The BWF Super Series
is a badminton
tournament introduced by Badminton World Federation
(BWF) in order to improve the quality of the sport. It was launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007
. The second-tiered badminton tournament is played in eleven countries (China hosts two events), with successful players invited to the Super Series final held at the year end.
All Super Series tournaments will offer a minimum prize of USD
$200,000. The Super Series will offer the prize money regardless of the round from which a player is ousted, unless they go out in the qualification round. This is a new concept in badminton tournaments, and already implemented at the first Super Series
held in Malaysia
Specifically, the prize money is distributed via the following formula:
<math>Total prize money times frac</math>
Starting with the 2008 season
, the women's winners will receive the equal prize money amount as men's winners. Starting 2011 season
, a winner can enjoy as high as USD$90,000 following the introduction of Premier series.
World Ranking points
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