UAE: 39th ISC – Apex Open Badminton Tournament 2015

UAE: India Social and Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi (ISC), the largest socio – cultural organization for the Indian community in the Middle East and APEX Trading one of the major oil Field supplies and traders in the Middle East join hands to host the 39th ISC- APEX Open Badminton Tournament at the India Social & Cultural Centre. We are fortunate to have APEX trading as the Main sponsor for this event and for their constant support. The Co-Sponsors for this major event are UAE Exchange, Gray McKenzie & Partners.


Ramesh Panicker, the President of ISC announced the launching of the ISC-APEX OPEN BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2015. The institution will witness yet again the 39th “Annual Open Badminton Tournament”. The badminton section in ISC Abu Dhabi itself has strength of more than 700 members, utilizing the facility on a regular basis. The badminton courts in ISC are of International Standards and proud to publicize them as the best in G.C.C.

The highlight of this privileged tournament is that SUPER SERIES is open to all U.A.E residents and the ELITE SERIES is open for all players around the world without any restriction to their entries. This time we have already received the interest of participation by some of the world ranked players. We expect National players from Europe, Indonesia, Bahrain, Qatar, Malaysia, India, Srilanka and Pakistan to show their skills and professionalism. Section Secretary P Sathya Babu said that the main objective of this Tournament, to inspire the spirit of the game irrespective of Nationalities and to bring them together as relations at one and only India Social and Cultural Centre. Hon. Sports Secretary George Varghese. remarked that the overall participation is expected to reveal a show worthy of excellent skills combined with high endurance levels, The Badminton lovers around U.A.E. to witness this big sporting event that will be starting with the ‘SUPER SERIES’ from 30th December, 2015 and the show ends up with the ‘ELITE SERIES’ consisting of International Players starting from 18th January until 23rd January 2016. Entry closes on 28th December 2015. The total Cash prize is estimated at AED 70,000.

The meeting was chaired by President Ramesh Panicker, Gen. Secretary M A Salam, Treasurer T N Krishnan, Sports Secretary George Varghese, Asst. Sports Secretary Younus, Section Secretary Sathyababu, and main Sponsor & our General Governor of ISC Hisham P.A, Co-Sponsors UAE Exchange Centre , K S Anantharaman, General Manager, Gray McKenzie and partners.

We also take this opportunity to thank our supporting sponsors National Drilling Co, Uruguay, TUV Nord, Al Sajid, Panatech, Road Star Rent Car , Aesthetic Dental Centre, Thomas Dental Centre, Creative Graphics, Country Club, Gromaxx Hotel Management & Spark Security. Also our sincere thanks goes to all the media for their dedicated support throughout the tournament.

Last Year Winners:
Men’s Singles –
Men’s Doubles
Mohd. Zakry Bin Ab Latif

Probable’s for Elite Series
From India

Rupesh Kumar
Sanave Thomas
Alwin Francis
Arun Vishnu
Anup Sridhar

From Malaysia

Muhammad Hafiz Bin Hashim
Mohd. Zakry Bin Ab Latif
Muhammad Hafizi Bin Hashim
Mohd. Razif Bin Ab Latif

From Pakistan

Murad Ali
Atique Muhammad
Syed Shabbar Hussain

From Bahrain

Heri Setiawan
Jaffer Ibrahim

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