Mercantile badminton
Shuttle power all the way
By Harry Jayachandra
Shuttle power it was all the way at S. Thomas’ College Gym yesterday. The 23rd annual mercantile badminton tournament sponsored by CIC for the seventh successive year got off to a fine star.

Hatton National Bank made it through to the final against rivals Seylan Bank in the Women’s “A” Division. They had to overcome the might of John Keells in the league stages.

In the Women’s “B” Division, Union Bank of Pakistan sprang a surprise by entering the final. They will meet Mclarens who as is obvious also made it through the group stages. The Women’s “C” Division will see Janashakthi face off with data entry.

The Women’s Veterans final proved to be a disappointment. Hatton National Bank handed McLarens a walk over.

It was a day where the shuttlers put their work pressure aside to serve the spectators with some spectacular Badminton. A typical example was the Men’s “F: Division where Aitken Spence made it through to the final. They will face stiff opposition in the form of Seylan Bank “E”. The finals will take place tomorrow.


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