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Summary

  1. Semi-finals across all stages
  2. England's Adcock/Adcock lose in final set decider against China's Lu/Huang in the mixed doubles
  3. The Chinese pair win 19-21, 21-12, 22-20
  4. Gideon/Sukamuljo (Ina) beat Conrad-Petersen/Kolding (Den) 19-21, 21-13, 21-17 in the men's doubles
  5. Juhl/Pedersen (Den) beat Jung/Shin (Kor) 21-16, 21-13 in the women's doubles
  6. Ratchanok Intanon (Tha) beats Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) 22-20, 21-16 in the women's singles
  7. Lee Chong Wei (Mas) beats Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) 10-21, 21-14, 21-9 in the Men's singles
  8. Badminton World Federation Superseries Premier event, one of five top-tier global tournaments

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Watch: Adcocks lose semi-final in dramatic fashion

England's Gabby and Chris Adcock are match point away from reaching the All England Badminton final in Birmingham, only to lose to Chinese pair Kai Lu and Huang Yaqiong after the strings on Chris' racquet break.  

Catch up below.

Adcocks match point away from win, lose dramatically

Today's order of play on BBC Sport

Action begins from 12:00 GMT

BBC Sport is showing all the action from court one: 

Ratchanok Intanon  (Tha) beats  Akane Yamaguchi  (Jpn) 22-20, 21-16 in the women's singles

Lee Chong Wei  (Mas) beats  Chou Tien-chen  (Tpe) 10-21, 21-14, 21-9 in the men's singles

Lu/Huang  (Chn) beat  Adcock/Adcock  (Eng) 19-21, 21-12, 22-20 in the mixed doubles

Juhl/Pedersen  (Den) beat  Jung/Shin  (Kor) 21-16, 21-13 in the women's doubles

Gideon/Sukamuljo  (Ina) beat  Conrad-Petersen/Kolding  (Den) 19-21, 21-13, 21-17 in the men's doubles

Full scores from all courts are available here

What’s on today?

Today is the semi-final  stage as  all five disciplines  will be taking place across two courts. BBC Sport’s live coverage will start at  12:00 GMT  and run until 17:50 GMT .      


          Coverage of the All England Badminton Open Championships, Birmingham.
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Watch: Japanese pair win unbelievable rally

If you missed the action earlier in the week, you need to check out this incredible rally.

Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda win an "unbelievable" rally against Kim Astrup and Peter Rasmussen.

Watch it below.

Badminton Championships: Japanese pair win incredible rally

Are there any Brits in action?

In the mixed doubles, husband and wife Chris and Gabby Adcock lost in a final set decider against China's Kai Lu and Yaqiong Huang in the mixed doubles semi-finals.

Husband and wife, Chris and Gabby Adcock.
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Husband and wife, Chris and Gabby Adcock.

How do I get into badminton?

Badminton is a widely accessible sport played all across the country. Find out how you can get involved through our Get Inspired series by clicking  here .

For a list of upcoming badminton events and activities that encourage participation in sport across the UK, click  here .

Olympic silver medallist, Gail Emms.
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Who are the current champions?

Men’s singles:  Lin Dan (CHINA)

Women’s singles:  Nozomi Okuhara (JAPAN)

Men’s doubles:  Vladimir Ivanov/Iva Sozonov (RUSSIA)

Women’s doubles:  Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JAPAN)

Mixed doubles:  Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto (INDONESIA)


          China's Lin Dan after winning last year's men's singles title.
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China's Lin Dan after winning last year's men's singles title.

When are the championships?

The Championships will take place from  Tuesday 7– Sunday 12 March 2017  at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham.

Qualification and first round ties took place from 7-8 March. BBC Sport will start its coverage of the Championships on Thursday 9 March and it will continue through to Sunday 12 March.

How do the All England Open Badminton Championships work?

  • There are  five disciplines:  men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and the mixed doubles.
  • It’s the first to  21 points  and players must win by  two clear points . Matches are  best out of three sets , meaning a player must win two out of the three to win the match.
  • There are  six rounds:  the qualifiers, round one, round two, the quarter-finals on Friday, the semi-finals on Saturday and the final on Sunday.
  • The courts are marked by: a line down the centre, a short service line close to the net, and by sets of tramlines on either side and back of the court. The side tramlines can only be used in doubles, making it similar to a tennis court.
Badminton Court
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What's the history of the tournament?

Played annually, it is the world’s oldest badminton tournament. It was first held in London’s Horticultural Halls in 1899 and has only ever been halted twice- due to the two World Wars.

England’s George Alan Thomas is the most successful player to have played in the Championships, winning a record 21 times including four men’s singles, nine men’s doubles and eight mixed doubles titles.

The All England Open Badminton Championships, 1938.
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The All England Open Badminton Championships, 1938.