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A Look At The Thailand Masters 2024 Schedule, Its Venue And Where To Watch It

Thailand Masters 2024 schedule
Thailand Masters 2024 schedule

The conclusion of the Indonesia Masters 2024 will see the badminton action for the year shifting to Thailand. Curious to know about the match dates and venue for the prestigious tournament? Let us take a look at the full schedule of the 2024 Thailand Masters. But first, some history.

Founded in 2016, the Thailand Masters was launched in honour of Princess Sirivannavari, a former badminton player and the only daughter of King Vajiralongkorn. While the tournament started as a BWF Grand Prix Gold event, at present it is contested as a BWF World Tour Super 300 competition.

While none of the past winners in the men’s singles category hails from Thailand, there are three Thai names in the women’s singles division — Ratchanok Intanon (in 2016), Busanan Ongbamrungphan (in 2017) and Nitchaon Jindapol (in 2018). The previous edition (in 2023) was won by Chinese Taipei’s Lin Chun-yi in the men’s singles category, and the women’s singles event saw Zhang Yiman of China lifting the title.

Now that we have brought you up to speed about the Thailand Masters, we can deep dive into the schedule, including the dates for the finals, the venue for the 2024 edition of the badminton tournament, and where you can live stream the matches.

Thailand Masters 2024 badminton tournament: All the details

Thailand Masters 2024 edition schedule

Thailand Masters 2024 schedule
Picture Credits: Courtesy Srikanth Kidambi/Instagram

Since the tournament was cancelled in 2021 and 2022 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2024 marks the seventh edition of the Thailand Masters. The badminton competition will commence with the Round 1 matches across all the divisions (men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles) on Tuesday, 30 January.

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The participating players will engage in an action-packed week of badminton matches to earn a place in the finals of their respective categories. On Sunday, 4 February, the final matches of all the categories will be played.

A host of stars are expected to participate in the Thailand Masters 2024. In the men’s singles category, reigning world champion and local hero Kunlavut Vitidsarn will start the tournament as the favourite to lift the crown. However, he is likely to face stiff challenges from the likes of Singaporean shuttler Loh Kean Yew, Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto and Srikanth Kidambi from India, among others.

Similarly, local favourite Ratchanok Intanon will enter the tournament as the top-seeded player in the women’s singles category. She will be challenged for the throne by compatriots Pornpawee Chochuwong and Supanida Katethong, besides Japanese shuttler Aya Ohori and Canada’s Michelle Li, to name a few.

What is the venue for the Thailand Masters 2024?

All the matches of the Thailand Masters 2024, starting from the Round 1 clashes to the finals, will be played at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The stadium is a part of the National Stadium complex and has a capacity of around 5,600 spectators.

Where can you live stream the Thailand Masters 2024?

Thailand Masters 2024 schedule
Picture Credits: Courtesy Kunlavut V./Instagram

Badminton fans can live stream all the matches of the Thailand Masters 2024 on the BWF’s YouTube channel, BWF TV, the official global broadcaster for the tournament.

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(Main Image Credits: Kunlavut V./Instagram and Srikanth Kidambi/Instagram; Featured Image Credits: Kunlavut V./Instagram)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– What are the dates of the Thailand Masters 2024? 
The Thailand Masters will start off with the Round 1 matches on 30 January and conclude on 4 February.

– When is the final of the Thailand Masters 2024? 
The finals of the Thailand Masters for all the categories will take place on Sunday, 4 February.

– Where can I live stream the Thailand Masters 2024? 
The Thailand Masters will be available for live streaming on the BWF’s YouTube channel, BWF TV.