Maiden ranking Badminton tourney begins

JAMMU: Organised by the J&K Badminton Association (JKBA), the first ranking badminton tournament, necessitated by the Badminton Association of India (BAI), got underway at Badminton Hall of the J&K Police, here today.

The competition was declared open by chairman of the Association, Dr O D Sharma, who interacted with the participants and officials as also the organising committee members. In all, around 150 shuttlers are taking part in this event meant for those under-19 and seniors men and women.

Senior SAI Badminton coach, Sat Pal Sharma has been made technical head, who shall be supervising the competition. Among others present were Balbir Singh Jamwal (general secretary, JKBA)), Sultan Mirza and Sukhdev Singh.

The Results:

UNDER-19: BOYS: Singles: Umais (Srinagar) bt Jatin 18-21, 21-10, 21-15; Bhavya Sharma bt Prabjot Singh 21-15, 21-08; Sehdev bt Mohit 21-18, 21-20; Nakul Vaid bt Ayush 21-07, 21-12; Aesh Goswami bt Sanyam 21-11, 21-16.Doubles: Ritik and Ashutosh bt Sujal and Parav 21-6, 21-10. GIRLS: Singles: Krishika bt Satuti (Udhampur) 21-13, 21-14; Niteshi bt Srijus 21-10, 21-17; Sambhvi bt Mannu 21-19, 23-21; Naman bt Anandita 21-19, 21-07. MEN: Singles: Shushant bt Nakul Vaid 21-16, 21-18; Aesh Goswami bt Ishfaq (Srinagar) 21-15, 21-19; Mayank bt Sail 21-16, 21-15; Mohit bt Mirdul 21-06, 21-07; Shubham got walkover Akshay; Sehdev Singh lost to Harsh Mahajan 18-21, 16-21l Shubshank bt Shubham Verma 21-15, 21-12; Puranjay bt Sarabpreet 21-14, 17-21, 21-13; Raghav Dogra bt Puranjay 21-14, 21-10; Vasu Bhagat bt Mujeeb Ul Rehman 21-14, 21-10;Divum Gupta bt Shushank Gupta 21-16, 21-12; Dhananjay bt Mayank 21-15, 21-19.

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