World Badminton Day in Georgia!

On July 9, 2023, in connection with the World Badminton Day, an Air Badminton festival
and demonstration games were held in ‘Dedaena” Park (Tbilisi, Georgia).
The purpose of the event was to popularize Air Badminton in Georgia. Representatives
of different age groups took part in the festival.
Various gifts were distributed to the winners of the abovementioned event.
The World Badminton Day was also celebrated in the various regions of Georgia: Zemo
Adjara and Svaneti.
Organizer of the event: Georgian National Badminton Federation (GNBF).
Financial supporter: Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia
Supporter: Tbilisi City Hall

The Badminton Championship of Georgia in different age categories

On March 25-26, 2023 organized by the National Badminton Federation of Georgia, the championship of Georgia will be held at the Para-Sports Center in Tbilisi.

Athletes (U13, U15, U17, U19, and older) will participate in the championship.

The event will start at 11:00am..

Public school N3 of Mestia was involved in the promotion of badminton

Lia Gelashvili, a teacher of Mestia N3 public school in Svaneti (north Georgia), is involved in the process of promoting badminton with her students. Although the school does not have a gym designed for playing badminton, the teacher tries to introduce children to the history and rules of this sport. The National Badminton Federation of Georgia is planning to conduct SHUTTLE TIME training seminars in the N3 public school of Mestia in the near future.

Badminton Memorial Tournament of Levan Kurkhashvili

On 2022 December 24-25, the Levan Kurkhashvili Badmnton Memorial Tournament was held between pairs (MD, WD, XD) at the Para-Sports Development Center, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Here are the summary of the results:

Women’s Pairs:

1. Elisabeth Zumbulidze – Ketevan Tsamalaidze;

2. Elene Didbaridze – Marina Ovasapian;

3. Nino Tukhashvili – Lizi Darbaidze.

Men’s Pairs:

1. Vadim Sarkisian – Grigol Nalgranian;

2. Giorgi Janelidze – Nika Kavtaradze;

3. Pavle Krasovetsky – Alexander Shobokosov.

Mixed pairs:

1. Elene Didbaridze – Grigol Nalgranian;

2. Marina Ovasapian – Vadim Sarkisian;

3. Elisabeth Zumbulidze – Nika Kavtaradze.

For this event, the National Badminton Federation of Georgia presented Yonex shirts to the winners, and the prize winners were awarded with medals and diplomas.

The above mentioned event was held with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia.

Members of Levan Kurkhashvili’s family were invited to the said event and participated in the awarding ceremony.

The National Badminton Federation of Georgia thanks Badminton Europe for the Yonex shirts donation.

Shuttle Time Teachers course delivered in Shida Kartli region (Eastern Georgia)

Shuttle Time Teachers course delivered in Shida Kartli region (Eastern Georgia) on
December 11, 2022 by the National Badminton Federation of Georgia (GNBF) with
the support of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

The mentioned project envisages the capacity building and improving qualification
of Georgian school sports teachers in badminton. The seminar-training sessions
were led by Ms. Svetlana Vartanian, a certified tutor of the GNBF.

The goal of the said project is to develop badminton in all regions of Georgia and
develop it as a mass sport.

The GNBFwould like to thanks to the management of the public school #3 of city
Gori (Shida Kartli region), director Mr. Vakhtang Sukhitashvili and sports teacher Mr.
Davit Bzishvili for organizing the event and holding it at a high level.

The Georgian National Badminton Federation will hold another event

The Georgian National Badminton Federation (GNBF) will hold another event on February 26-27, 2021.

In Tbilisi (capital of Georgia), in the basketball hall of Vera Garden, the Georgian Cup will be held for the team competition and a tournament for girls under 13 years of age.

This event will start at 10:00 am.

Meeting of the Balkan Badminton Association

On 2023 January 20-21, the meeting of the Balkan Badminton Association was held in Haskovo, Bulgaria.

The following issues were discussed at this meeting:

1. The compilation of the calendar of the Balkan Badminton Association;

2. Presenting a member of the Balkan Badminton Association to the Council Directorate at the BEC Congress;

3. The discussion of presidential candidacies at the BEC Congress;

4. The determining the membership fee rate;

5. Miscellaneous.

This meeting coincided with the birthday of the President of the association, Dr. Puzant Kasabiani, to whom the National Badminton Federation of Georgia presented a symbolic gift. At the same time, the Kasabian Brothers’ Tournament was held in the city of Haskovo, in which the members of the “VIP-Sofia” club took part. Should be noted that the debutant Daniel Vagarshakian’s participation, who took the prize seats in all three performances.

Georgian Badminton players at the International Tournament in Cyprus

On December 16-19, 2021, the International Youth Badminton Tournament was held in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Athletes from 13 countries participated in this tournament, including three from Georgian:

U15: Ana Iakobidze (Coach – Malkhaz Mzhavia);

U15: Revaz Mdinaradze (coach – Svetlana Vartanyan);

U13: Beka Kasradze (Coach – Tamar Metreveli).

It should be noted, that all three Georgian sportsmen competed in the international tournament for the first time.

The Georgian National Badminton Federation (GNBF) thanks Tbilisi City Hall for its support!