The 3rd edition of the Chief Minister’s Sub-Veteran and Veteran (Men & Women) State Level Badminton Tournament got off to a flyer here at the Raj Bhawan Badminton court on Thursday.
Organized by the Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) under the aegis Badminton Association of India (BAI), in all 80 players from 12 different districts are participating in the tournament which has been divided into four different categories according to the participants age.
In the first match played between Yane Kamsar and L Kaki (35+ Women’s Singles) the former defeated the latter in straight sets of 21-10, 21-16 while in men’s singles (40+) Tai Mama had to fight it hard to get past Namibia Danny. The match ended 21-18, 7-21 and 21-16.
In men’s singles (45+) Karmo Riram eased past Aju Khonjuju in straight sets of 21-4, 21-7.
In men’s doubles (40+) the pair of Dolong Akum and Tai Mama got the better of Bamang Tago and Tame Phassang. The score of the match when it ended read 21-7, 23-21.
Sports director Tadar Apa and SAA vice chairman Gechi Doke were present in the inaugural ceremony as chief guest and guest of honor respectively.