European Badminton Championships 2024: History, Prize Money, Schedule, and More

Fans of badminton have been eagerly waiting to watch their favourite shuttlers return to action for the past two weeks, and now they are out there on the court. The top players of Europe are partaking in the continent’s premier badminton tournament this week. Before we look at the prize money allocated for the winners of the European Badminton Championships 2024, let us know about the tournament’s history.

Held for the first time in 1968, the European Badminton Championships is in its 30th edition in 2024. The competition was a biennial affair till 2017, after which it became an annual tournament. However, there’s a catch — the tournament is not held in the years of the European Games. The European Badminton Championships is equivalent in stature to its Asian counterpart, the Badminton Asia Championships.

Danish badminton legend Peter Gade holds the record for the most wins in the men’s singles category with five titles. Meanwhile, Spaniard Carolina Marin has won the most titles in the women’s singles division with six wins. While Marin is the defending champion in the women’s singles category, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen is the reigning men’s singles champion.

Now that you are up to date with the history of the competition, join us in taking a look at the prize money on offer for the winners at the European Badminton Championships 2024, the schedule and venue for the final, and more.

Everything you need to know about the European Badminton Championships 2024

How much prize money is on offer at the European Badminton Championships 2024?

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Albeit a prestigious tournament, the European Badminton Championship 2024, like every other edition, has no prize money on offer. The players partake to compete for the honour.

However, Badminton Europe (the continent’s apex governing body for the sport) does not allow the participating shuttlers to return empty-handed. Being a Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned tournament, it offers points to the players based on their performances. In fact, the points structure of the European Badminton Championships is similar to a BWF World Tour Super 500 event, like the Indonesia Masters 2024.

The winners of both the singles and the doubles categories, across both men’s and women’s disciplines, will receive 9,200 BWF points. On the other hand, the runners-up in all the categories will take home 7,800 BWF points.

While the losing semi-finalists will be rewarded with 6,420 BWF points each, the shuttlers who bow out of the tournament in the quarter-finals will each get 5,040 BWF points.

A look at the schedule and venue for the final of the European Badminton Championships 2024

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The European Badminton Championships, which began on Monday, 8 April, will conclude with the finals of all the categories on Sunday, 14 April. All the final matches will be played at Saarlandhalle in Saarbrücken, Germany. The multi-purpose indoor stadium offers a seating capacity of 5,500 spectators.

Where to watch the finals of the European Badminton Championships 2024

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Like the rest of the matches of the tournament, fans can live stream the finals of the European Badminton Championships on Badminton Europe’s YouTube channelthe competition’s official global broadcaster.

(Main Image Credits: Viktor Axelsen/Instagram and Carolina Marin/Instagram; Featured Image Credits: Badminton Europe)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– What is the prize money for the European Badminton Championships 2024?
There is no prize money on offer at the European Badminton Championships.

– When is the final of the European Badminton Championships 2024?
The finals of all the categories of the European Badminton Championships will take place on Sunday, 14 April.

2024-04-12 00:04:38
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