Badminton New Zealand regrets to announce that the upcoming National Under 15s, Under 19s and Masters Championships have been cancelled, due to the ongoing restrictions across the country.
These events all required that the whole country was in Alert Level 2 or lower, with domestic travel and large indoor gatherings permitted. As previously advised, Badminton New Zealand set dates for each event by which this criteria must be met in order to proceed, in order to strike a balance between giving as much notice as possible for participants, while also allowing the best chance for these events to go ahead.
Unfortunately, the discovery of new cases in the Waikato region over the weekend, and the extension of Level 3 restrictions in Auckland, means that this criteria will not be met by the decision date for each event, and therefore we are forced to cancel each event.
We understand that this will be disappointing news for the hundreds of players who have been training hard in their bubbles and were looking forward to competing in October, and equally we are disappointed that we cannot run these events.
If you had entered to play in any of these events, please check your email for further information, or contact the event director as below:
- New Zealand Under 15 National Championships: Jonathon Stone
- New Zealand Under 19 National Championships: Alex Liu
- New Zealand Masters National Championships: Jonathon Stone
Unfortunately, the latest extension of restrictions also impacts several sanctioned events that were postponed into October. The following events are also cancelled:
Please contact the event organiser if you require any further information on these sanctioned events.