Smashing for Starship

Smashing for Starship

Join us for this exclusive charity event and official opening of the BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Badminton Open 2018.

The evening will feature an opportunity to play a doubles match at this World Tour venue, potentially being matched with a sports star.

There will also be a charity auction during the evening, along with courtside hospitality, before you settle back to watch the final two mixed doubles matches of the day.

See the poster below for more details, and buy your tickets here.


Smashing for Starship, a charity badminton event and auction raising funds for the Starship Foundation.

This event will double as the official opening of the Barfoot and Thompson New Zealand Open.

Monday 1st May – North Shore Events Centre

5:45 pm Doors Open
6:00 pm Official Opening
6:15 pm Matches 1 & 2
7:00 pm Auction
7:20 pm Matches 3 & 4
8:00 pm Event Closes – move to tournament seating
8:30 pm NZ Open Round 1 Mixed Doubles continues

Tickets to play

$150 each including a 15 minute doubles match World Tour Court and hospitality

Full entry fee goes to the Starship Foundation

Prior to play you will be given the opportunity to bid for a sports star partner


Go into the ‘pot’ draw to be teamed with a partner (draw Pro-Am style, eg. experienced players matched with less experienced)

Supporter pass

$75 – includes hospitality and courtside viewing


All proceeds go to the Starship Foundation