KUWAIT: The grand and much-awaited International Badminton Tournament of 2023, the Kuwait Badminton Challenge, hosted by Indian Badminton Association-Kuwait (IBAK) is all set to enthrall badminton fans and showcase the splendid skills of international badminton stars in the Kuwait region. The inauguration is set for Sept 27, 2023. Indian Ambassador Dr Adarsh Swaika will inaugurate the tournament as its chief guest.

The tournament which will be held over three days is sure to wow badminton lovers in Kuwait with an array of top-ranking international stars from Kuwait, India, Malaysia and the Middle East taking part. The tournament is conducted in two disciplines. Team event and open event will feature more than 40 international players along with local players from Kuwait.

The 8th edition of the event promises to be another feather in the cap for the IBAK which is being supported by some of the top corporate houses in Kuwait. The IBAK All Stars who are the defending champions and six times champions in the past will be looking to defend their title against five other teams in the team event category.

The open category will have players vying for the top prize in six disciplines namely, elite men’s doubles, men’s singles, professional men’s doubles, advance men’s doubles, intermediate doubles (for IBAK members only), above 50 men’s doubles and mixed doubles categories.