2013 Grand Prix Gold and 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 2011, 12 Member Associations successfully hosted the Grand Prix Gold while 4 Member Association hosted the Grand Prix events providing players with the opportunity to win a total of USD $1,805,000 in prize money.
2013 Grand Prix Tournaments