The Baidyanath District Badminton Championship organised by Nagpur District Badminton Association will begin on Thursday at the Subhedar Hall, Ravi Nagar, here on Thursday.
The matches will start at 8 am on Thursday with U-13 boys singles and U-13 girls singles. The evening session will begin at 5 pm with U-15 singles first round encounters.
Gandhar Nawale and Shruti Chokhandare have been given top billings in men’s and women’s singles events Nabeel Ahmed will be the second seed in the men’s singles. He is the top seed in the U-19 boys singles. Devesh Jena will be the top seed in both U-15 and U-17 boys singles. Aditya Gadge and Sairaj Nayse will be the top seed in the U-13 and U-10 boys singles, respectively.
In the women’s singles and U-19 girls singles, Shruti Chokhandare has been given the top billing in Under-19 girls section also. Promising shuttlers Nikkita Joseph and Aasavari Khandekar will be the top seeds in the U-17 and U-15 girls singles, respectively.