The cancellation of events in Badminton Oceania’s 2020 tournament calendar resulted in the cancellation of the Oceania Tour 2020. Unfortunately, the global health pandemic continues to disrupt Oceania’s tournament calendar into 2021. While there are still plans for Oceania’s tournaments to go ahead in 2021: with the postponement of the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2021, Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open and the Australian Open; Bendigo and Sydney International continue to plan for Grade 3 tournaments in September, the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic has resulted in a cancellation of the Oceania Tour 2021.The focus remains on reprising the initiative in 2022.
The Oceania Tour 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 events or training camps with the long term aim of representing their country at high level events like the BWF World Championships and Olympic Games.