Qualifying Tournament for Indian Masters

Goa Badminton Association organised a Selection Tournament for Qualification for the Masters (Veterans) Nationals. The matches were keenly contested and at the end of an exciting day of gruelling and hard fought matches, the following players emerged in the top spots:

Men’s Singles
35 + Singles - Vishal Vernekar & Seby Ferrao
40+ Singles – Sandip Kanji and Dr Sandeep Fowkar
50+ Singles – Dr Manish Patel and Wilson D’ Souza
55+ Singles - Cancio Mascarenhas
60+ Singles - Pradeep Dhond and Tanaji Sawant
65 + Singles - Hilary Fernandes
70+ Singles - Pramod Pawaskar

Men’s Doubles
35+ Doubles - Vishal Vernekar / Seby Ferrao
60 + Doubles - Pradeep Dhond / Jefrrey D’ Souza Mixed Doubles
Mixed Doubles (35+) - Shamsuddin C. K / Avita Bandodkar
Mixed Doubles (40+) - Darwin Barreto / Vrushali Cardoso
Mixed Doubles (45+) - Vaman Fallary / Marina Albuquerque

Women Singles
40+ Singles – Supriya Kuchelkar
45+ Singles – Avita Bandodkar and Vrushali Cardozo

Women Doubles
45+ Doubles - Marina Albuquerque / Avita Bandodkar

All the above players qualified in the Main Draw in the Masters Nationals championships. In other categories, players were selected on the basis of their performance at ranking tournaments held during the 2016-17 season and the ranking points accumulated / Selection committee decision.