The organization of the DANISA Denmark Open 2020 as the return of badminton after seven months of hiatus was a success. Bo Jensen, Director of the Danish Badminton Association, admitted that he was very satisfied with the success of the event.
Jensen said he was pleased with the level of achievement of the tournament even with lesser crowds, tighter security and fewer big names of the world circuit. He said the tournament looked very different than normal because of all these reasons.
Through badminton.dk, he said, “I think we have shown that it is possible to carry out a tournament at a high international level, despite the limitations and restrictions that have been in place. At the same time, I am proud that we in Danish badminton have taken responsibility and shown robustness by conducting a Denmark Open at a time when it looked more than difficult.”
Colour-coded bubble system has been implemented successfully for the first time in badminton. Jensen said the players and coaches were satisfied with the existing safety and testing protocols so everyone felt safe.
The Super 750 tournament also received positive responses from players like Chou Tien Chen and Nozomi Okuhara.
Through the official website of the BWF, Chou said that it was important to play in the tournament and that he supported the organizers as well as the BWF. He added, “I want to thank everybody involved for setting up this tournament so that we could play.”
Okuhara, who won the women’s singles title, said, “I appreciate that I could attend this Denmark Open and that people have worked towards making this happen. The last seven months I was confused in my daily life, how to practice and so on. But I wanted to go to a tournament as soon as possible. I feel special, and I thank every fan and supporter.”