Kenya International
SportBadminton
FounderKenya Badminton Association
CountryKenya

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).

History

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 winners

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1989 Kenya Satish Narasimhan Kenya Christine Joshi Kenya Vijai Maini
Morocco Adelhafid Sedk
no data
1990 Mauritius Geenesh Dussain Mauritius Vandanah Seesurun Mauritius Geenesh Dussain
Mauritius Jean-Michel Duverge
Mauritius Vandanah Seesurun
?
Mauritius Geenesh Dussain
Mauritius Vandanah Seesurun
1991 Nigeria Agarawu Tunde Mauritius Martine de Souza Nigeria Danjuma Fatauchi
Nigeria Sesan Gbajobi
Nigeria Obiageli Olorunsola
Nigeria Dayo Oyewusi
Nigeria Sesan Gbajobi
Nigeria Obiageli Olorunsola
1992 Kenya Simon Kihara Kenya Anna Nganga Kenya Simon Kihara
Kenya Tom Manda
Kenya Christine Joshi
Kenya Fatma Juma
Kenya Tom Manda
Kenya Jasmin Nzambu
1994 Tanzania Mehul Joshi Uganda Annet Nakamya Kenya Abraham Wogute
Kenya Fred Gituku
Kenya Anna Nganga
Uganda Edith Wamalwa
Uganda Frank Nsubuga
Uganda Edith Wamalwa
1995 Uganda Frank Nsubuga Uganda Frank Nsubuga
Tanzania Mehul Joshi
Uganda Annet Nakamya
Uganda Helen Luziika
1996 Kenya Abraham Wogute Uganda Helen Luziika Kenya Abraham Wogute
Kenya Fred Gituku
Kenya Abraham Wogute
Kenya Monica Githii
1998 Seychelles Sandra Moses
1999 France Bertrand Gallet Seychelles Juliette Ah-Wan France Bertrand Gallet
Kenya Robert Mbugua
no data Seychelles Georgie Cupidon
Seychelles Juliette Ah-Wan
2001[11] France Sydney Lengagne Kenya Ann Maina Kenya ?
Kenya ?
no data
2002 Nigeria Ola Fagbemi Nigeria Grace Daniel Mauritius Stephan Beeharry
Mauritius Hyder Aboobakar
Mauritius Karen Foo Kune
Mauritius Anusha Dajee
Mauritius Stephan Beeharry
Mauritius Shama Aboobakar
2005 India Abhinn Shyam Gupta India Trupti Murgunde Czech Republic Jan Fröhlich
Czech Republic Jan Vondra
Mauritius Shama Aboobakar
Mauritius Amrita Sawaram
Mauritius Eddy Clarisse
Mauritius Amrita Sawaram
2006[12] Wales Richard Vaughan Zambia Ogar Siamupangila Uganda Abraham Wogute
Uganda Edwin Ekiring
no data Uganda Abraham Wogute
Uganda Rita Namusisi
2007 Nigeria Greg Okuonghae United States Shannon Pohl Nigeria Abraham Otagada
Nigeria Ocholi Edicha
Zambia Delphine Nakanyika
Zambia Ogar Siamupangila
Nigeria Greg Okuonghae
Zambia Ogar Siamupangila
2008 India Chetan Anand Portugal Ana Moura Seychelles Georgie Cupidon
Seychelles Steve Malcouzane
South Africa Michelle Edwards
South Africa Chantal Botts
Nigeria Greg Okuonghae
Nigeria Grace Daniel
2009 Iran Ali Shahhosseini Egypt Dina Nagy South Africa Dorian James
South Africa Chris Dednam
India Dhanya Nair
India Anita Ohlan
South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Michelle Edwards
2010 India Oscar Bansal Greece Anne Hald Jensen South Africa Dorian James
South Africa Wiaan Viljoen
South Africa Anna Viljoen
South Africa Michelle Edwards
South Africa Wiaan Viljoen
South Africa Anna Viljoen
2011 Russia Vladimir Malkov Turkey Özge Bayrak India Manu Attri
India Jishnu Sanyal
Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
Vietnam Lê Hà Anh
Vietnam Lê Thu Huyền
2013 India Subhankar Dey Nigeria Grace Gabriel Nigeria Enejoh Abah
Nigeria Victor Makanju
Nigeria Grace Gabriel
Nigeria Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan
Kenya Patrick Kinyua
Kenya Mercy Joseph
2014 Iran Farzin Khanjani Italy Jeanine Cicognini Iran Vatannejad-Soroush Eskandari
Iran Hasan Motaghi
Iran Negin Amiripour
Iran Pegah Kamrani
Zambia Donald Mabo
Zambia Ogar Siamupangila
2019 India B. M. Rahul Bharadwaj Myanmar Thet Htar Thuzar Algeria Koceila Mammeri
Algeria Youcef Sabri Medel
Lithuania Vytaute Fomkinaite
Lithuania Gerda Voitechovskaja
Jordan Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik
Jordan Domou Amro
2020 India Chirag Sen India Aakarshi Kashyap India Kathiravun Concheepuran Manivannan
India Santhosh Gajendran
Egypt Doha Hany
Egypt Hadia Hosny
Egypt Adham Hatem Elgamal
Egypt Doha Hany
2021 Cancelled[note 1]
  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 4 – 7 March, was later cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya.

Performances by nation

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

References

  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.