Mark Caljouw
Personal information
CountryThe Netherlands
Born (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 28)
Rijswijk, the Netherlands
ResidenceArnhem, the Netherlands
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Years active2012
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career record233 wins, 148 losses
Highest ranking23 (3 August 2021)
Current ranking45 (25 July 2023)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Netherlands
European Mixed Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Copenhagen Mixed team
European Men's Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2020 Liévin Men's team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Ankara Boys' singles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Ankara Mixed team
BWF profile

Mark Caljouw (born 25 January 1995) is a Dutch badminton player. He started playing badminton aged eight,[1] at BC Randstad in Rijswijk.

Career

Caljouw was selected to join the national team in 2008, and made a debut in international senior tournament in 2012.[2][3] Caljouw competed at the 2013 European Junior Championships in Ankara, Turkey, winning a silver medal in the boys' singles event, and also a bronze medal in the mixed team event.[4] He was selected by Badminton Europe to join the Player Development Plan "Future Stars".[5] Caljouw won the men's singles National Championships title in 2017, beating defending champion Erik Meijs in the semi-finals and first seeded Nick Fransman in the final. He defended the title in 2018, after beating Fransman, [6] and also in 2019 beating Aram Mahmoud in the final and again in 2020 and 2022, each time beating youngster Joran Kweekel in the final.

He reached the semi-finals of the Dutch Open and the Scottish Open both twice in 2017 and 2018. In 2017, he also reached the semi-final of the Bitburger Open in Germany. In 2018 he won his first big title the Orléans Masters then a BWF Tour 100 event, after defending the title he won the previous year when the event was still an International Challenge event. In 2018, he also reached the final of the US Open, an BWF Tour 300 event. In 2019 he won the Austrian Open and the Kharkiv International, both International Challenge events.

Achievements

European Junior Championships

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey Germany Fabian Roth 17–21, 14–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour (1 title, 3 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300, and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Orléans Masters Super 100 Denmark Rasmus Gemke 10–21, 21–18, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 U.S. Open Super 300 South Korea Lee Dong-keun 21–14, 17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 France Toma Junior Popov 20–22, 21–19, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Abu Dhabi Masters Super 100 Denmark Mads Christophersen 19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series (3 titles, 2 runner-up)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Norwegian International Finland Kasper Lehikoinen 17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Orléans International France Lucas Corvée 21–6, 18–21, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Austrian Open China Li Shifeng 8–21, 23–21, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Kharkiv International Azerbaijan Ade Resky Dwicahyo 21–15, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Denmark Masters Chinese Taipei Huang Yu-kai 18–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Mark Caljouw".
  2. ^ "Spelers: Mark Caljouw". badmintonline.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Players: Mark Caljouw". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Juniorski šampionat Evrope 2013. godine - Ankara, 26.03. - 31.03.2013. godine". badminton-bl.com. Badminton Club Banjaluka. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ ""Future stars" selected". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Caljouw en Mahulette winnen NK badminton" (in Dutch). Nieuws.nl. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.