Bhubaneswar, Sep 14:
The Odisha State Badminton Association (OSBA) in association with the Rourkela Sports Association will organize the Odisha State Badminton Championship at the Ispat Indoor Stadium, Rourkela from September 24.
The five-day event will be conducted in two phases – qualifying round and main draw in the men’s singles, doubles, boys under-17, under-19 singles and doubles events. However, will be no qualifying rounds for women’s singles, doubles, Girls U-17, U-19 both singles and doubles and masters categories.
According to OSBA secretary Pradip Mohanty, only registered players of the state association are eligible to participate. The participants should submit the age certificate duly attested, along with BAI Age Proforma. After verifying all the papers, OSBA would issue identity cards to the players who will use it for applying for entry into the tournament. Without State ID the entries shall not be entertained, he said.
The last date of receipt of players’ registration is September 17.