Event Notes: Myanmar Wins Right To Host 2013 Davis Cup Group III, IV Tournaments
The Int'l Tennis Federation has awarded the hosting rights for the 2013 Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group III and IV events to Myanmar. The Tennis Federation of Myanmar will organize the two group events back-to-back from April 22 to May 5 at the 10-court Thein Byu Tennis Stadium in Yangon (PHNOM PENH POST, 12/19). ... The New Zealand Open badminton championship has been upgraded to a World Federation Grand Prix tournament from next year. It will carry $50,000 prize money and be part of a three-tournament series in Oceania "squeezed between tournaments in Sydney and Tahiti." The tournament will be held at the North Shore Events Centre from April 10-14 (FAIRFAX NZ, 12/19). ... The city of Chelyabinsk, Russia has signed a deal with the Int'l Judo Federation to host the 2014 World Judo Championships (IJF).