The Macau Open is an annual badminton tournament that is held in Macau City. It is a part of the BWF World Tour as a Super 300 tournament. The tournament is fairly recent and the first edition was held in 2006. A year after its genesis, the Macau Open was granted the Grand Prix Gold level event status of the previous BWF tournament structure in 2007.
The tournament is hosted by the Federacao de Badminton de Macau and is sponsored by the Instituto do Desporto do Governo da RAEM. The tournament attracts competitors from all over the world and has participants from over 30 countries. It also helps in nurturing the local badminton talent in Macau.
The 2018 edition of the tournament might be held from 30th October to 4th November or from 7th November to 12th November, at the tail end of the year.
2018 Macau Open Venue
The tournament is held at the Tap Seac Multi-sports Pavilion in Sao Lazaro, Macau. The pavilion has a total area of more than 5,500 square metres while offering a capacity of over 4,000.
The Tap Seac Multi-sports Pavilion has been a venue for several games like the 2005 East Asian Games, the 2006 Lusophony Games and the 2007 Asian Indoor Games.
According to the previous BWF tournament structure, it had the Grand Prix Gold status which stipulates the tournament have a $120,000 prize money amount. Despite the changes in the BWF tournament structure, the Macau Open still has a prize money of the same amount.
2017 Macau Open Champions
Kento Momota is the defending men’s singles title holder while his women counterpart is Cai Yanyan of China. The men’s doubles title is held by Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryani and Ade Yusuf Santoso of Indonesia while the women’s doubles title is held by Huang Yaqiong and Yu Xiaohan of China. The mixed doubles defending champions are the Chinese duo of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong.