The 42nd edition of the India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament this year is being presented by Friends Provident International and is scheduled to commence from Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 at India Club, Dubai. The tournament started in the year 1978.
The tournament is open to all the players from the UAE as well as from abroad. There is no restriction on players from outside the UAE to participate at their own will but they will have to comply with the tournament schedule.
The last 3 editions of India club UAE Open Badminton have been given Four Star Rating in the Sports Events Ranking System by Dubai Sports Council.
The Tournament this year will comprise of 35 categories. We have streamlined the age categories based on the International Badminton Federation regulations which are followed across the UAE and the region.
The finals of the tournament are scheduled for Friday, 3rd May 2019. Cash Prizes, Trophies, Air Tickets, and Gift Hampers amounting to around AED 50,000/- will be the highlight of the prestigious “42nd India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament 2019” presented by Friends Provident International.
Players in the Men, Ladies, Boys & Girls categories will compete for top honors in the following 35 categories:
|1||Girls Singles||Under 9 years (Born in 2011 or later)|
|2||Boys Singles||Under 9 years (Born in 2011 or later)|
|3||Girls Singles||Under 11 years (Born in 2009 or later)|
|4||Boys Singles||Under 11 years (Born in 2009 or later)|
|5||Boys Doubles||Under 11 years (Born in 2009 or later)|
|6||Girls Doubles||Under 11 years (Born in 2009 or later)|
|7||Girls Singles||Under 13 years (Born in 2007 or later)|
|8||Boys Singles||Under 13 years (Born in 2007 or later)|
|9||Boys Doubles||Under 13 years (Born in 2007 or later)|
|10||Girls Doubles||Under 13 years (Born in 2007 or later)|
|11||Girls Singles||Under 15 years (Born in 2005 or later)|
|12||Boys Singles||Under 15 years (Born in 2005 or later)|
|13||Boys Doubles||Under 15 years (Born in 2005 or later)|
|14||Girls Doubles||Under 15 years (Born in 2005 or later)|
|15||Mix Doubles||Under 15 years (Born in 2005 or later)|
|16||Girls Singles||Under 17 years (Born in 2003 or later)|
|17||Boys Singles||Under 17 years (Born in 2003 or later)|
|18||Boys Doubles||Under 17 years (Born in 2003 or later)|
|19||Girls Singles||Under 19 Years (Born in 2001 or later)|
|20||Boys Singles||Under 19 Years (Born in 2001 or later)|
|26||Ladies Doubles||(35yrs &above) - Born in 1983 or earlier)|
|27||Masters Singles||(40 years & above) - Born in 1978 or earlier)|
|28||Masters Doubles||(40 years & above) - Born in 1978 or earlier)|
|29||Masters Mix doubles||(Born in 1978 or earlier /Lady partner should be 18 yrs and above, born in 2001 or earlier)|
|30||Veterans Singles||(45 years & above) - Born in 1973 or earlier)|
|31||Veterans Doubles||(45 years & above) - Born in 1973 or earlier)|
|32||Veterans Mix Doubles||(45 years & above) - (Born in 1973 or earlier /Lady partner should be 18 yrs and above, born in 2001 or earlier)|
|33||Veterans Doubles||(50 years & above) – Born in 1968 or earlier|
|34||Super Veterans Doubles||(55 years & above) - Born in 1963 or earlier|
|35||Super Senior Veterans Doubles||(60 years & above) - Born in 1958 or Earlier|
The Lady Partner should be above 18 years old for Masters and Veterans Mix Doubles.
Also, the ages of the participants shall be considered as on 31st December 2018 and the whole year is considered as per BWF format. All the matches will be played in line with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rules & Regulations.
As in the past, the Tournament is expected to attract a large number of players of different nationalities from the UAE.
As part of India Club’s drive towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as in the previous years, exhibition matches will be conducted for the Special Needs Children / Individuals. Also, invitations will be sent to “SNF Center” and “Smart Life” NGO of Labour camps seeking participation. Mementos and Certificates will be awarded to all the participants in the Special Needs & Blue Color Labour categories.
Li-ning will be providing Discount Vouchers @ 50% to all winners, 30% to all runners up and 15 % to all the tournament participating players redeemable at the Lining retail outlet.
On weekdays, the matches will commence from 7 pm and on Fridays from 10 am onwards. One of the most exciting thing in this year tournament is that all the matches will be streamed Live on YouTube.
As in the past, each player will be restricted to participate only in three events. This is basically to give the opportunity for more players to make it to the top.
The Main Sponsor of the event is:-
Friends Provident International
Aarushi Designs, Supervision Optical, Carrera Sunglasses, Leone Tea & Polaroid Sunglasses.
Entry forms are available on www.tournamentsoftware.com. The link is also available on India Club website www.indiaclubdubai.com. NO Entry forms will be accepted via Fax or email (scanned copy) or in person. All participants are requested to use online entry forms only. Payment for the entries submitted should be made by Thursday, 28th March ‘2019.
The last date for receiving entries will be Thursday, 28th March ‘19. For further information/support please contact Club Reception on telephone no. +9714 - 3371112 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year, 636 entries were registered in the 28 categories. Expat players from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines, Qatar, Indonesia, South Africa, China, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Bahrain, Malaysia, Denmark & Singapore took part in the tournament.
The Badminton Organizing Committee headed by Mr. Sunil Singh and comprising of Mr. Wales Thomas, Mr. Suresh Menon and Mr. Girish Chand will oversee the tournament along with the volunteers while Mr. Vivek Kelshiker is the Sports Secretary and Mr. Sudip Gupta is the Joint Sports Secretary of India Club.
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