Ian Piencenaves upskilling players, coaches and Shuttle Time personnel in Guam and Northern Marianas

Badminton Asia Development Officer, Ian Gil Piencenaves, recently joined Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) to prepare their team for the upcoming Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022, while conducting coaching workshops for members of their committee. The former player and BWF Level 2 badminton coach is collaborating with Badminton Oceania to assist with player development…

Australia receive prestigious BWF award

Pictured: Badminton Australia CEO, Jamie Parsons, with Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul (BWF) and Poul-Erik Hoyer (BWF). Photo Credit: Erika Sawauchi Australia received the Badminton World Federation (BWF) award for excellence for Promotion of Badminton at the 2022 BWF Annual General Meeting held in Bangkok Thailand last night. The awards are designed to showcase excellence and promote…

Badminton in a position of strength

Pictured: BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer and BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund The Badminton World Federation (BWF) conducted its 83rd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday evening 7 May 2022. It was a historic first hybrid AGM with 132 Member Associations attending either in person in Bangkok, Thailand or tuning in virtually. The Membership voted…

Loke Poh Wong elected as Badminton Oceania President

The 35th Annual General Meeting took place at Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre on Saturday 30 April 2022. The voting AGM was also a hybrid AGM, with a combination of personnel meeting in the same room and the majority of member association representatives and delegates joining via Zoom. There were two nominations for the Presidential…

Olympic qualification regulations for Paris 2024

BWF MEDIA ALERT The Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) qualification regulations for Paris 2024 have been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Race to Paris Olympic Qualification Period begins in 12 months’ time on 1 May 2023. Qualification will run until 28 April 2024 with the Race to Paris ranking lists as of 30…

Results round up from the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022

MEN’S SINGLES Nathan Tang opened his game with the same aggression that saw him past the first seed and reigning champion (Abhinav Manota) yesterday,  to take on New Zealand’s single sensation Edward Lau. Edward is the reigning junior champion (from 2019) and finished as runner up in the 2020 edition. This year, the seventh seed…

Abhinav’s new partnership exceeds expectations, Gronya and Kenneth guaranteed two medals each. Semifinal highlights – VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022

Pictured: Jack Wang (right) and Abhinav Manota (left), New Zealand. Photo Credit: Ho Kah Meng Australia is guaranteed to bring in two gold medals from this year’s championships as representatives were successful on both ends of the draw in the women’s singles and doubles. Meanwhile, New Zealander’s showed dominance in the men’s doubles as the…