|Early Times Report|
Panckul, Aug 23: A three day Inter - Regional POWERGRID badminton tournament 2017 commenced here today at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector-3, Panchkula . The tournament began with a grand opening with colorful march pasts. The tournament was inaugurated by H.K Mallick, Executive Director , POWERGRID, Northern Region Transmission system-II in presence of Ram Niwas , General Manager (HP &Haryana ), POWERGRID, Munish Dutt , Secretary District Badminton Association, Panchkula, Chief Referee of the tournament Rohit Mandan, senior officials of POWERGRID and other guests.
Eleven teams in men's Category and eight teams in women category from various Regions and Corporate centre of POWERGRID are participating in this tournament.
The matches in the tournament shall be conducted on league cum knockout basis. In the Pool matches league system shall be followed and two top teams from each pool shall go to the semi-finals where Winner of Pools "A" shall take on Runner-up of Pool "B". Similarly Winner of Pools "B" shall take on Runner-up Pool "A"
In addition to team events, 66 shuttlers in men's category and 32 shuttlers in women's category shall also fight it out in singles and doubles events in this three day tournament.