Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shuttlecocks galore in Sydney

If you’re a huge ‘flick of the wrist’ type of sports fan because tennis is way too exhausting to watch, then you need to be in Sydney 24-29 June. Yep, it’s that time of year for the Australian Badminton Open!
This isn’t just the top Aussie players taking part in this annual competition. It attractions serious movers, shakers and major eye candy including the best-in-their-game competitors from around the globe.
With $750,000 as the winning prize, you bet that the crème de la crème of sports stars will be showing up and knocking each other out, one shuttle cock at a time, to win the tournament. Taking place at the incredible Sports Center in the Sydney Olympic Park, you can also see a buildup of epic games from players who originate from Europe and Asia.
The website is seriously snazzy and shows real time social media activity, details on buying tickets, current news, events related to the Open and relevant badminton hype around the globe.
The ticket are actually quite reasonable ranging from $20 AUD (adults) and $10 for kids for one match or you can buy a 6 day pass for $160 and get ready to watch a major slam dunk of feathers.  A multitude of other price options are available including 3 day passes and remember to account for the ‘inconvenience’ fees for ticket transactions when you’re budgeting on tickets. For anyone on a business trip to Sydney and need to go all-out on entertaining corporate clients, contact the hotline to get corporate/business rates and wow your colleagues with VIP seating.
If you’re slightly running late and miss the opening ceremony games, then the website also has live updates on who’s heading to the next round. The real time results feature how well these international players are doing, including big names such as Lee Chong Wei, Simon Santoso and Nozomi Okuhara.
A really nice element to point out is that if you’re driving, within 27 minutes on the M2 and A3, you can be back at a really affordable Sydney hotel and have a cocktail while you check out the Harbour skyline. Oh, and a finale comment – do you know TripAdvisor has given us a Certificate of Excellence Award FOUR years in a row? Also just check out our new video tour on the home page and you’ll see why Cremorne Point Manor is so popular. Pat on the back to us, right…and watch that birdie fly!

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