New Zealand Badminton Open Cancelled, Adjusted Tournament Calendar Announced

New Zealand Badminton Open Cancelled, Adjusted Tournament Calendar Announced

Overnight, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced an adjusted tournament calendar for the remainder of 2020, confirming that the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open for 2020 is cancelled. Initially rescheduled to October following the outbreak of Covid-19, the event has now been cancelled – a decision that…

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Wednesday Crowd

SHOW PIECE BADMINTON EVENT POSTPONED

Badminton New Zealand has today announced the decision to suspend and postpone the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open, scheduled for April 28 to May 3, 2020 at the Eventfinda Stadium on the North Shore. Given the current climate in relation to COVID-19, the Board of Badminton New Zealand…

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Top Players Chase Olympic Seeding in Auckland

Top Players Chase Olympic Seeding in Auckland

A world-class field of badminton players is expected in Auckland this April as the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open returns for the eighth year, taking place during the crucial seeding window for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. With just 3 months before the first matches at the Tokyo…

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JPN

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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KOR JPN

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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Women Serve Up Doubles Match for the Ages as Lin Dan Departs

Women Serve Up Doubles Match for the Ages as Lin Dan Departs

A full-house at Eventfinda Stadium was treated to a superb day of play at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open on semi-final Saturday. The highest quality play came from an unlikely source with tournament drawcard Lin Dan departing in somewhat mysterious circumstances, beaten in straight games by Ka…

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One of the Greatest Matches Ever Played in New Zealand

One of the Greatest Matches Ever Played in New Zealand

It was billed as the greatest match ever to be played in New Zealand and it is a match that most certainly lived up to that billing as the two-time Olympic, five-time World Champion and defending Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open champion Lin Dan (China) took on the 2019…

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