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Rivers Governor’s badminton tourney debuts Dec 19

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The maiden edition of the Rivers Governor’s Badminton Championship is scheduled to hold between December 19 and 22 at the Alfred Diette-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt.

According to Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), all entries must be made online through the BFN website with entries not expected to be submitted later than Friday, December 7, 2018. The tournament is the first-ever national badminton championship to be held in Port Harcourt Rivers State.

All state head coaches must log on to the BFN websites to enter their players with their passwords, as late entries will not be accepted. Registered players for the event are expected to arrive at the venue on Tuesday December 18th, 2018, while accommodation will be provided for all state accredited players as well as free launch throughout the championship.

Honours will be competed for in Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles with no player allowed to feature in more than two events.

Team managers are expected to converge at the conference room of the venue for a technical meeting on December 19 before the tournament serves off.

An all time highest total prize money of N7.02million will be competed for in the four-day event with the winner of the men’s and women’s singles smiling home with N300, 000 each.

Cash prizes will also be spread from the second position to the 32nd place finishers for singles and 16th place finishers for doubles and mixed doubles.

However, the final/closing ceremony will come up on December 22nd, 2018 at 2pm.


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