The French Open is an annual Badminton tournament held in France since 1909 and hosted by the Fédération française de badminton (FFBa).
The BWF World Championships is a badminton tournament sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The tournament offers the most ranking points, together with Summer Olympic Games. The winners will be crowned as the "World Champions" and awarded gold medals. However, it does not offer any prize money.
Premier Badminton League is a franchise league; Sportz & Live Private Limited (Sportzlive) has the rights to operate and execute the Premier Badminton League. It was named Indian Badminton League (IBL) when founded in 2013 then later rechristened to Premier Badminton League before the start of 2nd season in 2016. The inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League was held in India from 14 August 2013 to 31 August 2013.Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural IBL title at Mumbai on 31 August 2013. The second season of the league 2016 Premier Badminton League was held from 2 to 17 January 2016. Delhi Dashers defeated Mumbai Rockets in the final to clinch the title. The third season began on 1 January 2017.
The BWF World Tour Finals, officially HSBC BWF World Tour Finals, which succeeds BWF Super Series Finals, is an annual badminton tournament will be hold at the end of the year where the players with the most points from that calendar year's 37 events of the BWF World Tour compete for total prize money of at least US$ 1,500,000.
The All England Open Badminton Championships is the world's oldest badminton tournament, held annually in England. With the introduction of the BWF's latest grading system, it was given Superseries status in 2007, upgraded to Superseries Premier status in 2011.
The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years. It is held in the same venue for the IBF World Championships in the same year until International Badminton Federation decided to split the two tournaments starting from 2003. There are five matches in every round: men and women's singles, men and women's doubles and mixed doubles. The Cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI). The first Sudirman Cup tournament took place in Bung Karno Stadium, Central Jakarta, Indonesia on May 24 – May 29, 1989.
The National Badminton League (NBL) was a professional team badminton league in England. Organised by Badminton England, it was launched in October 2014 as the first ever national badminton league in the UK. Reaching seven franchise teams in its third and final season (16-17), the inaugural season launched with six teams. Team matches were played with an abbreviated scoring system across all five disciplines and tie–break format, with one match each match night being broadcast live on Sky Sports in the first two seasons. The 16-17 season was broadcast on BT Sport. On 29 March 2017, it was announced on the National Badminton League website that it would cease operations with immediate effect.
Badminton was inducted at the Youth Olympic Games at the inaugural edition in 2010. The program included two competitions: Boys' singles and Girls' singles. The 2014 edition added a Mixed Doubles event. Players from different National Olympic Committees are allowed to participate in doubles events.
The Swedish Open was an open badminton tournament that was annually held from 1956 to 1999 after which the organizer, Svenska Badmintonförbundet, could no longer find a suitable sponsor. To some extent it has been replaced by the Swedish International Stockholm tournament.
Swedish Masters International Badminton Championships or Swedish International Stockholm is an annual badminton tournament held in Sweden and hosted by Svenska Badmintonförbundet. It is part of the European Badminton Circuit. The tournament was started by Stockholms Badmintonförbund in 2004. Stockholms Badmintonförbund was running the tournament until 2008 and was handed over to Svenska Badmintonförbundet. The tournament was played in Sweden's capital Stockholm up until the 2013 edition. In 2014 the tournament moved to Uppsala, about 1 hour north of Stockholm, and was run by former Swedish player Pär-Gunnar Jönsson. The 2016 edition represented the first BE International Challenge circuit tournament with the new increased prize money from US$15,000 to US$17,000, and will reach $25,000 by 2018. The Swedish Masters tournament also has one of the most unusual tournament trophies, in a circular shape representing the ring on the cork of the shuttle, with all the names of previous winners engraved on the inside.
The Orléans International championships is an international challenge rated tournament part of the Badminton Europe circuit and run by CLTO Badminton in Orléans, France. The event has been running since 2012 and was formally the French International but changed its name in 2015 so as to avoid confusion with the already established French Open super series held in Paris. The tournament is held in the Palais des Sports in Orléans and is run by local club CLTO Badminton. The tournament has established itself as one of the premier international challenge tournaments on the Badminton Europe circuit with the French fans making it an extra special place for Europe's circuit players to play.