Introducing 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 SinglesPlayerPoints1Edward Lau52002Chris Benzie44203Joshua Feng36404Dylan Soedjasa36405Jasmanjot Virk28606Bevan Cox28607Isaac Chan28608Avinash Shastri28609Raphael Chris Deloy208010Alex Deng2080
Women's SinglesPlayerPoints1Shaunna Li52002Victoria Guo44203Gaea Galvez36404Ker’sara Koh36405Immi Virk28606Sherry Lin28607Courtney Trillo28608Amreen Virk28609Angelina Ung208010Tegan Weston2080
Men's DoublesPairPoints1Adam Jeffrey & Dylan Soedjasa52002Joshua Feng & Jack Wang44203Chris Benzie & Daniel Hu36404Isaac Chan & Larry Lin36405James Kim & Jin Mori28606Jonathan Curtin & Ryan Tong28607Raphael Chris Deloy & Markis Tew28608Yao Lik Chun & Justin Tay28609Ben Perkinson & Kenneth Yew208010Liam Fong & Douglas Shephard2080
Women's DoublesPairPoints1Shaunna Li & Alyssa Tagle52002Gaea Galvez & Ker’sara Koh44203Victoria Guo & Smile Li36404Yanyu Huang & Courtney Trillo36405Berry Ng & Amanda Ting28606Sally Fu & Camellia Zhou28607Sherry Lin & Xiaocui Zhou28608Cynthia Fan & Amreen Virk28609Chanmony Khieng & Diana Seo208010Nanna Siegemund & Angelina Ung2080
Mixed DoublesPairPoints1Edward Lau & Shaunna Li52002Adam Jeffrey & Justine Villegas44203Vincent Tao & Alyssa Tagle36404Jonathan Curtin & Angelina Ung36405Avinash Shastri & Tegan Weston28606Markis Tew & Amanda Ting28607Thomas Ellis & Tiffany Lee28608James Kim & Gaea Galvez28609Kenneth Yew & Laarni Moreno208010Ryan Tong & Camellia Zhou2080