Quarterfinal highlights: Sawan and Matthew overcome first seeds to chase fifth title – VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020

The quarterfinals at the VICTOR Oceania Championship opened with the mixed doubles this afternoon. Top seeds Simon Wing Hang Leung and Gronya Somerville maintained their impressive run as they aim to defend their title from 2019. However, the second seeds from New Zealand, who are also in pursuit of Olympic qualification, suffered a shock exit…

“I’ve come a long way since the last continental championships”, Celine Vinot is raring to go – VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020

For the first time, the VICTOR Oceania Championships will combine the able-bodied and the Para badminton Championships in the same venue, in the same week. Last year, we saw the benefits from Oceania’s players who attended the TOTAL BWF World Para Badminton Championships in Basel, Switzerland. Australia’s Luke Missen was delighted to see the likes…

New courts, new country, new beginnings: Players from Papua New Guinea venture abroad to compete in their first VICTOR Oceania Championships

With the growing popularity of badminton in Papua New Guinea, yet only half marked badminton courts available to the aspiring players, the talent of Papua New Guinea’s Para badminton players could not go unnoticed as Badminton Oceania’s Coaching and Development Officer, Ian Bridge, and Regional Development Officer, Kini Karo, stepped in to lead a Para…

VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 – Draw released

The race is on at this year’s VICTOR Oceania Championships as many payers will be vying for essential World Ranking points as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification period creeps towards the closing date in April. Four out of five winners from last year’s Continental Championships will be looking to defend their title, as a…

Australia head into the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships 2020 as first seeds

Pictured: Setyana Mapasa (left) and Gronya Somerville (right), Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo From February 10-16 February, the VICTOR Oceania Championships will take over the Ken Kay Badminton Stadium in Ballarat, Australia. Combining the able-bodied and para badminton events in the same week, the able-bodied Championships will also see the Men’s and Women’s Team event…