Some of you may have already seen the BWF & Badminton NZ
announcements about the cancellation of both the NZ Open and the Manawatu
International in 2022. An international badminton tournament in the Manawatu
had the entire region excited, and Badminton Manawatu are deeply disappointed
to announce its cancellation. We would like to thank everyone who has
contributed to the planning of the tournament so far. We are already working
with Badminton Oceania and Badminton New Zealand to explore options for hosting
this tournament in 2023, so watch this space over the coming months.
You can read about the cancellation of both events on the
Badminton NZ website here: https://badminton.org.nz/news/2022/07/covid-uncertainty-delays-return-of-international-events/.
Please see below for the Draw for Round 6:
– Week 1 – 21 Jul
– No play on 28 Jul
– Week 2 – 04 Aug
– Week 3 – 11 Aug
– Week 4 – 18 Aug
– Week 5 – 25 Aug
Active COVID-19 Protocols:
- Undergo a RAT if showing symptoms.
- Masks to be worn entering & exiting the building, but not required within the hall for participants.
There are 27 teams in total playing across four grades:
- Grade 1 – 5 team round robin with a BYE each week.
- No Grade 1-2 friendlies to alleviate the problem of finding subs.
- Grade 2 – 5 team round robin with a BYE each week.
- Grade 3 – 5 team round robin with a BYE each week.
- Grade 4 – 11 teams split between 3 groups with semi-final (Week 4) and final (Week 5) play-offs for all teams. There is a BYE in Group C.
No play on 28 Jul
No play on 1 & 8 Sep.
Round 7 to start on Thu 15 Sep.