The Syed Modi International Badminton Championships is an international badminton tournament, which is held annually in India.

In 2009, it was turned into a BWF Grand Prix event.[1] Since then the tournament is being annually held in Lucknow at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, although it was temporarily shifted to Hyderabad in 2010.[2][3]

In 2011, it was upgraded to the BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament.[4]

History

The tournament was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association (UPBA) in 1991 as the 'Syed Modi Memorial Badminton Tournament' in memory of the Commonwealth Games champion Syed Modi.[5]

From its inauguration till 2003, it remained a national-level tournament.[6][7] In 2004, it was organized as an International event for the first time, which saw some low-key foreign participation.[8][9]

The tournament was halted from 2005 to 2008 due to a political impasse between the UPBA and the Government of Uttar Pradesh, which ended with relocation of the Uttar Pradesh Badminton Academy.[10][11][12]

Winners

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
2009 India Chetan Anand India Saina Nehwal Indonesia Fauzi Adnan
Indonesia Trikusuma Wardhana
Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
India Arun Vishnu
India Aparna Balan
2010[13] Indonesia Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka China Zhou Hui Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Bona Septano
China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
China Liu Peixuan
China Tang Jinhua
2011[14] Indonesia Taufik Hidayat Thailand Ratchanok Intanon Japan Naoki Kawamae
Japan Shoji Sato
Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Singapore Yao Lei
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
2012 India Kashyap Parupalli Indonesia Lindaweni Fanetri South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
Thailand Savitree Amitrapai
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Shendy Puspa Irawati
2013 Not held
2014 China Xue Song India Saina Nehwal China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Yaqiong
2015 India Kashyap Parupalli Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
Malaysia Amelia Alicia Anscelly
Malaysia Soong Fie Cho
Indonesia Riky Widianto
Indonesia Richi Puspita Dili
2016 India Srikanth Kidambi South Korea Sung Ji-hyun Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
2017 India Sameer Verma India P. V. Sindhu Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
India Pranaav Jerry Chopra
India N. Sikki Reddy
2018 India Sameer Verma China Han Yue Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan
Malaysia Lee Meng Yean
China Ou Xuanyi
China Feng Xueying
2019 Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei Spain Carolina Marín China He Jiting
China Tan Qiang
South Korea Baek Ha-na
South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
Russia Rodion Alimov
Russia Alina Davletova
2020 Cancelled[note 1]
  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 17 to 22 November, was later cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in India.
  BWF World Tour Super 300
  Grand Prix Gold
  Grand Prix

Performances by nation (since 2009)

Pos. Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1  India 6 4 2 12
2  China 1 2 2 2 3 10
3  Indonesia 2 1 3 3 9
4  South Korea 1 1 2 4
5  Denmark 2 1 3
 Malaysia 1 2 3
 Thailand 1 1 1 3
8  Japan 1 1 2
9  Chinese Taipei 1 1
 Spain 1 1
 Russia 1 1
 Singapore 1 1
Total 10 10 9 10 10 49

See also

References

  1. ^ "Syed Modi Memorial to turn GP event". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Lucknow loses Syed Modi badminton". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ "SYED MODI INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS: Organization". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Taufiq Hidayat tames Sourabh Verma in final". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Lucknow loses Syed Modi badminton". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Chetan, Aparna land titles". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Anand, Popat win titles". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Contrasting wins for Gopichand, Aparna". The Hindu. 2004-12-14. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ "My win is not good for Indian badminton: Gopi". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Syed Modi badminton put off". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Modi meet cancelled". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  12. ^ "UP restarts work on badminton academy". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  13. ^ "India Grand Prix 2010: Matches". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Yonex - Sunrise Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix Gold: Matches". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2016.