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Shi Yu Qi and Chen Yufei lead China to yet another Sudirman Cup victory
China strengthened their grip on the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup with a commanding overall victory in Suzhou. Having shown their strength at the 2023 YONEX All England Open, China cemented their status as the world’s leading badminton nation at the blue riband premier mixed team event. They beat South Korea ...
Major milestones celebrated at YONEX All England 2023
It was a year like no other at the YONEX All England Championships. On court there was huge drama, a few upsets, some incredible badminton and ultimately five memorable champions who wrote their name into the All England history books. Off court, this was a milestone year for badminton’s ...
YONEX All England – Legacy Project
Children across Birmingham got the chance to experience live badminton and take part in interactive sessions last month thanks to the YONEX All England - Legacy Project. To coincide with the 2023 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships that took place at the Utilita Arena Birmingham, Badminton England set ...
ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The All England Open Badminton Championships, or simply All England, is the world’s oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament.
Played annually, it developed after the success of the world’s first open tournament held in Guildford in 1898. The tournament was successfully organised in April 4, 1899, however only three categories (Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles) were originally staged. Both Men’s and Women’s Singles were added the following year.
The first two tournaments were named “Badminton Association Tournament” and it was eventually considered (especially after the first Thomas Cup series in 1949) the unofficial World Badminton Championships until 1977 when the International Badminton Federation launched its official championships. The Championships have only ever been halted twice: during World War I from 1915 to 1919 and World War II from 1940 to 1946.