BWF MEDIA UPDATE
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm the US Open 2021 – a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour – has been cancelled. The tournament was due to take place from 6-11 July 2021.
BWF also confirms the YONEX Canada Open 2021 has been cancelled. The BWF Tour Super 100 tournament was slated for 29 June to 4 July 2021.
The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournaments.
The respective decisions of USA Badminton and Badminton Canada were made in consultation and agreement with the BWF.
This follows news that Badminton Asia has postponed its flagship event, the Badminton Asia Championships 2021.
The continental championship was to count towards the Race to Tokyo Rankings, but as it is not possible to reschedule the tournament within the Olympic Qualification period, the points will no longer be included.
As per the Revised Olympic Qualification System for Tokyo 2020, no replacement tournament will be added.