Half Smash Cup from July 27

The All India Open doubles badminton tournament for the Half Smash Cup 2012 will be held from July 27 to 29 at the KBA courts.

With double the prize money from the previous edition, the meet, organised by Time Pass Sports Management LLP and Ace Sports Association, has drawn the attention of top players, including former national champion Anup Sridhar. “It’s a good initiative. It will definitely help the upcoming players,” said KBA secretary NC Sudhir at a press meet to announce the event on Wednesday.

The men’s open category champion will receive Rs 1 lakh while the runner-up will take home Rs 50,000. In the open and masters category, shuttlers who have played for the State/ Nation in the last five years are not eligible to take part while the meet is open to all the players in the mixed doubles category.

For details contact: Suresh (9449232027) and Thomas Kunnath (9845027878). Email: acesports@googlegroups.com.

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