Thousands vie for honours as 71st Badminton Nationals kick off

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The 71st Nationals Badminton Championships was declared open by Sri Lanka Badminton President Rohan de Silva at a ceremony held in Colombo today (04th December).

Over 1000 shuttlers will vie for honours at this year’s Nationals which will run until December 10.

Organized by Sri Lanka Badminton (SLB), the championship promises to be a thrilling showcase of talent while a prize pool of Rupees two million will be up for grabs at Sri Lanka Badminton Headquarters, MBA Badminton Courts and DS Senanayake College Badminton Courts.

The preliminary rounds kicked off yesterday following the opening ceremony. The Round of 16 matchups and Quarterfinals will take place On December 8, followed by the highly anticipated Semi-finals and additional Quarterfinal on next day. All the Finals are reserved for Sunday, December 10, concluding with the Closing Ceremony to mark the end of this prestigious badminton championship.

The Championships will encompass a diverse range of events, spanning from Under 11 to 19 in the Junior Category and Over 30 to Over 70 in the Senior Category. Notably, the spotlight will be on the Open events category, showcasing Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles as the focal point of this grand annual event.