With 155 matches and over 50 hours of live badminton to enjoy, the 2022 YONEX All England will serve up five days of world class action in front of a proud and passionate international audience in Birmingham.

For 2022, we open play on Wednesday 16th March and go straight into the main draw (there is no qualification round). We also showcase the power, pace and guile of the world’s best players in double sessions on Friday and Saturday, giving fans the chance to get fully engrossed in the action.

Schedule of Play

Day Progression Courts Matches Time Per Match Play Times
Wednesday 16th R32 5 80 45 9:00 – 23:00
Thursday 17th R16 4 40 45 11:00 – 20:00
Friday 18th Quarter-Finals 2 20 55 10:00 – 22:00
Saturday 19th Semi-Finals 1 10 60 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 20th Finals 1 5 60 12:00 – 17:00

HISTORY

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.

1984

Since 1984 the tournament has been exclusively sponsored by Yonex.

1899 to 1901 (3)

HQ London Scottish Regiment Drill Hall, Buckingham Gate

1902 (1)

Crystal Palace, Sydenham, Kent

1903 to 1909 (7)

London Rifle Brigades City Headquarters, Bunhill Hill, London

1910 to 1939 (25)

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Vincent Square, London

1947 to 1949 (3)

1947 to 1949 (3) Haringay Arena, London

1950 to 1956 (7)

Empress Hall, Earls Court, London

1957 to 1993 (37)

Wembley Arena, London

1994

1994 to date Barclaycard Arena (formerly the National Indoor Arena), Birmingham

For further information of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships history please click here.

For a full list of all winners in the history of the All England, please click here: ALL ENGLAND WINNERS – FULL HISTORY

CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNERS

With the help of partners, the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships has become a world recognised tournament drawing thousands of spectators every year – attracting only the very elite of badminton players and showcasing some of the best badminton matches a tournament has to offer. The partners help to promote badminton as a major competitive sport and inform thousands that it is a healthy living innovative-thinking sport.

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YONEX

In 1957 under the name “Yoneyama Company Ltd”, the company focused on the evolution of manufacturing strong wooden badminton rackets for other brands. In 1974, the company and brand name was changed to Yonex.

Yonex is now a world leader in badminton, golf & tennis equipment and are proud to be the title partner of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships. Their badminton equipment, stringing machines and knowledgeable staff are second to none.

They take the tournament very seriously and have supported it since 1984, as well as sponsoring many of badminton’s elite. Ever since then, the tournament has been very popular amongst the badminton professionals and has received worldwide recognition.

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12BET

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BWF WORLD TOUR PARTNERS

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the governing body of the sport of badminton recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The BWF serve to regulate, promote, develop and popularise the sport of badminton across the globe and to organise and run the highest level international events.

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HSBC

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