2010 YONEX BWF World Championships


New World Championship logo

The most prestigious tournament in Badminton.  Competing as individuals in five events, Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Men’s and Women’s doubles and Mixed doubles, success conveys the title of World Champion on the winner(s). 

First held in 1977 and originally being held every two years the World Championships has since 2003 been held every year except Olympic years, where the winner of the Olympic title is considered the ‘world champion’ in all but name.

The 2010 edition will be held in Paris, France which will be hosted by the Federation Francaise De Badminton from 23 - 29 August. Hosted for the first time in Paris, the Championships will see approximately 400 of the world’s top players representing five continents competing for the title of World Champion.  

The tournament will be held at 4,500 capacity Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris, which is also the venue for the French Open Super Series. 

First  and Second Phase  Qualifiers

BWF is calling member associations to confirm their players who are eligible in  first/second phase  for the YONEX-SUNRISE BWF World Championship 2010.

The number of eligible  players for the respective events are as follows: Men's singles 64, Women's Singles 48, Men's Doubles 48 pairs, Women'CPHMasters2-poland-xds doubles 48 pairs and Mixed Doubles 48 pairs.


Schedule Monday 23 August 2010


The draw was conducted on  9 August 2010, 1500 hours  at Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia and it was witness by BWF certificated referee Chua Soo Hock. Also present at the draw ceremony were,Danish Embassy Deputy Head of Mission in Kuala Lumpur , Ms Helle Myrthue, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Honorary Secretary Ng Chin Chai, BAM General manager Kenny Goh and Badminton World Federation Chief Operating Officer Thomas Lund

Seeding Report (using 5 August 2010 World Ranking)

Final list of qualifiers MQ version 2 (updated 9 August 2010)

The following players in each discipline are highlighted in red /blue and green  fonts. Please see the key dates below for the submission datelines.

Key dates in Phase 1 and 2


Related Links

 Brief History - BWF World Championships