Han Yue - Badminton NZ

DAY 2: NO EASY INS FOR SEEDS

THIRD SEEDS COME THROUGH FIRST ROUND THRILLER IN MEN’S DOUBLES The battle of the heavyweights in the men’s doubles today went the way of the third seeds Kittinupong Kedren and Dechapol Puavaranuikroh (THA), but the pair were made to fight all the way by unseeded scratch pairing of Boon Heong…

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Lee Cheuk Yiu - Badminton NZ

Defending champion eases into second round

Defending men’s singles champion Lee Chiuk Yiu (HKG) is safely through to the second round of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open, defeating Milan Ludik (CZE), 21-10, 21-18. While the 21-year-old was pleased with his performance, Lee knows he must continue to improve this week if he is…

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Shaunna Li - Badminton NZ

14 YEAR OLD LI LAPS UP THE EXPERIENCE

The result may not have gone her way, but the experience was still an amazing one for 14-year-old Shaunna Li at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open. The young North Harbour prodigy took to the courts at the North Shore Events Centre today in the first round of…

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Lin Dan - Badminton Photo

CHINESE SUPERSTAR HEADLINES DAY TWO OF THE BARFOOT & THOMPSON NEW ZEALAND OPEN

CHINESE SUPERSTAR HEADLINES DAY TWO OF THE BARFOOT & THOMPSON NEW ZEALAND OPEN Day two of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open features the headline act, with two-time Olympic Games gold medalist Lin Dan (China) playing his first-round singles match at 6:40pm at the North Shore Events Centre. The tournament…

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Abhinav Manota - Badminton NZ

MANOTA OPENS 2018 BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ BADMINTON OPEN CAMPAIGN

NZ Champion Abhinav Manota is underway in the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open, winning his way into the main draw of mixed doubles with partner Justine Villegas, defeating fellow Kiwis Chris Steeghs and Rebecca Fong 21-10, 21-15. “I am very excited and luckily the Australians pulled out of…

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Abhinav Manota competes at the North Harbour International

WILDCARDS CARRY NEW ZEALAND HOPES AT BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ BADMINTON OPEN

New Zealand’s best badminton players will take on the world at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open played at the North Shore Events Centre this week (from May 1st to 6th), but such is the quality of the tournament that most will have to fight their way through…

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BADMINTON SUPERSTAR HEADLINES STRONG FIELD FOR BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ OPEN

BADMINTON SUPERSTAR HEADLINES STRONG FIELD FOR BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ OPEN

The star attraction of a star studded Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open arrives into New Zealand for the first time tomorrow (Sunday). Chinese superstar and two time Olympic Games gold medalist Lin Dan touches down at 5:30pm (NZT) at Auckland International Airport, making his long awaited first visit…

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BADMINTON SUPERSTAR HEADLINES STRONG FIELD FOR BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ OPEN

BADMINTON SUPERSTAR HEADLINES STRONG FIELD FOR BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ OPEN

Two-time Olympic Games gold medalist and former men’s singles world champion Lin Dan highlights the entry list for the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open, with the Chinese superstar headlining the BWF Super 300 event at the North Shore Events Centre, starting next Tuesday May 1st. With gold medals…

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ACG EDUCATION JOINS BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ BADMINTON OPEN FAMILY

ACG EDUCATION JOINS BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ BADMINTON OPEN FAMILY

The Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open continues to grow its family of supporters with ACG Education announced today as a new major partner. Badminton New Zealand is excited to be working with an innovative organisation that connects their passion for holistic education with badminton. Over the past twenty…

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Kolorex partners with Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open

Kolorex partners with Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open

Badminton New Zealand is excited to announce that Kolorex® has been named an official partner of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open. This exciting new partnership connects Kolorex®, a uniquely New Zealand company with the world through the huge global reach of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand…

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