions

BWF World Junior Championships 2017

World Junior Championships

The BWF World Junior Championships is held annually and consists of two separate competitions: a mixed team championships for the Suhandinata Cup followed by an individual championships for the Eye Level Cups – all hosted within 12 days of competition and attracting up to 45 teams and 400 players from around the world.

The Championships provides badminton fans with a first glimpse of the stars of the future. The World Junior Championship is the first opportunity for talented young badminton players to represent their country in a world event in the sport.

It is also an opportunity to experience top level competition and perhaps put them on the pathway towards becoming one of the stars of the future.

Brief History

The BWF World Junior Championships was first hosted in Jakarta in 1992 as an individual championships and the event firmly established itself as an elite world youth tournament.

Justian Suhandinata, BWF Honorary Life Vice President, was a key driver for the introduction of the World Junior Championships. In the mid 1980’s he organised the Jakarta Open Junior Championships securing sponsorships and inviting all the best junior players from around the world. This event was the forerunner of the World Junior Championships.

 

Suhandinata Cup for the Mixed Team Championships

In 2000 the World Junior Mixed Team Championships started alongside the individual championships. In 2010 the Suhandinata family donated the stunning trophy to be presented to the winners of the World Junior Mixed Team Championships.

Suhandinata Cup

Eye Level Cups

The Championship cups for the individual events were initially called the Bimantara Cups after the first corporate sponsor of the Championships. This name continued until 2010.

The 2011 edition of the BWF World Junior championship saw the birth of five new individual trophies called the “Eye- Level Cups”.

Korean educational service provider, Daekyo, sponsored the annual junior tournament with the sponsorship running through to 2020. As part of its support, Dr Kang Young Joong, former BWF President (2005 – 2013) and Chairman of Daekyo, provides a total cash pool of USD36,000 to be given each year in scholarships for the winners of each of the five individual championship events.

 

Recent Results

Eye Level Cups

2017

– Host City: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

– Dates: 9 – 22 October 2017

– Host Venue: Gor Amongrogo Stadium, Yogyakarta

– Results (Team)

– Results (Individual)

2016

– Host City: Bilbao, Spain

– Dates: 2 – 13 November, 2016

– Host Venue: Bilbao Arena

– Results (Team)

 Results (Individual)

2015

– Host City: Lima, Peru

– Dates: 4 – 15 November, 2015

– Host Venue: Centro do Alto Rendimiento de La Videna

– Results (Team)

– Results (Individual)

2014

– Host City: Alor Star, Malaysia

– Dates: 7 – 18 April, 2014

– Host Venue: Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim

– Results (Team)

– Results (Individual)

2013

– Host City: Bangkok, Thailand

– Dates: 23 October – 3 November, 2013

– Host Venue: Hua Mark Stadium

– Results (Team)

– Results (Individual)

2012

– Host City: Chiba, japan

– Dates: 25 – 28 October 2012

– Host Venue: Chiba Port Arena

– Results (Team)

– Results (Individual)

2011

– Host City: Taipei, Chinese Taipei

– Dates: 28 – 31 October, 2011

– Host Venue: Tao Yuan City

– Results (Team)

– Results (Individual)

2010

– Host City: Guadalajara, Mexico

– Dates: 15 – 25 April, 2010

– Host Venue: Mision Carlton Hotel

– Results (Team)

– Results (Individual)