On its annual meeting held on 8 April 2006 the members decided to change the name from European Badminton Union, to Badminton Europe.
Then, what is the biggest badminton championship?
Correspondingly, what is the old name of badminton?
Who is the father of badminton?
He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships.
|Born||10 June 1955 Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873. The roots of the sport can be traced to ancient Greece, China, and India, and it is closely related to the old children’s game battledore and shuttlecock.
|Location||Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, Thailand|
|Men’s singles||Anders Antonsen|
|Women’s singles||Tai Tzu-ying|
The record for the most number of tournaments won in a single calendar year is held by Gao Ling of China who won an unprecedented nine titles in the 2007 BWF Super Series edition.
The 26 tournaments are divided into five levels – Super 1000 (three tournaments), Super 750 (five tournaments), Super 500 (seven tournaments) and Super 300 (eleven tournaments). Each of these tournaments offers different ranking points and prize money.