2017 Skycity New Zealand Open – Officiate Invitation


The SKYCITY New Zealand Open 2017 is a Badminton World Federation Grand Prix Gold event and will be 2017’s premier badminton event in New Zealand. The organising committee of the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open 2017 would like to extend an invitation to your Line Judges to officiate at the above event. Line Judges should have previous experience at an International level.

As you may be aware, this event has now been rescheduled from earlier this year and will be held from Tuesday 01st August to Sunday 06th August 2017 at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.

Line Judges will be required to arrive in Auckland on Monday 31st July. Finals will be held on Sunday 06th August and will commence at 3pm so officials should not expect to depart before 10pm on that day.

Accommodation will be provided on a twin share bed & breakfast basis at the SKYCITY Hotel (in the heart of Auckland City) for the period of the event (In 31 July, Out 07 August). If an official wishes to be accompanied by a partner or spouse for all or part of the event, or requires a single room, providing adequate notice is provided then this will be possible. However the Organising Committee will charge accordingly for the additional accommodation costs. This cost will be approx. NZD$140 per night, including breakfast. Officials are also responsible for covering the full cost of any additional nights at the SKYCITY hotel. Please note if you intend to arrive earlier than the 30th of July and require any additional nights, the event is unable to cover the cost of this and you will be responsible for this cost.

Travel costs to and from Auckland will be the responsibility of the Official and they should ensure they have insurance cover for the travel. Officials will be met at Auckland International Airport and transferred to the SKYCITY Hotel.

Meals will be provided at the venue while working. All other meals (except Breakfast) are the responsibility of the official. There is no allowance payable for this event. All other details will be provided once confirmation of attendance is received.

It would be appreciated if you could advise Expressions of Interest from your Officials by 31st May 2017.

If you have any queries regarding this event, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Lynne Nixey
Organising Committee
SkyCity New Zealand Open 2017