Indonesia Masters 2023 promises fiercer competition in the City of Heroes

Surabaya: The badminton tournament titled BNI Indonesia Masters 2023 will definitely promise a fiercer and better level of competition. Indeed, not only will the level increase, but the tournament will also bring together many players with a better BWF ranking.

If the previous week was at the international challenge level, the tournament is now included in level 6 of the BWF World Tour Super 100 calendar. This international event will be held again at the East Java International Expo, Surabaya, from October 24 to 29 2023. .

The tournament has a total prize pool of 100,000 US dollars, or approximately IDR 1.6 billion. Apart from this, it also provides BWF ranking points. The champion gets 5,500 points, the runner-up 4,680 points and the semi-finalist 3,850 points.

“The BNI Indonesia Masters 2023 will promise fiercer competition than last week’s Indonesia International Challenge tournament. This is not only because the tournament level and prize money have increased, but also because the competition is increasingly more fierce,” declared Armand Darmadji, president of the organizing committee. during the press conference at the Albasia Room Hotel Alana Surabaya, Monday (23/10).

The BNI Indonesia Masters 2023 Super 100 event is the latest in a series of international tournaments that will take place in Indonesia. This tournament could not run smoothly without the support of BNI, who is the main sponsor of the BWF Super 100 tournament.

The head of zone 1 BNI Regional 06, R. Heri Prijanto said he was proud to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the world of sport in the country, in this case badminton. It is hoped that this collaboration will enable Indonesian athletes to achieve even higher results in the international events they participate in.

“We would like to thank PBSI for giving BNI the opportunity to contribute and support the 2023 international event in the sport of badminton. “We hope that BNI’s support and contribution in the future can continue to produce achievements for the Indonesian badminton world,” added Herry.

The fierce competition is reflected in the names of the players who come to the City of Heroes. The players present are also more qualified and have a better world ranking. For example, in men’s singles, there is Su Li Yang, world number 36 from Chinese Taipei, Takuma Obayashi (Japan/world 41), Jeon Hyeok Jin (Korea/49), or even Mithun Manjunath, world number 56. player who played for India at the Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China.

In women’s singles, we find Sim Yu Jim, first seed from Korea and winner of last week’s tournament, Riko Gunji (second seed from Japan), Thet Htar Thuzar (third seed from Myanmar). Meanwhile, host mainstay Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo is seeded fourth.

In fact, Malaysia’s 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics mixed doubles silver medalist Chan Peng Soon also added to the heat of the competition. Only this time, he will appear with his new partner, Cheah Yee See.

“For junior and senior players of PBSI Pelatnas in Cipayung, this is an opportunity for them to hone their skills, measure their strength and gain experience in international tournaments,” said Armand.

According to Armand, host Indonesia once again displayed its best assets. Among them is the champion of the 2023 Junior World Championship in Spokane, Washington, USA, Alwi Farhan. There is also the top seed in the women’s doubles and the champion of the BNI Indonesia Masters 2023 in Medan, Ribka Sugiarto/Lanny Tria Mayasari. Apart from that, there are still Meilysa Trias Puspitasari/Rachel Allessya Rose and Jesita Putri Miantoro/Febi Setianingrum who are the second and third seeds in the women’s doubles.

In mixed doubles, the hosts fielded top pairs Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti/Hediana Julimarbela, Jafar Hidayatullah/Aisyah Salsabila Putri Pranata and Amri Syahnawi/Winny Oktavina Kandow, against Marwan Faza/Jessica Maya Rismawardani.

A total of 241 players from 15 countries are ready to participate in the BNI Indonesia Masters 2023. The participating countries are Australia, England, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan (32 players), Korea ( 18), Malaysia (53), Myanmar. , Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand (30), Chinese Taipei (20), the United States and host Indonesia with 67 players.

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