PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship- season 4 in Mumbai wraps up on a high note; Siddharth Bhuta and Anamika Singh lift under-15 trophies

PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship- season 4 in Mumbai wraps up on a high note; Siddharth Bhuta and Anamika Singh lift under-15 trophies

Mumbai, July 10, 2018: As many as 1051 skilled shuttlers from across the city impressed the audience with their performance on the final day of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship.

The Mumbai leg of Season 4 of the tournament concluded today at Andheri Sports Complex, bringing out top 16 shuttlers from the city.

In the Boys Singles U-15 category, Siddharth Bhuta defeated Shailesh Singh with score 14-15, 15-9,15-7. In Girls Singles U-15 category, Anamika Singh defeated Harshada Gawade with score 15-11, 15-6.

Mr. Nipun Kaushal, Chief Marketing Officer, PNB MetLife said, “JBC as a tournament has grown to become one of the biggest annual national open-platform’s for young badminton enthusiasts. Mumbai has given us a tremendous response, with over 1051 participants. We hope to continue the momentum in other cities.  I want to congratulate the winners who showed such passion in their performance. We wish them all the best for the finale at New Delhi.”

The winners were felicitated by the Chief Guest Mr. Mangirish Palekar,former badminton player and Director at Shuttle Craze Academy, in the presence of Guest of Honour, Mr. Sundar Shetty, Secretary of Maharashtra Badminton Association and Mr. Mukund Kaveri, former badminton player and Chief Referee for Mumbai.

Mr. Palekarsaid, “PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship has proved to be a platform that nurtures and moulds young talent into future professional badminton players of the country.Such initiatives will encourage them to compete in professional and global platforms. I also want to congratulate all the winners today who would be going on to compete in the challenging finale in Delhi.”

PNB MetLife has partnered with the CRY Foundation as CSR Partner for this initiative. The objective is to use sports as an effective medium of empowerment for children and helping them undergo a transformational change. The competition helps in nurturing the right talent at an amateur level, thereby fostering their growth and ability to perform on a global scale. 

The next leg of this year’s championship is scheduled from 12thJuly in Hyderabad.

Details with scores are attached.

The complete tournament schedule:

Sr No Cities Event Dates
1 Chandigarh 24th May – 26th May
2 Bangalore 24th June – 28th June
3 Kochi 30th June – 2nd July
4 Lucknow 30th June – 4nd July
5 Pune 3rd July –6th July
6 Mumbai 6th July – 10th July
7 Kolkata 8th July – 10th July
8 Hyderabad 12th July – 15th July
9 Guwahati 14th July – 16th July
10 Delhi 17th July – 21st July
11 Delhi finale 9th Aug – 10th Aug

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PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is a joint venture between MetLife International Holdings Inc. (MIHI), Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB), Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB), M. Pallonji and Company Private Limited and other private investors, with MIHI and PNB being the majority shareholders. IRDAI Registration No. 117

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