INVITATION / Ausschreibung

Internationale Bitburger-OPEN

01st November   06th  November  2016


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

Entries-closing date

27th September 2016 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 advise to log on to 2016 at: BITBURGER BADMINTON OPEN 2016

The online entry page will immediately close on 27th  September 2016 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: 25th September 2016

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

30th September 2016

World Ranking Date for Seeding

06th October 2016

Publish Seeding

07th October 2016

Last Day of Withdrawal Without Penalty

09th October 2016, 11:59 PM (GMT +08:00)

Draw Date

11th October 2016


Ivanka Pokorny (CRO)


Federico Valdez (PER)

Team Managers' Meeting

Monday, 31st October 2016 at 19:00 hrs, Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken

Umpires' Meeting

Monday, 31st October 2016 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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