Junior badminton tournament aims to enhance the standard of play


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  • Friday, 04 Oct 2013

PRIZE money worth RM1,200, trophies and medals are on offer for the champions in men’s novice doubles at the 5th Rawang Open Badminton tournament that will be held at ASB Badminton Hall in Bandar Baru Rawang from Nov 15-17.

The event, which is jointly organised by Selayang Municipal Council, Rawang Assemblyman Service Centre and Jaguh Gemilang Sports Centre, is aimed at enhancing the standard of badminton among students in Rawang and its surrounding areas.

According to the tournament’s organising chairman Jeyaseelan Anthony, several district players have signed up for the tournament, that will be the biggest badminton event in Rawang.

He said that novice category is for those district players that have not reached state or national level and that this gives them a chance at being competitive.

He added that the standard of badminton, especially students, had improved tremendously since the inaugural event five years ago and that the organisers wanted to keep the momentum going by organising more junior events.

“Five months ago, SMK Taman Desa in Bandar Country Homes, Rawang emerged overall champions at the Gombak District Schools Sports meet held at ASB Badminton Courts in Rawang.

“SMK Taman Desa’s Lim Yik Fong and Lim Yeh Chuan won the boys’ Under-15 doubles, Yik Fong also won the boys’ Under-15 singles title.

“SMK Taman Desa’s Soong Ru Hui won the girls’ Under-18 title and partnered Nurzaffila Akbarm to win the girls’ Under-18 doubles title as well.

“I am very proud of the students here producing good results. With competitive tournaments like this, I hope these students will reach a higher level and train harder to become state or national players one day,’’ said Jeyaseelan, who is a teacher in SMK Taman Desa 2.

Besides the novice doubles at the forthcoming tournament, three other age-group categories will be contested - boys’ Under-12 singles, girls’ Under-14 singles and boys’ Under-16 doubles.

The entry fee for the singles is RM20, while for the boys’ Under-16 doubles it is RM40. The entry fee for the novice category is RM50.

The boys’ Under-12 singles and girls Under-16 singles champions will take home RM300 and medals, while the boys’ Under-16 doubles champions will receive RM800 and medals.

Entries close on Nov 1.

For more information, please call: 012-2182450 or visit www.jgsportscentre.com

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