Indonesia with a huge badminton fan base is hosting the Djarum Indonesia Open (DIO) 2011, a grand slam badminton tournament, for the first time.
The event, held at Senayan Sports Hall, kicked off on June 21 and will run through June 26, 2011.
The sizeable qualifying matches in Senayan Sports Hall Monday marked the kickoff of the second largest world-class tournament with total prize money of US$600,000. This event is deemed one of the 12 world super series championships. The prize is a significant increase from US$250,000 total prize money from the tournament last year.
Some 288 badminton players from all over the world are participating in the Djarum Indonesia Open 2011 which is involving some 78 officials from 25 participating countries. This includes the mandatory participation of all the top 10 world class badminton players.
The first day of the event ...