Mathias Boe picked up by Awadhe Warriors as replacement for Maneepong Jongjit

World number three doubles player Mathias Boe has been selected as the replacement for the banned Thailand player, Maneepong Jongjit.

 

With the inclusion of Mathias Boe, Awadhe Warriors are expected to be considered as a very strong team than before.

 

Good luck to the Awadhe Warriors team

Indian Badminton Players National Rankings as of 1st of August 2013

We are starting a new series here to track the rankings and the progress of Indian Badminton players at the national level. This series will be published in parallel with the Indian Badminton Players World Ranking that is published weekly.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton national rankings

  • Mens Singles: Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have the most number of players (Nine each) in the Mens Singles rankings.
  • Mens Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Mens Doubles ranking players in top 50 with 14 players from AP. Kerala is a close second with 13 players ranked within top 50 in Mens Doubles.
  • Women’s Singles: Andhra Pradesh leads the pack way ahead with 21 players in top 50 in Womens Singles. Maharashtra is at a distant second place with 11 players in top 50 in this category
  • Womens Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Womens Doubles players also, with 25 players in the top 50 in this category. Maharashtra has  16 players each in the Womens Doubles in the top 50.
  • Mixed Doubles: Andhra Pradesh leads the pack again with 14 players in top 50. Kerala and Karnataka share the second place with 10 players each in the Mixed Doubles category within top 50.

The star of this week is the Andhra Pradesh team for producing the maximum number of players within top 50 rankings in India in all the categories.

Mens Singles

K.Srikanth

K.Srikanth

Srikanth K. continues to top the Mens Singles rankings in India.

  • 1: Srikanth remains unchanged on 1st position
  • 2: Sai Praneeth remains unchanged on  2nd position.
  • 3: Guru Sai Dutt R.M.V remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Parupalli Kashyap remains unchanged on 4th position
  • 5: Abhimanyu Singh of Madhya Pradesh remains unchanged on 5th position

Womens Singles

Arundhati Pantawane continues to top the Womens Singles rankings in India.

Arundhati Pantawane
Arundhati Pantawane
  • 2: Sayali Gokhale remains unchanged on 2nd position
  • 3: Tanvi Lad remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Sindhu remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Thulasi P.C. remains unchanged on 5th position

Mens Doubles

Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra continue to retain their top rankings in Mens Doubles at the National level.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

  • 2: Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri are on 2nd position.
  • 3: Diju V and Alwin Francis remains unchanged third position this time.
  • 4: Arun Vishnu and Tarun Kona are on 4th position in this week.
  • 5: Guru Prasad and Vineeth Manuel of Karnataka also remains unchanged on 5th position.

Womens Doubles

Pradnya Gadre

Pradnya Gadre

Pradnya Gadre continue to retain her top rankings in Women’s Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Sikki Reddy from AAI and Aparna Balan share the second position this time.
  • 3: Varsha Belawadi remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Nischitha G.M from Karnataka remains unchanged on fourth position.
  • 5: Maneesha K. and Sanyogita Ghorpade share the fifth position this time.

Mixed Doubles 

Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan are the top ranking players in Mixed Doubles in India. They continue to retain their top position.

  • 2: Pradnya Gadre and Akshay Dewalkar are now ranked second in India in mixed doubles.
  • 3: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Maneesha K. and Pranav Jerry Chopra are on 4th position.
  • 5: Nanda Gopal is in the fifth position this time.

Congratulations to all the players and best wishes to do well in future.

For full details of all rankings please visit Badminton Association of India website

Indian Badminton Players National Rankings for Midget Under-13 as of 1st of August 2013

We are starting a new series here to track the rankings and the progress of Indian Badminton players at the national level. This series will be published in parallel with the Indian Badminton Players World Ranking that is published weekly.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton national rankings

  • Midget Boys’ U13 Singles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Boys’ U13 Singles ranking players in top 50 with 8 players from AP. Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Madhya Pradesh and Goa have 4 players in the Midget Boys’ U13 Singles in the top 50.
  • Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles ranking players in top 50 with 13 players from AP. Madhya Pradesh is a close second with 7 players ranked within top 50 in Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles.
  • Midget Girls’ U13 Singles: Maharashtra has the most number of Midget Girls’ U13 Singles ranking players in top 50 with 10 players.Andhra Pradesh has 9 players in the Midget Girls’ U13 Singles in the top 50.
  • Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles players also, with 17 players in the top 50 in this category.Kerala has 11 players each in the Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles in the top 50.

The star of this week is the Andhra Pradesh team for producing the maximum number of players within top 50 rankings in India in all the categories.

Midget Boys’ U13 Singles :

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen

  • 1: Lakshya Sen remains unchanged on 1st position.
  • 2: Tukum Laa unchanged on 2nd position.
  • 3: Aakash Yadav remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Angad Borchetia remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Akash Thakur remains unchanged on 5th position.

Midget Girls’ U13 Singles:

Tanishq M. continues to top the Midget Girls’ U13 Singles rankings in India.

  • 2: Himanshi Rawat has 2nd position in this week.
  • 3: Akshita A. remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Nishita Varma Pakalapati remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Simran Singh remains unchanged on 5th position.

Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles:

Lakshya Sen continue to retain his top rankings in Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Yash Raikwar remains unchanged on 2nd position
  • 3: Tukum Laa remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Abhyansh Singh and Chandra Kumar D. remains unchanged on 4th position
  • 5: Vishnuvardhan Goud P. and Maisnam Meiraba also remains unchanged on 5th position

Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles:

Akshita A. continue to retain her top rankings in Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Unnati Bisht and Himanshi Rawat both are having 2nd position as like before.
  • 3: Simran Singh remains unchanged 3rd position this time.
  • 4: Winona S. and Nivetha M. remains unchanged 4th position this time.
  • 5: Prarthana Vasudevan,Shivani Pathi and Ritika Thaker remains unchanged 5th position this time.

Congratulations to all the players and best wishes to do well in future.

For full details of all rankings please visit Badminton Association of India website

Indian Badminton Players National Rankings for Sub Junior Under-15 as of 1st of August 2013

We are starting a new series here to track the rankings and the progress of Indian Badminton players at the national level. This series will be published in parallel with the Indian Badminton Players World Ranking that is published weekly.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton national rankings

  • Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Singles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Single ranking players in top 50 with 12 players.Maharashtra has 8 players in the Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Singles in the top 50.
  • Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Doubles ranking players in top 50 with 17 players from AP. Madhya Pradesh is a close second with 9 players ranked within top 50 in Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Doubles.
  • Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Singles:Maharashtra has the most number of Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Single ranking players in top 50 with 14 players.Andhra Pradesh has 13 players in the Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Singles in the top 50.
  • Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Doubles: Maharashtra has the most number of Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 ranking players in top 50 with 15 players.Andhra Pradesh has 13 players in the Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Doubles in the top 50.

The star of this week is the Andhra Pradesh team for producing the maximum number of players within top 50 rankings in India in all the categories.

Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Singles

Kanishq M has a top Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Singles rankings in India.

  • 2: Siril Varma A. S. S. remain unchanged on 2nd position.
  • 3: Arintap DasGupta remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Kartikey Gulshan Kumar remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Lakshya Sen remains unchanged on 5th position.

Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Singles:

Kanika Kanwal continues to top the Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Singles rankings in India.

Kanika Kanwal

Kanika Kanwal

  • 2: Ashmita Chaliha has 2nd position in this week.
  • 3: Akshita Bhandari and Kalpita Sawant both are having same position as like before.
  • 4: Apeksha Nayak remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Nivedha Srinivasan and Cherish D’souza both are having same position as like before.

Sub-Junior Boys’ U15 Doubles:

Siril Varma A. S. S. continue to retain their top rankings in Junior Boys’ U15 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Kanishq M. remains unchanged on 2nd position
  • 3: Satwik Sai Raj R. remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Krishna Prasad G. remains unchanged on 4th position
  • 5: Sribalaji S. and Sanjai Srivatsa D. are on 5th position

Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Doubles:

Kanika Kanwal continue to retain their top rankings in Sub-Junior Girls’ U15 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Akshita Bhandari and Shreya Bose remains unchanged 2nd position this time.
  • 3: Diksha Choudhary remains unchanged 3rd position this time.
  • 4: Anshu Sharma remains unchanged 4th position this time.
  • 5: Kalpita Sawant and Cherish D’souza remains unchanged 5th position this time.

Congratulations to all the players and best wishes to do well in future.

For full details of all rankings please visit Badminton Association of India website

 

Chennai – 3rd Kombai Badminton Association Inter-school Badminton Tournament 2013-2014 – August 2013

3rd Kombai Badminton Association

   Inter-school Badminton Tournament 2013-2014

Prestigious 3rd year Inter-school Badminton Tournament carrying “Kombai Badminton Rolling Trophy” during 24th ,25th August 2013. The tournament is open for Singles, Doubles under 10, 12, 15,17, age group of boys and girls(under 10, 12 singles only).

Participants should carry the bonafide certificate issued by the head of the institution. Detailed rules and regulations and entry form are enclosed. The entries should be sent on or before 22nd  August 2013.

First Day     : Reporting time: 8Am U-10, 12(Singles) U-15- Reporting time 5 pm (Doubles Boys only)      

Second Day: Reporting time: 8Am U-15,17,(Singles) U-17 Reporting time 5 pm (Doubles Boys only)

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • The tournament will be held in our indoor  24th ,  25th august 2013.
  • U-10 Born After 01-01-2004,U-12 Born after 01 -01-2002,U-15 Born after 01-01-1999 U-17 Born after 01-01-1997
  • Participant’s certificate will be given all participants.
  • Last date submission of entry form is 22-08-2013.
  • Matches will be played knockout basis.
  • All matches will be conducted in our indoor.
  • The decision of tournament committee of the kombai badminton association will be final in all matter.
  • Cock will be provide Under 10 & 12 MAVIS 350.   Under 15 & 17 LI NING CHAMP Feather.
  • Entry fees should be Pay during the Reporting time cash only
  • Singles –Rs. 250 & Doubles – Rs.350.

Prizes

  • Cash award will be given with cup for Under 15 & 17 Singles.
  • Under 10, 12 Singles Trophy will be given and Kit bag also
  • Under 15 Doubles. Under 17 Doubles Rolling Trophy will be given.

Please send your entry on or before 22-08-2013

manokaran694@gmail.com

Address:

Sankari Hall, Balaji Nagar IInd street, KVB ATM Opposite st, Kamarajar salai

Lachatelaine School opp road, Alwarthirunagar, Chennai-87.

Contact:

Mobile No : 9444471023 , 9790687005, 9500649658

Indian Badminton Junior Players World Rankings as of 1st August 2013

Let us see how our Indian junior players ranked overall in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) Junior rankings this week.

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Here is a quick look at the latest rankings within Top 50 players in badminton world junior rankings this week.

  • Three Indians in Men’s Singles Juniors
  • Three Indians in Women’s Singles Juniors
  • Two Indian teams in Men’s Doubles Juniors
  • Two Indian players in Women’s Doubles Juniors
  • Two Indian players in Mixed Doubles Juniors

Men’s Singles – Juniors

We have three Indians in the top 50 Men’s Singles Junior players in the world this week.

Harsheel Dani

Harsheel Dani

  • 5: Harsheel Dani remains unchanged on 5th position.
  • 14: Rohit Yadav remains unchanged on 14th position.
  • 21: Aditya Joshi also remains unchanged this week

Women’s Singles – Juniors

We have three ladies in the top 50 Women’s Singles Junior players in the world this week.

Ruthvika Shivani

Ruthvika Shivani

  • 6: Ruthvika Shivani remains unchanged on 6th position
  • 19: Rituparna Das remains unchanged on 19th position.
  • 23: P.V.Sindhu remains unchanged this week.

Men’s Doubles – Juniors

We have two men from India in the Top 50 Men’s Doubles Junior players in the world this week.

  • 42: Santosh Ravuri remains unchanged on this week
  • 45: Hema Nagendra Babu remains unchanged on 45th position

Women’s Doubles – Juniors

We have two women from India in the Top 50 Women’s Doubles Junior players in the world this week.

  • 40: J.Meghana remains unchanged on 40th position.
  • 41: K.Maneesha remains unchanged this week

Mixed Doubles – Juniors

We have two women from India in the Top 50 Mixed Doubles Junior players in the world this week.

  • 24: K.Maneesha remains unchanged on 24th position.
  • 42: J.Meghana also remains unchanged on 42nd position.

Lets hope we see more Indians in the top 50 in the future weeks.

IBL 2013 – Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons at New Delhi – Pune Pistons Win 3-2

Krrish Delhi Smashers played Pune Pistons in the opening match of IBL 2013 on 14th August, 2013 at 8pm IST.

While we predicted a 3-2 victory for Delhi Smashers, Joachim and Ashwini of Pune Pistons had other plans to spoil the Delhi party and upset the hosts 3-2 to win the opening tie of the IBL 2013 in the deciding match.

Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons – IBL 2013 Match Results

Winner: Pune Pistons

Score: 3-2

Player of the Tie: Sai Praneeth

 

Ashwini Ponnappa and Joachim Fischer

Ashwini Ponnappa and Joachim Fischer

  • Mens Singles 1: Sai Praneeth of Delhi Smashers defeated Tien Minh Nguyen of Pune Pistons 21-16, 21-20 to give a good start to Delhi Smashers.
  • Womens Singles: Juliane Schenk of Pune Pistons defeated Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers 21-15, 21-6 to help Pune roar back with their first point of the IBL 2013.
  • Mens Doubles: Boon Hoeng Tan/Kien Keat Koo of Delhi Smashers defeated Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar of Pune Pistons 21-13, 21-16 in the third match to give a 2-1 lead to Delhi Smashers.
  • Mens Singles 2: Saurabh Varma of  Pune Pistons defeated H.S.Prannoy of Delhi Smashers 21-16, 19-21 11-5.
  • Mixed Doubles: Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons defeated Kien Keat Koo and Jwala Gutta of Delhi Smashers 21-19, 16-21, 11-3 to help Pune Pistons win the decider and also gain the valuable bonus point for winning the tie.

Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons Videos

Match 1: Tien Minh Nguyen of Pune Pistons vs Sai Praneeth of Delhi Smashers


Match 2: Juliane Schenk of Pune Pistons vs Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers


Match 3: Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar of Pune Pistons vs Boon Hoeng Tan/Kien Keat Koo of Delhi Smashers


Match 4: Saurabh Varma of Pune Pistons vs H.S.Prannoy of Delhi Smashers


Match 5: Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons vs Kien Keat Koo and Jwala Gutta of Delhi Smashers


Prediction

While it might turn out to be a Ashwini vs Jwala showdown, we are prediciting a Delhi Smashers victory. (Reasoning given below)

Ashwini Ponnappa vs Jwala Gutta

Ashwini Ponnappa vs Jwala Gutta

Match Tickets: Click this link to buy the tickets for Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons match at 8pm IST on 14-Aug-2013 at New Delhi (Siri Fort Stadium)

Team Composition:

Krrish Delhi Smashers

Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta

Players of Krrish Delhi Smashers in IBL 2013:

Pune Pistons

Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa

Players of Pune Pistons in IBL 2013 are:

 Initial Analysis

While on paper both teams appear to be strong, Delhi Smashers might have the edge over Pune Pistons. Here are some of the reasons:

  1. Mens Singles 1: Wing Ki Wong from Delhi Smashers will have to fight it out with Tin Min Nyugen if he plays him. If Delhi smartly escapes this one, he might win this hands down – but of course Delhi will lose the second one also very easy.
  2. Mens Singles 2: Sai Praneeth from Delhi Smashers might have to battle it out and carve this one, as it appears to be a close call here.
  3. Womens Singles: Juliane Schenk from Pune Pistons is going to have it her way, unless someone from the Delhi Smashers team spring up with a surprise (Arundhati?). So this point appears to be a foregone conclusion for Pune Pistons in this match.
  4. Mens Doubles: Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat are undoubtedly the best pair in IBL 2013 and hence will be able to win their Mens Doubles match hands down.
  5. Mixed Doubles: Diju and Jwala have already played together for many years and might be quite formidable to defeat, unless Pune Pistons come up with an idea of playing Ashwini along with Joachim. This is a close one and hence no clear winner here.

Prediction Conclusion

With two sure wins (Mens Singles 1 and Mens Doubles), Delhi Smashers just have to work hard enough to win either the second Mens Singles match or the Mixed Doubles match, which appears to be quite a possibility. Hence the thought is Delhi Smashers are going to win this one 3-2 over Pune Pistons. Lets wait and watch :-)

Indian Badminton Players World Rankings as of 1st August 2013

Let us see how our Indian players ranked overall in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) rankings this week.

Not much changes in the total number from the previous weeks, just a few movements up and down by a position or two.

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton world rankings

  • Seven Indians in Mens Singles
  • Two Indians in Womens Singles
  • Two Indian teams in Mens Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Womens Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles
Badminton World Federation

Badminton World Federation

 

Mens Singles

We have Seven Indians in the top 50 Mens Singles players in the world this week.

Parupalli Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap

  • 13: Parupalli Kashyap has remain unchanged in 13th position.
  • 21: R.M.V.Gurusaidutt remains unchanged on 21st position.
  • 24: Ajay Jayaram also remained unchanged on 24th position.
  • 36: Sourabh Varma has remained unchanged on 36th position.
  • 40: Sai Praneeth remains unchanged on 40th position.
  • 41: K.Srikanth remains unchanged on 41st position.
  • 43: Anand Pawar also remained unchanged on 43rd position.

Womens Singles

We have two ladies now in the top fifty women players in the world this week.

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

  • 3: Saina Nehwal has remain unchanged in the 3rd position.
  • 12: P.V.Sindhu has remain unchanged in the 12th position.

Mens Doubles

We have two mens doubles teams from India in the top fifty mens doubles players in the world this week.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

  • 40: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar both are remains unchanged on 40th position.
  • 44: Arun Vishu and Tarun Kona remains unchanged at 44th position this week also.

Womens Doubles

We have two womens doubles teams from India in the top fifty womens doubles players in the world this week.

Ashwini and Pradnya

Ashwini and Pradnya

  • 27: Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre remain unchanged on 27th position this week
  • 46: Aparna Balan and Siki Reddy remain unchanged at 46th position this week also.

Mixed Doubles

We have two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles from India in the top 50.

Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa

Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa

  • 30: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa remain unchanged at the 30 th position.
  • 41: Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan remain unchanged at at 41st position.

Lets hope we see more Indians in the top 50 in the future weeks.

Badminton at Deaflympics 2013 at Sofia – Bulgaria

Many badminton players from India are participating in the Deaflympics currently being held at Sofia, Bulgaria. We are happy to bring you the latest news about the Indian players from Sofia.

Deaflympics

Deaflympics

Mens Singles – Group Matches – Round Robin

Rohit Bhaker (Third Seed)

Rohit Bhaker

Rohit Bhaker

  • Rohit Bhaker defeated Serhii Dashchenko of Ukraine 21-17, 21-6.
  • Rohit Bhaker lost to Yibo Ding of China 15-21, 18-21.

Jehan Jamshed Daboo

  • Jehan Jamshed Daboo lost to Zhengchun Zha of China 7-21, 8-21
  • Jehan Jamshed Daboo defeated Mirsolav Lipovsky of Slovakia 21-13, 21-5
  • Jehan Jamshed Daboo defeated Baris Ural of Turkey 15-21, 21-17, 21-19

Gaurav Ahluwalia

Gaurav Ahluwalia

Gaurav Ahluwalia

  • Gaurav Ahluwalia defeated Nicola Tyankov of Bulgaria 21-11, 22-20
  • Gaurav Ahluwalia defeated Petro Takalov of Ukraine 21-9, 20-22, 23-21
  • Gaurav Ahluwalia defeated Shane Keogh of Ireland 21-7, 21-9

 Womens Singles – Group Matches – Round Robin

Gauravi Wamburkar

  • Gauravi Wamburkar lost to Alena Soboleva of Russia 9-21, 13-21
  • Gauravi Wamburkar defeated Gamzy Aydin of Turkey 21-9, 21-11.

 Neethu Vijayakumari

  • Neethu Vijayakumari lost to second seeded Jung-Yu Fan of Taipei 6-21, 12-21
  • Neethu Vijayakumari defeated Gordana Stamatoska of Macedonia 21-6, 21-3.

Mens Doubles – Elimination

  • Gaurav Ahluwalia and Rohit Bhaker lost to Valerie Antonov and Shokhzod Gulomzoda of Russia 21-17, 21-16.

Mixed Doubles – Elimination

  • Gaurav Ahluwalia and Gauravi Wamburkar lost to Muhammad Erwinsyah and Neneng Lestari of Indonesia 21-19, 12-21, 14-21.