2013 BWF World Championships: Draw, Dates, Full Schedule and Teams

Benjamin KleinContributor IIIAugust 2, 2013

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JUNE 16:  Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia competes against Marc Zwiebler of Germany during the Badminton Indonesia Open Super Series 2013 men's singles final match on June 16, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)
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The time has come to crown the world champions.

The BWF World Championships are set to commence on Monday from Guangzhou, China, where the best badminton players in the world will begin their run through the stacked bracket with hopes of winning the title.

Five tournaments are set for the coming days: men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. It’s going to be difficult to go undefeated throughout each bracket, as most of the anticipated matches could go either way.

The BWF World Championships were first held in 1977 and were usually every other year. But in 2003, it was decided that the championships would be held each year, with the exception of years when the Olympics would be held. That being said, this year’s championships are the first since 2011.

Which competitors will rise to the occasion and earn the right to be called world champions? Here’s a look at everything you need to know for the 2013 BWF World Championships, including the schedules, draws and the player you can’t afford to miss compete once everything gets under way from China.

 

Dates: Monday, August 5 through Sunday, August 11

 

Schedule (For full the complete schedule, head to TournamentSoftware.com)

 

Draws

Men's Singles Draw (via TournamentSoftware.com)

Lee Chong Wei (1)
Scott Evans
 
Misha Zilberman
Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka
 
Wang Zhengming (14)
Yuhan Tan
 
Michael Lahnsteiner
Vladimir Ivanov
 
Tommy Sugiarto (8)
Hans-Kristian Vittinghus
 
Simon Santoso
Hsu Jen Hao
 
Marc Zwiebler (11)
Valeriy Atrashchenkov
 
Howard Shu
Toby Penty
 
Du Pengyu (3)
Son Wan Ho
 
Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk
Brice Leverdez
 
Takuma Ueda (16)
Yong Zhao Ashton Chen
 
Ville Lang
Viktor Axelsen
 
Hu Yun (6)
Niluka Karunaratne
 
Jarolim Vicen
Edwin Ekiring
 
Parupalli Kashyap (13)
Raul Must
 
Petr Koukal
Erik Meijs
 
Pablo Abian
Osleni Guerrero
 
Ajay Jayaram
Wong Wing Ki (12)
 
Dieter Domke
Jan Frohlich
 
Joe Wu
Tien Minh Nguyen (7)
 
Iztok Utrosa
Chou Tien Chen
 
Lee Dong Keun
Jan O Jorgensen (9)
 
Henri Hurskainen
Marius Myhre
 
Matthieu Lo Ying Ping
Boonsak Ponsana (4)
 
Dmytro Zavadsky
Eetu Heino
 
Rajiv Ouseph
Wei Feng Chong (15)
 
Lin Dan
Sattawat Pongnairat
 
Eric Pang
Kenichi Tago (5)
 
Vladimir Malkov
Daren Liew
 
Zi Liang Derek Wong
Sony Dwi Kuncoro (10)
 
Alistair Casey
Sho Sasaki
 
Luka Wraber
Chen Long (2)

 

Women's Singles Draw (via TournamentSoftware.com)

Li Xuerui (1)
Bye
 
Jiang Yanjiao
Marija Ulitina
 
Lindaweni Fanetri (9)
Bye
 
Beatriz Corrales
Kristina Gavnholt
 
Tai Tzu Ying (6)
Bye
 
Nicole Schaller
Kirsty Gilmour
 
Sapsiree Taerattanachai (12)
Bye
 
Linda Zetchiri
Li Michelle
 
Saina Nehwal (3)
Bye
 
Olga Golovanova
Alesia Zaitsava
 
Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (15)
Bye
 
Aiying Xing
Jamie Subandhi
 
Minatsu Mitani (8)
Bye
 
Sayaka Takahashi
Jing Yi Tee
 
Bae Yeon Ju (13)
Bye
 
Chan Tsz Ka
Line Kjaersfeldt
 
Adrianti Firdasari
Carolina Marin
 
Bye
Busanan Ongbumrungpan (14)
 
Sarah Walker
Kate Foo Kune
 
Bye
Sung Ji Hyun (5)
 
Sabrina Jaquet
Olga Konon
 
Bye
Yip Pui Yin (16)
 
Akvile Stapusaityte
Juan Gu
 
Bye
Ratchanok Intanon (4)
 
Natalia Perminova
Petya Nedelcheva
 
Bye
Eriko Hirose (11)
 
Chloe Magee
Pai Hsiao Ma
 
Bye
Wang Shixian (7)
 
Kaori Imabeppu
Aprilla Yuswandari
 
Bye
P. V. Sindhu (10)
 
Belaetrix Manuputi
Sandra-Maria Jensen
 
Bye
Wang Yihan (2)

 

Men's Doubles Draw (via TournamentSoftware.com)

Ko Sung Hyun (1)
Lee Yong Dae (1)
Bye
 
Rasmus Bonde
Mads Conrad-Petersen 
Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki
Hendra Aprida Gunawan
 
Lee Sheng Mu (13)
Tsai Chia Hsin (13)
Bye
 
Kevin Dennerly-Minturn
Oliver Leydon-Davis 
Ingo Kindervater
Johannes Schoettler
 
Mohammad Ahsan (6)
Hendra Setiawan (6)
Bye 
 
Ronel Estanislao
Paul Jefferson Vivas 
Gennadiy Natarov
Gennadiy Natarov
 
Alvent Yulianto Chandra (15)
Markis Kido (15)
Bye 
 
Kona Tarun
Arun Vishnu 
Adam Cwalina
Przemyslaw Wacha
 
Hiroyuki Endo (4)
Kenichi Hayakawa (4)
Bye
 
Chris Langridge
Peter Mills 
Chan Tsz Kit
Lo Lok Kei
 
Vladimir Ivanov (14)
Ivan Sozonov (14)
Bye 
 
Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif
Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari 
Phillip Chew
Sattawat Pongnairat
 
Cai Yun (8)
Fu Haifeng (8)
Bye 
 
Mattijs Dierickx
Freek Golinski 
Songphon Anugritayawon
Sudket Prapakamol
 
Thien How Hoon (11)
Wee Kiong Tan (11)
Bye 
 
V Shem Goh 
Khim Wah Lim
Martin Campbell
Patrick Machugh 
 
Jonas Christensen
Marius Myhre 
Marcus Ellis
Paul Van Rietvelde
 
Bye
Angga Pratama (10)
Ryan Agung Saputra (10)
 
Hirokatsu Hashimoto
Noriyasu Hirata 
Lopez Andres
Lino Munoz
 
Bye
Liu Xiaolong (7)
Qiu Zihan (7)
 
Chris Adcock
Andrew Ellis 
Ruud Bosch
Koen Ridder
 
Bye
Chai Biao (9)
Zhang Nan (9)
 
Lukasz Moren
Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
Philip Joper Escueta
Magnaye Peter Gabriel
 
Bye
Mathias Boe (3)
Carsten Mogensen (3)
 
Evgenij Dremin
Sergey Lunev
Daniel Font
Oliver Gwilt
 
Bye
Shin Baek Choel (12)
Yoo Yeon Seong (12)
 
Hong Wei
Shen Ye
Chen Hung Ling
Lu Chia Pin
 
Bye
Kim Ki Jung (5)
Kim Sa Rang (5)
 
Lee Chun Hei
Ng Ka Long
Adrian Liu
Derrick Ng
 
Bye
Maneepong Jongjit (16)
Nipitphon Puangpuapech (16)
 
Peter Kaesbauer
Josche Zurwonne
Pranaav Jerry Chopra
Akshay Dewalkar
 
Bye
Kien Keat Koo (2)
Boon Heong Tan (2)

 

Women's Doubles Draw (via TournamentSoftware.com)

Wang Xiaoli (1)
Yu Yang (F)
Bye
 
Cheng Wen Hsing
Hsieh Pei Chen
Bye
 
Lee So Hee (13)
Shin Seung Chan (13)
Bye
 
Hui Ern Ng 
Hui Lin Ng
Amanda Brown
Kritteka Gregory
 
Miyuki Maeda (6)
Satoko Suetsuna (6)
Bye
 
Chan Hung Yung 
Chau Hoi Wah
Johanna Goliszewski
Birgit Michels
 
Jung Kyung Eun (11) 
Kim Ha Na (11)
Bye
 
Liu Ying Goh 
Yin Loo Lim
Irina Khlebko
Ksenia Polikarpova
 
Christinna Pedersen (4) 
Kamilla Rytter Juhl (4)
Bye
 
Yuliya Kazarinova 
Anna Kobceva
Eva Lee
Paula Lynn Obanana
 
Duanganong Aroonkesorn (10) 
Kunchala Voravichitchaikul (10)
Bye
 
Steffi Annys 
Severine Corvilain
Chen Hsiao Huan
Lai Chia Wen
 
Bao Yixin (7) 
Zhong Qianxin (7)
Bye
 
Aparna Balan 
N. Siki Reddy
Lauren Smith
Gabrielle White
 
Gebby Ristiyani Imawan (15)
Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah (15)
Bye
 
Chien Yu Chin
Wu Ti Jung
Rie Eto
Yu Wakita
 
Yuriko Miki
Koharu Yonemoto
Anna Rankin
Madeleine Stapleton
 
Bye
Vivian Kah Mun Hoo (14)
Khe Wei Woon (14)
 
Isabel Herttrich
Carla Nelte
Gabriela Stoeva
Stefani Stoeva
 
Bye
Eom Hye Won (8)
Jang Ye Na (8)
 
Audrey Fontaine
Emilie Lefel
Amelia Alicia Anscelly
Fie Cho Soong
 
Bye
Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth (9)
Rizki Amelia Pradipta (9)
 
Imogen Bankier
Petya Nedelcheva
Narissapat Lam
Saralee Thoungthongkam
 
Bye
Misaki Matsutomo (3)
Ayaka Takahashi (3)
 
Chiang Kai Hsin
Tsai Pei-Ling
Heather Olver
Kate Robertshaw
 
Bye
Ko A Ra (16)
Yoo Hae Won (16)
 
Line Damkjaer Kruse
Marie Roepke
Pradnya Gadre
Ashwini Ponnappa 
 
Bye
Tian Qing (5)
Zhao Yunlei (5)
 
Rulan Yeh
Rulien Yeh
Tatjana Bibik
Anastasia Chervaykova 
 
Bye
Poon Lok Yan (12)
Tse Ying Suet (12)
 
Bye
Jacqueline Guan
Gronya Somerville
 
Bye
Ma Jin (2)
Tang Jinhua (2)

 

Mixed Doubles Draw (via TournamentSoftware.com)

Xu Chen (1)
Ma Jin (1)
Bye
 
Chan Yun Lung
Tse Ying Suet
Mads Pieler Kolding
Kamilla Rytter Juhl 
 
Qiu Zihan (15)
Bao Yixin (15)
Bye
 
Aik Quan Tan
Pei Jing Lai
Jiaming Tao
Tang Jinhua 
 
Robert Mateusiak (8)
Nadiezda Zieba (8)
Bye 
 
Sam Magee
Chloe Magee
Jorrit De Ruiter
Samantha Barning 
 
Michael Fuchs (12)
Birgit Michels (12)
Bye
 
Vitalij Durkin
Nina Vislova
Freek Golinski
Severine Corvilain 
 
Joachim Fischer Nielsen (4)
Christinna Pedersen (4)
Bye
 
Songphon Anugritayawon 
Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
Valeriy Atrashchenkov 
Anna Kobceva
 
Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (14) 
Yu Yan Vanessa Neo (14)
Bye
 
Shin Baek Choel
Eom Hye Won 
Phillip Chew
Jamie Subandhi
 
Muhammad Rijal (6)
Debby Susanto (6)
Bye
 
Hirokatsu Hashimoto
Miyuki Maeda 
Kona Tarun
Ashwini Ponnappa
 
Chris Adcock (16)
Gabrielle White (16)
Bye
 
Chen Hung Ling
Cheng Wen Hsing 
Lino Munoz
Cynthia Gonzalez
 
Jakub Bitman
Alzbeta Basova 
Kenichi Hayakawa
Misaki Matsutomo
 
Bye
Anders Kristiansen (13)
Julie Houmann (13)
 
Kim Ki Jung
Jung Kyung Eun 
Max Schwenger
Carla Nelte
 
Bye 
Peng Soon Chan (5)
Liu Ying Goh (5)
 
Lee Chun Hei
Chau Hoi Wah 
Gennadiy Natarov
Yuliya Kazarinova
 
Bye
Fran Kurniawan (9)
Shendy Puspa Irawati (9)
 
Jian Guo Ong
Yin Loo Lim 
Peter Kaesbauer
Isabel Herttrich
 
Bye
Tontowi Ahmad (3)
Liliyana Natsir (3)
 
Nico Ruponen
Amanda Hogstrom 
Chris Langridge
Heather Olver
 
Bye
Yoo Yeon Seong (11)
Jang Ye Na (11)
 
Mahmoud El Sayad
Nadine Ashraf 
Oliver Leydon-Davis
Susannah Leydon-Davis
 
Bye
Sudket Prapakamol (7)
Saralee Thoungthongkam (7)
 
Liao Min Chun
Chen Hsiao Huan 
Arun Vishnu
Aparna Balan
 
Bye 
Riky Widianto (10)
Puspita Richi Dili (10)
 
Anthony Dumartheray 
Sabrina Jaquet
Sergey Lunev
Evgenia Dimova
 
Bye
Zhang Nan (2)
Zhao Yunlei (2)

 

Player to Watch: Lin Dan, China

Lin Dan didn’t get the best draw for this year’s BWF World Championships, but there’s no question that he could win the tournament. He isn’t one of the seeded competitors in the men’s singles bracket and could end up facing No. 5 Kenichi Tago in the second round if both players win their opening-round matchups.

Lin has a first-round matchup against Sattawat Pongnairat and should come away with a victory. He has owned the BWF World Championships in previous years and enters Monday as the defending champion. He’s won the title at the championships four out of the last five times the tournament has been held.

The only recent year where Lin hasn’t been victorious was in 2010, when he was ousted from the tournament in the quarterfinals against Park Sung-hwan. He bounced back quickly, though, as he was crowned the champion in 2011. He’s also had a good amount of success at the Olympic Games.

Lin has won back-to-back gold medals at the Olympics, taking first place in London and Beijing. The hometown hero will have the backing of the fans, as he attempts to win his fifth career crown at the BWF World Championships. It seems likely that he’ll make a deep run in the coming days.

 

All statistics and information in this article were obtained via the official website of the 2013 BWF World Championships unless otherwise noted.