A.G. West Bengal emerged Team Champions as their team defeated A.G. Kerala 3-1, in the ongoing Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD) Inter Zonal Badminton Tournament, 2022-23 which is being conducted under the aegis of Accountant General Recreation Club (AGRC) of the Office of The Principal Accountant General (A& E) II, Maharashtra at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur, Nagpur. Praveer Kumar, Principal Accountant General (A&E), Maharashtra, Nagpur is the patron of the Tournament.
The Prize Distribution is slated to be held on January 30, 2023 at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur, Nagpur at the hands of Y.L.P. Rao, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Maharashtra at 4.00 pm.
In the Team Championship Finals, Akash Thakur of A.G. West Bengal defeated Jamshed T.K. of A.G. Kerala – 21-12, 21-18, G. Aditya Bipineedu defeated Benet Antony – 21-11, 21-7 to make it 2-0 for A.G. West Bengal. In the doubles match, A.G. Kerala duo of Arun George/Manjush Mohan KK pulled one back as they defeated G. Aditya Bipineedu/Akash Thakur 14-21, 16-21, to make it 2-1, but Iman Sonwal of A.G. West Bengal defeated Arun George to make it 3-1 and lift the Team Championship Title.
In the Women Singles quarter finals, P Nishtha of DGA Kolkata got Bye, while Bhavya Rishi of Delhi Audit defeated Yoshita Mathur of A.G. Gwalior 21-17, 21-15 , Namita Pathania of Delhi Audit beat Dipali Gupta of A.G. Bihar, 21-10, 22-20, Shenan Christian of A.G. Ahmedabad defeted.T. Deepthi of A.G. Telangana, 21-4, 21-3 to sail into the semi finals of the tournament.
In the Mens Singles, Abhishek Saini of A.G. Himachal Prdesh, Ajay Meena of A.G. Mumbai , D. Sarath of PDA Secunderabad, Laa Talar of A.G. Arunachal Pradesh , Kartik Jindal of A.G. Himachal Pradesh, Gurav Parmar of A.G. Gwalior, Rohit Yadav of A.G. Telangana, Aditya Bapineedu of A.G. West Bengal booked their places in the Quarter finals.
In Mixed doubles, Sangram Chutia and Ningshi Hazarika of A.G. Assam, Tushar Sharma of Delhi Audit and Barma Meena of A.G Uttar Pradesh, Gurav Deswal of Delhi Audit and Priyanka Kumawat of A.G Uttar Pradesh, Benet Antony and Ashna Roy of A.G. Kerala booked their semi-final spots.
In Women Doubles, Dipali Gupta of A.G. Bihar & Ningshi Hazarika of A.G. Assam who beat Priyanka Kumawat and Barma Meena of A.G. Uttar Pradesh, 14-21, 21-17, 21-12 set up a title clash with Namita Pathania and Bhavya Rishi of Delhi Audit who had defeated Yoshita Mathur of A.G. Gwalior and Karma Meena of A.G. Mumbai: 18-21, 21-16, 21-8
In Men Doubles event, Benet Antony & Arun George of A.G. Kerala, Himangshu Saroha and Tushar Sharma of Delhi Audit, Sanjay Thakur and Rajesh Verma of A.G. Bhopal, Iman Sonwal and Brijesh Yadav of A.G. West Bengal, sailed into the Semi Finals.
Scores in Brief:
Team Championship (Finals):A.G. West Bengal beat A.G. Kerala 3-1
i) Akash Thakur bt Jamshed T.K. – 21-12, 21-18
ii) G. Aditya Bipineedu bt Benet Antony – 21-11, 21-7
iii) G. Aditya Bipineedu/Akash Thakur bt Arun George/Manjush Mohan KK – 14-21, 16-21
iv) Iman Sonwal bt Arun George – 21-8, 21-11
Womens Singles (Quarter Finals):
i) P Nishtha (Bye)
ii) Bhavya Rishi(Delhi Audit) bt Yoshita Mathur (A.G. Gwalior)- 21-17, 21-15
iii) Namita Pathania (Delhi Audit) bt Dipali Gupta (A.G. Bihar) – 21-10, 22-20
iv) Shenan Christian (A.G. Ahmedabad) bt T. Deepthi (A.G. Telangana)- 21-4, 21-3
Men Singles (Pre-Quarter Finals):
i) Abhishek Saini(A.G. Himachal Prdesh): (Bye)
ii) Ajay Meena (A.G. Mumbai) bt B. Kiran Mouli (A.G. Karnataka) : 21-13, 21-10
iii) D. Sarath (PDA Secunderabad) bt Ravijot Singh( A.G. Punjab) : 21-13, 22-20
iv) Laa Talar (A.G. Arunachal Pradesh) bt Jaswinder Singh(A.G. Mumbai) : 21-12, 21-18
v) Kartik Jindal (A.G. Himachal Pradesh) bt Kumar Rana Boruah (A.G. Manipur) : 21-12, 21-18
vi) Gurav Parmar (A.G. Gwalior) bt Prasanth Reddy (A.G. Telangana) : 21-12, 21-18
vii) Rohit Yadav (A.G. Telangana) bt Sahil Katlaria ( A.G. Punjab) : 21-12, 16-21, 21-14
viii) Aditya Bapineedu ( A.G. West Bengal) : (Bye)
Mixed Doubles (Quarter Finals):
i) Sangram Chutia & Ningshi Hazarika(A.G. Assam) (Bye)
ii) Tushar Sharma (Delhi Audit)& Barma Meena (A.G Uttar Pradesh) bt Romit Dudejam& Shenan Christian (A.G. Ahmedabad) : 19-21, 21-16, 21-19
iii) Gurav Deswal (Delhi Audit)& Priyanka Kumawat (A.G Uttar Pradesh) bt Brijesh Yadav & Amrita Mukharjee (A.G. West Bengal) : 21-16, 17-21, 21-16
iv) Benet Antony & Ashna Roy (A.G. Kerala) bt Rajesh Verma (A.G. Bhopal)& Karma Meena (A.G. Mumbai): 21-15, 21-15.
Women Doubles (Semi Finals):
i) Dipali Gupta (A.G. Bihar) & Ningshi Hazarika(A.G. Assam) bt Priyanka Kumawat & Barma Meena( A.G. Uttar Pradesh) : 14-21, 21-17, 21-12
ii) Namita Pathania & Bhavya Rishi (Delhi Audit) btYoshita Mathur (A.G. Gwalior) & Karma Meena (A.G. Mumbai) : 18-21, 21-16, 21-8
Men Doubles (Quarter Finals):
i) Benet Antony & Arun George ( A.G. Kerala) bt Gyanhand & Ranjith Bantha (A.G. Odisha): 21-11,21-13
ii) Himangshu Saroha & Tushar Sharma (Delhi Audit) bt Rohan Parashar & Gurav Parmar (A.G. Gwalior) :21-18, 21-17
iii) Sanjay Thakur & Rajesh Verma (A.G. Bhopal) bt Arjun Reddy & Prasanth Reddy (A.G. Telangana): 21-14, 17-21, 21-14
iv) Iman Sonwal & Brijesh Yadav (A.G. West Bengal) bt Datul Chuhan & Kartik Jindal (A.G. Himachal Prdesh): 21-10, 21-12
Today’s Events, Janury 29, 2023 :
1. Men Singles Quarter Finals (11.00 am)
2. Women Singles Semi-finals (11.40 am)
3. Mixed Doubles Semi-finals (11.40 pm)
4. Women Doubles Finals (1.00 pm )
5. Men Doubles Semi-finals (12.20 pm )
6. Men Singles Semi Finals (1.00 pm)