Invitation 2019

Tournament Date
Tuesday, 29th October to Sunday, 3rd November 2019

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
24th September 2019 at 23:59 hrs BWF headquarters time (+08:00h GTM)
All entries must be submitted by online entries only!

Entries closing date Germany
22th September 2019
German Players have to send the entry to german-entries(at) 

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 2019 at: 

The online entry page will immediately close on 24th September 2019 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.

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
27th September 2019

World Ranking for Seeding
1st October 2019

Publish Seeding
04th October 2019

Last Day of Withdrawal without penalty
07th October 2019

Draw Date
08th October 2019

Team Managers’ Meeting
Montay, 28th October 2019 at 19:00 hrs, Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken

Umpires’ Briefing
Montay, 28th October 2019 at 20:00 hrs, Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken

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 Tournament Office, which must be clearly displayed on the cameras. Security will confiscate cameras set up in incorrect positions or without a pass.