Kathmandu, December 7
Lalitpur Kick Boxing Association (LKBA) in organising the second Bir Ganeshman Singh Memorial National Open
Kick Boxing Tournament in Chapagaon, Lalitpur from December 20-22.
More than 200 players from various clubs of the valley and departmental sides are expected to take part in the competition, informed the organisers at a press meet today. “We have requested 16-17 clubs including karate, wushu, boxing, taekwondo, ITF taekwondo, full contact karate
and muay thai along with three departmental sides to send their players for the tournament,” said LKBA President Binod Maharjan.
The tournament features 10 weight categories — 50kg, below-55kg, below-60kg, below-65kg, below-70kg and open in men’s section and 50kg, below-55kg, above-60kg and open in women’s section.
The top three players in all weight categories will receive Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively, while the two best fighters — one each in men and women sections — will earn Rs 15,000 each.
The team with highest number of gold medals will be crowned the team championship along with Rs 50,000, while second and third placed sides will get Rs 25,000 and Rs 12,500 respectively.
Event coordinator and Patron of LKBA Meen Krishna Maharjan, who is also the former Treasurer of National Sports Council, said the estimated budget of the tournament was Rs 3 million. “We have submitted the proposal to Godavari Municipality and they have assured us of providing 50 per cent of the total budget,” said Maharjan. “We are also in talks with NSC and are hoping to receive financial support from business and corporate sector of the district,” he added.
Ganeshman Singh Foundation announced the Bir Ganeshman Singh National Boxing Tournament at Basantapur from January 5-9, next year. A total of 10 teams — one each from seven provinces and three departmental sides — will participate in the tournament, informed the organisers at a press meet.
The tournament features 14 weight categories — eight in men’s section and six in women’s section. The estimated budget of the tournament is Rs 8 million and the National Sports Council has allocated Rs 5 million to the Foundation.
A version of this article appears in print on December 08, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.