Work is going on apace to host the very first International Masters Badminton Tournament called the ‘Senior International Maters Badminton Tournament 2018’ organised by Ceylon Masters Badminton Association from 26-28 November at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.
The stadium facilities are being prepared to run this tournament for which the endorsement of the Ministry of Sports as well as the Badminton World Federation has been received. Over 100 participants from several countries including India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Australia, Nepal, New Zealand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and understandably Sri Lanka, which has the majority number, have already registered. Several others have made enquiries and the number should swell before the closing date, which is 15 November.
Entries could still be made online at https://ceylonmaters.com/index.php/online-registration-portal/, or alternatively @ 284 Vauxhall Street, Colombo 2.
The Entry Fee is $ 25 net, per event per person.
The tournament will be run under BWF stipulated Rules and Regulations and specific Rules of the Ceylon Masters Badminton Association as directed by the Tournament Director.
The tournament will be managed by a competent panel of officials which include Internationally Accredited personnel.
A player can enter a maximum of any three events while the scoring system will be based on the best of three games of 15 rally points. The Events and Age Categories are as follows:
Events: Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles; Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles; Mixed Doubles
Age categories: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+
The organisers are offering exclusive hotel packages courtesy of Esna Holidays for all participants and their entourages at the following hotels: Hilton Hotel, Kingsbury Hotel, Galadari Hotel, Grand Oriental Hotel and Colombo City Hotel.
Free transport will be provided from and to BIA as well as from to hotel to the indoor stadium and back for all participants who register with the tournament package.
Medallions will be awarded to all Winners (Gold), Runners-Up (Silver) and Semi-Finalists (Bronze) with a prize pool of $ 7,500 to winners and runners-up only of each event. The distribution pattern of the prize pool will depend on the size of the draw which will be published soon after the draw itself.
Additional facilities for players shall comprise of an on-court doctor, first-aid and ambulance services and ticketed physiotherapist service at the tournament venue.
Lunch and tea, coffee and water free-of-cost will be available to players and officials on all days at the Players and Officials Lounge.
On the final day, 29 November, a gala farewell banquet will take place from 8 p.m. at a fee of $ 25 per person for all participants.
CMB 2018 Main Sponsors are: Mobil, 3M, Victor, Heladiv and Rovin Ads.
Entry submission – contact details for this International CMB 2018 Tournament are Ceylon Masters Badminton Association, 284 Vauxhall Street, Colombo 2; telephone: +94 11 23 32 375 and hotline: +94 77 79 96 699; email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.