For the first time the Badminton World Federation organised the World Championships for players with and without impairments at the same time at the same venue: the TOTAL BWF WORLD (PARA-)BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS in Basel/Switzerland.

Though even more Ugandan players had qualified, only five could travel to Basel due to financial constraints.

left to right: Paddy Kasirye (SL 3), Rose Nansereko (SL 3), Khadijja Khamuka (SL 4), Elizabeth Mwesigwa (SL 3) and Ritah Asiimwe (SU 5) with Team Manager Herbert Ott (with cap)

 

Winners and Runner-up of the 2nd Ugandan National Championships:

Men's Singles SL 3  
Winner Paddy Kizza Kasirye
Runner-Up Bashir Mutyaba
   
Men's Singles SL 4  
Winner Charles Kalega Kizza
Runner-Up Hassan Mubiru
   
Women's Singles SL 3  
Winner Elizabeth Mwesigwa
Runner-Up Rose Nansereko
   
Women's Singles (all standing classes)  
Winner Khadijja Khamuka
Runner-Up Elizabeth Mwesigwa
   
Men's Doubles SL 3 - SL 4  
Winner Paddy Kizza Kasirye & Charles Kalega Kizza
Runner-Up Hassan Mubiru & Bashir Mutyaba
   
Women's Doubles SL 3 - SU 5  
Winner Khadijja Khamuka & Elizabeth Mwesigwa
Runner-Up Ritah Asiimwe & Rose Nansereko
   
Mixed Doubles SL 3 - SU 5  
Winner Hassan Mubiru & Elizabeth Mwesigwa
Runner-Up Charles Kalega Kizza & Rose Nansereko

All results here

In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games BWF is developing a new Para Fan Site. Aiming to raise awareness of the sport and its players, both BWF and the IPC are hoping to gain information on the Para-athletes themselves through sending out a player information form.

The form (linked here) provides you with all the data fields BWF (and the IPC) are looking to collect. As well as this, the image below is an example of how BWF is aiming for the Para athletes information to be presented on the new Para Fan Site.

The second edition of the National Para-Badminton Championships will take place at Lugogo Indoor Stadium from 3rd to 5th of December 2018.

Entries are welcome from all players before the entry deadline on Sunday, 18th of November, 1pm.

Invitation (3 pages including registration form) 

More details    including the schedule for all Singles matches. Players shall be available latest one hour before the start of their matches.

 

In a meeting of coaches, sponsors, representatives of players and the chairman para-badminton as well as the CEO UBA on Sunday, 28/10/2018, the following roadmap for players to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo was resolved upon:

After a successful week of hosting the 2nd Uganda Para-Badminton International the Uganda Badminton Association is again in full gear to host the 1st African Para-Badminton Championships. Matches will start on Tuesday, 1st of May, 2018, at Lugogo Indoor Stadium, Kampala.

Details like players, seedings, draws etc can be found using this link.

Pictures of the Medal Awarding Ceremony.

   
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