Primary school badminton players at one of the past ShuttleTime school badminton competitions hosted between Badminton Cook Islands through the support of Badminton Oceania. 21092078
Badminton Cook Islands is excited to partner with Badminton Oceania to host next year’s Oceania Masters in Paradise badminton tournament.
tournament will take place from May 26 to 31, 2022, and is the first Master’s
badminton team event for the 35+ and 55+ age range to be hosted by Badminton Oceania
in partnership with Badminton Cook Islands. It is also the first time that the
tournament will come to Rarotonga to combine all the elements of travel,
sunshine, badminton competition, and social functions with both new and old
competition is a team competition where anybody is welcome to join. Three
competitive events will be held for the 35+ and 55+ as well as three
recreational events for the 40+ categories. Each team will be required to have
at least two men and two women competing.
Cook Islands is hoping for over 100 players to join the competition.
Ngauru, president of Badminton Cook Islands, said that with this being the
first ever Oceania Masters in Paradise competition to be held “it is an
absolute privilege for the Cook Islands to be the inaugural host”.
has played a crucial role in developing the sport of badminton here in the Cook
Islands and we are excited to continue this partnership for many events to
come,” Ngauru said.
between Badminton Oceania and Badminton Cook Islands have proved very
beneficial over the years.
Ngauru shared how
they had been able to receive many new sets of equipment from them such as
scoreboards, umpiring chairs, and branding materials.
had also assisted them in many of their programmes including ShuttleTime, a
programme carried out throughout schools in Rarotonga, as well as their Junior
Development, Coach education and AirBadminton.
Ngauru is hoping
the country also get a chance to host Oceania Junior Championships or an
Oceania international level tournament in Rarotonga in the future.
competition is a real test of the systems and infrastructure,” he said.
Oceania has strongly urged potential overseas participants who are considering
joining the competition in Rarotonga next year to take into consideration the
changing requirements that will come with Covid-19. They have also urged
potential participants to be fully vaccinated in order to add an extra layer of
safety should the competition go ahead amidst the unpredictability regarding