BWF promote the sport of Badminton through an extensive and truly worldwide programme of events. These events have various purposes according to their level and territory in which they are held but those events owned by BWF seek to showcase the Sport via the widest possible quality television broadcast and build the fanbase of the Sport throughout the World.
The world badminton tournament structure has four levels: Level 1 (BWF Major Events), Level 2 (Superseries Premier and Superseries), Level 3 (Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix Series), and Level 4 (International Challenge, International Series, and Future Series). The Thomas Cup & Uber Cup, Sudirman Cup and Suhandinata Cup are Teams Events. The others – Superseries, Grand Prix Events, International Challenge, International Series, and Future Series are all individual tournaments. The higher the level of tournament, the larger the prize money and the more ranking points available.
In addition, BWF has responsibility for the International Calendar of Tournaments. Member Associations apply for BWF sanction for their tournaments in return for obligations such as complying with the Laws of Badminton and General Competition Regulations. BWF would provide the Member Association with a date for their event and inclusion, if appropriate, in the World Ranking system.
Member Associations must apply to sanction a tournament at any of the above levels. The BWF Tournament Sanctioning Policy applies to the sanctioning of tournaments.
Besides these, the Events Committee also appoints the various technical officials for the BWF Major Events, Superseries, Grand Prix Gold, and Grand Prix competitions.