It is still strong in the recollection of public audiences Plenarry Hall JCC Senayan PLACE with joy when mixed doubles Indonesia, Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir, won the final match at the Indonesia Open title in 2017. And today, Tuesday 3 July 2018 the same event starts rolling back up to five days ahead.
The World Cup Badminton Federation (BWF) tournament is again present to greet the Indonesian badminton public with new touches and challenges.
It is known as the best and favorite BWF tournament by the world badminton athletes, Blibli Indonesia Open 2018 is fighting a total prize worth USD1.250.000 or about Rp17 billion.
The increase in total contested prizes is also in line with the tournament which also has increased levels. Previously Indonesia Open joined in the series of Superseries Premier tournaments, starting this year Indonesia Open 2018 will be incorporated in the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament series.
As for the history of its implementation, Indonesia Open often bring up a number of interesting facts to be listened to.
Here’s an interesting fact about Indonesia Open prestigious badminton event:
1. The first Indonesia Open badminton tournament was held PBSI in 1982 with the host player able to reach 3 titles namely single men (Icuk Sugiarto), single daughter (Verawati Fajrin) and men’s double (Rudy Heryanto / Hariamanto Kartono).
Icuk Sugiarto Verawati Fajrin
Rudy Heryanto / Hariamanto Kartono
2. In total, there are 9 cities that once hosted the Indonesia Open event namely Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Surabaya, Batam, Denpasar, Samarinda.
3. Throughout the history of the event, there are 10 players singles Merah Putih ever won the Indonesia Open. They are Icuk Sugiarto, Liem Swie King, Lius Pongoh, Ardy B Wiranata, Alan Budikusuma, Joko Suprianto, Taufik Hidayat, Marleve Mainaky, Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso.
4. The women’s singles sector only has six names of deputy host who have mastered the highest podium Indonesia Open namely Verawaty Fajrin, Ivana Lie, Susy Susanti, Mia Audina, Lidya Djaelawijaya and Ellen Angelina.
5. Ardy B Wiranata, Taufik Hidayat and Lee Chaong Wei / Malaysia (men’s singles) were recorded as the most titled players with 6 titles, followed by Susy Susanti (female singles) with 5 titles.
6. In 1983, 1996, 1997, and 2001 Indonesia successfully wiped out all the titles.
7. Indonesia Open is often called BWF as badminton tournament with the best performance as in 2015, 2016 and 2017.