The draw for the tournament would be held on Dec 9 in Guangzhou. 2019 HSBC BWF World Tour Finals badminton championship in Guangzhou, China from Dec 11 to 15. Check out When & Where can you watch Badminton BWF Finals live stream.
Two Malaysian pairs have qualified for the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals. 2019 All-England runners-up Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik are among the top eight men’s doubles pairs while 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying are in the mixed doubles category.
The season-ending tournament is the pinnacle of the badminton season featuring the best of the best as they compete for their share of US$1.5 million, the biggest prize pool ever seen in badminton.
BWF in a statement today said the eight qualifiers in all five events were finalised after the final qualifying tournament at the Gwangju Korea Masters 2019 concluded on Nov 24.
A maximum of two players/pairs from each member association could qualify.
Defending champion Pusarla V. Sindhu (women’s singles) of India, Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen (men’s doubles), and Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping (mixed doubles) of China are back for another shot at glory, while world number one Kento Momota of Japan would be seeking his second Finals trophy after winning the Dubai World Superseries Finals in 2015.
Pusarla was assured of her spot despite being in 15th place as one spot in each category was reserved for the current world champions.