FZ Forza Irish Para Badminton Open 2018


The FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton Open 2018 will be held in National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

The event will take place between the 18th-24th June 2018.



In 2017 the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton Open welcomed 150 athletes from 25 nations. Across the 21 events some of our winners where as follows; Sam Seop Lee won the WH1 Men's Singles, Man Kai Chu and Chun Yim Wong from Hong Kong took the Men's Doubles SS6 & Women's Doubles SS6 and Darunee Henpraiwan & Nipada Seangsupa from Thailand won the Women's Doubles SL3-SU5. 


The Irish Para-athletes are coming into this tournament after an excellent 2017 season. One of the main highlights for the Irish squad was a successful tournament at the World Championships in South Korea with Emma Farnham winning a Silver medal in the Women's Doubles SS6. Niall McVeigh also received a Bronze medal in the Mixed Doubles SS6.The Irish athletes will be looking to take their good form into the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton Open 2018.

Following on from a successful 2017 Irish Para Open, Badminton Ireland are very excited about progressing the event in 2018. 


Please see below some pictures from the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton Open 2017



Key Dates


Entry Closing Date: Tuesday 24 April (11:59 PM Kuala Lumpur time)

Withdrawal Date: 12th June 2018 (11:59 PM Kuala Lumpur time)

Entry Fee Payment & Hotel Payment Deadline: 18th May 2018 

Federations can make payments via Paypal or Bank Transfer


Competition Dates


Competition dates: 18th June to 24th June 2018


  • 18th June before 20:00 Classification Meeting & Registration Day
  • 19th June 9:00 Player Classification
  • 20th June 9:00 Day 1 of Competition
  • 21st June 9:00 Day 2 of Competition
  • 22nd June 9:00 Day 3 of Competition
  • 23rd June 9:00 Day 4 of Competition
  • 24th June 9:00 Day 5 of Competition, Finals and Medal Ceremony


Tournament Venue: National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Tournament Hotel: Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown


All entries need to be submitted to entries@bwfbadminton.org. When entering please ensure that you add the name of the tournament you wish to enter in the subject title of the email.



Competition Venue

National Indoor Arena


The National Indoor Arena has hosted many Badminton events over the past 12 months. Most notably this venue was used for the FZ Irish Open 2017 as well as the FZ Irish Para-Badminton Open 2017. This venue can seat up to 1,200 people with 6 bleachers coming out to create a stadium like atmosphere.




Tournament Hotel

Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown 



The 2018 FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton Open tournament hotel is closely located to the National Indoor Arena. The hotel is less than a 10 minute car journey from the competition hall and provides direct links to the airport. Athletes arriving into Dublin airport can make use of the hotel's shuttle bus service which will pick up athletes who booked their accommodation with the hotel. If you are interested in this service please contact gfarrell@badmintonireland.com. After the success of the FZ Irish Para-Badminton Open in June 2017, athletes and coaches should anticipate a welcome stay at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown.


Single Room - €145

Twin Room - €160

Triple Rooms/ Adapted Rooms - €180






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These rates include:

Transfer from airport to hotel (and return) 20th-26th June between 7am-12am each day.

Please send your transportation request forms to the transportation manager by 5th June 2018 (gfarrell@badmintonireland.com)

All hotel payments must be made by 18th May 2018.


The reserve hotel is the 3 star Travelodge Phoenix Park. To book this hotel please go through travelodge website. Prices for this hotel are subject to availability and DO NOT include transfers from airport (and return) or transport to venue. 


For more information on accommodation and the event please read the tournament invitation.


Tournament Forms

Tournament Invitation

Click here to download all competition forms

Or Click the links below to download the forms separately.

Entry Form

Hotel Information Form

Visa Request Form

Flight Information Form



Competition Schedule


Click on the category 


WH1       WH2       SL3       SL4       SU5      SS6  



If you wish to enquire about the tournament hotel please contact cdoherty@badmintonireland.com.


If you wish to enquire about entries or transportation please contact gfarrell@badmintonireland.com.


Any other enquiries please call +353 (0)18393028


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