Guyana’s World Badminton Day tournament off to exciting start


The Guyana Badminton Association on Friday afternoon served off its World Badminton Day tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, featuring students who are part of the Academy programme being initiated by the Ministry of Sport.

The tournament, which wraps up on Saturday, is being sponsored by Total Solutions.

“The enthusiasm shown by these students to be participating in a national badminton tournament was overwhelming. The Guyana Badminton Association is very pleased with their progress,” the Association said.

The results of the matches played were:

Boys Under-11 Singles

Lester Thomas defeated Ashton Ramdhani 21-13

In semi-finals, John Thomas defeated Lester Thomas 21-8 and Francis Thomas defeated Francis Manvir Sharma 21-17

Under-11 Girls Singles

Eva Bowling defeated Kristen Bowling 21-4

Under-15 Boys Singles

Adeeb Zaman lost to Nikolas Pollard 7-21, 21-13, 21-16

John Thomas lost to Nathan Morrison 21-18, 21-16

Jaquan Nedd lost to Gabriel Felix 21-15, 21-9

Under-15 Girls Singles

Genieve Bookram lost to Malia Hayley 21-15, 21-9

Mishka Behasrry defeated Malia Haley 21-5, 21-4 in the semi-finals

Naveah Eastman defeated Himanshi Kumar in the semi-finals 21-8, 21-11 retired

Mahender (right) and Manav Sharma in action

Under-19 Boys Singles

Round One

Zachary Persaud defeated Jedidiah Uwagboe 21-18, 19-21, 21-19

Raah Russell defeated Vinai Datt 21-9, 21-23

Frank Waddell defeated Juan Ferreira 21-17, 21-19

Round Two

Matthew Beharry defeated Zachary Persaud 21-5, 21-5

Jonathan Robinson defeated Raah Russell 21-15, 21-11

Manav Sharman defeated Haresh Persaud 21-10, 21-8

Frank Waddell defeated Jonathan Debidin 21-8, 21-12

Girls Under-19 Singles

Round One

Naveah Eastman defeated Genvieve Bookram 21-5, 21-8

Alima Eastman defeated Malia Haley 21-12, 21-12

Alyssa Dick gained a walkover from Himanshi Kumar

Round Two

Mishka Beharry defeated Naveah Eastman 21-4, 21-10

Under-23 Boys Singles

Nkosi Beaton defeated Manav Sharma 21-5, 21-12

Akili Hayens defeated Jonathan Debidin 21-14, 21-7

Tyrese Jeffrey defeated Ajave Singh 21-9, 21-7

Under-23 Girls Singles

Alyssa Dick defeated Alima Eastman 21-10, 21-7

Mishka Beharry defeated Jayde DaSilva 21-10, 21-7

Priyanna Rmadhani and Priyanka Shivnath gained a bye to the next round

Open Men’s Doubles

Round One

Nkosi Beaton and Matthew Klautky defeated Nathan Morrison and Gabriel Felix 21-10, 21-5

Akili Haynes and Tyrese Jeffrey defeated Haresh Persaud and Vinai Datt 21-4, 21-4

Haymant Cush Ramdhani and Wen Chen defeated Andrew Browne and Jason Stephney 21-8, 21-10

Mahender and Manav Sharma defeated Raah Russell and Frank Waddell 21-3, 21-17

Jaurel Hendricks and Matthew Beharry defeated Jedidiah Uwagboe and Juan Ferreira 21-01, 21-7

Verendra Bhagwandin and Anthony Stephens defeated Adeeb Zaman and Nikolas Pollard 21-5, 21-6

Andrew Browne and Joanthan Debidin gained a walkover to the next round in the main draw.

Ajave Singh and Matthew Phang defeated Aiden Bhagwandin and Zachary Persaud 21-17, 21-11

Marlon Chung and Jonathan Mangra defeated Matthew Klautky and Nkosi Beaton 21-9, 21-11

While the winners will advance to the next round of the main draw, the losers will move to the consolation draw.

Round Two

Jaurel Hendricks and Matthew Beharry defeated Mahender and Manav Sharma 21-11, 21-4

Open Women’s Doubles

Round One

Priyanna Ramdhani and Ambika Ramraj defeated Alima and Asiya Eastman 21-3, 21-7

Ayanna Watson and Emelia Ramdhani defeated Deandra Assing and Jayde DaSilva 21-13, 21-7

Priyanka Shivanth and Mishka Beharry defeated Naveah Eastman and Malia Hayley 21-0, 21-4

Chrstina Kumar and Anna Perreira defeated Alyssa Dick and Naiomi Persaud 21-6, 21-6

Round Two

Christina Kumar and Anna Perreira defeated Miskha Beharry and Priyanka Shivnath 21-14, 21-9

The coordinators! From left: Emelia Ramdhani, Priyanna Ramdhani and Ayanna Watson

What is World Badminton Day?

According to the Badminton World Federation, World Badminton Day brings people and communities together to experience fun and inclusive badminton, through a variety of active, engaging, and innovative badminton events.

These events will take place globally over the same period of time. While events may range in size, location, and focus; the common theme to celebrate and promote badminton will be shared by all.

The International Badminton Federation (IBF), as it was originally named (now Badminton World Federation – BWF), was established on 05 July 1934 with nine founding Member Associations.

In recognition of this significant date in badminton’s history, World Badminton Day will be celebrated annually on July 5, with activities and events delivered throughout this week.

The BWF is also promoting Gender Equality in Badminton through this tournament.

As such, the Guyana Badminton Association tournament is being coordinated by an all-female team, comprising Vice-President Ayanna Watson (VP), national Ladies champion and Academy coach Priyanna Ramdhani and Emelia Ramdhani.

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  1. Melissa James says

    Can I be part in this

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