Michelle Li Qualifies for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2018
November 30, 2018
Canada’s Michelle Li became the first singles player from the Pan Am region to qualify for the season finale
The Markham native (featured image) qualified in seventh place in Women’s Singles on the HSBC Race To Guangzhou Rankings.
The by-invitation HSBC BWF World Tour Finals features the top eight players and pairs on the World Tour in the calendar year. Two doubles players from Pan Am – Canada’s Charmaine Reid and USA’s Tony Gunawan – had qualified for previous season finales, then known as the World Superseries Masters Finals. Reid had qualified with Germany’s Nicole Grether in 2008 and 2009 in Women’s Doubles, while Gunawan had qualified with Indonesia’s Candra Wijaya in Men’s Doubles in 2008.
The eight qualifiers in all five events were finalised after the final qualifying tournaments – the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships and the Scottish Open that both concluded on Sunday 25 November 2018.
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