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Live Reporting

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  1. Watch: Japanese pair win unbelievable rally

    If you missed the action yesterday, 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.

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    Video caption: Badminton Championships: Japanese pair win incredible rally
  2. Today's order of play on BBC Sport

    Play begins at 16:00 GMT

    BBC Sport is showing all of the action from Court One:  

    Tzu Ying Tai (Tpe) v PV Sindhu (Ind) - women's singles

    Goh/Tan (Mas) v Li/Liu (Chn) - men's doubles 

    Adcock/Adcock (GB) v Ahmad/Natsir (Ina) - mixed doubles

    Intanon (Tha) v Marin (Spa) - women's singles

    Lin (Chn) v Axelsen (Den) - mixed singles

    Full scores from all courts are available here  (external).  

  3. Are there any Brits in action?

    In the mixed doubles, husband and wife Chris and Gabby Adcock will be looking to build on last year’s semi-final finish. 

    Catch up on how the pair progressed yesterday  here.

    GB's Chris and Gabby Adcock
    Image caption: Husband and wife, Chris and Gabby Adcock.
  4. 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.
    Image caption: China's Lin Dan after winning last year's men's singles title.
  5. 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.
  6. What’s on today?

    Today is the quarter-final stage as  all five disciplines  will be taking place across three courts. BBC Sport’s live coverage will start at  16:00 GMT  and run until 21:00 GMT .    

    Coverage of the Championships continues over the weekend, with the final taking place on Sunday. 

          Coverage of the All England Badminton Open Championships, Birmingham.
  7. 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-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
  8. 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.
    Image caption: The All England Open Badminton Championships, 1938.