December 19th has been set aside for the official serve off for action in the maiden Rivers State Governor’s Badminton Championship at Alfred Diette-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt.
The competition, which will end on December 22, will be the first ever national badminton championship to hold in The Garden City and to be staged by Rivers State.
A record prize money of N7.02m will be competed for across four days, with winners of the men’s and women’s singles getting N300, 000 each.
Cash prizes will also be spread from the second position to the 32nd place finishers for singles and 16th place finishers for doubles and mixed doubles.
Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) stated that all entries must be made online through their website and should be submitted later than Friday, 7th December.
Team managers are expected to converge at the conference room of the venue for a technical meeting on December 19 before the serve-off.
Players are expected to arrive at the venue on Tuesday, 18th December, while accommodation and free lunch will be provided for state accredited participants throughout the championship.
Honours will be competed for in men singles, women singles, men doubles, women doubles and mixed doubles, but no player is allowed to feature in more than two events.