BWF MEDIA UPDATE
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has confirmed that the BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open 2022 scheduled for 22-27 November, has been cancelled.
Badminton New Zealand concluded that it was no longer feasible for them to host their tournament this year due to organisational complications coming out of COVID-19.
The New Zealand Open is a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour.
The Manawatu International (an International Series tournament) was scheduled to take place in the week following the New Zealand Open. However, due to the tournament’s cancellation and continuing complexities related to COVID-19, the Manawatu International 2022 has also been cancelled.
The decision has been made in consultation with Badminton Oceania and the host association.
The next tournament to take place in Oceania will be the Sydney International 2022 (5-9 October), followed by the Bendigo International (12-16 October), North Harbour International (20-23 October) and CROWN Group Australian Open (15-20 November). Find out more on our 2022 Events page.