The Syed Modi Badminton 2019 tournament is the twenty-sixth and last tournament of the BWF World Tour before the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals.
The Syed Modi International Badminton Championship is an international tournament, which is held every year in India. It is named after Syed Mehdi Hassan Zaidi, who was India's top shuttler who has won eight times national championship. His mot notable achievement came at 1982 Commonwealth Games. His career was cut short due to death by gun shot on 28th July 1988. In 2009, it was turned into a BWF Grand Prix event which was further changed to BWF Grand Prix Gold event in 2011. Since 2009 the tournament is being annually held in Lucknow at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium.
The tournament was first inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association in 1991 as 'Syed Modi Memorial Badminton Tournament' in memory of the Commonwealth Games Champion Syed Modi.
Venue and Schedule
The Badminton Tournament will be held in Lucknow at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium. The Tournament will start from 26th November 2019 to 1st December 2019
Points Distribution and Prize Money
The total prize money for the tournament is US$150,000.
Prominent Indian Players who will be playing in the Syed Modi Badminton 2019 are:-
Syed Modi International Badminton 2019 Winner
Men's Singles Winner: Wang Tzu Wei
Men's Singles Runner-up: Sourabh Verma
Women's Singles Winner: Carolina Marin
Women's Singles Runner-up: Phittayaporn Chaiwan
Men's Doubles Winner: He Ji Ting / TAN Qiang
Men's Doubles Runner-up: Choi Solgyu / Seo Seung Jae
Women's Doubles Winner: Baek Ha Na / Jung Kyung Eun
Women's Doubles Runner-up: Chang Ye Na / Kim Hye Rin
Frequently Asked Questions
Who was Syed Modi?
Syed Mehdi Hassan Zaidi was an Indian Badminton player. He won National Badminton Championship eight times in his career. His most notable achievement was at the international badminton circuit under the category of Men's Singles title at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
Where is Syed Modi Badminton International Championship of 2019 happening?
The tournament will be held in Lucknow at the Babu Bansari Das Indoor Stadium. It will be played from 16th November 2019 to 1st December 2019.
Who are the prominent Indian players who are played for Syed Modi Badminton International Championship 2019?
For men's Singles Kidambi Sreekanth, Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma will be playing. For women's Singles only Saina Naiwal will represent India. For men's and women's Doubles India will be represented by, Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy , Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Chirag Shetty respectively.
What is the total prize money for 2019 Syed Modi International Badminton championship?
The total prize money for the tournament is $150,000.
Who won Syed Modi International Badminton Championship of 2018
Men's Singles:- Sameer Verma ( India)
Women's Singles:- Han Yue ( China)
Men' Doubles:- Fajar Alfian ( Indonesia) / Muhammad Rian Ardianto ( Indonesia)
Women's Doubles:- Chow Mei Kuan ( Malaysian) / Lee Meng Yean ( Malaysian)