Kenya International

The Kenya International is an annual open international badminton tournament held in Kenya. This tournament organized by the Kenya Badminton Association, with the sanctioned by the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) and Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Kenya International
SportBadminton
FounderKenya Badminton Association
CountryKenya

HistoryEdit

In 1965, badminton is already played by the Kenyan people, when the Kenya Gazette implied the change of the name of Nairobi Badminton Association to Kenya Badminton Association.[1] This tournament is one of the oldest badminton tournament in Africa, and established before the BCA was founded in 1977, which the former All England Open champion, Punch Gunalan of Malaysia, won the men's doubles title in 1972.[2][3] In 2006, the tournament was a Future Series event, and since 2009 upgrading to International Series with the total prize money $5,000.[4] In 2008, the tournament was held at the Premier Club in Nairobi, with players from ten countries compete.[5] In 2009, it was held at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani, in the same time with African Badminton Championships.[6][7] The Moi Sports Centre continues to host the tournament,[8][9] and in 2014, was moved to Safaricom Stadium Kasarani.[10]

Tournament winnersEdit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1989   Satish Narasimhan   Christine Joshi   Vijai Maini
  Adelhafid Sedk
no data
1990   Geenesh Dussain   Vandanah Seesurun   Geenesh Dussain
  Jean-Michel Duverge
  Vandanah Seesurun
?
  Geenesh Dussain
  Vandanah Seesurun
1991   Agarawu Tunde   Martine de Souza   Danjuma Fatauchi
  Sesan Gbajobi
  Obiageli Olorunsola
  Dayo Oyewusi
  Sesan Gbajobi
  Obiageli Olorunsola
1992   Simon Kihara   Anna Nganga   Simon Kihara
  Tom Manda
  Christine Joshi
  Fatma Juma
  Tom Manda
  Jasmin Nzambu
1994   Mehul Joshi   Annet Nakamya   Abraham Wogute
  Fred Gituku
  Anna Nganga
  Edith Wamalwa
  Frank Nsubuga
  Edith Wamalwa
1995   Frank Nsubuga   Frank Nsubuga
  Mehul Joshi
  Annet Nakamya
  Helen Luziika
1996   Abraham Wogute   Helen Luziika   Abraham Wogute
  Fred Gituku
  Abraham Wogute
  Monica Githii
1998   Sandra Moses
1999   Bertrand Gallet   Juliette Ah-Wan   Bertrand Gallet
  Robert Mbugua
no data   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
2001[11]   Sydney Lengagne   Ann Maina   ?
  ?
no data
2002   Ola Fagbemi   Grace Daniel   Stephan Beeharry
  Hyder Aboobakar
  Karen Foo Kune
  Anusha Dajee
  Stephan Beeharry
  Shama Aboobakar
2005   Abhinn Shyam Gupta   Trupti Murgunde   Jan Fröhlich
  Jan Vondra
  Shama Aboobakar
  Amrita Sawaram
  Eddy Clarisse
  Amrita Sawaram
2006[12]   Richard Vaughan   Ogar Siamupangila   Abraham Wogute
  Edwin Ekiring
no data   Abraham Wogute
  Rita Namusisi
2007   Greg Okuonghae   Shannon Pohl   Abraham Otagada
  Ocholi Edicha
  Delphine Nakanyika
  Ogar Siamupangila
  Greg Okuonghae
  Ogar Siamupangila
2008   Chetan Anand   Ana Moura   Georgie Cupidon
  Steve Malcouzane
  Michelle Edwards
  Chantal Botts
  Greg Okuonghae
  Grace Daniel
2009   Ali Shahhosseini   Dina Nagy   Dorian James
  Chris Dednam
  Dhanya Nair
  Anita Ohlan
  Chris Dednam
  Michelle Edwards
2010   Oscar Bansal   Anne Hald Jensen   Dorian James
  Wiaan Viljoen
  Anna Viljoen
  Michelle Edwards
  Wiaan Viljoen
  Anna Viljoen
2011   Vladimir Malkov   Ozge Bayrak   Manu Attri
  Jishnu Sanyal
  Neslihan Yigit
  Ozge Bayrak
  Le Ha Anh
  Le Thu Huyen
2013   Subhankar Dey   Grace Gabriel   Enejoh Abah
  Victor Makanju
  Grace Gabriel
  Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan
  Patrick Kinyua
  Mercy Joseph
2014   Farzin Khanjani   Jeanine Cicognini   Vatannejad-Soroush Eskandari
  Hasan Motaghi
  Negin Amiripour
  Pegah Kamrani
  Donald Mabo
  Ogar Siamupangila
2019   B. M. Rahul Bharadwaj   Thet Htar Thuzar   Koceila Mammeri
  Youcef Sabri Medel
  Vytaute Fomkinaite
  Gerda Voitechovskaja
  Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik
  Domou Amro
2020   Chirag Sen   Aakarshi Kashyap   Kathiravun Concheepuran Manivannan
  Santhosh Gajendran
  Doha Hany
  Hadia Hosny
  Adham Hatem Elgamal
  Doha Hany

Performances by nationEdit

Top Nations
Pos Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   Kenya 4 3 6 1.5 4 18.5
2   Nigeria 3 2 3 2 2.5 12.5
3   Uganda 1 3 1.5 3.5 3 12
4   India 6 2 2 1 0 11
  Mauritius 1 2 2 3 3 11
6   South Africa 0 0 2 2 2 6
7   Iran 2 0 1 1 0 4
  Seychelles 0 2 1 0 1 4
9   Zambia 0 1 0 1 1.5 3.5
10   Egypt 0 1 0 1 1 3
11   France 2 0 0.5 0 0 2.5
12   Turkey 0 1 0 1 0 2
13   Tanzania 1 0 0.5 0 0 1.5
14   Algeria 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Czech Republic 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Greece 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Italy 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Jordan 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Lithuania 0 0 0 1 0 1
  Myanmar 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Portugal 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Russia 1 0 0 0 0 1
  United States 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Vietnam 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Wales 1 0 0 0 0 1
26   Morocco 0 0 0.5 0 0 0.5
Total 22 22 22 18 20 104

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Kenya Gazette". Nairobi: Authority of the Republic of Kenya. 1966. p. 23.
  2. ^ Brahms, Bernd-Volker (2014). Badminton Handbook: Training, Tactics, Competition. Meyer & Meyer Verlag. p. 148. ISBN 978-178-255-042-6.
  3. ^ "About Punch Gunalan". Sports-chest.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Kenya (Ken)" (in French). africa-badminton.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Kenya: Badminton - Championship Starts On Friday". AllAfrica. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Badminton: African Championship and Kenya International-Seychelles lose team event title". Nation. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Kenya to Host Badminton Championships". China Radio International. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Kenyans fall to rivals at badminton championship". The Standard. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Kenya: Nation's International Championships Attracts 20 Countries". AllAfrica. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Kenya International Badminton event to serve as build up for Scotland". Sports News Arena. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Top seeded Frenchman wins badminton event". Daily Nation. 15 May 2001. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Wogute lifts Uganda". New Vision. 20 August 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2019.