Sanil and Don crowned champions in Advance Category
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12: The Victor Badminton Academy recently organized the third Victor Intraclub tournament at the Al-Sahil Sports Club in Abu Halifa on the 7th and 8th of January 2019 in which more than 60 players participated over two days. The tournament was held in 3 different categories, Advance, Intermediate and Beginner.
All the categories competed in round robin format at the league stage followed by knockout in the quarter-finals, semifinal and fi- nal stages and the trainees played in knockout format. Advance Category In the Advance category eight teams advanced into the quarter-final stage and was played in the 15-15-15 knockout format.
In the first quarter-finals, top qualifier for Pool A, Kiran & Anand played with the no 4 qualifier for pool B, Prasanth and Sunil, Prasanth and Sunil emerged victorious with a score of 15- 11, 15-10 to advance to semifinals, In the second quarter-finals Vikas & Sino overcame tough competition from Nihas and Shinto with a score of 15-9, 14-15 & 15-14 to enter the semifinal stage, In the third quarter-finals, Shibin & Rajeeve defeated Edwin & Arun to enter semifinals with a three-game victory 8-15,15-5,15-9.
In the last quarterfinals, the Pool B winners overcame Sreejith and Gokul with a straight win of 15-2, 15-11. In the semifinals, Prasanth & Sunil showed little resistance where they went down to Vikas and Sino in straight games 15-14, 15-3.
In the second semifinals, the pair of Sanil and Don overcame Shibin and Rajeeve in a nailbiter beating them with the smallest of margin in the final game 14-15, 15-3, 15-4. Final showdown was a three-game affair where Sanil & Don emerged champions defeating Vikas & Sino 15- 12, 11-15, 15-7.
In the intermediate category first quarter-finals, the eventual winners Smitosh and Rajkumar defeated Shibu and Nibin in straight games 15-8, 15-14. In the second quarter-finals, Mathew Anfar overcame Sanal and Jyothish 15-10, 15-14. In the third quarter- finals, Ajay and Sameer defeated Joemon & Rajesh 15-10, 15-8, and in the last quarter-finals in the intermediate category Rasheed and Riyas overcame Lins and Vinod in straight games 15-9, 15-8.
First semifinals Saw Smitosh and Rajkumar defeating Mathew and Anfar in three games 15-9, 14-15,15-10. The second semifinals was a straight forward affair where Rasheed and Riyas defeated Ajay and Sameer in straight games 15-10, 15-9 The finals was a blazing 3-game match in which Smitosh and Rajkumar defeated Rasheed and Riyas to lift the intermediate trophy with a score of 15- 8, 11-15, 15-13.
In the first quarter-finals of beginner category, the Pool A winners Syam and Sandeep defeated Vipin and Manoj in straight sets 15-10, 15-9. In the second quarter-finals, Nidish and Regil overcame Binu and Maneesh 15-7, 15-12. Jimmy and Britto overcame Sudheesh and Aloysius 12-9, 15-5 in the third quarter-finals. In the last quarter-final match, Pradeep and Sharath defeated Chandra and Juney 15-7, 8-15, 15-7 to march into semifinals.
In the semifinals, Syam & Sandeep defeated Nidish and Regil 15-7, 15-12. In the second semifinals Pradeep and Sarath was defeated by Jimmy and Britto 15-13, 15-9. Finals was a close fight between Syam & Sandeep and Jimmy and Britto in which the former emerged champions with a three-game victory with a score of 11-15, 15-12, 15-13.
The success of any sport organization happens to be the wholehearted support of the members, Victor is fortunate to have an excellent support system with very involved and proactive members. Victor thanks all its members for their commitment which has made a huge difference to the academy. For joining the ongoing courses at the Victor Badminton Academy contact 60905315.