AIG, FZ Forza Irish Open 2018

The Irish Open is part of the World and European circuit where players can earn essential world ranking and European circuit ranking points. The Irish Open has a rich history in world badminton, with Ireland being one of the founding members of the World Badminton Federation. The event has been running uninterrupted since 1902, making it one of the oldest and prestigious badminton events in the world.


The AIG, FZ Forza Irish Open is the biggest event in the Badminton Ireland Calendar. The competition sees players from across the world coming to Ireland in order to compete for crucial world ranking points. Following the success of the 2018 Irish Para Badminton Open, the 2018 Irish Open will be returning to the National Indoor Arena in Dublin on the 14th-17th November. This year the AIG, FZ Forza Irish Open will be running on the same week as the National Badminton Week.


Event Details

Competition dates: 14th - 17th November 2018

  • 14th November 11:00 Qualification
  • 15th November 09:00 Preliminary Rounds (1st and 2nd Round)
  • 16th November 10:00 Quarter Finals and Semi Finals
  • 17th November 13:30 Finals - TV Coverage (TG4) starting at 16:30

Tournament Venue: National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Tournament Hotel: Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

Entry Deadline 16th October 2018 (23:59 GMT+8)

Withdrawal Date - 29th October 2018

Irish Players Entry Deadline - 14th October


Competition Venue

National Indoor Arena

The National Indoor Arena has hosted many Badminton events over the past 24 months. Most notably this venue was used for the FZ Forza Irish Open in 2016 & 2017 as well as the FZ Irish Para-Badminton Open 2017 & 2018. This venue can seat up to 1,200 people with 6 bleachers coming out to create a stadium like atmosphere. The hall will be fitted with 6 matted courts.


Tournament Hotel 

Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown 

The 2018 AIG, FZ  Forza Irish 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 After the success of the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton Open in June 2018, athletes and coaches should anticipate a welcome stay at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown.


Single Room - €149

Twin Room - €159 

Triple Rooms/ Adapted Rooms - Request needed. contact


Tournament Forms


Irish Players Entry Form (return to

International Players Enter Here

Visa Request forms (return to

Competition Schedule

World Ranking Date - 25th October 2018

Draw for Irish Open 2018


You can follow all the build up for the AIG, FZ  Forza Irish Open through Badminton Ireland's social media outlets



If you wish to enquire about the tournament hotel please contact 

If you wish to enquire about entries or transportation please contact

Any other enquiries please call +353 (0)18393028