Waikato Badminton Association (WBA) will be hosting the Atalanta Jamboree at the Eastlink Badminton Stadium (60 Old Farm Road, Hamilton East 3216), in partnership with Cambridge Badminton Club. This event welcomes female players from Australian and New Zealand based clubs.

Atalanta, in Greek mythology, is a renowned and swift-footed huntress. Teams of 5-6 play in a day-time, social-competitive round robin format from 16-22 October 2022. Team entries, player nominations, social function bookings, merchandise orders are being taken online.

Regulations:

  • Eligibility: Players entering must be a member of, and in good standing, with a Club/Association affiliated to Badminton NZ or the Badminton World Federation.
  • Draws: Graded sections may be provided however should there be an insufficient number of entries all teams will be placed into the same draw.
  • Scoring: In order to ensure ties are completed on time and that player experience is maximised, the organisers may decide on alternative scoring systems.
  • Shuttles: Feather shuttles will be provided.
  • Ties: Teams can be defaulted if no players have arrived 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the tie unless the delay is due to circumstances beyond the control of the whole team. WBA recommends that players are ready to play the first match within 10-15 minutes of the scheduled start of the tie (first 15 minutes being the time provided for team introductions and warm-ups). A player who defaults a match shall have all their following matches defaulted in that tie.
  • Match format:
    • 1 & 4
    • 2 & 3
    • 4 & 5
    • 1 & 2
    • 3 & 5
    • 4 & 2
    • 1 & 3
  • Tournament Organiser / Committee reserves the right to alter / cancel the event due to COVID-19 related restrictions, insufficient entries, or if time does not permit a full competition to be played.
  • Players entering must meet all COVID-19 related conditions at the time, including but not limited to contact tracing, vaccination certificates, mask wearing and physical distancing.
  • Teams withdrawing after entries have closed will not be eligible for a refund unless a medical certificate is submitted at the time of withdrawal. A NZ$20 administration fee will be deducted from such refunds.
  • Full refunds will be provided if the tournament is suspended or cancelled, however financial reimbursement of any other expenses related to the tournament will not be considered.
  • Players agree and acknowledge that any person, shall have the right to photograph and or record on video any part of the event, retain such photographs or video recordings for their own use of whatsoever nature, distribute such photographs or video recordings to any other party, display such photographs or video recordings during the event or any time thereafter, in any form whatsoever (including but not limiting to promotional displays of the organisers and/or the sponsors of the event or any similar event, social network internet sites, the website(s) of the organisers and/or sponsors of the event and of Waikato Badminton Association) PROVIDED THAT no such photographs or video recordings shall be used or retained for any illegal immoral or unseemly user or purpose.

Key Dates & Team Enquiries:

  • Team Entry Cost: NZ$280.00 per team
  • Online Team Entries Close: 16 August 2022
  • Online Player Nominations Close: 16 September 2022
  • Online Entry Form: https://bit.ly/AtalantaJamboree2022
  • All Fees (including Team Entry, Social Functions, Merchandise) Due: 16 August 2022
  • Enquiries: Call +64 21 225 4497 / Email events@waikatobadminton.co.nz
  • Draws: To be published in October.

Payment Details:

When making an International Payment, please ensure you have processed sufficient funds to cover any bank fees. Please reference “Team Name” & “Jamboree” in your payment. Our account details are as follows:

SWIFT Code: WPACNZ2W (Westpac New Zealand)
Account Name: Waikato Badminton Association Inc
Account Number: 03-1555-0090702-000
Address: 60 Old Farm Road, Hamilton East 3216, New Zealand

Social Functions:

Sun 16 Oct (Welcome to Waikato – Complimentary): Eastlink Badminton Stadium, 60 Old Farm Road, Hamilton East 3216
3.00pm – Team Captains’ Meeting, Goodie Bag Collection
3.30pm – Official Opening & Welcome, 2023 Bid Presentation, Light Afternoon Tea

Wed 19 Oct (Dinner & Dance – $55 per person): Venue TBC
Book through Online Entry Form

Sat 21 Oct (MASKerade – $80 per person): Venue TBC
Book through Online Entry Form

Merchandise:

Cost: TBC
Size Guide: TBC
Order closing date: 16 August 2022
Order through Online Entry Form

Accommodation Partners:

TBC

Hospitality Partners:

TBC

Special Event Packages:

TBC

Social Media:

Follow our event page on Facebook, where a variety of announcements, photos and experiences will be shared!