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THE GREATEST WEEK OF BADMINTON NEW ZEALAND HAS SEEN WRAPS UP

The Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open has proved a huge success, played out to capacity crowds at Eventfinda Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore, with a world class field that featured an amazing 11 players or pairs ranked in the top five in the world, 11 former world champions…

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An Se Young finals triumph over Li Xuerui

An Se Young finals triumph over Li Xuerui

If 17-year-old Se Young An (Korea) had any nerves, she wasn’t showing them in her first HSBC BWF Tour Final and clearly the biggest match of her young career as she raced out of the blocks against the 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui (China) at the Barfoot & Thompson New…

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Mens Singles success for Christie

Mens Singles success for Christie

Jonatan Christie (Indonesia) went one better than last year in taking out the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Open men’s singles title, winning the final 21-12, 21-13 over Angus Ng Ka Long (Hong Kong China). After tasting defeat at the hands of Lin Dan (China) last year, number three seed Christie…

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Kim & Kong first finals success

Unseeded Korean pair Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong continued to power their way through the deepest field at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open, winning the final 21-15, 21-18 over the second seeded Japanese combination of Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi. Having never beaten a Japanese combination…

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Mixed Doubles Final 85-min Thriller

Mixed Doubles Final 85-min Thriller

The opening final set the tone at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open, with Malaysian second seeds Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying coming out on top over Praveen Jordan and Melati Oktavianti (Indonesia) (5), in a marathon that took a ninth match point to decide, with the…

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CREAM RISES TO THE TOP AS WORLD AND OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS FIRE UP AT NZ OPEN

CREAM RISES TO THE TOP AS WORLD AND OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS FIRE UP AT NZ OPEN

In a tournament full of World and Olympic Champions (11 former world champions and 13 Olympic medalists), there were no shortage of stars on day three of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open, setting up what promises to be a star-studded night of quarter-finals at Eventfinda Stadium tomorrow night….

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CHRISTIE SETS DAY THREE ON FIRE WITH THREE-GAME WIN OVER FORMER TOP SEED

An early contender for match of the day on Thursday at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open was the very first one played on court 3, with number 3 seed Jonatan Christie (Indonesia) up against a former top seed and 2017 NZ Open runner up in world number…

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WORLD NUMBER EIGHT SHOCKED IN OPENING ROUND  &  LIN DAN LIGHTS UP THE STADIUM

WORLD NUMBER EIGHT SHOCKED IN OPENING ROUND  &  LIN DAN LIGHTS UP THE STADIUM

Shocks were expected at this Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open given the quality and depth of the fields, and the biggest on a stunning day of badminton at Eventfinda Stadium was the departure of the women’s second seed and world number eight Saina Nehwal (India), beaten in three sets…

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LEADING KIWI DOUBLES PAIR BOW OUT FIGHTING AGAINST SECOND SEEDS

LEADING KIWI DOUBLES PAIR BOW OUT FIGHTING AGAINST SECOND SEEDS

The morning of day two at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open was highlighted by the appearance of leading New Zealand men’s doubles combination Oliver Leydon-Davis and Abhinav Manota. The two have only recently paired up on the international stage, with a view to qualifying for the 2020…

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DAY ONE DOWN & NOW THE FUN BEGINS….

DAY ONE DOWN & NOW THE FUN BEGINS….

Day one wrapped up at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open at Eventfinda Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore today, with a hint of the world class badminton that is to come as the final rounds of qualifying and the opening round of mixed doubles played out in front…

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