APF announces volleyball, tennis, badminton tourneys

Kathmandu, March 17

Nepal APF Club is organising the IGP third National Open Women’s Volleyball Tournament in Kathmandu from March 28.

After the completion of the volleyball tournament, the Sports Department of APF will also organise the 12th Krishna Mohan Memorial Nationwide Open Badminton Championship and eighth Sahabir Memorial Open Lawn Tennis Tournament from April 3-8.

AIG Singha Bahadur Shrestha said the tournaments were scheduled to take place earlier but the earthquake and blocked forced the postponement. “These are the regular events of Nepal APF and we are organising these events in short period as we have to complete these tournaments by mid-April,” said Shrestha at a press meet today.

Out of the total cash purse of Rs 455,000, top three teams in volleyball tournament will receive Rs 250,000, Rs 125,000 and Rs 50,000, while the best player of the tournament will receive a scooter. Six best individuals — spiker, defender, server, blocker, setter and coach — will get Rs 5,000 each, informed Shrestha.

Nepal APF has set aside Rs 740,000 for prize in badminton and the top four in men’s singles event will receive Rs 60,000, Rs 30,000, and Rs 25,000 respectively, while the women singles winner get Rs 50,000, and second and third places shuttlers receive Rs 25,000 each. Likewise, top three in the men’s doubles will receive Rs 60,000, Rs 30,000 and 25,000, and top three in the women’s doubles get Rs 40,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively. Winners in boys and girls’ U-17 events, mixed doubles, veterans’ doubles, master doubles will also receive cash prizes.

The Lawn Tennis tournament features 14 events — men and women singles and doubles, mixed doubles, government service holders singles, veteran singles and doubles, and masters event. Top three winners in singles categories will receive Rs 60,000, Rs 30,000, and Rs 25,000, respectively, while top two in doubles sections will receive Rs 40,000 and Rs 20,000. Other winners will also get their share of cash prizes.

Meanwhile, Nepal Volleyball Association president Dan Bahadur Tamang handed over balls and nets to APF Sports Department chief AIG Shrestha. The concerned national associations will provide the APF with technical assistance for the tournaments.