Aneef & Bastian lifts professional doubles crown in the 6th IBAK- Pizzahut Master’s Cup – 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ilayaraja claims singles title

The 6th IBAK – Pizzahut Master’s cup was held on the 23rd and 24th of February 2017 at IBAK gym, Salwa. Master’s cup is the most prestigious of domestic badminton tournaments in Kuwait. Over 200 players from over 10 different nationalities participated in this year’s edition.100 + volunteers and 600+ spectators made this event a grand success.

The event was inaugurated by Ms.Yasmin , Marketing manager pizza hut , in the presence of Dr. Manimarachozhan, Chairman IBAK, Mr. KT Chandrahas , Generalsecretary IBAK, Mr Saravanan , Tournament Director , Mr Prasad Thandassery , Joint Tournament Director and Ms. Aisha , Assistant Marketing Manager Pizzahut.

The qualifying and preliminary league round robin started on the 23rd and the finals were played on the 24th . This year’s masters cup saw fierce competition and sprung out several surprise finalists.

This year’s Master’s Cup was played in five categories .
1.Flight 1 doubles – Professional
2.Flight 2 doubles– Advanced
3.Flight 3 doubles– Intermediate
4.Flight 4 doubles– Lower intermediate level
5.Open Singles

This year’s Master cup was sponsored by PIZZAHUT.

Flight 4 - Open Doubles Lower Intermediate
Winner Carandang, Jimmy+Julius, Marc
Runner up Abhilash, Ajay+Kumar, Karthik
Semifinalist Sumesh, Addison+Sumesh, Arden Paul
Semifinalist Balasubramaniyam, Parthasarthy+Parthasarthy, Jayanth

Flight 3 - Open Doubles Intermediate
Winner Bancud, Melvin+Rivera, Ryan
Runner up Dinesh Ram+Kunnil, Thomas J
Semifinalist Ramesh, Dhruva+Siraj, Adnan
Semifinalist Behnan, Pradeep+Malayil, Shibu

Flight 2 - Mens Doubles Advance
Winner Joy, Subin K+Varghees, Subin
Runner up Aktar, Arif Sayed+Singh, Vikas
Semifinalist Mathew, Joby+Punnackal, Sajeev
Semifinalist Chandran, Sayju+Rawat, Anikit

Flight 1- Mens Doubles Professional
Winner James, Bastian+Latheef, Aneef K
Runner up Ajayakumar, Sayooj+Paul, Sanil
Semifinalist Farooqi, Abdul Jabbar+Kalliparambil, Badar
Semifinalist Putra, Gede+Rezka, Nanang

Winner Ilayaraja
Runner up Kalliparambil, Badar
Semifinalist Farooqi, Abdul Jabbar
Semifinalist James, Bastian

The prizes were given away by the Executive committee members of IBAK.

IBAK is indebted to the Sponsors , Kout Food Group, Kuwait badminton Federation, saad Al Awzi School, and volunteers whose invaluable contribution makes these events possible and runaway success.

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