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). The aim of the Oceania Tour is to both encourage players in the region to support Oceania events and to provide the highest performing players with some additional support to enable them to attend international tournaments or training camps with the long term aim of representing their country at high level events like the BWF World Championships and Olympic Games.
In 2019, the Oceania Tour launched with immense success, with players and pairs from Australia claiming all the prizes across the year. However, the disruption to global badminton across 2020 and 2021 resulted in the cancellation of the Oceania Tour since then. Following the announcement of Oceania’s tournament calendar comeback, Badminton Oceania is delighted to be able to bring back the Oceania Tour in 2022.
The tour awards prize money ($1,500 NZD for singles winners and $2,500 NZD per doubles pair) to those who accumulate the highest amount of World Ranking points in each discipline (MS, WS, MD, WD, XD) from the following eligible tournaments in 2022:
Please note: Originally the Oceania Tour 2022 included the BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open and Manawatu International and was offering $2,000 and $3,500 for the respective winners. However, these two tournaments were cancelled and the prize money was adjusted. Read the full media update here.
|VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022||28 April – 1 May 2022||International Challenge|
|2022 Sydney International||5-9 October 2022||International Series|
|2022 Bendigo International||12-16 October 2022||International Challenge|
|North Harbour International 2022||19-23 October 2022||International Challenge|
|SATHIO Group Australian Badminton Open||15-20 November 2022||HSBC BWF World Tour 300|