IBAK KBF Kuwait Badminton Challenge 2018 Concludes

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Three days of badminton extravaganza, IBAK KBF Kuwait Badminton Challenge came to an end with IBAK ALL STARS defending the crown in the team event. Victor Badminton Academy 1 turned runner-up, while the journey of IBAK Challengers and Shuttle Stingers were stopped at Semifinals.
In a hard fought Final IBAK All Stars edged Victor Badminton Academy 1 for 3-2. The competition offered visual treat for the spectators while world class players showcased their talent.

In Men’s open Singles, India’s Daniel S Farid defeated Malaysia’s Goh Giap Chin in a close encounter. The fight went on to three games(21- 6. 15-21, 21 - 16). In Men’s Open Doubles Flight 1, Yogendran Krishnan and Thanesh Veerappan of Malaysia proved better to India’s Mohammed Munawer and Pranav Satheesh(23-21, 17-21, 21-17).

Mr.Angelose of Kout Food Group (Pizzahut) who were the Gold Sponsor of the event was special guest during closing ceremony and addressed the gathering.

The tournament which was inaugurated by The Ambassador of India HE Jeeva Sagar on 18th October 2018 is played in two formats, invitational team events for the Clubs and open events for the individuals. Open event has 18 categories including the kids categories. Around 250 players participated in the 3 day event including the visiting players from India, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Qatar etc. Tournament turned out to be a mega successful event.

Open event Results:
MENS SINGLES OPEN
1 - Daniel S Farid
2 - Goh Giap Chin
3 - Mohammed Munawar
3 - Shyam Prasad

FLIGHT 1 MENS DOUBLES OPEN

1 - Yogendran Krishnan & Thanesh Veerappan
2 - Mohammed Munawar & Pranav Satheesh
3 - Hendra Aprida Gunawan & Muhammad Zulkifli Lana
3 - Sanker Gopan & Manjush Mohan

FLIGHT 2 MENS DOUBLES OPEN
1 - Ajmal Ali & Noufal K V
2 – Bastian James & Aneef K Lathif
3 – Yashin Bose & Bader Kalliparambil
3 – Abdul Jabbar & Manimara Chozhan

FLIGHT 3 MENS DOUBLES
1 - Mohammed Nurrohim & Anto Santiko
2 – Junais C & Muhammed Minhaj
3 – Sajeev Punnakkal & Ajay Varghese
3 – Arif Akthar & Relin Thomas

MENS DOUBLES ABOVE 45
1 - Usman Ahmed & Bader Kalliparambil
2 – Tamer Rafat & Manimara Chozhan
3 – Ramesan K V & Satheesh Shine
3 – Ceaser Francis & Chandra Mouli

MIXED DOUBLES
1 – Yogendran Krishnan & Niyati Pradeep
2 – Pranav Satheesh & Kundana Kishore
3 – Hendra Aprida Gunawan & Hannah Marium Philip
4 - Stegin Titus & Deepa S Kumar

U17 BOYS SINGLES
1 - Ananay Malik
2 - Sarvesh Rajkumar
3 – Varun Sriram
3 – Chakra Kothandapani

U17 BOYS DOUBLES
1 – Allen Aneesh Mathew & Virat Singh
2 – Chakra Kothandapani & Sarvesh Rajkumar

U17 GIRLS SINGLES
1 – Valli Gangadharan
2 – Niyati Pradeep
3 – Anjali Alex
3 – Sirisha Nagapadma

U17 GIRLS DOUBLES
1 - Fiona Cabral & Sirisha Nagapadma
2 – Anjali Alex & Karen Benny
3 – Annmary Sara Abhilash & Hisana Bader
4 – Harinee Ganesan & Jananee Ganesan

U14 BOYS SINGLES
1 – Dhruva Bharadwaj
2 – Aidan Aneesh Mathew
3 – Surya Manoj
3 – Ajay Abhilash Mathew

U14 BOYS DOUBLES
1 – Aidan Aneesh Mathew & Ajay Abhilash Mathew
2 – Surya Manoj & Dhruva Bharadwaj
3 – Jay Mayank Shah & Thiyaneswar Thamariselvam
3 – Akhil Alex & Chris Biju

U13 GIRLS SINGLES
1 – Aadhya Shine
2 – Amrita Anaikumar
3 – Naesha Mehta
3 – Kamalini Ramesh

U13 GIRLS DOUBLES
1 – Neha Susan Biju & Harinee Ganesan
2 – Naesha Mehta & Ishita Singh
3 – Kamlini Ramesh & Aishwayra Sharma

U12 BOYS SINGLES
1 - Joel James
2 – Srihari Gangadharan
3- Ethan Snajay Cherian
3 – Jack Abraham Samuel

U12 BOYS DOUBLES
1 – Sunny Thomas Biju & Joel James
2 – Srihari Gangadharan & Chase Sijo
3 – Skandhan Manimaran & Crispin Daniel Rajan
3 – Aron Lobo & Jack Abraham Samuel

U10 BOYS SINGLES
1 – Harshad Shadish
2 – Addison Sumesh
3 – Aditya Anaikumar
3 – Arden Paul Sumesh

U10 BOYS DOUBLES
1 – Aditya Anaikumar & Nehyan Mohammed Thithis
2 – Advay Pradeep & Harshad Shadish
3 – Addison Sumesh & Arden Sumesh
3 – Cyril Joseph Rajan & Ryan Gabriel Samuel

The tournament was much applauded by Badminton lovers of Kuwait for presenting world class quality games. Chairman of IBAK, Dr.Manimara Chozhan thanked IBAK’s members, tournament organizing committee, badminton lovers of Kuwait, Players and teams participated in the tournament and our sponsors for making the tournament a grand success.
Event Sponsors : Gold Sponsor Kout Food Group(Pizza Hut) and Silver sponsor Universal Technical Gen Trdg and Cont Co. We thank Mahatta Trading Co, Al-Ghanim Transportation Logistics and Solutions, Al-Tawaf Commission Agent, Jeevanam Health Institute, Good Life General Trading Co, Grand Hyper Market, Zafiri Uniform, Hussain Jowhar Co., Yamama Al Baida Co, Al Bandokia International, Unimoni Kuwait, Orma Plaza Foodstuff Company, Al Rathath Est., Kohinoor Radiator, AL Mailem, T & S Gen Trdg and Building CO., Indial Labanese Gen Trdg & Cont Co., MBTC, Al-Khadda International Gen Trdg and Cont Co WLL and Pheonix Auto Center. The commitment from above sponsors ensured a successful tournament.

Sponsors of participating team Victor Badminton Academy 1: M2R Mall Media Representative, Patchi, Grand Hyper, Heirs Ziban Naef Al- Shammari & Partners Co., Kuwait & Kabul Co., Al Hafiz Co., Arabian Darb Gen Trdg And Cont Co. WLL, Sami Exhibition, Victor International Germany.
IBAK is committed to improve to improve badminton in Kuwait. As part of this efforts third badminton coaching clinic of year 2018 has started from 21.10.2018. The coaching clinic imparted by Indonesian coach Zulkifly Lana Mohammed will go on for the next three weeks.

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