1999 IBF World Championships
Tournament details
Dates10 May – 23 May
VenueBrøndby Arena
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
1997 Glasgow 2001 Seville

The 1999 IBF World Championships (World Badminton Championships) were held in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 10 May and 23 May 1999. During men's single semi final match between Fung Permadi and Peter Gade, a historical decision was made by Permadi. The score was 14 all in the third set with Gade held the match point. Commonly, a serve receiver will opt for deuce. At odds Permadi refused it. Disturbed with the peculiar, Gade fouled his serve then returned Permadi's serve to the net and lost the match by the score 14-15. The same scenario happened in the women final match. Camilla Martin chose not to play the deuce and won against Dai Yun. She was engaged to Gade then and subsequently avenged for her fiancée.

Host city selection

Copenhagen, Denmark, was chosen over Gothenburg, Sweden, as the host for 1999 IBF World Championships.[1]


Medal table

  *   Host nation (Scotland)

1 South Korea2215
2 China2147
3 Denmark1056
4 England0112
5 Chinese Taipei0101
Totals (5 entries)551121


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles China Sun Jun Chinese Taipei Fung Permadi Denmark Peter Gade
Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Women's Singles Denmark Camilla Martin China Dai Yun China Gong Ruina
Denmark Mette Sørensen
Men's Doubles South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
China Zhang Wei
China Zhang Jun
England Simon Archer
England Nathan Robertson
Women's Doubles China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
South Korea Chung Jae-hee
China Qin Yiyuan
China Gao Ling
Denmark Ann Jørgensen
Denmark Majken Vange
Mixed Doubles South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
England Simon Archer
England Joanne Goode
China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
Denmark Michael Søgaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen


  1. ^ "Asien byder". Berlingske.sk. 22 April 1999. Retrieved 19 February 2018.