Oceania Tour 2020 – cancelled

Following the cancellation and suspension of three events in Badminton Oceania’s playing calendar, the Oceania Tour 2020 has been cancelled. In March, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) suspended all HSBC BWF World Tour and BWF-sanctioned tournaments from 16 March – 12 April 2020 which had an impact on two of Badminton Oceania’s tournaments: the YONEX…

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Seven Para badminton players from Oceania reaping the benefits from the BWF Female Participation Grant

Pictured: Carrie Wilson, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Ballarat Badminton In 2020, over 70 applications were received from more than 30 countries worldwide as female athletes were encouraged to apply for financial support to attend and be Internationally Classified at a number of BWF sanctioned International tournaments in 2020. Seven female Para badminton players from Oceania…

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The Oceania Tour returns in 2020

Pictured: Abhinav Manota, New Zealand Following a successful launch last year, the Oceania Tour returns in 2020. The initiative is linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme, which is supported by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The aim of the Oceania Tour 2020 is to both encourage players in the region to support Oceania…

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End of the road for Oceania’s Juniors on day three – BWF World Junior Championships 2019

Pictured: Jack Wang and Ella Smith, New Zealand. Photo credit: Badminton Photo The four remaining pairs and players from Oceania were in action on day three of the BWF World Junior Championships. Opening with the Mixed Doubles, Australia’s Otto and Kaitlyn were up against the Japanese twelfth seeds. They started both games strong, keeping the…

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BWF World Junior Championships Day One: Mixed success in the Singles before all Women’s Doubles pairs power through to the second round

Pictured: Angela Yu (left) and Kaitlyn Ea (right), Australia. Photo credit: Badminton Photo Following the Mixed Team Championships which took place last week, the Individual competition got underway on Monday 7 October in Kazan, Russia. While the team players from Australia and New Zealand remain in the competition, they are joined by Tahiti’s Louis Beaubois…

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Tahiti’s Teiva Politi paving the way for the Pacific, as he makes history at the BWF World Junior Championships

Pictured: Teiva Politi (front) and Nina Smits, Tahiti. Tahiti’s Teiva Politi is about to see out his Junior years in style; by making history at the BWF World Junior Championships 2019. Alongside fellow compatriot, Louis Beaubois, Politi will become one of the first competitors from the Pacific to compete in the BWF World Junior Championships.…

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Tahiti’s Louis Beaubois is about to part of history at the BWF World Junior Championships 2019

Pictured: Louis Beaubois, Tahiti. Photo Credit: Samoa 2019 Pacific Games New Service Tahiti’s Louis Beaubois and Teiva Politi are about to make history as they become the first competitors from the Pacific to compete in the BWF World Junior Championships. The only countries from Oceania to attend the prestigious event since its inception in 1992…

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BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships: Australia defeat Uzbekistan on their penultimate day of playoff matches

Pictured: Rio Agustino, Australia. Photo credit: Badminton Photo On the penultimate day of the BWF Junior Mixed Team Championships for Oceania’s representing teams, New Zealand and Australia competed in the playoff stages for a clear indicator of their final positions at this year’s event. After finishing third in Group E, Australia qualified for playoff positions…

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BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships: Mixed emotions as Australia and New Zealand narrowly lose out of first playoff game

Pictured: Catelyn Rozario, New Zealand. Photo credit: Badminton Photo The BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships closed the Group stages on day three as the juniors began to fight for final playoff positions. Australia opened the morning with their last Group E match against Armenia. The regional junior Mixed Doubles champions, Jack and Angela Yu…

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BWF World Junior Championships: Tough results for Australia in Group E, while New Zealand qualify for 17-24 playoffs

Pictured: Jack Yu and Kaitlyn Ea, Australia. Photo credit: Badminton Photo On day two of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships, New Zealand completed their group stage matches, while Australia continue to work their way through Group E. Chinese Taipei were quick to set the tone as they opened with a 21-15 21-4 win…

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