MBA Inter-Firm Team Championships: HNB clinch overall title

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 8 2021
Sports MBA Inter-Firm Team Championships: HNB clinch overall title

Hatton National Bank (HNB) emerged overall champions, while Seylan Bank and McLarens Group of companies finished second and third respectively as the 37th Mercantile Badminton Association Inter-Firm Team Championships marked a successful completion in Colombo recently.

The event which was organised by the Mercantile Badminton Association (MBA) under the auspices of Sri Lanka Badminton saw 114 teams from top firms in action under eight divisions and 27 categories.

More than 425 players took part in the championships and a total of 580 matches were conducted during 10 days of competitions, starting from 6 March before culmination on 4 April.

HNB emerged champions in three divisions and also finished runners-up in five divisions to bag a total of 203 points. Seylan Bank, who collected 137 points throughout the championships, won five divisions. McLarens Group won the Masters and Men’s ‘D’ Division titles, while finishing runners-up in two other divisions as they collected 106 points.

Hayleys, who bagged the Men’s ‘A’ Division title while finishing runner-up in the women’s ‘A’ Division, was placed fourth with 88 points while Commercial Bank also did well to secure the fifth spot with 73 points.

Dr. Asanga Wijerathne, Specialist in Human Kinetical & Sports Medical Science, graced the final day’s proceedings as the chief guest, while Sanjeewa Akuratiya, Managing Director of Flex Sportsware (Pvt) Ltd, was the guest of honour.

 Gamini Jayasuriya, Chairman of the Mercantile Badminton Trust; Mangala Gamage, Treasurer at Sri Lanka Badminton; Chinthaka Fernando, SLB Coaching & Marketing Committee Member; Dilshan Rodrigo, Chief Operating Officer - Hatton National Bank and Aruna Sri Warusahennadige, Director -  Airport and Aviation Services, were also among special guests at the presentation ceremony.      

 Champions and Runners-up

Masters

Champion: McLarens, Runner-up: NTB

Women’s Veterans:

Champion: Seylan Bank, Runner-up: HNB

Men’s veterans C3 Division

Champion: Blooms Enterprises, Runner-up: HDDes Extracts

Men’s veterans C2 Division 

Champion: Airport & Aviation, Runner-up: Expo Lanka

Men’s veterans C1 Division 

Champion: HNB, Runner-up: SAGT

Men’s veteran’s ‘B’ Division

Champion: Seylan Bank, Runner-up: IFS

Men’s veteran’s ‘A’ Division

Champion: Commercial Bank, Runner-up: HNB

Men’s H2 Division 

Champion: Hayleys, Runner-up: LOLC

Men’s H1 Division

Champion: Hemas Holdings, Runner-up: SDB

Mixed ‘G’ Division 

Champion: Airport & Aviation, Runner-up: NDB

Men’s G2 Division

Champion: Airport & Aviation, Runner-up: HSBC

Men’s G1 Division

Champion: DPMC, Runner-up: Douglas & Sons

Mixed ‘F’ Division

Champion: HNB, Runner-up: DFCC          

Men’s ‘F’ Division

Champion: Hirdaramani, Runner-up: CDB

Mixed ‘E’ Division

Champion: NDB, Runner-up: CDB

Women’s ‘E’ Division

Champion: DFCC, Runner-up: Airport & Aviation

Men’s ‘E’ Division

Champion: Expo Lanka, Runner-up: HNB

Men’s ‘D’ Division

Champion: McLarens, Runner-up: Emerchemie

Mixed ‘C’ Division

Champion: Hayleys, Runner-up: Akbar

Women’s ‘C’ Division

Champion: Hayleys, Runner-up: HNB

Men’s ‘C’ Division

Champion: Brandix, Runner-up: Commercial Bank

Mixed ‘B’ Division

Champion: Seylan Bank, Runner-up: McLarens

Women’s ‘B’ Division

Champion: Seylan Bank, Runner-up: McLarens

Men’s ‘B’ Division

Champion: NTB, Runner-up: Seylan Bank              

Mixed ‘A’ Division

Champion: HNB, Runner-up: Dialog

Women’s ‘A’ Division

Champion: Seylan Bank, Runner-up: HNB

Men’s ‘A’ Division

Champion: Dialog, Runner-up: HNB

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 8 2021

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