Para Badminton Tournament Calendar for 2021 published
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the Para Badminton Tournament Calendar for 2021.
The Spanish Para Badminton International to be staged in May 2021 will serve as the last qualification tournament for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Dates Tournament City
29 Mar–4 Apr 3rd Fazza–Dubai Para Badminton International Dubai
10–16 May Spanish Para Badminton International Cartagena
21-27 Jun Irish Para Badminton International Dublin
1-5 Sept Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Tokyo
TBC Peru Para Badminton International Lima
25–31 Oct BWF Para Badminton World Championships Tokyo
15-21 Nov Uganda Para Badminton International Kampala
5-9 Dec Asian Youth Para Games Manama
BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said the main priority was to ensure the completion of the last qualification tournament for the Tokyo Paralympic Games and to maximise participation.
“We are fully aware that the lack of international Para badminton tournament activity has been challenging for all players, and very frustrating. We thank the playing group for their patience, support and cooperation in allowing us to form this calendar.
“The debut of Para badminton at the Tokyo Paralympic Games remains a key milestone for us, and BWF is committed to ensuring an inspirational first appearance on the Paralympic sports programme.
“COVID-19 has indeed been a barrier to the growth and development of Para badminton and the ability of players to participate in international competitions.
“But we are confident that with tournaments back on the horizon, and the prospect of seeing our players back on court, we can keep building international competition pathways for athletes, grow global participation and integrate Para badminton into BWF’s existing systems and structures during the COVID-19 era.”
The BWF will publish an updated qualification timeline after consultation with the International Paralympic Committee.