The Festival of Badminton is back in 2018! This year's event incorporates:
YONEX VICTORIAN OPEN - $15,000 Prize Money
The best of our Victorian badminton players and other interstate and international guest players will compete for Victorian titles at the YONEX Victorian Open. With $15,000 Prize Money on the line, you will be sure to see some amazing matches throughout the weekend - in particular, Semi-Finals at 9:00 AM and Finals at 12:00PM on Sunday 2 December 2018. The event is the last tournament featured in the YONEX Elite Series in 2018.
Talent to look out for:
Matthew Chau - Olympian (2016)
Gronya Somerville - 2x Commonwealth Games Athlete (2014, 2018)
Ashwant Gobinathan - Australian Team at Oceania Teams Championships 2018
Joy Lai - Australian Team, Oceania Championships 2018
Louisa Ma - Australian Team, Oceania Championships 2018
Eric Vuong - Australian Team, Oceania Championships 2018
[Withdrawn] Jacob Schueler - Australian Team, Oceania Championships 2018
VICTORIAN PARA-BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Off the back of the Australian Para-Badminton International and VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018, our Victorian athletes will compete for state titles in Para-Badminton classifications WH 1&2, SL3&4, SU5 and SS6. Check out our upcoming athletes who will be eyeing off the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the near future!
UNDER 13 VICTORIAN STATE TITLES
Our Victorian juniors are some of the strongest in the country, which sees the event attracting some interstate entrants. Be sure to see our upcoming badminton stars compete for state titles and finish up the selection period for the Under 13 Victorian State Team competing next year at the 2019 WSBA Under 13 Interstate Series.
So if you are in Melbourne on the 1-2 December 2018, be sure to join us for the Festival of Badminton at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)! Matches will be on all day from 9:00 AM on both days.
Can't get to MSAC? Then be sure to catch the LIVE broadcast online!