The Chinese Taipei Open is one of the eleven Super 300 tournaments on the badminton tour. The tournament is played every year.
Formally known as the Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold, the tournament has been organised since the 1970s.
Since 2014, the tournament has been hosted in at Taipei Arena in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. In 2018, the tournament will be played from October 2nd to 7th October in the same venue. This year, the total prize money of the tournament increased to $500,000 from $200,000.
Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen came from one set behind to win the Men's singles trophy defeating his countryman Wang Tzu Wei. The top seed beat the second seed 18-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the final.
In the women’s singles, there were many upsets as then the world number 56 Sarna Kawakami outclassed the top seeds to win the trophy. In the final Kawakami defeated the third seed Goh Jin Wei 21-17, 21-17.
The second seed Chen Hung Ling/ Wang Chi-Lin came over their compatriot Lee-Jhe-Huei and Lee Yang in the final by 21-16, 22-20 to win the Men's doubles event.
With all top-seeded pairs crashing out the tournament in the earlier stages, Chae Yu Jung and Kim So Yeong beat higher ranked pair of Kim Hye Rin and Yoo Chae Ran 21-11, 21-12 to be crowned as the Women’s double champions.
In the mixed doubles event final, Seo Seung Jae and Kim Ha Na defeated the third seed Wang Chi-Lin and Lee Chia Hsin 22-20, 21-10 to win the tournament.
The top-ranked players in the world are unlikely to play in the tournament in all five events. In the Men’s singles category, the world number seven Chou Tien Chen is likely to take part in the tournament as he belongs to the host nation and he will be the clear favourite.
The same rule applies to the Women’s current world number one shuttler, Tai Tzu Ying , who will start the tournament as the favourite.
Currently ranked tenth in the world, the Chinese Taipei pair of Liao Min Chun and Su Ching Heng will go into the tournament as the favourite to lift the Men’s doubles crown.
In the both Women’s doubles and Mixed doubles event, it is hard to predict a favourite team to win the tournament before the draws of the competition take place.