YONEX German Open 2015

24.02.-01.03.2015

RWE-Sporthalle Mülheim an der Ruhr

Invitation online

(18.11.2014) Invitation of YONEX German Open 2015 as well as some documents regarding the invitation have been published. They are available here ...

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YONEX German Open 2014

25.02.-02.03.2014
RWE-Sporthalle Mülheim an der Ruhr

Winners of YONEX German Open 2014

MS: Arvind Bhat (IND)
WS: Sayaka Takahashi (JPN/Nr. 6)
MS: Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN/Nr. 8)
WD: Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN/Nr. 1)
MX: Robert Blair/Imogen Bankier (SCO)


Men's Singles: Arvind Bhat creates history

From left to right: Arvind Bhat, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(02.03.2014) Big surprise: Arvind Bhat from India, no. 87 in current ranking of BWF, won the final against Hans-Kristian Vittinghus from Denmark (no. 12) 24:22, 19:21, 21:11. He is the first person of his country who won a title at this tournament.

Mixed Doubles: 2nd YGO-title for Robert Blair

From left to right: Robert Blair, Imogen Bankier, Kim Ha Na, Ko Sung Hyun. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(02.03.2014) Together with Imogen Bankier Robert Blair (both from Scotland) won the final against the korean pair Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (no. 3) with 21:15, 21:18. In 2011, Robert Blair was successful in the final together with Gabrielle White (now married Adcock).

Yukinari Kaneko guest of honour at YGO 2014

Yukinari Kaneko (l.) and Shuichi Yoneyama, CEO of YONEX GmbH and Managing Director of YONEX' European Division. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(02.03.2014) This year Yukinari Kaneko, Global Marketing Manager of YONEX CO., LTD. with headquarter in Tokyo/Japan, visited the prestigious tournament. He watched the matches as a guest of honour.

Men's Doubles: First title for Japan

From left to right: Takeshi Kamura, Keigo Sonoda, Kenichi Hayakawa, Hiroyuki Endo. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(02.03.2014) Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda from Japan (no. 8) gained the title after a 21:19, 14:21, 21:14 win against their teammates Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa (no. 1). They are the first players ever from Japan who won the title in men's doubles at this tournament. It was introduced in 1955. 

Women's Doubles: No. 1 successful

From left to right: Ayaka Takahashi, Misaki Matsutomo, Kim Ha Na, Jung Kyung Eun. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(02.03.2014) Top-seed Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi from Japan won the final against the korean title holders Jung Kyung Eun/Kim Ha Na (no. 2) with 23:21, 24:22. Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi haven´t been successful at YONEX German Open so far.

Women's Singles: 1st title for Sayaka Takahashi (JPN)

Sayaka Takahashi (l.) and Sung Ji Hyun. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(02.03.2014) Sayaka Takahashi (Japan; no. 6) won the final against top-seed Sung Ji Hyun from Korea 21:17, 8:21, 21:12 and gained her first title at YONEX German Open. She is the first winner of her country in this discipline at the prestigious tournament since Hiroe Yuki in 1981. In 2013 both finalists reached the semifinal.

Finals in all disciplines

(02.03.2014) On Sunday, YONEX German Open 2014 end with finals in all disciplines. Start of play is 12.00 p.m. Players from 5 nations have a chance to win a title. Japan is the most successful nation - with 4 participants in the finals, followed by Korea with 3. Represented as well are Denmark, India and Scotland. In Women´s Doubles Jung Kyung Eun/Kim Ha Na have the intention to win the final for the second time consecutive. Have a look at the results ...

YGO on www.BadmintonWorld.tv

(01.03.2014) Badminton World Federation (BWF) covers seminfinals and finals of YONEX German Open 2014 on its YouTube channel www.BadmintonWorld.TV. However, users in germany have no possibility to watch the live stream.

Semifinals in all disciplines

(01.03.2014) On Saturday, YONEX German Open 2014 continue with semifinals in all disciplines. Start of play is 2.00 p.m. Players from 12 nations have a chance to reach a final. Japan is the most successful nation so far - with 5 participants in the semifinals. Have a look at the results ...

„Match of the Day“ on Saturday

Men's Singles

Marc Zwiebler (GER) vs. Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (DEN)

4th match on TV-court 1; start of play on this court is on 2.30 p.m.

Presented by: Sportland Nordrhein-Westfalen

Tournament magazine available

Traditionally, organizing committee of YONEX German Open publishes a tournament magazine. It contains information about the history of the tournament, interviews, statistics aso.

Tournament magazine is available in RWE-Sporthalle as well on this website (as pdf-file).

Quarterfinals in all disciplines

(28.02.2014) On Friday, YONEX German Open 2014 continue with quarterfinals in all disciplines. Start of play is 4.00 p.m. Have a look at the results ...

„Match of the Day“ on Friday

Men's Singles

Marc Zwiebler (GER) vs. Wan Ho Son (KOR)

Start of play: 8.00 p.m.

Presented by: Regionalverband Ruhr

2nd round in men´s singles and 1st round in all other disciplines

(27.02.2014) On Thursday, YONEX German Open 2014 continue with the round of last 16 in each discipline. Start of play is 12.00 p.m. Have a look at the results ...

Men´s Singles: No. 2 seed out of the tournament

(26.02.2014) Boonsak Ponsana from Thailand, no. 2 seed in Mülheim, lost his second round match against Wei Nan from Hongkong China 17:21, 14:21. No. 1 seed Tommy Sugiarto had withdrawn a few days before the tournament started. In mixed doubles no. 2 seed Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam from Thailand in the first round lost against the german pair Max Schwenger/Carla Nelte 17:21, 21:18, 17:21.

Photos of Tuesday online

2nd round in men´s singles and 1st round in all other disciplines

(26.02.2014) On Wednesday, YONEX German Open 2014 continue with 2nd round in men´s singles and 1st round in all other disciplines. Start of play is 9.00 a.m. Have a look at the results ...

Qualification and 1st round in men´s singles

(25.02.2014) YONEX German Open 2014 started today with qualification in all disciplines and the first round in men´s singles. Have a look at the results ...

Impression of the first tournament day. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

German Open will start soon!

(24.02.2014) On Tuesday, 25.02.2014 German Open start with qualification and the first round in men´s singles. Start of play in RWE-Sporthalle is 9.00 a.m.

Prize money is 120.000,- US-Dollar in all. The winner in men´s singles and in women´s singles will receive 9.000,- US-Dollar.

The tournament is held in the city of Mülheim an der ruhr for the 16th time overall, for the 10th time consecutive.

In 2013 players from China in three disciplines won the title while players from Korea were successful in two disciplines. This year again in each discipline several top 10 players will demonstrate their badminton skills.

Badminton World Federation (BWF) will present a live stream of YONEX German Open from Tuesday to Sunday on www.BadmintonWorld.TV.

Practice schedule updated

(24.02.2014) A new version is available here ...

Practice schedule online

(20.02.2014) It is available here ...

Main and Qualifying Report updated again

(11.02.2014) Badminton World Federation has published an updated version of Main and Qualifying Report for YONEX German Open 2014. Have a look at the report ...

Main and Qualifying Report updated

(08.02.2014) Badminton World Federation has published the second version of Main and Qualifying Report for YONEX German Open 2014. Have a look at the report ...

Seeding report online

No. 1 seed in Women´s Doubles from Japan. Photo: Holger Bräutigam.

(07.02.2014) Badminton World Federation has published the Seeding report for YONEX German Open 2014. In Men´s Singles Tommy Sugiarto (INA) is no. 1 seed, in Women´s Singles it is Sung Ji Hyun (KOR).

Have a look at the report ...

Tickets for Saturday and season tickets sold out

(31.01.2014, CP) Tickets for Saturday as well as season tickets (valid for the whole tournament) are sold out already. That means: In presale (until 16 February 2014) only tickets for Friday (quarterfinals) and Sunday (finals) still are available. Tickets for Wednesday and Thursday can be bought on pay desk only. On Tuesday entry is free. In order to buy tickets please contact Event Office of YONEX German Open.

Main and qualifying report online

Chris and Gabrielle Adcock during YGO 2013. Photo: Holger Bräutigam.

(30.01.2014) Badminton World Federation has publisge the first version of Main and qualifying report for YONEX German Open 2014. In each discipline several Top 20 players have entered the tournament. Have a look at the report ...

Tickets for saturday nearly sold out

(24.01.2014) Traditionally, the next to last tournament day ist the most requested - concerning tickets. That means: Tickets for Saturday, 1 March 2014 are nearly sold out yet. Please contact Event Office of YONEX German Open if you intend to buy tickets - regardless on which day you want to visit the tournament.

Until 2017 in Mülheim an der Ruhr

Impression of YONEX German Open 2013. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(08.12.2013) YONEX German Open will be organized in the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr at least until 2017. It will be carried out within the next four years in calendar week 9. Status of YONEX German Open is Grand Prix Gold. Prize money in each year is 120.000 US-Dollar.

Invitation online

(08.12.2013) Invitation of YONEX German Open 2014 has been published. It is available as pdf-file here ...

Advance ticket sale has started

(01.11.2013, CP) Advance ticket sale has starte on 01.11.2013 and will end on 16.02.2014. To the Online-Shop ...