Ramdhani elected to serve another term as GBA head


Gokarn Ramdhani was on Monday elected unopposed to serve as president of the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) for another term. Ramdhani, who has been at the helm of the association since 2006, will once again head the organisation during the 2018-2022 term.

The election took place at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

Apart from long list of local competitions, coupled with attendance to regional and international tournaments, Ramdhani highlighted that the GBA plans to actively pursue the Shuttletime Programme, an initiative he believes will help to easily spread the game in schools.

Dr. Nicholas Waldron has been elected to serve as Vice-president, while Emelia Ramdhani is the Secretary. Ayanna Wickham-Watson will serve as Assistant Secretary, while Darrell Carpenay is the Treasurer.

Marlon Chung is the Assistant Treasurer, while the three Committee Members are Dr. Shivannie Persaud, Ernesto Choo-A-Fat and Ryan Chung.

Below is the GBA programme for 2018.

February 2-3 GUMDAC Open Doubles Tournament (Local)
February 15-18 Male & Female Pan Am Team Continental (Trinidad)
February 26 & 28 NSC Mashramani Invitational Tournament (Local)
March 1-4 IV Jamaica International Senior Tournament
March 22-25 Canada Junior International (Calgary)
April 12-15 V Yonex Mexican Junior Under-19 International (Guadalajara)
April 26-29 XXII Pan American Senior Championships (Guatemala)
May Trinidad & Tobago Senior Tournament 
May 25-26 Trophy Stall Independence Tournament (Local)
June 19-24 Canadian Open Championships (Calgary)
June 15- Over-40 Doubles Tournament (Local)
June 22-23 GOA Olympic Day Tournament (Local)
July Yonex US Open Senior Tournament
July 23-26 XXVII Pan Am Junior Under-19 Championships (Rio Brazil)
August 3-4 NATIONALS (Local)
August  Caribbean Regional Championships CAREBACO (Suriname)
August 30-Sept. 2 Temuco Junior International (Chile)
September 28-29 Schools Tournament (Local)
October 18-21 III Santo Domingo Junior International (Dominican Republic)
October Inter-Guiana Games (IGG)
November  BWF World Junior Championships (Indonesia)
November Suriname International Open Tournament (Suriname)
December Guyana Classic  Invitational Tournament Local)
December 14-16 Annual Christmas Singles (Local)


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