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  • World Championships down to 2 title defenders

    World Championships down to 2 title defenders

    The number of title defenses that will be mounted at next week’s BWF World Badminton Championships is down to two, following the withdrawal of 2013 men’s doubles champions Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan.  The BWF...

  • Commonwealth hosts bid for Sudirman

    Commonwealth hosts bid for Sudirman

    Commonwealth Games hosts past and future have entered bids to host the 2017 Sudirman Cup, says a report released today by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).  Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland submitted...

  • WORLDS – China to start with 18 seeds

    WORLDS – China to start with 18 seeds

    The seedings have been done for the 2014 Li-Ning BWF World Badminton Championships and China, the only team that will be fielding the maximum 20 entries, has all but two of these among the seeds. ...

  • 20140626_1641_australianopen2014_yves9885

    Editorial – Not the change we need

    When the Badminton World Federation (BWF) proposed three new scoring systems, Badzine voters voted all three down in resounding fashion.  Now the world body’s next step is to take a fourth option, very similar to...

  • No global coverage for scoring system trial?

    No global coverage for scoring system trial?

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released a list of tournaments that will be testing the 5×11-point scoring system and one thing that stands out is that only one Grand Prix event, the 2014 Dutch Open...

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    Badzine readers reject 3 scoring proposals; BWF to test a 4th

    After a month of voting, Badzine’s most recent poll revealed that 78 percent of readers were against any tampering with the current scoring system in badminton, with little support for any of the three ideas...

  • Prize bonus for Superseries top players

    Prize bonus for Superseries top players

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced today that a total sum of US$400,000  would be distributed to top 10 players at the end of the Superseries season, provided that they play in the requested events...

  • 20140411-1541-singaporeopen2014-raph8712_rotator

    Badminton scoring system in for another makeover?

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced today that it is again considering changes to its scoring system and it has solicited feedback from the Athletes’ Commission. The current system, which had a trial run in...

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