January 30, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - The following are the upcoming 1997 international badminton tournaments on the International Badminton Federation calendar (updated as of January 15, 1997):

DATES                                    TYPE     PURSE     RATING
04-09FEB  Fajr Tournament (Iran)          Other USD12,000
06-09FEB  La Chaux-de-Fonds(Switzerland)  EBU   SFR8,000    A
11-16FEB  INDIAN OPEN (Delhi)             GP    USD125,000  4*
19-23FEB  ASIA CUP (team event; Jakarta,  Other USD150,000
21-24FEB  Chile International             Other 

05-09MAR  Ericsson SWEDISH OPEN           GP    USD80,000   3*
06-09MAR  Dutch Junior International      Other
          (Duinwijck, Haarlem) 
08-09MAR  All-England Veterans            Other
10-15MAR  ALL-ENGLAND OPEN                GP    USD125,000  4*
12-16MAR  Malaysian International         ABC   tba         A
  -16MAR  German Junior International     Other
18-23MAR  SWISS OPEN (Basel)              GP    USD125,000  4*
19-23MAR  French Open (Paris)             EBU   USD10,000   A
19-23MAR  Indonesian International        ABC   tba         A
26-29MAR  POLISH OPEN                     GP    USD35,000   1*
  -30MAR  Hungarian Junior International  Other
27-30MAR  European Veterans Championship  Other
          (Gateshead, England)

   06APR  European Junior Championship    Other
          (Nymburk, Czechia)
04-06APR  Amor 5x9 Tournament             EBU               A
          (Groningen, Netherlands)
07-13APR  Asian Junior Championships      Other
          (Manila, Philippines)
24-27APR  Austrian International          EBU               A
          (St. Polten)
24-27APR  European U16 Team Championship  Other
          (Istanbul, Turkey)

01-04MAY  Balkan Championships            Other
          (Sabac, Yugoslavia)
07-10MAY  Bermuda International           Other
09-11MAY  Strasbourg International        Other FFR20,000
11-13MAY  East Asian Games - Team Event   Other
          (Pusan, Korea)
15-18MAY  East Asian Games - Individual   Other
          Event (Pusan, Korea)
19-24MAY  SUDIRMAN CUP (World Mixed Team  IBF
          Championships; Glasgow,Scotland)
   01JUN  World Championships             IBF
          (Glasgow, Scotland)
18-22JUN  Asian Championships             ABC
25-29JUN  Mozambique International        Other

   05JUL  Island Games (Jersey,           Other
          Channel Islands)
   06JUL  BumiPutera Junior International Other
          (Jakarta, Indonesia)
09-13JUL  MALAYSIAN OPEN                  GP    tba         tba
10-13JUL  OCBC Open                       Other USD10,000
          (Orange, California)
13-26JUL  18th World Games for the Deaf   Other
          (Copenhagen, Denmark)
16-20JUL  INDONESIAN OPEN                 GP    tba         tba
18-22JUL  All-Africa Junior Championships Other
          (Gaborone, Botswana)
21-27JUL  KONICA CUP SINGAPORE OPEN       GP    USD170,000  4*

   02AUG  Oceania Championships           Other
          (Auckland, New Zealand)
11-17AUG  Manhattan Beach Juniors         Other
          (Manhattan Beach, California)
14-24AUG  15th Maccabiah Games            Other
24-30AUG  Carebaco Championships          Other
  -31AUG  RUSSIAN OPEN                    GP    USD100,000  3*

  -07SEP  Australian International        Other
          (New South Wales)
  -14SEP  US OPEN                         GP    tba         tba
    -tba  PanAmerican Championships       Other
          (Winnipeg, Canada)
17-21SEP  Europe Cup                      Other
          (Lisburn, Northern Ireland)
18-21SEP  New Zealand International       Other 
26-28SEP  Baltic International            Other
          (Tallin, Estonia)

  -05OCT  GERMAN OPEN                     GP    USD170,000  5*
01-05OCT  Indian International            ABC     
  -12OCT  DUTCH OPEN                      GP    USD50,000   2*
  -12OCT  Slovak International            Other
08-12OCT  Sri Lanka International         ABC
  -19OCT  DANISH OPEN                     GP    USD120,000  4*
11-19OCT  SouthEast Asian Games           Other

   02NOV  HONG KONG OPEN                  GP    USD125,000  4*
  -02NOV  Hungarian International         Other
01-02NOV  Baltic Junior International     Other
          (Tallinn, Lithuania)
05-09NOV  CHINA OPEN                      GP    tba         tba
07-09NOV  Open de Toulouse-Le Volant d'OR Other USD10,000
          (Toulouse, France)
  -09NOV  Norwegian 5x9 International     Other
  -09NOV  Slovak Junior International     Other
12-16NOV  THAILAND OPEN                   GP    USD125,000  4*
  -16NOV  Iceland International           Other
  -23NOV  Scottish Open                   Other USD10,000
28-30NOV  LaudaAir Cup                    Other USD15,000
          (Dornbirn, Austria)

  -07DEC  Welsh International             Other
03-07DEC  Korean International            ABC
  -14DEC  Irish International             Other
10-14DEC  WORLD GRAND PRIX FINALS         GP    USD375,000         
          (Jakarta, Indonesia)
10-14DEC  Chinese Taipei International    ABC
  -21DEC  Spanish International           Other
26-28DEC  COPENHAGEN MASTERS              Other
(Legend: GP=Grand Prix, EBU=European Badminton Union, ABC=Asian Badminton


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