Ryan Tong on preparations for Oceania Championships ‘Gameplan is everything’

Pictured: Ryan Tong (New Zealand). Photo credit: Badminton Photo The recent Thomas Cup Finals team announcement by Badminton New Zealand confirmed the selection of Ryan Tong – one of the reigning Oceania Junior Men’s Doubles Champion. Tong was victorious during the VICTOR Oceania Junior Championships 2019 alongside Jack Wang. The pair overcame Australia’s Ricky Tang…

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Update on BWF World rankings

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm it will initiate a transition towards a live 52-week BWF World Ranking commencing 2 August 2022. A complete live 52-week ranking will be published on 3 January 2023. For each week of the newly published ranking starting 2 August 2022, four weeks of historical World Ranking points will…

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New Zealand Men’s Team named as they accept qualification to TotalEnergies BWF Thomas Cup Finals 2022

In February 2022, the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships were meant to take place in North Harbour, New Zealand, alongside the Open Individual Championships, Junior Individual and Mixed Team tournament. While the (Open) Individual tournament was able to be postponed and has moved to Melbourne (Australia) between 28 April – 1 May, the…

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Quarantine-free travel for Australian players at Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022; early bird extension until 15 April

Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 delighted to welcome Australian players following border re-opening and quarantine-free travel announcement. Following the New Zealand Government and Cook Islands Government announcements this week, Badminton Oceania is delighted to extend the invite to Australian players to compete in the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022. Until now, only players from New…

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Oceania Tour will commence in 2022

The Oceania Tour was first launched in 2019 – an initiative which is linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme which is supported by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). With an aim to encourage players to support Oceania events and provide the highest performing players with additional support to enable them to attend international…

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Guam and Northern Marianas collaborate with Invitational Tournament and Exhibition match

Pictured: U17 Men’s Doubles winners Jin Chung and Chen Yang with Sandra Low (right) Photo credit: Guam National Badminton Federation  From 11-13 February 2022, teams from Guam and Northern Marianas (Team NMI) reunited for the first time since before the global pandemic began, to compete in the 2022 Guam Badminton Invitational Tournament. The invitational event…

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VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships set to take place in Melbourne, 29-31 July 2022

Badminton Oceania and Badminton Victoria are delighted to announce that the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022 will be taking place at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 July 2022. The Continental Para Badminton Championships last took place in 2020 in Ballarat, alongside the able-bodied Championships. Following the complications…

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AirBadminton introduced into a Pacific Island Resort

Over the last two years, Badminton has soared in popularity in the Cook Islands during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Cook Islands remain as one of the few countries in the world that have maintained their COVID-free status, which has allowed the non-contact sport to capitalise on their growth. With the quarantine-free travel bubble resuming…

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