CHANDIGARH, JAN 6 : Former junior international Oscar Bansal and Tushar Badechha of Chandigarh are among those got direct entry in the men’s singles draw of the 76th Senior National Badminton Championship being held in Bangalore from January 17 to 25, according to a spokesman of the Chandigarh Badminton Association.
Three Chandigarh shuttlers Varun Sharma, Vivek Sharma and Harmaninder Singh will compete in the qualifying rounds for the berths in the main draw in the men’s singles.
The top Chandigarh men’s doubles pair of Pankaj Naithani and Ashish Sharma are in the main draw in the doubles. Tushar Badechha and Harmaninder Singh will figure in the men’s doubles qualifying round.
Nisha Karamchand and Anubhi Khandelwal of Chandigar are among those women who have been put in the main draw in the women’s singles on the basis of their national rankings.
Varun Sharma and Shreya Chadha of Chandigarh will play in the mixed doubles event in the main draw.
The following Punjab and Haryana are also competing in the Senior Nationals.
Punjab: Main draw MS: Love Kumar and Anand Tiwari .
Qualifying MS: Ajay Bhargava , Dinesh Choudhary, Sachin Gautam, Deepak Kumar, Abhinav Manota , Bhuwan Sethi , Gagandeep Singh .
Main draw WS: Damanpreet Kaur Pahwa, Steffi Kala.
Qualifying WD: Rachita Sachdev.
Qualifying MD: Gagandeep Singh.
Main draw MXD: Abhinav Manota, Rachita Sachdev
Haryana: Main draw MS: Akshit Mahajan, Harinder Malik , Ravikant Singla , Neeraj Vashisth.
Qualifying MS: Rohit Bhaker, Ketan Chahal, Rajat Joon , Mohit Khatri ,
Satender Malik, Ankit Mallik , Gaurav Pahwa , Rohit Rathee ,
Ajay Rathi, Kirtesh Singh.
Main draw WS: Komal Antil , Lalita Dahiya, Daksha Gautam , Ekata Kalia.
Qualifying WS: Seema Panchal.
Main draw MD: Ravi Kumar, Rajat Joon and Akshit Mahajan.
Qualifying MD: Tushar, Ketan Chahal , Gaurav Pahwa, Anil Dhull , Ankit Mallik ,Harinder Malik , Ravikant Singla , Satender Malik , Neeraj Vashisth.
Main draw WD: Ekata Kalia , Jyoti Rawat , Jagriti Nashier , Jyothi Nasier.
Main draw MX D: Ravi Kumar, Lalita Dahiya.