N2.6m prize money at stake as National Badminton championship serves off

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The 2nd edition of the Katsina Golden Star National Badminton Championships has been opened for registration.

According to the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) states willing to take part in should apply before 14th August.

The competition which will host the best players in Nigeria will begin on the 28th August and be rounded up on the 1st September, when the national men, women, mixed and doubles champions will be crowned.

The Secretary-General of the BFN, James Eakyns, said that all entries must be made online through the BFN website: info@badmintonnigeria.org before the closing day.

Eakyns said the players will compete for honours in the Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s doubles, Women’s doubles and Mixed Doubles.

According to Earkyns, no player will be allowed to play more than two events and no added day would be allowed for late entries.

He explained that organisers would also provide accommodation for all accredited players.

“A total of N2.6 million has been set aside as prize money for the top 16 and top eight players in the competition.

“According to the schedule of play, qualifying rounds/round of 32 main draw will take place on 28th August, round 32 and 16 matches will hold in all the categories on the 29th August.

“The quarter-finals and semi-finals are slated for 30th and 32st August, while the final comes up on 1st September,” he said in a statement.

The BFN also urged the team managers to be present at the Golden Star Badminton Club conference room for the pre-tournament meeting on the 28th August with the tournament serving off on the same day.


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