Jalandhar, September 30 :Host Punjab claimed the Rahimtoola Cup for men by defeating Chandigarh in straight three games in the All India North Zone Inter-State Badminton Championships which concluded here today.
In the Narang Cup for boys Haryana outplayed Punjab 2-0. Delhi defeated Chandigarh in Chadha Cup for women final by 2-0 whereas in Shaffi Qureshi Cup for girls, Haryana had toiled to defeat Delhi 2-1
Mr. Manoranjan Kalia, Punjab Minister for Local Governement, Industry and Commerce, gave away the prizes. Mr. Kalia also announced Rs. 5.00 Lacs to District Badminton Association Jalandhar for the promotion of Badminton
Earlier Mr. Ajeet Singh Pannu, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar welcome the chief guest. RPS Kalsi, Secy., Punjab Badminton Association thanked the chief guest and other guests present on the occasion.
Results (all finals): Rahimtoola Cup: Punjab bt Chandigarh 3-0 (Raj Kumar bt Pankaj Nathania 21-18,21-17, Mayank Behal bt Oscar Bansal 21-17,12-21,22-20, Mayank and Opinderpal bt Pankaj and Ashish 21-14,11-21,21-16).
Narang Cup (boys): Haryana bt Punjab (Ravi Singla bt Anand Tiwari 21-19,15-21,21-13, Akshit and Gaurav bt Anand and Bob Sharma 21-19,21-18)
Chadha Cup (women): Delhi bt Chandigarh 2-0 (Mohita Sehdev bt Manju Chahal 21-11,21-18, Mohita and Meenakshi bt Manju and Navita 9-21,21-10,21-16).
Shafi Qureshi Cup (girls): Haryana bt Delhi 2-1 (Jyoti Rawat lost to Nidhi Tiwari 13-21,12-21, Jyoti and Jyoti bt Priyanka and Shriya 21-15,21-13, Jyoti Naseer(Hry) bt Shradha 21-16,21-19).