HYLO® Open 2023
The HYLO® OPEN is one of the largest badminton tournaments in the world, with an international star lineup that makes it one of the most attractive tournaments of all. Together with the German Open, this tournament in Germany is a unique opportunity to see virtually all of badminton’s global stars live at the same venue. The HYLO® OPEN, still organized by Saarbrücken’s Bundesliga badminton team 1. BC Bischmisheim, was established back in 1987 as a regional-level open tournament. By the end of the 2000s, the tournament had become a permanent fixture on the calendar for the global badminton federation BWF. 2023 sees the tournament being held at the Saarlandhalle in Saarbrücken for the twelfth time. Tickets are still available at reasonable prices.
The HYLO® OPEN generates a lot of interest, particularly on the global stage. More than a billion people watched the 2021 tournament on TV, and a total of 817 TV hours were broadcast in more than 30 countries. In Asia in particular, badminton is one of the most popular sports, and in Germany, where at least half a million people followed the event in the media, there is steadily growing interest in the sport of badminton. The commitment to the HYLO® OPEN and the recent successes of Saarbrücken team 1. BC Bischmisheim, which was able to win the German Badminton Championships’ team competition in 2023 for the eleventh time, are helping to boost the popularity of badminton in Saarland.
A club project
Up to 320,000 dollars of prize money have previously been paid out at the HYLO® OPEN, 150 to 200 employees are hard at work on each day of the tournament, and the tournament costs come to nearly three-quarters of a million euros – a vast sum, which at all of the other BWF World Tour Series events calls for the involvement of professional marketing agencies or the relevant national federations. But for Saarbrücken team 1. BC Bischmisheim, with its staff of volunteers, it is not about profit: the club hopes that its commitment to badminton will provide children and young people in particular with fundamental values for life.
One example in the context of the tournament is the ‘Training with the Best’ campaign. This gives clubs and associations the opportunity to apply to train with the German national players. In the past, the lucky participants have been selected from more than 100 participants by drawing lots. For around 70 children and young people, this then means fulfilling their dream of learning from the pros in small training groups. With this flagship project, unique in Saarland, the club is seeking to boost the region’s profile and enhance social social cohesion within society.
More than 30 countries – great hopes for Germany
Nearly 400 athletes from more than 30 countries will be fighting for the title across five individual and double competitions in 2023. Numerous stars of the international scene, in particular from the Asian region, will be gracing Saarbrücken with their presence once again. Germany’s hopes lie in particular with the reigning European champions and bronze medal winners at the world championships in Japan, mixed doubles team Isabel Lohau and Mark Lamsfuß from 1. BC Bischmisheim – if they compete.
Triumphing in 2022 – Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
The current world number two, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, won the HYLO® OPEN 2022. This athlete, born in Java in 1996, has been in the international top ten since 2018 and was named Indonesia’s Athlete of the Year at the age of just 20. He won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
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