World Beach Games: Five Teams Clinch Spots

World Beach Games: Five Teams Clinch Spots
A recent AIrBadminton tournament in the Netherlands.

Preparations are on in full swing for AirBadminton’s debut at the 2nd ANOC World Beach Games in Bali (5-12 August 2023).

Teams can qualify either through the BWF World Team Ranking list (as of 3 January 2023) or by winning any of the Triples events at the Continental Qualification tournaments. Based on the BWF World Team Ranking, five countries have already qualified: China, Japan, Korea, Denmark and Germany.

Only three countries per continent can qualify through the BWF World Team Ranking.

Continental qualification events start in a month, with the first being the Pan Am qualifiers in Kingston, Jamaica, on 29-30 April 2023. That will be followed by qualification events in Europe (9-11 June in Werkendam, Netherlands); Asia (23-25 June, Kuala Lumpur) and Africa (27-30 June, Hammamet, Tunisia).

AirBadminton at the World Beach Games will be held at Jimbaran Beach, one of Bali’s most famous white sand beaches, from 6-9 August. The matches will be staged in a purpose-built AirBadminton arena, and will feature 72 players (36 men and 36 women) competing in four medal events:

  • Mixed Team Relay
  • Men’s Triples
  • Women’s Triples
  • Mixed Doubles

Indonesia, as hosts, have automatic qualification. The ANOC World Beach Games Invitation Commission can invite two Triples (one men’s team and one women’s team) to the Games.

Click here for details on qualification.