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IBAK holds Junior Badminton Championship 2019

Winners of the IBAK Junior Badminton Championship 2019

The Indian Badminton Association Kuwait (IBAK) organized the Junior Badminton Championship 2019. This event was held over two days at Salwa recently.

More than 200 shuttle enthusiasts from different clubs and schools around Kuwait participated in this tournament in 8 different categories for boys and girls in Under-10 to Under-19 age group in singles and doubles.

Most of the matches witnessed nail-biting finishes. The sheer pace and skill at this event were arguably second to none for spectators to witness over the course of the weekend. The results of the matches leading up to the final were too close to predict. The tourney was fought in eight categories which led to seize more participation from all age groups of kids.

Competition witnessed impressive performance by all the participants with many close fought and spirited matches.

Outstanding players in the tournament: Under-10 Boys – Varun Siva, Under-10 Girls – Angel Subin, Under-13 Boys – Rohan Vagvala, Under-13 Girls – Nikhitha Rebello, Under-16 Boys – Ajay Mathew, Under-19 Boys – Manas Manoj and Under-19 Girls – Anjaly Alex.

Final results of the tournament:

Under-10 Boys Singles – Winner: Addison Sumesh, Runner-up: Aditya Anaikumar; Under-10 Boys Doubles – Winners: Aditya Anaikumar, Nehyan Mohammed Yassir; Runners-up: Addison Sumesh, Advay Pradeep; Under-10 Girls Singles – Winner: Shruti Vagvala; Runner-up: Kamya Chandrahas; Under-10 Girls Doubles – Winners: Angel Subin, Shruti Vagvala; Runners-up: Kamya Chandrahas, Afrigail

Under-13 Boys Singles – Winner: Shrihari Ganga; Runner-up: Chase Sijo; Under-13 Boys Doubles – Winners: Chase Sijo, Shrihari Ganga; Runners-up: Advay Ravindra Tapi, Jack Abraham Samuel; Under-13 Girls Singles – Winner: Neha Susan Biju; Runner-up: Ramesh Kamalini; Under-13 Girls Doubles – Winners: Anjana Sajeev, Neha Susan Biju; Runners-up: Ramesh Kamalini, Thomas Emil

Under-16 Boys Singles – Winner: Varun Shriram; Runner-up: Ajay Mathew; Under-16 Boys Doubles – Winners: Aidan Aneesh Mathew, Dhruva Bharadwaj; Runners-up: Ajay Mathew, Surya Manoj

Under-19 Boys Singles – Winner: Sarvesh Rajkumar; Runner-up: Chris Sijo; Under-19 Boys Doubles – Winners: Chris Sijo, Varun Sriram; Runners-up: Manoj Manas, Sarvesh Rajkumar; Under-19 Girls Singles – Winner: Shrivalli Ganga; Runner-up: Srisha N.; Under-19 Girls Doubles – Winners: Shrivalli Ganga, Srisha N.; Runners-up: Fiona Cabral, Niyati Pradeep

Its ‘spring’ season and IBAK is fostering the young buds in badminton. As part of its vision to nurture the young talents in Kuwait, IBAK has elongated their reach in all age groups. This time, it was our future talents. IBAK conducted its first of its kind tourney which focuses on young buds with IBAK Junior Badminton Championship 2019. Last weekend showcased the real talents veiled in our young kids. The tourney witnesses young kids clashing for grandeur from all over Kuwait from different areas, clubs, coaching centers.

IBAK coaching has regular full time coaching for various categories including beginners, intermediate and advance level with certified full time coach. Those who are interested can contact at ibakcoaching@gmail.com for further details.

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