Badminton: veterans dazzle at tourney

Author: Isaac Ashietey
 Badminton goes higher at the veterans championship
Badminton goes higher at the veterans championship

The Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) lightened up with a nostalgic performance of Badminton  skills in the 2019 Veterans Championship which end yesterday.

The two days event  which started on 6th December saw five clubs Tesano, Kumasi, Tema GHPA, Nyakrom and Koforidua  converging  at the KTI auditorium as they compete for honors in the Men and  Ladies Singles , Men and Ladies Doubles  and the mixed Doubles ranging from the ages between 30 -80 years respectively.

The championship which features as a qualification stage for the  Senior Championship  to be stage in Denmark next year March, saw  Dominic Ibamondor and Samuel Frimpong  winning the Men Double in the 34- 39 category from the Kumasi Club C while the Men Single  category of 34 -39 was won by Darkah Ocansey of Koforidua Club.

In the age category of 40-49,the Men Single saw  Frank Boamah  of  Tesano adjudged the winner, with a combination of forces between Frank Boamah and  Philip Gyamfi they won the Mens Double  beating Aaron Adu and Moses Adu  of Nyakrom to the top spot to be champions.

With a great performance  exhibited by  the Tesano players   Philip Gyamfi participated in the  50-65 years event  category winning the  Men Singles over Sadique Boateng , while the partnership between  Dr Dauda and Frank Boamah  produce a great show for the Tesano lads to be victors in the Mens Doubles events. Beating Ivy Addai and  Sadique Boateng for the top position.   
Meanwhile Frank Boamah  was crown the best player of the tournament and best Mens Double team was given to Nyakrom as they were awarded with a silver  medal for their effort.

The over all best club of the tournament to went Tesano club receiving gold for thier hardwork ,followed by  Kumasi club c, and thirdly  Nyakrom.

The  Veterans  Championship officially marks the end of season for Badminton  2019, and great opportunities was offered for players to prove their worth as the season closes.