Wellington North Badminton has hosted another successful Wellington North Open over the weekend of 1-2 August. Despite the impacts of COVID-19, this pinnacle event for Wellington North Badminton has made history on two fronts.
The biggest tournament in Central Region for the last 10 years with 74 players entered from all around the country. The event was also live-streamed for the first time ever on Facebook Live, for selected matches of the semi-finals, and all main draw matches of the finals. This has continued to build the profile and audience for badminton both regionally and nationally.
Wellington North Open 2020 Highlights
More photos are available on our Facebook page.
This was one of the best tournament I’ve been to.Aaron Ng (OTG)
The event has attracted talents from across the country, with 3/4 seed Jasmonjot Virk (WKO) overcoming second seed Avinash Shastri (WN) over a tightly contested semi-finals, winning 15-21, 21-14, 21-16; Whilst top seed Luke Falvey (WN) managed to maintain his dominance, taking out 3/4 seed Winson Wong (WEL) winning in straight games 21-17, 21-18. However, Jasmanjot managed to maintain his winning momentum to taking out the title of Wellington North Open Men’s Singles champion after a close encounter against Luke, winning 21-18, 21-19.
Wellington North’s top woman player Caragh Alley, (also top seed in the tournament) across all 3 events (WS, WD and XD) had a good day at the office over the weekend and was triple crowned, taking out the title of Women’s Singles Champion, Women’s Doubles Champions with partner Michelle Au (HB) and Mixed Doubles Champions with partner Luke Falvey (WN).
For full results of the tournament, visit https://bit.ly/wno2020
Wellington North Open 2020 Finalists
You guys did a great job on the tournament this year! Really impressed with the sponsors, food, stadium and the effort put in by the team to keep a strict set schedule!Gabe Martin (OTG)
The overwhelming support from our players, supporters, volunteers and partners has reaffirmed Wellington North Badminton’s ability to deliver world class events and tournaments experience to players and spectators alike. A huge thank you New World Tawa for donating all the goodies for our players’ snack stations, as well as supplies for our tournament cafe; a big shout out to Wellington Community Trust for their funding support to enable our community development team to deliver such an amazing event; and finally our accommodation partner Willis Wellington Hotel for providing affordable accommodation options to our out of region players.