TNBL Draw Round 6

Please see below for the Draw for Round 6:
– Week 1 – 23 Sep
– Week 2 – 30 Sep
No play 7 Oct
– Week 3 – 14 Oct
– Week 4 – 21 Oct
– Week 5 – 28 Oct

There are 4 Grades in Round 6, with a total of 26 teams. Grades 3 & 4 are split into 2 Groups, which follow onto play-offs to determine final rankings 1-8. These include Semi-finals and then Finals in the 1st-4th & 5th-8th draws.

Grades 1 & 4 have a BYE each week.

Round 7 will start on Thu 4 Nov and run for 7 weeks. Entry deadline is Fri 29 Oct.

Draw available on Tournament Software HERE

COVID-19 Update – Mon 20 Sep

Dear Badminton Community,

The NZ Government has just announced that our region will remain in Alert Level 2 (Delta) until at least Tue 5 Oct at 11:59pm. This will be reviewed by cabinet on Mon 4 Oct. A significant change sees the limit on mass gatherings increased from 50 to 100. This is what we have been waiting for. Please read below for an update on our badminton activities during Alert Level 2 (Delta) and a reminder of the continued requirements.

Alert Level 2 (Delta)

All the measures introduced along with ‘Alert Level 2 (Delta)’ remain in effect. Here is a reminder:

  • Mandatory mask wearing in all public venues. This includes all spectators, staff, coaches, parents and persons not engaged with playing. Masks are to be worn the entire time but may be removed to eat and drink.
  • Mandatory record keeping. This is different and in addition to the contact tracing register complied by Badminton Manawatu. The easiest way to do this is by using the NZ COVID Tracer app on your phone to scan the QR codes at the venue. Badminton Manawatu are providing our own QR codes for scanning in addition to the CET Arena ones and will remind everyone when entering the venue. If you are not scanning QR codes, then we will ask what method you are using to keep a record of your personal movements.
  • A maximum of 100 persons in an indoor venue. This is a firm limit, and we will not operate any event/programme that would breach this. Strictly adhere to any staggered start times as these may be used to ensure we can run an event without breaching the 100-person maximum.
  • A minimum of 2-meter physical distancing. This applies to anyone not participating in badminton and must be maintained by everyone not sharing the same household (or household bubble).

These extra requirements indicate the increased risk of Delta compared to previous strains and so Badminton Manawatu will be enforcing all Alert Level 2 (Delta) requirements in cooperation with CET Arena staff. Anybody not following the requirements, or repeatedly offending will be removed from the venue for the safety of everyone else.

Programmes & Events

Below is an update on the status of each event/programme and what this will look like at Alert Level 2 (Delta):

  • Bubble Badminton – GOING AHEAD (Tue 21 Sep). The final opportunity to book courts to play badminton in CET Arena through us is on Tue 21 Sep (4pm-5:30pm) & (5:45pm-7:15pm). Bookings can be made, and full details are available, on our website: https://www.manawatubadminton.org.nz/bubble-badminton/.
  • Thursday Night Badminton League (Round 6) – GOING AHEAD (Thu 23 Sep). The mass gathering limit has been increased to 100 so we are able to resume TNBL on Thursday. Most teams have confirmed entry into Round 6 and so once the last few have replied we will be able to complete and release the draw for the upcoming round.
  • Shuttle Time Primary School Competition (Term 3) – CANCELLED. All schools have been contacted and unfortunately the competition cancelled.
  • Shuttle Time Youth League (Term 3) – CANCELLED. All schools have been contacted and unfortunately the competition cancelled.
  • Shuttle Time Badge Course (Term 3) – CANCELLED. Not enough time remain to delivery and effective programme in Term 3. Registrations are open for the Term 4 course.
  • Junior Reps (Training) – GOING AHEAD (Tue 28 Sep). The final junior rep training will run as one large group (all age groups) in Arena on Tue 28 Sep. Watch out for communication about an upcoming Manawatu ABCD Championships later in the year as well as prize-giving.
  • Senior Reps (Practice) – CANCELLED. No venues are available to us until Alert Level 1, which will not be until October at the earliest. Watch out for communication about an upcoming Manawatu ABCD Championships later in the year!
  • Shuttle Time Intermediate School Competition (Term 4) – GOING AHEAD (Thu 4 Nov). We are planning as if the Term 4 school competition will be in Alert Level 1. Please visit our website to register teams: https://www.manawatubadminton.org.nz/intermediate-entry-form/.
  • Shuttle Time Badge Course (Term 4) – GOING AHEAD (Tue 2 Nov) . We are planning as if the Term 4 after-school Shuttle Time course will be in Alert Level 1. This will be located at Cornerstone School on Tuesdays at 3:45pm-5:15pm (2 Nov – 14 Dec). The registration form is on our website: https://www.manawatubadminton.org.nz/badge-classes/. Queries can be made directly to Josh Curry at josh@manawatubadminton.org.nz.

More Information

We expect all attendees to be familiar with the expectations upon them when participating (or attending) any Badminton Manawatu event/programme during any alert level. To make sure you are up to date, visit our website and read the ‘Participant Guidelines’ document:

Further details on alert levels and Sport NZ guidance can be found on their websites:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Update – Tue 7 Sep

Dear Badminton Community,

The NZ Government has announced that everywhere outside of Auckland will be moving into Alert Level 2 (Delta) on Wed 8 Sep. This will be reviewed by cabinet on Mon 13 Sep. Please read below for an update on our badminton activities during Alert Level 2 (Delta) and what extra requirements this ‘new Level 2’ will bring.

Alert Level 2 (Delta)

While it is great news that we are moving into ‘Alert Level 2’, you must be aware of the new requirements in this alert level and what it means for badminton (and sport in general). Here is a summary of the differences to the old Alert Level 2:

  • Mandatory mask wearing in all public venues. This includes all spectators, staff, coaches, parents and persons not engaged with playing. Masks are to be worn the entire time but may be removed to eat and drink.
  • Mandatory record keeping. This is different and in addition to the contact tracing register complied by Badminton Manawatu. The easiest way to do this is by using the NZ COVID Tracer app on your phone to scan the QR codes at the venue. Badminton Manawatu are providing our own QR codes for scanning in addition to the CET Arena ones and will remind everyone when entering the venue. If you are not scanning QR codes, then we will ask what method you are using to keep a record of your personal movements.
  • A maximum of 50 persons in an indoor venue. This is a firm limit, and we will not operate any event/programme that would breach this. Strictly adhere to any staggered start times as these may be used to ensure we can run an event without breaching the 50-person maximum.
  • A minimum of 2-meter physical distancing. This applies to anyone not participating in badminton and must be maintained by everyone not sharing the same household (or household bubble).

These extra requirements indicate the increased risk of Delta compared to previous strains and so Badminton Manawatu will be enforcing all Alert Level 2 (Delta) requirements in cooperation with CET Arena staff. Anybody not following the requirements, or repeatedly offending will be removed from the venue for the safety of everyone else.

Programmes & Events

Below is an update on the status of each event/programme and what this will look like at Alert Level 2 (Delta):

  • Bubble Badminton – GOING AHEAD. It’s back! Everybody will be able to book courts to play badminton in CET Arena on Thu 9 Sep (6pm-9:30pm) & Tue 14 Sep (3:30pm-7:30pm). Full details are available on our website: https://www.manawatubadminton.org.nz/bubble-badminton/. This will run for as long as the Alert Level 2 (Delta) requirements are in place. Bookings for subsequent days will be dependent upon Alert Level status.
  • Thursday Night Badminton League (Round 6)– SUSPENDED. We cannot run the league at Alert Level 2 (Delta) given the number of participants and available time. TNBL may resume if the maximum number of persons is raised to 100 or the Alert Level drops to 1. Given the large delay between the end of Round 5 and the start of Round 6, ALL teams to confirm entry into Round 6. A separate email will be sent about TNBL. The earliest next available session is Thu 16 Sep, depending on alert level status.
  • Shuttle Time Primary School Competition (Term 3) – SUSPENDED. We cannot run this competition at Alert Level 2 (Delta) given the number of participants & parents in a confined space. We do not feel it appropriate to ask parents not to attend give the age of participants. The competition may resume if the maximum number of persons is raised to 100 or the Alert Level drops to 1. The earliest next available session is Tue 21 Sep, depending on alert level status. We will be in contact with schools this week about the possible options for proceeding with this competition.
  • Shuttle Time Youth League (Term 3) – CANCELLED. The competition has been cancelled with 2 weeks remaining. All schools have been informed of the options and we are working through fulfilling these on an individual school basis.
  • Shuttle Time Badge Course (Term 3) – CANCELLED. School venues are unavailable to us until Alert Level 1 and we do not envisage being back in school venues before the end of Term 3 so we have taken the decision to cancel this course as so few weeks remain.
  • Junior Reps (Training) – SUSPENDED. The final group training session is scheduled to be Tue 21 Sep. This can only go ahead if the maximum number of persons is raised to 100 (all juniors in Arena) or the Alert Level drops to 1. We will not be extending any further training sessions as this will impact the start of the summer sports season. Junior Rep Prize-giving will go ahead later in the year, once we are back in Alert Level 1.
  • Senior Reps (Practice) – SUSPENDED. The final practice sessions were scheduled for Sun 26 & Wed 29 Sep. All senior trainings are subject to Alert Level 1 given that they are held in school venues. The most likely situation is that we will return to pay-to-play sessions on Sundays in PNINS by the time we drop to Alert Level 1.
  • Shuttle Time Intermediate School Competition (Term 4) – GOING AHEAD. We are planning as if the Term 4 school competition will be in Alert Level 1. Please visit our website to register teams: https://www.manawatubadminton.org.nz/intermediate-entry-form/
  • Shuttle Time Badge Course (Term 4) – GOING AHEAD. We are planning as if the Term 4 after-school Shuttle Time course will be in Alert Level 1. This will be located at Cornerstone School at 3:45pm-5:15pm, with day of the week TBC. The registration form is on our website: https://www.manawatubadminton.org.nz/badge-classes/. Queries can be made directly to Josh Curry at josh@manawatubadminton.org.nz.

More Information

We expect all attendees to be familiar with the expectations upon them when participating (or attending) any Badminton Manawatu event/programme during any alert level. To make sure you are up to date, visit our website and read the ‘Participant Guidelines’ document:

Further details on alert levels and Sport NZ guidance can be found on their websites:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Update – 18 Aug

Dear Badminton Community,

New Zealand moved into Alert Level 4 at 23:59 on Tuesday 17 August for 7 days. For our region, the Alert Level will be reviewed after 3 days.

Badminton Update

Please read below for an update about ongoing programmes and events during each Alert Level, so that you may prepare.

  • Alert Level 4
    • No Badminton Manawatu activities will operate.
  • Alert Level 3
    • No Badminton Manawatu activities will operate.
  • Alert Level 2
    • Thursday Night Badminton League will resume.
    • Junior Rep training at Arena will resume.
    • Shuttle Time Youth League at Arena will resume.
    • Shuttle Time Primary School Competition at Arena will resume.
    • Clubs based at Arena may resume.
  • Alert Level 1
    • Shuttle Time Badge Classes in PNINS will resume.
    • Junior Rep training in PNINS will resume.
    • Senior Rep practice in PNINS will resume.
    • Shuttle Time delivery in schools will resume.
    • Clubs based in schools may resume.

Badminton Manawatu have a robust COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedure in place to safely operate activities under Alert Levels 1 & 2.

We will make decisions about each programme/event as appropriate in the aftermath of each review of the Alert Level status by the NZ Government.

More Information

To remind yourselves about the Alert Levels and what activities/services are available, please visit the resources below:

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone back on court soon!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

James Veitch

0204 097 0530 | james@manawatubadminton.org.nz

TNBL Draw Round 5

Please see below for the Draw for Round 5:
– Week 1 – 01 Jul
– Week 2 – 08 Jul
– Week 3 – 29 Jul
– Week 4 – 05 Aug
– Week 5 – 12 Aug

There are 5 Grades in Round 5, with a total of 33 teams. Grades 2 & 4 are split into 2 Groups, which follow onto play-offs to determine final rankings 1-8. These include Semi-finals and then Finals in the 1st-4th & 5th-8th draws.

Grade 4 has a BYE each week.

Round 6 to start on 19 Aug.

Draw available on Tournament Software HERE

TNBL Round 4

Please see below for the Draw for Round 4:
– Week 1 – 27 May
– Week 2 – 03 Jun
– Week 3 – 10 Jun
– Week 4 – 17 Jun
– Week 5 – 24 Jun

Grades 2, 3 & 4 are split into 2 Boxes, which follow onto play-offs to determine final rankings 1-8.

Round 5 to start on 1 Jul.

Draw available on Tournament Software HERE

Enter u13 & u17 Opens

Entry is now open for our two upcoming Badminton NZ sanctioned tournaments:
– Manawatu / North Island u13 Championships 2021
– Manawatu u17 Open 2021

Full event details and online entry is available via the following links:
– u13 Champs: https://bnz.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/11D79A58-C1EB-4C69-A21C-C7C7868C13E0
– u17 Open: https://bnz.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/ad8e83d7-565c-49d7-af5e-042aa1b7ba84

Please direct queries to James at james@manawatubadminton.org.nz

COVID-19 Update – Tue 2 Mar

Dear Badminton Community,

The NZ Government have announced that the Manawatu region moved into Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sun 28 Feb for a period of 7 days.

Please read below for how this impacts our events that you may be involved in over this week:

  • Masters Rep Trials (Sun 28 Feb) – Postponed.
    • Masters / Vets / Super-Vets trials will now be Sun 7 Mar & Sun 14 Mar, subject to Manawatu being in Alert Level 1. Alternative venues for use during Alert Level 2 are also being explored.
  • Meet the Coaches (Tue 2 Mar) – u13 & u15 Going Ahead. U17 & u19 Postponed.
    • U13 & u15 Meet the Coaches will take place at the NEW TIME of 6pm at Marist Clubrooms this week. There will NOT be any pizza and tracksuits will not be distributed under Alert Level 2. Players & parents may bring food with them but must take all rubbish home.
    • The u17 & u19 age groups have been postponed to ensure that we remain under the 100-person gathering limit in the venue. U17 & u19 meet the coaches shall now take place at the start of training next week at 5:30pm-6pm at PNINS (Tue 9 Mar)
  • Senior Rep Trials (Wed 3 Mar) – Going Ahead.
    • These trials have been moved to the Feilding Civic Centre 6:30pm-9pm. A later start to allow everyone more time to arrive on time. Any junior or non-drivers needing transport, please ask another trialist or contact us and we can help.
  • Year 5-8 School Comp (Thu 4 Mar) – Cancelled.
    • We have not been able to secure additional venue/courts. Given the anticipated number of participants and limited space in the only venue available to us, we have decided to cancel the competition this week. We will look at incorporating extra matches during the remaining weeks, to balance out the competition.
  • TNBL (Thu 4 Mar) – Going Ahead.
    • Proceeding under Alert Level 2 conditions in Arena 3 for all those teams scheduled to play.
  • Shuttle Time Badge Course (Fri 5 Mar) – Postponed.
    • We are not able to play at PNINS during Alert Level 2. We will run an extra week at the start of Term 2, meaning the end date is now Fri 14 May.
  • Masters Rep Trials (Sun 7 Mar) – Going ahead.
    • The Masters / Vets / Super-Vets trials will now be held at Feilding Civic Centre on Sun 7 Mar at 4pm-7pm. We hope that sun 14 Mar trials will be held at PNINS during Alert Level 1.

Please familiarise yourselves with NZ Government guidelines and MBA COVID-19 protocol during Alert Level 2:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.