Earlier this year, it was announced that most of the events in the VICTOR Oceania Championships (set to be hosted by North Harbour in New Zealand) were cancelled, including the Open Men’s and Women’s Team, Junior Mixed Team and Junior Individual tournaments, due to New Zealand’s COVID-19 related border restrictions. However, the Open Individual tournament was postponed with the possibility of taking place in Week 17 of the BWF tournament calendar. Badminton Oceania has worked hard to move these Continental Championships to Melbourne, Australia and would like to thank Badminton Victoria for their co-operation and agreeing to host the tournament at such short notice.
There are even more reasons to celebrate, as the 2022 Championships will become the first time that prizemoney will be awarded to the winners and runners up of each discipline: $650 for the winner, $350 for the runner up in men’s and women’s singles; $325 for the winners and $175 for the runners up in men’s, women’s and mixed doubles (prize money in Australian dollars). Read the full media update here.