Krishna Mohan Memorial Badminton from March 2

KATHMANDU: The sixth Nationwide Krishna Mohan Memorial Open Badminton Championship is set to begin here at the Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) headquarters covered hall in Halchowk on March 2-6.

The championship features eight different categories and gives away Rs 665,000 as prize money, informed the organisers, the APF here at a press meet today. The Men’s Singles champion will walk away with Rs 50,000 and the runner-up will get Rs 25,000. The two losing semi-finalists (Rs 10,000 each) and four losing quarter-finalists (Rs 5,000 each) will also get their share of cash prizes in the Men’s Singles event, informed the organisers.

Likewise, Women’s Singles champion will earn Rs 40,000, runner-up will take home Rs 20,000 and the two losing semi-finalists will get Rs 10,000 each. Men’s Doubles winners will share Rs 50,000 while the runners-up will split Rs 30,000. The two losing semi-finalists will also share Rs 10,000 each. Rs 30,000 has been set aside for Women’s Doubles champions while the runners-up will receive Rs 20,000. The semi-finalists will split 10,000 each.

The Mixed Doubles champions will walk away with Rs 30,000 and the runners-up will get Rs 20,000. The semi-finalists will share Rs 10,000 apiece. Also, the U-16 Boys and Girls’ champions will earn Rs 20,000 each. Runners-up in both the sections are also assured of Rs 10,000 apiece. Losing semi-finalists will also get Rs 5,000 each. Winners in the Veterans’ Doubles (Above 45yrs and above 55yrs) sections will also be presented with gift hampers worth Rs 75,000 each, said the organisers.

A total of 600 shuttlers are expected to take part in the event, said APF Additional Inspector General (AIG) Thakur Mohan Shrestha, who is also the Chairman of the APF Central Sports Committee.