Cancellation of “YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2022 - Part of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500”
In view of the latest development of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, and in accordance with the anti-epidemic measures, the Hong Kong Badminton Association (HKBA), after thorough consideration, announces its decision to cancel the “YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2022 - Part of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500” scheduled to be held on 8-13 November.
HKBA has been proactively working with Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Government authorities in recent months to strive for the resumption of the Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships in accordance with Government’s anti-epidemic measures. Although the government updated its isolation and quarantine arrangements in early August, over 400 overseas players/officials are required to train and compete for 8 to 10 days in the form of isolation bubble. Since the COVID-19 protocol and quarantine arrangements between Hong Kong and other World Tour events are different, The Board of HKBA regretfully decided that there is no viable option other than to cancel the Hong Kong Open 2022. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation.
HKBA thanks Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Major Sports Events Committee, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and the general public of Hong Kong for their continued support throughout the years. We appreciate BWF and YONEX-SUNRISE, the title sponsor, for their understanding of this decision. We will continue to strive toward our next Hong Kong Open.