Status of NZ Badminton Open upgraded

Last updated 15:36 19/12/2012

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Snow Sports NZ announces Freeride team New winter mountain bike series for all ages hoping to be the first of many for Kaikoura American heavyweight James Wilson on way to NZ to tune up for Conrad Lam fight Peter Burling ordered to hide his starting box game from Jimmy Spithill before final Team New Zealand's 'naughty boys' as $4k bags thrown away Manny Pacquiao camp rubbishes Jeff Horn KO warning Six-times America's Cup winner Murray Jones looks set to retire Aussies claim America's Cup glory Auckland America's Cup parade confirmed Bauer completes quartet of Kiwi riders to start in the Tour de France

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.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content