VICTOR KOREA OPEN BADMINTON BWF
SUPERSERIES 2014


SK Handball Stadium (Olympic Gymnasium 2)
Seoul, Korea
7 - 12, January, 2014


Total Prize Money : US$600,000
Entry Closing Date : 3rd December 2013


Dear sir/Madam
 
Badminton Korea Association is pleased to invite your team to VICTOR KOREA OPEN BADMINTON BWF SUPERSERIES 2014 which will be held from 7 to 12 January 2014 in Seoul, Korea
 
1.
Host Association: Badminton Korea Association
  Add) Room 501, Olympic Center, #88 Oryun-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, Korea
  TEL) +82 2 422 6173
  FAX) +82 2 420 4270
  E-mail : badmin98@chol.com
Website : www.badmintonkorea.org



2.
Sanction By : Badminton World Federation (BWF)



3.
Tournament Venue : SK Handball Stadium (Olympic Gymnasium 2)
  Address : # 88-2 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea (138-050)
  TEL) +82 2 410 1683
  FAX) +82 2 410 1652



4.
Prize Money : US$600,000.
  Distribution of prize money is in accordance with BWF regulation and Tax will be deducted according to local government law.
Event
Champion
Runner-up
Semi-finals
Quarter-finals
Last 16
Men’s Singles
USD$45,000
USD$22,800
USD$17,400
USD$14,400
USD$16,800
Womens’ Singles
USD$45,000
USD$22,800
USD$17,400
USD$14,400
USD$16,800
Men’s Doubles
(pair)
USD$47,400
USD$22,800
USD$16,800
USD$17,400
USD$18,000
Womens’ Doubles
(pair)
USD$47,400
USD$22,800
USD$16,800
USD$17,400
USD$18,000
Mixed Doubles
(pair)
USD$47,4000
USD$22,800
USD$16,800
USD$17,400
USD$18,000





5.
Events :
  The Championships sanctioned by BWF will be SUPERSERIES for individual 5 events; Men's Singles, Women' Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Event
Entries
Main Draw
Qualifiers
Men’s Singles
32
4
Womens’ Singles
32
4
Men’s Doubles
32
4
Womens’ Doubles
32
4
Mixed Doubles
32
4



6.
. Tournament schedules : :
  Tue 7 January 2014 Qualifying Rounds 11:00~15:00
  Wed 8 January 2014 Championship Events 09:00~20:00
  Thu 9 January 2014 Championship Events 10:00~18:00
  Fri 10 January 2014 Quarter-final Matches 13:00~19:00
  Sat 11 January 2014 Semi-final Matches 12:00~17:00
  Sun 12 January 2014 Final Matches 12:00~17:00
  (The above times and schedule may be changed at the discretion of the Referee)


7. Technical Officials:
Referee: Carten Koch (GER)
  Email: carsten.koch@gmx.net
Deputy Referee : Cho Won Kyu (KOR)
  Email: wonku50@hanmail.net


8. Entry Closing : 3rd December 2013 (at 23:59 hours BWF Headquarters time (+08:00h))
Member Associations are advised to log on to VICTOR KOREA OPEN BWF SUPERSERIES 2014 at:
http://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=F33F6867-A593-47DD-BD7E-2A6D41EB1842 and submit the entries online.
You will require a username and password to submit your entries and this can be obtained from the BWF: please contact Mr. M. Venugopal at v.mahalingam@bwfbadminton.org
?The online entry page will close immediately on the entries closing date at 23:59 hours BWF Headquarters time (+08:00h GMT) and you are required to submit the entries on time.
Late entries will not be accepted.
No entry forms are required by Member Association. All entries must be submitted online only
After the closing date, the BWF Online Entry System will send notification to all participating Member Associations confirming receipt of final entries. Receipt of this notification is the conclusive evidence of receipt of entries before the deadline.
The Member Associations should contact BWF immediately if such notice is not received by the Wednesday (next day of the entries closing date) by noon BWF Headquarters time (+08.00h GMT) following close of entries.
If no objection is received by BWF by Thursday (second day after the entries closing day) 23.59 hours BWF Headquarters time (+08.00h GMT) following the close of entries, the entries shall be deemed to be correct. No complaints / objections shall be entertained after this point.


9.
SEEDINGS and DRAW will be conducted by BWF.
 
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World Ranking Date for M&Q: 5 December 2013
 
-
Publish M&Q: 6 December 2013
 
-
World Ranking Date for Seeding: 19 December 2013
Publish Seeding report : 20 December 2013
 
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Draw Date: Tuesday 24 December 2013
 
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Last Date of Withdrawal (without penalty): Sunday 22 December 2013

10. Scoring System: Rally Point System: 3 x 21 points


11.
Competition Rules & Regulations :
  The Championships will be run in accordance with the BWF SUPERSERIES Regulations.



12. Official shuttlecocks : "VICTOR"


13. Drug testing : Will be carried out by random according to BWF regulation.


14.
Conditions for Entries :
  The organizers will not be responsible for any injury sustained, at any time, by any player or official arising from his participation in this Championship. Any costs incurred for medical treatment and/or hospitalization shall be borne by the Member Association of the player/official concerned. All players and officials are recommended to review their insurance cover and ensure that it meets your current requirements.


15.
Visa
  If any delegates who need Visa, please inform their personal details including Nationality, D.O.B, passport Number, expiry date as the attached form and then we will send the official invitation for the purpose of Visa application.


16.
Flights and Transport
  You should aim to arrival at Incheon International Airport.
 
Airport transfer will be provided from Incheon International airport to the official hotel upon team’s request according to the attached form and the form should be sent to BKA as well as the Hotel reservation form.

Please visit the “VICTOR KOREA OPEN 2014” information desk at the airport. The information desk is located between Gate 13 and Gate 14 on the arrival floor.


17.
Practice Courts
  The Organizer will prepare an overall equitable practice schedule, taking into consideration of the size of each team from 6th. January 2013.


18.
Key dates for Meeting :
  Team Managers' Meeting :
  Date : January 6th (Mon) 2014. 18:00
Venue : Official Hotel(Room Name : TBC)
 
"It is compulsory that all team managers must attend the team managers meeting. Failing to attend the meeting they are liable to be fined as per regulation Part III Section 1B, Appendix 11 “Offences and Penalties”. Member Associations can make a request someone to represent them at the meeting as long as the Referee knows in advance that is acceptable"
 
  Umpires' Briefing :
  Date : January 6th (Mon) 2014. 19:00
Venue : Official Hotel (Room Name : TBC)


19. Accommodation: Renaissance Seoul Hotel
-
Address: 676 Yeoksam-Dong Gangnam-Gu, Seoul Korea 135-915
Tel: 82 2 2222 8613 Fax: 82 2 564 5343
Room availability and rate(incl. tax & breakfast)
-
single bed room rate : US$150
twin beds room rate : US$170
triple beds room rate : US$200
Distance to Stadium: 30 minutes by shuttle bus
   
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Reservation: The above official hotel would be available as the special price via BKA and the attached Hotel reservation form should be sent to BKA by Dec. 4th 2013.
*
We will send an invoice after receiving hotel booking form to member association and room allocation will be confirmed and done after receiving full payment by Dec. 14th 2013.
*
We have to release all rooms after Dec. 6th 2013. Any reservation received after mentioned closing date we cannot guarantee the special rates and availability.
*
Cancellation Charge: No-show room will be charged 1 night cancellation fee after reservation confirmation with full payment of the total amount.
*
Bank detail for transfer
NAME OF BENEFICIARY Badminton Korea Association
ADDRESS OF BENEFICIARY 501 Olympic center, Oryundong 88,
Song pa gu , Seoul, Korea
NAME OF BANK Korea Exchange Bank
ADDRESS OF BANK 1 Floor, Olympic Center, Oryundong 88,
Song pa gu , Seoul, Korea
SWIFT CODE KOEXKRSE
BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER 145-13-01657-4


Welcome & All the best for VICTOR KOREA OPEN BADMINTON BWF SUPERSERIES 2014