Shillong, Jul 29: One hundred shuttlers took part in the 4th East Khasi Hills District Open Badminton Championship, which was held here on 26th to 28th July at the JN Indoor Stadium.
The tournament generated a good amount of enthusiasm among the players of East Khasi Hills from the different age categories. The intention of the tournament was to encourage budding new talents in the sport.
There were several categories, namely U-13 (singles), U-15 (singles), U-17 (singles), U-19 (singles and doubles), seniors (singles and doubles) and mixed doubles. All categories had male and female participants.
The 105 matches were of high standard and very competitive and proved thrilling for the spectators.
Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling was the chief guest on the final day.
U-13 girls’ singles – 1st Pratiksha Joshi, 2nd Prathna Tamang
U-13 boys’ singles – 1st Pratham Manjumdar, 2nd Aron Momin
U-15 girls’ singles – 1st Anjenora S Momin, 2nd Pratiksha Joshi
U-15 boys’ singles – 1st Mohit Joshi, 2nd Gaurav Kumar Singh
U-17 girls’ singles – 1st Sheetal Joshi, 2nd Anjenora S Momin
U-17 boys’ singles – 1st Mohit Joshi, 2nd Gaurav Kumar Singh
U-19 girls’ singles – 1st Sheetal Joshi, 2nd Sonnal Joshi
U-19 boys’ singles – 1st Ravi Singh, 2nd Zonunthara Hnamte
U-19 boys’ doubles – 1st Briefully Kharnongrum & David Ebor Challam, 2nd Laridame C Laloo & Jainjel Jose
Women’s singles – 1st Preety Singh, 2nd Banadien Rapsang
Men’s singles – 1st Ravi Singh, 2nd Summit K Pun
Men’s doubles – 1st Raju Joshi & Porsuram Joshi, 2nd Eladmiki Suting & Goldenstar Kharbuli
Mixed doubles – 1st Raju Joshi & Preety Singh, 2nd Goldenstar Kharbuli & Luboni Rongmei