IMPHAL, November 27: The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) advanced to the Finals of the Badminton (team event) while two players reached the quarter-final in the individuals event at the 5th North east Media Sports Festival 2013 organised by Assam Sports Journalists’ Association which commenced today at the Nehru Stadium Complex. Named Arabinda Buragohan Media Badminton Tournament and was opened by Vijay Chakraborty, Executive Editor, Assam Tribune, the events were held at the Kanaklata Indoor Stadium inside the Nehru stadium Complex. Ibobi (Sangai Express), N. Phillips (ISTV) and N. Bikramjit (Mannaba) represented the AMWJU team trouncing News Live Guwahati 2-0 at the Quarter Final and the Assam Photo Journalists Team 2-1 in the Semi Final. The team will play against Janambhumi of Assam tomorrow morning.
In the individuals (singles) event, N. Bikramjit and I. Ibobi of AMJWU made quick work of their opponents on their way to the Quarter Final while N. Phillips (ISTV) lost a hard fought battle against Pramjal Sharma of News Live Guwahati for a berth in the Quarter Finals.
Bikramjit will face Hirok of Assam Sentinel and Ibobi will go up against Pramjal Sharma of News Live in their Quarter Final matches tomorrow. On the other hand, Richard Ranjan (ISTV) and I. Ibobi could only manage 6th and 7th positions respectively at the Chess event which was held at the Guwahati Town Club with 22 players competing in the Rapid Chess Event comprising of five rounds each. The AMJWU team is all worked up and raring to display their prowess at the Football and Table Tennis events to be held tomorrow.