KUWAIT CITY, March 27: The Scorpions won the 2016 KDD – Kuwait Badminton League Championship winning both the September 2016/ February 2017 playoffs. The KDD – Kuwait Badminton League 2016 overall championship prize distribution was held on March 23, 2017 at IBAK Gym, Salwa. The Scorpions won the title winning both the February and September playoffs. Team Shuttle Dragons was the 1st runners-up and ACME Acers were 2nd runners- up.
Sateesh, Marketing manager, KDD was the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners. The event also included awarding KDD- KBL September playoff winners and inauguration of the first synthetic badminton surface in Kuwait. KDD –Kuwait Badminton League 2016 had two playoffs; February and September. Six teams owned by IBAK members which were sponsored by individuals/corporates participated in the 2016 edition.
Top 102 players who practice across different clubs in Kuwait were auctioned into each teams in January 2016. The KDD – KBL 2016 featured 20 top international players who added to the competitiveness of the league. The KDD–KBL was a fantastic opportunity for players where senior/ international players helped and played with junior players and experiences and expertise were shared across. The 2016 league saw addition of two categories to the tie; under – 15 and Ladies doubles. Under 15 was a great addition which clearly helped boys and girls to practice and gain guidance from senior players. Ladies doubles was in tune with IBAK’s vision to provide a boost to women’s badminton in Kuwait. The players who participated in the 2016 edition represent a wide variety of nationalities and practices daily in various clubs across Kuwait. IBAK sincerely thank all the clubs who supported in this great venture which is regarded as the top most rated badminton tournament in Kuwait.
KBL is the premier and only professional badminton league in Kuwait. Indian Badminton Associa- Sidney Gavignet tion Kuwait (IBAK) in association with Kuwait Badminton Federation (KBF) had conceived the idea of a league in 2015 and 2016 was the 2nd consecutive year in which the league is held. Kuwait Danish Diary (KDD) was the title sponsor of Kuwait Badminton League for both these years. KDD/ KBL 2016 teams standings (1) The Scorpions, Winner; (2) Shuttle Dragons; 1st runners-up; (3) Acme Acers, 2nd runners-up; (4) Thanjai Ninjas; (5) Rainbow Archers and (6) Team Lions. Corporate Sponsors of KBL and its teams were Kuwait Badminton League 2015 title sponsor, Kuwait Danish Dairy (KDD) in line with its vision of ‘Wholesome Goodness’ KDD came forward to support IBAK for the second consecutive year; Team Lions –Mcdonalds, GPES; Team Acers – ACME International; Team Scorpions – Al – Khadda International; Indomie Team Thanjai Ninjas and Dr Essa A Al Saadi.