IBAK KBC Kuwait Badminton Challenge 2019 Concludes

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Three days of badminton extravaganza, IBAK KBF Kuwait Badminton Challenge came to an end with the IBAK ALL STARS defending the crown in the team event. The IBAK ALL STARS have been victorious for the 5th consecutive year. AL Arabiya Victor turned runner-up, while the journey of Team 5.30 and IBCK were stopped at Semifinals.

In a hard fought Final IBAK All Stars edged Al Arabiya Victor for 3-2. The competition offered visual treat for the spectators while world class players showcased their talent.

The Tournament was inaugurated on Friday 8th Nov 2019 Morning at 10.00 am by H E Sri Jeeva Sagar, The Ambassador of India to Kuwait in the presence of Capt. Ali Al Marri, Vice President Badminton Asia Confederation at Saad Al Awzi School (IBAK Gym). The Ambassador of Ukraine graced the event as special invitee for the event accompanied by Mr. Adel Abdullah Al-Hammad, General Manager Boubyan Bank. Tourney was played in two formats, invitational team events for the Clubs and open events for the individuals. Open event has 18 categories including the kid’s categories. Around 250 players participated in the 3 days event including the visiting players from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Qatar, UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Tournament turned out to be a hugely successful event, surpassing all the previous years in terms of quality of competition, crowd involvement, conduct of the tournament in general and of course the efficacy of the organisers. More than 100 IBAK officials helped in running the tournament which involved scheduling and match control, court management, umpiring, line judging, visa & accommodation, Transport arrangements, food and Beverages, Announcement and crowd control, Cleaning and court management, trophies, certificates and prizes arrangement, Sponsorship and Registration, First Aid, Jerseys and Uniforms and such like. The IBAK EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE thanks all the sponsors for their support and will look forward to conducting the KBC 2020!!!

Open event Results:

MENS DOUBLES ABOVE 45

1 Pratheep Kumar+Jose Mathew Kunnel India/Kuwait
2 Davis Sebastian+Jaison Xavier India
3 Dr.Manimara Chozhan+Dr. Maran Thankavelu Kuwait/India
3 Ramesan Koliyat+Satheesan Shine Qatar

U17 GIRLS DOUBLES

1 Fiona Cabral+Anjali Mary John Kuwait
2 Sharon Justin+Mrudhuksha Mohandas Kuwait

U17 BOYS DOUBLES

1 Chris Sijo Lukose+Ajay ABHILASH Mathew Kuwait/India
2 Surya Manoj+Aidan Anesh Mathew Kuwait
3 Chakra Kodhandapani+Suprasanna Sivaprakash India/Qatar
3 Kris Benny+Ebin Shijo Kuwait

U17 GIRLS SINGLES

1 Prakriti Bharath Qatar
2 Aadhya Shine India
3 Valli Ganga Kuwait
3 Fiona Cabral Kuwait

U17 BOYS SINGLES

1 Varun Sriram Kuwait
2 Chris Sijo Lukose Kuwait
3 Chakra Kodhandapani India
3 Jay Shah Kuwait

U14 GIRLS DOUBLES

1 Lizbeth Elsa Binu+Samiha Santhosh Shetty Bahrain/Qatar
2 Anjana Sajeev+Emil Susan Thomas Kuwait
3 Neha Susan Biju+Kamalini Ramesh Kuwait
3 Venkatesh Nandhana+Venkatesh Nandhitha India/Kuwait

U14 BOYS DOUBLES

1 Adharsh Premkumar+Arjun Shine Qatar
2 Rajat Raj Ramesan+Chase Sijo Qatar/Kuwait
3 Shrihari G+Rohan Vagvala Kuwait
3 Roland Allen+Jack ABRAHAM Samuel Kuwait

U14 GIRLS SINGLES

1 Prakriti Bharath Qatar
2 Amrita Anaikumar India
3 Neha Susan Biju Kuwait
3 Aadhya Shine India

U14 BOYS SINGLES

1 Dhruva Bharadwaj Tarikere Ramesh India
2 Ajay ABHILASH Mathew India
3 Chase Sijo Kuwait
3 Shrihari G Kuwait

U11 GIRLS DOUBLES

1 Sharmistha Ravishankar+Amirtha Swaminathan India
2 Angel Subin+Shruti Vagvala Kuwait
3 Cassie Mariya Alen+Faiha Nazmi Latheef Kuwait

U11 BOYS DOUBLES

1 Pridhav Shyam Gopan+Viraj Pranshu Motupalli Qatar
2 Aakash Sakthivel+Heavendrine Likhiya Shanto India/Bahrain
3 Addison Sumesh+Arden Paul Sumesh Kuwait
3 Aditya Anaikumar+Varun Siva Sajith India/Kuwait

U11 GIRLS SINGLES

1 Samiha Santhosh Shetty Qatar
2 Amirtha Swaminathan India
3 Shruti Vagvala Kuwait
3 Angel Subin Kuwait

U11 BOYS SINGLES

1 Pridhav Shyam Gopan Qatar
2 Viraj Pranshu Motupalli Qatar
3 Aakash Sakthivel India
3 Jai Sarvesh KUMARAN Senthilkumar India

MIXED DOUBLES

1 Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah+Agrippina Prima Rahmanto.Indonaesia
2 Anggia Shitta Awanda+Putra EKA Rhoma .Indonesia
3 Thanapim Kaweenuntavong+Nopparut Hiripongsa.Thailand
3 Purnima +Bennet Antony. India

FLIGHT 3 MENS DOUBLES (Kuwait Advance Players)

1 Anaikumar Radhakrishnan+Mohammed Sameer Kuwait
2 Prakash Muttel+Sajeev Punnakkal Kuwait
3 Rijo K Joseph+Antony Vt Kuwait
3 Shabin Arayanthoppil+Nihas Malik Kuwait

FLIGHT 2 MENS DOUBLES OPEN

1 Noufal K.V+Ajmal V.A Qatar
2 Aneef K Latheef+Arshad Nv Kuwait
3 Hisham Ezzi+Harshant Kader Usman Kuwait
3 Jabbar Farooqi Farooqi+Subin Varghese Kuwait

FLIGHT 1 MENS DOUBLES OPEN

1 Lukhi Apri Nugroho+Agrippina Prima Rahmanto PuItnrdaonesia
2 Bennet Antony+Sreejith Rsr India
3 Hendra Aprida Gunawan+Lim Tze Jihan Indonesia/Malaysia
3 Muhammad Zulkifli Lana+Aria Wijaya Indonesia

MENS SINGLES OPEN

1 Iskander Zulkarnain Malaysia
2 Sathish Kumar Karunakaran India
3 Ryanto Subagja Indonesia
3 Daniel Farid India

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 : . Our Gold Sponsor was Boubyan Bank and Silver sponsor Mahatta Trading Co. We thank, Al Omani Foodstuff Company, Waadiabad Company, Smart Look Co, Gold India Foodstuff Co, Fajr Al Jadid Company, KEMG, International Interiors, Al Mailem, Al Tawaf Commission Agent, Indian Labanese Restaurant, Star Venture Co, Mohemmed Bahrami, Karthik International, Janata Trading Co, Shahad Asia Foodstuff, FTC, Shourouk Co, Transw General Trading & Contg Co, Kohinoor Radiator Co, Abdul Kareem Abdul Rahman Al Audah & Sons Spare Parts Co, Kubbar Co, Alghanim Catering, Advanced Tech Co and Al Ameed Foodstuff Co for their whole hearted support extended for the event. The commitment from above sponsors ensured a successful tournament.

Victor team was sponsored by Al Arabia clinic and they vouches were given to winners of Flight 2 winners and flight 3 winners. Al Arabia goodie bags were given to contest winners by Jof Alen. Dr Mathew Koshy attended the tournament as a representative from Al Arabia clinic. Team 5.30 was sponsored by ACME International, Burhan Tec, Technobolt Industries and Veritech.

IBAK is committed to improve badminton in Kuwait. As part of this efforts fourth badminton coaching clinic of year 2019 has started from 11.11.2019. The coaching clinic imparted by Indian coach Dr.T Maran will go on for the next three weeks.

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