The North East Zone Inter State Badminton Championships 2015, organised by the Manipur Badminton Association (MBA) began today as Manipur, Assam Meghalaya and Mizoram
advanced into the semi-finals at MBA Indoor Stadium, DM College Campus, Imphal.
On 28th October’s senior team event, Manipur claimed a 3 -1 victory over Arunachal Pradesh.
In other team events, Assam claimed a comfortable 3-0 win against Sikkim, Meghalaya overcame Tripura 3-2 and Mizoram beat Nagaland 3-0.
In the junior team event, Manipur defeated Meghalaya 3-0, Assam defeated Nagaland 3-0 and Arunachal Pradesh downed Mizoram 3-0 while Sikkim were given a walkover after their opponent Tripura shuttlers did not play the match.
For the senior’s semi finals clash on 29th October, Manipur will meet Mizoram while Assam will clash with Meghalaya.
The juniors semi final clash will be between Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh while Sikkim will meet Assam.
L Unilkumar lost to La Talar of Arunchal Pradesh (1-2) 17-21, 16-21.
N Anjita overcame Laa Yajum of Arunachal Pradesh (3-1) 20-22, 21-12, 22-20.
W James and RK Cinir won against Jokom Ribiya and Akshay Raito of Arunachal Pradesh (2-0) 21-11, 21-17.
N Purnima and M Somibala defeated LAA Yajum and Pinky Karki of Arunachal Pradesh 21-19, 18-21, 21-14.
Unilkumar Naorem of Manipur defeated Keifer Sullai of Meghalaya (2-0) 21-7, 21-15.
Naorem Anjita defeated Shailja Chetri (2-0) 21-15, 21-11.
K Manjit and K Dingku defeated Shailja Keifer and Ritu Rai (2-0) 21-15, 21-11.