The MMU Badminton Club held their annual Fuyun-MMU Masters Badminton open tournament on the 23rd and 24th of April as well as on the 30th of April and the 1st of May 2016 at the Ayer Keroh Sports Centre. The event was filled with excitement as the players put on a wonderful show with their amazing skills.
The event was held to nurture and showcase the talents that are in our nation at amateur level according the Event Director Ms. Huang Huey Sin. This event also helped to showcase the talents of our very own student in the closed categories held in the competition. The event had an astounding number of about 500 participants and 420 matches that were played with immense passion by each and every player, no matter the age.
The MMU Badminton Club team did an amazing job with the decorations around the courts. They build a mural mat out of 22,000 shuttle cocks with a picture of our number 1 Badminton player Dato’ Lee Chong Wei with his famous words “Dare to Win, Dare to Lose”
“Dare to Win, Dare to Lose”
Among the VIP’s that were present were Mr.Fadzli, the Manager of STAD, Mr.Teng Fam Fooi from Fu Yun Fruits Trading, Mr. Neo Choon Boon from Fleet International Holdings, Mr. Jee Kian Siong which is the Badminton Club’s Club Advisor, Mr. Ong from LeCott Sports Enterprise, Ms. Lim Voon Bee from Masmago Fruits & Juice Desserts, Mr. Ng Yong Ching from MyTeksi, Mr. Eric Choo Wei Sern, Ms. Leow Bee Chin from Bee Chin Florists, Ms. Betty Wong from One Star Restaurant.
On the 23rd of April, the first to fourth rounds of the closed categories were held followed by the first and second rounds of the kids and veterans round. On the 24th of April, they held the third and the quarter final rounds for the kids, veterans and closed categories. On the 30th of April they had the first, second, third and quarter final rounds of the open categories. On the final day of the tournament, the semi- finals and finals of all the categories were held as well as the closing ceremony.
The event had 9 categories which were the Men’s singles closed and open, Men’s double closed and open, Women’s singles and double open, Kids singles open, Veteran Doubles open and the Mixed Doubles open. The tournament had not only attracted participants from Malaysia but National Players all the way from India as well! The table below shows few of the prominent players that took part in the tournament.
All in all, the event was awesome which served its purpose as a ground to nurture and showcase the awesome talents that are being brought in our wonderful country.
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