Badminton World Federation (BWF) can announce Yonex as the official equipment supplier for the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Bangkok, Thailand from 27-31 January 2021.
The agreement will see Yonex supply badminton equipment for players, technical officials and the Field of Play.
“Yonex has been an innovator in the development of badminton equipment and continues to blaze the trail in revolution and technology. We are thrilled to have Yonex on board for badminton’s much anticipated return, in particular the staging of our signature event of the season, the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals,” said Thomas Lund, BWF General Secretary.
“Yonex looks forward to working with BWF, all athletes and officials so that the wonderfulness and enjoyment of badminton can be experienced again by badminton fans around the world,” added Kusaki Hayashida, president of Yonex
Yonex is also the long-standing official equipment partner of BWF Major Championships.
HSBC BWF World Tour in Bangkok, Thailand will resume on 12 January 2021 with the Yonex Thailand Open, followed by the Toyota Thailand Open on 19 January 2021 – both Super 1000 tournaments – and culminates with the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals from 27-31 January 2021.
The list of athletes qualified for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals will be confirmed at the conclusion of the Toyota Thailand Open.
The top eight players and pairs for each category in the HSBC BWF Road to Bangkok Rankings will be invited to compete, where only a maximum of 2 players or pairs per Member Association are eligible to participate in the World Tour Finals.
It is mandatory to enter both the Yonex Thailand Open and Toyota Thailand Open in order to be eligible to qualify for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.
The qualifying tournaments are as follows:
• Ecogreen Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2019
• Perodua Malaysia Masters 2020
• Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2020
• Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2020
• Barcelona Spain Masters 2020
• Yonex All England Open 2020
• Danisa Denmark Open 2020
• Yonex Thailand Open 2021
• Toyota Thailand Open 2021