YB Snowdan Lawan Trophy Badminton Open open for registration

Snowdan (third right) speaks at the press conference today.

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KUCHING, Oct 30: Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan is organising the “YB Snowdan Lawan Trophy Badminton Open 2017 Championship” which offers prize money of RM7,000 up for grabs.

Registration for the competition is now open with Snowdan calling on those interested to take part to register.

“The purpose of organising this competition is to provide opportunities for players of all races to come together to build friendly relationships to enhance solidarity among those participating, regardless of race and religion.

“It is also hoped that this competition may encourage our young people to get involved in healthy, recreational and sport activities,” said Snowdan at a press conference here today.

The three-day event will be held from Nov 24-26 at Sentosa Sports Centre, Mile 7. The scheduled time slots are 7pm-11pm (Nov 24) and 8.30am-11pm (Nov 25-26).

It is open to Sarawakians of all races and religious beliefs, and is divided into three categories: Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Men’s Veteran (45-years-old and above).

Badminton players who have played for Sukma, SEA Games, World Championships, Commonwealth, Thomas/Uber Cup, and the Olympics are not allowed to compete.

One team will have a maximum of 10 players including the manager. Participation is limited to 28 teams only.

Team entry fee is RM300 and the completed registration form must be submitted before Nov 20. Payment may be made in cash or through bank-in to SERABAN, Maybank 561257100970.

A briefing and voting will be held at 2.30pm on Nov 24 at MD Stutong office, Tabuan.

A total of RM7,000 in prize money as well as trophies and medals will be up for grabs. Certificates of participation will also be given.

The shuttlecocks used will be Yang Yang 300B (77) , while the competition will use the rally point system (3 x 21).

For further details, contact Cr Kamarau Entalai (0111-4011215), Daniel Batin (0112-6812435) or Anthony Ugor Nili (014-5784618). — DayakDaily