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Speed, Strength, Agility

Set in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this annual event to be known as the London Grand Prix will be part of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Grand Prix Gold event series and will take place over six days from 1-6 October 2013.

This Grand Prix Gold event is the highest level Grand Prix with a minimum prize pool of US$120,000 and world ranking points up for grabs.  It’s the first time one has been hosted in England and it brings international talent back to London following an extremely successful Yonex BWF World Badminton Championships and London 2012 Olympic Games.

This high intensity event highlights the true raw athleticism of badminton showcased in a fantastic location in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  It will be the first time the Copper Box Arena has witnessed the Speed, Strength & Agility of badminton and it promises to be an exhilarating ride.

Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Visiting the London Grand Prix Gold will not be what you expect from a typical major badminton event.  It’s edgy and raw presentation will showcase the sport in a way that hasn’t been seen before and with it comes the showcase of high speed power and agility.

The event will feature each discipline and play will take place over six days of competition starting with the qualifying rounds and men’s singles on Tuesday 1st October and climaxing with the final on Sunday 6th October 2013.

Visitors can expect a great location for the first London Grand Prix with it being hosted at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will only reopen officially to the public in July 2013.

This extremely accessible venue hosted Handball, Goalball and the Fencing discipline of Modern Pentathlon during the Olympics and it offers a great venue for all transport links nationally and internationally.

KEY DATES

Closing Date for Entries

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

World Ranking Date for Main & Qualifying Report

Thursday 5th September 2013

Publish Date for Main & Qualifying Report

Thursday 5th September 2013

World Ranking Date for Seeding

Thursday 12th September 2013

Seeding Released

Thursday 12th September 2013

Last Date of Withdrawal (without penalty)

Sunday 15th September 2013

Draw Date

Tuesday 17th September 2013

Competition

Tuesday 1st – Sunday 6th October 2013

LGP Schedule

Tuesday 1st October Play starts from 10.00am –
Qualifying rounds plus Men’s Singles Round 1
Wednesday 2nd October Play starts from 11.00am –
Men’s Singles Round 2, Women’s Singles Round 1, Men’s Doubles Round 1, Women’s Doubles Round 1, Mixed Doubles Round 1
Thursday 3rd October Play starts from 2.00pm –
Last 16
Friday 4th October Play starts from 5.00pm –
Quarter Finals
Saturday 5th October Session 1 Play starts from 11.30am –
Saturday 5th October Session 2 Play starts from 6.00pm –
Semi-Finals
Sunday 6th October Play starts from 11.30am–
Finals

Please note that doors open one hour before play.

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