World Champion heads to Sydney
With over 300 players from 29 countries participating in this year’s Yonex Australian Open Grand Prix Gold in Sydney, the numbers have exceeded organisers expectations and compared with other major tournaments and will put this event amongst the largest number of entries being played anywhere around the world.
World No.5 and 2010 World Champion Chen Jin (China) heads the field which includes former World and Olympic Champion Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia).
Draws will be available on the tournament website www.australianbadmintonopen.com.au
Date: 03-08 April 2012
Venue: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek.
Matches from qualifying stages to 2rd rounds (Tue & Wed) = $20 each day
Third round matches (Thursday) = $30
Quarter-finals (Friday) = $40
Semi-finals (Saturday) = $40
Final (Sunday) = $40
* Junior discount $10 off.
Weekend passes for all quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals are $100.
Season pass for the entire event from Tue-Sun is $150.
VIP season pass is $250.
There are only limited seatings available for the public so please purchase your tickets early.
Schedule of Play:
(subject to change following the official draw)
Tuesday 03 April - 9am – 9pm
Qualifying rounds for all events.
Mens Singles first round
Wednesday 04 April - 9am – 9pm
Mens Singles first & second rounds (main draw)
Womens Singles first round (main draw)
Womens Doubles first round (main draw)
Mens Doubles first round (main draw)
Mixed Doubles first round (main draw)
Thursday 05 April - 11am – 9pm
Mens Singles third round
Womens Singles second round
Womens Doubles second round
Mens Doubles second round
Mixed Doubles second round
Friday 06 April - 4pm - 9pm
Quarter-finals – all events
Saturday 07 April - 1pm – 7pm
Semi-finals (all 5 disciplines)
Sunday 08 April – 1pm – 7pm
Finals (all 5 disciplines)
For further information please visit the tournament website: