It remains 3 x 21!

Big surprise at the delegates' meeting of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) this Saturday. In the run-up, most badminton fans had expected that the 3 x 21 counting system in force since 1.8.2006 would be replaced by the 5 x 11 system (three winning sets to 11 points). But the delegates vote against it. 188 votes would have been necessary for a change - but there were only 187 votes. A shock for all supporters including the old and new President Poul-Erik Hoyer. He was a big supporter of the 5 x 11 system, and it failed for the second time after 2018. This means that in future the system will continue to be 3 x 21 points.