|Date:||20 Nov, 2018 - 25 Nov, 2018|
|Venue:||Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, India|
The Syed Modi International Badminton Championship is an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament and is named in memory of the 1982 Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion Syed Modi.
The Syed Modi International Badminton Championship is an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament. The tournament was inaugurated by the Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association (UPBA) in 1991 as the ‘Syed Modi Memorial Badminton Tournament' in memory of the 1982 Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion Syed Modi. Held from 1991 to 2003 as a national level tournament, it was then hosted as an international tournament in 2004 but did not continue being hosted until it became part of the BWF Grand Prix level series in 2009. From then on it was hosted annually as an international tournament and was upgraded to a BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament in 2011 where it has been hosted in Lucknow since then.
The tournament is one of two HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments being hosted in India, with the other being the India Open, a Super 500 level tournament. Local heroes have won events in the international since 2009. Saina Nehwal, the Commonwealth Games Champion won the women’s singles in the 2009, 2014 & 2015 editions. In 2017, the tournament had an all-Indian semi-final with Sameer Verma taking the men’s singles title.
In 2017, P. V. Sindhu continued her world-class performances and took the women’s singles title and Pranaav Chopra/Reddy N. Sikki took the mixed doubles title.
The total prize money for this tournament is US$150,000. Distribution of prize money will be in accordance with BWF regulations.
|Srikanth Kidambi (Withdrew)||P. V. Sindhu (Withdrew)||Kim Astrup / Anders Skaarup Rasmussen||Misaki Matsutomo / Ayaka Takahashi||Pranav Chopra / N. Sikki Reddy|
|Prannoy Kumar||Saina Nehwal||Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto||Della Destiara Haris / Rizki Amelia Pradipta||Evgenij Dremin / Evgenia Dimova|
|Sameer Verma||Sayaka Takahashi (Withdrew)||Takuto Inoue / Yuki Kaneko (Withdrew)||Chow Mei Kuan / Lee Meng Yean||Chen Tang Jie / Peck Yen Wei (Withdrew)|
|B. Sai Praneeth||Han Yue||Hiroyuki Endo / Yuta Watanabe||Ashwini Ponnappa / N. Sikki Reddy||Rinov Rivaldy / Pitha Haningtyas Mentari|
|Misha Zilberman (Withdrew)||Zhang Yiman||Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen||Ekaterina Bolotova / Alina Davletova||Alfian Eko Prasetya / Marsheilla Gischa Islami|
|Lu Guangzu||Dinar Dyah Ayustine||Han Chengkai / Zhou Haodong||Vivian Hoo Kah Mun / Yap Cheng Wen||Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Ashwini Ponnappa|
|Sourabh Verma||Li Xuerui||Vladimir Ivanov / Ivan Sozonov||Meghana Jakkampudi / Poorvisha S. Ram||Nipitphon Phuangphuapet / Savitree Amitrapai|
|Sitthikom Thammasin||Rituparna Das||Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty||Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istirani / Virni Putri||Tontowi Ahmad / Della Destiara Haris (Withdrew)|
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