Invitation 2018

Tournament Date
Tuesday, 30th October to Sunday, 4th November 2018

Venue
Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken, Germany

Prize money
US$ 75.000
(Distribution of prize money is in accordance with BWF regulations. Income tax will be deducted according to German tax regulations. Tax to be paid to German tax office will be retained from the price money and paid directly.)

Entries closing date
25th September 2018 at 23:59 hrs BWF headquarters time (+08:00h GTM)
All entries must be submitted by online entries only!

Entries closing date Germany
23th September 2018
German Players have to send the entry to german-entries(at)badminton.de 

Online entries
BWF is implementing the Online entry system for this tournament and we seek your cooperation to ensure all entries are submitted before the closing date. Member Associations are advised to log on to 2018 at: 

The online entry page will immediately close on 25th September 2018 at 23:59 hrs BWF headquarters time (+08:00h GMT) and you are required to submit the entries on time. Late entries will not be accepted.

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 entered after this point.

Events
Men’s Singles:   40 + 8 qualifiers
Women’s Singles:  28+ 4 qualifiers
Men’s Doubles:      28 + 4 qualifiers
Women’s Singles:  28 + 4 qualifiers
Mixed Doubles:   28 + 4 qualifiers

Publish M & Q
28th September 2018

World Ranking for Seeding
27th September 2018

Publish Seeding
04th October 2018

Last Day of Withdrawal without penalty
08th October 2018

Draw Date
09th October 2018

Team Managers’ Meeting
Montay, 30th October 2018 at 19:00 hrs, Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken

Umpires’ Briefing
Montay, 30th October 2018 at 20:00 hrs, Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken

Media
On request players must be available (not to exceed 1 hour in total) on the day prior to their first scheduled singles or doubles match of the tournament. At Grand Prix Gold tournament, it is a condition of entry that each player must be willing to give on-court interviews for television immediately after a match whether the match has been won or lost, and to attend a post-match press conference on request.

Photo material
Organizer has the right to make photos, film material or any other image taken during events.

Video recording
Written authorization for the use of any video equipment must be obtained in advance from the Bitburger Open Office, which must be clearly displayed on the cameras. Security will confiscate cameras set up in incorrect positions or without a pass.

Visa

Accommodation

Accreditation