2014 Grand Prix Gold/Grand Prix
There are two levels of Grand Prix Events – Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. These are individual events.
World Grand Prix Events have singles (men / women) and doubles (men / women / mixed) competitions and are open to all badminton players who are members of their respective national associations affiliated to the BWF.
Grand Prix tournaments are classified as Level 3 events, one below Super Series. The highest level of Grand Prix event is the Grand Prix Gold with a prize pool of US$120,000 minimum and Grand Prix with US$50,000 minimum. All Grand Prix events offer ranking points to players according to the classification of each tournament.
The Grand Prix events are gaining much popularity with Member Associations and the growth of the sport was again clearly demonstrated with a significant increase in Grand Prix tournaments. In 2013, 13 Member Associations successfully hosted the Grand Prix Gold while 5 Member Association hosted the Grand Prix events providing players with the opportunity to win a total of USD $1,650,000 in prize money.
Starting 2014 BWF has excitingly packaged together for the first time for international broadcast by IMG Media – the BWF’s media partner for the new 2014-2017 BWF Grand Prix Gold competition cycle for global viewing.
The 11 events, following on the heels of the BWF Major Events and the BWF World Superseries, will showcase badminton from locations such as Bangkok, Jiangsu, London, New York, Saarbrucken and Taipei City;
2014 Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix Tournaments
BWF Regulations for Grand Prix Events