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Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy

PGBAWhen badminton sport in India was not eventually heading to international heights or finding hard to climb up the ladder to mark the re-birth of a star like “Prakash Padukone”, then rose a star from Hyderabad “Pullela Gopichand” who actually kick started and put the indian badminton on the world map by winning the prestigious “All-England open” title in the year 2001. Partially injury ridden then, gopi himself switched focus from playing international badminton to coaching next generation players to international level.

This idea was the brain-child in building up his own badminton academy in Hyderabad, Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy where all present international Indian Badminton stars comply with.

PGBA1The Government of Andhra Pradesh awarded him 5 acres of land in 2003 in Gachibowli, Hyderabad for a lease 45 years. At the same time, he started talks with Yonex for sponsorship and also wanted to involve a foreign coaches. After lot od struggles in bringing up the academu to a live wire, immediately after the construction, the Government of India sent the Commonwealth Games team to train at this facility.

The academy consists of eight courts (wooden/Synthetic) as per international standards, a swimming pool, weight training room, cafeteria and dormetries, physiotherapy, food and diet programs are also available.

The architectural design was completed by Hyderabad-based Arvee Consultants.

The Academy has also served as a venue for major sporting events. The 2009 Indian Open was held here while it was used as the training venue for the 2009 BWF World Championships.

In addition, they have recently started their unit in Salem, Tamilnadu.

There are abundance of academies across India, but this academy reigns as a feather on a cap capsule for Indian badminton prodigy. This academy has acclaimed towards adding oil to fire towards building the next generation of badminton sport in India.

So, Who ever has the right age, passion, perseverance, patience are the one’s to pack your kit bags for your next level of badminton experience here.

Yonex Open Badminton Tournament Japan 2013 – Indian Results

Yonex Open 2013 is conducted by Nippon Badminton Association in Tokyo, Japan from 17th to 22nd of September 2013.

Nippon Badminton Association, Tokyo, Japan

Nippon Badminton Association, Tokyo, Japan

We bring you the latest Indian results.

Round 3

Men Singles

  • H.S.Prannoy lost to Huan Gao of China 21-11 20-22 21-13.
  • Srikanth K. lost to Kazuteru Kozai of Japan 21-18 21-9.
  • Ajay Jayaram lost to Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam 21-18 21-13.

Round 2

Men Singles

Prannoy H.S.

Prannoy H.S.

Ajay Jayaram

Ajay Jayaram

K.Srikanth

K.Srikanth

  • H.S.Prannoy defeated Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-14 13-21 21-17.
  • Srikanth K. defeated Kazuteru Kozai of Japan 21-12 21-16.
  • Ajay Jayaram defeated Yuichi Ikeda of Japan 21-13 11-21 21-18.
  • Anand Pawar lost to Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia 21-12 21-16.

Women’s Singles

  • P.V.Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-6 21-17

Mens Doubles

  • Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy lost to Xiaolong Liu and Zihan Qiu of Japan 21-17 21-16.

Round 1

Mens Singles 

anand-pawar-stroke

  • Anand Pawar defeated  Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21-17 7-21 21-18
  • Sai Praneeth lost to eighth seeded Yun Hu of Hong Kong 23-21 21-18
  • Sourabh Varma lost to  Jun Takemura of Japan  22-24 21-19 21-14
  • Ajay Jayaram defeated Tien Chen Chou of Taipei 21-11 21-18
  • H.S.Prannoy defeated Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong 15-21 21-17 24-22
  • Srikanth K. defeated  Sho Sasaki of Japan 22-20 22-24 21-18

Women’s Singles

P.V.Sindhu

P.V.Sindhu

  • P.V.Sindhu defeated Yukino Nakai of Japan 21-12 21-13
  • Tanvi Lad lost to  Sayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-15 21-10

Mens Doubles

Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy

Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy

  • Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy defeated  Hiroyuki Saeki and Ryota Taohata of Japan 21-17 21-15.

Good luck to all Indians playing in this tournament.

Yonex OCBC US Open Badminton Championships 2013 – Latest Results

Orange County Badminton Club in California is conducting the Yonex OCBC US Open Badminton Championships 2013. This tournament is held from 8th July to 13th July 2013.

US Open Badminton Championships

US Open Badminton Championships

We have two Indians participating in this tournament, Arvind Bhat and Anup Sridhar.

Round 2 – Mens Singles

  • Arvind Bhat lost to 15th seeded Henri Hurskainen of Sweden 18-21, 13-21. With this loss, the Indian challenge at the Yonex OCBC US Open has ended.

Round 1 – Mens Singles

Arvind Bhat

Arvind Bhat

  • Arvind Bhat defeated Toby Ng of Canada 21-19 21-15.
  • Anup Sridhar lost to Jen Hao Hso of Chinese Taipei 19-21, 12-21

Chennai – C.B.Sreedhar Memorial Badminton Tournament 2013

About the Tournament:

Name: C.B. Sreedhar Memorial Badminton Tournament 2013

Dates: 08-June-2013 to 09-June-2013 (9am to 9pm)

Organiser: Vyshnavi Badminton Club, Muthamizh Nagar, Kodungaiyur, Chennai – 118

Venue Address: Sathyarav Badminton Club, #505, Block II, West Avenue Road, Muthamizh Nagar, Kodungaiyur, Chennai – 118

Contact: phone: 9080787833 (R.P.Goppu)

email: Details not available

Total Prize Money: 60,000/-

Events:  Under 20, Under 30, Under 40 and Above 40 (Doubles Only – Only for players working in Logistics)

Entry Fees: Rs 500/-

Deadlines: Details not available

Shuttles: Details not available

Courts: Indoor Stadium, 2 Courts, more details not available.

Other information: None.

Badminton Tournaments in India in year 2013

This post contains a consolidated set of links to all badminton tournaments in India in the year 2013.

We will continue to update the individual links as and when we have information about newer tournaments in India.

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in January 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in February 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in March 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in April 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in May 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in June 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in July 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in August 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in September 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in October 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in November 2013

List of all Badminton Tournaments in India in December 2013

TNBL – Teams for TNBL 2013

The Tamil Nadu Badminton League (TNBL) has come up with the same number of six teams for 2013. This is the same number that they had in 2012 also.

The teams are

Chennai Singams (Chennai) – A list of all players in Chennai Singams team is  available here

Covai Panthers (Coimbatore) – A list of all players in Covai Panthers team in TNBL 2013 is available here

Dazzle Force (Chennai) – A list of all players in Dazzle Force team in TNBL 2013 is available here

Ed 6 Skill Angels – A list of all players in Ed 6 Skill Angels team in TNBL 2013 is available here

Erode Eagles (Erode) – A list of all players in Erode Eagles team in TNBL 2013 is available here

Jhaver Smashers – A list of all players in Jhaver Smashers in TNBL 2013 is available here.

There will be a maximum of ten players per team. The names of the players in each team will be decided during the auction on 4th and 5th of June, 2013. More details to follow.

Badminton Tournaments in December 2013

A list of all badminton tournaments in December 2013 are presented below:

Mumbai, Maharashtra: TATA India International Challenge Badminton Tournament from 10th to 15th December, 2013.

New Delhi: Senior National Badminton Championships (at Siri Fort Stadium) : 16th December 2013 to 23rd December 2013 (Qualifying on 16th and 17th December 2013)

Chandigarh: Smt. Krishna Khaitan All India Junior Ranking (Under 17 and Under 19) Badminton Tournament from 25th December to 31st December 2013 (Qualifying on 25th, 26th and 27th December 2013)

A list of all badminton tournaments in India in 2013 is available here

 

Badminton Tournaments in September 2013

A list of all badminton tournaments in September 2013 are given below:

Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Veteran State Badminton Championship to be held at Erode.

Pune, Maharashtra: Sushant Chaipalkatti Memorial India Junior International Badminton Tournament (for Juniors only): 4th September to 8th September 2013.

Cudappah, Andhra Pradesh: All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament ( Under 13 and Under 15) from 9th September to 15th September 2013 (Qualifying on 9th, 10th and 11th September, 2013)

Bhilwara, Rajasthan: All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament (Under 17 and Under 19) from 16th September to 22nd September (Qualifying on 16th, 17th and 18th September, 2013)

Mumbai, Maharashtra: Gautham Thakkar Memorial All India Junior Ranking (U-17 & U-19) Badminton Tournament from 23rd September to 28th September, 2013 (Qualifying on 23rd and 24th September, 2013)

 

A list of all badminton tournaments in India in 2013 is available here

Badminton Tournaments in August 2013

Badminton Tournaments in August 2013 are listed below:

Bangalore, Karnataka: All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament (Under 17 and Under 19) – from 5th to 10th August, 2013 (Qualifying on 5th and 6th August, 2013)

IBL at New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Lucknow: Indian Badminton League – 1 matches in multiple cities from 14th August to 31st August, 2013.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu State Sub-Junior Badminton Championship (Under 13 and 15) at Coimbatore from August 17th to 21st, 2013.

Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Junior Inter District and State Badminton Championship (Under 17 and 19) at Trichy from August 23rd to 26th, 2013.

Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Senior Inter District and State Badminton Championship  at Dharmapuri from August 27th to 31st, 2013.

A list of all badminton tournaments in India in 2013 is available here