INVITATION / Ausschreibung

Internationale Bitburger-OPEN

31st October   05th  November  2017


Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken, Germany


120.000 US$
(Distribution of prize money is in accordance with BWF regulations. Income tax may be deducted according to German tax regulations.Tax to be paid to german tax office will be retained from the price money and paid directly.)


Men's singles:      56 + 8 qualifiers
Women's singles:             28 + 4 qualifiers
Men's doubles:      28 + 4 qualifiers
Women's doubles:   28 + 4 qualifiers
Mixed doubles:             28 + 4 qualifiers

Exceeding entries (according to BWF ranking) will automatically go on a waiting list. You will be informed about the current status of your entries through our homepages: /            http://

Entries-closing date

26th September 2017 at 23:59 hrs BWF headquarters time (+08:00h GTM)
All entries must be submitted by online entries only!

Online entries

BWF is implementing the Online entry system fort his tournament and we seek your cooperation to ensure all entries are submitted before the closing date. Member Associations are advised to log on to 2017 at:                   BITBURGER BADMINTON OPEN 2017

The online entry page will immediately close on 26th  September 2017 at 23:59 hrs BWF headquarters time (+08:00h GMT) and you are required to submit the entries on time. Late entries will not accepted.

German Players have to send the entry to german-entries(at) Entries closing date for German players is: 24th September 2017

After the closing date, the BWF Online Entry System will send notification to all participating Member Associations confirming receipt of final entries. Receipt of this notification is the conclusive evidence of receipt of entries before the deadline. The Member Associations should contact BWF immediately if such notice is not received by the Wednesday (next day of the entries closing date) by noon BWF Headquarters time (+08:00h GMT) following close of entries. If no objection is received by BWF by Thursday (second day after the entries closing day) 23:59 hours BWF Headquarters time (+08:00h GMT) following the close of entries, the entries shall be deemed to be correct.

No complaints / objections shall be entertained after this point.

Publish M&Q

29th September 2017

World Ranking Date for Seeding

28th September 2017

Seeding date

05th October 2017

Publish Seeding

06th October 2017

Last Day of Withdrawal Without Penalty

08th October 2017, 11:59 PM (GMT +08:00)

Draw Date

10th October 2017


David Chang (TPE)


Ian Ross (ENG)

Team Managers' Meeting

Monday, 30th October 2017 at 19:00 hrs, Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken

Umpires' Meeting

Monday, 30th October 2017 at 20:00 hrs Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken

Official shuttle

Yonex Aerosensa 50


On request players must be available (not to exceed 1 hour in total) on the day prior to their first scheduled singles or doubles match of the tournament. At Grand Prix Gold tournament, it is a condition of entry that each player must be willing to give on-court interviews for television immediately after a match whether the match has been won or lost, and to attend a post-match press conference on request.

Photo material

Organizer has the right to make photos, film material or any other image taken during events.

Video recording

Written authorization for the use of any video equipment must be obtained in advance from the Bitburger Open Office, which must be clearly displayed on the cameras. Security will confiscate cameras set up in incorrect position or without a pass.

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