Six-time Oceania Champion, Wendy Chen, to compete in men’s singles event in Olympic training boost

With under five weeks to go until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, reigning Oceania Champion and Australian national champion, Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, is travelling to New Zealand to compete in the North Harbour Open 2021 – a domestic New Zealand tournament. Following her successful run at the VICTOR Oceania Championships since 2015…

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Students showcase their talent at the sixth Annual College Tournament – Cook Islands

Secondary schools students from around Rarotonga came together to battle it out in the sixth Annual College Badminton Tournament on Friday 10 June at the National Sports Arena. The excellent initiative developed by Badminton Cook Islands enjoyed its sixth year in 2021, making a prominent revival following last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Northern Marianas gather excitement for Pacific Mini Games as they host free team tournament

The Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) hosted its first competition of the 2021 season last weekend, at the TSL Sports Complex. More than 50 players signed up to compete in the TanHoldings Badminton Team Tournament, which involed mixed teams comepting across all five disciplines. In an effort to attract new talent and celebrate the freedom to…

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UPDATES ON TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm no further tournaments will be played inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying window. As such, while the qualification period officially closes 15 June 2021 as per the Revised Tokyo 2020 Qualification System, the current Race To Tokyo rankings list will not change. Invitations will be sent shortly…

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Ten weeks to go: Gronya and Setyana to compete in men’s doubles event in Olympic training boost

UPDATE (28/05/21): Following the latest lockdown in Melbourne announced by the Victorian lockdown on 28 May 2021, the YONEX City of Melbourne tournament mentioned below is now postponed. The new dates are to be confirmed. Friday 14 May 2021 marks ten weeks to go until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Following their…

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Singapore Open 2021 cancelled

Tournament organisers Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) have jointly agreed to cancel the Singapore Open 2021 scheduled for 1 – 6 June 2021. All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants. However, rising COVID-19 cases globally led to complex challenges in managing…

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CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open postponed

Tournament organisers Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and Badminton World Federation have jointly agreed to postpone the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 scheduled for 25 – 30 May 2021. All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants, but the recent surge in cases left no choice but…

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Solomon Islands utilise BWF Membership Grant to run first ever Easter tournament

The Solomon Islands National Badminton Federation have successfully completed their first ever Easter badminton tournament, with 23 players competing over the long weekend in April. A large percentage of participating individuals came from the Solomon Islands National University physical education students, along with players from surrounding districts, including Central Honiara (the capital) and White River.…

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YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 Postponement

Tournament organisers Badminton Association of India (BAI) have postponed the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open – a Super 500 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour – scheduled for 11-16 May 2021. The decision was made in consultation and collaboration with local health authorities in Delhi and the Badminton World Federation. All attempts were made by organisers to…

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BWF statement on changes to tournament status – updated April 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm two BWF Tour Super 100 tournaments – the Russian Open 2021 and Indonesia Masters 2021 Super 100 – have been cancelled. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournaments. The respective decisions of the National Badminton Federation of Russia and Badminton Indonesia were made…

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