Status of NZ Badminton Open upgraded

Last updated 15:36 19/12/2012

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The New Zealand open badminton championship has been upgraded to a World Federation Grand Prix tournament from next year.

It will carry US$50,000 prizemoney and be part of a three-tournament series in Oceania squeezed between tournaments in Sydney and Tahiti.

The tournament organisers announced a new sponsorship arrangement with Skycity, believing they could attract attract 350 players from 20 countries around the world including players from badminton strongholds such as China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, India and European nations. 

The tournament will be held at the North Shore Events Centre from April 10-14.

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