The NZ Tour
The NZ Tour is an exciting new event series to discover New Zealand's top badminton players. The tour features four regional events and the New Zealand National Championships, and culminates in the invitation-only NZ Tour Finals.
The NZ Tour Finals will feature the top eight players and pairs in each event, competing for a great prize pool.
Why Should I Play?
With New Zealand's top players vying to secure a place in the NZ Tour Finals, the stakes couldn't be higher. More players and stronger opponents will provide an increased challenge in every event - only the best will succeed.
More Prize Money
All tour events will offer at least $2,000 prize money, with further prize money to be won at the NZ Tour Finals. This guarantees a minimum of $12,000 prize money on offer throughout the tour.
Organisers of tour events will be required to meeting higher standards for tournament delivery to improve the player experience, including greater referee support, more matches umpired, longer rest time between matches, and improved timelines for entry processes, draw and schedule publication.
Who Is Eligible?
The tour is open to all players who are a member of, and in good standing with, an association affiliated to Badminton New Zealand, or a member of an affiliated member of the Badminton World Federation.
Note: Players in the New Zealand National Championships must additionally meet the requirement of being a "New Zealand Player."
How Do I Qualify?
All players participating in the NZ Tour will earn ranking points in the Race to the NZ Tour Finals. After the final qualification event, players will be invited to contest the finals, with the highest-ranked eight entries being accepted in each event.
Note: Ranking points for NZ Tour events are awarded to a pair for doubles, not to individual players. Your tour ranking is based on your best four results in the NZ Tour events.
Men's SinglesPlayerPoints1Bevan Cox68602Jasmanjot Virk56603Raphael Chris Deloy54804Edward Lau52005Chris Benzie44206Joshua Feng36407Dylan Soedjasa36408Daniel McMillan32809Alex Galt316010Markis Tew2880
Women's SinglesPlayerPoints1Victoria Guo72202Courtney Trillo68603Gaea Galvez64404Shaunna Li52005Immi Virk50606Tegan Weston42807Chanmony Khieng36808Diana Seo36809Ker’sara Koh364010Jenny Zhu3400
Men's DoublesPairPoints1Raphael Chris Deloy & Markis Tew68602Adam Jeffrey & Dylan Soedjasa52003Yao Lik Chun & Justin Tay44604Joshua Feng & Jack Wang44205Philipp Doehrn & Jasmanjot Virk42806Ben Perkinson & Kenneth Yew42807Chris Benzie & Daniel Hu36408Isaac Chan & Larry Lin36409Caleb Chen & Josef Sutrisna340010Matt Long & Joseph Reynolds3280
Women's DoublesPairPoints1Yanyu Huang & Courtney Trillo76402Shaunna Li & Alyssa Tagle52003Gaea Galvez & Ker’sara Koh44204Judy Mori & Laura Wu42805Victoria Guo & Smile Li36406Berry Ng & Nanna Siegemund34007Chanmony Khieng & Diana Seo32808Sally Fu & Camellia Zhou28609Berry Ng & Amanda Ting268010Cynthia Fan & Amreen Virk2680
Mixed DoublesPairPoints1Edward Lau & Shaunna Li52002Adam Jeffrey & Justine Villegas44203Raphael Chris Deloy & Nanna Siegemund42804Lezhi Zhu & Berry Ng40005Yao Lik Chun & Diana Seo36806Vincent Tao & Alyssa Tagle36407Jonathan Curtin & Angelina Ung36408Patrick Liu & Melissa Hopkin34009Avinash Shastri & Tegan Weston286010James Kim & Gaea Galvez2860