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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Jonatan CHRISTIE Indonesia

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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Kiwi Wildcards Set for the Games of Their Lives

Kiwi Wildcards Set for the Games of Their Lives

In such a star-studded international field, with multiple Olympic and World Champions on display, with so many of the world’s top ten ranked players and combinations chasing victory, it was always going to be tough for the New Zealanders to shine at next week’s Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open,…

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Han Yue - Badminton NZ

ACG Schools Continues Partnership with Barfoot & Thompson NZ Badminton Open

The Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open is delighted to announce its continued partnership with ACG Schools, following their inaugural sponsorship of this event last year. Badminton New Zealand is excited to again be working with an innovative organisation that connects their passion for holistic education with badminton. ACG…

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BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Badminton Open Attracts Star Studded Line-Up

BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Badminton Open Attracts Star Studded Line-Up

It has happened again – the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open 2019 has raised the bar – with the deepest and highest quality assembly of world class badminton players the country has ever seen set to thrill crowds at Eventfinda Stadium from April 30 to May 5. With…

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Huawei Connecting Global Fan Base to New Zealand Badminton Open

Huawei Connecting Global Fan Base to New Zealand Badminton Open

Badminton New Zealand is excited to announce the addition of information and communications technology giant Huawei as a partner of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open. With a business spanning over 170 countries and regions and connecting over one-third of the world’s population, Huawei is ideally positioned to…

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QExpress Delivers Thrilling Badminton to Kiwi Fans

QExpress Delivers Thrilling Badminton to Kiwi Fans

Badminton New Zealand is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with QEXPRESS to support the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open in 2019. This exciting new partnership will help to deliver some of the world’s fastest and most exciting badminton action to Kiwi fans, with stars from around…

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