PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBC) - Season 5 in Mumbai concluded on a high note

PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBC) - Season 5 in Mumbai concluded on a high note

Mumbai, July 25, 2019: The Mumbai leg of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBC) - 5 concluded today at Andheri Sports Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, bringing out top shuttlers from the city.

The winners were felicitated by Anand Pawar, Former International Badminton Player and Current Coach of Pune Franchisie in Premeire Badminton League; Sanjay Sharma, Former International Badminton Player and Former Sports Commentator; Naveen Chatterjee, Ex- team member, U Mumbai Team and S.A. Shetty. Secretary, Maharashtra Badminton Association.

Mr. Pawar said, “PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship is a good platform to encourage emerging Badminton talents of the country. It is phenomenal to see that the number of kids participating in this tournament is increasing every passing year. This is testament to the growing popularity of Badminton as a sport in India.  

Mr. Pawar added, “I feel platforms like these need to burgeon in to address the issues of lack of infrastructure, access to professional coaches and the unavailability of right physical training faced in Badminton. This has become a necessity and not a privilege given the increasing number of talented players in the country. To start off with, we need good multi-facility badminton courts specially in Mumbai. Even today, majority of kids are playing in places equipped with just one or two courts. These courts should have Gyms and other facilities that will help in imparting the right physical training.”

Mr. Sharma said, “I am glad that companies like PNB MetLife has come forward to support tournament, which aims to support the young badminton champions. We have many illustrious names on the dais with us we Mr. Sundar Shetty Secretary, Maharashtra Badminton Association, Mr. Anand Pawar and Mr. Naveen Chatterjee. I have played in many championships and this is one of the few that I have liked from the way it is conducted and run. This is where future champions such as PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal are going to be born and I wish them the best of luck. All the players showed tremendous spirt throughout the tournament. I am sure PNB MetLife will go on and find future badminton champions across India through such kind of platforms.” 

Details with scores are as follows:     

Boys Singles Under-9

Semi-Finals

Mayuresh Bhutki def. Parthiv Pratap Biradar (15-6; 15-14)

Raghav Narayan def. Pratik R. (15-8; 15-12)

Final

Raghav Narayan def. Mayuresh Bhutki (15-13; 6-15; 15-14)

Girls Singles Under-9

Semi-Finals

Suhani S. Patil def. Shravani Sachin Bamankar (15-13; 15-10)

Aditi Yadav def. Naisha Verma (15-7; 15-5)

Final

Aditi Yadav def. Suhani S. Patil (15-5; 15-5)

Boys Singles Under-11

Semi-Finals

Soneesh S Singh def. Mebel Mario Kurian (15-13;15-9)

Dev Ruparelia def. Kriya Patel (15-5;15-5)

Final

Dev Ruparelia def. Soneesh S Singh (15-12; 10-15; 15-7)

Girls Singles Under-11

Semi-Finals

Aditi Sharma def. Tanvi Kaustubh Gharpure (15-14;15-11)

Riya Vinherkar def. Awantikka Chaudhry (15-6;15-11)

Final

Riya Vinherkar def. Aditi Sharma (15-11; 6-15; 15-14)

Boys Singles Under-13

Semi-Finals

Kayaan Majithia def. Uditya Dayal (15-9;15-5)

Annirudh Gaur def. Pranit Somani ( 13-15;15-11;15-7)

Final

Kayaan Majithia def. Annirudh Gaur (15-8;15-5)

Girls Singles Under-13

Semi-Finals

Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye def. Sunaira Jain (15-13;15-9)

Nirmitee Jitendra Gajbhiye def. Shanysa Jain (15-7;15-11)

Final

Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye def. Nirmitee Jitendra Gajbhiye (15-6;7-15;15-8)

Boys Singles Under-15

Semi-Finals

Sharan Pillai def. Archit Bavare (15-6; 15-9)

Harshil Doshi def. Nishant Galande (15-10; 15-11)

Final

Sharan Pillai def. Harshil Doshi (15-7; 13-15; 15-7)

Girls Singles Under-15

Semi-Finals

Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye def. Vaishnavi Vijay Ghag (15-8; 15-8)

Nirmitee Jitendra Gajbhiye def. Kamya Ravi (15-11; 11-15; 15-12)

Final

Nirmitee Jitendra Gajbhiye def. Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye (15-8; 8-15; 15-14) 

Boys Singles Under-17

Semi-Finals

Siddharth Bhuta def. Malhar Shyam Joshi (15-11; 15-9)

Vinil Mokhade def. Atharva Mandar Joshi (11-15; 15-11; 15-12)

Final

Siddharth Bhuta def. Vinil Mokhade (9-15; 15-5; 15-8)

Girls Singles Under-17

Semi-Finals

Saanvi Vikas Mukadam    def. Nandika Raghav (15-9; 15-7)

Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye def.  Anushka Bhise (15-6; 15-4)

Final

Saanvi Vikas Mukadam    def. Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye (15-8; 15-12)

The complete tournament schedule:

Sr No Cities Event Dates
1 Chandigarh July 9 - 12, 2019
2 Mumbai July 21 - 25, 2019
3 Pune July 27 - 31, 2019
4 Kochi Aug 2 - 5, 2019
5 Bengaluru Aug 7 - 11, 2019
6 Guwahati Aug 10 - 13, 2019
7 Ahmedabad Aug 19 - 22, 2019
8 Hyderabad Aug 24 - 28, 2019
9 Lucknow Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2019
10 Delhi Sept 3 - 7, 2019
11 Grand Finale - Delhi Sept 9 - 10, 2019

For more information and registration, one can visit http://www.pnbmetlifejbc.com

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