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Owerri hosts 2nd Bet9ja South East Badminton tourney

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BY ORI MARTINS, OWERRI.

The second edition of the Bet9ja South East Senior Zonal Badminton Championship is billed to commence in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Thursday, December 21, 2023 and ends on Friday, December 22, 2023. The prize money at stake is Seven Hundred And Seventy Naira (N770,000) only.

 

The championship is a South East Zonal tournament which is to be rotated round the five South Eastern States. The first edition was held in Enugu, now Owerri, next Anambra, Abia and Ebonyi.

There are 10 players comprising six men, four women from each of the five South East States, bringing the total figure players for the event to 50 senior players.

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It will be recalled that Jovita Anikwe is the defending champion of the men’s singles while the women’s singles defending champion is  Queen Sunday.

 

The championship events to be competed for are Men’s Singles,

Women’s Singles,Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles .

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