IMPHAL, May 27: The 2nd state open Squash championship kicks off today at Squash Court Officer’s Club, Lamphelpat. Altogether 23 players are taking part in the championship in three categories namely the Men’s open singles, Women’s open singles and Veteran singles. In the Men’s Open singles, nine players are competing while four are competing in the Women’s open singles. The opening ceremony of the championship was graced by Bijoy Koijam, president MOA and he donated Rs 5000 to the organising committee of the championship. On the first day, T Pamei defeated all his oppents in the league round matches. He defeated Indrajit, Kangjamba, Maniluywang and Th Santosh.