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 SinglesPlayerPoints1Avinash Shastri131402Jasmanjot Virk131003Bevan Cox127004Daxxon Vong121805Raphael Chris Deloy119406Edward Lau116007Chris Benzie89008Winson Wong82809Philipp Doehrn816010Alex Galt7740
Women's SinglesPlayerPoints1Gaea Galvez155602Tegan Weston130003Shaunna Li116004Courtney Trillo113405Immi Virk107006Jenny Zhu99807Josephine Zhao79608Chanmony Khieng76809Victoria Guo722010Lucy Thomsen7100
Men's DoublesPairPoints1Raphael Chris Deloy & Markis Tew149402Ben Perkinson & Kenneth Yew117203Patrick Liu & Winson Wong107804Adam Jeffrey & Dylan Soedjasa106405Philipp Doehrn & Jasmanjot Virk100406Ryan Tong & Jack Wang94607Yao Lik Chun & Justin Tay89808Lik De Chun & Noriyuki Kurata62009Chris Benzie & Daniel Hu620010Caleb Chen & Josef Sutrisna5960
Women's DoublesPairPoints1Shaunna Li & Alyssa Tagle116002Yanyu Huang & Courtney Trillo111603Gaea Galvez & Jenny Zhu88404Immi Virk & Tegan Weston85605Pingkan Polak & Lucy Thomsen84206Sally Fu & Camellia Zhou83007Judy Mori & Laura Wu82808Chanmony Khieng & Diana Seo72809Gaea Galvez & Mayu Motohashi560010Berry Ng & Amanda Ting5420
Mixed DoublesPairPoints1Avinash Shastri & Tegan Weston119802Edward Lau & Shaunna Li116003Daxxon Vong & Gaea Galvez93004Vincent Tao & Alyssa Tagle81205Adam Jeffrey & Justine Villegas79406Yao Lik Chun & Diana Seo78407Jonathan Curtin & Angelina Ung71608Raphael Chris Deloy & Nanna Siegemund68409Winson Wong & Jenny Zhu680010Bevan Cox & Pingkan Polak6200